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Aria the Masterpiece Chapter 60: 課外授業
Start Date: November 2nd
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Oh! A wild question appeared!
I don’t know much about Buddhism, so does anyone knows what variation of 仏 アリシア is represented as?
After a bit of google image search, I’m guessing 薬師如来
Ah, but since アリス is then depicted as 孫悟空 it might be a reference to the Journey to the West instead…
Looks like Monkey Magic to me. Best bit of the chapter.
Also, Aria’s headgear seems to be getting more extreme
Page 306 kinda breaks the 180° rule - between the third and fourth panels, Akari and Alice seem to magically swap positions…
Love Aria on page 318. He’s anticipating the arrival of the parfait so much that he’s chewing on the tablecloth.
Amused how page 321 uses the same word for Aria’s distractions that Alice used for stopping at the cafe back on 314.
They do comment on that in the omake panel.
The cafe where Alice and Alicia meet appears to be at the foot of the Accademia Bridge:
It’s one of the four bridges that cross the Grand Canal, but it’s not particularly obvious until they start crossing it on page 326. Compare panel 4 of that page:
You can juuuust see one end of the bridge in the sixth panel of page 321.
In the real world, the cafe is Bar Toscarini. I’ve no idea if it sells parfaits, though it does sell pizzas, because I’ve eaten pizza here. Or, to be more precise, I’ve stolen a few slices of the pizzas my parents were eating, because I was attempting to walk Venice from tip to tail, and just happened to be passing through this part while my parents were having lunch. I didn’t take any good photos of this place, because it was raining and I was distracted by trying to find my parents, but here’s a shot from Google Maps - same tables, I notice.
And with that, I’m all caught up on all of my book club readings.
… I think.