Aria the Scarlet Ammo Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD
About Aria the Scarlet Ammo Limited Edition Blu-ray/DVD
Aria the Scarlet Ammo complete series Limited Edition collection contains episodes 1-12 of the anime directed by Takashi Watanabe, plus OVA episode 13.
Aria is a volatile girl who wields two pistols and two swords and holds the highest rank in assault studies at a high school for young mercenaries. This pint-sized prodigy swoops in to save her classmate Kinji from a high-speed chase, but he ends up saving her after he switches from a boring wimp into a total hot shot! His secret? He only turns into something of a James Bond when he's turned on!
Convinced Kinji's an ace, Aria strong-arms him into being her partner - but she isn't the only femme fatale who wants a taste of his coveted combat skills. Aria gets Kinji for one mission, but he'll end up with more than one finger on his trigger!
Special Features: Commentary for Episodes 4 & 6, Promotional Video, Original Commercials, U.S. Trailer, Textless Opening Song, Textless Closing Song, Trailers.
Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.
- Publisher: FUNIMATION
- Media: Blu-ray
- Spoken Language: English, Japanese
- Subtitle Language: English
- Genre: Action
- Age Rating: 14+
- Run Time: 300
- Release Date: 10/23/2012
- Dimensional Weight: 1
- Region Code: A
Ratings & Reviews
this anime is very good from start to finish 5 stars worth buying
Starts great and then falls apart
I watched this show as it was being simulcasted by FUNimation, so I can't comment on the dub of the series. The Japanese cast was good, it didn't help that Rie Kugimiya was Aria since I can't stand to listen any characters that she voices.
The series started really nice for me, but midway through it seemed like it just had so many ideas it wanted to put in the series that it would just throw stuff at you and you'd have to deal with it on the fly while new plot points are added. There were some plot points that got thrown in where I literally thought the person in charge of the script went 'This would be cool to have here' and just threw it in. In the end, the series just diverged into such a mess of a plot for me that I didn't like it.
Admittedly I have not read the light novels for the show, so I don't know if all that happened is exactly like what's in the novels. I just know that this was a one time watch for me that I had to force myself to finish and not something I'll keep on my shelves.
Great Action Series
I personally enjoyed this series, couldn't take my eyes off it the dub is pretty good as well and the animation was beautiful
An underrated series.
by The Meta
Alright the series is probably closer to a 4, it has many of the elements of tepid harems with a redhead heroine voiced by Rie Kugimiya. The main character's "badass ecchi" mode as a genetic trait is probably the worst aspect of the show but it's handled better than it could have been.
Now with the negatives out of the way, the protagonist is actually cool and mostly serious, and he is ironically better when not in "James Bond" mode. Aria goes from a walking cliche to a much more realized, understandable and watchable character. There is an intriguing and femme fatale that helps nail the hardboiled detective/buddy cop/romance tone the show is going for and arguably saves the show. The childhood friend character is a yandere nadeshiko which is always good. The show gets comedy right much more than wrong. All in all it's a show I have watched many times subbed and dubbed and look forward to watching again. The biggest negative is that there is not a proper sequel.
Aria stop shooting
by DARYL -
If Aria is the great granddaughter of Sherlock Holmes and in her family is counted as the broken Holmes, she does a great job of hiding it. yes she's a LITTLE trigger happy and yes she's a little slow on deduction, but she trusts her instincts and with Kinji's help ( mostly when he's in hysteria mode ) Aria will be just as great as her great grandfather.
I really liked the series. great combo of action and comedy. story line is a great tribute to Sir Arthur Conan and his character Sherlock Holmes.
Action, Romance and lite Ecchi... if only it was better
by Bennett -
Kinji and Aria attend a High School in Japan where young men and women train to become elite armed detectives (butei). Aria is a transfer student tsundere. Kenji is a young man that wants to be left alone but has familiar links to the job. Also Kinji becomes a suave super spy when his blood pressure rises... which is usually when he is turned on (hence the ecchi aspect).
The show is bizarre mixing romance, action, comedy and harem aspects into a series that suddenly throws in the supernatural near the end. Based on an ongoing light novel, the show ends on an infuriating "read the LN!!" climax. Still, the shows offbeat humor and likable leads earn it a low-tier rec... just be forward it's INCREDIBLY flawed.
The set is a solid if unremarkable limited edition. The art box is nice, but the cases inside are simply two normal Blu-ray cases housing two discs each. Fine if you pick it up on sale, but not worth full price... especially given the show itself.