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
    (Tuesday, Mar 3. 2015 05:21 AM)
    @Bam: I considerably enjoyed his films terminator, terminator 2 and the abyss. I wish Nolan would go back to making films on the level of insomnia and momento.Johannson is an attractive woman and under the skin which she was recent in was a good film but I think shes not much of an actress.
  • Bam
    (Tuesday, Mar 3. 2015 04:50 AM)
    @Emma: I still think Cameron is substantially more talented than Rupert Sanders. At least Cameron knows how to get the package together and made a watchable, and technically groundbreaking, film out of Avatar which would’ve been utter B movie shit in lesser hands. GitS was never going to work regardless of Scarlet Johansson, while Alita could’ve been something. I do believe however that Nolan and Snyder would’ve probably been a much more compatible match for the franchise.
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Mar 3. 2015 01:57 AM)
    @Bam: James Cameron hasn’t made a film I’ve enjoyed since terminator 2.
  • Emma
    (Tuesday, Mar 3. 2015 01:55 AM)
    @Bam: Wow, someone else who noticed the Elysium/battle angel commonality, I’ve been thinking about that for a while myself also.
  • Bam
    (Tuesday, Mar 3. 2015 01:18 AM)
    Also looking back I notice heavy thematic similarities between Elysium and Battle Angel Alita. The labor division and the great disparity in life-quality of Earth versus Elysium is almost a direct parallel to Tiphares and the Scrapyard. I wonder if this is going to hinder the Alita’s Hollywood adaptation, in which case good- that horrendous GitS one is more than enough.
  • Bam
    (Tuesday, Mar 3. 2015 01:13 AM)
    Truthfully Seinen is an age/gender demographic and not really a genre or category, but even within Japan the term has come to be identified with manga that have sexuality and violence like the works of Go Nagai instead of those that contain general adult themes. That’s why comedies are pretty much never considered Seinen, even though some are probably only appreciated by the Seinen crowd.
  • AidanAK47
    (Monday, Mar 2. 2015 01:29 AM)
    Late to this one but
    @BrendanVGC, that’s kinda tough. See there is a huge amount of very different manga that fall under the category “Seinien” You would kinda need to give us a more focused genre to work with here. Like horror, action etc.
    And pretty sure death note is shounen.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Mar 1. 2015 07:35 AM)
    Damon I am more used to seeing in a drama or comedy role I reckon rather than an action hero.
  • Emma
    (Sunday, Mar 1. 2015 07:24 AM)
    Eric Bana is so underated =<
    I want to see more of the man on film.
  • Bam
    (Sunday, Mar 1. 2015 05:52 AM)
    The story would’ve been much more anchored and believable if the social imbalance wasn’t portrayed so heavy-handedly. It makes no sense for every house in Elysium to have a healing-bed that completely restores you and they dint bother to put a single one on Earth to keep the working class happy and healthy. I mean, c’mon now.

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