The story of
Anime happens to be my all time favorite.
takes place on planet Aqua, a
terraformed Mars in the 24th
century. Mars is called Aqua because it is a planet filled with endless amounts
of water. Akari, our protagonist travels to Aqua from man–home (Earth) with the
dream of becoming an
guides in Neo Venetsia are called
Undines which roughly translates to
in the city of Neo
Neo Venetsia takes inspiration from
the Venice of Italy, hence the name New Venice.
journey begins at the humble Aria Company which consists of only one Undine
named Alicia Florence.
The beauty of
The Aria Company
is that it manages to capture many
disparate nuances of the
Aika, Ai, and Akari on a gondola
element into the story and
animation. This is very difficult to do, but in pulling this off the story
becomes multi–dimensional, which epitomizes the
slice of life genre. This is
realized beautifully in
Aria The Origination.
The story just leaves you smiling. The dystopian science fiction aspects are
neatly tucked away because the story is told in a such calm and natural way.
“There are some people who are rich and stay in beautiful places but are still
unhappy. There are some people who are poor, but happy. In the end, happiness
or sadness, only the person can determine.”
The classical guitar is featured prominently throughout the show, by a
Yes, looked it up.
called Choro Club. The string technique isn’t
overly classical as it still improvises around core melodies, but it’s easy to
identify due to the extremely
style. The improvisations have enough targeted complexity to not to be
completely memorable. That means it’s easy to listen to over and over again.
Here’s a few of my favorites.