Did you not get enough of Ai from the ARIA anime series? Then these particular series of oneshots are perfect for you!... sorta.
As stated in the Synopsis above, these 3 chapters were all actually released separately in the "Perfect Guide Book" of each ARIA anime season (Animation, Natural, Origination). All 3 chapters are 8 pages each, with a total of 24 chapters altogether. Before you read this you need to have watched all 3 ARIA season, since there's a slight spoiler in the 3rd chapter.
Anyways, these series of oneshots star Ai, a character that originally started off as a filler character in Aria the Animation, but her character (presumably) was liked a lot by the original author Kozue Amano, who then made these chapters as some nice extras for buying the Perfect Guide Books.
Each chapter is like a really shortened typical ARIA episode/chapter. A main character (in this case, Ai), is involved with some sort of event or problem that gets resolved by the end of the chapter. Like a typical ARIA episode/chapter, each of these oneshots are very cute, heartwarming and relaxing.
I've always liked ARIA's art, and even though these chapters are very short, Amano is still able to get some very nice scenery shots throughout these oneshots. The character designs are the same as always, and the characters' cute "gimmick faces" still show up.
Considering Ai is my second favorite overall ARIA character in the series, I enjoyed these oneshots very much. Not only was she as nice as always, I felt like the amount of screentime she got in the anime could've been longer.
However, given how short these chapters were, I couldn't give these one shots a score over an 8. Nevertheless, this a very nice short, relaxing, heartwarming series that you'll most likely enjoy if you liked Aria and especially if you liked Ai.
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