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Hidan no Aria

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
Genres: Action, Comedy
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #25712
Popularity: #240
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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.

(Source: FUNimation)


Episodes  0 / 12
Aired  Apr 15, 2011 to Jul 1, 2011
Status  Finished Airing
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Related Anime

Adaptation: Hidan no Aria
Sequel: Hidan no Aria Special
Alternative version: Hidan no Aria AA

Characters & Voice Actors

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


Nozaki, Keiichi
Watanabe, Takashi
Director, Storyboard
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Jinbo, Masato
Episode Director

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Nov 14, 2013
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 read more
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Jan 16, 2014
If they decide to make a 2º season (they should, because the 1º season has lots of material to make a 2º) I think it will have some development on the romance area.

But still, I shall say this anime was entertaining, was it worth watching? Yes, because 12 episodes isn't that much, and the anime has its original side. Famous people references, gun / swords fight, great art and motion.

But for me, a LovCom fan, I still enjoyed the anime, but was a bit sad at the ending, because the ending its like: "Wait for the 2º Season"

Story 8/10: The Story...a School for 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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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. 
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. 
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. 
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 
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) 
The guys in the Anime happen to be a special person who is allowed to go to a special school. There are harems involved, plenty of action and crazy chaos. 

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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