Wednesday, March 4, 2009

ARIA Vol.9 Navigation 41 - Parina

ARIA Vol.9 Navigation 41 [ACS]



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31 comments:

  1. Almost the first T_T Thanks for more Aria =D, I tried to post in the past post, but the Blogger didn´t allow me =O

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  2. Wooo, thanks. Hmmm, it's interesting how the anime made this chapter better. Of course it's good as is, but in the original with the "never had a palina before" etcetera, it's more memorable.

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  3. I mean in the anime, as this is the original... Silly me.

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  4. Actually it should be "palina" in italian but the japanese cannot spell the difference between L and R...

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  5. ARIA or not, but it looks like gondolier-style "face forward" rowing is a quickly spreading new hobby in California and Florida. They do it with a surfboard:

    http://www.forbes.com/forbes-life-magazine/2008/0616/058a.html

    (BTW, you can row a surfboard gracefully standing straight like the undines do, but in real life it would be impossible to propel a bus sized gondola without a clumsy straddle to utilize leg muscle power.)

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  6. Hi!
    I'm italian, and I have to say that the correct way of spelling the title is "palina".
    In Italy this manga is stuck at the volume 8, so I'm really grateful of your work.
    Keep it up!

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  7. I will fix that up for the volume release, sorry about that - as stated japanese uses R instead of L's and the wiki had it listed as parina...

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  8. You work fast :D thank you for this chapter

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  9. Wow, I -really- want to know what Italians say about Aria, being so close to the "source material".

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  10. If you've seen ARIA, do not go to Venice with excessive expectations! The current city is not nearly as beautiful or romantic as drawn, Ms. Amano obviously has pink glasses...

    The prices are very high in Venice, there is blatant commercialism and there are rats and fleas. The city has leftist leadership, which enjoys mocking the right-wing PM, Mr. Berlusconi, so progress is limited. (Which may be positive for a historic city, except that stagnation now endangers Venice's very existance, as the water is rising too often nowadays, yet people are blocking the MOSE dam.)

    The people are not very helpful and quite reserved and food is nothing exceptional. Some people find clowns and masks intimidating, so it is best to avoid the crowded carnivale period.

    The art and stones are amazing, however and really worth it! The buildings are the really important thing in today's Venice. One must wonder how such a spectacular water city managed to survive 1000 years independent and never destroyed.

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  11. BTW, there were two lady gondoliers in Venice. One was evicted back to the Netherlands on short notice.

    The other is still trying, but she is banned from sight-seeing tours, she can only row between the bus - train station and 3 hotels which employ her. Men said she has no talent for crash-free rowing... How I wish Alicia and Akira visited them one Voga Longa and teach them some humility!

    Otherwise, the GS Artigiani Venezia sports club has a regular-looking, but all-white gondola, if any Aria fan feels like borrowing it when visiting Venice.

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  12. Maybe you could leave the title as is? I mean "That Aria Parina" rhymes at least, while "palina" may spell strangely for many, not just the japanese?

    After all, ARIA isn't about Venice, it's about Neo-Venezia 2301AD and the people supposedly speak esperanto.

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  13. Y'know, I have been in Venice 7-8 years ago, and I know how it is; I still remember, for first I had the "Ai-chan Syndrome", aka really hated the city, but for second look, I fell love with it. I know that Aria's Neo-Venezia is superior to the real town, but I still love that too.

    I know about the fate of the female gondoliers, too. Sometimes I daydream about getting lots of money, buying the whole city, and turning it into a paradise. XD

    I'm reserved too, and I eat only a few kinds of food, maybe I can fit right in. And I'm Hungarian; not just our flag, but I think our people resembles each other very well.

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  14. Well, the opinion about the government of Venice expressed by a precedent poster is quite biased.... by it you can guess that he is a supporter of the actual central govern. I am not, so the way I see the management of Venice is quite opposite.

    [Today the Italian population is split between the supporters of the left, like me (and no, we don't like our supposed rappresentants, but we belive they are better than the alternative), and the supporters of the right. At the moment, finding a compromise between the two positions seems almost impossible]

    Leaving aside uninteresting matters like the Italian government, Venice has two sides: it's a place that you can hate, 'cause it's really commercially oriented and everything is REALLY expensive, the water is stagnant and you can die of rheumatisms... and yet it's a place with a kind of magic you can't find anywhere in the world. I went there many times, and if you go when there are less tourist you can really enjoy yourself. About the food... I guess that you can find places in wich you can eat well or not, like everywhere else in the world.
    Some years ago I partecipated at the rowing competition VOGALONGA, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vogalonga, and that's one of my fondiest memories.

    ...by the way, most of what Kozue Amano says about rowing is choreographic but absurd. And the clothes as well: I'd love see someone try to row with flowing gowns and heels.....

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  15. > getting lots of money, buying the whole city, and turning it into a paradise. XD <

    Please don't! Some years ago there was a study about the future of Venice and the experts actually recommended turning it over to the Disney company and making it into a "paradise", with no permanent residents.

    Guess, it would be 100% efficient, perfectly clean, no falling plater and mortar, no missing bricks, artificially scented to prevent rotten water smell ... and feel entirely lifeless with only plastic magic left!

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  16. > clothes as well: I'd love see someone try to row with flowing gowns and heels..... <

    Gowns are OK, but it looks like barefoot is better than Himeya heels.

    (Aria Company and Orange Planet wear military style boots, however.)

    Oh, do you remember that early Aria cover with the windmill?

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  17. > And I'm Hungarian; not just our flag, but I think our people resembles each other very well. <

    Hungarian? Wow! Me too! Two ideas:

    1., We should talk to Duna TV about covering the Aria anime. They already aired most of Miyazaki last year, dubbed. Hungarian animation has always been very good about dubbing, H-B even bought back the soundtrack licence for the Flintstones. The voice and music part is so important in all Aria episodes.

    2., Considering the amount of world class kayak and canoe girls we have, founding an undine company could be in the picture. After all, they cannot row for the hungrian olympic team forever.

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  18. >Today the Italian population is split between the supporters of the left, like me ... and the supporters of the right... <

    Italy has ALWAYS been near evenly split between the left and the right, which simply makes no sense if you look at the results.

    If a politician is arrogant it may mean he is an asshole, but it may also mean he is irritated by the daily stupidity of the population he has a sworn duty to lead to progress.

    Replace an arrogant right-wing talent with a nice guy leftist swindler and your country will end up in turmoil and economic chaos. (This happened to Hungary with the disaster of Gyurcsany's leftist rule).

    Italians, be glad you have Mr. asshole Berlusconi, shut up, wait a few years and you will have a bridge to Sicily, a dam to protect Venice and a national economy that is bigger than Britain's once again. The left can never do that, period!

    At least Aria's world still has capitalism with euro coins and cash still existing and foreign trade and luury goods, which means Marx never got to Mars, thank goodness!

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  19. PLEASE don't go into politics. I'm hungarian, believe me you can't tell me anything about divided by left & right and to tell the truth I simply HATE it at all.
    So PLEASE let ARIA be as ARIA and don't ruin it with this kind of crap :(

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  20. > 1., We should talk to Duna TV about covering the Aria anime.
    I'm trying with Animax :D Let's just say they not closed to the idea, but not very open either. As said, they have their own schedule. But still trying :)

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  21. >Italians, be glad you have Mr. asshole Berlusconi, shut up, wait a few years and you will have a bridge to Sicily, a dam to protect Venice and a national economy that is bigger than Britain's once again. The left can never do that, period!<

    ...

    ...well, everyone is entitled to his own opinion. I'll abide to Melgivorn request and drop the subject.

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  22. Yes, PLEASE stop this political cr*p here. While it seems that we and the Italians have lot in common, we don't have to take this out in any ARIA themed place. ARIA is ARIA, and that's all.
    I believe we can achieve the world of ARIA, but only if we dump politics from our life, and humanity grows up to be a reasonable adult. Now humanity is just a little child, clinging to the babysitter politicians.

    About buying the city: I never wanted to create a plastic city, I dreamed about turning it to a paradise, for the people who's living there, and those who want to.

    Animax... Well no. While they make decent dubs, they should never dare to dub ARIA. It's only good in the original, and I don't want to see those retards on the next Animecon, who only watch Animax, and only knows the dubbed version.

    Meglivorn????!!! Wait!!! Meglivorn!! I know you! I don't know where... but I know your name, you've got some kind of great reputation. I think my brother knew you, that's why I know your name! Btw, I'm glad there's any hungarian Aria fans, I thought there's only a handful of them. BTW, I'm the one who does the hungarian subs for AnimeAddicts. I'm not the best, but the only.

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  23. And BTW: There's this theory about that the gondolas in Aria have one of those Gravity Stones installed in them, so that causes the gondola to be more lighter, and easier to row. That's why even girls can row a fully packed gondola. Maybe the high-heels work like that too.

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  24. > That's why even girls can row a fully packed gondola <

    Women are just as capable of rowing as men, in fact they are even better, because female physics is better suited to that task!

    The problem is, it would be impossible to move anything more than a plastic surfboard with the kind of posture practiced by Aria's undines. One cannot create significant torque for the oar standing totally upright. On the other hand those skimpy undine summer uniforms do not allow for a more practical setup.

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  25. > it's interesting how the anime made this chapter better <

    Just re-watched Arietta OVA and I think we should realize how the anime was more or less co-authored by Ms. Amano and Mr. Sato. He made a lot of changes, most of them fortunate and a few controversial ones and he did a lot of additions.

    If it had not been for the anime, few people would know of Aqua/Aria today. Hope we can have another OVA one day or they'll do the missing Origination episodes.

    Anyhow, do you know what new series Mr. Junichi Sato is doing these days?

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  26. I still won't omit the G-Stone idea; if it's not working with normal physics, the we made up some Fanon explanation for it. And thus, gondolas have G-stones in them. It was said. :P

    Btw, he's working on some new anime, called Umi Monogatari.
    http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=10658

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  27. > he's working on some new anime, called Umi Monogatari. <

    An anime based on an arcade game which sounds like an Ariel story rip-off? That hurts!

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