Hop on the gondolas of Mars with Aria's new litebox set


Aria the Animation gets re-releases in a more affordable form.

Ah Aria -- not to be confused with Aria: The Scarlet Ammo. Another anime series that I've heard good things about, but haven't gotten the chance to watch. The only thing that I know about the series is that it covers the everyday life of the gondoliers of Mars. From the looks of it, the show feels like it's one of those stories that fills viewers with positive energy. 

Thanks to Nozomi, they're going to release Aria the Animation in a more affordable form on October 1st for $39.99 $23.99. Taking these types of releases into account, it's obvious that Nozomi's going to release the rest of the series in the same format as Aria the Animation is getting. That said, people that wished to own the entire Aria series at a cheaper price can rejoice a bit. 

If anything, I have no excuse to not buy the series now, so I'll have to be on the look out when October rolls around. For more information on Aria's new release, you can take a look at the press release below.

To those who have watched all of Aria, is the anime series worth checking out, or should I read the original manga instead? 


GRIMES, Iowa, June 12, 2013 – Anime producer and distributor Right Stuf, Inc. and its Nozomi Entertainment division are pleased to announceARIA THE ANIMATION DVD Collection will be available on October 1, 2013.

This new set repackages the first 13-episodes of the Aria anime series.  It features Japanese audio, English subtitles and on-screen translations. On-disc extras will include Apprentice Undines Interview parts 1 & 2, Primas Interview parts 1 & 2, SatoJun’s “Venice. I’m Sorry!” parts 1 -4, commercials, clean endings 1 & 2, and a Season 2 preview.

Aria the Animation is the first of three television seasons, plus an OVA (original video animation), that comprise the anime adaptation of Kozue Amano’sbest-selling manga of the same name. The Aria anime is helmed by Director Junichi Sato (Princess TutuSgt. FrogSailor Moon) and features animation by Hal Film Maker (Boys Be…PretearSlayers PremiumSketchbook ~full color’S~). The franchise’s third season, Aria the Origination, completed its TV Tokyo broadcast in March 2008.

Amano’s 12-volume Aria manga and its two-volume prequel, Aqua, are both published in North America by TOKYOPOP. In Japan, Aria was originally serialized in Mag Garden’s Comic Blade magazine.

Visit aria.rightstuf.com for more information about the Aria anime series. 


In the early 24th century, Mars has been terraformed by mankind into a sparkling planet covered in water.  Akari Mizunashi, at the age of 15, has left everything behind to travel to that reborn world, now known as Aqua.  More than anything, Akari wants to be an “undine” – a female gondolier who navigates the canals of the Aquan city of Neo-Venezia. 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?


Format: DVD (Litebox) 

Pre-Book: 9/3/2013 

Street Date: 10/1/2013
Runtime: 325 minutes 
Genre: Science Fiction / Drama
Suggested Rating: 13+

Audio: Japanese (Dolby Digital 2.0)

Subtitles: English subtitles, plus English on-screen translations

Video: 4:3, Color
Catalog #: RSDVD1388

UPC: 7-42617-1388-2-9
SRP: $39.99

Discs/Set: 4

Case Qty:  30

DVD Features:

Apprentice Undines Interview parts 1 & 2, Primas Interview parts 1 & 2, SatoJun’s “Venice. I’m Sorry!” parts 1 -4, commercials, U.S. Season 1 trailer, clean endings 1 & 2, Season 2 preview and Nozomi Entertainment trailers.

Currently celebrating its 25th year in business, Right Stuf, Inc. was one of the first players in the U.S. Japanese Animation ("anime") industry, as both an anime producer/distributor and a retailer. Right Stuf works to promote knowledge of its own products, as well as the anime and manga industry, in general, through its online storefront at RightStuf.com and a variety of media including podcasts and special publications. Its video and print publishing division includes the Nozomi Entertainment, Lucky Penny, and 5 Points Pictures studio-labels.

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