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This project is to create an English Dubbed HD production of the ARIA The ANIMATION TV Series and release it on Blu-ray!
2,648 backers pledged $595,676 to help bring this project to life.

ATTENTION ALL PASSENGERS! ARIA Season 1 is about to ship!

Posted by Nozomi Entertainment (Creator)

This is it - the big moment is finally here!  ARIA Season 1 is ready to go!

The season 1 Blu-rays have arrived from replication, and as we speak, all the materials are being assembled and packaged for shipment!

Shipping is scheduled to start sometime tomorrow (August 29), and all backers with tier rewards should see a shipping notice sometime over the next few days. (It will take a bit of time to process all these orders, so don't panic if you don't get an email immediately.) 

This moment - ARIA shipping on Blu-ray complete with an English dub - was only made possible thanks to your help and generosity. Thank you for being a part of this journey with us. And the best part? The journey is just beginning! ARIA Season 2 is deep in recording. ARIA Season 3 is going through script adapts. And after that, who knows where we might go in the future...?

Tante grazie!
-Judy, Producer

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    1. Howard Delmay on

      my pledge is blocked at the customs (it's smelt fees) :(

    2. Nozomi Entertainment 2-time creator on

      Anyone who doesn't have a shipping notice after tomorrow afternoon, please open a case with customer care. The patches we needed are here, and I know the packing lists were printed as I saw them myself. :) Sorry again to those affected.


    3. Nozomi Entertainment 2-time creator on

      @Jack Wang - my apologies, I thought this was posted to those affected; nonetheless, the patches we needed are here, so look for a ship confirmation tomorrow!

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      Paul Wilson on

      @Jack Wang,
      I'm in the top 6 tiers and received my shipping confirmation back on September 4. It appears that the shipping order is not related to what tier you are in.

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      Jack Wang on

      Apparently in the main campaign comments there was a shortage of some of the extra pack-ins and replenishment is scheduled for next week. The delay is understandable, but the lack of communication explaining the delay is not.

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      Jack Wang on

      Has anyone from the top six tiers gotten a shipping confirmation?

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      Dale Tyler on

      I haven't received my shipping notice yet. I have a purchase confirmation on my RS account. Please reply if there is something more that I need to do.

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      Beth Baldwin Rogers on

      I haven't received my shipping notice yet. My son, who signed up for the Kickstarter project the same day I did, received his notice a couple weeks ago and his package on Monday, 9/10. I've checked my address on Rightstuf and it is correct. Help!!

    9. John Samuel on

      Hi, also from Australia, also still waiting for a shipping notice. Is there an update for Australian backers please?


      John Samuel

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      Quoc Tran on

      I am from Australia and I haven't received any shipping notice. Is that normal?

    11. Karel P Kerezman on

      @Jack Wang - Yep, I submitted a ticket as instructed by one of the KS update posts, got a "no we can't do that," got "yes we can do that try again" in reply to the KS post's comment thread, got "no really it ain't happening," so I've given up.

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      Marnix Warren on

      Should I still be expecting a shipping notice? I'm super excited to receive Season 1 and I don't yet see anything aside from a purchase confirmation on my RS account.

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      Jack Wang on

      @Karel that's odd on the accounts not being merged, because they merged mine no problems.

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      Ed Lau on

      Still waiting on shipping notice for mine! It's showing on my RightStuf account, can't wait!

      Any estimate on when all shipments will be done?

    15. Karel P Kerezman on

      Still no shipping notice, and I did triple-check my shipping info (on the "wrong" RS account, since they refuse to merge my main account and the KS-created one), so... hoping I just need to be patient more.

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      No One on

      Hope mine ships soon.

    17. Nozomi Entertainment 2-time creator on

      @Chris Butkevicius Book will ship separately and is not yet completed.

    18. Nozomi Entertainment 2-time creator on

      @Jack - all of the Season 1 stuff was done by component, so if you have ARIA-PRIMA for example, it has Season 1 and related merchandise.

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      Zach Pforter on

      Squee, it's here! It's here! <3

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      Paul Wilson on

      I believe it's normal to not have Aria - The Animation listed. I don't have it listed either. There is a category for my order called ARIA-TOP6TIERS which apparently includes it. If you are not in the top six tiers then there will be another generic category that will include the Blu-ray plus other stuff (magnets, stickers, etc.)

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      Jack Wang on

      Waiting on my shipping notice as well, but just noticed, troublingly, that my order on the Rightstuf website doesn't seem to have an entry for Aria the Animation in it; just the two Natural boxes and the Arietta/Origination/Avennire box, plus the extras for my chosen tier. Was there an error in populating the fulfillment system?

    22. PersonaSpace on

      I live in Dubuque but it won’t be here until next Tuesday because somehow it has to go through Kansas first. It would have been faster for me to just drive to your HQ and pick it up.

      Not terribly upset about this, just more amused if anything.

    23. Nicole on

      Got mine today. Raphael Padilla It comes with the art box. The blu ray, magnets, and patches are in the art box too.

    24. Rabi_Rose on

      Still waiting on my shipping email as well :) can't wait!

    25. Miri on

      Waiting for my own shipping notice! Very excited!

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      Jennifer on

      Waiting for the shipping notice... hoping to see it soon...

    27. Chris Butkevicius on

      Will this include the art book, or will that ship at another time. I read the invoice and it doesn't list it.

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      Omoikane on

      Agreed. My heart can barely take it.

    29. Antonio Smith on

      Staring at my email waiting for that shipping notice... ugh waiting killing me

    30. Nozomi Entertainment 2-time creator on

      @Raphael Padilla Yes.

    31. Nozomi Entertainment 2-time creator on

      @Vincentius Robby contact customer care and they can verify that your address was handled.

    32. Nozomi Entertainment 2-time creator on

      @Wendell You can continue to order seasons 2-4 on the slacker backer. Once season 2 ships, these will be removed. So as we ship the seasons, they come off.

    33. ARM X Author on

      "Who knows where we might go in the future...?" Next up: After War Gundam X Remastered Blu-ray Collection with English Dub! (Well, that's my humble request.) But congratulations on getting to the fulfillment stage and many thanks for all your efforts!

    34. James Edwards on

      Would appreciate a status update on how to get partial shipments to Canada. I don't mind the extra cost to get my rewards sooner, but I haven't been contacted about this yet.

    35. Wendell on

      Is it to late to order the other seasons via slacker backer?

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      tjl on

      How much is the extra shipping costs for having separate season shipments to Canada?

    37. Stephanie Bishop on

      Let me do this over: This and Emma s Victorian Romance are my ultimate favorite anime. Thank you for Dubbing ARIA guys. ^^

    38. Stephanie Bishop on

      This and Emma s Victorian

    39. LeVar Holmes on

      The wait has been so worth it!

    40. InquisitiveRavenclaw on

      This is great; I can't wait :D!

      Just wondering: For Slacker Backers, will our Orders page update with the tracking information on the site?

    41. Nathan Augenstein on

      All I have to say is thank you. Thank you to Nozomi and all my fellow backers for making this happen!

    42. Nathan Augenstein on

      @Mike A. @Alan Bowman - Tokyopop is planning to release a collector's edition of the manga next year:

    43. Joseph Rach on

      hopefully it gets here in a month. we still have the house it is mailing to and I can get the package

    44. Steven Waugh on

      Question if I order season 2/3 will it ship the same way as season 1?

    45. Vincentius Robby on

      Hello, I had to contact RightStuf to change my address again back in Aug 11, due to job relocation, and didn't get a reply from them yet. Should I be worried?

      Thank you.

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      Fudce on

      I'm still waiting for conformation on how to request "as released" shipping as a non-US backer.

      I do know I'll have to pay extra, but am worried with it starting to ship this week without an option to at least request this.

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      Raphael Padilla on

      For those who also order the artbox are they being shipped with the s1 set as well?

    48. NiceGamerPaul

      If I can do a fortnight dance right now it would be "The Floss" ^.^

    49. BluePikmin11 on

      It is beautiful! :D