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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  • Emma
    (Saturday, Jul 4. 2015 05:50 AM)
    Still would have preferred dorohedero adaptation than gangsta though but I can dream…
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Jul 4. 2015 05:46 AM)
    Reading over the impressions post for Ranpo, reminded me, has anyone read the Junji Itou take on that story?
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Jul 4. 2015 05:43 AM)
    …crap, that post went on a lot longer than I was planning it to. Got a bit excited over the series. =P
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Jul 4. 2015 05:41 AM)
    Ha, yes the characters are unique aren’t they? How often do you see a deaf gangster.
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Jul 4. 2015 05:40 AM)
    I would lying however if I said I wasn’t keen on that Worick fella though and the prostitute girl.
    I am hoping that the series will go more into their relationship with her.
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Jul 4. 2015 05:38 AM)
    I think this could be the best of the season and I’m glad it’s being covered on here and thanks for putting me onto it with that season preview/first impressions post.
    Where the scans left off was a frustrating cliffhanger =<
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Jul 4. 2015 05:38 AM)
    I’d worry about the anime, there might be a chance of censoring later on (although so far that isn’t an issue) and the anime is only 12 episodes long so that’s a problem right there. After a good opening chapter I did feel it took me a little bit before I fully got into it.
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Jul 4. 2015 05:37 AM)
    It has a feel of dogs-bullets and carnage, which was an alright manga, this seems like a step up/better thing of it.
    However I’m not that big on the tonal shifts, the comic reliefs not great, slight bit of filler, don’t overly care for the side cast as much, their a bit forgettable some of them.
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Jul 4. 2015 05:37 AM)
    The action scenes are enjoyable enough, gritty and gory, its competent, time/boredom killer stuff so long as you turn your brain off. That I like the art style also helps. I liked how in one scene the prostitute at least did try to stand up for herself. I can see that a jormungand/black lagoon fan might go for this however I’d warn people to not have their expectations THAT high.
  • Emma
    (Saturday, Jul 4. 2015 05:37 AM)
    I watched the first episode of gangsta, but I decided to go on and marathon all 6 volumes in one sitting. For the most part this has a page turner quality to it, the three central/main characters backgrounds are adequately handled and theres a development they keep teasing I hope they get more into. I’m glad to has a series with adult characters like this. Theres a kind of bromance in there somewhere.

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