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Feb 7, 2008 12:48 PM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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Another great episode. Enjoyed seeing the new Singles, and hopefully the quality keeps going.
 
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Feb 7, 2008 6:36 PM

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This episode is actually based on a manga chapter I very much enjoyed, as is the next episode. I'm very pleased with this series so far :3

Though, with the sheer amount of emphasis that is being placed on promotion, you can't help but feel the end is near...
 
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Feb 7, 2008 9:40 PM

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I don't usually make such quick judgments, but that may have actually been one of my favorite episodes of the show. Like, really. It was really, really good. I posted some more in-depth thoughts about it on my site; dunno if I should repeat/link here.
 
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Feb 14, 2008 4:44 AM

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This made me decide to buy the ARIA DVD this season. Inoue, Hideki did a terrific job. He did the primary animation, script, graphic direction, and playing direction of this episode.
The quality of the animation has reached to the movie-grade and the CV casting was also excellent.
The graphics of the characters were depicted so much in detail. From the fingers to the tip of the eyeblow, everything expressed the emotion of the characters; anxiety, despair, hope and happiness. Inoue did his best of best to animate one of the most attractive episodes of original manga.

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Feb 15, 2008 9:30 AM

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This was a beautiful episode, the Animation quality was superb, not to mention the new undines were <3
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Feb 16, 2008 11:21 AM

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ah...the single life...
another wonderful episode.
is there any information about the other two uniform colors ? (green and purple)
i thought there were only three companies.

 
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Feb 16, 2008 12:37 PM

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loli_slayer said:

is there any information about the other two uniform colors ? (green and purple)
i thought there were only three companies.

Seeing as how it's a big part of the tourist draw for the city, it's very unlikely only three companies could carry the entire weight of the city's tourists.

That said, while other companies exist, we've never had a reason to explore them.
 
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Mar 3, 2008 7:17 PM
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Awesome episode as always!

But anyways, why are all their names starts with the letter A? Like seriously, I noticed it after watching this episode. When they've introduced those new characters (well, they're not really regular), and all their names starts with A.. lol
 
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Mar 18, 2008 1:55 AM

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lol, the single life xD

Another wonderful episode. I just loved being able to see other characters. I loved the depression jokes with Anzu.

 
May 20, 2008 6:47 PM

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Great episode, it was nice seeing our very own Akari being acknowledged by other Singles^^,
 
Jun 10, 2008 12:55 PM

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This was one of the better Aria episodes. We finally got to meet some new undines. And they are sweet! I didn't even miss Aika-chan and Alice-chan this episode. Although Aika-chan did make up for her lack of presence in the preview: "Embarrissing words are not allowed". :-P

I also like this season's focus on becoming a Prima. Never read the manga, so I don't know where that story is heading. But I think Akari-chan would still have wonderful adventures as a Prima.


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Jun 25, 2008 9:35 PM

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Other Singles, though I've never seen the Green and Purple uniforms :P
Loved this episode!
 
Nov 11, 2008 6:29 PM

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This episode was great~ I loved the three new singles. They were just as great as Aika and Alice. And finally - at least we get to see Akari's skilled compared with other singles and praised! :)



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Jun 23, 2009 3:15 AM

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woo .. Akari owns this episode xD hahas~


 
Aug 26, 2009 9:46 AM

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The new Singles were pretty awesome. Hope we get to see them again.
 
Oct 5, 2009 10:57 PM

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New singles are awesome, I'd like to see them again. But...I still missed Aika and Alice, tbh. D:
 
Nov 19, 2009 9:31 PM

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This episode reminded me of just how great Aria is. I mean, really, it should be a crime to not like this series.
"Yes, I have been deprived of emotion. But not completely. Whoever did it, botched the job."

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Nov 20, 2009 4:33 PM

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insan3soldiern said:
This episode reminded me of just how great Aria is. I mean, really, it should be a crime to not like this series.
yes.. Aria is great and powerful, but seriously, we can't blame other people who don't like the slice of life genre.. but it's still their fault for being limited..

anyway, what i found interesting is that most Himeya undines are boyish-type.. haha.. and akari pwns everyone..
 
Dec 4, 2009 12:58 AM

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Love it, I wish we had more Traghetto episodes.
 
Jan 18, 2010 12:30 AM

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Does anyone else find it odd that EVERY character has a name that starts with the letter A?

I think I might be on to something...


 
Mar 17, 2010 4:07 AM

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That looked like fun.
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.~
 
Mar 18, 2010 7:03 PM

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Oh son of a gun this episode is just wonderful. One of the best episodes out there. I loved how they introduced a new thing called the traghetto and those new undines.

Few things that I loved in this episode were:
1. Akari nuff said. Gawddamn Akari was very awesome in this episode. Even in the beginning when she was just waiting for the traghetto line. When she was rowing, I didn't expect her to row that good. I kept shouting "OH SHT AKARI YOU GO GURL!" Everyone was praising her skills and such and made her blush too, lol.
2. The 3 new undines. Sure they were fun and awesome indeed but their inner personalities also differ which made it more fun.
3. Traghetto. I don't know why but I kept thinking Traghetto as a community college and those 3 as a dropouts, lol.

Okay so I learned that it's very hard to be a prima but if you give up when you fail, then you won't accomplish anything. You just need to keep going forward because there's really no end or boundary on where you can go, yeaa!
 
Apr 11, 2010 5:15 AM

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I don't know about everyone else but when I watched this episode after such a long and absolutely enjoyable journey with Akari, I can't help but be so proud of her like an old friend or a parent when the other girls acknowledged her skill.
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Apr 28, 2010 7:20 PM

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Looks like the series is picking up after three episodes of not really being impressive. Third season is so fresh looking compared to the first two.
 
May 9, 2010 1:39 PM

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that's it,4 amazing episodes out of 4...score xD 10/10 from me :)

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Jul 11, 2010 6:53 PM

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Best episode yet ^^, love the new cast of characters introduced and just a great episode =D
 
Oct 2, 2010 10:36 AM

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Seeing new faces is so refreshing <3
Love Aria so much!

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Jan 2, 2011 11:53 AM

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Wonderful episode. Seeing new faces was refreshing, and the episode also tells how singles all over Neo-Venezia are putting their best to become Prima-Undines. It sure must mean a lot to actually become a Prima. But the best thing was how Akari soothed the hearts of three girls whom she just met. An amazing character, Mizunashi Akari is. I so love her! If only the world had everyone who could think like Akari, it sure would have been a beautiful place to live in!

 
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It does not matter how slowly you go, as long as you do not stop.
Even when I was in crowd, I was always alone
 
Sep 6, 2012 4:42 PM

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I also think that this is one of the best episodes in the entire Aria. You could say that it is about "working hard", but what Anzu says to alleviate Atora's anxiety is 100% true. Atora is just insanely lovely, taking their words to heart. She will definetely become a wonderful prima undine. Indeed, it isn't too late as long as you don't put an end to it yourself.
 
Sep 9, 2012 4:50 AM

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That was some good side character we got here. One of the best episode of the entire series so far.
 
Oct 27, 2012 5:28 PM

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That first oar stroke... from Akari... was magnificient...

Another ep that beautifully roots Neo-Venezia's bg even more (other gondolas and other gondoliers), with still the very high design and animation quality that seems to define Origination. Lots of emotions brought to light in a well executed way, and even the passenger were detailed and suggestive. Sugoi.
 
Jan 6, 2013 3:51 AM

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Great episode, the new characters and the new experience was great to strengthen the story a bit more of her life! I wonder if we'll ever see them again.

Either way great episode! And here they tell us to never give up and try the best you can!
 
Sep 26, 2013 12:26 AM

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I liked finally seeing other undines, I don't think it was a surprise Ayumi was from Himeya though, guess that tomboy nature gets passed along through it :p. Wow, the moment Akari started rowing and the music started playing, my eyes started getting watery. Such a powerfully heart warming moment, seeing how happy everyone was and how well Akari was doing. I like what Anzu had to say, it really reached out to me.

These episodes feel like they just get faster and faster.
 
Dec 3, 2013 10:53 AM

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Another wonderful episode. You guys have all said so already, but yeah, the other undines introduced in this episode made quite an impression. I hope we'll get to see them again.
 
Jan 21, 2015 1:25 PM

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I think Akari might be ready for Prima exam but she doesn't know it, yet :-)
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Atora is hot. These girls are so interesting.

Seeing Akari's skills being acknowledged makes me very happy, you go girl! You are awesome!

Atora's smile was so precious. Glad to see Anzu motivated again. I like how Ayumi's true aim is traghetto itself.
 
Oct 25, 2015 8:24 PM

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So many new characters, too bad we won't see them much.

But still, a great episode with Akari.
 
Nov 11, 2015 4:46 AM

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Anzu = Depression level over 9000.
 
Nov 19, 2015 9:14 PM
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All 4 girls have something in common. I personally believe Akari is ready to become Prima but maybe she doesn't believe it yet.

 
Sep 26, 2016 12:38 PM

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I nearly teared up when that instrumental Undine started playing. This season seems to be starting to pick up now! Time to look up the OST...
 
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dtshyk said:
This made me decide to buy the ARIA DVD this season. Inoue, Hideki did a terrific job. He did the primary animation, script, graphic direction, and playing direction of this episode.
The quality of the animation has reached to the movie-grade and the CV casting was also excellent.
The graphics of the characters were depicted so much in detail. From the fingers to the tip of the eyeblow, everything expressed the emotion of the characters; anxiety, despair, hope and happiness. Inoue did his best of best to animate one of the most attractive episodes of original manga.


I was wondering who deserved props for the high quality episode. Nice to see somebody's efforts recognized. This episode was beautiful and he or she deserve praise.

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I know this may seem obvious but I still want to mention it anyways. When Anzu was giving her speech the camera was framing it where she was the sole shining star in the night sky. (19:57) After everybody took Anzu's words to heart, there is a shot of the night sky with 4 stars. (21:12) That was a really nice touch from the team behind this episode. It feels like those girls are all now shining in the night because of their new attitudes. So simple but I really liked how much it shows.

While Anzu may have been depressed previously, I applaud her character for teaching the girls and the audience about her philosophy/approach. Goes to show we all can learn from each other. Also, Anzu and Atora experienced rejection for failing their exams was great to watch because we haven't seen Akari's experience with rejection and it's clear she's talented from their point of views. Her talent might feel alienating to others so getting Anzu's and Atora's point of view was good on the author.

This episode's message was what I needed the past few months and maybe a year or two ago. Felt like Atora recently so hearing Anzu's relentless to keep on trying and change herself to be better despite feeling like curling up inside and being sad was inspiring. I think this was a better way of approach to displaying "once you experience rejection, try again and become better." Rejection shouldn't force you to change pathes and fool yourself into loving something you're not into like Atora did. It should drive you to become better at what you failed at and try again. Man, this episode was perfectly crafted. Without Himeya's girls confrontation, Anzu wouldn't have spoken up and delivered that speech.
 
Dec 3, 2016 4:01 PM
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really loved this episode and the 3 new cute undines
 
Jan 7, 2017 1:54 PM

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Nice episode.
It's good to see new characters.
 
Mar 14, 2017 6:58 AM

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Just re-watch this episode and it's still fresh as the first time, i don't know why but at the end of this epsidoe when Akari was running into the Aria's company, i suddenly felt like i was home, just like her.
 
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What a sweet episode
I wish we can see them again in the near future
This episode summed in one sentence "Embarassing remarks are not allowed!" xD
Time to get back to our 3 main characters!
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Sep 16, 2017 1:03 PM

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Probably the worst Aria episode so far. Those new girls were beyond bland.
 
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Definitely one of my favorite episodes, so inspiring and motivating and I liked the new characters too.
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