Ranked #52
Aria (Manga)


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English: Aria
Japanese: アリア


Type: Manga
Volumes: 12
Chapters: 67
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 28, 2002 to Feb 29, 2008
Authors: Amano, Kozue (Story & Art)
Serialization: Comic Blade


Score: 8.681 (scored by 3320 users)
Ranked: #522
Popularity: #382
Members: 8,131
Favorites: 974
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comedy fantasy sci-fi slice of life


On the planet Aqua, a world once known as Mars, Akari Mizunashi has just made her home in the town of Neo-VENEZIA, a futuristic imitation of the ancient city of Venice. The technology of "Man Home" (formerly Earth) has not entirely reached this planet, and Akari is alone, having no contact with family or friends. Nonetheless, the town, with its charming labyrinths of rivers and canals, becomes Akari's new infatuation, along with the dream of becoming a full-fledged gondolier. Reverting to a more "primitive" lifestyle and pursuing a new trade, the character of Akari becomes both adventurous and heartwarming all at once.

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Related Manga

Side story: Aria Special Navigations
Prequel: Aqua
Adaptation: Aria the Origination Special, Aria the Natural, Aria the Natural Special, Aria the Animation, Aria the Origination


Carroll, Alice
 Akira E.
Ferrari, Akira E.
Florence, Alicia
Glory, Athena
 Aika S.
Granzchesta, Aika S.
Mizunashi, Akari
Pokoteng, Aria

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Mar 24, 2010
For the purpose of this review, I’m going to write a review for both people who have watched the Aria anime already, and who have not and are only reading the manga.


Review for those HAVE NOT watched the anime:

Aria is a very nice and relaxing slice of life manga that definitely deserves reading.

One interesting thing about Aria is that it can be a bit hard to recommend to other people. Basically you follow the 3 main characters: Akari Mizunashi, Aika Granzchesta, and Alice Caroll as they work hard to become great undines… which are basically tour gondola rowers.

While that might seem a bit odd, read more
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Jul 22, 2010
Poets and travel agencies abound that describe places as having a character of their own; books and anecdotes aplenty consider cities to be living entities. A place, then, is something that one may get to know better, and something familiar that seems to share - and have a share in - one's own life.
A depiction of little more than the life of characters within their setting, Aria has often been described as being fully character-centric. It is not nearly the only manga to have been given this description, but seldom has it been a more apt one - as long as the reader keeps read more
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Both are the most superb slice-of-life that i have ever read. each manga has its own unique atmosphere and tells you wonderful storys that when they end you fell all fuzzy and warm inside.
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