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Aria The Origination

Alternative Titles

English: Aria The Origination
Synonyms: Aria Season 3


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
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 8.571 (scored by 19,436 users)
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Ranked: #802
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1228
Members: 77,676
Favorites: 3,121


although in the exterior they look very different,Aria and Clannad are quite simmilar Both of them give the viewer that heartwarming feeling after watching an episode. Also both of them teach the viewer morals through the storyline. Aria is anyway much more less dramatic,because while Clannad can be very tense at times,Aria is always laid back and relaxing... anyway,these 2 animes are both a must watch,especially for the comedy/slice of life fans out there 
report Recommended by clannad4ever
Aria is more light-hearted and not as deep as Haibane Renmei, but they truly are two of the best slice of life anime ever made. 
report Recommended by roquefort
They are both comedy. Both are story about friendship and happiness. They also have the same clumsy main character. Well, if you like K-On!! you'll surely love this. 
report Recommended by Einhart
As for now those are two series which are most similar (yes I'm counting also OVA) both fluffy and warm slice of life, with slow tempo and nice scenery also I've choosen Orgination as both of them show main character developing and changing. 
report Recommended by Dalek-baka
Both anime are very relaxing to watch and has this 'healing' effect. 
report Recommended by Radiene
Both slice of life shows about girls and the adventures they go on together. Both shows are very relaxing. Aria is more of a sci-fi show while Non Non Biyori is rather realistic. Cute girls galore. 
report Recommended by GirlA
If you enjoyed Aria, you'll probably also enjoy Amanchu. - Both of them were directed by the same person, Junichi Satou. - Both anime have the same mood, being a slice of life without much happening most of the time, but whose characters easy to like and get involved with. - They are both also set in a quiet and happy town, and people go there explicitly to travel in the sea (in Aria's case, it's above water, in Amanchu's case, it's below water). - Amanchu has Aria references popping out from time to time, including "pseudo-cameos" of characters that are really similar to Aria's main characters and have  read more 
report Recommended by Conde_Mohr
Both are the third and final season of their series. While the two previous seasons for both had little plot progression, these third seasons finally further the plot and reach a satisfactory ending (although Working!!!'s real ending is actually a 49 minute special). Content-wise, both are cute, slice-of-life shows about people working at their jobs. There is some romance in both, but it is much more central to the plot of Working!!! Working!!! also has more comedy. On the other hand, Aria is more relaxed and peaceful. Both are heartwarming. 
report Recommended by ccorn
although they follow different plots, but both are very beautiful animes with deep emotions and wonderful charterers. both have a relaxing atmosphere, especially Aria The Origination,it's really wonderful. the main characters have similar personalities, and they are amazing, strange and candylove.  
report Recommended by Caliph
Both K-On and Aria are strong in conveying a relaxing atmosphere through pleasing visuals and a very beautiful soundtrack. While the shows might seem rather different on first sight, the concepts are largely the same. You get to watch a small group of friends grow subtly, but steadily, going on little escapades or just acting in their respective environment. Characters are strong in very similar ways (including all stereotypes and relationships), the melancholic and slightly nostalgic development and conclusion invoke very similar feelings. Moreover I would recommend watching Aria first, since it is (imo) more successful in overcoming stereotypes and offering a broader experience, while still accenting  read more 
report Recommended by Anonatsuhe
Both series: *are about 3 girls that are friends *teach morals through the story line *are very relaxing and simple(no drama,no action...just slice of life and a bit of comedy) *in both series the girls travel to various places and have nice encounters with different people *have great/appealing characters,really good BGM and nice design on overall...if you enjoyed Aria then you will enjoy Kokoro Library,trust me :-) 
report Recommended by clannad4ever
Both AMG and Aria are upbeat slice of life anime that have a very positive outlook and while AMG is a bit more action oriented than the extremely laid back Aria, they are both very sentimental series that never fail to bring a smile to my face. 
report Recommended by jacobpaige
Both are episodic slice of life tales, and whilst Aria may the more popular, Binchou-tan has a charm all of it's own - a worthy rival to the series. 
report Recommended by Archaeon
Sketchbook and Aria are the same thing. Different stories, settings, and characters, but the same show. You can't possibly like one and hate the other. 
report Recommended by Sheepdude
When I see Kimi ni Todoke and appreciate its peaceful and charming atmosphere I only could compare to Aria series atmosphere. If you really want to enjoy both series you must let go by these unique and so slow, charming animes and their proposals. 
report Recommended by cabemaru
Both series are very bittersweet, with plentiful moments of light-hearted comedy and emotional drama. They share the theme that nothing lasts forever, and that is what makes life so precious. Both have an incredibly memorable cast of characters, as well as a dreamy watercolor art style. 
report Recommended by Illuminis
It's the Fictional, yet somewhat believable environment they're both set in. The slow going pace of each episode and the small dosage of humor here and there. If you enjoyed the slow, "refreshing", movements and random story line, then Mushishi could be a nice choice also. 
report Recommended by zerokill
They are both slice of life series with some fantasy aspect. Natsume yuujinchou is a bit more serious, but both have many heartwarming moments that really makes you happy for the characters. 
report Recommended by Telnari