Being in my lately usual depressed mood, I decided to start Aria because you lovely bastards seem to love it. So how the fuck does it do this? One, only one episode totally won me over and made me forget all the shit around me. It completely mesmerized me.
Now I'm afraid of the time when I'll be finished with the last season even though I'm trying to take it as slow as possible.
The last episodes of Origination were probably the most emotional thing I've experienced in anime. You'll be crushed.
I do hope it ends on a positive note tho. Please don't say it doesn't. ;_;
Don't fall for a character, just the show.
A lot of it is emotional, but not really depressing, aside from
>You will never live in Neo-Venezia.
>So how the fuck does it do this?
When the mangaka created Aria, her primary goal was to help readers learn to enjoy the small things in life, and she did a very good job of it.
>that feel when you live in italy 35 min in train from venice so you can't enjoy the anime...
fuck you turism
You'll experience for the first time in your life of what a bittersweet feeling from watching an anime once you finish Origination.
Hmm. I went to Venice and enjoyed both being there and the anime fine.
Remember that Neo Venezia and Venice aren't the exact same place. Neo Venezia may be cleaner, more utopic - but it lacks the rich history of Venice proper, which had its own darker side.
Also, take a walk around Castello and it's a completely different atmosphere to San Marco, Rialto, Accademia and Ferrovia. Dorsoduro's pretty good once you creep away from the Grand Canal/Guggenheim.
How many days do you recommend for touring around Venice?
What crime would you commit in Neo-Venezia?
Have a given name that doesn't begin with an A
actually aria was the first animu who made me cry I cried like a bitch with the last episode of origination
Aria is one of these strange flawless jewels in animu
I know how you feel OP.
Aria played a pretty big role in making me stop being a misanthrope some years ago.
To this day, the Anime never fails to make me smile without me even noticing.
>Now I'm afraid of the time when I'll be finished with the last season
One of us.
I'd give her something でかい if you catch my drift.
You have me stumped there, Anon.
>Now I'm afraid of the time when I'll be finished with the last season even though I'm trying to take it as slow as possible
Don't worry. One of the many ways in which Aria is unique is that, even though it's absolutely wonderful, it doesn't really leave you with that feeling of emptiness you usually get after finishing a really good series. Because once you're done, you can go back and watch it again from the beginning, and it's just as good the second time around. And the third, and the fourth, etc.
You can just keep cycling through it, watching an episode whenever you need to unwind and/or cheer up.
I picked up the manga a couple weeks ago, and finished it today. Absolutely loved it. Really wish I experienced it a long time ago. I was expecting to rush through it, but it completely captivated me. Often I would spend five or more minutes on a page, just imagining myself in Neo-Venezia.
I've heard there are some differences in the anime, but I don't know if they're big enough for me to pick it up as well. I have so much on my backlog as it is...
Thread reminded me that now I actually have money to buy themanga.
So long as nobody bought them from that one store that had it.
I haven't read the manga, so I can't comment on matters of story, but I'd say that regardless of any redundancies in plot the anime is well worth watching. It does a fantastic job with the tone and atmosphere. The music, visuals, voice acting, pacing -- it's pretty much all perfectly tailored to suck you in and really immerse you in the world.
You don't really watch Aria for the story, but for the experience. It's really more like a work of fine art in that respect. And it's not really something that will conflict with your backlog, since it's a show best taken slow. If you're watching multiple episodes in a row, you're doing it wrong. Just one episode a day, ideally in the evening to unwind before bed. Put away all distractions, get comfy, dim the lights, and really savor it.
It depends, I think 3-4 days are enough to visit Venice properly but be prepared to spend a lot of money, also don't think that the city is an utopic pardise like Neo-Venezia, every corner is filled with elite shops and rarely you'll have a peaceful time alone to sightseeing.
A had a really good time when there was 'Acqua Alta', there where less people around and I took the opportunity to take a small detour to visit every corner that you normally pass by and where normal people live their lives away from the crowds.
PS: The coffe at cafe Floria is pretentious shit, I live in Naples and even the most shitty bar here does a better coffe and even for more than half the price
*less than half the price
>Reading the manga with beautiful ambient music
Good to know. So the Acqua Alta period is the best time to visit Venice? I assume that it shoos that tourists away.
Currently watching The Origination, I don't want this to end ;_;
I'm a few episodes away from finishing The Natural, myself. I've recently picked up Hidamari Sketch in an attempt to prolong Aria even further, so I can kind of alternate them whenever I feel like (though I'm watching a lot more Hidamari recently because I have way more to go of that). It's just such a nice feeling knowing that there's always new Aria for me to watch, and I don't want it to ever end.
OFFICIAL IYASHIKEI ANIMU POWER RANKINGS
2. Hidamari Sketch
3. Non Non Biyori
4. Sketchbook: Full Color's
8. Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou OVAs
10. Mahoraba 〜Heartful Days
90001. Tamako Market
Where's Natsume Yuuchinjou?
Yes you're right. And thinking it over, even if watching it somehow did take time away from other anime, that's not necessarily a bad thing. After all, I think one of the themes throughout Aria was about enjoying the present, and not rushing through life.
For whatever reason, I always feel the need to rush through an anime, manga, or game as quickly as possible.
Please don't tie Natsume along with Free! and other fujoshit.
Non Non Biyori is overrated. Renge was about 90% of what made the show any good.
I think it's safe to marathon once you're accustomed to the ambience and atmosphere the Aria portrays. I had trouble finishing Animation but I plowed through the second half of Natural in a week's pace and I finished Origination in one sitting.
I still enjoyed it and the healing was just as extravagant compared to watching at an one episode a day's pace.
I don't want to get into an argument in an Aria thread so I'll just say that your subjective opinion is objectively wrong and leave it at that.
It'll heal you slowly. From the inside out.
Steal some gold or something. Then get Aria to take me on a ride the next day.
All Arias are equally wonderful.
Akari is simply more equally hahi.
Can't handle the truth, anon? I'll have you know that your opinion is equally valid to mine, and while I didn't like NNB as much as some people, I understand and respect that you love it, and you are completely within your rights to place it wherever you want within your own ranking list.
Remember when they announced Aria BDs and we got all excited?
OP, I was in your position roughly a month ago. I remember watching the first episode and just feeling those waves of relaxation and just loving everything about it. I've been watching at most a single episode most nights before bed stretching it out as long as possible. To my surprise, it just keeps getting better.
Welcome to the journey, brother. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have been and still am.
I have this sitting on my backlog, been debating watching it for a while now. How does it compare to other iyaishikei?
It definitely holds its own. Natsume isn't centralized on the atmosphere compared to Aria and Mushishi but more on the story from each episode. Although it contains some dark arcs, Natsume has probably one of the most lighthearted tales I've witnessed in the anime medium and it had plenty.
I'd give it 5 years or so. It's definitely coming but only time will tell.