Monthly Undine Vol 4-6
With ARIA having finished for good, it certainly has brought about many tears that we will never again see the magic of Neo-Venezia and it’s inhabitants. Although the manga and anime has finished, it still lives on, in the form of merchandise! When was the last ARIA-related merchandise post?? I don’t remember. Anyway these actually arrived about two weeks ago and have been sitting on the ever growing pile of loot, so I figured it’s time to have a look at what’s inside. Hit the jump to check out what’s inside Monthly Undine Vol 4-6.
I must say, it has been such a long time since Monthly Undine Vol 1-3 were released. Like WAY BACK in July 2006, so Vol 4-6 were definitely long overdue for a release. Just like in Vol 1 and Vol 2 and 3 each contains a small magazine that covers the respective undine of that month’s cover and each volume also comes with a small extra. For Vol 4-6, they each come with a 2 Aria-shachou figures and each figure is wearing a different costume.
Monthly Undine Vol 4
Monthly Undine Vol 5
Monthly Undine Vol 6
Each of the magazines are all the same, covering the respective undine on the cover, a bit about their seniors, a chapter from serialized Undine manga, some other miscellaneous items and a horoscope at the end. Having a quick look through the manga, it does appear to be pretty outrageous but I can’t be bothered trying to translate it.
One of the awesome things about these Aria-shachous is that their heads are removable. So you can play mix and match with them all. Again too lazy to actually show you, lol. Even though I like Aria-shachou and all his different costumes, I think it would have been better to have Hime-shachou to come with Aika’s volume and Maa-kun to go with Alice’s volume. My total count of Aria-shachou’s is like 14 or something.
And to top it off, all Monthly Undine volumes. Unfortunately volumes 1-3 have been sold out for quite a while but I have spotted each volume in Sydney’s Kinokuniya now and then. As for volumes 4-6, Amazon Japan and HLJ have them listed as unavailable, so you’re on your own to find these.