Aria the Animation

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English: Aria the Animation
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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
Genres: FantasyFantasy, Sci-FiSci-Fi, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Theme: IyashikeiIyashikei
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.681 (scored by 5119251,192 users)
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Ranked: #12682
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Popularity: #1436
Members: 164,446
Favorites: 2,227

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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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Characters & Voice Actors


Tateishi, Shigeru
Satou, Junichi
Director, Sound Director, Storyboard, Screenplay, Series Composition
Gotou, Keiji
Episode Director, Storyboard, Assistant Animation Director, Key Animation
Fuseki, Kazunobu
Episode Director, Storyboard, Assistant Director


Opening Theme

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"Undine (ウンディーネ)" by Yui Makino

Ending Theme

"Rainbow" by ROUND TABLE feat. Nino

Episode Videos


May 11, 2024
Aria the Animation is an amazing experience for people who want to know what the point of this life is or for people who likes a lot a series about nice characters’ daily life. This series is basically the pinnacle of the Slice of Life. Most of the characters have the letter A as their initial of their name. This season is where the journey begins by introducing the characters.

This series has an amazing soundtrack, which was composed by Choro Club and Senoo. It’s really soothing to hear and makes you feel really good. Character design is very good as well. The opening has different ...
Sep 17, 2023
Mixed Feelings
I watched Aria the Animation, also known as season 1 of the Aria anime series. Here are my thoughts:

I like how sci-fi elements were mixed into a comfy SoL show, although this aspect could have been made more prominent. I think I would have found a stronger sci-fi theme more interesting than the generic SoL episodic plots I've seen many iterations of before.

A lot of the characters have catchphrases that don't take long to become annoying, and result in a lot of seemingly repetitive dialogue. The script in general is mediocre and, although there are occasional sentimental moments, it's nothing beyond what I'd ...
Dec 26, 2017
Danger Danger!Keep out if you can't handle strong language and sarcasm...And humour in general...And if you have some kind of allergy in different opinions..Basically sod off and read something else.

I don't know why i do this to myself..I really don't.I may be a masochist and not even know it.Cause i was hearing them little voices in my head screaming at the top of their imaginary lungs to not watch Aria.Did i listen?Of course not cause as it seems i may have a tendency towards the leather and gag ball end of things.If by any chance you are a goth mistress and on the look for ...

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