「生命のアジタート」 (Seimei no Ajitaato)
“Agitato of Life”
“Oh god, let me do it with a girl for a change! I’m sick of these sausage-fests!” says Andy, as he’s forced to miss out on experiencing this. Poor guy. Supporting characters never have it easy in the face of main characters, but boy did he get ripped off there. Complete highway robbery, Aquarion EVOL style. Not only that, he missed out on what might be the first and last union for Shrade, who sometimes makes me wonder if he’s really only teasing Cayenne with his “invitations”. It could’ve been the best of both worlds for Andy, in many senses.
Of more interest is Shrade’s backstory about how his powerful musical Element brings out the worst in people, which coupled with his weak body, makes him unsuitable for actual combat. The first time he tries, he “unlocks” Aquarion Spada and gives Kagura’s “Misla Gunis” 「ミスラ・グニス」 a good whipping and head-chopping, only to wind up on the verge of dying. While that was an interesting look at Neo Deava’s top student who unfortunately can’t participate in battles, I actually took more interest in Kagura’s infatuation with Mikono and her “stinky sweet” smell, because Mikono is starting to remember his primal ways. Their familiarity with one another more or less supports the idea that Kagura and Mikono are the reincarnations of Apollo and Silvia, whereas Amata’s familiarity with Kagura hints at the possibility that he’s the reincarnation of Apollonius. If that’s the case, it would leave Zessica as the reincarnation of Celiane, much like her reflection in the ending sequence seems to suggest.
For now, reincarnations from two different Aquarion legends — one from 12,000 years ago (i.e. Sousei no Aquarion) and the original from 24,000 years ago — seems to be the most probable explanation in terms of the main cast; however, things aren’t quite as clear on the antagonists’ side of things. Izumo appears to be quite fond of Alicia, a girl from Amata’s past who’s now in some form of stasis, but he’s not the least bit fond of Mykage. Jin seems to have the same disposition, considering his device from last episode, so there’s evidently some tension on the Altair side of things. All the while, the only person who looks remotely like a Shadow Angel is Mykage, so any speculation about them will probably need to take all of that into account. At the moment, I have nothing (though in my case that’s largely because I still haven’t finished the original series yet).
What I really want to know is what the ominous funeral wedding is foreshadowing. Both Cayenne and Amata have seen that vision now, so I’m wondering if it’s just hinting at their eventual demise or if there’s a lot more to it than that? Either way, I am not the least bit opposed to an Amata x Zessica pairing, should things be headed that way.