Aria the Origination: Sono Choppiri Himitsu no Basho ni...

Aria the Origination Episode 5.5: That Little Secret Place…

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Synonyms: Aria the Origination Special, Aria the Origination: In That Secret Little Place..., Aria the Origination Episode 5.5
Japanese: その ちょっぴり秘密の場所に…
English: Aria the Origination Episode 5.5: That Little Secret Place…
French: Aria The Origination: Un Endroit Plus ou Moins Secret
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Type: Special
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 25, 2008
Studios: HAL Film Maker
Source: Manga
Genre: Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Theme: IyashikeiIyashikei
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.961 (scored by 99269,926 users)
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Popularity: #4699
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Special episode based on manga Navigation 39 entitled "The Secret Place". Its action takes place between episodes 5 and 6 of Aria the Origination.

Akari and President Aria take a walk in the eastern part of Neo-Venezia. The are spotted by Akatsuki, who follows them to try to greet Akari. They eventually end up at St Mark's Basilica, where Akari has a secret place, which is discovered by Akatsuki, Aika, and Alice.

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Jun 5, 2009
One of the great things about episodic shows like Aria is that OVAs don't actually seem out of place within the context of the overall story. This special is a great example of this, and a wonderful stand alone tale that actually adds to the overall show, something of an achievement given the glut of OVAs from popular series that are nothing more than filler and fluff. Now one could argue that this OVA is nothing more than fluff, but given the "feelgood" nature of the entire series I found this episode fitted into the world of Aria rather nicely.

The story is very short and ...
Jul 13, 2008
Ah, all the nostalgia is coming back. Good times, good times.

This being a one-episode DVD special, one would think story would be complete filler. But then, this is a slice-of-life show, where things are episodic, and very few plotlines actually last.
Anyhow there isn't much to write about here without giving things away. Suffice to say it's about Akari's secret place.

Worthy of a DVD special. Animation is top notch, the background is as usual gorgeous, detailed and extremely accurate when compared to the real-life counterpart, and there are no errors as far as I've seen.

Exemplary, just like the rest of the Aria series. Every BGM piece ...

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