English: Aria the Scarlet Ammo
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 15, 2011 to Jul 1, 2011
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 7.211 (scored by 54510 users)
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SynopsisKinji 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.
Related AnimeAdaptation: Hidan no Aria
Sequel: Hidan no Aria Special
Characters & Voice Actors
Not the best anime, but Hidan No Aria was to me an enjoyable one, and since it is highly criticized, I decided to write a review.
The background of the story is attractive, I mean, studying in order to be able to fight criminals sounds nice, and it leads to some nice action scenes. Although the plot isnt that convincing, it is not a boring one. The beginning of the scenario is a commonplace, it starts with a highschool student, at the beginning of yet another year. The highschool not being seen as a true highschool, it can help to forget the number of anime possibily seen starting like this.
As for the art, it is a recent anime, so it is pretty good overall. For the soundtracks, the openingending, I found them pretty catchy (the singer for the opening is May'n, also known for the opening of Accel World), especially the opening.
And now, the part that contributes the most (as well as the storyline) to Hidan No Aria's bad reception, the characters. Basically, the story revolves around two main characters, one guy (Kinji) and one girl (Aria), a tsundere. Obviously people who dislike the basic concept of tsunderes will probably dislike this anime, since there is a non negligeable part of it around her. She has everything to fits the cliche, she is even voiced by Rie Kugimiya, so your point of view will also depends if you got bored of her tsundere voice or not. Kinji, on the other hand, is less of a stereotype, and is entertaining to watch. He displays ... quite a unique trait.
So, overall, this anime is more of a good distraction than a breathtaking anime, but still, isn't that the point of animes? From my point of view, if you are fine with tsundere/gun or sword fighting, give it a try, in the worst case you'd lose an hour or so. read more
Putting any kind of gimmick into your average action show with romantic comedy has been a staple of tradition for quite some time. Some succeed, and some don’t. Which, in most cases, don’t work because of the fact that it is nothing more than gimmick in hindsight. So what better way than to plaster guns into your generic romantic comedy in the title and artwork and pray that action fanatics might have some slight interest. Look no further than Aria the Scarlett, or Hidan no Aria as I prefer to call it, to fill in another entry in the bad category.
Nevertheless, it is not necessarily the very low point of the spectrum in the category. For all I know, there is some obvious intentions on becoming a straight up action show and it definitely succeeds somewhat in that department. Evidently, there are some impossible logic drops scattered throughout most of the action, but for a show that is this inept plot-wise, there isn’t really any reason to bash it any further for that reason. It wants its action to be flashy and fast-paced, so by those standards there are plenty of interesting conceptual scenarios they put into them.
Like any show that stars Rie Kugimiya as the main heroine, and a tsundere non-surprising, there is bound to be light-hearted comedy thrown in for good measure. Now when I mention “good measure,” I mean that in a haphazard way. When the comedy is good in Hidan no Aria, it is nicely put together and hilarious to watch Aria’s reactions to anything lewd. But man, when the jokes do not work, they fucking die horribly. It’s not the fact the jokes themselves aren’t humorous, but the way they pace it together feels dragged out far too long than it needed to be. There’s even one instance where Aria calls Kinji a baka repeatedly for almost 8 seconds and becomes tedious to experience.
These comedic interactions also falter from the fact that most of the characters are essentially just cardboard cut-out characters of different stereotypes and adds nothing significant to them. All that we can really remember about them is the typical gags that were written for them. Shirayuki is the creepy childhood friend who has an intense crush on Kinji and always gets jealous whenever a girl is close to him. Then there is Riko Mine, who somehow has an attraction towards Kinji that is never given much context as to why she wants him to begin with. Truly no amount of layers upon layers of depth could be seen in any of them because of this fatal flaw. If you want to show these girls in these positions, that is perfectly fine, but don’t expect someone to actually latch onto them for just those assets.
I’d put some forward analysis on our male protagonist, Kinji Tooyama, only because there is something that needs to be said about protagonists that are typically written in these types of shows. We’re all familiar with the general romantic comedy protagonist who gets flustered and becomes idiotic because of it. It is a redundant trope that we have gotten used to over the years; except with Kinji, he is not a character that possesses this trope. You’d think that would lead to him being likable, right? Well, the answer to that is yes and no. In that, there’s nothing really to him that makes him inherently riveting to watch in guiding through the plot, what little there is to begin with. Just like the main female cast, all we’re really shown about him is what his role is to the story and nothing else.
Usually I’d like to start off with talking about a show’s plot in the first paragraph, but for Hidan no Aria’s sake, I won’t even give it a time of day for that honor. Not only that but it almost seemed as though plot was very second nature to the show’s intentions. Even though it seemed like it wanted to based on how it tried to put in a serious tone in what seemed to have been a plot. It provides very few attempts to weave in a story that is not only uninteresting but also difficult to follow because of the bad transitions to mindless comedic moments.
With Rie Kugimiya on board with a main project, it’s always apparent to at least talk about the voice acting in the show she appears in. However, Aria is not one of the big highlights of her career. I say this from someone who may not be a huge fan, but I at least respect her range and energy she puts into her roles. It’s one of her roles where if you absolutely can’t stand her voice, Aria will definitely not turn you into a new convert for her fanbase. Her iconic “baka” is probably the most thrown out in this show more than any other show she’s been in, so that right there should signify whether you want to stomach through that or not.
No expectations were any higher than medium from me when I was going into Hidan no Aria, but I was surprised to say that its negatives don’t overshadow the positives too much. That, however, can’t make it a recommendation by any stretch. It won’t appeal to the people who want to have an insightful anime watching experience, obviously. But for the action loving crowd at large, it’s not going to be an easy sell. If you think you can handle the screaming “baka” lines repeatedly and the other nauseating character interactions, by all means try; just don’t expect much.
Grade: C- read more
They both have the "boy-meet-girl" trend. They both feature a tsudere, shorty, and powerful (in terms of battles) character voiced by Rie Kugimiya. Both produced by J.C. Staff.
I bet you love watching the same anime twice, right? Right. I bet you love watching the same anime twice, except the second anime is 11 episodes shorter and even more poorly written right? Right. I bet you :love: when a studio releases the same anime under the title of another, waters it down, and deconstructs the already poorly crafted characters they had to begin with to create more profit with minimum effort right? RIGHT.
If you hate one series, then be prepared because you'll hate the other too! The cliches and uncreative writing will be sure to impress you to a new level of rage. How does J.C. manage to keep churning out the same anime? Just... how?
The female leads in both of these shows are almost exactly the same. Both shows have a couple of girls around the main lead, although it's obvious who is going to win. Both anime revolve around the main female and male fighting together. The main male character is quite a bit better in Hidan no Aria than in Shakugan no Shana, in my opinion.
its so painfully obvious that these two are similar in every way possible.
Same type of 'Tsundere' female lead
A lot of action involved in the two. Both has really fiesty yet cute Tsundere girls in them. If you are looking for some action combined with romance,comedy or maybe even moe,this anime may be a good choice for you.
Shakugan no Shana, Zero no Tsukaima, Hidan no Aria, and Toradora are exactly the same. character wise.
Louise, Shana, Aria, and Taiga are all girls with a petite figure but are set on making the male protagonist, Saito, Yuji, Kinji, and Ryuji their 'slave'.
Hidan no Aria and Shakugan no Shana both involve fighting and missions.
Toradora and Zero no Tsukaima both are more focused on school life and shoujo. However, I am sure, you will find that ALL of them are the same because of the protagonist, and all four anime are INCREDIBLY AMAZING.
It's a similar story line, Aria has the same personality as Shana. So Hidan no Aria is pretty much Shakugan no Shana with guns, but is shorter.
-Both heroines are tsundere and have same seiyuu
-Both heroines are using katana ^-^
-And both heroines have a favourite food
Both are the same—a sword wielding tsundere girl comes outta nowhere and messes up the main guy's life. Romance blossoms~
in both main female lead are tsundere type :) ,
both tell a story of a high school boy who get in to a weird
mysterious journey after following a gir with special powers,
in both main male lead have some mysterious power source,
both series contain Harem/Action/Comedy/Ecchi scenes mixing with
shounen and school life settings.
in both the 2 leading characters get hidden feelings for each other,
in both the main male lead surrounding by other girls love which make the female
Both are by JC staff and have a tsundere lead with the same voice actor. They also have quite a bit of action.
Whenever there is trouble around the city, someone needs to stop their ambitions. It follows two characters; one who is a stubborn/tsundere personality who takes on the fighting most of the time, while the other, a male character, is basically their partner. Their goal is stopping people from either world domination, or monsters that are attacking people. Has a good variety of action, comedy, and romance.
Shana is a supernatural show that Flame Hazes are present to fight monsters. Aria uses guns to battle off other people.
Both main heroines are similar in almost every way. Both are "boy meets girl suddenly and become close" types of animes. Great either way No Shana is longer but they are both really good animes.
The guy in both Anime is accused of being a pervert when he really isn't one or isn't intentionally trying to perv. As for the main female character, she easily becomes jealous, she has a temper and has issues of some kind.
in first place I think in a "shakugan no shana" based anime, the story for some reason remember me that.
but I knew there is another anime with a tsundere character, and a slave-boy-situation. fortunately, there is a difference, boy is not who appear suddenly in another world... just the girl, and both are from the same world (I think).
Both female leads have the same actitude, The male leads are also similar in some ways, Zero no Tsukaima is based on magic instead of guns
Zero no Tsukaima and Hidan no Aria are not similar in period but have others similarities like : Seiyuu Rie Kugimiya as a pink-haired tsundere, a devoted slave and to finish .. all other girls have huge breasts.
They both feature a pink haired Kugimiya voiced loli tsundere, who calls the main protagonist her slave. The settings are very different but the character relationships are essentially the same, the tsunderes being so similar you'll think they're the same person.
Same type of 'Tsundere' female lead
Both animes revolve around a girl and a guy protagonist.
The girl, Aria, has dubbed the guy, Kinji, her slave.
This also leads to them doing missions, it is extremely similar to The Familiar of Zero.
Except they have guns.
both are by JC staff and have a tsundere lead with the same voice actor., they also have quite a bit of action.
Both are harem anime , and the female lead are both Tsundere.
Opening Theme"Scarlet Ballet" by May'n
Ending Theme"Kameria no Hitomi (カメリアの瞳)" by Aiko Nakano
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