To help boost the interest in the show, Nozomi Entertainment has now brought another of their series over to Crunchyroll for streaming with the addition of the first season of Aria the Animation. The thirteen episode series is now streaming in its original Japanese language with English subtitles. Availability is a bit more limited owing to its licensing origins as it’s open to viewers in the US and Canada. You can also check out the first episode in full below via YouTube.
The series has seen a solid release in anime form in North America over the years with Nozomi Entertainment bringing it out in limited edition form on DVD as well as priced-down litebox releases. The manga has seen a less than solid run between ADV Manga and TOKYOPOP over the years. A bilingual Blu-ray edition is currently being pushed with a new Kickstarter.
Property Concept: 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?