The official website of the anime adaptation of Kozue Amano’s Aria manga has revealed new information for the Aria the Avvenire OVA series has revealed new information about its September 26 release. Two new cast members have been revealed alongside a couple new trailers and a brand new visual.
The site has revealed two new cast members that will be debuting in the upcoming anime. They include:
- Mai Nakahara (Nagisa Furukawa from Clannad) joining the cast to voice Azusa B. McLaren
- Ai Kayano (Menma from AnoHana) voicing as Anya Dostoyevskaya
They will join the main cast of the anime, which consists of returning characters and voice actresses from the previous anime:
- 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
Two new trailers have been revealed for the Aria the Avvenire. 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 episode of Aria the Avvenire will be shown in Japanese cinemas from September 26. The anime is currently scheduled for 3 episodes in total; the release dates of the two episodes will be revealed soon.
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