Aria the Benedizione

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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 3, 2021
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Genres: FantasyFantasy, Sci-FiSci-Fi, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Theme: IyashikeiIyashikei
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 1 hr.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.971 (scored by 23712,371 users)
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Ranked: #6502
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Popularity: #7089
Members: 7,276
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The successor and branch manager of the Himeya Company—one of the many Undine associations housing female gondoliers—Aika S. Granzchesta surprises everyone when she rejects tradition and refuses to inherit the company's legendary gondola. Aika's apprentice Azusa B. McLaren, unable to wrap her mind around her mentor's unexpected decision, confronts her directly but to little effect. To better understand her reasoning, Azusa and her fellow Undines secretly plan to arrange a meeting with Aika.

With the much-awaited winter days in sight, accompanied by the tranquility and sublimity of Neo-Venezia, Aika reminisces about her journey as an Undine that forged her into the person she is today. As she vividly remembers all those invaluable experiences of the past, she trusts they will continue to guide her into the unknown yet boundless future.

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To commemorate the release of Aria the Benedizione, an exhibition called ARIA The MEMORIA: Neo-Venezia International Film Festival was held in Yokohama from August 26, 2021 to September 12, 2021. The film was released on Blu-ray in Japan on August 24, 2022.

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Matsuo, Kousuke
Satou, Junichi
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Natori, Takahiro
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Makino, Yui
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"Espero (エスペーロ)" by Yui Makino


Dec 5, 2021
A very fitting conclusion to send-off the series with, and I was at emotional peace at the end of the movie. Unlike the previous movie and (what I remember of) the original series, this movie only focuses on the development of 2 characters and has a good bit of a story going on, so it is not exactly like the usual casual slice-of-life in previous entries. Animation was crisp and the background scenery in the city was gorgeous as always. Soundtrack fit the animation perfectly and was very relaxing, while the ending was a nostalgic new version of the original series' opening. Overall, I very ...
Aug 21, 2022
“If one feels it is fun now, one will be able to enjoy life the most. Everything will change over time, so we must treasure the happy moments before us.” – Akari Mizunashi

All's well that ends well. When I watch Aria it's for that compassion of sitting back and enjoying the scenery, not having to think too profoundly of things. That's what it's always been about taking in the moment and enjoying the small moments that life has to offer. So being this the final installment of the series, we begin our journey with the next generation of undies. Ai, Anya and Azusa uncover the ...
Jan 1, 2023
Mixed Feelings
I refuse to score this but want to write my thoughts, but why do reviews do the counterintuitive thing and make you score it…

The story boarding/layout/storytelling doesn’t even hold a candle to the originals and even a simple ova (arietta) was so much better than this 1 hour movie we got. Aria was known for its subtlety, epitomizing eloquent show not tell storytelling that was not highbrow and easily understood by all(accessible). These 3 installments were the opposite: all about telling through exposition dumps and explaining rather than showing their feelings. The setup was waayy to long, this could’ve been chopped down to 30-40 mins ...

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'Aria the Benedizione' Reveals Additional Cast, Trailer, December 3 Premiere

'Aria the Benedizione' Reveals Additional Cast, Trailer, December 3 Premiere

The official website for the Aria anime series revealed two additional cast, a trailer, and key visual (pictured), for the Aria the Benedizione film on Wednesday. more

Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Aria the Benedizione Episode 1 Discussion
xxxATiON - Aug 22, 2022
20 repliesby Karva1 »»
Jun 22, 8:55 AM
A 3rd movie
EJ_99 - Mar 27, 2022
4 repliesby Quintessence »»
Apr 28, 11:48 AM
So when is this movie available?
AoiroBlueColor - Dec 2, 2021
16 repliesby ooReiko »»
Aug 2, 2022 6:50 AM
Opens in Japan on December 3; New Key Visual & Trailer; OP & ED
MegamiRem - Aug 10, 2021
10 repliesby KiliianSleipnir »»
Dec 2, 2021 11:09 PM
Benedizione PV, new key visual, release date
Junchi - Mar 21, 2021
5 repliesby Kvozart »»
Nov 6, 2021 1:27 PM