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Hidan no Aria

Alternative Titles

English: Aria the Scarlet Ammo
Japanese: 緋弾のアリア


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 15, 2011 to Jul 1, 2011
Premiered: Spring 2011
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Light novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #26002
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Kinji is a junior at a high school for mercenaries. He just wants to be normal, but his secret condition—he turns into an ace killer when he's turned on by the female form—triggers a fiery transfer student's unrelenting desire to make him her partner.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kanzaki, Aria Holmes
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Kugimiya, Rie
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Tooyama, Kinji
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Majima, Junji
Majima, Junji
Mine, Riko
Mine, Riko
Ise, Mariya
Ise, Mariya
Hotogi, Shirayuki
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Takahashi, Mikako
Takahashi, Mikako


Nozaki, Keiichi
Nozaki, Keiichi
Watanabe, Takashi
Watanabe, Takashi
Director, Storyboard
Aketagawa, Jin
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Suzuki, Youhei
Suzuki, Youhei
Episode Director, Storyboard

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Opening Theme

"Scarlet Ballet" by May'n

Ending Theme

"Camellia no Hitomi (カメリアの瞳)" by Aiko Nakano

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Nov 21, 2015
Hidan no Aria is an action/harem about a guy with a split personality in a high school meant to train mercenaries that are for some reason called detectives. The series is hard to judge as on one end (character development) it sticks strictly to the books while on another end (plot/setting) it is so radically implausible that it is hilarious.

I found the series fairly average though your mileage will vary. There's some decent action sequences and a bit of ecchi. The harem aspect isn't too terribly strong and the plot continuity breaks apart towards the end of the series. If girls and guns (or Rie read more
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Jul 4, 2011
I really am trying to not become one of those cynical anime watchers who think the best has already come and never will again, but you’re really trying my resolve this year Japan. Hidan no Aria was a show that for whatever reason I had a great deal of excitement and anticipation for. I was won over by the early pre-production artwork without knowing really anything at all about what it was going to be about or the source materials. When I learned the seiyuu cast and the plot synopsis I was pretty sure what I was going to be in store read more
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Jul 2, 2011
There was a time when I, too, had faith in J.C. Staff. I still do, actually. I’m stubborn. But try as I might to cling fondly to the days gone by, to classics like Azumanga Daioh and Excel Saga, even guilty pleasures like Shakugan no Shana, it seems that J.C. Staff is relentless in their efforts to drive me away. An admirable mission, that.

So here is Hidan no Aria. I’ll confess. I was excited. I have a soft spot for action harems, loathe though I am to admit it. I’m one of the last cynics in anime fandom who doesn’t completely loathe Rie Kugimiya (she’s read more
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Apr 15, 2011
This review for Hidan no Aria, or better known by its proper title, “ToraDora! Season 3”, will be based on opinions made after viewing episode one, as well as a brief summary of the first episode to be a little enlightening to those who may show interest.

TrDr!S3 takes place directly after the end of season one, when Ryuji and Taiga have reunited. They are now attending a school that teaches you how to be a child soldier, kind of like those kids in Somalia. Apparently they thought that was a good idea. It starts off with Ryuji being stalked by some girl who gave him read more
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Both female leads are tsunderes. The female and male leads in both of these anime have the same seiyuus. Basically, Hidan no Aria (Aria the Scarlet Ammo) is Toradora with guns. 
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Kinda similar in some ways:
includes some sort of relationship with boys and girls carrying out a gun in school grounds and fighting against one another for some certain reasons. It's comedy and enjoyable to watch! Great animations as well 
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Both have:

- Have a task of protecting the city or eliminating the threat.
- Fight with guns, katana, sniper and etc.
- Similarities character:

Tooyama Kinji = Satomi Rentarou
Kanzaki Aria = Aihara Enju
Hotogi Shirayuki = Tendou Kisara
Reki = Tina Sprout
Mine Riko = Shiba Miori

- Each anime have some great action and fight scene.
- Each both main character have a female partner loli pink hair ponytails. (Kinji x Aria, Rentarou x Enju) 
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