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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.