Aquarion EVOL – 24, 25
One has to feel sorry for Amata. He finally speaks to his mother after so many years. They get to work out the psychological scars left by the past. I’m kind of disappointed by how fast he was able to forgive Alicia for what she did. There really wasn’t much of a reason to leave him behind. It makes sense time-wise for Amata to forgive her but by contrast, it took other character’s problems much longer to address.
He also finally learned that his biological father is Izumo (that makes him an alien!). I can see why Alicia liked him. He was one good looking guy back in the day. Unfortunately he loses both his parents to Kagura, Mykage, and Aquarion. They’re not really dead though because they have turned into projections. I feel like I’ve seen this before (Star Wars?).
While stumbling after his defeat to exactly one half of his son, Izumo and Amata run into a strange area that isn’t affected by Altair’s curse. It seems that Altair’s problem is caused by the way they harvest and use the planets energy. I guess this is just we can take this as an environmentalist message: Don’t mess with the planet or it will take all your women. That’s a scary thought.
All the mecha fighting has reached epic levels as of late. We have an ancient golden Aquarion that burns its enemies with its ffiery wings. It also has a ridiculous mugen punch that pierced Izumo’s mecha. Izumo also had a ridiculouscannon that channels Altair’s energy into a single beam enough to break up a the original Aquarion’s union.
Finally, I’m really glad that EVOL has put an equally large amount of emphasis on Andy’s and Mix’s relationship. I feel like it’s much better to focus on a happy couple than the gloomy triangle that is Amata, Mikono, and Zessica.
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「Pieces of Adam」
Andy being unable to form a union with Mix has got to be a running joke by now in this series. It has occurred on three separate occasions if I remember correctly and is still very funny. After that whole build-up between Mix and Andy (with Cayenne and Malloy feeling like third wheels), Yunoha just pops in to take their place. As they reappear back at headquarters, seeing everyone’s reactions was pretty funny in addition to Andy being blueballed once again.
Fudo is an interesting character. Mykage hints at Fudo being Apollonius’ true reincarnation. And for the most part, it kind of makes sense. Crea tries to appeal to Fudo to do something before the two worlds collide and Mykage becomes god-like. His words make it feel like he lied to our heroes when he said the pages are unwritten. He’s clearly singing a different tune this time around. That look in his eye makes it seem like he will do something to turn the tide. After all, if Fudo is Apollonius, he’s generally a good guy for letting his dog have his woman.
Mykage continues to enact his revenge for what occurred 12,000 years ago. In doing so he transforms our sweet Zessica’s hair color. It looks cool in an evil sort of way but man she is now one hell of a trap. Mykage uses some sort of conditioning or hypnosis to force Kagura into a gattai and uses his powers to get Mikono to join in as well. The resulting Aquarion is another cool one-off transformation. It gives off the aura of a real final boss.
Finally, I feel bad for Amata. He lost his parents last episode. We got a peak at a wonderful looking family if they had lived normal lives. Izumo looked like a stud in the previous episode. Now we got to see him in a fatherly role.