Aria the OVA: Arietta

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English: Aria the OVA: Arietta
Japanese: ARIA The OVA ~ARIETTA~ (アリア ジ オーブイエー ~アリエッタ~)


Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 21, 2007
Producers: TV Tokyo, Shochiku
Studios: Hal Film Maker
Source: Manga
Genres: FantasyFantasy, Sci-FiSci-Fi, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 30 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 8.021 (scored by 1471314,713 users)
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Ranked: #5182
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Popularity: #3096
Members: 33,176
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Akari Mizunashi dreams of life after attaining her goal of becoming a Prima Undine, but upon waking realizes that she might not actually have the confidence to run Aria Company on her own. Wary of the future, she seeks advice from her mentor Alicia Florence—one of the three great "Water Fairies" of Neo-Venezia.

Much to Akari's surprise, Alicia reveals her own struggles of the past, but also shares the steps she took in overcoming her self-doubt of running the company and taking on an apprentice. Finding solace in her teacher's words, Akari prepares to embrace whatever trials she must overcome on her path toward achieving her dreams.

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Satou, Junichi
Director, Sound Director, Script, Storyboard
Hazuki, Erino
Theme Song Performance
Kubota, Mina
Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Arrangement
Kitagawa, Katsutoshi
Theme Song Arrangement, Theme Song Composition


Opening Theme

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Nanairo no Sora wo (七色の空を) by SONOROUS

Ending Theme

Ashita, Yuugure Made (明日、夕暮れまで) by Erino Hazuki

Jul 26, 2009
Archaeon (All reviews)
It's surprising how a single OVA from a well known series can actually serve to improve the entire show and, whilst this is still very much a rarity for most anime, the Aria franchise is, happily, an exception to that rule.

The main reason for this is because episodic shows like Aria have an advantage over other series with continuous plots in that OVAs never seem out of place. However, whilst this may help additional special episodes be accepted as part of the greater story, it does not automatically mean that the OVA will actually be any good. Once more though, Aria delivers in it's own read more
Dec 21, 2010
KhakiBlueSocks (All reviews)
When I think of the "Aria" series as a whole (Animation, Natural, and Origination), there are certain things I've come to expect:

1. Outstanding Animation with scenes that take your breath away.
2. Memorable and quotable characters that you can't help but root for and can easily relate to.
3. A story that both entertains and satisfies the viewer without leaving a "what the heck" aftertaste in my mouth.

"Arietta" meets all these expectations and then some.

1. The animation as a whole was both familiar and shocking to me. The viewer is still treated to the outstanding visuals that have remained consistent throughout the whole series, read more
Feb 16, 2009
mcjazzman32 (All reviews)
MOD EDIT: Review contains spoilers

I am so thankful for this OVA. While the last episode of Origination was utterly fantastic and had me on the brink of tears, this truly helped give me closure from the depression I felt immediately after finishing this incredible series – an extreme feeling of loss. I think one of the only problems I had with Aria as a series (and trust me when I say, it’s a very small problem) it’s that Alicia seemed TOO perfect, to the point where she was almost detached from everyone else.

In every episode, she never showed fear or anxiety, anger or pain. And read more
Jul 23, 2008
GrimaH (All reviews)
Let's dive right into this.

Compared to the usual stuff from the series, this episode is more relevant to the characters themselves, namely Alicia and Akari, and reveals that Alicia does have her weaknesses (who'd have guessed).
It also hints at what is to eventually come.
For a 30-minute OVA I had the impression it was longer. Not that it's bad - moar Aria is never bad - in fact, it only made the enjoyable experience longer.

The background, CG and animation were just about perfect, but I can't bring myself to like the different drawing style of the character's faces compared to the TV series. The cheeks are read more

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