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Aria the OVA: Arietta

Aria the OVA: Arietta

Alternative Titles

Japanese: アリア ジ オーブイエー ~アリエッタ~

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 21, 2007
Duration: 30 min. per episode
Rating: G - All Ages
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.191 (scored by 7502 users)
Ranked: #3262
Popularity: #1708
Members: 16,044
Favorites: 43
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

Popular Tags

comedy sci-fi slice of life

Synopsis

The story of Aria company before the arrival of Akari.

Related Anime

Prequel: Aria the Natural
Sequel: Aria the Origination

Characters & Voice Actors

Florence, Alicia
Florence, Alicia
Main
Ohara, Sayaka
Japanese
Ohara, Sayaka
Spinelli, Elisabetta
Italian
Spinelli, Elisabetta
...
Mizunashi, Akari
Mizunashi, Akari
Main
Hazuki, Erino
Japanese
Hazuki, Erino
Ponticelli, Benedetta
Italian
Ponticelli, Benedetta
...
Pokoteng, Aria
Pokoteng, Aria
Main
Nishimura, Chinami
Japanese
Nishimura, Chinami
Ai
Ai
Supporting
Mizuhashi, Kaori
Japanese
Mizuhashi, Kaori
Clerici, Serena
Italian
Clerici, Serena

Staff

Sato, Junichi
Director, Sound Director, Script, Storyboard
Hazuki, Erino
Theme Song Performance
Kubota, Mina
Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Arrangement
Kitagawa, Katsutoshi
Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Composition



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Dec 21, 2010
KhakiBlueSocks
When I think of the "Aria" series as a whole (Animation, Natural, and Origination), there are certain things I've come to expect:

1. Outstanding Animation with scenes that take your breath away.
2. Memorable and quotable characters that you can't help but root for and can easily relate to.
3. A story that both entertains and satisfies the viewer without leaving a "what the heck" aftertaste in my mouth.

"Arietta" meets all these expectations and then some.

1. The animation as a whole was both familiar and shocking to me. The viewer is still treated to the outstanding visuals that have remained consistent throughout the whole series, read more
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Jul 26, 2009
Archaeon
It's surprising how a single OVA from a well known series can actually serve to improve the entire show and, whilst this is still very much a rarity for most anime, the Aria franchise is, happily, an exception to that rule.

The main reason for this is because episodic shows like Aria have an advantage over other series with continuous plots in that OVAs never seem out of place. However, whilst this may help additional special episodes be accepted as part of the greater story, it does not automatically mean that the OVA will actually be any good. Once more though, Aria delivers in it's own read more
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Jan 26, 2015
Agnedea
"Parting ways is lonely, but it's not something you should be sad about." - Akino "Grandma" Ametsuchi

OVAs are special in a way that they let the series live longer than intended, while also being heavily underrated. Arietta is definitely something that shouldn't be skipped if you're a fan of the Aria series since it gives insight on what the Aria company was like before Akari arrived and how some characters acted before what you're shown in the anime.

The OVA from the very beginning starts off differently from the usual entrance you're given during the usual season. It begins with a dream that will eventually read more
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Jul 23, 2008
GrimaH
Let's dive right into this.

STORY
Compared to the usual stuff from the series, this episode is more relevant to the characters themselves, namely Alicia and Akari, and reveals that Alicia does have her weaknesses (who'd have guessed).
It also hints at what is to eventually come.
For a 30-minute OVA I had the impression it was longer. Not that it's bad - moar Aria is never bad - in fact, it only made the enjoyable experience longer.

ART
The background, CG and animation were just about perfect, but I can't bring myself to like the different drawing style of the character's faces compared to the TV series. The cheeks are read more
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Recommendations

These two series are probably the best OVA's I have ever seen. They both show alot more about the characters and both have incredible music.

Opening Theme

"Nanairo no Sora wo (七色の空を)" by SONOROUS

Ending Theme

"Ashita, Yuugure Made (明日、夕暮れまで)" by Erino Hazuki

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