Aryana (TV series)

Genre Drama, Fantasy
Written by Noreen Capili
Joel Mercado
Directed by Erick C. Salud
Lino S. Cayetano
Darnel Joy R. Villaflor
Starring Ella Cruz
Francis Magundayao
Paul Salas
Dominic Roque
Michelle Vito
Opening theme Nasaan Ka Man
by Amy Nobleza
Composer(s) Jessie Lasaten
Country of origin Philippines
Original language(s) Filipino, English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 189
Executive producer(s) Rosselle Beegee-Soldao
Cinematography Joey Mallari
Genie Oyong
Editor(s) Godwin Lucena
Aubrey Ner
Running time 30 minutes
Monday to Friday at 17:45 (PST)
Production company(s) Dreamscape Entertainment TV
Original network ABS-CBN
Picture format 480i SDTV
Original release May 7, 2012 (2012-05-07) – January 25, 2013 (2013-01-25)

Aryana is a 2012 Philippine fantasy drama that aired on ABS-CBN. From May 7, 2012 to January 25, 2013, the series is composed of three seasons and 189 episodes in total. It starred teen star Ella Cruz in her first leading role, replacing Lumayo Ka Man Sa Akin. It was later replaced by Kahit Konting Pagtingin. [1][2][3][4][5][6][7]



Aryana narrates the journey of a girl as she struggles in the awkward but exciting adolescent stage while trying to escape her inevitable destiny as a mermaid on her fourteenth birthday.

Two mothers from entirely different worlds: Ofelia is a human, who struggles for the acceptance of her mother-in-law, hopes that with the birth of her daughter she will gain the happiness and acceptance of her husband's family. Neptuna, an adult mermaid with a bright orange-and-gold scaly fish tail and matching bra whose pure and strong motherly love for her daughter, Perlita, knows no bounds and will do anything to make sure she is safe and happy. While Perlita has a dream of living happily with humans often goes near the seashore to watch the humans and even once stole the mystical pearl that can transform a mermaid into a human and back at will. Unfortunately, when she went near the seashore to watch the humans who are now watching and playing the firecrackers, a drunken villager played with a dynamite and Victor, Ofelia's good husband confronts him and unknowingly throws the dynamite into the part where Perlita was hiding. Neptuna, who was about to warn her daughter, saw the death of her dearly beloved daughter and angrily promises to do everything she can to make Victor and Ofelia feel the intense pain and sorrow of losing their own beloved daughter. Ofelia and Victor's child, whom she named Aryana, is then born. As Ofelia was hoping for, she gained the acceptance of her mother-in-law.

During Aryana's baptismal celebration, Neptuna (as a human woman) steals newborn Ayrana and makes her her own daughter for a while until she discovered that she cannot make Aryana a complete mermaid unless her mother gives her to her willingly, and so Neptuna gave Aryana back to Ofelia with the agreement that on Aryana's fourteenth birthday she must give her back to her. Ofelia, with no intention of giving her daughter back runs away from their seaside village and goes to the urban city to forget about the mermaid curse on her daughter as Neptuna thought she would. Everyday, Ofelia gets a reminder that her daughter is and will belong to the sea when she turns fourteen. Aryana, who does not know that she is forever cursed to actually become a full-fledged mermaid on her fourteenth birthday. As she faces her destiny and fate of being a mermaid, Aryana is torn between choosing the sea where she belongs and the surface world of humans where her heart belongs.


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Supporting cast

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Special participation


In an interview on August 13, 2012, Ella Cruz announced the extension of the hit series until January 2013 due to its success on its timeslot.[8] It was part of the 2012 primetime block which includes Princess and I, Walang Hanggan, Ina Kapatid Anak and Kahit Puso'y Masugatan. It airs at 5:45pm right before its nightly news program TV Patrol, and internationally on TFC.

Last April 2016. ABS CBN revived the show by uploading Episode 1-189 on YouTube along with May Isang Pangarap, Little Champ, My Little Juan, and Juan dela Cruz

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