This is discussion archived from a time before the current discussion method was installed.
: I removed the mention of Aria: Canticle Of The Monomyth, since I really don't think people will be confuse it with this show.
Has anyone noticed that all the female character's names begin with 'a'? Akari Aika Akira Ai Alice Alicia Athena.
: You forget Akino, Ayumi, Atona and Anzu—and on the (sparse) male side you have Akatsuki and Al-kun. The maker must really be miffed that her first name doesn't start with an 'A', but at least her family name does.
: On male side you also have Ayanokoji (Woody), and Anno (the mailman), so...pretty much all the named human characters have A in their first name.
According to the DVD extras, Athena's songs are just gibberish. Can anyone confirm they're really in Esperanto? If not, we need to change remove that trope.
: The first couple of verses of the canzone sung by Alice are in Esperanto, so the trope is still valid. I can't vouch for Athena's songs, since I don't speak that language. Maybe someone who does could clarify it.
Re: Older than They Look
— Alicia being 19 in Aqua/Martian years doesn't make sense, because everyone else's age (including 14-year-old Alice attending middle school, and still childish) is reckoned in Manhome/Earth years. (Besides, Alicia is 19 only at the start of the series — which covers a couple Martian years. The 14 manga volumes each explicitly cover 6 months of an Aquan season.)