Ranked #40

Aria The Origination

Alternative Titles

English: Aria the Origination


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 8, 2008 to Apr 1, 2008
Premiered: Winter 2008
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 02:00 (JST)
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Right Stuf
Studios: Hal Film Maker
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 8.691 (scored by 12,895 users)
Ranked: #402
Popularity: #966
Members: 46,388
Favorites: 2,244
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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Mizunashi, Akari
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Hazuki, Erino
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Carroll, Alice
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Hirohashi, Ryou
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Florence, Alicia
Florence, Alicia
Ohara, Sayaka
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Granzchesta, Aika S.
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Saito, Chiwa
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Sato, Junichi
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Director, Sound Director, Storyboard
Fuseki, Kazunobu
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Episode Director, Script
Urahata, Tatsuhiko
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Fujisaki, Ayuna
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More episodes Episodes(13/13)

Episode Title Aired
1 That Imminent Spring Breeze...
Sono Yagate Otozureru Haru no Kaze ni... (その やがて訪れる春の風に...)
Jan 8, 2008
2 That Smiling Customer...
Sono Egao no Okyakusama wa... (その 笑顔のお客さまは...)
Jan 15, 2008
3 Those Feelings Within...
Sono Komerareta Omoi wo... (その こめられた想いを...)
Jan 22, 2008
4 Those Who Aim for Tomorrow...
Sono Ashita o Mezasu Monotachi wa... (その 明日を目指すものたちは...)
Jan 29, 2008
5 That Keepsake Clover...
Sono Omoide no Clover wa... (そのおもいでのクローバーは...)
Feb 6, 2008

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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Mar 24, 2009
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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Apr 3, 2008
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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Jul 6, 2015
This is my first review; and what better series to review than the glorious Aria the Origination.

Intro: This is what I've been looking for all along.This is the reason why I have been spending countless hours experiencing many different stories, encompassing so many different themes while simultaneously being sucked into an abundance of worlds. There is a saying that goes as such: "A good life is a collection of happy moments". This is exactly what this anime was to me. It taught me, along with many others, to appreciate life, and how incredible it truly is.

Story: The third and final season of Aria didn't read more
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Jun 23, 2014
All things eventually have to come to an end, especially with series that have left a mark on many people. One series that has cemented itself as the king of accomplishing this for many is the Aria series. What many consider to be the series’s magnum opus, Aria the Origination, is the last chapter in the anime adaptation of the beloved manga. As you might figure out, it is just about as glamoured with gorgeous music, cheerful characters, and melodramatic optimism as one can handle. Despite all of the beautiful aspects of this show, and the series as a whole, there’s still that one read more
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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 
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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. 
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