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Aria the Animation

Aria the Animation

Alternative Titles

Japanese: アリア The Animation

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2005 to Dec 29, 2005
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: G - All Ages
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.851 (scored by 20494 users)
Ranked: #7482
Popularity: #619
Members: 55,620
Favorites: 895
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

Popular Tags

comedy sci-fi slice of life

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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Episodes

Episodes  0 / 13
Aired  Oct 6, 2005 to Dec 29, 2005
Status  Finished Airing
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Related Anime

Adaptation: Aria, Aqua
Sequel: Aria the Natural

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
Ohara, Sayaka
Japanese
Ohara, 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, Series Composition, Screenplay
Gotou, Keiji
Episode Director, Key Animation
Yoshida, Reiko
Script
Fujisaki, Ayuna
Script



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Apr 25, 2015
PyraXadon
We all live in a very fast paced world. To us humans, time is everything, and every second used is a second that can be used to be more "productive" or "better". Because of this, we become creatures of habit, living cogs that let life fly by us without a moment's thought. We don't really take time to enjoy the smaller things in life, to just sit down, relax, and take in the finer things that can go unnoticed. It is here where we have Aria the Animation, a gem from 2005, and the beginning of the whole Aria series. read more
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Jan 3, 2008
Archaeon
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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Nov 29, 2013
drearyrain
I'd like to start off by saying that Aria the Animation is not the anime for everybody. It's perceived as boring to many people, which is understandable. The is little action here and the plot is somewhat slow and aimless. There's also little moe compared to other slice-of-life anime. I should also mention as this IS set in a utopian society, there won’t be nearly as many sad emotions as happy ones, so those looking for a realistic anime should also not expect to find it here (it’s pretty blissful). However, if you are in the mood to watch something relaxing and heartwarming, this would read more
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Apr 24, 2010
Moonlith
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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Recommendations

Aria and Sketchbook share the slice of life genre. The pace of these two is incredibly slow and they are both very good, especially after a tiring day at work. I also noticed that cats play quite a big role in both of these. Even the company who animated these two is the same. The only major difference between these two would be the sci-fi found in Aria.
reportRecommended by Andu - Add to favorites
Beautiful art, a decorative town with a deep history, a young, eager girl and don't forget some soothing, wonderful music.
Both Tamayura and Aria are cute, slow paced slice of life animes. They're both about a group of girls doing their everyday things, if you like slice of life these are excellent for you.
These shows also have same director, Junichi Satou, wich might be the reason for the similar feeling they have.

Aria the Animation has just a bit some fantasy & sci-fi shades, when Tamayura is slightly more realistic, but both of these are really enjoyable and relaxing shows, so if you liked the other the other might be just perfect for you.
The atmosphere, the background music, and more!
reportRecommended by gioss - Add to favorites
A slow and gentle progression, showing a different world, the different people that live there and their various occupations, while the involved characters grow and learn about life.
Both are relaxed and peaceful Slice of life series.

Opening Theme

"Undine (ウンディーネ)" by Makino Yui

Ending Theme

"Rainbow" by ROUND TABLE feat. Nino

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