Aria (Original Japanese Version)

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Aria (Original Japanese Version)

Fifteen year-old Akari Mizunashi is a dreamer. She’s left everything behind to become a female gondolier on the faraway sparkling planet covered in water called Aqua. She’s one step closer to fulfilling her dream when she begins training with the prestigious Aria Company, but is she prepared for the challenges that await her?

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2014

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Fifteen year-old Akari leaves everything behind to travel to Aqua, a sparkling planet covered in water. More than anything Akari wants to be an undine - a female gondolier who navigates the canals of the Aquan city of Neo-Venezia. As she begins her training with the prestigious Aria Company, will she be up to the challenges that await her on the path to achieve her dream?
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Aika, a budding undine, has a mentor who is quite strict, so she comes up with a solution to get him off her back: she'll run away to the Aria Company!
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While training in a particularly tough stretch of water, Akari and Aika meet a girl from Orange planet who seems to be having no trouble at all. Her name is Alice, and she's famous for being one of the youngest yet most talented undines in Neo Venezia.
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Akari meets a little girl who gives her a letter and requests she deliver it. But if she is going to have any chance of keeping her promise, she'll have to enlist the help of flying messengers known as Sylphs.
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Akari receives a mysterious hand-written invitation to visit Neverland, but she wonders about the uncertainties that await her as she sets off toward a deserted island.
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Alice is in a bad mood because her dorm doesn't allow pets. And to top it off, she's realized her left hand isn't as skilled as her right hand. Now she's determined to discover solutions to each as they're probably connected.
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The trainees encounter a couple on their honeymoon who think being an undine is simple work. Now it's up to Akira to teach everyone what it really means to be an undine.
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It's cleaning time for the Aria Company, and President Aria wants to help out and lead by example for his company. Soon after, President Aria unveils his crime-fighting alter-ego, Nyan-Nyan-Puu!
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Aika wants to become as good as the legendary Great Water Fairy, the greatest undine of all time. But when she's sent to visit the legend at her house, Aika realizes she's nothing like she expected.
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Winter has come and as a special treat, Alicia suggests that they visit a hot spring. Akari's never seen one before so she's excited to go and soon the remaining trainees decide to join in as well.
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On one bleak winter day Alicia, Aika, and Athena sit around a fire, drink cups of hot cocoa, and reminisce about their younger days. Light is shed on how they all came to be friends.
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When Akari sets off to visit the oldest bridge in Neo-Venezia, she senses someone is watching her. Once she arrives, she sees the city is entirely different from how it was before. Now she wonders what strange mysteries the old bridge holds.
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It's time to ring in the New Year and everyone in Neo-Venezia has come together to celebrate. But soon Akari and Ai stumble upon a strange New Year's gift from Aqua itself.
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It's time for Neo-Venezia's annual carnevale and Ai has come back to Aqua for a visit. As Akari and Ai wander through streets, they catch a glimpse of Casanova, the mysterious master of ceremonies. Who is the man behind the mask?
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While practicing their sculling Akari, Aika, and Alice find a small treasure box. Inside they find a simple riddle that sends them on a treasure hunt that spans the entire city.
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A meteor shower is scheduled and Akari, Aika, and Alice have made plans to watch it together. But this time, Al, one of Neo-Venezia's gravity-controlling Gnomes, will be there as well. Even though he's shorter than the girls, he's actually three years their senior. He's very knowlegable about physics, planets, and the beauty of the universe, but what he doesn't seem to know is how Aika feels whenever she's with him.
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The mail man's gondola is being repaired, so just for today Akari is making the rounds with him to get the job done. As she learns the ins and outs of what it means to be a mail carrier, she meets a boy who needs his letter delivered at any cost.
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Akari and Alicia visit a shrine that despite its beauty yields a hint of mystery and danger. Then, Akari and Alicia wonder on a different island, looking for a beautiful spot that Alicia once saw.
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Athena notices something strange about Alice as she realizes she doesn't have any friends her own age. So when Alice receives an invitation to a party with other Orange planet pairs that she immediately rejects, Aika and Akari decide to get to the bottom of Alice's puzzling behavior.
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The girls see President Aria in his own gondola, but he doesn't see them. Instead he disappears down a canal that's normally closed off. According to Alicia, there's an old legend about a strange realm where people are forbidden to enter. Could such a place really exist?
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Festa Del Bocolo has arrived. This is a day where women receive roses from the people who admire them. Akatsuki wants to give Alicia as many roses as he can, but he's too nervous to deliver them even though he'd never admit it. Will Akari be able to help?
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When the tourists ask questions that Akari doesn't know the answers to, Alicia replies with ease. This sparks a fire in Aika and Alice, and they decide to compete to see which one knows the most hidden wonders in Neo-Venezia.
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No matter where she is, Akari has the ability to befriend any stranger. To learn more about this mysterious power, Aika and Alice decide to follow her in secret. But they soon see they might have to blow their cover when Akari starts talking to a dangerous-looking man in black.
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Akari has been given her very first solo job: carrying a shipment of Neo-Venezian glassware. Unfortunately the glassmaker's apprentice is sour and angry, and he's the one who'll be traveling with her. Can Akari handle the pressure from a critical taskmaster while transporting fragile cargo?
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During a heat wave-induced haze, Akari follows President Aria into a mysterious cafe. And later, the girls decide to buy little wind chimes with glowing beads inside. The glow only lasts for a month before it fades, so Akari decides to make the most of the time she has.
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Alice has created a new challenge for herself: When she walks home from school, she can only step on shadows. This is an ironclad law for her, but try as she might, she keeps failing.
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Akari realizes the Aria Company doesn't have palina, which is a tall, decorated pole used to hitch gondolas. She soon decides to make one but discovers it's tough work building something from scratch.
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Akari, Akatsuki, and Akria learn about Al's childhood while eating lunch. They also hear about the mysterious young boy who put Akatsuki squarely in his place.
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Akari receives disturbing news when she takes her gondola in for a routine inspection. The repairman explains the gondola is too old for tourism use and should be sold for parts.
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On the night before her old gondola is set to be taken away, Akari and Alicia decide to have an evening picnic out on the water. As they laugh and talk, Alicia tells her stories of the gondola and how it was an important part of her life as an apprentice.
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Aika leans a little too close to a grill and catches her long, beautiful hair on fire! How will this hot-tempered beauty handle losing something that was so precious to her?
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While Aika is stuck in bed after catching a cold, she wonders if Akari and Alice are slacking off. She soon decides to sneak out of bed to spy on them.
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Akari spots a woman dressed in black with her face covered with a thick veil. Aika is reminded of the legend of an angry spirit come to life. Supposedly the ghost kidnaps any gondolier foolish enough to take her on board.
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Akari believes she will have another encounter with the secretive spirit Cait Sith when mysterious happenings take place. She knows something is wrong when she's woken up by the distant sound of a train even though Neo-Venezia's trains don't run at that hour.
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Akari innocently suggests that the little space between two stairs at the Aria Company is a portal to another world. President Aria squeezes through the gap and pops out on the other side to find a terrifying sight!
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Alicia and Akari give a tour to an elderly couple who have come to Neo-Venezia to celebrate their anniversary. Even though the husband is tough on the outside, he still wants what's best for his wife, and it's up to the girls to help him create a celebration that she'll remember always.
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Heavy rain keeps the girls from their usual gondola practice, so they decide to spend the day at Himeya. It's here that Aika realizes she's being noticed. Does that mean she's finally being recognized for her skills as an undine?
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Akari, Aika, and Alice have been given their latest assignment: They must host a party on the Festa del Redentore. They rent a large boat and start brushing up on their hostess skills, but Akari can't help but be a little distracted as she hasn't heard from Ai in a while, and all her emails have gone unanswered.
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Akari and Alicia have a playful day when they roll snow into a giant ball. During this time Alicia slowly reveals secrets about her childhood.
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As winter melts into spring, Akari, Aika, and Alice continue to practice and set new goals for themselves. But despite their hard work, Akari still feels like she isn't good enough to become a Prima.
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Someone has specifically requested Akari for a gondola tour! A mysterious old woman with a kind smile who says that she loves the city and has been to all the major sights, so she'd like to see a side of Neo-Venezia that only Akari can show her.
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A new chocolate stand has opened up and its specialty is selling heart-shaped candies. Akari buys a bottle and enjoys her treat. But when she goes to buy another she discovers the chocolate stand is nowhere to be found.
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Alicia suggests Akari try her hand at working on a Traghetto, a gondola that's run by two Singles. It's an all-new challenge for Akari.
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Athena has a natural talent for singing, but what special attributes do Akira and Aika possess? Soon the girls think they don't have any natural talent.
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Alicia and President Aria travel all over town meeting new people and eating strange yet wonderful food. Soon Akatsuki spots them and without realizing why, he starts to follow them.
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Akari can be a bit clumsy at times, but no matter what kind of mistake she makes, Alicia never seems to get angry with her. Alice makes it her mission to see how Alicia handles Akari's faults with patience.
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Akari and Alicia are going to visit Anna, the woman who trained with Alicia in the early days of the Aria Company. Many memories will be shared on this visit, including how the Aria Company was first founded.
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Athena becomes overloaded with work and has to cancel her picnic date with Alice. She tries to chase after Alice to apologize, but then she trips, falls, and somehow loses her memory!
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Alice just graduated from middle school and she is looking forward to practicing with Akari and Aika. Athena suggests they finally go on the picnic they've been planning. That's when Alice's world changes.
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Akari, Aika, and Alice decide to partake in an old Manhome tradition, Moon Gazing. Aika secretly invites Al to their get-together, but for some reason, he hasn't shown up yet.
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Alice is very busy and consumed with work. Although she enjoys the life she has now, she still misses her time spent with Akari and Aika.
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Aika informs Akari of some shocking news. She explains the two of them can no longer practice together.
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One day it will be Akari's Aria Company. But that day might come sooner than she ever expected. Will she be ready to face the future that lies ahead?
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Someday Aria Company will be under Akari's care. But Akari isn't sure she'll ever be confident enough to handle such a big responsibility.