Hidan no Aria is a symphonic display of bullets, guns, and curves. Tohyama Kinji is attending Butei High School, students are more like mercenaries or contractors as they are enlisted by the nation to hunt criminals in exchange for pay. On his way to Butei High, he’s stalked by a mobile wheel-mounted Uzi and learn’s a bomb has been covertly planted on his bike.
With no way out of this tough situation, a girl named Aria suddenly appears and jumps down from a building above firing away at the mobile Uzi while barely escaping the bomb with Kinji. One of the things that came to mind is, the show is like Black Lagoon with high school kids.
It’s a quick paced seinen action series with comedy and lots of guns. Episode one was almost entirely a shoot-out between Aria and the mobile Uzis. They picked the perfect visual option for the series, as it’s somewhat light-hearted and not a real serious thriller, the rich visuals are gorgeous. Especially noticeable on the guns, the guns are all fairly accurate representations of their real-life counterparts, a necessity for a show that packs this much heat.
There’s several close encounters between the little tsundere Aria and Kinji. A romance plot is building up in the background, and it’s interesting to note Kinji’s blood boils in an unusual way when he’s too close to girls. Maybe he transforms into a Gundam robot or something when he overheat’s like FLCL.
Summed up, it’s a nice show and it’s caught my attention. They successfully pull off what they were aiming for. I’ve got episode two scheduled for next week and I’m ready for more.