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Aria The Animation


Alternative Titles

English: Aria The Animation
Japanese: ARIA The ANIMATION

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2005 to Dec 29, 2005
Premiered: Fall 2005
Broadcast: Thursdays at 01:30 (JST)
Studios: Hal Film Maker
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages

Statistics

Score: 7.771 (scored by 28,508 users)
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Ranked: #9122
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Popularity: #842
Members: 87,690
Favorites: 1,378
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Synopsis

Drift peacefully into Neo Venezia, a city on the planet Aqua (formerly known as Mars). By the 24th century, humans have found a way to colonize the previously uninhabitable planet. As futuristic as that sounds, Neo Venezia is still teeming with rustic beauty; gondolas on wide canals and waterways are the main mode of transportation. The city itself is a faithful replication of Manhome's (the planet formerly known as Earth) Venice.

To make sure that residents and tourists alike get the most from Neo Venezia's many wonders, companies offering guided tours via gondola were formed, one of which is named Aria Company.

This is the workplace of Akari Mizunashi, a free spirited teenager from Manhome who is now a novice Undine (the title given to tour guides). Join Akari as she becomes intimately acquainted with other Undine, tourists, Neo Venezia's residents, and even the city itself, learning many valuable life lessons along the way, such as the wonderful truth that there are such things as manmade miracles.

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Staff

Satou, Junichi
Director, Sound Director, Storyboard, Series Composition, Screenplay
Gotou, Keiji
Episode Director, Key Animation
Fuseki, Kazunobu
Episode Director, Storyboard, Assistant Director
Yoshida, Reiko
Script


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"Undine (ウンディーネ)" by Yui Makino

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"Rainbow" by ROUND TABLE feat. Nino




More reviewsReviews

Jan 3, 2008
Archaeon (All reviews)
I'm quite surprised that no one's actually written a review for this yet.

I have to admit that I wasn't sure what to expect from this show. The synopsis didn't really give any clues as to what I should expect, and that is probably the best thing about it - it isn't quite what you expect.

The story takes place on what used to be Mars (the first thing I didn't expect), in a place called Neo-Venzia (New Venice), and is about a girl training to be an Undine (the story uses the term to refer to a female gondolier rather than a water spirit). The read more
Apr 24, 2010
Moonlith (All reviews)
I stumbled upon Aria years ago when reading a review about the manga and made a mental note to check it out later. Positively drawn in by Kozue Amano's original work, I soon picked up the anime as well. For a reason I still can't recall I dropped the show nearly three years ago, and it wasn't until just recently that I finished what I started back then. And though not much had changed for either better or worse from what I remembered, I'm glad I did so.

Aria the Animation is not for you, who prefers a clear cut and classically constructed storyline that moves read more
Nov 24, 2015
Nervin (All reviews)
Slice of life anime are difficult to represent to audiences in an entertaining manner without being a boring spectacle; that's why most of these have dramatic or romantic elements, or a lot of fanservice in them in order to be appealing to the viewer. But then there is Aria: The Animation, a slice of life in its purest form, that proves that such type of anime doesn't need any of the above to be succesful. Having dived in without any expectations whatsoever, I was pleasantly surprised: it was proven how wonderful and relaxing such a simple anime can be.

~Story~

The premise of Aria: The Animation is read more
Aug 30, 2017
NothingReally (All reviews)
*This review pretty much spoils everything* (Also, WARNING! This review is over 8800 words long!)

FOREWORD

There are quite a few slow burners in anime, and Aria is one of the slowest.

Even for the people the show’s magic works on, it doesn’t always hit immediately. Things I find traditionally boring or undesirable are prominent in this series. With that in mind, this show admittedly goes against a lot of my subconscious “rules” for what I look for in anime: there’s little conflict (what’s there is a touch of shameless melodrama), there’s seemingly little focus on the actual goals of the core characters at times, read more

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