Aria the Origination

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Synonyms: Aria Season 3
English: Aria the Origination
Spanish: Aria The Origination
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 8, 2008 to Apr 1, 2008
Premiered: Winter 2008
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 02:00 (JST)
Studios: Hal Film Maker
Source: Manga
Genres: FantasyFantasy, Sci-FiSci-Fi, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Theme: IyashikeiIyashikei
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 8.481 (scored by 3148231,482 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #1392
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1698
Members: 126,642
Favorites: 4,109

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In the 24th century on the planet Aqua, three girls—Akari Mizunashi, Alice Carroll, and Aika S. Granzchesta—continue to work hard toward achieving their goal of becoming Prima Undines: professional tour guide gondoliers. Luckily, the girls have the guidance of the three best Prima Undines in Neo-Venezia—Alicia Florence, Athena Glory, and Akira E. Ferrari—who are known as the "Water Fairies" in honor of their skill. With their help, the young apprentices train hard and work to overcome any situations that they find themselves in.

Aria The Origination follows the hardships and daily lives of these three young girls, who are doing their best to improve as tour gondoliers in Neo-Venezia, a terraformed replica of Venice.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Satou, Junichi
Director, Sound Director, Storyboard
Fuseki, Kazunobu
Episode Director, Script


Opening Theme

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"Spirale (スピラーレ)" by Yui Makino

Ending Theme

1: "Kin no Nami Sen no Nami (金の波 千の波)" by Akino Arai (eps 1-12)
2: "Undine (ウンディーネ)" by Yui Makino (eps 13)


Mar 24, 2009
The conclusion to the Aria series is an ever so subtle departure from the previous two, however there is a very good reason why this is the case. As many people have already stated, in order to fully appreciate Origination, one should really watch The Animation and The Natural first (and preferably in that order as well). What people don't really go into is why this should be the case with what is purely an episodic, slice-of-life series (I'll get to this in a bit though).

The story continues in much the same fashion as the first two series, dealing as it does with the daily ...
Jun 23, 2014
Mixed Feelings
All things eventually have to end, especially with series that have left a mark on many people. One series that has cemented itself as the king of accomplishing this for many is the Aria series. What many consider the series’s magnum opus, Aria the Origination is the last chapter in the anime adaptation of the beloved manga. As you might figure out, it is just about as glamoured with gorgeous music, cheerful characters, and dramatic optimism as one can handle. Despite all of the beautiful aspects of the series, there’s still that one question that has bugged me each season: Why am I not smiling?

Before ...
Jan 21, 2011
Preliminary (2/13 eps)
Didnot like this. Probably the only one who ever got recommended this and tried it. Now there needs to be a review that fell asleep during the show. Am sure after 2 eps. I am not a fan of Aria series. The recommendation came from a top list. Aria the Animation reviews are probably better.

Cats very ugly. Show is all about the slice of life without even comedy thrown in. There are more exciting types of work. Lots a cuteness though. Seems to be the main focus in fact. That and ppl being nice to each other. And how awesome they are. Infact ...

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