Monthly Undine Vol 4-6

April 22, 2008 | Author: | In: Anime Blogs, ARIA The Natural, ARIA The Origination, Merchandise

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.



16 Responses to Monthly Undine Vol 4-6

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khardic_paladin

April 22nd, 2008 at 11:28 pm

“so you’re on your own to find these.”
I’LL BUY YOURS!

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lu-k

April 23rd, 2008 at 3:54 am

A true treasure for ARIA fans. Too bad I cant read them, since they look full of awesome information about the whole city, places to go like restaurants etc… useless stuff about a fiction world, but fantastic for fans ^^
And they sure went sold out very quickly.

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Rin

April 23rd, 2008 at 6:04 am

Oh wow!!! That’s a real treasure you have!!! Nice!!! I would like to get my hands on them if I can…

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HisuiIBMower4

April 23rd, 2008 at 7:52 am

Hope they are still available on amazon.co.jp

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Haesslich

April 23rd, 2008 at 9:47 am

… son of a, damn but they’re impossible to find. DOH. I want.

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ron~

April 23rd, 2008 at 10:01 am

nice collection :o I hope I can find these things in Japan, need more aria merchandise :D

and, I still havent seen eps 10-13, no fansub yet :(

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Adun

April 23rd, 2008 at 10:31 am

khardic_paladin: You know just as well as everyone that no one will ever buy my stuff, lol. Horde loot for life!

lu-k: Unfortunately I can’t read a lot of it either, too much kanji. I like how the whole magazine is made just like a magazine, which includes ads and location info etc.

HisuiIBMPower4: They’re currently out of stock on Amazon Japan.

ron~: Just hit up some of the shops in Akihabara or some of the second hand shops when we’re over there. You’ll bound to find some there.

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Rin

April 23rd, 2008 at 1:40 pm

It’s a nice treasure. If I can, I would get it myself…Maybe I should try to look for it…

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Hiji

April 23rd, 2008 at 1:58 pm

Once again Adun…. you make my heart ache D=

Alice!!! ;__;

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Punynari

April 23rd, 2008 at 4:00 pm

Wow, those are pretty nice. I like the Alice one especially.

Akihabara still has some Aria goods around but not as much as when Aria the Origination was just barely starting to air. They had towels of all 3 main characters, 3 (expensive but worth it) artbooks of the Aria artist’s works, a larged stuffed president Aria, and lots more. They occasionally restock items as I’ve seen the Clannad pig back in stock after it sold out. Good luck!

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TDOMJ

April 24th, 2008 at 6:18 am

Wow they have their own magazines? Awesome.

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Runningkid

April 24th, 2008 at 8:32 am

Vol 1-3… need…. now…give….me!!!

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Dancing Queen

April 25th, 2008 at 4:49 am

I want those even just for the Aria-shachous! <3

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AS

April 25th, 2008 at 1:11 pm

Lol, can you ever have too much Aria shaichou’s ^^;. Nothing like ARIA merchandise to renew your love of ARIA xD. I’ll look around for it the next time I go to a Kinokuniya.

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Adun

April 26th, 2008 at 10:11 am

Punynari: I’m hoping to find some of the older ARIA merchandise that I missed out last time I went so I’ll be hitting up some of the 2nd hand stores. Also do you live in Japan? I’ve been wondering about that for a while.

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Punynari

April 26th, 2008 at 1:44 pm

Sort of. I live on a Destroyer in the US Navy (stationed in Yokosuka). We are in Japan sometimes and only about an hour outside Tokyo. Its nice to be paid to live and work in Japan but underways aren’t as fun usually. Maybe this underway will hit a few good ports.

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