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Jun 15, 2011 5:19 AM

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These are some of the most magical characters in creation. Who are your favorite characters?

Mine has to be Aika (with her hair cut) and Aria Sachou (usually when he gets bitten by Maa Sachou)
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Jul 6, 2011 2:17 AM

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well, if you ask me, i really can't decide. They have unique characters. IMO, Kozue Amano-sensei is a prodigy.But if i really must pick one, my favorite character is Alice, the "Orange Princess" because she's really a prodigy.

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Jul 6, 2011 3:33 AM

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Akari, I find her enthusiasm positively charming. But, every one of the Undines are great in my opinion.
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Jul 7, 2011 8:36 AM

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I honestly think it's better to consider the entire cast of Aria as "one character" than look at them individually sometimes.
Even when I was in crowd, I was always alone
Jul 8, 2011 9:33 PM

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Akari for me as well. Her ability to find joy in even the simplest things was a major selling point to me.
Nov 22, 2011 1:50 PM
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My favorite Aria character is a toss up between Akari and Akatsuki the Salamander. Sure Akari is great and she gets plenty of screen time and development, but Akatsuki is only a supporting character and gets significantly less screen time, yet he easily holds his own when he is on screen. I'm halfway through Origination but i hope to get some background on him soon.
Dec 7, 2011 4:40 AM
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Jan 7, 2012 10:56 PM

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Akari's just got great personality and is cuter than all hell, so her.
Mar 13, 2012 4:25 AM

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It's very hard to make a decision here because the whole cast is simply amazing, but if I have to pick one it would be Alice.
May 18, 2012 5:29 AM
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Ma the biter :D

btw, I've noticed just now that 95% of characters have names that begin with A....
May 22, 2012 10:19 PM
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I tried doing this once...didn't work out for me haha. I just find the whole cast brilliant and am unable to choose just one. Aria is just a bundle of...medicine in this hectic society imo, shows us that sometimes, we have to slow down (I would say Akari teaches us that the most ^-^).
Jul 24, 2013 2:33 AM

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It'a hard to choose personally. It's better to look at them as a whole :) All the characters are quite likable.
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Sep 9, 2014 6:28 AM

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Alicia-san ^_^ but I love them all anyway.
Sep 26, 2014 8:39 PM

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She is just lovely.
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Feb 17, 2015 9:17 PM

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My favourite characters:

Akari, Alice, Aika, Alicia, Athena, Akira, Pokoteng, Maa, Hime, Al, Akatsuki, Woody, Grandma, even that cafe manager dude is my fav character.

  1. To have Mars of Destruction, Skelter Heaven, and Pupa properly adapted in TV series form by Madhouse
  2. To have Inferno Cop properly adapted in TV series form by Bones, director: Urobuchi Gen
  3. An anime crossover of Mushishi x ARIA x Haibane Renmei.

Should even one of the above conditions cannot be done, anime is still at risk.
Aug 9, 2015 2:41 AM

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Akira all the way.
Aug 9, 2015 1:11 PM

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Everyone except that headless ghost in the Natural.

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Oct 5, 2015 1:40 PM

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Definitely Akari, though I love Aika as well. I think Akari's optimistic personality paired with her ability to find value in anything fits the themes of the series perfectly, and she's a very endearing character.
Jul 14, 2016 1:53 PM

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President Aria, he's just very funny!
Jul 14, 2016 2:06 PM

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Alicia-san! is my fave character of Aria.
Jul 14, 2016 2:10 PM

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This is a very difficult question because all the characters are amazing. The only character that I did not like as much was Akatsuki because he could act like a jerk but the others were all amazing.

If I had to pick then it would be either Akari or Alice. I like Akari because she is so nice and cheerful and Alice because of her childish personality and because she is a prodigy.
Dec 3, 2016 4:42 PM
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Jan 26, 2017 9:03 AM

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Akari and Aria shachou is my favourite!
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Feb 2, 2017 7:45 PM

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Every character has their own unique trait and development progress, however Alice stands out the most from my oberservation.

While Akari has a tendency to enjoy almost everything she catch sight of, Alice on the hand seems to get easily bothered by what she see. She always pays attention to her surroundings, keeps an eye on everything, including her seniors undine, like how she thought Akari got bullied by Akatsuki in E3S1, how she wonders if Alicia ever gone mad with Akari, or how she's worried about the future of the trio after her promotion to Prima Undine.

Alice is also talented in rowing gondola, but her lack of communication skill supressed her from reaching the fullest state. Throughout the series we can see her gradual development, mostly thanks to Akari who enlighted her to become more cheerful. The result is at E9S3 we get to see the full-flegded Alice, skilled in every aspect, her singing voice is also beautiful and touching, she completely took my heart away at that scene.

Sometimes she can act childish (she's only 14 year-old anyway), but those childish act is realistically portrayed, i bet most of us were like that at that age. While she's the youngest, i find her the best to be able to keep her composure among the trio, which is cute as she always act like she's grown-up but in fact she's got a long way to go. Her self-establish rule is also one of her unique trait, which i can pretty much relate, living with a code is cool eh.

Her relationship with Athena is the best imo, senior and junior don't always get along, but these 2 are super cute and hillarious sometimes. While Alice seems to always push Athena away because of her over-caring trait, she's in fact doubtful about Athena's motive, as she usually is by herself so she doesn't trust other much, she's the type to believe that everything comes at a cost. But when the 2 reconcile at E13S2, it was damn touching as Alice finally realize Athena's goodwill.
Feb 2, 2017 7:57 PM

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Alicia, followed by Akira, and then Akari and Athena.
Apr 21, 2018 6:47 AM

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Alicia, then Alice, and then Akari but all of them are great. There isn't a single unlikable character.
Apr 26, 2018 7:15 AM

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Tough pick between Akari or Aika. Akari iv'e liked throughout the whole series, but Aika really grew on me in the second half of the series.

Katsura janai, Zura da

Sep 10, 2018 7:54 AM

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Aika is underrated
Oct 19, 2018 12:51 PM
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Orange Princess <3
Nov 27, 2018 4:25 PM

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I'd have to say both Akari and Alicia, Alice is an honorable mention.
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Jan 17, 4:15 AM
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Akari she's just so pure that I love her
Jan 17, 6:40 AM

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Alice, followed by Akari and then Alicia.

Jan 18, 1:33 AM
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Alice, Akari, Alicia, Athena, Akira, Aika
( Every character is genuinely amazing though )