Archive for the ‘Aria’ Category

Aria the Natural: Episode 2 Commentary

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

As it turns out, it’s still winter on Aqua. Apparently things were warm enough for the festivities, which might explain why Akatsuki had to get back to work. I can fully see the Salamanders increasing the temperature for a holiday, but I’m not sure about for a festival which appears to be local (by mention of the number of tourists visiting Neo Venezia from elsewhere on Aqua). A better explanation would that that the weather becomes too warm for snow, but remains mostly cold, near the end of the six months of winter. It seems that even on another planet, one cannot escape cherry blossoms when spring approaches.


Aria the Natural: Episode 1 Commentary

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

In short, this episode pleases me. On top of that, I saw world-building and character-building in the most subtle way. I like the use of Carnaval, as well.


Aria the Animation: Episode 13

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

For a final episode (of the first series), Aria the Animation finishes in a lovely and soothing fashion. There were a few times I was afraid things were going to go overboard (namely the cat scene), everything fit nicely into place.


Aria the Animation: Episode 12

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

The “wordless” opening gave a very good feel for the start of this episode. I’ve enjoyed how this series has treated its episode openings.

Similarly, this post is essentially imageless. Artistic nature? Nope, just laziness.


Aria the Animation: Episode 11 Commentary

Sunday, February 1st, 2009

If Aria: The Animation were a novel, it would be difficult to fit in an interlude with the pasts of Alicia, Akira, and Athena. It would disrupt the flow of the story. The same goal as it pertains to the current Singles could be reached without flashing back in time. It’s funny how a series such as this can take something that would be unnecessary, out-of-place, excessive in a novel, and turn the whole conception upside-down into a worthwhile inclusion.