Aria the Scarlet Ammo is an action-comedy series that aims to please thrill seekers with plenty of gun play and keeps viewers around with a healthy helping of fan service.
The students of Tokyo Butei High School learn specialized trades such as fighting, firearms manipulation, and espionage. In the face of high crime rates, mercenaries, or butei, are needed to help solve crimes and protect the peace. All the pupils of this school are training to become the best in their field of expertise, well, all except for Kinji Toyama.
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Kinji longs to be a “normal” student and considers quitting the school. As a lower ranked student, he hides the fact that he becomes a highly skilled butei when he is aroused by the girls that constantly compete for his attention. One day, a highly ranked student by the name of Aria Kanazaki drops in on him. A newly transferred student to Tokyo Butei High, her mysterious mission is to make Kinji her partner.
Aria the Scarlet Ammo features fast action, comedic bits, and plenty of fan service. Following a harem format, our hero Kinji is surrounded by a plethora of females who all want him for themselves. When he gets turned on my their advances, the normally shy Kinji becomes a smooth operator with the ladies as well as with his fighting skills. The plot includes a few mysteries and some decent fighting sequences. The titular character, Aria wields dual pistols and dual swords. There is lots of sword and gunplay throughout the series.
All in all, the anime is enjoyable to watch and marathon viewing of each episode is quite effortless. The character design is simple and typical as is the quality of most of the animation. The series rocking theme songs match the action of the anime with May’n performing the opening theme, “Scarlett Ballet” and Aiko Nakano performing the closing theme, “Camellia no Hitomi”. Both the Japanese and English language versions feature excellent voice acting so fans of either forms of presentation will be pleased.
Blu-ray / DVD PACKAGE REVIEW
Aria the Scarlett Ammo is presented by Funimation as a Blu-ray + DVD Hybrid set. Two Blu-ray cases are encased in a nice glossy hard slipcase, which features artwork on both sides. Each case includes original inner art as well as character art on the outer sleeves perfect for anime collectors. The set includes two DVD’s and two Blu-ray discs.
The Blu-ray case features artwork featuring the series characters on the front and your standard type summary and disc specs on the back. The reverse side of each inner cover features alternate reversible artwork which is a nice touch.
This set comes with plenty of additional artwork.
Genres: Action, Drama, Comedy, Harem
Feature Runtime: 325 minutes
Audio Languages: English and Japanese
Subtitle Language: English
Special Features Commentary for Episodes 4 & 6, Promotional Video, Original Commercials, U.S. Trailer, Textless Opening Song, Textless Closing Song, Trailers.
Aspect Ratio: 16:9