The official website of the anime adaptation of Kozue Amano’s Aria manga has revealed the release dates and a new commercial for the Aria the Avvenire OVA series. The series itself is composed of three episodes and will be released on Blu-ray.
The Aria the Avvenire anime is a three episode special to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the original anime. The episodes was shown in Japanese cinemas from September 26 with the remaining two episodes releasing in the following weeks. For fans outside of Japan, the site has revealed the release date of the anime’s physical releases.
The first episode, titled Sono Aitakatta Anata ni… (To You, Who I Wanted to Meet…), will be bundled with the Blu-ray release of the first anime series Aria the Animation, which will be out in Japan on December 24. The second episode of the OVA series, Sono Atataka na Sayonara wa… (That Warm Goodbye…), is going to be bundled with the Blu-ray release of the second series, Aria the Natural, releasing on March 23rd. The third and final episode of the OVA, Sono Harukanaru Mirai e… (To That Far Away Future…), is going to be bundled with the Aria the Origination Blu-ray release.
A brand new commercial has also been released:
Fans who are able to purchase the advance tickets were also able to receive these autograph boards:
The main cast of the anime consists of:
- Erino Hazuki (Riho Shihomi in Tamayura) returns to voice Akari Mizunashi
- Kaori Mizuhashi (Mami Tomoe from Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica) is back as Ai
- Sayaka Ohara (Erza Scarlet from Fairy Tail) voices Alicia Florence
- Chinami Nishimura (Kanna from Air) will once again voice Aria Pokoteng
- Chiwa Saito (Homura Akemi in Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica) as Aika S. Granzchesta
- Junko Minagawa (Ryoma Echizen in Prince of Tennis) is voicing Akira E. Ferrari
- Ryou Hirohashi (Kyou Fujibayashi in Clannad) will voice the role of Alice Carroll
- Tomoko Kawakami (Hikaru Shindou from Hikaru no Go), who passed away in 2011, voiced Athena Glory
- Mai Nakahara (Nagisa Furukawa from Clannad) joining the cast to voice Azusa B. McLaren
- Ai Kayano (Menma from AnoHana) voicing as Anya Dostoyevskaya
Here is a minute half long trailer that reintroduces the main characters of the anime and also introduces the new characters. The trailer also previews the Ending theme, Piacere by Shiena Nishizawa.
The second trailer is a 30 second version of the above:
Here is the first promotional video, which previews some of the music composed by Choro Club and Takeshi Senoo:
The main staff of the anime were earlier revealed and includes:
- Director and Series Composer: Junichi Sato (Aria the Animation, Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle)
- Scriptwriter: Reiko Yoshida (Aria the Origination, Bakuman.)
- Anime Character Designer: Masayuki Onji (Urayasu Tekkin Kazoku, Nanaka 6/17)
- Music Composers: Takeshi Senoo (Aria the Animation, Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha.) and Choro Club (Aria the Animation)
- Animation Studio: TYO Animations (Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji, Tamayura)
Aria is a comedy, sci-fi manga written and illustrated by Kozue Amano. The series originally began under the title Aqua being published by Enix’s Monthly Stencil, before it officially changed to Aria as the manga moved to Mag Garden to be published in their Monthly Comic Blade magazine. The manga started in 2001 and ended in 2008 for a total of 14 volumes, 2 volumes of Aqua and 12 volumes of Aria. The series first received an anime adaptation in 2005 being produced by Hal Film Maker (Uta Kata, Skip Beat!) and directed by Jun’ichi Satou (Sailor Moon, Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle). The anime was then followed by another season in the following year and a third season in 2008, with an OVA releasing in 2007. The series also received numerous other media adaptations, including light novels, visual novels, audio CDs and drama CDs.
Here is a synopsis of the series from MAL:
On the planet Aqua, a world once known as Mars, Akari Mizunashi 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.
The first episodes of Aria the Avvenire were shown in Japanese theatres and the individual episodes will be released in the upcoming Blu-ray releases of the Aria anime.
Source Article – Crunchyroll
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