Today we bring to you a review of a real masterpiece of Japanese animation: Aria The Animation. This has been the first (and I hope not the only one) time I’ve felt something like this from an anime, and it’s . . . Peace. Click to find out why!
We start with a futuristic scenario where a new generation of people live in another planet, most probably Venus, since it is abundant with water. The planet’s name is Aqua and the city the story develops is named Neo-Venezia, or New Venice, and that name really suits the topic of the story: A group of friends that work in different tourist gondola companies.
That’s the story alright, so you’re thinking: What does this anime gives me that others don’t? I’ll tell you what: An unforgettable audiovisualsentimental™ experience. I’m dead serious about this. And here are some points about why I say this.
They are really good for a 13 episode series/season. There are no serious errors in the drawings or bad proportions. Although not super stylish, it doesn’t fall below what I consider is a standard for a series to have a fluid acceptance in the akiba-o/otaku/anime fan circle.
The characters are quickly made memorable by using personality remarks, which they use throughout the season, some few times bordering into the repetitive-but-not-funny scenario, but I repeat, very few times.
SOUND AND MUSIC
This one’s a real winner. What music do you listen to if you want to peacefully enjoy the waves of the sea, or the magnificence of nature? BossaNova. I don’t think of a better-suited music for enjoying this anime. It could do with a ballade, or with some ska, but they will never give that little spice that only good Bossa gives.
The BGM was made by a trio named Choro Club, with their instruments being, Double bass, Acoustic Guitar, and a mandolin-like guitar (for the high pitched melody to separate from the accompaniment).
The ending is singed by a girl with R&B tendencies: NINO. She sings as a feature for the group ROUND TABLE.
I was hypnotized by this gorgeous anime; the music is excellent, the animation is pretty good and the story was something I’d never experienced in anime. I don’t retract myself as I say that I would watch pleasantly this anime again, since every episode is filled with that magic I’ve experienced once and I hope you experience it too.
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