The ENTIRE ARIA series (including the never before released in the US OVA Avvenire) will be dubbed and available on Blu-ray thanks to the tremendous support of the backers for this campaign!
Those of you who just can't pull together for all seasons at once, a reminder that you will be able to take advantage of our later Slacker Backer options - which will be available ONLY to backers. So back at the level you are comfortable with, and then you can add on later. We'll leave this open through at least the completion of Season 1. The various merchandise items won't be available (again see the long Update 31 for details), so get the tier that you want that would include what you would like to have, and then add on as you go. We want to make this experience fantastic for you, just as you have made it fantastic for us. It's been a great ride. THANK YOU!!
Working together with the talented actors at Headline Studios in New York, this Kickstarter Campaign is a chance for fans to be deeply involved in the dubbing process. Come help give ARIA a stellar English audio track, and get some neat rewards and exclusive extras along the way!
The Kickstarter Campaign can be found HERE and it will run until September 11!
What is Aria about?
Akari Mizunashi, at the age of 15, has left everything behind to travel to a sparkling planet covered in water, Aqua, formerly known as Mars. By the 24th century, humans have found a way to colonize the formerly uninhabitable planet.
More than anything, Akari wants to be an "undine" - a female gondolier who navigates the canals of the Aquan city of Neo-Venezia. The city itself is a faithful replication of Manhome's (Earth) city of Venice. To make sure that residents and tourists alike get the most from Neo-Venezia's many wonders, companies offering guided tours via gondola were formed, one of which is named Aria Company.
As she begins her training with the prestigious Aria Company, will she be up to the challenges that await her on the path to achieve her dream?
Aria: The Animation’s gentle poetry will take you to the truth: It’s all about savoring each moment of the journey along the way. Trailer:
Episode 1 for you to sample (this is the Japanese with English Subtitles version):
Directed by Junichi Sato, who also directed Sailor Moon, Princess Tutu, Magic User's Club, Kaleido Star, Tamayura, amongst others, and has also been involved with almost 100 programs in various capacities, including series composition, storyboard, theme music, supervision, and scriptwriter.
The show is based on a series of manga by Kozue Amano. Aria's genre is often referred to as slice-of-life, in that the storylines are not rushed and more time is spent on exposition and visuals. Sato-san often refers these titles as "Healing Anime."Click To Go To Kickstarter Page