Tuesday, April 11, 2006

The A's Anime

Some comments on Ah! My Goddess Sorezore no Tsubasa and Aria The Natural.

Thanks to Jojohot for the AMG picture

These are the two most anticipating anime for me. AMG season 1 was excellent in my opinion and Aria The Animation also fair high in my impression. AMG centers on the romance between Keiichi and Belldandy, their life on earth with Belldandys' sisters Urd and Skuld. Aria the Animation depicts the story of a trainee Undine, Akari Mizunashi, with her two other trainee friends Alice Carroll and Aika S. Granzchesta, and their 3 peers, Akira E. Ferrari, Alicia Florence and Atena. I had a post on ARIA The Animation before.

AMG Sorezore no Tsubasa それぞれの翼
Episode 1:
ああっ願いよ もう一度っ
As good as the first season. Though the opening theme 幸せのいろ was an eye opener, I didnt like it the first time I heard it. The bagpipe was bit annoying. I like bagpipe but it was not really suitable for the OP (a flute or violin would sound better, but I must admit the OP with bagpipe has a fresh feeling). The ending theme ED 僕らのキセキ was good and the ED MV shows pages of Fujishima Kousuke AMG manga.
Story Plot:
The season continue from the incident in AMG season 1. The contract between Belldandy and Keiichi was void because of the damage in Ygdrassil system. There is a way to restore the contract with voice recognition. Urd returned to However, the system couldnt recognize Keiichi conversation of the contract, no matter how Keiichi tried. Keiichi and Belldandy the tried to spend time together with a date. In the evening, Keiichi expressed his feeling and said the exact phrase of the conversation in the contract. The contract was restored and Belldandy was able to stay with Keiichi.

ARIA The Natural
Episode 1:
その カーニバルの出逢いは…
The anime starts with an excellent episode. Both the OP and ED are relaxing to listen to. The OP is Euforia ユーフォリア and the is 夏待ち. As usual the background music suit the anime very well. The background setting is breathtaking and also appealing.
Story Plot:
Ai spend a day with Akira and Alicia at the ARIA company. ARIA shachou packed up and went out on New Year eve every year. All the cats left and gathered to meet the King of Cat. The whole Undine gang met and enjoyed the festival together. They also met Cassanova on their first day at the festival. After the festival, Alice, Aika, Akari and Ai-chan had tea and saw one of the small thingy with Cassanova. They decided to chase after it. Akari and Ai got separated from the group but they met Cassanova. They were invited to sing and dance along. When they reach a alley, they were refrain from following. Aria Shachou revealed itself as the small thingy. Akari and Ai-chan also saw Cassanova with his/it mask removed- cat sith. Matthew has episode 1 summary on his blog.

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