Producers: Hal Film Maker, Right Stuf
Aira is a manga adaptation written by Kozue Amano
A tale of set in Venice on Mars. Literally. We are in the 24th century and humankind as terro-formed Mars into a water planet now known as Aqua. Neo Venezia is a faithful reproduction of the Vencie on Earth and we follow young Aria as she and her rivals are novice Undines. Aka a gondola rower. Undine in the offical term. Aria quite simply is a tale of friendship and growing up as the girl learn life lessons and the miracles which can happen.
Aria is a gorgeous anime. The colouring perfect for the mood of the anime. Full of sparkles and blues. Considerably bluer than what Venice’s canals actually are but this is anime and a different planet. I have been to Venice, and I have been a gondola ride. It is a very strange thing to do after this anime, especially when you get told a story which this anime has main reference too. The writer did her research into the stories of Venice and the little things that make the city special. Venice is beautiful, if you get the chance to go, go.
Our main character, Akari herself is you typical shoujo goddess who makes friend as easy as breathing. Akari is labelled as mysterious by her closest friends due to her warm manner and lack back nature. She does her best to enchant the trip for her patrons and help solve the problems she finds.
This is a beautiful anime which is easy to fall in love with and I give it a silver.