The official website for the Aria franchise began streaming an extended promotional video for the Aria the Benedizione anime film on Friday. The video begins with scenes from previous anime in the franchise before showing footage from the new anime. It also features the ending theme song “Undine: 2021 edizione” (a new recording of the opening theme song for the Aria the Animation series) by Yui Makino.
The film will open in Japan on December 3.
Aria the Benedizione will be the third and final project in the “Blue Curtain Call” series that includes Aria the Avvenire and Aria the Crepuscolo.
Junichi Sato, who directed all previous Aria anime, returns as chief director and scriptwriter, while Takahiro Natori, an episode director and storyboarder from previous Aria anime, is the new director at J.C. Staff. Yoko Ito (Amanchu!, Skate-Leading Stars) is the character designer and chief animation director. Choro Club and Takeshi Senoo return from previous Aria anime to provide the music. Shochiku is producing the film, and Shochiku ODS Jigyō-shitsu is distributing.
Yui Makino is performing both the opening theme song “Espero” and the ending theme song “Undine: 2021 edizione” (a new recording of the opening theme song for the Aria the Animation series).
Aria the Crepuscolo opened in Japan on March 5. Ryou Hirohashi and Ai Kayano reprised their roles as Alice Carroll and Anya Dostoyevskaya, respectively in the film. Rina Satou played the character Athena Glor, replacing the late Tomoko Kawakami from previous anime adaptations of Kozue Amano‘s Aria manga.