Aquarion EVOL – 18, 19
「レア・イグラー」 (Rea Igurā)
Mikono is still worried about what everyone thinks of her but it was nice to see Cayenne step in and act like a proper older brother. Instead of being over protective, annoyed, and uptight, Cayenne was much more caring and encouraging. You have to admit that the letter their father sent was overly harsh. It’s pretty stupid of her father to ask why she’s there since logically the only people there have elemental powers. Furthermore, he has only realized that she’s enrolled at Neo-DEAVA when she’s been there for who knows how long.
Izumo’s mech looked pretty badass in all white which reminded me of Woolf from Gundam AGE. Its power also reminded me of Sebastian Shaw (the main antagonist X-Men: First Class) since he absorbed energy and sent it back with more force.
I was a little surprised that Zessica would offer herself like that but it was even more surprising when they took Mix (presumably) by accident. Sure Zessica is unhappy and super depressing when it comes to the topic of Amata and love but you’re handing yourself over to the people who killed your friends. I am disappointed in my former favorite character (I think I’ve jumped to the Mix ship!).
I wonder if Crea really believed the war would end if she caved into their demands and solved it diplomatically… What if she had given them their strongest girl yet she didn’t turn out to be their “Eve?” They would have to come back if whoever they gave up as a sacrifice ended up in a comatose state like Alicia. Crea even entertaining such an idea made it more apparent that Fudo wasn’t around guiding her decisions. It didn’t look like the gang could finish Izumo off even if they wanted to which is probably why he went off to search for the original Aquarion.
While Mix and Andy were not the main focus, their little predicament from last episode played a nice role in making this episode funny. Since Mix is the type of person to wear her emotions on her sleeve, we are treated to a never ending stream of facial expressions that are cute and funny.
「はじめての再会」 (Hajimete no Saikai)
In order to get a chance at saving Mix, Zessica had to make a pact with the
devil angel to get the dimensional gate opened that leads to Altair. Mykage’s kiss left a mark on Zessica’s forward which I assume will let him use her later on like he did with Kagura when he went berserk.
I thought the way the writers used the hole that Kagura made when he was escaping from Altair was very clever. It’s a nice touch when you can incorporate things from previous episodes no matter how seemingly insignificant the detail may seem at the time.
Mikono is such a tease for leaving Neo-DEAVA and telling Amata she has something to tell him after she comes back from searching for Fudo. Judging from the flashback with Yunoha, she is planning to tell him that she likes him. It’s about time she stops beating around the bush.
Even though he isn’t around, Fudo is still the master of metaphoric messages. I thought the donut message was ingenious. It really made me wonder where he was going with it until Crea deciphered his message. It was off into the rabbit hole for our heroes and heroines.
I bet Zessica didn’t expect to get her breasts fondled by men on another planet. The men on the other side haven’t see “iguras” in such a long time that they forgot what breasts were. In fact, I was surprised none of the gang stood out with their clothing. Especially Shrade! He was wearing vastly different garb than everyone on Altair and walking around like nobody’s business.
The punch Andy threw at Amata was pretty surprising. They’re practically best friends but I can understand since it seemed like he wasn’t trying to do anything to get Mix back. He is in such a bad way without her and vowed to reserve his gattai virginity just for Mix. It was funny and kind of cute in an innocent sort of way. Unfortunately for Andy, Mix was right under his nose the whole time…Or at least what looked like Mix…Except without the boobs. Maybe he(?) is Mix’s doppelgänger on Altair. I hope we get an explanation for that since Mix has massive boobs.
Finally, Amata got to see his long lost mother. Izumo saw Amata flying around as well. Hopefully we’ll get a confrontation between them soon. It seems like Amata might get a happy ending in regards to his mom but I wouldn’t write off some tragic accident that possibly kills her. After all, Jin did die so another death isn’t off the table.