Ranked #185

Aria The Natural

Alternative Titles

English: Aria the Natural
Synonyms: Aria 2
Japanese: ARIA The NATURAL


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 2006 to Sep 25, 2006
Premiered: Spring 2006
Broadcast: Mondays at 01:00 (JST)
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.341 (scored by 12,972 users)
Ranked: #1852
Popularity: #1203
Members: 33,182
Favorites: 430
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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]


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Characters & Voice Actors

Mizunashi, Akari
Mizunashi, Akari
Hazuki, Erino
Hazuki, Erino
Carroll, Alice
Carroll, Alice
Hirohashi, Ryou
Hirohashi, Ryou
Florence, Alicia
Florence, Alicia
Ohara, Sayaka
Ohara, Sayaka
Granzchesta, Aika S.
Granzchesta, Aika S.
Saito, Chiwa
Saito, Chiwa


Sato, Junichi
Sato, Junichi
Director, Sound Director, Storyboard
Sayama, Kiyoko
Sayama, Kiyoko
Episode Director, Storyboard
Asai, Yoshiyuki
Asai, Yoshiyuki
Episode Director
Hiraike, Yoshimasa
Hiraike, Yoshimasa
Episode Director, Storyboard, Screenplay

More episodes Episodes(26/26)

# Episode Title Aired
1 That Encounter At The Carnival...
Sono Carnivale no Deai wa... (その カーニバルの出逢いは...)
Apr 2, 2006
2 Looking For That Treasure...
Sono Takaramono wo Sagashite... (その 宝物をさがして...)
Apr 9, 2006
3 The Night Of the Meteor Shower ...
Sono Ryuuseigun no Yoru ni... (その 流星群の夜に...)
Apr 16, 2006
4 That Neo-Venezia-Colored Heart...
Sono Neo-Venezia-iro no Kokoro wa... (その ネオ·ヴェネツィア色の心は...)
Apr 23, 2006
5 The Wonder Of That Rainy Day... / The Discoveries On That Spring Day...
Sono Ame no Hi no Suteki wa... / Sono Haru ni Mitsuketa Mono wa... (その 雨の日の素敵は... / その 春にみつけたものは...)
Apr 30, 2006

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)

Write a review | More reviewsReviews

Mar 1, 2014
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.

"Dear Diary, how have you been so read more
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Mar 17, 2009
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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Feb 22, 2015
(This has been adapted from my reddit thread)

It's strange to think about everything that has gone on in one's life to get to this specific moment. The people one has seen, the events one has experienced, and the magical moments one has witnessed all culminate into a single, solitary point in time. These various encounters seem miniscule and largely unrelated. But if one looks at the bigger picture, it's easy to see that these tiny dots form quite the beautiful image. Such is the case with Aria the Natural and most of what it has to offer.


Aria the Natural begins where its previous season, Aria read more
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Aug 30, 2015
(This is a spoiler-free review adapted for this site)

[Synopsis]: In the city of Neo-Venezia on the planet Aqua, once known as Mars before being terraformed, Mizunashi Akari (Hazuki, Erino) works as an Undine under the Aria Company – a professional gondolier who ferries the citizens of Neo-Venezia as well as tourists through the city’s many waterways. Though only a fledgling Undine, Akari and her friends Aika (Saito, Chiwa) and Alice (Hirohashi, Ryou) have high aspirations of one day becoming as accomplished as their respective teachers, known as the Three Water Fairies of Neo-Venezia. Aria The Natural takes off right where Aria The Animation left read more
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