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Aria the Natural

Aria the Natural

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Aria 2
Japanese: アリア the Natural

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 2006 to Sep 25, 2006
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: G - All Ages
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.361 (scored by 10753 users)
Ranked: #1752
Popularity: #1049
Members: 26,717
Favorites: 355
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Popular Tags

drama sci-fi slice of life

Synopsis

Akari Mizunashi continues her training to become a Prima Undine (a professional tour guide gondolier) along with her friends Aika and Alice in the peaceful city of Neo Venezia. Despite the fact that these three girls are from competing companies, they are constantly together, learning more about how to become better tour guides and more about the mysteries of Neo Venezia.

As the group continues to meet interesting and unforgettable people through their daily routines, they will also come closer to the secrets that make the enigmatic and ever beautiful city of Neo Venezia so warm and alive.

Welcome back to Neo Venezia: the city where miracles can be created by hand.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Related Anime

Adaptation: Aria
Prequel: Aria the Animation
Sequel: Aria the OVA: Arietta
Side story: Aria the Natural Special

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
Sayama, Kiyoko
Episode Director, Storyboard
Hiraike, Yoshimasa
Episode Director, Storyboard, Screenplay
Yamato, Naomichi
Episode Director, Storyboard



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Mar 1, 2014
Xiaraith
One expression: "Embodiment of relaxing happiness".

Welcome back to yet another season of Aria. Never heard of this anime before? To put it bluntly: this whole series marks the pinnacle of entrancing anime Slice of Life.

To follow the anime chronologically, please watch "Natural" only after you’ve finished "Animation", otherwise you might miss out on proper character and world introduction.

Note: Alongside the actual review you will come across some diary entries written by our protagonist Akari in her usual cheerful way. Let them accompany you during your personal gondola travel throughout Neo Venezia as you read this humble examination.


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"Dear Diary, how have you been so far?
You read more
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Mar 17, 2009
Archaeon
The problem with sequels is that they're rarely as good as the original, any show that actually achieves the feat of surpassing the original appears only once in a blue moon. Given that fact, I will freely admit that I approached Aria: the Natural with a certain degree of trepidation, especially as the original series is a favourite of mine.

Thankfully, all of my fears were removed in the gentlest manner possible.

Aria: the Natural continues the tale of Neo Venezia in very much the same manner as the original, except for the fact that this series is twice as long. The story, once more, revolves around read more
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Recommendations

Thoughtful stories aimed at the heart examining small happiness and sorrows in our lives. A tad too "lighthearted" for some, but any story that can warm people's hearts and sometimes bring tears are notable series worth checking out. Absolutely beautiful music and scenery rendered gently makes for a perfect escape for the tired.
My favourite thing about Haibane-Renmei was the world the Haibane lived in. I liked seeing how the people there lived and worked, but felt there wasn't enough attention paid to theirdaily lives or interests. The major frustration I had with the series was that we knew so little of the town's history - its own story. ARIA managed to follow up with that beautifully.

These series are similar not in their mood (Haibane-Renmei is MUCH darker in its plot and development, whereas ARIA stays light throughout) or even their characters, although some similarities are present, but in the introduction of the world that they live.

Opening Theme

#1: "Euphoria (ユーフォリア)" by Makino Yui (eps 1-15,18-26)
#2: "Undine (ウンディーネ)" by Makino Yui (eps 16,17)

Ending Theme

#1: "Natsumachi (夏待ち)" by ROUND TABLE feat. Nino (eps 1-15)
#2: "Smile Again" by Hazuki Erino (eps 16-25)
#3: "Rainbow" by ROUND TABLE feat. Nino (ep 26)

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