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Aria the Origination

Aria the Origination

Alternative Titles

Japanese: アリア ジ・オリジネーション

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 8, 2008 to Apr 1, 2008
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: G - All Ages
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.721 (scored by 9372 users)
Ranked: #372
Popularity: #827
Members: 30,102
Favorites: 1,524
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

comedy sci-fi slice of life

Synopsis

In Neo Venezia, Akari, Aika, and Alice continue to work diligently toward the day they become full-fledged Prima Undine (a professional tour guide gondolier). The girls have come far since they began their training, and they are slowly forming their own distinctive styles as tour guides for the city.

On the long journey towards their goal, the girls have relied on the advice of their seniors from their respective companies: the patient and understanding Alicia from Aria Company, the strict and proper Akira from Himeya Company, and the clumsy yet caring Athena from Orange Planet Company.

Will the girls be able to blend the advice from their mentors with their personally acquired knowledge of Neo Venezia to become praiseworthy Prima Undines?

Welcome once more to Neo Venezia; the city that personifies warmth and tranquility.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Related Anime

Adaptation: Aria
Prequel: Aria the OVA: Arietta
Side story: Aria the Origination Special, Aria the Origination Picture Drama

Characters & Voice Actors

Carroll, Alice
Carroll, Alice
Main
Hirohashi, Ryou
Japanese
Hirohashi, Ryou
Di Pisa, Loretta
Italian
Di Pisa, Loretta
...
Ferrari, Akira E.
Ferrari, Akira E.
Main
Minagawa, Junko
Japanese
Minagawa, Junko
Massironi, Cinzia
Italian
Massironi, Cinzia
...
Florence, Alicia
Florence, Alicia
Main
Oohara, Sayaka
Japanese
Oohara, Sayaka
Spinelli, Elisabetta
Italian
Spinelli, Elisabetta
...
Glory, Athena
Glory, Athena
Main
Kawakami, Tomoko
Japanese
Kawakami, Tomoko
Brambilla, Laura
Italian
Brambilla, Laura
...

Staff

Sato, Junichi
Director, Sound Director, Storyboard
Fujisaki, Ayuna
Script
Urahata, Tatsuhiko
Script
Kubota, Mina
Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Composition



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Apr 3, 2008
Ladholyman
All good things must end, as the saying goes.

All good things must end.

Man, I hate that saying. I hate it for how true it is. Kozue Amano, why couldn't you keep it going? Did you run out of ideas? Was five and a half years enough? Did you already plan this out? Wait, what am I saying? Of course you planned it out. Month after month, you crafted chapter after chapter of this masterpiece.

Jyunichi Sato, thank you for taking this work and running with it. For three separate seasons, each one improving on the last, you dealt the manga justice. You even added a new read more
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Mar 24, 2009
Archaeon
The conclusion to the Aria series is an ever so subtle departure from the previous two, however there is a very good reason why this is the case. As many people have already stated, in order to fully appreciate Origination, one should really watch The Animation and The Natural first (and preferably in that order as well). What people don't really go into is why this should be the case with what is purely an episodic, slice-of-life series (I'll get to this in a bit though).

The story continues in much the same fashion as the first two series, dealing as it does with the daily read more
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Recommendations

although in the exterior they look very different,Aria and Clannad are quite simmilar

Both of them give the viewer that heartwarming feeling after watching an episode.
Also both of them teach the viewer morals through the storyline.

Aria is anyway much more less dramatic,because while Clannad can be very tense at times,Aria is always laid back and relaxing...

anyway,these 2 animes are both a must watch,especially for the comedy/slice of life fans out there
As for now those are two series which are most similar (yes I'm counting also OVA)
both fluffy and warm slice of life, with slow tempo and nice scenery
also I've choosen Orgination as both of them show main character developing and changing.

Opening Theme

"Spirale (スピラーレ)" by Yui Makino

Ending Theme

#1 "Kin no Nami Sen no Nami (金の波 千の波)" by Akino Arai (eps 1-12)
#2: "Undine (ウンディーネ)" by Makino Yui (ep 13)

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