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Aria  
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Description
From ADV Manga:

On the planet Aqua, a world once known as Mars, Mizunashi Akari has just made her home in the town of Neo-VENEZIA, a futuristic imitation of the ancient city of Venice. The technology of "Man Home" (formerly Earth) has not entirely reached this planet, and Akari is alone, having no contact with family or friends. Nonetheless, the town, with its charming labyrinths of rivers and canals, becomes Akari's new infatuation, along with the dream of becoming a full-fledged gondolier. Reverting to a more "primitive" lifestyle and pursuing a new trade, the character of Akari becomes both adventurous and heartwarming all at once.

Type
Manga

Related Series
Aqua (Prequel)

Associated Names
アリア
水星领航员

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Latest Release(s)
v.12 c.60 (end) by Amano Centric Scans (1630d ago)
v.12 c.59 by Amano Centric Scans (1653d ago)
v.12 c.58 by Amano Centric Scans (1669d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
12 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1
Ends at Vol 12

User Reviews
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User Rating
Average: 8.9 / 10.0 (427 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.75 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 16th 2014, 9:02pm PST

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Year
2002

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Comic Blade (Mag Garden)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
ADV Manga (1 Volume - Defunct)
TokyoPop (6 Volumes - Defunct)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #855 increased(+143)
Monthly Pos #1416 increased(+127)
3 Month Pos #1613 increased(+85)
6 Month Pos #1743 increased(+183)

List Stats
On 678 reading lists
On 1010 wish lists
On 687 completed lists
On 50 unfinished lists
On 291 custom lists

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Amazing isn;t it?   
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by artiski
June 27th, 2008, 7:48pm
AMAZINGLY, when a person hears a discription of what kind of seris aria is, they would go like o wow what a boring seris. But when you read/watch it, you just want to keep watching it to the end. This seris has it's own uniqueness. And that is the mood of the manga, and the storyline.
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It's as great as it's prequel, no, even better!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by zeds
May 11th, 2008, 11:22am
A touching story, that makes you feel relaxed-and sometimes a bit frustrated(Aika and Al). :-)
You can see and feel how the characters grow, and at the same time you'll grow fond of them! :-)
After watching the anime, I just had to get the mangas too!
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Ah, This Is The One..   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by sleet
April 15th, 2007, 6:57pm
This is the great manga I've been looking for!!!!
All these years, I'm 16 now, and it was several years ago that I read this in my local bookstore. I can't believe I'm seeing it now. It was a great manga and just the first 2 volumes are memorable!

It has terrific backgrounds, a simple yet sofisticated art style, and great characters! I suggest this as a MUST READ to everyone!!! This was one of the mangas that'll have you remembering it for a long time.

It's sense of mystery and adventure in a home-like place reminds me of xXXHOLiC (also a must read). So give this a shot, yeah! You'll be pleased!
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Masterpiece   
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by Ladholyman
February 11th, 2007, 1:00am
I bought 6 volumes of this back in Taiwan and never regretted it. The art, the girls, and the fusion of east and west, along with the gentle telling of an utopian society in which the main plot are pretty girls rowing boats, completely blew me away. If you don't like this, you are a heartless being. [Edited for language]

... Last updated on February 11th, 2007, 1:01am
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Utopia   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Raide
October 14th, 2006, 7:15am
Do you know the concept of utopia?

Have you ever imagine the feeling of sleeping under the warmth of a tranquil and peaceful forest without any kinds of pollution, or relaxing your muscles and skin in a hot spa while leaves fallen and trees rustles by the gentle wind, or watching a waterfall, feeling cool water sprinkling on each inch of your skin? To forget every problems and the harshness of reality for a moment, just to relax, unconsciously wishing it to be eternity?

There's not much of slice-of-life, no painful or harsh plot, not much of a conflict, not much of a movement or growth, no harshness, no pain, no tempation nor sins, no deaths. But there's calmness, relaxation, feeling of static, and peace.

If you ever wanted that kind of feelings, Aria is the one you should read, for it's representing another theory of 'heaven' or 'paradise'.

... Last updated on October 14th, 2006, 7:38am
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Slice of Life?   
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by Hu
November 2nd, 2005, 4:08pm
I have no idea what "slice-of-life" means, but apparently that's the new category that manga like these are placed under. All I know is that it's a YKK rip-off... with cuter girls. And I'm a sucker for these type of things.
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