Jonathan Tappan on Aria (the Animation)

December 28th, 2008 by Author

His reviews are noted for sharp wit that makes me laugh hard (not sure if it’s intentional):

Oddly, the inhabitants of Neo Venezia seem to be predominantly Japanese. Or maybe that isn’t so odd. If the real Venice were to sink into the mud, who would be more likely to create a replica as a tourist destination? It would be just like the real thing, except cleaner.

On a more serious note:

I am generally not a fan of English dubs, but it this case it is rather unfortunate that one is not provided. Unlike the vast majority of animes published in America, this one would be suitable for children who are too young to read the subtitles. (They might not understand everything but they could still enjoy it.) Without a dub they are out of luck.

2005 was only three years ago, so it’s a bit different from Anime Eigo’s release strategy.

Ceterum censeo Carthaginem esse delendam (Furthermore it is my opinion that Mahoraba must be licensed).