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May 20, 2011 1:06 PM

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Aika always wears high heels, not just in this ep. :P

Sherr said:
I thought this was an excellent episode.

Sure, the Aika x Al pairing might seem odd at first, but Aika is a woman with preferences after all.
I loved how they compared falling in love with someone with the mechanics of meteors.

Ai: "Right after being entranced by Aqua, they get drawn in, and burn up."
Al: "Although it's rare, sometimes the meteorites that become shooting stars don't burn up, but occasionally reach Aqua."

I love astronomy and I never thought of it that way before. Amazing.

Jan 23, 2012 12:52 PM

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Trie said:
It was another nice episode, it was great seeing a different side of Aika-chan but, I think Al x Aika would make an odd couple lol

kinda agree, but who cares.
nice episode, 5/5.
Feb 28, 2012 6:08 AM

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Aika gotta thing for short guys. :3
Sep 6, 2012 4:48 AM

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I didn't expect to see that the tomboy would be the one in love. Nice episode. Romance incoming.
Jan 4, 2013 9:56 AM

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Great and sweet episode and a touch of romance! I wonder if they'll do something about it in this season!
Jan 5, 2013 1:53 PM
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Another cute episode! I kind of like Aika x Al, even though there is a height difference and he looks a little brother. Every time I watch an episode of Aria, I always end up wanting to experience what happened in the episode >< I want to see a meteor shower!
Jun 19, 2013 2:26 AM

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You totally said a sappy line there Aika-chan.

Don't really like the pairing, but the episode was so relaxing as usual, that I can overlook it. 4/5.
Aug 2, 2013 10:29 PM
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Ara, ara... Seems Aika's head is not so full of Alicia that there's room for no one else in her thoughts... :)

But I'd like it if some romance happened beyond the romance of the city.
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Aug 21, 2013 4:31 AM

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Maybe it's just me, but I feel like Akari is more cheerful and happy going in this season so far. I know that's hard to tell, but it seems that way. The meteor shower was nice, and this episode touched up on the force of attraction in more ways than one ;).
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Dec 4, 2013 6:58 PM
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Lol, that was a cute episode. The meteor shower was nice too but Aika's reactions to Ai were priceless. I think that blush and thump thump she's getting is a sign of innocent love.
Jun 10, 2014 7:51 AM

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Where can I find doujinshi of them having sex?
Oct 16, 2014 11:56 PM

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Aika really gravitates toward Al huh?
Dec 25, 2014 4:48 AM

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Aika is just too adorable!

Now that's how you do love stories. So subtle yet so beautiful.

There goes all of my tiredness.
Mar 3, 2015 5:40 AM

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I really hope we'll get to see more of Aika x Al later in the season.
They are so cute together! ^o^
Apr 22, 2015 5:19 AM

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if aika and al ain't married or some shit by the end of aria... i'm gonna kidnap all their cats
Nov 6, 2015 12:14 PM

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Stargazing scene was very nice.
Jan 3, 2016 9:41 AM

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I don't dislike Al but, I believe Aika deserves someone way better that Al.
Aside from that , Yeah It was nice to see a different side of Aika.
Nov 8, 2016 8:30 AM

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Twintail is always a tsundere.. eh :D
Aika confirmed as shotacon? xD

I wish I can see shooting stars that many someday
So sad that I live in a city, where they don't even care about it :(
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Nov 22, 2016 11:41 AM

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Want to say 'slightly disappointed' with the start to the 2nd season so far, maybe i'll blame myself for looking at the MAL score and thinking there would be a lot of changes, but so far its been generally the same and i'd say the first season was a bit more creative, still a long way to go though.

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Jan 4, 4:24 PM

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Aika likes Al.
I would like to see how they met, because we don't know too much about Al.
Jun 17, 9:33 AM

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Aika likes Al. So... that's a thing. I don't mind really mind; they have an alright dynamic, it just seems a bit too fast because they haven't really interacted that much on screen before this episode.

But I was a little bothered by the technobabble. Mars's surface gravity wouldn't necessarily have to be increased in order to retain the new atmosphere that was created during the terraforming process (it also shouldn't be possible without adding mass, but this is not hard sci-fi, so I can overlook that). What actually would be necessary though is protecting the atmosphere from solar wind. To that end, they would have to maintain a magnetic field around the planet somehow, either restoring its magnetosphere or through other means.