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Aria The Animation


Alternative Titles

English: Aria the Animation
Japanese: ARIA The ANIMATION

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2005 to Dec 29, 2005
Premiered: Fall 2005
Broadcast: Thursdays at 01:30 (JST)
Producers: None found, add some
Studios: Hal Film Maker
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages

Statistics

Score: 7.811 (scored by 24,125 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #8062
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #719
Members: 69,294
Favorites: 1,150
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Ranked #806Popularity #719Members 69,294
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Episodes: /13

Synopsis

Drift peacefully into Neo Venezia, a city on the planet Aqua (formerly known as Mars). By the 24th century, humans have found a way to colonize the previously uninhabitable planet. As futuristic as that sounds, Neo Venezia is still teeming with rustic beauty; gondolas on wide canals and waterways are the main mode of transportation. The city itself is a faithful replication of Manhome's (the planet formerly known as Earth) Venice.

To make sure that residents and tourists alike get the most from Neo Venezia's many wonders, companies offering guided tours via gondola were formed, one of which is named Aria Company.

This is the workplace of Akari Mizunashi, a free spirited teenager from Manhome who is now a novice Undine (the title given to tour guides). Join Akari as she becomes intimately acquainted with other Undine, tourists, Neo Venezia's residents, and even the city itself, learning many valuable life lessons along the way, such as the wonderful truth that there are such things as manmade miracles.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Mizunashi, Akari
Mizunashi, Akari
Main
Hazuki, Erino
Japanese
Hazuki, Erino
Carroll, Alice
Carroll, Alice
Main
Hirohashi, Ryou
Japanese
Hirohashi, Ryou
Florence, Alicia
Florence, Alicia
Main
Ohara, Sayaka
Japanese
Ohara, Sayaka
Granzchesta, Aika S.
Granzchesta, Aika S.
Main
Saito, Chiwa
Japanese
Saito, Chiwa

Staff

Satou, Junichi
Satou, Junichi
Director, Sound Director, Storyboard, Series Composition, Screenplay
Gotou, Keiji
Gotou, Keiji
Episode Director, Key Animation
Fuseki, Kazunobu
Fuseki, Kazunobu
Episode Director, Storyboard, Assistant Director
Yoshida, Reiko
Yoshida, Reiko
Script


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"Undine (ウンディーネ)" by Yui Makino

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"Rainbow" by ROUND TABLE feat. Nino



More reviewsReviews

Archaeon
Jan 3, 2008
I'm quite surprised that no one's actually written a review for this yet.

I have to admit that I wasn't sure what to expect from this show. The synopsis didn't really give any clues as to what I should expect, and that is probably the best thing about it - it isn't quite what you expect.

The story takes place on what used to be Mars (the first thing I didn't expect), in a place called Neo-Venzia (New Venice), and is about a girl training to be an Undine (the story uses the term to refer to a female gondolier rather than a water spirit). The read more
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Moonlith
Apr 24, 2010
I stumbled upon Aria years ago when reading a review about the manga and made a mental note to check it out later. Positively drawn in by Kozue Amano's original work, I soon picked up the anime as well. For a reason I still can't recall I dropped the show nearly three years ago, and it wasn't until just recently that I finished what I started back then. And though not much had changed for either better or worse from what I remembered, I'm glad I did so.

Aria the Animation is not for you, who prefers a clear cut and classically constructed storyline that moves read more
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Nervin
Nov 24, 2015
Slice of life anime are difficult to represent to audiences in an entertaining manner without being a boring spectacle; that's why most of these have dramatic or romantic elements, or a lot of fanservice in them in order to be appealing to the viewer. But then there is Aria: The Animation, a slice of life in its purest form, that proves that such type of anime doesn't need any of the above to be succesful. Having dived in without any expectations whatsoever, I was pleasantly surprised: it was proven how wonderful and relaxing such a simple anime can be.

~Story~

The premise of Aria: The Animation is read more
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outlaw98
Feb 12, 2009
I'M SORRY TO ALL YOU FANS OF ARIA BUT I FELT SOMEONE NEEDED TO GIVE TO OPPOSING PERSPECTIVE.

I know a lot of people love this anime, but I just couldn't bring myself to like it. I gave it about 6 episodes to get good but nothing.

Story - Um... what story? This show is a show about nothing, and not in the funny Seinfeld way. Nothing really happens from what I saw. Each episode has some type of strife occur, but there is no antagonist or villain of the sort. I'm kind of confused as to why it is so beloved. But to be fair you read more
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