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Dec 26, 2012 7:01 PM

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Hmm i like the vibe the anime gives off its kinda similiar to natsume yuujinchou.. guess i'll keep watching
 
Dec 29, 2012 12:51 PM
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I've read so much about this anime and so many people that I respect rave about it that I'm giving it a go. I have to say that this first episode didn't do too much for me. The art and the music are excellent, and I recognize that the sedate pace must be part of its appeal, but as first episodes go, I'm not exactly blown away. But I'll try to watch it in its entirety to see how it develops.
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Jan 3, 2013 11:57 AM

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Really nice start, this feels so soft and relaxing, a excellent anime to just rest and experience a calming story. Lets see if there will be any story to it in the long run!

Great episode and start either way, lets see what's next!
 
Apr 8, 2013 8:13 PM

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The opening was meh, but OH MY GAWD that fucking flower blooming at the peek of what seems like the birth of killer was pretty wicked and creepy,

definitely cant wait to see where this leads
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Apr 23, 2013 2:22 AM

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Really pleasant. I agree that this should probably not be marathoned, but enjoyed at a leisurely pace.
 
May 19, 2013 2:21 AM

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I'm starting my journey to greatness.
Even though this shouldn't be marathoned, I'm going to watch everything Aria related in less then a week. It's the only way.
 
May 23, 2013 2:16 PM
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Hmm... I Don't agree with most of you. This episode was not as good as I expected. The atmosphere of the Neo-Venezia is fine, but in the episode there wasn't nothing interesting. Humour wasn't funny and I can't like characters, I don't know why. Graphics are just worse than average, but it really doesn't matter.
This episode was not good, but I see potential of this anime. I'll for sure watch rest of episodes and I think I'll change my mindset about Aria series.in near future :)
 
Jul 3, 2013 7:53 PM
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This show has some great wit. I loved the part where Ai was talking in a monotone about what she would scream. :D

These girls make rowing a gondola look like a lot of fun.
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Jul 4, 2013 5:19 PM

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herbalis7 said:
Hmm... I Don't agree with most of you. This episode was not as good as I expected. The atmosphere of the Neo-Venezia is fine, but in the episode there wasn't nothing interesting. Humour wasn't funny and I can't like characters, I don't know why. Graphics are just worse than average, but it really doesn't matter.
This episode was not good, but I see potential of this anime. I'll for sure watch rest of episodes and I think I'll change my mindset about Aria series.in near future :)


yup fair enough, everyone has different opinion, so there's not necessary to same it with yours. but it's still one of the best among most of slice of life anime.
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Sep 27, 2013 2:55 AM

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I wanna live in Noe-Venice too ^^;
 
Oct 29, 2013 9:18 PM

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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.

Me too!
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Dec 5, 2013 10:08 PM
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A very gentle soothing anime. The older animation style contributes to pleasant atmosphere. It seems interesting, but somehow I feel like I'd enjoy this anime more if I was a bit younger (around 14-15) then my current age.

It is probably just the first episode feeling. I really like the OP/ED songs, relaxing tunes with a bit of a jingle. I usually marathon anime but I won't for this one. This anime likes to take it's time so I'll do the same and watch it slowly.
 
Dec 31, 2013 6:20 AM

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I wonder if the makers of this knew all gondolas in venice have to be mainly black in colour. So kudos for that. I really liked this slice of err future life! Needed this to fill in the gap left by Non Non Biyori.
 
Feb 2, 2014 1:37 PM

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The most peaceful anime I've ever seen.
 
Feb 23, 2014 5:11 AM

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This is beautiful... I almost cried.

Yay for that Non Non Biyori mood
 
Apr 7, 2014 9:09 AM

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I found it boring. But the setting is really nice and I always did like the character designs.

I wasn't exactly expecting anything too amazing from this first season. I'm sure there are far better episodes to come. Hopefully I can get there.
 
Apr 11, 2014 4:43 AM
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I kinda wish there are more events like Akari's backwards rowing and/or Alicia's oar control. Both of them are great.

Also, Ai being snarky at first is pretty hilarious.
 
Apr 12, 2014 4:45 PM

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This has to be the chillest anime ever.
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May 17, 2014 9:35 AM

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Can't say I disliked this because I actually liked it. This will probably be an anime that I watch maybe 1-2 episodes a day.
 
Jun 9, 2014 5:46 AM

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Damn, i want to live in Neo-Venezia :O
 
Jun 20, 2014 9:17 PM

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Man, so chill. It's the type of anime where you watch an episode before you go to sleep.
 
Jun 29, 2014 4:07 PM

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Wow, what a fabulous OST! I love the peaceful atmosphere, great to relax after a stressful day.
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Jun 30, 2014 6:43 PM

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Very reminiscent of Kino no Tabi and Mushishi and the music is fantastic for setting up a calm atmosphere just like the latter. Simple, beautiful message in this episode and I think it'll be like this for the whole show. Since it's already so similar to Kino and Mushishi, I'll probably enjoy this very much.

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Aug 29, 2014 3:27 PM

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So peaceful and relaxing. Seems like a good to show to watch 1 episode a day - it well serve me as a substitute for Mushishi.
I like the characters and the comedy moments are perfect.
Nice episode, 4/5.
 
Oct 26, 2014 3:58 PM
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Didn't expect much from the first episode, but it was really relaxing to watch. Kinda feel like a child again watching this.
 
Nov 6, 2014 10:59 PM

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Time to start Aria!

I'm going to keep my expectations low based on what I've heard, but I'm going to be hoping for more.
 
Nov 27, 2014 5:42 PM

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I decided to return to Aqua for a while.

It's as relaxing and fascinating as the first time through.
 
Dec 2, 2014 9:47 AM

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So this is Aria I keep hearing about, so relaxing. Reminds me of Non non Biyori (when that one should remind me of this one)

Great episode, will stick with this one.
 
Jan 21, 2015 1:50 AM

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Coming back to the Aria series over a year later, I'm really excited to rewatch this bit by bit throughout 2015. Watching this episode again with an intimate connection and understanding of each character made it feel like a completely new experience. Right off the bat, I'm reminded why Aria is such a beautiful series and why Akari is such an amazing person. Ai had me roaring when she was like "I'll scream" followed by "friend."
 
Jan 22, 2015 12:15 AM

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I can never get enough of Aria, it's such a wonderful atmosphere. <3
 
Feb 18, 2015 1:56 PM
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Enjoyable episode, quite relaxing.

Loving the characters so far, The president and Ai are supper cute :3

Dem backwards peddling skills.
 
Mar 21, 2015 12:02 PM

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Mar 23, 2015 1:02 PM

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The world and the soundtrack is beautiful. It has just been 1 episode and I love all the characters. The president and the girls are so adorable
 
Apr 21, 2015 8:40 AM

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So peaceful and relaxing. Seems like a good to show to watch 1 episode a day - it well serve me as a substitute for Mushishi.
I like the characters and the comedy moments are perfect.
Nice episode, 4/5.
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May 14, 2015 4:10 PM

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I'm really hoping this series becomes like my most favorite slice of life series, Mushishi. I thoroughly enjoyed the first episode
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May 24, 2015 8:51 PM

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Mr. President Aria is already annoying the f*ck out of me gawd I hate these pets :/ in anime that make those annoying sounds.
I hope that critter gets less screen time because I'm afraid it's going to be me or it. I'd hate to have to drop what looks like a decent series but when something is really annoying and distracting...well there are lots of other things to watch. I'll give it a few more episodes.
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Jun 7, 2015 4:34 AM

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Good episode. Really relaxing and the opening song was so beautiful, might be the most relaxing opening i have ever heard.
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Jun 15, 2015 9:12 AM

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Decent first episode, Akari best girl for now.
 
Jul 10, 2015 11:33 PM

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If I watch more stuff like this, maybe it'll pull me out of my depression. xD
 
Jul 19, 2015 11:18 PM

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Wow what a relaxing first episode :P
 
Aug 6, 2015 4:22 PM

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The first half of the episode was a bit boring, but it picked up when she began rowing backwards.

Let's see what the other episodes will be like.
 
Sep 29, 2015 5:24 AM

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I decided to come back from the OVA, I don't wanna to go the Origination yet.
After going through all 2 seasons and 1 ova, Re-watching the first Aria episode is so much more immense than the first time.

 
Oct 17, 2015 3:04 AM

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Nice 1st episode, just looking at Neo Venezia makes we wanna go in there :3
 
Dec 7, 2015 2:33 PM

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This is kinda interesting.
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Dec 13, 2015 6:50 AM

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I was preparing for this show from about 5 years. Finally picked it up.
Great start, amazing subs (crystal nova) . I really missing something like this in this times :/ amazing work, literal, honorific and tl notes.
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Jan 3, 2016 3:58 AM

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Been meaning to watch this for years. Good stuff.
 
Jan 17, 2016 1:48 PM

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It's been a while since I've seen something so BORING.
1/10 dropped.
 
Jan 23, 2016 1:45 AM

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Still waiting the subtitle for BD realease. Can't wait to rewatch Aria, again.


 
Apr 15, 2016 11:50 AM

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Meh, not interesting, its OK but its not amazing as its fans claim.
Anyway too early to judge i won't judge it before i see at least 10 episodes.
Fine Episode.
 
May 2, 2016 5:17 AM

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Watched it for the calming feeling people talk about, something to watch at the end of a long day, definitely not suitable binge material.

That pet is annoying is fk,so soooo irritating on the ears but just gotta get used to it to enjoy the show and learn to like it as the first episode so eloquently stated.
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