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Feb 14, 2011 7:38 PM

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Apr 6, 2011 12:59 AM

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i smell shoujo ai xD
Jun 18, 2011 10:01 AM
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This episode totally won me over. Alice is adorable and everything about this show just makes me happy. Loved it.
Aug 29, 2011 8:00 AM

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Well... I guess Aria is still not my thing. After the disappointment of the first two episodes, I tried the 3rd and 4th, and while I have enjoyed them more, as more or less I know the weak spots of each character and what the series is meant to create, there are still scenes I can't come to love.

I liked, to a point, the inner conflict of Alice, but then again the whole wording about the smiles and happiness somehow manages to take me away from the tone of the episodes... It seems I'm enjoying this show more in its quiet moments than when the characters interact. Specially with Akari, yes she's happy and positive, but hearing why she's happy and positive from her own mouth implies tons of cringeworthy metaphors and cheesy talking that, instead of reinforcing the feelings of the show, in some way damage them. And I guess I'll have this problem for the whole series.

This one gets 6.5 points. The other more or less 7, because of a more interesting and evocative story; so they are both an improvement on the first two. But I'm still waiting to see what makes this series specially good.
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Jan 8, 2012 8:04 AM
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Why is this so pointless and good at the same time?
Jun 21, 2012 4:05 PM

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Jul 11, 2012 3:03 AM

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While parts of the exposition was handled well, others...not so much. I liked the episode though, relaxing as ever. The new girl looks alright. What's with everybody's name starting with A though?

The episode pretty much makes us learn sideburns in Japanese, you always learn something new. 4/5.
Jul 28, 2012 4:15 PM

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Aw, there weren't any ara ara ara's this episode.

I like how there's so many big machines flying around in the sky, but to get to Ukijima, they have to take a ski lift.
Aug 1, 2012 3:32 PM

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I thought this episode was an improvement on the first two, more interesting. And the city really is like another character to the show. In terms of personality Alice reminds me of Azusa from K-On.
Sep 5, 2012 6:21 AM

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FantasyHeaven said:
Why is this so pointless and good at the same time?

Exactly. Akari's so sweet, Alice such a good character.
Nov 22, 2012 1:13 AM

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Too many A's, how about a Z character next.
Dec 15, 2012 12:22 PM
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Alice's monologue when they were with Akatsuki sounded lame. :(

And the sunset scenery was not pretty at all...

Hm. I guess I'll watch a while longer. Not sure if it's something I like though.

Very nice music, however.
Dec 22, 2012 9:31 AM
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This was a very heartwarming episode, the new Alice character was very interesting to follow through the process of understanding Akari's way of working :)

This is my first watch of the series and I love it so far :D
Jan 3, 2013 1:03 PM

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Awesome new character introduction and once more a super relaxed episode!
Feb 18, 2013 1:22 AM

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That president cat thing annoys the hell of out of me, looks like Mugi from K-On.

Apr 25, 2013 11:24 PM

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akari why are you so perfect
May 19, 2013 2:40 PM

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Waiting for the sex scene.

Anyways, good episode. Hopefully it doesn't get boring.
May 27, 2013 10:56 AM
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I actually laughed at "scouting young people for gondoling companies".
Jun 23, 2013 10:26 PM

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What the hell, Alice is in 8th grade?

Anyways I enjoyed this episode!

Plan on watching 1 episode a night right before I go to bed. I feel like that is the best way to watch it since marathoning this would be a drag.
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Jul 5, 2013 8:50 PM
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I don't know what the secret of Akari's smile is that Alice found.
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Jul 6, 2013 7:18 PM

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WolfWood37 said:
Too many A's, how about a Z character next.

the truth is every charaters except minor supporting one has letter A for name.

Sep 27, 2013 3:10 PM

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Wahhh~ this was so relaxing~ i was smiling through the whole episode.

Just what i needed before bed (─‿‿─)
Feb 26, 2014 12:25 PM

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I almost fell asleep.
Mar 25, 2014 9:46 PM

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Alicia is easy remember considering her Ara, Ara, Ara catchphrase. This A letter anime is very relaxing. Take a shower, get some instant ramen, and chow down while watching the relaxing Aria series.

Nice episode, and interesting to see a floating city on top.
Apr 8, 2014 3:56 AM

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Finally I'm enjoying this show.
Apr 11, 2014 5:48 AM
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I like it when Alice says "you're really nosy".

She always takes the good bits; not that's a bad thing though.
Jun 13, 2014 1:33 AM

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Oh Alice. Your sweetness is overflowing in this episode.

This anime is beautiful.
Jun 30, 2014 9:36 AM

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The atmosphere and everything else is just beautiful. Alice and Akari are so adorable.
Jul 7, 2014 7:16 PM

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This is such a lovely and relaxing show. The slow pace really helps bring out the atmosphere as well as "show, not tell".
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Aug 25, 2014 7:11 PM

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I'm am being pleasantly surprised with every episode so far. The word "relax" seems to really resonate with fans regarding this show, and I agree. Alice seems like a lovely character who I would really like to see more of.

That preview was very interesting in the idea that something climactic might occur. That's cool, as long I feel relaxed by the end of it.

Aug 31, 2014 8:03 AM

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Seriously why every character's name starts with 'A' ? .. It's confusing.
Nov 27, 2014 7:20 PM

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Great episode featuring the introduction of Alice-chan. She is one of my favorite characters in Aria.
Dec 4, 2014 7:16 AM

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This is genius work. I am loving it a lot! Alice reminds me of Ai.

And yup, I ship Akatsuki x Akari. It reminds me of Mamoru x Usagi.
Jan 16, 2015 7:06 AM

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To those annoyed by Akari's statements: Don't expect it to end anytime soon.
That's just a part of her character. At least we have Aika to keep her in check, lol.
Feb 18, 2015 3:03 PM
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Alice is quite the skilled and popular one huh.

Woah! The city in the sky looked amazing and had a gorguess view.
Mar 21, 2015 12:56 PM

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akari is very sweet :>
Mar 27, 2015 5:58 PM

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ara ara ara... ^______________^ so cute. the anime is so good. Calm and peaceful, just brilliant.
Apr 22, 2015 2:55 AM

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Im liking Alice so far.
Jun 17, 2015 3:40 PM

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Awesome episode, nothing much to say except that.
Jul 19, 2015 11:25 PM

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They're are so many A's in this show! Alice seems cool so far.
Jul 24, 2015 1:51 PM

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Haha Akatsuki seems like amazing guy. Enjoying the series so far!

And OST is sooo good. These guitar songs are so relaxing.
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Aug 31, 2015 5:19 PM

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Hazuk4shii said:
Seriously why every character's name starts with 'A' ? .. It's confusing.

Indeed it is. I suppose they simply decided that everyone's name should start with the same letter as the title.
Dec 13, 2015 11:54 AM

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RUN-GFB said:
To those annoyed by Akari's statements: Don't expect it to end anytime soon.
That's just a part of her character. At least we have Aika to keep her in check, lol.

Annoyed, seriously? :D She is great.

And this world is amazing.
Jun 26, 2016 8:35 PM

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Great episode again. I love how chill this anime is lol. Alice was cute.
Lol at ever characters names starting with A.
Nov 1, 2016 6:52 AM

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Smiling Alice is so cute.. and lovely xD

I can already imagine the conversation of Alice & Aika
Alice said something sweet & embarrassing
"Embarrassing remarks aren't allowed!" xD
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Jan 3, 2:16 PM

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Another kawaii girl appears.
Mar 27, 7:28 AM

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It's time for some more gratuitous "analysis" no one asked for!

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