ARIA the Natural continues to deliver a wonderful series overall that builds upon its characters, settings, and thematic qualities. The longer season provides some real highlights that enhance the quiet yet endearing and unique atmosphere.
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Aria The Masterpiece Volume 5, though relying on familiar set-ups for its storylines, continues to be a pleasing read, thanks to the strength of its characters and setting, and in how it grows and develops these aspects in interesting ways.
Aria The Masterpiece Volume 4 focuses more on the bonds between characters, especially how mentors influence their pupils, and also continues to grow Akari’s bond with the citizens of Neo-Venezia, whilst providing more striking imagery and fantastical happenings.
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Aria The Masterpiece Volume 3 maintains the quality of the previous volumes, continuing to expand its world-building with new characters and occupations, all whilst focusing on Akari’s growth and positive influence on those around her.
Aria The Masterpiece Volume 2 is a wonderful continuation of Akari’s story as she continues to develop her skills as an Undine, forms new friendships and grows further accustomed to the world of Neo-Venezia and its more fantastical aspects.
Aria The Masterpiece Volume 1 is a great introduction to the story, establishing Akari as a likeable protagonist and the world of Aqua as a fascinating setting, full of charming characters and mystery, melding together fantasy and sci-fi in an inventive fashion.