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Aria the Natural: Episode 14 Commentary

That Newest Memory...

Sometimes, it’s nice to go out early, when the world is still asleep, and the sun has yet to appear. Traveling, perhaps with no location planned, then watching as the sun comes up from a location you’ve never seen the sunrise, it’s something everyone should enjoy from time to time, such a relaxing event.

Finding plans for a palina is more than coincidental. Add Grandma’s visit, and the coincidences are thick to set the episode up. Things might have flowed a little smoother had Grandma visited, heard from Akari about having trouble designing a palina, then took Akari up to help look for that old photo album where the old attempts at a palina design were kept. That would have removed all coincidences.

Another complaint is that after all that went into figuring a design and the meaning behind its colors, the palina is basically a copy of the design and colors of the Aria company uniform. Perhaps that’s a testament to the original uniform’s design and colors?

That said, this was a very nice episode. Alicia always says wonderful, insightful, thoughtful things to Akari at times like this. The episode as a whole is something you can just sit back, relax, and enjoy. Considering this show aired at roughly 1 or 2AM in Japan, I can definitely see people relaxing after a hard day of work, and then reminiscing with this episode before falling asleep. Well, except for the part where they probably have to be up by 6AM, not giving much time for sleep…

I’ll be watching for that palina in future episodes.

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