No Aria thread? Let's fix that and get comfy.
Also, Anya best Avvenire.
Since Avvenire is a logical sequel to Origination, I'd say, watch that first.
This second OVA fixes the biggest fault of the anime so far: the omission of the wonderful final Caith Sith manga chapter. Been waiting for that since the end of Origination.
This is a good day.
Art and animation were wonderful again.
One wishes Animation and Natural had this kind of quality animation. I always thought the low budget of the anime was the only thing that kept it from reaching the artistic levels of the manga.
>It's a Cait Sith episode
oh well, it was still a moment of blissful happiness
But those were the greatest eps.
I am not a fan of them. Especially this one where Akari is like a child throwing a tantrum.
To each is own, I suppose.
What I liked about them is that they made clear that Akari isn't a normal girl, and that Aria isn't a normal gondola company. Its members are the "chosen ones".
When I first saw the anime (and hadn't read the manga yet), my interpretation of the Galaxy Express episode was that the supernatural element disappeared from Akari's life because she rejected the offer to board the train. As a kind of punishment, or rather affirmation that her place is in the real world, not in the magical world. And I thought the fact that this was the last Cait Sith appearance confirmed this theory.
But after reading the manga, I lean towards the theory that it was just one of the various tests that Cait Sith imposed on her and that ultimately culminated in the goodbye scene (which the anime left out - an unforgivable omission, which was luckily corrected by this second OVA.)
It's all about wisdom and enlightment. I think the power of Aria is that it makes you accept - after a long journey - that Akari is a very special girl, that her natural wisdom exceeds all of her friends', and even Alicia's. That's why Akari eventually became Cait Sith's equal. His representative in the real wold, the most enlightened being that Neo-Venezia has ever known.
tl:dr: Akari is is in the same category as Lain and Haruhi. She's a God.
You're telling me the greatest love story ever told got animated?
Downloading at the speed of light.
Don't talk shit about Akari's husbando.
I... think I've got something in my eye.
>Anya best Avvenire.
>deciding who's best based on 5 minutes of actual exposure
The new kids don't seem all that interesting to me to be honest
Yes and we won't get a few seasons of the new kids. We don't even know their personalities yet, for all we know they could be carbon copies of their respective senpais
It's so refereshing to watch this.
I was reading Dear Akari Sama, in my opinion it does fit with the actual series quite well.
At the same time, it makes me quite sad, lonely even.
I really wish I could somehow get in contact with Akari, she's one of the very few anime characters that I deeply care about personality wise and I am not able to even think about her in
a lewd waycompared to most other female anime characters.
I'm watching Aria, I'm halfway through Origination, I decided to watch just an episode a day, before going to bed (I generally rush with anime). MY GOD, I cry at almost every episode, this will be easily in my top 3 series.
Also add that to the fact that I'm italian and go to Venice every now and then. It's just blissful
I remember watching it like that for the first time, around when the Arietta came out. Aria became a part of my life for a while in a way no other show ever has.
I went to Venice a couple of months ago because of it too, and loved it. Wandering around the city listening to the OST is great.
Yeah but neither did Alicia nor Akino have close encounters with Caut Sith that we know of. I think Akari is only special enough and she's special just because she's pure of heart and "sees the wonder in everything", instead of her being chosen.
Also her being a god is just ridiculous.
Akari is only for platonic love.
It can't be helped.
Strange enough, all my noose pictures are in my かわいい folder.
Thanks for the reminder, asshole
>Amanchu still publishing
>Aria the Return manga once Amanchu is over
Don't do it anons.
This is not true. There's still a bunch of chapters they never adapted. Some of the best ones, too.
>has dreams about dicks
no, you don't understand, she's pure and innocent, she represents everything thats is good in the world, it's no wonder she lives in Neo Venezia, that is the most beutiful place known to man.
>Aria the Return manga once Amanchu is over
What the fuck this is new to me
>wanting more Aria
Why do you want more when most of the source is adapted? I believe that you don't want some low quality bullshit sequel or something. The only thing that I could ask for would be complete remakes with better budget and native high-resolution art instead of the upscales. But we all know that those won't happen.
I'm on the third episode, the one that introduces Alice.
I like everyone so far. Akira has the funniest deformed face.
I can only envy you for being able to watch it for the first time.
The fourth was what made me fall in love with the anime completely (and curiously enough, it's an anime original, not in the manga).
And it'll only get better from there.
I like her.
Is Aika Chinese?
Cait Sith is actually a seasonal waifufag
He waifu'd Grandma
He waifu'd Akari
He didn't waifu Alicia because she was too lewd. Cait Sith sees what you're doing with your boyfriendo.