Aria the Origination

Title:Aria the Origination
Aria 3
アリア ジ・オリジネーション (Japanese)
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Notables: Music - KUBOTA Mina
R1 License - Right Stuf Intl
R1 License - Subtitled Only
Aqua and Aria take place in the twenty-fourth century, on the planet Aqua (formerly Mars), which has been terraformed into a habitable planet covered in oceans and seas.The series is the story of Akari, an apprentice gondolier with Aria Company, one of the three most popular gondola companies in the city. She is training to become a full-time gondolier, or undine, as they are called in Neo-Venezia.

Based on the seinen mangas Aria and Aqua by Amano Kozue.

(Summary from ANIDB)

Animation by Hal Film Maker.
The DVD set includes a special episode to be inserted as episode 5.5 of this season.

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Buy 10 9 9 9 9 9 Ggultra2764 [series:1730#1552]
This third and final season of the Aria franchise did more than enough at offering me perhaps the best season I seen for the entire series. Aria: The Origination puts greater focus on the developments involving Akari, Aika and Alice for this season as they are in the final days before they graduate up to the final levels as Prima Undines. This is clear through the concerns that the girls display at points throughout the show as they become aware that the days they can be together regularly are narrowing down and continue to improve their skills with gondola rowing and touring with customers. Even with these developments, the show does devote some episodes to slice-of-life moments and even some sub-plot developments such as learning how Aria Company came to be and romantic developments involving Al and Aika. The only blemish on Aria: The Origination's plotting is that a development with Alicia's character revealed in the finale of the series lacked the buildup of what Akari and her friends had.

Visually, the scenery and character designs of Aria: The Origination are up a notch from Aria the Natural featuring brighter colors and more defined details, particular with how vast the scenery is with the settings of Neo-Venezia. The series is still as beautiful to look at with the eyes as the first two seasons. Aurally, this third season still retains the calm and mellow musical tracks from the earlier two seasons, though some tracks are a bit more on the melancholic side to reflect on the passing of days felt by the three young Undines as they experience their final days as either a Pair or Single.

Aria the Origination did very well serving as the series finale to the Aria franchise. With larger focus on character developments and a great looking presentation, this made for a great finale to the Aria franchise for me.

Last updated Monday, May 23 2011. Created Monday, May 23 2011.

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