Hidan no Aria (Aria the Scarlet Ammo)

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    Hidan no Aria (Aria the Scarlet Ammo)
    yepperoni Posts: 686
    Mar 26, 2011 at 3:09 am
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    Remade this topic, as it seems last one was caught in the Fakku server tsunami last month.

    Summary (ANN): The story takes place in Tokyo Butei High School, a special school where armed detectives — "Butei" — are trained to use weapons. Kinji Tooyama is a second-year-student who has a special ability, but he keeps it a secret to maintain an ordinary, peaceful life. However, when he gets caught in a bombing on the way to school, he encounters H. Aria Kanzaki, the most powerful S-Rank Butei student in Assault Studies.

    The main character is voiced by Rie Kugimiya, the Queen of Tsundere, who also voiced Nagi (Hayate the Combat Butler), Louise (The Familiar of Zero), and Taiga (Toradora!).

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    Looky-tan Posts: 1,864
    Mar 26, 2011 at 1:50 pm
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    Oh yea, forgot that this thread I made got deleted, well thanks for making this one yepperoni.

    To say the least I am looking forward to seeing this, when ever it actually begins airing. Aside from Kanzaki, I like Riko as well.
    ArashiX Posts: 721
    Mar 26, 2011 at 7:09 pm
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    ^
    Same here. I haven't read the manga of it yet; not to spoil anything for myself. 4th anime series on my "must see" list for this Spring ^^
    Plus it has Rie Kugimiya, on my favorite seiyuus :D
    yepperoni Posts: 686
    Mar 26, 2011 at 8:40 pm
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    Apparently it's scheduled to air on April 7th.
    ArashiX Posts: 721
    Mar 26, 2011 at 8:59 pm
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    yepperoni wrote...
    Apparently it's scheduled to air on April 7th.


    Really? Mandragon says the premire is on the 15th: http://countdown.mandragon.info/upcoming.html Check the upcoming section and you see the countdown for it and other series.
    Gambler Posts: 3,306
    Apr 02, 2011 at 1:11 am
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    A link to the official anime website: http://www.tbs.co.jp/anime/aria/.

    According to the website, the first episode will be screened on 14 Apr 2011. I believe this might have something to do with the disaster which occurred in Japan recently. Talking about it makes me feel a little depressed.

    Given my lack of time, I am unsure if I will be able to catch Aria, but if there is a right balance of action and comedy, this title could possibly enter my list of "To Watch".
    ArashiX Posts: 721
    Apr 14, 2011 at 9:58 pm
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    Well, the wait is over it seems. First Episode has arrived, I have to watch is as well after classes, lol.
    Pervy Fatman Posts: 2,809
    Apr 14, 2011 at 11:48 pm
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    yay its about time! can't wait to see this...so this would be rie kugumiya's second anime this season right? the other one being Lotte No Omocha.
    Catcher Posts: 1,685
    Apr 15, 2011 at 1:30 am
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    I can't say that I was left with a good impression.

    Spoiler:

    While the setting could possibly be interesting, the build up from the first episode didn't leave me with any desire to see the next; this is most likely because I swear I've seen Rie in this scenario at least five times. I come to ask myself the question: where's the innovation? After a while, it starts to grate on my nerves. Not a good first impression. Though, admittedly, Aria can be adorable at times.

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    yepperoni Posts: 686
    Apr 15, 2011 at 2:40 am
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    Ep 1:
    Spoiler:
    So, yeah. Tsundere loli with guns. Who knows martial arts. And has katanas hidden behind her back that Kinji apparently didn't notice even though he was right up against Aria's body with her shirt raised. Apparently quite a few more ditzy-ish girls than usual in this show. And robotic gun-weilding Segways.

    Like others here, I've been hearing a bit too much Rie Kugimiya recently. Maybe it's because I just watched some Zero and Shana. And Lotte. And Hayate. And Toradora... >_> Ok, I've been watching a lot of shows with tsundere lolis.

    I'd would still like to have some variation in my tsundere loli voices sometimes...

    Still, this series could be interesting if it doesn't get too cliched...



    Some possibly hnnnng-worthy Capz:
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    Hanasaku Posts: 512
    Apr 15, 2011 at 2:47 am
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    FIRST IMPRESSION:
    Oh god not Rie again.
    TwilightEngel Posts: 1,802
    Apr 15, 2011 at 2:50 am
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    Catcher wrote...
    I can't say that I was left with a good impression.

    Spoiler:

    While the setting could possibly be interesting, the build up from the first episode didn't leave me with any desire to see the next; this is most likely because I swear I've seen Rie in this scenario at least five times. I come to ask myself the question: where's the innovation? After a while, it starts to grate on my nerves. Not a good first impression. Though, admittedly, Aria can be adorable at times.

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    Spoiler:
    I agree with you on Aria, but I still found this episode to be quite better than expected due to how much I liked Kinji and his alter, badass persona. I definitely want to see more of him protecting his "princess."

    Also, I can already tell that I'm going to love Riko. I don't mind Rie so much, (but that's probably because I haven't watched Shana, haven't finished Toradora or Zero), but I'll primarily be watching for the rest of the cast. Also, I'm a sucker for fang girls, so I also agree with you that she can be cute as times.
    rowanatkinson23 Posts: 1,391
    Apr 15, 2011 at 3:23 am
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    Too much tsun tsun voices isn't really that good for every season... and I don't know why but aria's loli body doesn't look good on handling 2 guns unlike the Gunslinger Girls or Revy

    The main would also say "I can't die Ore wa Zombie-su"
    Wow my name is really lon Posts: 739
    Apr 15, 2011 at 3:36 am
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    OP and ED were poor...

    The first episode also wasn't as impressive as thought it would be. Still, I'll continue watching this since the scanning of the manga is in hiatus.

    High hopes... low expectations.
    Pervy Fatman Posts: 2,809
    Apr 15, 2011 at 5:21 am
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    just watched the first episode...very interesting story so far, but I shall expect more from the coming episodes.
    Kind of Important Posts: 1,525
    Apr 15, 2011 at 9:12 am
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    Ample fan-service (Other things happen to be pretty damn ample as well)
    Guns everywhere.
    Tsundere Loli.

    What's not to like? Although I do want (And might have my expectations too high here) an actual decent plot. It looks interesting thus far, we'll see.
    Looky-tan Posts: 1,864
    Apr 15, 2011 at 9:28 am
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    Well needless to say I loved the first episode, being a fan of the manga I was happy with this initial episode, all the elements are there to make this an anime I'll really enjoy, and since I said this somewhere else I'll post it here too.
    quote wrote...
    Manga is quite good imo, actually between the two shows featuring Rie; Aria and Astarotte's Toy, I first stated that Astarotte would be the more popular of the two, however after seeing the first episode of both, Aria has done a much better job at setup and execution, also the OP and ED for Aria were much better imo. Though Astarotte still has more to explain and hopefully more fanservice to give my initial statement could still end up being true.

    Hard for me to decide my favorite of the girls, of course Aria is just an adorable loli tsundere that I should be drooling over and creating a shrine to, there are other girls here that caught my eye. Shirayuki in the anime version is just so full of win, while in the manga I loved Riko and I am also happy seeing her anime version, considering what happens in later chapters of the manga, if the anime follows them I will still be liking Riko.
    ArashiX Posts: 721
    Apr 15, 2011 at 4:02 pm
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    Finally got around to looking at it and not bad for the first episode. The Queen of Tsun: Kugiyama makes for a good Aria. Shirayuki is so cute and adorable can't wait to see her in action later on. I haven't read the manga or light novel, so I'll be sticking with this one.

    Note: For some reason the main character male friend reminds me of Yamamoto from Katekyō Hitman Reborn.
    ZeroOBK Posts: 4,727
    Apr 15, 2011 at 10:50 pm
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    yepperoni wrote...
    Ep 1:
    Spoiler:
    Apparently quite a few more ditzy-ish girls than usual in this show. And robotic gun-weilding Segways.

    Spoiler:
    I had a good chuckle from the Segways. Killer, remote-controlled Segways? I never would've expected that. I don't think the first girl is ditzy, rather she comes off as a servant to the family or that she was wooed by the protag's alter ego.


    I don't like Kugimiya here either, but it's hard to resist Zombie-Ayumu's voice.
    HungLikeAZombie Posts: 2,557
    Apr 16, 2011 at 4:09 am
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    Pervy Fatman wrote...
    just watched the first episode...very interesting story so far, but I shall expect more from the coming episodes.


    i agree...
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