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Sep 18, 2008 12:42 AM
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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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Loving the characters, and their city seems like one peaceful place. I don't know but I felt good after watching this lol.
 
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Oct 5, 2008 3:38 AM

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The characters are good. The city sounds intriguing.
 
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Oct 26, 2008 11:28 PM

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I loved this episode~ :)
I don't usually go for the slice of life genre - but I think Aria will soon change that. First thing is first - the animation was just too beautiful - made me want to go to Venice! Moreover, the characters are very sweet and kind. This anime's whole atmosphere is calm and soothing and I'm really enjoying it :)



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Nov 4, 2008 12:09 PM
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Yea, the city feels like Venice minus all the disadvantages you face there (tourists, dirt, ..)

I especially liked the background music when they were chasing that creature.. is that a sea cow or what should I call it?^^
 
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Nov 4, 2008 6:04 PM

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Ah...there was a topic for this? Or did I just forget to respond to it.
This episode was boring from what I remember. But the second episode improves.
Or it could have just been my mood.

Anyway, it's one of those shows for when you're not pumped, but relaxed, and it's one of those shows you just have to let wash over you. Because if you use even use half or more of your brainpower to watch it, you'll get bored.

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Nov 24, 2008 7:45 AM

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It's a great episode to watch if you're in bed with a fever, having absolutely nothing to do. The BGM was lovely. I like the animation (even though it's way outdated now.) Venice Neo Whatever is like my dream city. Everything is relaxed and slow. Alicia-chan is cute.
 
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Dec 9, 2008 8:21 PM

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So this is why I keep seeing this anime associated with the feeling of relaxation :3, I was worried whether I was going to enjoy this but I see it's off to a very good start ^_^ hopefully it will only get better from here on out but the setting and animation is beautiful =D
 
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Jan 27, 2009 6:29 PM

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what a sweet episode :)
 
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Mar 23, 2009 6:08 PM

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Ohh, majority of the episode I kept thinking to myself "I would love to live in this city". It was so beautiful, it was pretty relaxing and cute. I definately would enjoy this every night, or when I'm just calm and tired. The opening is my alarm clock.

I've listened to the soundtrack before I watched the show, and it was wonderful hearing the music.

 
Mar 29, 2009 1:09 AM

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It was enjoyable the president is sooo cute it was a bit slow though for a first episode.

 
Jun 4, 2009 6:19 PM

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The characters are really cute, and the setting is REALLY beautiful XD I'll continue to watch, cause it seems like a promising anime

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Jun 27, 2009 11:01 AM

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streat said:
i was wondering...does a buttered potato really taste good? lol


Yeah, they taste good and are quite easy to make at home aswell. I've made them many times when I'm hungry and need a quick snack.
 
Jul 19, 2009 6:27 AM

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Oh lawdy. I've never felt so relaxed after watching a show.

Ara ara~ great characters so far. Lush city.
 
Jul 23, 2009 1:33 AM

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Not too impressed by the opening ep, but I'll keep watching cause I'm looking for a relaxing watch, and I think that Aria will fill that gap, plus the third season has a really high rating, so I'm definitely curious to see it.


 
Oct 9, 2009 3:50 PM

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Seems like a VERY laid back relaxing slice of life anime, not sure if i can marathon something like this yet, but either way it'll be a good inbetween anime. First ep was good imo.
 
Oct 31, 2009 1:38 PM

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So peaceful and relaxing anime...I like it!
 
Jan 12, 2010 2:11 PM

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Crimsonwill said:
So this is why I keep seeing this anime associated with the feeling of relaxation :3, I was worried whether I was going to enjoy this but I see it's off to a very good start ^_^ hopefully it will only get better from here on out but the setting and animation is beautiful =D

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Jan 27, 2010 4:48 PM

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zzzzz
 
Feb 17, 2010 9:58 AM

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Wow, what a relaxing and a calm episode. I've never felt so calm in my entire life after watching an Anime episode. It's also good to see a setting other than Japan. President Aria sure is a cute fellow. :3

Everytime that little girl Ai talks, I find myself smiling. I don't know why but I really like her voice. I fell in love after I heard it, lol. She's also sweet since in the end, she told Akari that she didn't regret riding on her boat.

I also noticed that all the gondolier's name in the Aria company starts with letter A. Also, Alicia is a one pro mafuking gondolier, lol. I understand why Akari adores her. Plus, if they are in Mars, does that mean there are also aliens? :>
 
Feb 21, 2010 11:51 PM

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Loving the music of the anime. <3
Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.~
 
Mar 19, 2010 7:00 AM

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so on mars they all talk japanese??? :)

jk this was a very good episodem,and i'm sure that this anime will be awesome ^_^

it gave me a really warm feeling and the characters are cute and really likeable :D

PS:that city looks very much like my dream city,a place with much nature,no cars and traffic,nice weather...i wanna move to mars :D

PPS:why would they rename terra/earth?
Sayonara,papa!


"Just how a mirror reflects you,people will also reflect your heart."
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May 18, 2010 12:18 PM

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a little bit boring, i don't like slice of life anime...
but i think aria will change this. So relaxing. :3
 
Jun 11, 2010 5:04 PM

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I've Come back to Aqua, after a long absence, for a much needed vacation! Already, I have to wonder, What took me so long?
 
Aug 22, 2010 6:33 AM

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ukonkivi said:
Ah...there was a topic for this? Or did I just forget to respond to it.
This episode was boring from what I remember. But the second episode improves.
Or it could have just been my mood.

Anyway, it's one of those shows for when you're not pumped, but relaxed, and it's one of those shows you just have to let wash over you. Because if you use even use half or more of your brainpower to watch it, you'll get bored.


^This
 
Aug 29, 2010 12:47 AM

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I can't begin to count how many times I've watched this great series from beginning to end! It's the kind of series that always sticks with you from the first viewing. What I love about this first episode is that it gently sets up things that will come back in later episodes like Ai's relationship with Akari, the history of Aqua (Mars), Akatsuki's love of Alicia, etc..It's interesting to note just how much happens in this episode, yet we have not met our entire cast of characters. That's just the kind of series "Aria" is; it takes it's time doing things and allowsthe viewer tocoast long at a Natural pace.
 
Aug 30, 2010 8:59 PM

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Boring the music helps putting me to sleep. If it actually continues on like this eh I'll just drop it. Mr. President Aria is already annoying the f*ck out of me gawd I hate these pets :/ in animes that make those annoying sounds.


 
Aug 31, 2010 12:06 AM
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I seriously almost fell asleep... I've heard about this series being relaxing, but it borderlined on boring. Hopefully it doesn't continue at this pace.
 
Sep 6, 2010 11:50 AM

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I personally enjoyed the start, I think I will enjoy this series.

Urahara Out!!
 
Sep 7, 2010 8:17 AM
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Well that was ok for a slice-of-life episode. A good introduction I guess. So Aria is the little pet of "pink hair".

My only complaint is that the girls have flat chest :)

 
Sep 11, 2010 1:41 PM

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Very calm...
Even when I was in crowd, I was always alone
 
Nov 9, 2010 7:03 AM

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The visuals, the music, the story...everything was beautiful. What a wonderful way to end the day. And I'm only assuming Aria gets even better throughout this season and the following ones.
 
Dec 23, 2010 7:51 AM

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After finishing the adrenaline pumping Gurren Lagann, I think this show will be a great relaxer. From the first episode I know I'm going to like it, especially since I've read the manga a few years back and enjoyed it very much.
 
Dec 27, 2010 9:43 AM

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Not sure why I liked this. Ending theme was cool though.
 
Feb 9, 2011 10:43 PM

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I really liked the part when nothing happened, imo best part.

On a serious note, I defitely won't be able to marathon this like all my other non-airing anime series.
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Feb 21, 2011 4:23 AM

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i love rewatching anime :D,especially the 2nd best anime ever made :)

i'd give it 5/5 but my idiot past self gave this episode a 4/5 so meh :),i'm glad to be back on Neo-Venezia :)
Sayonara,papa!


"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)
 
Feb 21, 2011 4:31 AM

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Welcome back ^ω^
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Mar 20, 2011 8:49 AM

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Ya im not so impressed so far but from what people said its supposed to be really good so i'll stick with it.
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Apr 6, 2011 12:03 AM

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the scenery is so calming to see, the art is cute, and the character is refreshing i also enjoyed the start and i love how the story is about paddling a boat >_<
 
Aug 26, 2011 10:28 AM

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Ok, I finally tried two episodes of Aria expecting to love the series and get the enthusiasm, and so far I'm really, really disappointed.

Don't try to point any external reason about if I like slice-of-lifes or instead love more action-packed stuff because what I didn't like was the delivery. Specially, this overly cheesy dialogue that falls on obvious, pseudo-poetic and discursive speech about the beauty of life and feelings. And well, the comedy is, uh, unimpressive.

The art is nice and cute, the background music is relaxing but nothing I could find special, but it's just the way the whole is driven what drives me nuts. It feels fake, too "marketed", unnatural.

This episode probably would get 6 points, and the second would have 5. Considering how much has my hype grown since I first heard about this show, it can be classified as a serious disappointment. Will watch the rest, but the first glance hasn't been too promising.
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I'm already in love.
 
Dec 10, 2011 6:22 PM

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jal90 said:
Ok, I finally tried two episodes of Aria expecting to love the series and get the enthusiasm, and so far I'm really, really disappointed.

Don't try to point any external reason about if I like slice-of-lifes or instead love more action-packed stuff because what I didn't like was the delivery. Specially, this overly cheesy dialogue that falls on obvious, pseudo-poetic and discursive speech about the beauty of life and feelings. And well, the comedy is, uh, unimpressive.

The art is nice and cute, the background music is relaxing but nothing I could find special, but it's just the way the whole is driven what drives me nuts. It feels fake, too "marketed", unnatural.

This episode probably would get 6 points, and the second would have 5. Considering how much has my hype grown since I first heard about this show, it can be classified as a serious disappointment. Will watch the rest, but the first glance hasn't been too promising.


Just want to point out that the latter two seasons, The Natural and especially The Origination really come into their own. You know how on your list tags you say the Animation improves in it's latter episodes, well expect it to improve as it goes along.

Anyway, i'm re-watching this series for the millionth time.
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Jan 10, 2012 11:57 PM

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Glad I finally started to watch this series, I really liked this first episode. I wasn't sure if I would like it since I new it would be really slow paced, but it is so calming (plus I watched it right before I'm going to sleep ^_^). Music was also really nice <3
 
Jan 18, 2012 9:37 AM

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Wow, what a relaxing and chill anime. I was looking for a slice of life, and this can certainly fill that roll.
 
Jan 22, 2012 9:07 AM
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I watched about half of this years ago, and it's so much more laid-back than I remember. The dialogue was a little silly and melodramatic at times, but that's to be expected from anime I guess.

Another anime to take my time through. Best watched as single episodes, when settled in for the night.
 
Feb 19, 2012 3:18 PM

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Not relaxing at all, just boring, and I find this to be a bit on the overrated side, judging by this episode. 3/5

I probably won't even watch the other seasons...
 
Apr 29, 2012 10:24 PM

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Interesting. XD
Cool place for the story to take place.
 
Jul 9, 2012 3:14 AM

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I've wanted to check this out for quite some time, but it was never summer...so now is the time. I liked the first episode, a calm experience, heavily relying on the atmosphere. I love these kind of shows. 4/5.
 
Aug 1, 2012 8:38 PM
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Interesting Neo Venezia storyline so calming and refreshing to watch.
 
Sep 5, 2012 4:56 AM

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Pretty relaxing, the background seems interesting, I'm going to continue this series and probably read the manga afterward.
 
Dec 15, 2012 10:50 AM

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Calming, but also a bit dragged on and boring. Though it did pick up a bit when she rowed backwards. XD

I fell in love with the opening song. <3

But... rowing a gondola is freakin' hard. They make it look easy.

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