Aria has 2 entire episodes about decommissioning a gondola. It was beautiful and I teared up in both.
What's your excuse for not watching the greatest slice of life of all time, /a/?
Reading the manga, albeit very slowly. I didn't really care for the anime as much and still have yet to finish Origination.
I was thinking about this today, would you consider Aria to be a character-driven iyashikei or a plot-driven iyashikei?
It seems like Aria has a bigger focus on events and situations happening in Neo-Venezia rather than internal character conflicts (there are some, just not a whole lot compared to something like Tamayura). It seems more plot-driven than character-driven.
I'd say it's both. While the plots are a driving point, I find that the characters' outlook on their life, and their overall mindset towards living it, is what the show really focuses on. That makes sense too -- Kazue Amano herself said that it was intended as a "therapy" manga, intended to uplift its readers and leave it with a sense of wonder.
I'd like to watch it one of these days. How many episodes? Is it still ongoing? Is it based on the manga or viceversa? If so, how is it as an adaptation? Cause I'd rather read the manga unless it's really good.
I consider the Natural as the whole second season (I am on episode 13 as of this moment, watching right now)
I'd say it depends. Don't really know the pacing the manga has (no idea how faithful it is to its source) but in the anime it depends on what season we're talking about. first season is character driven, second is plot driven with a side of character driven (yet most episodes focus more on the setting)
There's an OVA series called Avvenire, but there's only 3 and only 1 has been translated. It's essentially over now.
Based on manga
Also, the OST is incredible https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Df3JzEbTU0
It's pretty good.
and if you read the manga atleast make sure you listen to the ost while doing so because it adds so much to the atmosphere (literally so much, there's not a single track I don't like)
Based Choro Club.
And I still can't find barely anything else by them.
Nana Iro no Sora wo is also one of my favorite songs, but I can't find literally anything else by SONOROUS, who's credited for both composition and lyrics. I suspect he's a member of Choro Club though.
What are your favorite moments in the whole show, Ariabros?
Pic related for me. For some reason it rivals even the whole final episode.
Plot-driven doesn't necessarily mean there is an overarching plot.
Most of the first two seasons involve festivals and supernatural Neo-Venezia phenomena. It has nothing to do with the characters themselves.
I see. I'm not sure if that's the correct term for it though. I mean characters is a subject, plot isn't. Perhaps setting? And a great deal have to do with a theme or message more so than the individual story of the episodes.
I just think the fact that none of us have anything bad to say about it, despite not knowing even if it's about plot or characters, is pretty amazing. Not even kidding you, this show will probably make me a better person.
The episode that stands out for me the most is episode 10 of season 1 when they learn about how their senpais were just like them, and that really sweet moment on the bridge when Akari cries out to them because she's feeling sad that one day they'll be in a similar spot where they can't always see each other as they do now as trainees.
From what I gather, its pretty much external vs internal.
The main characters going on a treasure hunt is external, Akari following Cait Sith around is external, while Aika's hair cutting episode is more internal.
Plot-driven is external events while character-driven is internal events.
The magic is that it perfectly captures how the present can seem so slow and idle, and yet how suddenly you can look back and see how fast it all was.
There is something about the anime that I haven ever experienced in any other anime. That is that the OP song starts off seeming awkward and hard to feel fits. But by the end of the season, you understand and appreciate how it does, as the characters and story grows. Then you start the next season, and miss the previous song and nostalgia, but grow all the same to love the new song. And then you hit season 3 and Kin no Nami Sen no Nami is nostalgic and emotional.
Beautiful soundtrack, great direction.
I recommend both the manga and the anime.
My guess is the lack of hype. I haven't even heard of ARIA until a month ago, listening to Eden radio and falling in love with its OST. I haven't seen nor heard any mention of the series until then.
Not much point spending hours translating a series no one even knows about, from the subber's perspective.
How many episodes did you get into? It took me a good 6 episodes before it grew on me, and I mostly stuck to it entirely on the grounds of the soundtrack and voice actors.
Not outside of /a/ it doesn't seem. It just never came up where I usually lurk
Huh, must be wrong about that.
My standpoint is from a generally-non-4chan-browsing normie who only knows shows that are reviewed on Youtube, since that's what I've been until very recently. The most popular review of the show has like 5000 reviews, and the most popular show recommending it has 100000 (from the same channel).
Boring SoL trash is the epitome of degeneracy.
Yeah sure, but the non-4chan-browsing normie only watched Naruto and One-Punch Man. Sure Aria is not as "mainstream" as other shows, but it's still pretty well known in my opinion.
I'd say the fact that there's no subs yet is mostly due to >>139682040 , and also OVAs always tend to get longer to be subbed than currently airing shows.
I'll admit that Aria being an old show doesn't help.
You live by it, anon.
This whole show is about finding the wonders hidden in the everyday, as long as you hold the right mindset.
When you finish, do some soul-searching. Find something you love and really go after it. Talk to your friends more, and maybe even travel a bit. It's all about what you appreciate, not what you have.
You rewatch it and wait for Amanchu next season.
There are people who travel less money than living in an apartment. In Southeast Asia, for example, you can easily travel for no more than 25 a day. 4 months there, including plane ticket and travel insurance, would cost about 4-5000 dollars.
It doesn't even have to be that long either, of course.
Also, if you don't wanna, you can ignore that bit and take the rest of the message anyway.
For how much everybody gushes about Aria, I could never get myself started on it. I've just never been much of a slice-of-life fan unless I can really connect with the main cast, and truthfully there wasn't much appeal for me there in the first few episodes.
It certainly has a comfy feel to it in terms of the visuals and style of narrative, but those things have always just been bonuses to me instead of reasons for enjoying a show.
Is it really just not for me, or do I need to try again?
Personally I think the anime is a little slow. The manga is a bit better with pacing and you can just take your time with each chapter.
Then maybe you can give the anime another try after actually learning about the characters. There are a few differences in the anime so you can still be experiencing something new.
My drug addicted dad used up all the money in my savings account when I was in hospital, he even called the bank beforehand to up the amount I can go in red before taking all of it.
And I'm an Yuropoor who has to pay rent, housing is much more expensive than in America.
It's a little bit of an acquired taste, but the entire thing (including, and especially, the characters) grows on you immensely. Watch the entire first season, even if it takes a while between episodes. Truthfully it took me about 3 weeks to finish the first season because I wasn't interested until towards the end.
See >>139681150, it very succinctly sums up my own thoughts.
Man, I feel you. My mom was a similar deal, though that was when I was 12. I haven't really spoken to her in maybe 6 or 7 years. I know the struggle. Stay strong dude.
I have never been a fan of slice of life either, and to be honest the first few episodes of season one were really hard to watch because I didn't know what to expect of Aria.
But when you just relax and enjoy the beauty of the visuals, music and the somewhat over the top characters, you'll love it.
Just expect to see nothing of direct importance, every seemingly unimportant moment finds its place in the story some way later on.
I love ARIA, one of my all time favorites but it's far from perfect.
Akari's overenthusiasm can be pretty annoying at times, I never liked how Aika always teases Akari nor that she only became friends with her so she could get closer to Alicia and her catchphrase. Alice is an autist who yells at poor Athena who does nothing wrong, don't get me started on the left hand episode. I have no problem wth President ARIA in the manga, I wonder why.
But when it gets emotional it can hit really hard and the OST is probably the best of any anime.
Aria is THE definition of healing.
It never fails to amaze me.
The girls' uniforms accentuate their figures in a way that should be illegal. Why must AMANO be such a buttgirl?
Supernatural shit doesn't last, cats are put slightly in the back-burner for most of the show.
But as the review on ANN said -- to enjoy it, you must lock your cynicism far, far away. If you absolutely cannot, it probably isn't for you.
But that's not possible.
I want to pull on her momiko
so I can kiss her.
Already watched it.
Now rewatching it.
While forcing everyone else to watch with me.
Avvennire ep2 non-raw where?
Nothing will ever compare to the perfection that Orange Princess episode is. It is the epitome of SoL and will be remembered far after we are dead.
Personally I think it's Hidamari, but Aria is still in the top tiers.
For me, the flaws were the excessive use of catchphrases, the slightly slower than should be pacing, the catchphrases, and all the Supernatural shit with Cait Sith that made me dislike The Natural an awful lot. Also the over reliance on catchphrases.
Alice was a great way to kick off the promotions and the biggest twist in the story. Of course you know Akari becomes a Prima at the end, but Alice double promoting right away with that performance was completely unexpected.
Why do people talk about this episode so much? It's fantastic but there are so many other 10/10 episodes throughout the series.
>What's your excuse for not watching the greatest slice of life of all time, /a/?
Because I don't watch anime for slice of life. For me it's more about escapism.
Slice of life bores me to tears.
Because it's the beginning of the end and stars the best undine.
I don't have an excuse, of course I watched it!
It's just a lovely series all around.
Lovely enough for me to think about it, read it and listen to its OST while I'm on holiday to the city.
Shame the 2nd OVA hasn't been subbed yet, but I guess that's just a waiting game.
>"Akira, you do realise that Himeya company is just 5 minutes around the corner from my place, if you wanted a shower?"
Single greatest SoL anime show ever done.
I've already watched the whole series, but haven't watched the last OVAs. I'm still waiting for the last 2(?) of it to be come out and be subbed so that I can watch them at once.
Can't help it, undines are
I love the series, but the first season is really slow. It wasn't until episode 11 of season 1 where I really felt for the characters, and it introduced one of the strongest themes of the series. If you watch episode 11 and still feel nothing, then maybe it truly isn't for you. The emotional payoff in the last season is really worth the entire ride, in my opinion. The ending is one of the best ever, up there with stuff like Gunbuster and Cowbop Bebop in terms of impact.
Real talk, that finale was one of the worst episodes in the whole series, and one of the very few things that were actually bad about the show. Conceptually it was great, but the marriage came out of nowhere, the execution and the drama was just so overblown and unsubtle, the "how everyone ended up" thing was cheesy, dumb and unnecessary, and Ai's appearance was shoehorned as fuck. It's particularly annoying because the episode right before it is probably the best of the whole series.
>Why aren't you watching some of Aria's worst episodes?
Because I'd rather be watching something entertaining.
>so many other 10/10 episodes throughout the series.
Complete bullshit. You just have low as fuck standards.
I agree completely.
The Alicia getting married thing never bothered me. I just assumed she was getting married to one of you anons that have her as a waifu. And there is nothing more beautiful than anon and his waifu.
That's the only way to do it.
Most I've ever done was 2 episodes a day and that really was too much.
I loved reading the original manga
(that is, Aqua, didn't read the rest), but wtf the anime was such a terrible drag. They always keep reusing the same shitty, one-dimensional, static hazukashii serifu gags instead of using more time on actually exploring the world.
Also pic related.
Not really. Fiction should have some semblance of reality in it. Aria's messages feel particularly flat and uninspiring due to how far removed their world is from ours. Something like YKK doesn't have that problem despite also existing in a distinctively different world because it isn't a saccharine nightmare.
I don't think that lack of any relevance to our world makes aria's messages flat and uninspiring. Doesn't ykk have the same messages as aria? Why just because the world is more grunted in reality makes them better than aria? Aria's aim was to create utopia, show how idealised people live there and what can a normal person do in order to feel like those characters. Just because those messages aren't really useful in our world doesn't mean they can be so easily discarded and called flat. Because they have meaning and are understandable as long as you don't apply them to the world they're not created for.
>What's your excuse for not watching the greatest slice of life of all time, /a/?
I don't watch moeshit slice of life, this kind of shows are made for mentally retarded otaku
>Why do most people like fantasy and sci-fi? Because they've actually lived interesting lives...
Aria has no worst episodes.
I disagree entirely. I have zero idea about the marriage complaints unless you're a delusional yurifag, and endings where they show you what everyone's doing are great because you get closure on everyone instead of having them just disappear off. The link to the very first episode showing that the cycle continues once again, and that the end is a new beginning means that Aria never really ends. It just continues with your own life. If you aren't living like you're in Aria, you didn't take away from it what you should have.
Every single encounter with the supernatural wants to kill Akari. The only reason she's alive is because Cait Sith is there for her. And it's not just the headless woman. The Fox's Wedding would've taken her for a wedding present, the mirage cafe vowed to kill her next time, the cat's monthly association would've trapped her for eternity, and so on. The reason she stands up again and again searching for more wonder isn't because she has a safety net; it's because her innate hope and belief is stronger than anything the world can throw at her. Don't give in to the evil without, trust in the light within.
It's interesting that Alicia kept that side of hers a secret from the trainees, although I'm sure Athena and Akira knew about it. I always assumed that Alicia always came to sleep in the same building as Akari, so she'd know if she was out doing stuff that wasn't related to work. Or maybe all they did was hold hands before marriage. Not worth thinking too much about it.
The art is fantastic in the manga and the anime obviously can't compare, but the music and voice acting of the anime are great and add a very nice dimension and atmosphere that is needed for a slice of life like this.
>maybe all they did was hold hands before marriage.
What else would they be doing before marriage?
It certainly enhanced it but the whole meaning of that scene touched me on a spiritual level.
There are many scenes in the show that far surpass the manga strictly because of the addition of time and music and that's proof ofit.
Who knows. I think that's part of the beauty of it.
You can't possibly understand why he's sitting there even in the rain, but it must be something so important, something he believes in entirely that he feels he must not move. What incredible dedication right?
You may think it's extremely gay but it's extremely true.
The biggest takeaway of the show is that appreciation of the life you have now makes life that much better, and the characters' differing outlooks (and how Akari ultimately affects theirs) is the driving point for it.
The author's own meaning is as subjective as our own. And if one abides only by the author's meaning then it's ultimately limiting is it not? It takes on the form of a math equation and has only one possible meaning and nothing more - there's no room for exploration, for the reader to find within themselves a meaning that applies to their own lives.
I want to ride in Alice's gondola while stealing glances at her hips.
>It's taken me three months to get to the final season
I love this show but holy shit am I dying on the inside. I want it to be over but I know when it finally is I'll want more.
Aika is best girl.
Man, was this difficult to get into. That cat had me drop it twice before I finally forced through.
Did they tone him down after the first season, or was it just me growing to accept the ludicrous mewoing?
Yes. I went during the carnival so there were a lot of people though. So I'd like to go again when no one's around
To be honest I just finished watching the first season a couple of weeks ago and found it good but nothing really special.
I think I would have loved it if I had watched it since the beggining or at least started watching it a few years ago.
I'll probably watch 1 more season to see if I warm up more to it but there's too much material to watch.
Finally someone says it.
And just to make this clear, it was a just a normal chapter in the manga. It was the anime that exaggerated it to unbelievable levels and turned Akari's idealism into autism.
>Why just because the world is more grunted in reality makes them better than aria
That's part of it. Emotions feel more genuine throughout and YKK knows how to present its themes without being overly sentimental, which Aria has no clue how to do or simply has no interest in doing. The dramatics involving the death of her gondola is exactly what I mean. Fuck, compare that to chapters where Sensei wants Alpha to sail that old ship of hers that never left land. Far more subtle, understandable, and meaningful since it relates to not only her distant past but the world's as well, a feeling of parting and renewal everyone has had at least once. I'm well aware of the idealized world Aria is depicting, it just failed to get me to empty the kool-aid glass pass half. The shallowness and repetitiveness of its narrative didn't endear it to me. Still, I liked it well enough for what it was.
went in expecting a master piece, since everyone seems to love this trash.
this crap is so bad you should watch it if you have troubles to sleep.
it´s fucking perfect if you wanna get bored to death and go to sleep.
November is when I'd advise you go to avoid the crowds. I went just after Easter this year and it was still kinda busy around the main sights - busier than November, for sure.
Did you take a listen to the OST while walking around? I did, and I thoroughly recommend it.
The shadow hopping episode makes me think she might be.
But that is fine, she is a cute girl after all.
I'll keep that in mind. And yup, I did... on the last night I just sat and listened to the OST and watched the ocean toss the gondolas around. I'm sure a lot of people here would want to do the same and they can, a round-trip ticket to Munich was only $500
Sure but that's an absolutely cornball way of saying that and it's hard to take seriously. "They live in each and every one of us~!" How can you say that with a straight face? How can you not roll your eyes while reading that?
There were literally zero mentions of Alicia dating anyone before the marriage, and when she does get married we don't even see who the groom is, because he was that unimportant
The marriage was incredibly dumb and just a way to get Alicia out so Akari can continue the cycle. If they had just established Alicia's boyfriend prior and gave him a true introduction it would have been acceptable, but that would upset the Aliciafags or something.
You're looking at it backwards. Alicia was out of there no matter what because of her new job at the Undine Association. Getting married was Amano's way of giving her a bit of normal, non-work related happiness. He was a bonus for her happiness, not the cause of her leaving.
There was the odd canal I came across that smelt a bit strongly. Not 'open sewer, designated shitting canal' strong, but just... strong.
But on the whole, Venice just smelled like your average coastal town.
It's more a mix of septic tanks and depositing waste into the canals to be flushed out by the daily tides. From what I understand, private residences, businesses and hotels are required to have septic tanks and dispose of the waste that way... But the city's still in this weird middle ground between the two.
While I didn't see anything revolting floating in the canals (other than damn tourists), we're still a long way away from tiptoeing through Acqua Alta in bare feet.
I'm not saying that Amano should explicit tell us what President Aria was thinking of course, just that she should flesh out his relationship with Akino more so that we have a better idea of what his background that led him to wait by the pier like that. Something as "open headed" and open ended like this just feels incomplete to me.
>randomly dismissing the beauty of mathematics
That's quite uncalled for. Stop bullying mathematicians please.
Guess you've never lost something mundane but dear to you.
One of the reasons I liked the gondola episodes were because I can identify with Akari a few years ago where I had to throw my old, beat up one away, which I've used for more than 15 years.
Something like this may feel trivial to some but it's definitely not for the owners
>tfw Akari will never row the gondola that takes you iver the river Styx when you die
Don't end me please
I hope you tried walking around for a whole night. It is literally out of this world. Both spooky and mysterious. Have some spooky first.
There's a channel across the street in front of my house, I often daydream about Akari showing up there and commanding me in a playful manner to board the gondola.
And then she gently rows the gondola under the bridge and when we come out on the other side, I find myself in a wonderful place called Neo Venezia.
But no matter how hard I daydream, she never appears.
Can't even pick from the "mysterious" feeling ones so have this for now I guess. Pity that camera was that bad at capturing the distant lights.
>There's a channel across the street in front of my house
I know you weren't implying living in Venice or anything but how much would it cost to stay there anyway? There were quite a few residential buildings on the northern east and west sides from what I recall. There might be something for sale/rent but how big of a budget would one need?
I sure did. Definitely one of the big reasons I'd say people should stay in the city if they can. It's a whole different world after dark.
Just empty alleyways, quiet canals, imposing architecture. It's like you have the place to yourself for a bit.
Castello is probably the best sestiere to walk around in. And I finally got to the walkway along the north wall that I'm sure another Anon who visited Venezia found and walked along...
I believe the original building is now part of a hotel...
Yeah. I've never even considered taking a Gondola. I always try to find the Traghetto but they always seem to be closed.
>But gondola rides are incredibly overrated.
Don't we all expect that?
What's the point of Gondola riding if there is no cute undine talking about random tidbits and singing a wonderful song?
Just started on S2, watched the first with a friend who recomended it. Loved the first one, second seems good so far.
The bits about manhome are really neat whenever they show up, it really highlights that Aqua isn't just an excuse to have a fantastic place as a setting, it's a very deliberate world. Everything is made to be not like manhome yet still retain so many aspects of it's culture.
The only negative thing I can think of is Athenas singing, it just feels a bit artificial and jammed into the series.
I love the high heels of Himeya
You mean this? Think I posted about it before, but ain't sure if I'm that "other Anon" you speak of. Either way this would definitely be placed in the spooky side considering the time of day and those barred windows on the right of the wall.
Said spooky barred windows. Couldn't take a shot from further ahead since it was spooky enough getting these shots and the walkway was narrow enough as it was.
She's great but her singing Italian is just too unnatural.
Maybe I'm just spoiled by actual sopranos.
Well, I'm pretty sure you are who I meant now you've posted those pictures!
My walks were at less spooky times of day, though I ended up heading towards the other Vaporetto stop on the far side of the walkway. Turns out they've got a visitor centre about the MOSE project too.
The graffiti on the wall has gone, though.
Good to hear you've been inspired! If you go to Venice, pick when you go carefully - summer has nice weather but is the peak tourist season, with high prices and absolutely rammed streets. Winter is cheaper, quieter, but you get more grey skies and Acqua Alta - though Venice has some beauty even then.
If you can, stay in the historic centre itself rather than the mainland - it lets you explore the city at times when the crowds aren't there, such as late at night. And have realistic expectations - it isn't Neo Venezia, but it's a beautiful city for its own merits.
Yeah man, I'm planning to go around February for my birthday, should it happen. It also gives some time to save up. I'll research the costs, though any pointers are greatly appreciated.
Okay, so I found this http://www.nomadicmatt.com/travel-guides/italy-travel-tips/venice/
If I pay for groceries, and grab accommodation just outside the city, I'll spend about 170 a week on food/accommodation. For more tourist-y things, how much more should I save per-week? 200 more, 300?
First of all I recommend staying in the city even if it means saving a bit more for two simple reasons. First of all the money saved outside will be wasted on transportation, and second the time to get to and from Venice will be wasted so you aren't really doing yourself a favor staying outside the city. Now as far as food goes, that's where you're quite lucky. Not really sure if it's still there, will have to research a bit, but on the main road to San Marco there's a Billa supermarket that has everything at general even dirt cheap prices. Also don't label it as supermarket food since it's still Italian so you can make yourself some pretty delicious sammiches for a couple of euros as well as secure your hydration and even get a whole bunch of sweets for normal prices as well. There were other smaller markets as well but they were a bit hidden on the outskirts of the city I believe. Either way if Billa is there you have your food secured.
Picture unrelated but got a sensible chuckle out of this.
For the touristy stuff, I guess it depends on what you're wanting to do. I focussed mainly on San Marco and just walking around/exploring. For San Marco, pick up a museum ticket - lets you get into the Doge's Palace and Museo Correr for about 19 EUR. If you pick up the ticket at the Museo Correr, you'll be able to dodge the queues for tickets at the Doge's Palace.
The Basilica is free, but if you want to go to Akari/Akatsuki's 'secret base', you'll need to pay 5 EUR for balcony access - but you can also visit the museum too. The Campanile is 8 EUR, but for a better view of Venice, I'd say climb up the Campanile of San Giorgio Maggiore for 6 EUR, which gives you a great view of the city from the south, and a chill island to walk around on.
Coffee at Florian's is expensive, so be careful if you want to drink like Akari. And yeah, keep in mind you'll be paying for transport to/from the mainland.
Oh yeah, I can confirm that the Billa is still there. I think it's called a Co-op now though. I actually found myself heading to the Simply supermarket near Rialto, as it seems much quieter and is a much larger supermarket (means you won't be in as many peoples' way as a stumbling tourist).
Well shit, I never even noticed it was there, let alone that you could really go up. Will definitely have to go check it out if I ever get a chance to visit again.
There are many spooky places in Venice. Some of the buildings seem completely abandoned. It's even more spooky if you get a gondola ride through less populated parts.
Reminded me of that shortcut episode in Aria.
Yeah, it's kinda well hidden and you have to get inside the Basilica first before you even see the entrance, just off to the right. And that can mean standing in a long queue if you go at the wrong time.
But yeah, you can go on the balcony, see the stone face that looks out onto the piazzetta/water, and the museum has stuff like the original bronze horses, details on the construction of the Basilica, a better view of the mosaics...
You're welcome! Just remember, Venice is a walking city. You can see pretty much most of the city's beauty for free just by walking around and getting lost. Just bring some good shoes and be prepared for the bridges, I was walking around 6 miles a day when I went last week...
Akari must get paid a lot (or did the owner of the cafe get her coffee on the house?), as Florian's likes to charge you 6 EUR on top of your bill because of the live music that's played outside.
Still. Damn good coffee...
I've been thinking about making an Aria tour of Venice too. But it's probably not the best idea if it's your first time in Italy.
My next Italy visit will probably be 2-3 days in Venice then few other places I loved on previous trips.
Seriously, if you go to Italy and see only Venice it's kind of a waste. There are other places that are just as good.
That or the prices in Neo-Venezia aren't that high for San Marco stores. Or maybe local discounts? Either way, money really isn't an issue discussed that much but you can assume it wasn't something she was bothered with for that particular scene.
God damn this is the best thread I've ever been in, let alone started.
I'll miss you guys when the thread is over. I'll be sure to give you a toast when I visit.
Where was that spooky alleyway with the grated windows? I'll take a photo of it for you guys.
The spooky alleyway is actually a metal walkway that runs along the north wall of the Arsenale.
I'd say the easiest way to get there is to head to the main gate of the Arsenale - it's well signposted along with most of the sights in the city, but if you're not sure how to get there, walk down the big quayside that runs from the front of the Doge's Palace, then follow the signs from there.
From the main gate, take a left and head down to the church of San Martino - then start heading north from there, following signs for "Celestia" (which is the name of the Vaporetto stop right next to the walkway entrance). So long as you keep heading north and keep the tall Arsenale wall to your right, you'll get there eventually.
If you're ever unsure, check your route on a map beforehand - or ask someone for directions to "Celestia" - if you can find someone, that is!
I only posted again since the mood changed and had the thread opened already.
Man I wish I could watch Origination for the first time again, such a satisfying conclusion. Make sure to relax and enjoy it all.
Tamayura is so good, I'm enjoying it as much as I enjoyed Aria. Why is this so underrated?
It's not (underrated), and it's a different sort of healing. Rather than the heartwarming of Aria, it's heartbreaking before you get cathartic release. Especially the second season.
Only watched the first one then due to a lack of subs from what I recall I stalled everything else. I did on the other hand get the figures for all the four girls on a sale once. Compared to that, the only Aria fig I've got is one Punit Aika I barely managed to get. Now that might sound like complaining but I did enjoy that first season of Tamayura and am glad I managed to get all four girls as a set.
>it's heartbreaking before you get cathartic release
>that ED with Potte's father
>mfw it's a Caith Sith episode
Aria would be way better without the cats.
>there are people ITT who haven't watched pic related
The picture dramas? The original anime content was so weird. Still, they did an outstanding job with the voices and OST. Worth watching just for that.
The manga is the comfiest thing ever, sorry YKK.
I didn't like it as much. I stopped halfway when the second season was airing, and haven't bothered with the rest or the new movies. I'll get to it someday, but I found it sort of boring. The setting and the characters are not very interesting to me.
Aria may not be a yuri series, but Amanchu is. Pic related is proof.
I can take the standard gay/natuto tabs, but that last one was too far.
Admittedly Amanchu does feel like it borders on yuri territory during some parts, but it really just isn't that type of story at all. That synopsis isn't doing it any favors though.
I went for walks every night. I stayed at a hostel on Giudecca and I would take the boat to San Marco or wherever else in the morning. I tried to let myself wander off the beaten trail and get a little lost.
For those of you who visited Venice from outside of Europe, about how much did it cost you and how long did you stay?
I need a vague idea of how much I need to save up for the pilgrimage.
Arrived in Munich ($500 round-trip from Chicago with LOT), bus ride through the mountains to Venice ($50 with Flixbus). stayed at Generator Venice hostel (can't remember the price but it was cheap in the winter), food is relatively expensive in the tourist areas. I could get by on $70/day total but everything will be more expensive in the summer.
That one was from one of the Monthly Undines.
Thanks. Although with the current state of Europe, it would probably be better to fly directly into Italy.
Nice. They never got translated, did they? I'm always in the lookout for more Amano Kozue translated works.
It was pretty foggy, good for atmosphere but no so good for pictures.
No problem. Milan has one of the cheapest airports for flying into Europe iirc. Might be worth looking into.
Does anyone have a bigger version of this or knows where this is from?
To the best of my knowledge, only the first one was translated but no one made edits to the raw.
Fog can add to the beauty occasionally.
How cold is winter Venice? Humidity should make even -5 unbearable.
And I'd say it's a waste to go all the way to Italy and see just Venice. Pompeii is even better than Venice and many other places are about equally good.
One of these days I'll get around to watching it. I really want to because comfy SOL is my jam.
It's been so long since I've browsed /a/, and I find this thread right as I do. Always nice to see people still talking about Aria.
I've been meaning to take a trip to Venice with another Aria friend for some time now, you guys are inspiring.
>tfw Aria x Hidamari crossover never
Fuck just kill me dead
Nice. Happy to know that more people will be able to watch this masterpiece.
True. I might consider flying into France and visiting the Millau Viaduct and driving through the Alps. The scenery looks amazing and I love driving.
It was actually like 60 degrees fahrenheit the entire week. This was in february of this year. Foggy but perfect temperature. I also went to Rome.
You should do it, anon
>You should do it, anon
I would if I wasn't so poor and busy all the time. Being a student is suffering.
Or maybe these are just excuses and if I tried really hard, I could make ends meet to make it happen.
Will definitely make an effort to. Welp, time to look into car rentals.
>tfw no Aria friend to go with
It does not get better. You get loads of free time and little money when you're young but loads of money and little free time when you get older. And of course if you're in grad school like I am you're going to have both no money and no free time.
>tfw no Aria friend to go with
I can only wonder how many visit Venice because of Aria. I know the show even has an official Italian translation.
Stop this heresy.
Almost as sad as the never-happening Hidamari X Sketchbook crossover.
Probably only a very small fraction of the tourists I think. I'll definitely where some kind of identifier when I go.
Now we know why Alicia got married so suddenly
It's more comedy-SoL like Azumanga and Sketchbook than Aria, honestly.
Never been but most anons like to go in the winter. Always see people post the crowded summers ruin the mood.
[Vivid] Aria the Avvenire - 02 [BD 1080p FLAC] [1AA9F368].mkv
Yes, the subs for the second OVA were just released. Enjoy, anons.
I do not have an appropriate "Waaai!" picture.
So here is Alice making faces.
>implying I would watch Vivid subs anyway
How exactly do you become a sailor? Where do you apply? I honestly wouldn't mind dying on duty and have always held the belief that my dead body would be burdenous to anyone but the sea.
I got through Haibane Renmei and am going through Yoshitoshi AbE's stuff. I still haven't watched Lain, even though it's been on my shelf for a good while. I just get confused and lost in all of it.
I'm on Texhnolyze now, I'm gonna watch Kino and then Aria Season 1 after. I need to buy the other seasons of Aria still.
Yeah, Texhnolyze is way different in what it's trying to say and it's presentation than Lain and Haibane Renmei.
Not bad by any means, but def not a comfy show, and the ending will leave you satisfied or defeated.
just wanted to thank you guys, I saw an Aria thread a while back and it made me interested in the show.
watched an episode before I slept nearly every night for like 3 months, it was the best.
my favorite season was Natural but apparently that's an unpopular opinion. interesting.
The Natural is the season for people who think fun things are fun. Alas, /a/ is full of Evafags so such opinions are discarded.
yeah I wouldn't say I disliked the others at all. Natural just seemed to have the most interesting episodes to me. but it has been a while, so my memory might be off.
It's all the same staff adapting the same story, dude.
The only difference between the seasons is the budget. The Natural obviously had the leasts, which results in many QUALITY scenes. Origination had a much bigger budget, resulting in nicer animation.
I watched the first episode of season 1 the other night. I liked it. Gonna watch more of it in a bit before bed.
Shit, no subs though.
Damn. Seems that Vivid was the only group to sub Avvenire 1, but they haven't gotten around to capitolo 2 yet. First one was subbed some 4 months after it was originally released, so we have to be patient it seems.
Fuck yeah I know what I'm doing tonight