Random Awesomenss (not)

{November 11, 2008}   Top ten 7 Akari

ata-031aria_akariWho deserves spot 7 on my list? A-KA-RI!

Akari Mizunashi (水無 灯里 Mizunashi Akari?) Voiced by: Erino Hazuki
A native of Manhome (Earth) who immigrated to Aqua when she was 15 to become an undine. While not as skillful at sculling a gondola as Alice, nor as familiar with the history of her adopted city as Aika, Akari makes friends quickly and converses easily with customers and other strangers. She finds enjoyment in things or events that others think humdrum and mundane, for which Aika and Alice call her “mysterious.” Akari often says hohe or hahi, which is her short version of “wow.” When Akari used gondola simulations on Manhome, she accidentally learned how to row backwards and had to relearn the proper method when she started at Aria Company; however, as Aika notes, “Akari is almost invincible when she rows backwards.”
Akari is often shown writing letters to someone, who in the manga is revealed in the final chapter to be Cait Sith, a cat spirit who appears several times through the story, but in the anime is a young girl named Ai, a customer in the first episode.
At the start of Aqua, Akari arrives on Aqua as a new Pair at Aria Company. In chapter 5 of Aqua, when Aika is promoted to Single, Alicia administers the promotion test to Akari as well. Later, in chapter 58 of Aria, after Aika is promoted to Prima, Alicia tests Akari as well. When Akari passes, she is given the title “Aquamarine(遙かなる蒼 Harukanaru Ao?, lit. “Distant Blue”).


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