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ARIA The ORIGINATION – Picture Drama 03

「その 栄光の勝利を目指して…」 (Sono Eikou no Shouri wo Mezashite…)
“Aiming for that Glorious Victory…”

At a Glance:
In preparation for the 3-on-3 charity mini soccer tournament tomorrow, Aika brings Akari and Alice out to practice, even though they’re unaware that they’re participating. Despite the two of them not having much confidence in their athletic abilities, Aika explains that exercise is important for undines as well. After convincing Akari that the ball is her friend, and using the fact that she’s good at making friends, Aika is able to teach her how to properly receive a pass. Aika then gets fired up, but notices Alice’s lack of enthusiasm, so she gets her to practice projecting her voice by calling out “Gondola coming through!” Aika then proposes a play between the three of them that has Alice finishing up with a shot on net. Screaming “Gondola coming through!” over and over again, Alice chases after Akari’s hard lead pass and takes a really hard shot on net, powered by her glowing orange socks. Surprised that it went in, Alice starts to get some confidence and Aika starts thinking that they can not only win tomorrow’s tournament, but also aim to be professional soccer players. The next day though, they get eliminated in the first match and realize that one day of practice isn’t enough. Aika however gets motivated about next year’s tournament already.


I decided to include a full streaming video of the picture drama this time around given how short they are. This “episode” was particularly amusing and I don’t think it would’ve come across nearly as well if you didn’t hear Aika screaming at the top of her lungs for yourself. “Gondola Torimasu!” I also couldn’t help but laugh at Alice’s socks turning Orange Planet Super Saiyan too, which reminded me of the amazingly awesome Stephen Chow movie, Shaolin Soccer. (i.e. Dragon Ball Z meets soccer, Chinese shaolin style.) Aside from that, I chuckled at the reference to Bamboo Blade here, with Aika saying that Alice is good at kendo, but Alice saying that she has her mistaken for someone else. For those of you who have seen Bamboo Blade, Alice’s seiyuu, Hirohashi Ryou, also plays Kawazoe Tamaki.


- Akari (灯里) / Hazuki Erino (葉月 絵理乃)
- Aika (藍華) / Saitou Chiwa (斎藤 千和)
- Alice (アリス) / Hirohashi Ryou (広橋 涼)

September 9, 2008 at 4:58 am
  • September 9, 2008 at 5:13 amFat Cat Lim

    Holy shit! Thighs…and legs! I didn’t think they existed on the Aria ladies considering they stayed covered 99% of the time.

  • September 9, 2008 at 5:14 amChimasternmay

    Remember when i said should i watch this in the comments for picture drama 2, ya thx for advise someone, still on the first season its good so far, ill enjoy this when i catch up

  • September 9, 2008 at 5:40 amHaesslich


    I must say, it seems odd for them to be making references to other shows in Aria… as it is to see them off the boats, but no objections.

  • September 9, 2008 at 6:38 amGrimaH

    lol, football and undines.

  • September 9, 2008 at 7:51 amjeffng9

    lolz football and und9ines just doesn’t match its gonna be hilarious

  • September 9, 2008 at 9:02 amMyssa Rei

    … The ball is your friend? What is this? Captain Tsubasa?

  • September 9, 2008 at 12:49 pmKrebmarkt

    Woot Alice Gondola Orange Kick :)

    The Bamboo Blade cross-over was expect by many fans.
    Dekkai Atomic Bomber Blade or Atomic Paddle Stroke.

    @Myssa Rei
    Yea Hikari can friend with everyone and eveything so why not the ball.

  • September 9, 2008 at 3:47 pmDSJFX18

    Alice suteki~ =3

  • September 9, 2008 at 4:58 pmKrebmarkt

    Just noticed it the number on their shorts are the same as the one in their respective company.

    Alice : N°18
    Aika : N°8
    Hakari : N°4

  • September 9, 2008 at 5:51 pmKel

    Gondola Torimashoot!
    <3 Alice

  • September 9, 2008 at 6:37 pmAPsycho

    Did I die last night a go to heaven? Aria girls shows legs and playing SOCCER! You couldn’t make that anymore awesome if you TRIED!

  • September 9, 2008 at 7:52 pmhoneyblu

    can i just mention how great of a blogger you are :) thanks so much for this!

  • September 9, 2008 at 8:28 pmJulius

    aria girls are so hot.

  • September 9, 2008 at 8:48 pmdivine

    You’re welcome and thanks! =)

  • September 9, 2008 at 11:35 pmBROOKLYN otaku

    Fat Cat Lim u are HILARIOUSE!!! true dat, never checked out a picture drama though, i take it they dont move hmm? dig the charecter designs though.

  • September 10, 2008 at 1:29 amasda!#

    wait a minute

    her socks are on fire

  • September 10, 2008 at 1:32 amphigeo

    Remind me about Captain Tsubasa. Even the angle of the shoot and the score is the Captain Tsubasa tradition.

  • September 10, 2008 at 8:30 pmHei

    I love you for blogging about this and the show video man your amazing.