Posted tagged ‘aria’


July 17, 2008
Cast of ARIA

Cast of ARIA

With my midterm exams finished, I decided to reward myself with ARIA the ORIGINATION’s last three episodes which is also the end of the ARIA series. As my previous post stated, I was in an inner struggle whether to finish ARIA or not, but heck.. I’d rather see how everyhing turned out rather than just knowing that those three became Primas, and etc, etc, etc.

Now, I am really regretting not watching ARIA during its time. Because shows as good as this must be watched with a week in between. No particular reason at all, it’s just I want to feel the intensity of waiting for another good story the episode has to offer.

It’s been a while since I fanboyed over a particular series, and at least this time, I didn’t fanboyed it over skimpy outfits, hot girls, chichi, oppai, but instead I fanboyed it over the story and the show itself.

During my run of ARIA and all of its Iterations, a lot of things made me love the show. And here are some of them:




June 25, 2008

For the time I spent whoring the internets and lurking in anime blogs, I never failed to see a good review of Aria The Animation and any of its iterations.

During those times, I chose to ignore Aria concluding that it’s “just another moe anime”… I was wrong.

Considering the story is intended for young schoolgirls, the show has a lot of adult fans as well. I usually see raves of this series mostly in good editorial type anime blogs, though there are also episode reviews in episodic anime blogs. At least it’s not in rabid fanboy blogs that is full of fanboy reviews.

What’s interesting is, even if the show drags in a very slow pace like the calm waters of Aqua, it’s not that boring. There’s always something interesting popping in every corner and in every episode. You get to see and feel how the characters and their relationships develop, and how they enjoy their lives in Aqua.

As the first season got licensed, I got the urge to see what Aria is all about. At first, my feelings and interest for the show was wavering. But as it went on, I grew fonder of the show and felt depressed at the end of the first and second seasons.

Now that the story recently came to a close, I really don’t feel like finishing ARIA the ORIGINATION, because it’s depressing to see good stories end.