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Right Stuf's Nozomi Entertainment Licenses Aria

by tainteddonut
May 1, 2008 2:24 PM | 31 Comments
Nozomi Entertainment announced that they have licensed Aria the Animation. This announcement came at 2:00 PM CST after a week of hints and guessing on their official website and forums.

The first season is scheduled to be released on September 30th as a DVD collection for $49.99. Aria the Natural, Aria the OVA ~Arietta~, and Aria the Origination will be released sometime after.

Source: Anime Today Twitter Feed, Aria.Rightstuf.com

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I was hoping for a dub too...Curses. That would've been good.

Oh well. Guess it's time to finally check it out.

May 5, 2008 7:36 AM by Kuyu

Sailor_Sexy said:

...what? 3 years old doesn't qualify an anime as being considered an "older show".


Well, it isn't new but it's a long wait from licensing. I keep thinking companies forget a few shows that aired after two or so years, hence "older" series.

May 5, 2008 6:18 AM by Kuronoa

Hmm if s1 is being released as a collection I might go and buy it since I don't have to wait X months for the next volume, etc. and I can save money.

May 5, 2008 3:32 AM by Aisu

I was able to see the first season of ARIA on fansubs over a year ago and I was wondering if it was ever going to get liscensed in the US, and I'm glad to read that it has. ^_^

The thought sorta came to me recently about what they might have done w/the ARIA DVD's if were to have included a English dub.

If they did have the English dub to go along with the original Japanese audio, you think they would include the Italian dub as well?. ^_~

May 5, 2008 12:50 AM by HockeyKamen

JTO said:
I keep forgetting about this company. lol

I always wanted to watch this series. Glad that somebody's licensing older shows.


...what? 3 years old doesn't qualify an anime as being considered an "older show".

This is good to hear. Nozomi has made a big splash first with their acquisition of MariMite, and now Aria. I can't wait until I can buy this, and it gives me more hope for some other shows that I've said have no shot here. Maybe now I can let myself hope I'll someday see Manabi Straight come out here :)

May 4, 2008 10:57 PM by Sakura_Tomoe

I hope CN hasn't dropped it also...just wondering what is going to be faster. CN finnishing Origination or Origination being released here in Australia (If that ever happens). Don't want to order online if you're going to tell me to.

May 4, 2008 1:51 AM by aero

:3 Embarassing Remarks aren't allowed. But I'm glad Aria has finally been licensed, took some time but it was very much worth it. Puinyu. ^^

May 2, 2008 8:01 PM by Abarekiller

Very cool. I still have to catch up. >_<

May 2, 2008 4:43 PM by Darkreaper70

Great news! I've been waiting for Aria to be licensed ever since the first anime season aired! I can't wait to own it on DVD! ^^

As for fansubs of "Aria The Origination", I just watched the entire season raw, granted it wasn't easy to follow at times, but I couldn't wait for subs.

May 2, 2008 1:42 PM by Smithy

I keep forgetting about this company. lol

I always wanted to watch this series. Glad that somebody's licensing older shows.

May 2, 2008 5:34 AM by Kuronoa

Haha I just started Aria a couple days ago and had just finished watching episode 3 when I saw this post, so I went to check the lolipower site to see if the series was still available but its already been removed, I'm going to have to find another place to download the rest of it D:

May 2, 2008 3:13 AM by Trie

Asako said:
I'm not actually against dubs, but I think they're only appropriate in some situations, certainly not ones like this. It's a simple fact, there is absolutely no way an American cast can remotely fit this show.

they could, but i don't think any of the actors talented enough to do it would be interested in dubbing anime.

kasumisama said:
I'll be buying these but I still want subs, as I don't want to wait several months to finish the last few episodes. >_<;


same here, i hope CN doesn't drop it too, and that they pick up the pace. they haven't had a release in like two months and they're only on the 4th episode :(
anyone know if Hitode fansubs are any good? and if they plan to drop it? they seem to be further along than CN tho not quite as far as HnK was.

btw, i highly reccomend this series to anyone reading this that hasn't already seen it, its a wonderful slice of life anime.

May 2, 2008 12:23 AM by jacobpaige

mitamaking said:

Just a little biased but I will let it go



I'm not actually against dubs, but I think they're only appropriate in some situations, certainly not ones like this. It's a simple fact, there is absolutely no way an American cast can remotely fit this show.

May 1, 2008 11:36 PM by Asako

Asako said:
Asrialys said:
Does this mean no dub? D: Of all their shows...


Just goes to show there is some degree of justice in the world. A dub would absolutely butcher the very nature of this show. There's no way American voices could portray the serene setting, or the quirks of the great characters.


Just a little biased but I will let it go

So I saw episode one and it was good, I may grab the show, but hope it has special features and the lack of dub is disappointing.

May 1, 2008 10:42 PM by mitamaking

Asrialys said:
Does this mean no dub? D: Of all their shows...


Just goes to show there is some degree of justice in the world. A dub would absolutely butcher the very nature of this show. There's no way American voices could portray the serene setting, or the quirks of the great characters.

May 1, 2008 10:26 PM by Asako

Great news. I will buying it for sure. :D

May 1, 2008 10:14 PM by gameoffreak8

I was really looking forward to ARIA being dubbed. Damn.

May 1, 2008 9:58 PM by ShootTheBullet

Does this mean no dub? D: Of all their shows...

May 1, 2008 7:00 PM by Asrialys

FINALLY

May 1, 2008 4:46 PM by potatotato

Neverender said:
All is well as long as crystalnova doesn't drop origination...


yeah... Hikari no Kiseki already did.

May 1, 2008 4:45 PM by freedoleen