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Synonyms: Aria The Masterpiece
Japanese: ARIA
English: Aria
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 12
Chapters: 67
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 28, 2002 to Feb 29, 2008
Genres: Adventure Adventure, Comedy Comedy, Drama Drama, Sci-Fi Sci-Fi, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Comic Blade
Authors: Amano, Kozue (Story & Art)


Score: 8.621 (scored by 84608,460 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #692
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #438
Members: 29,740
Favorites: 2,221

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In the distant future, humanity has terraformed Mars into an oceanic planet to suit their needs. Now known as Aqua, the planet serves as a new home for people discontent with living on Manhome—the planet formerly known as Earth. Being a perfect imitation of Manhome's Venice, the town of Neo-Venezia has inherited all of the rustic charms of the original. Gondolas weave their way through the waterways of the dreamy town while nostalgic alleys await those who travel on foot.

Akari Mizunashi, a young Manhome native, has recently made Neo-Venezia her new home. To pursue her dream of becoming a gondolier tour guide—or Undine—Akari joins the Aria Company, one of the most renowned water guide companies in town. As she basks in a simple lifestyle unavailable on Manhome, Akari cheerily ambles through her daily life in Neo-Venezia: the town where magic and miracles abound.

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Aria was first published in English by ADV Manga, who released 3 volumes from April 1 to November 1, 2004 before dropping the license. TokyoPop republished the series and released 6 volumes from January 8, 2008 to December 28, 2010 before publication was discontinued. It was also published in Spanish by Ivrea España from July 2006 to April 2010.

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Mar 24, 2010
NowItsAngeTime (All reviews)
For the purpose of this review, I’m going to write a review for both people who have watched the Aria anime already, and who have not and are only reading the manga.


Review for those HAVE NOT watched the anime:

Aria is a very nice and relaxing slice of life manga that definitely deserves reading.

One interesting thing about Aria is that it can be a bit hard to recommend to other people. Basically you follow the 3 main characters: Akari Mizunashi, Aika Granzchesta, and Alice Caroll as they work hard to become great undines… which are basically tour gondola rowers.

While that might seem a bit odd, read more
Jul 22, 2010
santetjan (All reviews)
Poets and travel agencies abound that describe places as having a character of their own; books and anecdotes aplenty consider cities to be living entities. A place, then, is something that one may get to know better, and something familiar that seems to share - and have a share in - one's own life.
A depiction of little more than the life of characters within their setting, Aria has often been described as being fully character-centric. It is not nearly the only manga to have been given this description, but seldom has it been a more apt one - as long as the reader keeps read more
Sep 25, 2010
Moonlith (All reviews)
"Today, with the same smile as always, with the same outfit as always, with the same partners as always, I'm happily heading off to the same training as always."

These words, spoken by none other than Akari Mizunashi, the protagonist of Aria, reflect just about perfectly the core theme in Kozue Amano's quiet and serene story about three young undine trainees.

In a world and culture highlighting constant action, adventures, and excitement as the correct way of life, Aria is like a deep breath of fresh, calming air. In Neo Venezia, where the manga's story is set, one's fulfilling daily dose of excitement can just as well read more
Feb 21, 2014
stonebird (All reviews)
Fresh, pure, magical! That's how it feels to take Aria's journey. (And Aqua too :P)
Hey everyone, so I just finished to read Aria today I felt the necessity to write some kind of review since it's a piece that deserves it. Absolutely.
If you normally read reviews when not sure if to start some manga, it's simple: just go ahead! This is something so worth to read, an experience so worth to have. I myself am really glad, proud and thankful I found it and I could go trough it. So yeah, GO for it! :)
First of all, let's talk about the art. Amano uses a read more


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