Aria The Masterpiece (Volume 3) -Kozue Amano

Published: Set for 3 September 2019
Publiser: Tokyopop/ Diamond Book Distributors
Pages: 378
Series: Aqua
Format Read: I-phone using Aldiko app


On the planet Aqua, a world once known as Mars, Akari Mizunashi has just made her home in the town of Neo-Venezia, a futuristic imitation of the ancient city of Venice.In pursuit of her dream to become an Undine — a gondolier who leads high-end tours around the city — Akari joins as a trainee with the Aria Company, one of the three most prestigious water-guide companies in Neo-Venezia. There, she explores the beauty of the city and the world along with other trainees from Aria and rival companies, working hard for her dreams and making new friends along the way.

Experience the world of Aqua like never before with Kozue Amano’s gorgeously detailed illustrations and full-color spreads in this deluxe colletor’s edition!


This was a ARC I received via Net Galley, it did not affect my rating of this review. I would like to extend a warm thank you to them for accepting my request.


I think most part of my enjoyment when reading through these Manga collections is the way it just oozes positivity. It does not matter what challenges Akari has to face, she just some how seems to bash through it all with big wide smile on her face. This volume, as with the the two that have come before it have made some lasting impressions on me and I will continue to pursue them if Net Galley continues to put them up for request. The art (see examples above) is beautiful just as the ones before this volume. We get to see even more of New-Venezia while learning of the history of Venice as we know it today. These kind of interactions keeps me engaged and invested.

Aria is easy reading and it has also helped me cope with a very heavy two weeks of work. Yesterday being the day I literally burst into tears in front of two colleagues due to some built up frustrations and ongoing friction between certain people. Anyhow, with the tears finally coming to the fore, people now know exactly what I feel and understand the huge responsibility they unknowingly have been sending my way in the last couple of months. I do feel a lot better today, even more so as I finally finished another book for the month. Yes it has pictures in it, but who cares?

Taking all of this into account, I have given Aria a 4 out 5 on GR. If you are a Manga fan, if you happen to know that there was a TV series also based of of these ( I am not that tuned into the Anime/ Manga scene as I was many years ago), then this is most definitely for you. The states that there are full colour spreads in this volume, but I feel it needs to be said that it is only the spreads at some of the beginning of the new chapters. Bit of false advertising there, or is it the fact that this is on NG and not the final product yet? You decide…

Hope you have a great day!


9 thoughts on “Aria The Masterpiece (Volume 3) -Kozue Amano

  1. Glad the dam burst. And glad you just cried instead of lashing out. Pent up frustration (whatever the cause) really messes with our bodies and minds. Hope things get easier for you too.

    As for Aria, glad you’re liking the positive’ness of it. If you’re really drawn to that, I’d recommend a manga called Yotsuba. It’s about a little 5 year old girl as she navigates life. It’s not on NG though, so I don’t know how you’d be able to read it.

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    1. I’ll try look into it man thanks. Yeah the tears were bad, but it was necessary, but could’ve been avoided. I do feel a lot better now. The right people understand how I feel about things now at least.

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  2. I was talking to a friend of mine who is currently also going through some rough times and I said to her that every once in a while it’s just a good thing to let go of some emotions, and simply let it all out. Glad to hear that happened to you too, and even better, that today you are feeling somewhat better. Hope things will continue to improve.
    Great review by the way. I’m getting more and more into manga myself these days, so who knows I might give this one a go at some point 😊

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    1. I would be really interested to read your thoughts on this. As for what happened at work, i just really needed a hug… my wife was not at work tho so i had to wait till i got home. All is good now.

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      1. I’m glad that all is good now. I hope it will continue to be so. Will definitely keep crossing my fingers for you, and if you need to talk: you know where to find me. Take care my friend😊

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