Posted by psgels on 26 February 2012 with categories: Aquarion Evol

With this, Mix and Andy (Andy W. Hole; seriously?) have gotten their episode as well. Because yes, this series has decided that the two of them are going to be a couple. We already knew that Andy’s power was to create holes. Now, it turns out that Mix’s power is to fill them. Truly a match made in heavens.

In any case, this episode was as fun as the rest of the show. The romantic tensions between Mix and Andy in particular were just hilarious. All of the bizarrely epic ways which the creators found to symbolize holes were also hilarious. Yes, of course donuts are like the galaxy we live in. Makes perfect sense!And why is that headmaster still upholding the “no romance”-rule?

In any case, the series progression has been pretty solid so far. The cast here is fairly large, so it’s only natural that we get a string of episodes about the different cast. There are only a few left: that fangirl still needs one, Mikono’s brother is still left and the nun will also probably get one. It’s basic build-up, but it’s tried and true for a reason: it works and this this makes sure to create an engaging cast. The most important thing right now is that while it’s doing this build-up, it’s really fun to watch.
Rating: ** (Excellent)

6 Responses

  1. Scruffy says:

    I thought the ‘no romance’ rule was key to stop mixed gender Aquarion going berserk, so that rule will have to stay.

    Actually maybe they can break the rule if you have a real love triangle piloting? Perhaps the reason why the other Aquarion went berserk was because you had a couple in love with a 3rd wheel

    • Anca says:

      Huh. That, oddly enough, makes sense. And it would explain that episode where they sent the pilots out on dates in groups of suspiciously compatible threes.

  2. KaleRylan says:

    Yeah, that was explained pretty clearly. The Aquarion goes insane if lovers pilot it, but it is at its strongest when deeply infatuated people pilot it (presumably except for the end where lovers will be able to control its power). Because of that the instructors do everything they can to increase the sexual tension among the students to the absolute breaking point, but then harshly punish the students if they cross the line.

    It’s actually really messed up. Hilarious, but messed up.

    Anyway, I liked the episode. It didn’t have enough Zessica and Amata for me, but it maintained the series’ high level of entertainment.

  3. Frost says:

    All I have to say about this episode is: “Bros before holes”

    LOL

  4. c160 says:

    Still looking forward to a non Amata gattai if it’s possible(hopefully a Sazanka head one!).

  5. Armpit says:

    You might never get your wish c160. The first series he was involved pretty much every single time. The few times someone else was the head they usually ended getting their butts kicked , then apollo switches in to finish it. I doubt this series is going to change it up since it is almost identical to the first series so far with one exception that i won’t spoil , but its plainly obvious to everyone who watched genesis

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  • AidanAK47
    (Thursday, Feb 11. 2016 10:41 PM)
    @Wicked, think you hit the nail on the head there. The characters one of the main reasons I am not too gone on it.
  • wicked
    (Thursday, Feb 11. 2016 10:04 PM)
    Mob Psycho is well paced for a 10 minute show I think. It’s got a lot of these pseudo cliffhanger to play for jokes. The stories get better, it’s the characters that’s not as interesting as one punch man in my opinion
  • Masky
    (Thursday, Feb 11. 2016 08:46 PM)
    Hmm, haven’t read Mob Psycho 100 much(just checked what its art looks like) so can’t comment on that.
  • AidanAK47
    (Thursday, Feb 11. 2016 07:43 PM)
    @masky, it does have better art but a much weaker story. I get the feeling the Mob psycho anime will be a five minute show.
  • Masky
    (Thursday, Feb 11. 2016 07:17 PM)
    Dunno, Mob Psycho 100 does have better art than ONE’s OPMan. Its still rough, but yeah.
  • AidanAK47
    (Thursday, Feb 11. 2016 03:36 PM)
    @wicked, I wonder how that will work out, as ONE’s style is a bit of an acquired taste.
  • wicked
    (Thursday, Feb 11. 2016 12:59 AM)
    ah, they decided to go with ONE’s art style instead of really pretty it up with Mob Psycho 100
  • oldyang
    (Wednesday, Feb 10. 2016 06:36 PM)
    Ajin is interesting, but the character design is weird. Everyone looks lifeless and angry.
  • wicked
    (Wednesday, Feb 10. 2016 08:55 AM)
    it’d actually be a shame for them to make it into I Wanna Be the Strongest in the World, or worst
  • wicked
    (Wednesday, Feb 10. 2016 08:54 AM)
    @Aidan, Yeah that guy tries really hard to make it more than just fanservice though. I have a weird respect for people that can play ridiculous concepts straight.

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