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Hidan no Aria

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The english version of this project has been restored, as Digital Manga has not done anything with the novel for more than a year.

(Note: Translation progress varies for each version.)

Volume 1 Cover.

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Hidan no Aria (緋弾のアリア), also known as Aria the Scarlet Ammo, is a Japanese light novel series written by Chūgaku Akamatsu and illustrated by Kobuichi. As of August 2013, 15 volumes have been published by Media Factory under their MF Bunko J label. A manga adaptation by Yoshino Koyoka started serialization in the seinen manga magazine Monthly Comic Alive on September 26, 2009. An spin-off manga adaptation called Hidan no Aria AA and centered on Aria's Amica started on Young GanGan on November 5, 2010. An anime adaptation began airing on April 14, 2011 and concluded on June 30, 2011. An OVA was released on December 21, 2011. A 4-koma gag spin-off called Hidan no Aria-chan was published on Monthly Comic Alive from May 2011 till June 2012.

The Hidan no Aria series is also available in the following languages:

(Note: Translation progress varies for each version.)

Story Synopsis

Tokyo Butei High School--- A special school where armed detectives, also known as "Butei", are trained. Tohyama Kinji is a sophomore student who has a unique body that activates a "super mode" when it is stimulated by "something". He tries to hide it from others in order to live a peaceful life, but trouble comes to find him when he becomes the victim of a bombing incident, where he meets the Butei High "Assault" department elite, Aria H. Kanzaki.



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Format Standards

Every chapter (after editing) must conform to the general format guidelines.


If you are an established editor for Hidan no Aria, you are free to edit as you see fit in order to establish proper standards of English. This includes changing the meaning of the text; no permission is required. Discussions with the translator, however, are encouraged.


  • 4 January 2013 - Volume 8 completed.
  • 6 January 2013 - Volume 9 completed.
  • 14 July 2013 - Volume 10 completed.


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Volume 6 - Killing Range 2051 (Full Text - PDF)

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Volume 7 - Waltz of Wind and Fire -Castling Turn- (Full Text - PDF - PDF for e-Reader)

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Volume 8 - Tornado High (Full Text) - PDF)

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Volume 9 - Spark Out (Full Text - PDF)

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Volume 10 - Arcanum Duo (Full Text)

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Volume 11 - Collateral Bros

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Volume 12 - Snowfall upon a Wolfhound - Fall Oblige -

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Volume 13 - Counterattacked Kowloon -Kowloon Reverse-

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  • Novel Illustrations
  • 1st Ammo - Dry Eyes
  • 2nd Ammo - OZONE -Bridgehead-
  • 3rd Ammo - Kou/Son -Double Cast-
  • 4th Ammo - Kowloon's Monkey King -Kowloon Monk-
  • 5th Ammo - The Dancing Hong Kong Tram -Dance Outrage-
  • Epilogue - Go for the Next!!! -Tset Acht Z8-

Volume 14 - Uninvited Sea Mist -Aquamarine Kreuz-

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  • Novel Illustrations
  • 1st Ammo- Enable & Quadler -Dragon and Phoenix-
  • 2nd Ammo- Ranban Castle
  • 3rd Ammo- Dragon Road -Death Game-
  • 4th Ammo- The End of Contradiction -In those beautiful pupils, reflect only me-
  • 5th Ammo- Aquamarine Kruez -Uninvited Sea Mist-
  • Afterword

Volume 15 - Enable and Diamond Dust -Constellation-

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Blu-ray Special Stories I-VII: Cast-Off Table

  • Novel Illustrations
  • I - Strip Mahjong
  • II - Strip Billards
  • III - Princess Kaguya's Electric Railway
  • IV - Dice
  • V - Roulette
  • VI - Poker
  • VII - The Game of Life

Spin-off Stories

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  • The Case of Naruse Yukari
  • The Case of the Lost Peachbuns

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Series Overview

  • Volume 1 - "Hidan no Aria I Aria the Scarlet Ammo" / 第一巻: 緋弾のアリア (Published August 25, 2008, ISBN 978-4-8401-2401-0)
  • Volume 2 - "Hidan no Aria II Blazing Diamond Dust" / 第二巻: 緋弾のアリアⅡ 燃える銀氷 (Published December 25, 2008, ISBN 978-4-8401-2600-7)
  • Volume 3 - "Hidan no Aria III Honey-colored Trap -Honey Trap-" / 第三巻: 緋弾のアリアⅢ 蜂蜜色の罠 (Published March 25, 2009, ISBN 978-4-8401-2720-2)
  • Volume 4 - "Hidan no Aria IV Fallen Scarlet Ammo -Fallen Scarlet-" / 第四巻: 緋弾のアリアⅣ 堕ちた緋弾 (Published August 21, 2009, ISBN 978-4-8401-2873-5)
  • Volume 5 - "Hidan no Aria V Overture's Endline -Prelude Fine-" / 第五巻: 緋弾のアリアV 序曲の終止線 (Published December 25, 2009, ISBN 978-4-8401-3126-1)
  • Volume 6 - "Hidan no Aria VI Absolute Radius 2051 -Killing Range 2051-" / 第六巻: 緋弾のアリアVI 絶対半径2051 (Published April 23, 2010, ISBN 978-4-8401-3281-7)
  • Volume 7 - "Hidan no Aria VII Waltz of fire and Wind -Castling Turn-" / 第七巻: 緋弾のアリアVII 火と風の円舞 (Published August 21, 2010, ISBN 978-4-8401-3486-6)
  • Volume 8 - "Hidan no Aria VIII Spiral Skytree -Tornado High-" / 第八巻: 緋弾のアリアVIII 螺旋の天空樹 (Published December 25, 2010, ISBN 978-4-8401-3678-5)
  • Volume 9 - "Hidan no Aria IX Blue Flash -Spark Out-" / 第九巻: 緋弾のアリアIX 蒼き閃光 (Published March 25, 2011, ISBN 978-4-8401-3859-8)
  • Volume 10 - "Hidan no Aria X Taboo Pairing -Arcanum Duo-" / 第十巻: 緋弾のアリアX 禁忌の双極 (Published July 25, 2011, ISBN 978-4-8401-3969-4)
  • Volume 11 - "Hidan no Aria XI G Bloodline -Collateral Bros-" / 第十一巻: 緋弾のアリアXI Gの血族 (Published December 22, 2011, ISBN 978-4-8401-4331-8)
  • Volume 12 - "Hidan no Aria XII Snowfall upon a Wolfhound -Fall Oblige-" / 第十二巻: 緋弾のアリアXII 狼狗に降る雪 -フォル・オブリージュ- (Published May 25, 2012, ISBN 978-4-8401-4579-4)
  • Volume 13 - "Hidan no Aria XIII Counterattacked Kowloon -Kowloon Reverse-" / 第十三巻: 緋弾のアリアXIII 反撃の九龍 -ガウロン・リバース- (Published August 24, 2012, ISBN 978-4-8401-4682-1)
  • Volume 14 - "Hidan no Aria XIV Uninvited Sea Mist -Aquamarine Kreuz-"/ 第十四巻: 緋弾のアリアXIV 招かれざる海霧 -アクアマリン・クロイツ- (Published April 25, 2013, ISBN 978-4-8401-5161-0)
  • Volume 15 - "Hidan no Aria XV Excellency and Silver Ice -Constellation-"/第十五巻: 緋弾のアリア XV 哿と銀氷 -コンステラシオン- (Published August 23, 2013, ISBN 978-4-8401-5283-9)
  • Volume 16 - "Hidan no Aria XVI Star Fortress's Werewolf -Star Fortress's Gévaudan-"/緋弾のアリアXVI 星の砦の秂狼 -ジェヴォーダン- (Published December 25, 2013, ISBN 978-4-04-066156-8)
  • Volume 17 - "Hidan no Aria XVII Scarlet Ammo Narrative chant -Hidan no Recitativo-"/緋弾のアリアXVII 緋弾の叙唱 -レチタティーヴォ- (Published April 25, 2014, ISBN 978-4-04-066717-1)
  • Volume 18 - "Hidan no Aria XVIII Star-Spangled Banner's Military Rule -Star-Spangled Banner's Trans-Am-"/緋弾のアリアXVIII 星条旗の覇道 -トランザム- (Published August 25, 2014, ISBN 978-4-04-066954-0)
  • Volume 19 - "Hidan no Aria XIX Together with the Small Musical Dance -Together with Minuet-"/緋弾のアリアXIX 小舞曲を御一緒に -メヌエット- (Published December 25, 2014, ISBN 978-4-04-067314-1)