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orenjihime I never really took Aria seriously the first time I heard it to be some spectacular anime around the corners of the aniblogosphere but since I often heard that several anime blogs have been inspired by Aria, I decided that I should see it for myself.

Actually, I decided to read the manga prior to watching the last 3rd season of the anime because the translation of the manga isn’t done yet, but I might reconsider re-watching all three seasons once more. The anime really has an astounding track to listen to and it makes me imagine as if I’m on an Italian café. Meanwhile, the manga is a little bit more concise when it comes to details. The plot is the same for both although the anime has few nice fillers.

Also, Akari’s e-mail penpal wasn’t really specified who but the anime did referred it though as Ai-chan. It was somewhat fishy though since Ai-chan was introduced right off the bat in the anime and wasn’t in the manga but both had a similar ending.

I was easily captivated by this anime, and it’s probably because of its somehow trivial yet heart-warming anecdotes. This series never failed to show me a new side for new things and encounters. And probably, because of its utopian setting as well, which I would like to experience myself. Yeah, I’m definitely guilty of thinking maybe the world is better off to be similar to Aqua. Oh well, too bad, it might take not just a millennium before Mars is terraformed.

I’ve never been so attached to an anime, as if I never like it to end, and I think I’ve experienced it for the first time on Aria. ara ara~ XD.

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spicywolf Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action. – Benjamin Disraeli.

It doesn’t really matter how many Thoreni, Lumione or whatever coins you possess. Everyone has their set of choices to choose from whether to succumb to what they feel right or wrong, whichever might be the source of their happiness or joy, even if it’s also just momentarily.

I chuckled a bit and partly agreed to what Harold-san(the innkeeper) mentioned with regards to wealth and merchants. Indeed, merchants keep on thinking how to earn and gain large sum of profits and yet, would they be able to keep it when that day comes? Of course not, and yet they are putting all the effort just to obtain those high-quality materials and such. Certainly, why exert that much effort in obtaining something you’ll eventually throw away? I guess this rather falls in the category of that dispensable part of happiness.

We all have different kinds of perspective on how we choose to be happy with our lives, even if we’re just pretending to have the role of a fairy tale’s protagonist. Happiness is a scary thing. Perhaps that’s right but, probably not as well. Well, since it’s how Horo perceives it, let’s not argue with that.

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akirafumi Since it’s finished, here’s the review for the series~.

I was clueless about the series when I intended to watch it but I still watched it because I wanted a dose of slice of life anime. I didn’t even knew that it has yuri elements.

I don’t know but I just feel annoyed whenever I see entries about Fumi that regard her as a lesbian. I think I can contemplate with her situation. She was never seen with a guy and by the looks of it, she must have studied on all-girls school through out her educational career which really heightens the chance that she’ll be attracted to her same gender. I really think given the chance of meeting a guy would improve her perception to relationship and thus help her recuperate with her inclination towards the she-gender. Given this much sense, I regard her not as a lesbian but simply as an ordinary girl/lady, who haven’t graduated yet from the confusion stage of her sexual orientation.

I’ve taken a liking to A-chan because she is so impulsive towards Fumi’s feelings. She truly comprehends Fumi, which I find rather impressive even though their connection and relationship had a lapse for several years.

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stranger10ys
This is definitely the best OVA so far of Detective Conan.

I just love the idea it introduced to the series since it can be viewed as the “bad end” for it.

The series introduces the concept of Conan/Shinichi failing in pursuing the Black Organization, in which he lived for almost 10 years already, and took the prototype antidotes for APTX4869 until he finally developed an immunity to it, implying he wasn’t able to go back to Shinichi ever again. — Which is rather confusing for me since if his current age is already the age when the old Shinichi drank the drug, then the drug he must take is useless… or was it not, if the “antidote” for the said drug is actually an aging drug. Right?

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And so, I finished watching 16 episodes of the anime so far. I’m still looking forward for further OVAs as well.

The story is very whimsical. You won’t really be ready what to watch out for in this anime because the cliffhangers from the previous episode doesn’t really connect that much to that of the next episode. Also, The narrative way used in the anime was In medias res so flashbacks and time lapses between events are so prevalent.

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