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 3116431,164 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #1342
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1682
Members: 125,521
Favorites: 4,091

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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)


Aug 1, 2022
(P.S. This is my first review, don't be too harsh on me)

In simple words, Aria is an anime series about life. I had fallen in love with Animation and Natural, and seeing that Origination had a significantly higher score and number of favorites, I assumed this was a departure from the episodic, light-hearted tales from the prior seasons. I assumed that there would be more drama, perhaps a tone shift, perhaps more elaborate themes. But I was mistaken. The tone didn't shift. Aria remained just as heart-warming and beautiful as it always was.

After completing origination, the only word I could think of to describe ...
Aug 13, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Wow, what an improvement. I gave Animation and Natural both 6's and now I give Origination an 8. I was very unimpressed in this anime, thinking it was just another episodic slice of life with a unique setting. And honestly, I would agree with that statement for the entire show until the last 5 episodes of Origination, where somehow everything just comes together perfectly. Think like a present that has horrible wrapping and is all beat up but has the most perfect red bow on top of it, and that was my experience with Aria. But now that I've watched the conclusion, I feel that ...
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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