Posted by psgels on 16 April 2012 with categories: Aquarion Evol

Okay, so with this episode it’s clear that this show intends to screw destiny. The important part is how it’ll end up doing this. This episode had a lot of build-up for that, alongside a completely overblown love confession that was really fun to watch when taken out of context s it created an infinity punch that even traveled through time.

However, I still am a bit afraid of Kawamori trolling again. What I mean by “taken out of context” mostly refers to the aftermath, which didn’t really use the fact that Zessica confessed to Amata, and instead focused more on how Aquarion nearly went berserk (by the way: did I see this right and did they just casually wipe out an entire island? I sure as hope that they picked some sort of uninhabited island and didn’t train in the midst of school grounds, like how they’ve been fighting most of the battles). Zessica’s confession has the most terrible timing: it’s too late to really make an impact on Amata, but it’s too early to really actually do something in the grand scheme of this. Instead the creators made this a bit of a stepping stone for the later romance, reducing Zessica yet again to nothing but a mere love plot device for the male lead.

Also, a new season and a new sequel that refers the original. After Last Exile’s recap episode of its first season, this episode also continues to show old material. What really caught my attention was how seamless the images looked of Last Exile, while the transition from HD to a smaller format really is quite noticeable with thick lines of animation used back there. This is a compliment to the original Last Exile, by the way, because it’s definitely interesting to see how Satelight’s animation has changed over the past ten years.

Oh, and this episode finally showed Bianca and Dorezza in a battle, revealing what powers they have. And they are actually quite awesome. Why weren’t they used before? I mean, if Zessica didn’t confess they would have kicked ass. The only reasonable explanation for this is that Amata is special somehow, and that he can awaken special powers that others can’t. Weren’t you trying to screw destiny, Aquarion?
Rating: *+ (Great)

9 Responses

  1. garfield15 says:

    I think they weren’t used before because the staff said in an interview that both of them were just secondaries that got more popular in the show so they decided to give them more face time.

  2. Obvious Dude says:

    Amata is suppose to be the reincarnation of the Wings of the Sun or Solar Wing, who is suppose to fertilize the Tree of Life. If the Tree of Life dies then it’s the end of the world. The Wings of the Sun possess strong powers. Amata has been special ever since the beginning of this series. Why do you think he’s the male lead?

  3. commenter says:

    Hold your horses. Aquarion itself had some really messed up reincarnation variants and it’s going to be here too.

    Also, looks like we’ll be revisiting the shadow angels next episode!

  4. Ananas says:

    Screw destiny, netorare for everyone, MalloyXMikono! Love is quite cheap nowadays.

  5. RABUJOI says:

    We think it’s funny how the only happy “couple” right now is Andy and Mix. Everyone else is MI-SER-A-BLE.

    In any case, we knew all along Amata had to thwart destiny…after all, he’s not about to let Kagura win and fall back on Zessica, even if she’d be fine with being his second choice.

  6. Aquarion old fan says:

    a new season and a new sequel that refers the original; As a fan of the original series…this episode being worth well to me…feel like wanna re-watch the old episodes again =)

  7. Anca says:

    Hah, I still think Zessica might be Silvia’s reincarnation instead of Mikono. This episode made my suspicion even stronger: images of Apollo and Sylvie’s promise appeared precisely when she confessed.

    And that “Silvia, not Sylvie” was also great, and pretty much cements for me that Kagura has fake memories.

    Now I’m just wondering just what role Kagura/Mikono is supposed to play. If Mikono is despite what I think Silvia but Kagura isn’t Apollo, then it would make sense that their pairing would be ‘forbidden’ as it goes against destiny and would be victory in a certain sense for Mykage, if he is Toma.

    Or maybe Mikono and Zessica are both half-reincarnations (quarter reincarnations of Celiane lol?) and things will only work out if they agree to a threesome haha

    • IHaveAWang says:

      Bro, you serious or just trolling? How in the world would Kagura have fake memories? He has the same exact traits as Apollo and Apollonius. Red hair and gold eyes. Don’t forget that Kagura acts similarly to Apollo.

  8. IHaveAWang says:

    They should screw destiny (fate) over. Takakura Kanba: ” If our lives are already set in stone by fate, then why were we even born.”

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    (Monday, Nov 24. 2014 01:58 PM)
    This leads me to ask, what historical people would you all think would make interesting servants in the grail war? Ones that haven’t been covered. What class would they cover?
  • AidanAK47
    (Monday, Nov 24. 2014 01:22 PM)
    He wouldn’t be able to do much as an archer though, considering that it does not have presense concealment. But if he was summoned as a Assassin…hmmm…interesting.
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    (Monday, Nov 24. 2014 01:18 PM)
    @Bam, there is a sniper class. It’s called Archer. It’s just that the archers in fate/stay night and Zero are not typical Archers. The Archers from Fate/apocrypha are more like real archers. And they would give Simo Häyhä a run for his money. Though funny enough I think Simo may actually qualify to be summoned as a servent of the archer class. Wonder what his noble phantasm would be?..
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    The cast of FS/N should thank the heavens that there’s no Sniper class, otherwise all the masters would’ve been wiped out without even knowing who the fuck is taking them out. Shout-out to my man Simo Häyhä AKA The White Death.
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    Can’t believe I missed month ago that giovanni’s island was out, do love a good war drama but I wonder if I’ll bother with this one.
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    God damn Kokkuri-san is so fucking good. Wish I had time to write my damn reviews.
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