Hidan no Aria

Aria the Scarlet Ammo

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Synonyms: Hidan no Aria
Japanese: 緋弾のアリア
English: Aria the Scarlet Ammo
German: Aria the Scarlet Ammo
Spanish: Aria the Scarlet Ammo
French: Aria the Scarlet Ammo
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 15, 2011 to Jul 1, 2011
Premiered: Spring 2011
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Light novel
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance, EcchiEcchi
Themes: HaremHarem, SchoolSchool
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.791 (scored by 193024193,024 users)
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Ranked: #50482
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Popularity: #603
Members: 370,059
Favorites: 909

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In response to the worsening crime rate, Japan creates Tokyo Butei High, an elite academy where "Butei" or armed detectives hone their deadly skills in hopes of becoming mercenary-like agents of justice. One particular Butei is Kinji Tooyama, an anti-social and curt sophomore dropout who was once a student of the combat-centric Assault Division. Kinji now lives a life of leisure studying logistics in order to cover up his powerful but embarrassing special ability. However, his peaceful days soon come to an end when he becomes the target of the infamous "Butei Killer," and runs into an emotional hurricane and outspoken prodigy of the highest rank, Aria Holmes Kanzaki, who saves Kinji's life and demands that he become her partner after seeing what he is truly capable of.

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Hidan no Aria adapts the first 3 novels of Chuugaku Akamatsu's light novel series of the same title.

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"Scarlet Ballet" by May'n

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Aug 3, 2021
I don't know why many people are complaining about the AA version. I see people crying a lot about this only because it's not a sequel of the first anime.
Why would you want a sequel of the first version of this? I see people saying this is kinda 'cringe' because they're lesbians (i don't see anything wrong with it, but idk, just otakus averages being that) and ironically the first version was even more 'cringe'.

An Aria who gets shy about childish things, having a virgin protagonist and a basic trama that is even less interesting and more predectible than AA.... that's what is the first ...
Aug 3, 2022
Mixed Feelings
"Aria the Scarlet Ammo" is what happens when you ram a typical action movie flick into the harem anime genre, and throw in a bunch of random supernatural elements for good measure. There's plenty of guns, fist fights and explosions to get your attention, but mechanically the series is average in just about every way, whether it be the story, art, voice acting or characters. Nevertheless, it's not particularly lacking in anything either, and for all of its problems, it still has just enough fun and thrills to make it enjoyable.

Story (6/10):
"Aria the Scarlet Ammo" is set in Butei High, a boarding school where students ...
Jul 23, 2023
Hidan no Aria is a really fun anime to watch but is it good? Hell no!

Story - 3

The story is simple. Japan is starting to go downhill with more crime and violence than Detroit. Because of this they’ve now implemented some armed detectives called Buteis. The story looks promising, our characters get introduced and we have a few fights, the whole highschool thing gets introduced. But none of this goes anywhere, most of the episodes are just stupid silly stuff that is actually pretty entertaining but this is the whole anime, no development or anything. And there’s also fanservice to ruin it too.

This show is ...

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