Ever since I finished watching Aria the Animation a few days ago, Aria has held a very special place in my heart. Besides being simply incredible, the anime and I also seem to be destined for each other. This may sound extremely sappy, but in the spirit of Akari and embarrassing words, this is how Aria found me.
Lately, I have bemoaned repeatedly via tweets and filler posts about some real life stuff. Between medical school applications and serious family issues, it was actually a pretty overwhelming time. In fact, I am heading back to Taiwan today to take care of some things.
A few weeks ago during all this craziness, I went to the local library. My printer had broken down and I needed to rush in some documents. As I was leaving the library, something caught the corner of my eye. Among the hundreds of DVD’s on the shelves of the video section sat Aria.
Due to my limited free time and growing backlog, I have a meticulous selection process for watching anime series. Only after extensive previews, recommendations, and other incentives do I start a new series. While I had heard good things about Aria before, it was not at all high on my planned watch list. Still, perhaps it was mere impulse, or maybe it was fate, but something compelled me to pick this series up. So I took Aria home.
That turned out to be just what I needed. The anime was the perfect way to unwind from all the stresses and all the business. Each episode of brightened my life by a little bit, such that by the end of the series, life seems beautiful. For that, Aria will always be especially close to me.
I am so in love with Aria.
“Embarrassing remarks are not allowed!” – Aika