What is your favourite episode of Aria?
Pic not particularly related.
Most memorable episode, for me, was when Alice got promoted straight to Prima. Made me a little jealous of how successful she was, actually.
My favourite episode was the one where Aika overheard people badmouthing Akira and made a huge drama out of it. Emotional rollercoaster.
Episode 10 of season 1 when the Primas are all together, and the 3 trainees learn that the Primas used to all be friends and in a similar situation to themselves. Then the girls realize that one day they'll be in a similar situation where they won't be able to see each other all the time, and while walking back Akari starts to get sad and cries to them across the bridge.
Then Alicia's graduation and the last episode.
A chinese subbed version is out at
https://share.dmhy.org/topics/view/418712_Aria_ARIA_The_AVVENIRE_capitolo1_BDrip_1920x1080_x264_m4a_8bit.html or at the corresponding nyaa entry.
What are you talking about, anon.
I can't really remember individual episodes, so I'll just pick "episodes where Alice shone". Or that first season one where Akari went back in time to when they first flooded the water in the canals.
YY is different. That show was created by Dogokabo, which did a far better job handling its particular brand of humour.
But Aria was made by Hal Film Maker - the direct predecessor of TYO.
And the raws for Avvenire part 1 look beautiful.
Natural episode 5 for me.
A two-parter with a wonderful first part (the scenes in the temple with the fox deity and the procession of gods) - and an even better second part, that's magical in a different way: it's the most perfect illustration of serendipity in anime ever.
Alternatively, all the Cait Sith episodes. I'm so happy they finally will animate the final Caith Sith manga chapter for Avvenire - it's omission in the original anime was one of its biggest faults.
Alice playing the game with shadows and Athena trying to help her.
Or an episode where Aika's hair got burnt.
Or an episode about a maze in an abandoned factory.
Every goddamn episode is great.
This whole episode really got to me for some reason.
Also what was he waiting for
Why this exist? Though it's hilarious
Alice's struggles in Episode 11 of Origination is my favorite moment. When the instrumental version of Lumis Eterne plays and she finally starts becoming honest with herself, that hit me hard.
Stop lying to yourself, you and me both know that The origination 11, aka alice's graduation is the best.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EABDiLKmXcI is a good contender too.
I meant, 9 of course. I just wanted to check if you watched it correctly, and you did. Ehm.
Aria could have been simply the best iyashikei show of all time, and that would have been enough to make it great. But then it goes and ends on a bitter sweet note like that and makes you really feel the fleeting nature of life. It's really too good.
Subs can't come soon enough.
Peeked at the manga recently and it seems like it's going to be really fun and comfy, watching it with /a/ will be a blast.
But that's exactly what Iyashikei means. Becoming aware of the transience of life and nature - and getting to terms with that. Mono no aware. Without this element of sweet melancholy, it would just be a regular slice-of-life anime.
People call everything Iyashikei these days, even stuff like K-On! - but the only recent shows that qualify are NNB and Tamayura, imo.
It's really hard to answer this question
You speak the truth, but I thought iyashikei just meant "healing". Guess I should have looked it up. The concept of mono no aware I have felt to strongly in some japanese works but I never knew it was a thing, that's brilliant. Thanks.
The old man is Akari's gondola soul right?
Aria is better indeed, but
>Not enjoying both
>watching it with /a/ will be a blast.
Woah... You're being a little too optimistic there buddy.
Are you ready for insufferable /u/fags not knowing a shit about the manga?
>The concept of mono no aware I have felt to strongly in some japanese works but I never knew it was a thing
The ultimate example of mono no aware is the YKK manga.
A great recent example of mono no aware is Non Non Biyori Repeat episode 4.
>Amanchu is edited and on sale in my country
>it isn't from the same based editor who did Aria
>they ruined the art in some points
>last release, volume 6, was released literally one year ago
>no ETA for volume 7
Alice getting promoted is by far my favorite, but there are a couple of others too.
The one with Akari's goodbye to her gondola (it reminded me of something that happened to me in my childhood and the emotional impact of the episode was even greater).
The episode with Alice's self-imposed rules.
The one where they are trying to enter the realm of the cats.
And basically all of the last couple of episodes, I cried. A lot.
>This fucking meme again
If anything TYO saved YY after that trainwreck of a second season, wish they had been doing the adaptation from day one.
But some of them are asking for it
They sexualize themselves. Look at the old hags in >>135354707 and tell me they're not asking for it. Except that dork Akira, that is.
Good taste, anon.
>Or an episode where Aika's hair got burnt.
But that was saddest episode
I liked S3E5 where loli Aika cheers up apprentice Akira.
If Mars was covered in 90% water it would have been something like this. Where would Neo Venezia be?
All of the magic episodes, "Aika cries" episodes, and season 3 Traghetto onward are all my favorites.
I guess I could narrow it down to the graveyard episode or the Alice episode after she becomes undinde.
Alice double promotion is the best episode and probably the only episode I enjoyed from beginning to end. the last episode gets a special mention because that's when the whole thing ended and my blood pressure returned to normal .
>you'll never have a sleepover with the arias
>when you die you will forget about Aria
"That Heartwarming Town And Its People ..."
When Aika & Alice follow Akari to try and discover what her "magic" is.
Those orange days
Time travel bridge
Specially Alicia's episode, that fucking destroyed me. I Was a crying mess, tears and snot all over, Depressed for days.
It was beautiful.
The reason its so good is because all 3 seasons build up to that point, in terms of getting to know the characters, and the theme of them practicing and growing to achieve their goal. I think it's the emotional climax of the series even if the other episodes are the end.
You're in luck, IIRC season 2 has a good amount of cat shenanigans.
and not just President Aria
I'm jealous, I wish I could watch it for the first time again. I just finished season 3 a few hours ago and I'm a blubbering mess.
I don't think I'd ever get tired of watching Aria.
secondbest ending behind kin no nami sen no nami
Haven't watched Origination yet but my favorite so far is pic related. Something about that whole Cait Sith sequence and the weird music
Alice's graduation was too much for me to handle. I generally dislike maru sues mary suing, but Alice getting past both Aika and Akari like that hurt me a bit. I think it's not even because of her skill, it was probably because the others were definitely going Prima as well and their training days would be over.
Aria of course. I never get any input so I had to resort to Mary Sue. She was introduced as one, but she definitely needed some work on everything else that wasn't rowing. She trained hard like the other two and eventually overcame her faults.
I loved how The Natural had incredible songs for the characters
>tfw episode 17 had https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ohwOZzbeNs
>tfw episode 18 had https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qgf_Dmkb_7g
The headless ghost lady was one of the spookier episodes of anime I've ever seen. For that reason it's my favorite. I think too often horror as a genre fails because we expect certain things out of it. Truly creepy urban legends involve things happening to people who are living their lives and stumbling into mysterious and ambiguous things, just as we experienced it in the midst of a gentle slice of life.