Travis Bruno of Capsule Computers writes:
"\While Aria the Scarlet Ammo isn’t a bad series by any means, it is held back by a number of issues, which is simply a shame considering Aria the great set of characters that round-out the various harem archetypes with fleshed out characters with personality. Unfortunately they only help make the story of the series tolerable given how slapdash the story can be at times. While there are plenty of comedic moments and the action in the series is top-notch, the lack of consistent quality outside of these action scenes only make for a starker contrast on how bad some of the scenes appear, summing up the series perfectly. Aria the Scarlet Ammo may have moments of brilliance; it is unfortunately brought down by poor quality care and a sub-par story."