Forum SettingsEpisode Information
Poll: Aria the Origination Episode 6 Discussion

Feb 18, 2008 11:16 AM

Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 17
Phew, I can finally talk about this one...

It's so rare that we get to see a glimpse into how Alicia's mind works, so this episode was quite refreshing. What do you guys think?
Feb 18, 2008 5:53 PM

Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 1315
Where do I find an Alicia to mother my babies. Don't know if that was the writter's intention, but that was the emotion generated.
Feb 18, 2008 8:57 PM

Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 5449
think my favorite part was the one with alice and athena in the opening credits. tho the alicia goddess statue was <3 too lol.
Feb 18, 2008 9:56 PM
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 18
StarCreator said:
It's so rare that we get to see a glimpse into how Alicia's mind works, so this episode was quite refreshing.

I share your sentiments. It was also enjoyable since we never get to see Alicia and Alice interact with each other so it was interesting. Especially their banter on the bridge at the end of the episode. I lol'd hard at the Alicia statue; I never expected that.
Feb 19, 2008 5:02 PM

Joined: Dec 2007
Posts: 59
StarCreator said:
Phew, I can finally talk about this one...

It's so rare that we get to see a glimpse into how Alicia's mind works, so this episode was quite refreshing. What do you guys think?

I loved it. As always, most of my thoughts are on my site (or, as the case may be, in Shirukii's comments section). Also, a proposal: the scale of Hated it! through Loved it! should be changed to a scale of Refreshing! to Wonderful!

datsunvic said:
Where do I find an Alicia to mother my babies. Don't know if that was the writter's intention, but that was the emotion generated.

Oh hey I have the t-shirt the image from which you're using in your avatar. And uh, you're a sicko :(
Feb 19, 2008 5:54 PM

Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 401
I like how they present Alicia in her episodes. At first glimpse she does seem like a perfectly unrealistic woman, always smiling no matter the problem. But, when the focus is on her she uses very strange ways to get her point across (like when she and Akari rolled the snowball) which shows that there is something going on in her mind. So in a sense she is alot more mysterious then is let on and this makes her a more interesting character. What I didn't like about this episode was the feeling of inconsistency it had relative to the rest of the series. Was Akari ever that clumsy? Easily distracted maybe, but I would not call her clumsy. Oh and I loved the episode.
Feb 19, 2008 7:08 PM

Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 1315
lolikitsune said:
And uh, you're a sicko :(

It's the only thing I'm actually good at. Practice does make perfect.

Feb 19, 2008 11:55 PM

Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 415
ara, ara!
I always wondered about her. It's good to finally see why she's always smiling.
Feb 23, 2008 4:45 PM

Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 979
this anime really takes you away from the hate, violence, and harshness of the real world and gives you the basic enjoyable parts of life to think about. This series just keeps getting better and better. X0
Mar 18, 2008 2:53 AM

Joined: Jan 2007
Posts: 10587
That was such an awesome episode. I am liking Alicia more and more. And god was Alice's thought during the encounter with Alicia so funny. I was cracking up so hard.

May 20, 2008 11:55 PM

Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 2707
Another wonderful episode, Alice's curiosity brought us a bit closer to understanding Alicia's personality.
Jun 28, 2008 1:04 AM

Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 6964
Alice was evil, trying to get Alicia angry at Akari > <

The way Alicia explained it was very interesting. Just like when she was rolling the snowball.
Jul 13, 2008 7:32 PM

Joined: Aug 2007
Posts: 1733
Haha, I loved how Alice made up explanations on the spot, very moe. And Alicia is definitely miss perfect.
Aug 18, 2008 7:22 PM

Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 5272
buddha Alicia was epic...
bla bla bla
The endless debate between fans and haters. At one point, after spending a lot of time on MAL, you just realize it's totally pointless.
Niko-kun said:
On MAL, everyone who has used the lame rating system becomes a critic and an intellectual by default, haven't you heard?
Oct 21, 2008 1:37 PM

Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 3883
This episode was great, both funny and... hmm... beautiful, wise? Something like that. And interesting for sure.
Ii tenki desu ne...
Nov 16, 2008 2:50 PM

Joined: Jan 2008
Posts: 1088
The episode was really good~
It was great seeing how Alicia thinks and I found it to be quite refreshing because you rarely see that kind of thought process. Moreover, the way Alicia presented her idea to Alice was incredibly unqiue as well :)

Amazing sig set thanks to -DraGonZ-
Jun 24, 2009 3:50 PM

Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 3051
hahas ... Alicia is so kind hearted

Aug 13, 2009 3:15 AM

Joined: Dec 2008
Posts: 1429
thats the way Alicia answeres questions XD

again a great episode
Oct 6, 2009 10:18 AM

Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 631
Ah, yeah. I was wondering how Alicia would scold someone myself actually. It's nice to get an answer. I like her way of answering questions, like with the snowball, it's much more interesting than a straight up answer. :D
I like her thought process a lot~ Wish my parents would think more that way :|
Nov 21, 2009 5:08 AM

Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 1691
and alicia answered another question in a very unthinkable fashion.. so ok.. she's just way too perfect..
Jan 21, 2010 11:05 PM

Joined: Jan 2009
Posts: 1029
Alicia can scold me any day...xD

Mar 17, 2010 5:37 PM

Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 7714
Alicia is so nice. :)
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.~
Mar 20, 2010 4:16 PM

Joined: Aug 2009
Posts: 1657
It's good to see another "OH SON OF A GUN WHAT A FUCKING LOVELY EPISODE.". Now I know why Alicia doesn't scold anyone, well she does but in a way that the other person wouldn't feel offended. OHH MS. PERFECT!

Few things I loved in this episode were:
1. In the beginning were Alice and Athena were taking a stroll together. Athena was damn hilarious when she was eating. After she got that pizza, her chibi sad face turned into a smiling one, lmfao.
2. Alice. Oh how I loved you in this episode. She took the detective's path and tried to solve the mystery behind Alicia's way of scolding people. She was so funny when Alicia came over to her. She thought about random stuffs like Alicia being a God and will punish her because she's been following her, lool.
3. Alicia <3. Oh no matter what people call you, you'll always be Ms. Perfect for me. No man is worthy enough to marry you, except me.

It's good to see Alicia and Alice blush at the same time. I didn't expect Alicia to feel embarrassed about what she said to Alice. <3 OH AND ALICE WAS LIKE "PLEASE SCOLD ME." IN THE END, LOOOOOL. That made my day.
May 11, 2010 1:09 PM

Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1527
i think that this is the best Aria episode of all seasons...if not,it's deffinetely the 2nd after the one where they first meet granda...

this ep was a masterpiece,and i like the lesson:you learn and become better by making mistakes,not by avoiding them


PS:aria the origination is perfect for now...6 amazing episodes

"Just how a mirror reflects you,people will also reflect your heart."
~Athena Glory,Aria

"Whatever happens,happens"
~Spike Spiegel's thoughts on dying(Cowboy Bebop)
Jun 11, 2010 6:24 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 154
Its funn to see these two simular characters together they really looked good this ep. Alicia's a positive and bright girl, while Alice is bright and imaginitive, and there both very good with piloting the gondola. There very simular and I'm glad Alice found an interest to understand Alicia's manners.
Jan 2, 2011 12:15 PM

Joined: Nov 2007
Posts: 6750
Alicia's way of explaining things is so wonderful. It reminded me of the final episode of Natural when Alicia and Akari bade a huge snowball and kept on moving forward with people helping them on their way and leaving with smiles on their faces.

Alicia and Alice blushing at one another's comment in the end was so wonderful. :)

Apr 27, 2011 6:43 PM

Joined: May 2010
Posts: 7817
Ara ara ara ara *giggles*

I would shout, "This way, this way"
Even when I was in crowd, I was always alone
May 15, 2011 1:14 AM

Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 891
*ish getting jealous of alicia's traits* I wish I could be like her, takes everything positively.

I doubt there is someone in the RL world would not get angry.
Aug 1, 2012 6:05 PM

Joined: May 2008
Posts: 4065
Alicia was just Awesome as always in this episode XD
Sep 9, 2012 6:31 AM

Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 3613
So Alice was cleaning heh, Hahahaha.

Wonderful episode, like always.
Nov 3, 2012 3:07 PM

Joined: Aug 2011
Posts: 625
Alicia: Miss Perfect. Please marry me! xD
Jan 6, 2013 4:59 AM

Joined: May 2012
Posts: 25261
This was a good episode teaching on how to deal with different kinds of scolding/teaching! The CGI scenes where quite funny xD
Sep 27, 2013 1:56 PM

Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 13053
Alicia's special face is just awesomely hilarious when she's just like (^_^)

Her way of thinking is fascinating. The ways she sees mistakes and failures as an opportunity to learn rather than get frustrated is just incredible. I think Alicia makes a great point in humility, that we as humans have limited understandings and experience, so we shouldn't try to impose our ideas on something until we've reflected about it properly.
Dec 5, 2013 10:33 AM

Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 6776
Alicia is so wise. I especially liked what she had to say about mistakes, and that if you constantly point them out, the person would be so afraid to make a mistake that they wouldn't even be able to move. That's true, actually. It's all about the learning experience.
On that note, Alicia would make an amazing mother.

Wonderful episode, once again.
Dec 7, 2013 5:11 PM

Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 109000
"She saw right through me!" Lolol.
Apr 5, 2014 6:17 PM

Joined: Oct 2010
Posts: 2439
This is it. This is the episode that has made me realise that Origination may just deserve all of its critical acclaim.
Apr 11, 2014 8:21 AM
Joined: Apr 2014
Posts: 49
wakka9ca said:
buddha Alicia was epic...


Interesting episode. Aika's reactions on this episodes are pretty funny, and Alicia's face when she say "it's embarrassing" is priceless(not the humorous one though).
Apr 17, 2014 8:30 AM

Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 3902
May 8, 2014 3:48 AM

Joined: Apr 2009
Posts: 2583
Ara~ Ara~
Signature removed. Please follow the signature rules, as defined in the Site & Forum Guidelines.
Oct 2, 2014 11:05 AM

Joined: Dec 2013
Posts: 1272
This has to be one of my personal favorite episodes of the entire Aria series. It's also the reason why Alicia is one of my fave female anime characters ever. ^_^

The message in this episode made such an impact on me. It's so simple yet one never really thinks to take the patient approach to teaching, and life itself. Encouraging someone and allowing them to learn from their mistakes is a mentality almost nonexistent nowadays. The way Alicia gets her message across is also extremely interesting coming from someone like her who you never really know what she's thinking.

For me, some of the best anime bring together characters that we rarely see interact or are so different, and that makes for amazing moments. That whole exchange on the bridge between Alice and Alicia was just too heartwarming. <3
Modified by Zetto92, Oct 8, 2014 9:00 AM
Mar 11, 2015 11:47 AM

Joined: May 2010
Posts: 8101
This is it, Alicia is the ultimate mom figure in the anime medium and her way of thinking is supreme.

Also, like teacher, like student.
May 6, 2015 1:37 PM

Joined: Nov 2013
Posts: 2716
supreme method of teaching and raising someone. very fantastic episode for alicia.
Jun 29, 2015 4:24 PM

Joined: Mar 2014
Posts: 80
My favourite Undine, and my favourite quote "Teaching and being taught are so similar." - I will hold this dear, forever and ever!
Oct 2, 2015 5:25 PM

Joined: Feb 2015
Posts: 1004
Very rare for an episode to focus on Alicia, the only other episode I can recall giving satisfactory focus on her was the OVA. Nice to see some of the thoughts that go behind her extremely gentle outward personality.
Oct 25, 2015 10:31 PM
Joined: Dec 2014
Posts: 59
Its the little things like the birds (might be the best animated birds I've ever seen) in this episode that make origination just as great as it is.
Nov 5, 2015 7:43 PM

Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 1686
There's no doubt that Alicia is one of the kindest anime characters. i just love her so much.

Glad to have this episode. <3

Nov 11, 2015 10:38 AM

Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 17578
Respect for Alicia, I love how gentle and kind she is.
Nov 13, 2015 6:29 AM

Joined: Aug 2015
Posts: 2060
Ah I wish my mom was like Alicia-san
Dec 5, 2015 7:31 AM
𝙆𝙖𝙠 𝙆𝙖𝙣 🍊

Joined: Jan 2013
Posts: 14826
The one and only ALICIA. The one question that was finally answered. Why Alicia doesn't scold people. Well she does but she does it in a way that it is not negative because to her she'd just be making the other person make more mistakes. I get her point. As a senior she must make sure her juniors can do things right and not worry about making mistakes. "Do it this way, do it this way"

It was odd to see Akari make such clumsy mistakes early in the episode. Spilling tea, gondola floating away due to being cut. Perhaps she was indeed being legit clumsy.

Alicia and Alice together is a first time. Refreshing episode indeed.

Jan 11, 2016 3:42 PM

Joined: Dec 2012
Posts: 13053
This is definitely one of the most profound and unforgettable episodes of Aria. I'm still awe struck by how Alicia sees things even 2+ years later. She doesn't do it to spare anyone's feelings, she simply embodies kindness, encouragement and the desire to learn. It was because of this episode that Alicia cemented herself among my favorite characters.
Pages (2) [1] 2 »