Each and every episode of ARIA it’s always difficult to find the words to describe it, but with this episode it’s more so, so I’ll try my best. Every single part that happens throughout this episode weaves the overall feeling that this was indeed beautiful. Beautiful in the ways that we see Akari being very supportive and cheerful about Aika’s promotion to Prima, everyone’s support of Akari during her Prima exam, and even the way that Alicia took off Akari’s glove. However the most beautiful thing to me was Akari’s answer to her path for her future, and that is none other than ARIA Company. We’ve always knew that Akari loves Aqua and that she loves her life in Neo-Venezia, but by answering her future is ARIA Company demonstrates she truly loves ARIA Company and understands what the company is.
One thing for sure was that I didn’t expect they have Akari’s promotion to Prima as the second last episode as I thought we would be seeing Aika’s promotion. It’s a shame that we only saw her promotion at the start of this episode through the OP theme, but it was still beautiful in it’s own. With her title being Rozen Queen, it’s just so perfect just like Alice’s Orange Princess. Aika’s personality, being the heir to Himeya, but as well as being Akira’s apprentice, her title really sums up who she is. Akari’s title of Aquamarine seems very strange to me as I’m trying to figure out how it fits her.
Just hearing Makino Yui’s insert song really topped it off this episode. I can only hope we hear one more insert song from her in the next episode as the next episode is going to be the final episode. It saddens me greatly that such a great series is coming to an end, and I will most likely be crying at the end because of a number of reasons.