It has been revealed that the new ARIA project – ARIA: The Avvenire – will be a feature length film, and the official website for the movie has started streaming a teaser trailer for the project.
It appears that most of the original staff will be making a return for the project, with Choro Club returning once more to help out with the music score.
Avvenire, is Italian for ‘future’ and those of you who have watched the series may just – vaguely – remember a scene where Akari is reverred to as “my avvenire” by a character on one of her many semi-magical side-trips (1st Season, Episode 4, I believe). It’s probably not related to the movie at all, but I thought I may as well mention it.
I don’t know any of the details of the story just yet, although the teaser revealed a glimpse of an older Ai in her Aria Company uniform, but at the same time the other characters being the same age as they were in the original three series. It may be a combination of flashbacks and future events?
In any case, we’ll find out more, closer to the time, I’m sure. The movie is scheduled to release in Japan on 26 September.