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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Aria – Manga Vol. #6 12/28/10

This is just a quick update, but according to Tokyopop’s Twitter and Facebook, the long overdue sixth volume of ARIA will finally be hitting retail shelves on or around December 28, 2010.

For those unfamiliar, ARIA is a slice-of-life series, set in the year 2301 A.D., about a group of females gondoliers working on Neo-Venezia, a recreation of Venice on the now terraformed planet Mars. Besides manga-ka Kozue Amano’s gorgeous artwork, the series' selling points are its light atmosphere and warm cast of characters. ARIA would be one of my most highly recommended titles available in the U.S. and is at least worth a look, even if you’re not into the more cutesy manga.

In terms of Tokyopop’s overall catalog, it’s definitely one of their best series, so if you’re a fan or at all interested, please go and support the company (and quality manga) by grabbing a copy of ARIA vol. #6 when it hits retail.

Also, for those who prefer animation, all three seasons of the stellar ARIA anime are currently available in lovingly compiled collector’s sets from RightStuf/Nozomi Entertainment—much like the manga, the anime also comes highly recommended.


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