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 3261532,615 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #1442
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1741
Members: 130,885
Favorites: 4,171

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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, Storyboard


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)

Episode Videos


May 23, 2024
To be honest, I still don't know how to define the genre, slife-of-life. I think it can sometimes be characterized by its more mundane qualities. Typically, the setting is somewhat average, the conflict of the story is more laid back, and the characters are also very average. There are obviously going to be other aspects, but those are typically what I think of when I think of Slice-of-life as a type of story. The Aria series definitely has most of the qualities, consequently, it has been tagged as a slice-of-life. I would also say that the Aria series is a Slice-of-life. But twice now (First ...
Feb 20, 2024
This is what anime ought to be - this and other masterpieces make the medium of anime worth existing.

Miyazaki once said that anime was a mistake, and anime like Aria, K-ON, Violet Evergarden, and a few selected others are there to prove him wrong. Aria is the kind of adventure you can go back to at any point in your life and still find new meanings, feeling like you're meeting an old friend after many years apart. Said in less embarrassing terms: it gets better at every rewatch, and that is arguably rare for a SOL.
Some people might find it boring because it's not ...
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 ...

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