Aria The Masterpiece Manga Volume 1
About Aria The Masterpiece Manga Volume 1
Aria: The Masterpiece volume 1 contains volumes 1-2 of Aqua, which is the prequel series to Aria, and features story and art by Kozue Amano in this collector's omnibus manga edition.
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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. In pursuit of her dream to become an Undine — a gondolier who leads high-end tours around the city — Akari joins as a trainee with the Aria Company, one of the three most prestigious water-guide companies in Neo-Venezia. There, she explores the beauty of the city and the world along with other trainees from Aria and rival companies, working hard for her dreams and making new friends along the way.
Experience the world of Aqua like never before with Kozue Amano's gorgeously detailed illustrations and full-color spreads in this deluxe edition featuring the full prequel series, Aqua!
Ratings & Reviews
Worthy of the Masterpiece title
by M -
For fans of Aria (and any newcomers looking for a fantastic slice-of-life title), I highly recommend this Masterpiece edition series, even if you already have the older Tokyopop releases. These will be a very definitive edition to own. The art card is nice too, if you can still get it.
These new paperback books are larger than the original releases, with a size roughly equal to your average light novel, so not only are you getting 2 volumes combined into 1, you're also getting larger print and visuals. The covers are quite beautiful as well, with soft but vivid colors and shiny metallic colored portions on the spine and cover.
These also contain a handful of color pages, which the originals did not. They are very nice, but they also make me wish every single page was in color, considering how colorful and beautiful the world of Aria is.
Lastly, these will greatly compliment the new blu-rays from the Nozomi Kickstarter, so I also highly recommend those once they're available.