Wednesday, January 25, 2006

ARIA The Animation

(picture from JumpC)

ARIA The animation was air last year but I have not finish watching them back then. There were 13 episodes for this anime. This anime by far has the best settings and scenic backgrounds. The whole story focus on life on planet Aqua, where human had work hard in producing water to make the planet habitable. Aqua, now a tourist hub with people touring around in gondolas. The professional gondoliers, also tour guides, were known as Undines.

The main character is Akari Mizunashi, a trainee for company ARIA. However, the anime featured two main characters, Aika S. Granzchesta and Alice Carroll , who were also trainee but of different companies. There were also three famous Undines acting as their mentors, Alicia Florence, Akira E. Ferrari and Atena.

One interesting thing about this anime was the constant use of their deformed appearances, which were funny (shown below).

Besides that, any cat with blue eyes were destined to be the "社長 shachou" president of a company. Alicia Florence and Akari Mizunashi were from ARIA Company, Aika S. Granzchesta and Akira E. Ferrari belonged to HIMEYA where as Atena and Alice Carroll were of ORANGE PLANET. If you noticed their name, the mangaka started all their names with letter A.

The official website: ARIA THE ANIMATION


Akari Mizunashi, Alicia Florence, Aika S. Granzchesta, Akira E. Ferrari

Alice Carroll, Atena, Ai, Shachou

Taken from ARIA calender. "Kawaii ne?"


Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Icons of Fate / Stay Night

Just came across these Fate/ Stay Night icons on a thread in forums.animesuki. These icons were from this website. There are also icons for other series such as AIR, Azumanga, Ichigo Mashimaro, TsukiHime, To Heart.

P/S: How come my Yesasia OSTs order arent here yet?

Monday, January 23, 2006

Mangaka: Aoyama Goushou


Aoyama Goushou

Born on 21st of June 1963 at Tottori, Aoyama, famous for his long-running work, Meitantei Conan (Case Closed in US).

His early works included 《城市风云儿》 and 《YAIBA》. His current work, Detective Conan 名探偵コナン is one of the longest running manga and anime series. It was about Kudou Shinchi, a young high school student who has incredible analytical and detective skills, encountered a mysterious black organization. He was drugged and found himself awake being a 6 years old child. He has to hide his identity and find the organization . The story revolves around his girlfriend Ran Mouri and her clumsy father, Kogoro Mouri, Prof. Agasa and a few prominent characters.

There are 10 movies and up to 400 plus TV series which has been adapted and aired. Currently the manga runs on volume 52. The manga has been serialized since June 1994. It is one of the most popular anime in Japan.

Aoyama other works include まじっく快斗 Majikku Kaito which was serialized on Shounen Sunday,publised in 3 volumes from 1988 to 1994 and YAIBA which was serialized on Shounen Sunday, publised in 24 volumes since 1989 to 1994. Aoyama has also introduced characters from these series into each other. For example, KAITO KID frequently appeared in Conan and YAIBA appeared in of chapter of Majikku Kaito.

Goshou Aoyama WebSunday website:

Conan Movie Website:

P/S: Next Mangaka to be introduced; Fujishima Kousuke