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: 7.981 (scored by 31293,129 users)
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Ranked: #6602
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Popularity: #6892
Members: 8,534
Favorites: 22

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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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


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.

Characters & Voice Actors


Matsuo, Kousuke
Satou, Junichi
Director, Screenplay
Natori, Takahiro
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Makino, Yui
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

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"Espero (エスペーロ)" by Yui Makino


Dec 24, 2022

Melancholic, heartwarming and a bittersweet ending to a lovely franchise, even with it's latest and last installment; Aria proves itself to be the best in Iyashikei genre.

The franchise may have ended for many by the end of Origination, when the main girls became Prime Undine but it still got 3 more installments to expand it's story by giving us a glimpse of future of how all of the characters will be living on, but unlike the previous two, The Benedizione instead focused on Aika and Akira's characters and showed a part of their story from the past, I love Aika's character so I wholly enjoyed ...
Aug 31, 2022
"The people who terraformed this planet as well as the people who founded this city, are all gone. Even so, the city of Neo-Venezia, will continue to live on, after we're gone"

Aria the Benedizione wraped things up pretty nicely for in my honest opinion, the best slice of life series that's ever been produced. Now I can sleep soundly, in tear, that even though I won't see these girls for a very long long time, they will continue to live on in Neo-Venezia, doing what they love.

Watching Aria is quite a magical experience to me. Just like watching life. It's slow, reminiscent and warm. ...
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

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Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Aria the Benedizione Episode 1 Discussion
xxxATiON - Aug 22, 2022
20 repliesby Karva1 »»
Jun 22, 2023 8:55 AM
A 3rd movie
EJ_99 - Mar 27, 2022
4 repliesby Quintessence »»
Apr 28, 2023 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