Archive for the ‘Aria the Natural’ Category

Aria the Natural: Episode 7 Commentary

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

Akari asks what one would do if they found an unfamiliar entrance on a street they always walk down. I know my answer. Time allowing, I’d definitely check it out. I’m always amazed when I find something I never noticed on a path very familiar to me.


Aria the Natural: Episode 6 Commentary

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

“Character episodes” have fallen out of favor with me unless they’re done right. At least, for a story-based series with a limited number of episodes. For Aria, the focus is on the characters, and there’s a high enough episode account. Things can still be done wrong, but this episode went in the right direction.


Aria the Natural: Episode 5 Commentary

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

For some series, the half-length episode works. Bottle Fairy and Ground Defense Force! Mao-chan are two good examples. For Aria, I’m not sure I care for it as much.


Aria the Natural: Episode 4 Commentary

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

While waiting for someone, I took to looking at the DVD cover artwork. I looked over all the lines that went into drawing Akari and Alicia, something which always amazes me as I have no sense of length or proportion. I tried to determine the light source, as I have trouble comprehending the source of light in most artworks. It looked to be to the right and to the left, but I decided it must be the sun directly up above. I also took notice of something I should have caught in series one, episode three: Alicia doesn’t wear a glove.


Aria the Natural: Episode 3 Commentary

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

I enjoyed the opening theme even more this time around. It has a good feel to it.