Dear Akari-sama: even undines get the blues

by dm00

Aqua as a dream seen from the alleys of Dystopia (source: http://paricross.sakura.ne.jp/aria/ariatop.html)

Recently I stumbled across mention of Dear Akari-sama, a doujinshi re-imagining of Aria that starts off grim, gets yet grimmer, then brightens in a way that brought tears to my eyes.

The artist does a wonderful job of translating Kozue Amano’s art to the pestilential alleyways of Manhome, before the clouds part and the light shines in — from the depths of despair to, well, Aria. It’s brilliant.

Google will help you find translations, if you can’t read the Japanese version. Go. Read.

Look for this image to find "Dear Akari-sama"

4 Responses to “Dear Akari-sama: even undines get the blues”


  1. 1 everlastingsky August 31, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    A scanlation of the doujin is available at Amano Centric Scans – http://amanocentricscans.blogspot.com/

    Enjoy~

  2. 2 Wonderduck September 2, 2011 at 12:33 am

    Holy… Thank you for this, dm.

  3. 3 aumi January 1, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    its wonderful…

    • 4 dm00 January 1, 2012 at 2:14 pm

      Isn’t it? As soon as I read it I had to tell people about it. It’s an amazing retelling of Akari’s story. Thanks for reading!


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