Aria the Origination
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Alternative Titles

English: Aria the Origination
Synonyms: Aria Season 3
Japanese: ARIA The ORIGINATION

Information

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: Sci-FiSci-Fi, Slice of LifeSlice of Life, FantasyFantasy, ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages

Statistics

Score: 8.561 (scored by 2293122,931 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #772
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1352
Members: 91,793
Favorites: 3,482
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Synopsis

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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Staff

Satou, Junichi
Director, Sound Director, Storyboard
Fuseki, Kazunobu
Episode Director, Script
Itou, Tatsufumi
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Urahata, Tatsuhiko
Script


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"Spirale (スピラーレ)" by Yui Makino

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#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 (ep 13)



More reviewsReviews

Mar 24, 2009
Archaeon (All reviews)
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 read more
Apr 3, 2008
Ladholyman (All reviews)
All good things must end, as the saying goes.

All good things must end.

Man, I hate that saying. I hate it for how true it is. Kozue Amano, why couldn't you keep it going? Did you run out of ideas? Was five and a half years enough? Did you already plan this out? Wait, what am I saying? Of course you planned it out. Month after month, you crafted chapter after chapter of this masterpiece.

Jyunichi Sato, thank you for taking this work and running with it. For three separate seasons, each one improving on the last, you dealt the manga justice. You even added a new read more
Jul 6, 2015
Intelos (All reviews)
This is my first review; and what better series to review than the glorious Aria the Origination.

This is what I've been looking for all along. This is the reason why I have been spending countless hours experiencing many different stories, encompassing so many different themes while simultaneously being sucked into an abundance of worlds. There is a saying that goes as such: "A good life is a collection of happy moments". This is exactly what this anime was to me. It taught me, along with many others, to appreciate life, and how incredible it truly is.

The third and final season of Aria didn't try read more
Nov 9, 2008
Tenchio (All reviews)
Before watching Aria the Origination, you have to have watched the prequels - The Animation, The Natural and The OVA: Arietta - otherwise you will be doing yourself - but more importantly this series - a great disservice. Because Origination, being the grand finale of the franchise, demands that you as a viewer has formed bonds to the setting and characters of the Aria universe; if you haven't, you will automatically disarm the bomb of emotion that is this third and last season of Aria.

And that would be so incredibly sad.

Once again we return to Aqua, the planet which prior to human terraforming went by read more

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