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Crunchyroll Adds Aria The Animation to Catalog

posted on by Rai Kelly
English dub kickstarter currently in progress

Crunchyroll announced on Tuesday it has added Aria the Animation to its streaming catalog. All 13 episodes of the series are available for members in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Nozomi Entertainment launched a Kickstarter on Saturday to provide an English dub for its HD release of Aria the Animation. If the project reaches its US$110,000 goal, the dub will be recorded at Headline Studios in New York.

Crunchyroll describes the series as follows:

Akari Mizunashi, at the age of 15, has left everything behind to travel to a sparkling planet covered in water, 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?

Hal Film Maker animated the 2005 television series Aria the Animation, and it later inspired two more television series in 2006 and 2008, as well as original video anime (OVAs) in 2007 and 2015. Junichi Sato (Sailor Moon, Princess Tutu) directed all installments in the anime franchise.

Right Stuf has licensed the three television series and the 2007 OVA in North America with English subtitles. ADV Manga released the first three of 12 total volumes of Kozue Amano's original Aria manga series in North America, then Tokyopop released the first six volumes. Tokyopop also released the two-volume Aqua prequel manga in North America.

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