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Aquarion EVOL – 08

「さらけだせ」 (Sarakedase)
“Expose Yourself”

Whoa whoa whoa. Someone needs to step in and tell Mix that Zessica can wear whatever the heck she wants. Let’s not get hasty now and tell her to cover up that midriff of hers. As far as I’m concerned, she’s free to tease us about what color her “underwear” is and tear off her clothes in battle to get a better feel for her surroundings (naked Gundam Newtype style).

After seeing what went down this episode, I’m even more convinced that Aquarion is one of the few series that can get away with something as ludicrous as ripping clothes off in the middle of battle and still remain fairly respectable at the end of the day. Part of the reason is because the sexual connotations are so firmly rooted in the over-the-top premise, but the main reason (at least for me) is because of Macross creator Kawamori Shouji and Macross composer Kanno Youko’s involvement, which has once again brought us a visually and aurally amazing original series that just warrants a certain level of anime “street cred”. We don’t have an anime with poor production values that’s milking fan-service here; we have a mecha series with relatively high standards that has earned the right to tease us with a reluctant Mikono to its hearts content.

While it was somewhat awkward when the plot started working toward removing social inhibitions and going with the flow; it was all clearly fan-service-filled humor — much like the orgasmic robot combinations themselves — making it easy to get on board before long. The characters’ embarrassment and resulting dialogue were hilarious, especially Donar’s reaction to Suomi’s understanding of how it’s exciting to be watched (my “lol moment of the week”), and the action itself didn’t disappoint either with Jin fighting in the flesh (and seemingly getting killed). The inconsequential developments also gave us some great looks, including Yunoha’s not-so-subtle feelings and Zessica’s very overdue ones. All welcomed developments for me, as I like what I saw from a bashful Yunoha and I’ve been eagerly waiting for Zessica to realize how she feels.

On the more plot-centric side of things, we finally learn what Altair is after and why Jin is (was?) referred to the last child, though I’m not sure what to make of finding one girl to help repopulate their planet. Their goal does vastly differ from the Shadow Angels in Sousei no Aquarion though, so it may make more sense to treat EVOL as a completely separate series that simply borrows ideas from the original. Whatever the case, Mykage evidently has something planned for Kagura, given the way he’s purposely making him jealous, so I’m looking forward to seeing what that entails. Granted, I’m not nearly looking forward to it as much as the next episode, where it looks like Andy finally gets through to Mix. The fall of a mighty tsundere is always a sight to behold.

* I laughed when Zessica tore off most of her pilot suit and all Mikono tore off was a sleeve. Mikono has a ways to go if she hopes to end up with Amata instead of Kagura. The competition is unrelenting.
* Hmm, how wrong would it be to refer to Amata and Andy as “hole buddies”?
* Full-length images: 08, 22, 23, 26, 38.

 

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February 22, 2012 at 2:15 am
115 comments »
  • February 22, 2012 at 2:21 amEuzio

    as much as i like Zessica’s character, i still find myself rooting for Amata x Mikono. Simply cuz i just find Mikono’s pouts when she gets jealous too cute XD

    • February 22, 2012 at 6:05 pmJared Drake

      Isn’t it already a given that this anime adheres to the “First Girl Wins” trope? I thought it did.

      • February 23, 2012 at 12:47 amJared Drake

        That being said… I’m gonna root for Zessica/Amata in the end. Even it isn’t gonna happen… which is kinda sad.

      • February 23, 2012 at 5:49 amdeafvader

        Clearly have not watched Mashiro

      • February 23, 2012 at 10:55 amJared Drake

        Eh?

      • February 23, 2012 at 11:25 amEuzio

        He’s referring to Mashiro-Iro Symphony.

        Well long story short, the girl that everyone thought the main character would end up with from the start turned out to be false. He ended up with someone else instead.

        Though considering that show was based off an eroge, the switch isn’t totally that surprising i guess.

      • February 23, 2012 at 9:49 pmKaleRylan

        hmm… replied to this yesterday, but it didn’t take apparently.

        Anyway, I wouldn’t count Zessica out yet. The funny way in which they’ve finally introduced her real feelings has placed her in serious underdog status, which isn’t a bad place to be in a love story.

        Also, if people are right about who Amata and Kagura are reincarnations of, they really should put Mikono with Kagura, because if they don’t it actually retroactively makes the original series ending even more sad, since the lovers won’t get their happy ending 12,000 years later.

        That said they do seem to be pointing towards Mikono heavily, but this franchise has ties to macross, and minmei seemed like a shoe-in in that series until near the end.

        Personally, I like Zessica better, but Mikono’s okay so I’m fine either way.

      • February 24, 2012 at 12:16 amX

        @deafvader: QUITE TRUE! That was unexpected for me! In a GOOD WAY! Why? Because Jared Drake is right, almost 99% of all animes goes with that given pairing of main guy x main girl, but there are RARE 1% animes where it is unexpected (especially in a harem series like Mashiro) for the main guy to end up with a different girl rather than the main girl.

        Another example other than Mashiro is Akane-iro and also School Rumble.

        I can only name like 2 in my mind right now, and even if i go through the list of animes where the main guy doesnt end up with the main girl that it would probably be a very few like less than 20.

  • February 22, 2012 at 2:23 amgreentea

    Enjoyed the episode. I don’t collect anime pvc figures but if someone makes a Zessica figure- I’m going to get one.

  • February 22, 2012 at 2:25 amflCer

    speaking of sexual connotation…

    I found it very witty when they did the rock paper scissors attack. To me, the rock paper scissors implied that their “no guard attack” had something to do with probability…

    In this case, the probability you’ll end up with a baby if you go no guard. lols

    • February 22, 2012 at 11:37 amver

      interesting, I was thinking along the same lines.

    • February 23, 2012 at 1:37 amHitoha

      no…. more like you can’t guard rock paper or scissors if you use all 3…. instead of just using 1 of them.

      • February 23, 2012 at 12:39 pmmak

        both assumptions seem plausible to me

  • February 22, 2012 at 2:32 amPhoenix

    I really enjoyed this episode and I have really liked the Amata x Mikono bits.

    Also, did anyone else noticed that at the end of the opening, yunoha was added to the group shot. She is sitting in front of Cayenne, so it’s a little bit hard to notice.

    • February 22, 2012 at 2:52 amSpinarakk

      Yeah and you can see her frog behind Andy in episode 7′s OP as well.

  • February 22, 2012 at 2:33 amSelle

    since “Go Tight” already appear, I’m waiting for “Sousei no Aquarion”

    • February 22, 2012 at 2:50 amPhoenix

      Yeah I was really excited when Go Tight started playing and I can’t wait to see if they put Sousei no Aquarion in a future episode.

    • February 22, 2012 at 6:58 amHagiri

      Yea!

      “Sousei no Aquarion“ will probably be a battle bgm in a future episode.

      Can’t wait to hear it!

    • February 22, 2012 at 5:18 pmSuppa Tenko

      I know. Even though I don’t like Go Tight as much as Genesis of Aquarion, the fact that we hear it means it might pop up at another plot turning battle or ending.

      Perhaps a Masaki Endoh version is good too.
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRbe11I4I3E

      • February 23, 2012 at 1:02 amWhatsht

        It’ll be fitting to use “Sousei no Aquarion” in the episode where they remembers their previous lives.

    • February 23, 2012 at 8:16 amAudric

      They already gave us a tease in episode 6 at exactly 15 min 00 seconds. Compare it with the intro at Anisama 2008.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XS-rvcntWDg

      Gave me goosebumps!

  • February 22, 2012 at 2:35 amDa5id

    OH GOOD LORD MY HORMONES. MORE ZESSICA PLZ

    *ahem*

    That said, I love how this show goes over the top repeatedly and never takes itself too seriously.

    Unlike, you know, a certain other show…

    • February 22, 2012 at 2:36 amDa5id

      Also, GOOD LORD HAS SHE NOT BEEN WEARING UNDERWEAR THIS ENTIRE SERIES.

      *nosebleed*

    • February 22, 2012 at 8:07 amRakkyo

      As much as i like the Zessica comment, you really should stop making subtle references to “the other show” lol.

      I don’t really want to see goddamn fanboys on a page where I’m enjoying Zessica’s midriff.

      • February 22, 2012 at 8:15 amDa5id

        Can’t a man subtlety reference Symphogear in peace?!

        Or…whichever show everyone thought I was talking about!

  • February 22, 2012 at 2:47 amricz

    Pls dun make mix do that kind of things

  • February 22, 2012 at 2:51 amlilu

    I love it!
    If you not careful you might end up pregnant.
    That’s the lesson of this episode.

  • February 22, 2012 at 2:55 amThe Story You Don’t Know

    After watching this episode, I’m more convinced that Kagura really is (or a part of) Apollo. But then again, if Kagura really is Apollo, then why would they be shipping Amata and Mikono to this extent.

    Well, I just hope Apollo and Sylvia will fulfill their love after 12,000 years.

    • February 22, 2012 at 6:50 amVena

      They really haven’t done anything with Mikono x Amata since episode five, since then its been Zessica doing stuff to Amata to make Mikono jealous. If anything, I’d say they are making it pretty damn obvious that Amata is reacting quite strongly to Zessica now, much more than he was before. On the side they are building up Kagura’s rivalry/jealousy with… Jin, of all people.

  • February 22, 2012 at 2:57 ammema

    zessica FTW! why do the better girls never have a chance of getting the guy?

    • February 22, 2012 at 3:10 amGolos

      Zessica is too much of a tease to count as the “better” girl.

      • February 22, 2012 at 8:02 amRuuu

        jus waiting for some hater implies Zessica is a slut.

    • February 22, 2012 at 8:31 pmkurochan

      Mikono is much more better.

    • February 23, 2012 at 1:26 amMoriae

      Sheryl? Misa?

  • February 22, 2012 at 2:59 amMediafag

    SUNDAY CAN’T COME FAST ENOUGH.

  • February 22, 2012 at 3:08 amfragb85

    Aquarion continues to be stupidly awesome. How many shows actually have a Giant Robot beating its enemy with a Rock-Paper-Scissor Punch while all its pilots are nearly naked? Aquarion EVOL can!

    Interesting the that both Aquarion and Lagrange have a scene involving no clothing in the same week. Still, Zessica is the best character in the show being continuously entertaining to watch. Though now that she is actually attracted to Amata, I’m going to miss those moments where she teases Amata.

    As for more reincarnation discussion, I’m starting to think Sazanka may be Jun. Her Photography HAS to be part of her element power.

    Also, we should make a drinking game whenever Amata ends up floating. How long can a person last then?

  • February 22, 2012 at 3:28 amc2710

    i still cant get used to the “stupidity” and absurdness at times but its still enjoyable to watch.

    pretty much watched it for ZESSICA nd MIX! those cannons and glasses 8)

    • February 22, 2012 at 3:57 amfragb85

      Aquarion is a Super Robot Show. Being stupid and silly is mandatory. Gaogaigar’s giant hammer, Mazinger Z’s Breast Fire, even Gurren Lagann’s Drills are all incredibly stupid. You know what else the have in common? They are all INCREDIBLY AWESOME!

      • February 22, 2012 at 6:09 amRamen

        there’s nothing stupid about being massacred by a gigantic drill that defies logic and physics. Its srs buisness.

      • February 22, 2012 at 7:01 amHagiri

        Giga Drill Breaker !!!

    • February 22, 2012 at 6:55 amc2710

      like i said……. in still trying to get used to its “stupidity” and absurdness…..

      notice i put it in ” “

  • February 22, 2012 at 3:47 amgandalf8

    This episode was just chock-full of WTF moments. From the concept of stripping used to power-up your mecha, to Sazanka producing the results of her element power namely those juicy photos, this weeks Aquarion EVOL left me feeling entertained with every scene. My “lol moment of the week” has to be when the the Aquarion launched that “No Guard Attack” and Jin was screaming how he couldn’t believe he lost to such a stupid attack. I mean, a rock, paper, scissors punch? Even I was screaming at my computer on how such a lame-ass attack defeated Jin even with all the preparation he made beforehand. The reactions of the people at mission control as the 3 Aquarion pilots were stripping in their cockpits also had me in stitches. Special mention for that guy who reported Zessica’s rising spirit level while blushing furiously at the spectacle on the main screen. :D

  • February 22, 2012 at 4:38 amChaos Raiden

    Amata will be one of the biggest dumbass if he just don’t pair up with Zessica. She is a super hot lady, and she has the assets that would make most men turn, especially her nice body figure as well as cute and promiscuous personality.

    • February 22, 2012 at 6:58 amGolos

      Amata is not as shallow as you want him to be.

      • February 22, 2012 at 7:05 ammema

        so was celiane then. apollonius obviously fell for her boobs.

      • February 22, 2012 at 7:37 amfragb85

        Funny because Zessica has shown more character depth than Miss “You’ll fly for anyone wont you!”.

      • February 22, 2012 at 2:21 pmMiki

        What? Being a tease is called having character depth now? The only thing she’s been doing these past 3 episodes is making Amata fly. NOT because of her personality, NOT because of her nonexistent character depth and fighting skills, but ONLY because of her boobs. If she’s ever going to gain some character depth it’ll be now since she’ll stop thinking of Amata as the guy who flies because of her assets, but as the guy she actually likes.

        Mikono on the other HAS developed as a character these past episodes. One example is that she’s actually piloting now, and the only thing she could do in the first episode was sit on Amata’s lap and cry.

      • February 22, 2012 at 2:40 pmhaha

        hahaha and what character development does mikono have? being a bitch? getting jealous. being annoying?

        lets see zessica is strongly determined but still can be weak at times. she doesn’t like to see her comrades get hurt. she helps mikono and amata in battles. she is funny. she is cute and naive. she is a ace pilot. she is friendly. she wanted to be friends with mikono but mikono was being a bitch. a major one, so she teased amata cause she knew it would bother mikono.

        get off your mikono high horse cause she dresses like a nun. if mikono is supposed to resemble silvia or celiane she needs to grow a personality.

        also, FYI, celiane was not a modest dresser in the least. so if amata is attracted to zessica it has something to do with that also.

      • February 22, 2012 at 3:20 pmChaos2Frozen

        Wow delicious irony, calling people to get off their high horse while you yourself are riding the Giraffe of Prejudice.

      • February 22, 2012 at 6:26 pmSilver

        Let me see as well. Mikono has insecurities due to an overbearing and protective brother all her childhoold. She starts out weak but later after worrying about Amata and her brother decides to pilot even when she does not know her element power. Even when ZEN said “you are useless,” she replies with “even if I’m useless, I want to do something” which signify her growth. She’s not funny but she is still cute and naive. She likes Amata but since Amata is flying for everyone, she feels a bit jealous but not negative (of course he would not like me… I’m weak) as she did initially so it shows that she is no longer as insecure after she starts making the choice to pilot. Although she hesitates at times, she still pilots and try her best (this episode she was nervous about ripping off her clothes but in the end overcomes that just to work with the others. she does not let her personal feelings get in the way). She’s not an ace pilot but still a capable pilot.

        “she wanted to be friends with mikono but mikono was being a bitch. a major one, so she teased amata cause she knew it would bother mikono.”
        Wait what? Mikono was being a bitch at that point but because of that, it’s alright for Zessica to continue to tease Amata and Mikono over and over again for revenge? Either way, Zessica is just being a tease and it’s not about revenge. If it was, then Mikono was being a bitch so Zessica is being a bitch back which is not what you want to say right? In addition, even if Zessica was teasing Amata and Amata was flying all the time, not once was Mikono mad at Zessica so it is a bit different than the usual where the girl would get upset and attack the other girl which results in a catfight of some sort.

        “get off your mikono high horse cause she dresses like a nun.”
        Read that part again outloud. Does that sound funny? It should. How the hell does a normal shirt and zettai ryouiki = nun. Hell no. It should be:
        Zettai Ryouiki = Hotness
        Midriff = Hotness

        You want a nun? There’s Suomi! And the extra goody is that she enjoys being stared at when her clothes comes apart. Donar: Huh?

    • February 23, 2012 at 1:11 pmMoriae

      Zessica doesn’t have a promiscuous personality. She was “Meh” after the boy gattai, never got a single spark of attraction in her own ring back in that electroshock episode and only teased Amata to troll Mikono. Not until this episode she was interested in anyone. A lot of guy seemed to be after her in the mixed classroom but she never blushed or looked interested them.

  • February 22, 2012 at 4:40 amKamiyaCheap

    Hilarious! That was like the best episode of the entire series!!! Still the final move is a Rock Paper Scissor Attack!!! HAHAHAH XD

    So want the next episode right away!!! Mix Mix Mix!!! I’m interested to see her reaction when combine!!! X)

    Note: Finally able to see Mikono Skin!!! YAHOOO!!!

  • February 22, 2012 at 5:07 amKagura

    im all for amata x mikono even though Zessica is way sexier. i smell andy x mix next week!

  • February 22, 2012 at 5:09 amMatthew

    This show missed a golden opportunity. Amata bought Andy’s picture. That could have really led to a lot of misunderstandings. And a lot of comedy. It’s a shame that the storyline was basically swept under the rug.

    • February 22, 2012 at 3:33 pmMomogoldfish

      Especially when Andy then came out proclaiming Amata to be his “hole digging bro” (apparently it sounds worse in Japanese) but I’m guessing the aftermath is getting delayed til Sazanka’s focus episode.

      Best wtflol moment: Shrade getting swept up in the mood and strips too. Namikawa Daisuke is voicing all them strippers this season. :D

  • February 22, 2012 at 5:10 amvanessa.

    I like Zessica, but all she’s been so far is the scantily clad fanservice chick who only serves an object for the male viewers to drool over (no offense guys). And since I’m not a male… I’m much more excited for the episodes where I can see the interaction with Kagura and Mikono… humm Amata too. For now, my favorite characters are: Kagura, Amata, Mikono, Andy, Mix, Zessica … in this order.

    • February 22, 2012 at 7:20 amlilu

      People like Zessica’s personality more + she is a quite good pilot.

    • February 22, 2012 at 7:33 amfragb85

      Please don’t give us guys that crap. Zessica serves as an ace pilot, a “buddy” foil for Mikono and one of the few people who is willing to befriend anyone. At this point she has more personality than Mikono.

      • February 22, 2012 at 9:33 amSilver

        I agree that Zessica is a foil to Mikono which is why those two seems to be the “main” heroines with Amata. However, I would not say she have more personality than Mikono at this point because she’s still the same person who loves to tease and a tomboy. Mikono is a person that’s tend to be negative although she gets character development and is now more courageous and willing to pilot even though her element power is unknown at this point. We all like Zessica and all but to disregard Mikono’s own personality and development is not the right way to do it.

        @ Chaos Raiden
        Woah woah. Amata will be the biggest dumbass if he does not pick the hotter girl? That can be quite subjective actually. Mikono’s nice figure + Zettai Ryouiki. Either way to call Amata a dumbass if he does not pick Zessica is too much. Hell if you talk about hotness, there’s also Mix but we all know Mix x Andy right?

      • February 22, 2012 at 3:54 pmvanessa.

        You know.. i said “I Like Zessica”, but i don’t think she is “all of that”. She is really a good pilot, but nothing different from others. About Mikono, in her entirely life she was overprotected by his brother, isolated in his family for having no element power… her personality could not be someone other than this. I don’t think for show your personality you need smile or do fanservice scenes all the time… but anyway… each person has their opinion ;)

      • February 22, 2012 at 6:12 pmfragb85

        My point is that saying Zessica presence in the show as nothing but fanservice is BS. She has already displayed her roles in the story and spent the last three episodes showing more facets of herself.

        I never disregarded Miokno development. The problem is that she has spent the last episodes doing the same repetitive jealousy. Its getting old really fast.

    • February 23, 2012 at 1:31 amMoriae

      Zessica has gotten more personality than Mikono so far, who presents herself as pretty generic character.

      • February 23, 2012 at 5:53 amChaos2Frozen

        Erm, having an out-going personality doesn’t mean you have ‘more personality’, it just means you have a different personality.

        Funny you should bring up the word ‘generic’, because up to this point Zessica’s character has done exactly what it says on the box, and with the exception of the ghost story incident last week, we haven’t really seen a different side of her at all.

      • February 23, 2012 at 5:57 amChaos2Frozen

        Corrections; my bad, this episode we’ve seen a new side of her as well- one where she’s slowly falling in love.

      • February 23, 2012 at 1:06 pmMoriae

        @Chaos2Frozen

        Mikono’s character is a pretty generic shoujo heroine torn between nice good guy and wild bad guy. Down to the ‘I’m useless and not special at all’ yet everyone wants her and cute pet. Zessica’s not super original, but she’s a lot *less* generic than Mikono so far. She’s the Tease, but also a Bro character; she’s shameless but also shy and cares about her ‘cool’ image. She is flawed in trolling Mikono back after she was a bitch at her. She’s also being consistently an action girl, but shows signs of insecurity (episode 7).

        We haven’t even gotten her background and backstory yet (unlike Mikono) and she’s being slowly and nicely developed. Heck, her romantic feelings weren’t so out of blue. Mikono likes Amata and maybe Kagura after they exchange one word with her. Zessica takes a few episodes to get to meet Amata, fighting alongside him and seeing him *naked* to be smitten.

      • February 23, 2012 at 1:38 pmChaos2Frozen

        @Moriae

        I don’t think you understand what ‘generic’ means, it’s not just because you like a certain set of characteristics then that makes a character less ‘generic’. Let me summarize for you, Zessica is the ‘genki’ girl character that we’ve all seen before, Mikono is the ‘Yamatonadeshiko’ character that we’ve all seen before.

  • February 22, 2012 at 5:42 amEspada

    Reincarnation Theory Time!
    with the new details and events given to us in Episode 8
    and with Zessica joined in the triangle…

    Appolonius –> Amata (Base on Hair and Eye color of Appolonius)
    Apollonius –> Appolo –> Kagura (Base on Hair & Eye Color of Appolo, he can’t smell amata, and his attachment to Mikono)

    Celian –> Zessica (Base on the Ending song where she had the same armor of Celian)
    Celian –> Silvie –> Mikono (She’s familiar with Kagura (Episode 7), her smell attracts Kagura and Being affected in the Movie (Skies of Aquaria (Episode 1))

    Both Hair Color and Eye Color of the girls is altered
    (With Zessica; Hair Color (Green) Eye Color (Violet))
    (With Mikonos; Hair Color (Violet) Eye Color (Green))

    We can also deduce that:
    Sirius –> Zessica

    Until Next Episode~

    • February 22, 2012 at 6:16 amUngas123

      but shrade is almost looks a lot like sirius

      but wont it be twisted when this happens?
      Celliane -> Sylvia -> Zessica
      Celliane -> Sirius -> Mikono

      reason 1:
      song ending; zessica’s reflection looks like celliane
      reason 2:
      negativity; celianne’s negative side was reincarnated to sirius. look how much negative mikono is.

      based on above kagura/amata x mikono = apollo x sirius from previous gen

      i think im having a massive migraine!

      • February 23, 2012 at 1:07 amWhatsht

        That reflection looks like Sylvia to me, Celiane always had swept back hair.

    • February 22, 2012 at 8:42 pmkurochan

      Hmm what’s the difference between Appolonius and Apollonius? Never watch the prequel btw.

      • February 23, 2012 at 1:08 amWhatsht

        Probably a typo, Its Apollonius.

  • February 22, 2012 at 5:43 amCroos

    You know how I feel in this episode, Divine. I have nothing more to say. :)

    I’m really looking forward to the next episode.

  • February 22, 2012 at 5:45 amjepong

    Mix cannon is the best

  • February 22, 2012 at 6:47 ammema

    for some reason i keep getting the feeling that amata has a girl’s soul from previous life. namely silvia’s. why is he so attached to mikono is the same as silvia’s attachement to sirius. it might be completely absurd but fudo gen did say 2 souls can be 3 and other crap from the previous series.
    amata – mind
    mikono – body
    zessica – soul

    of celiane.

  • February 22, 2012 at 6:48 amRuuu

    There were so many great things this episode!

    From pictures, to old secret ED book, to finding out why the other people go to Vega, to awesome battle, to Mykage inducing Kagura to be jealous like Souma was, to Zessica stepping closer to be the reincarnation of Celiane (that pitch black armor in the middle of the battle is much more than a hint), to everyone ripping off their clothes to GO TIGHT.

    But last and not least

    ANDY IS GOING TO GATTAI WITH MINX NEXT EPISODE

    go for it Andy, my friend you deserve it.

    • February 22, 2012 at 9:08 amc2710

      yeay! MIX

  • February 22, 2012 at 7:10 amjrj

    Fujoshi is the winner of this episode :) I would pay 1,000 of whatever that currency for that photo :) so maybe her ability is to create images that she saw? how else could she get all those pictures?
    this series has taught us one thing… Gattai without the insert song and being naked is not good Gattai… (good that they brought back the old OP2 from the original as well)
    and of course, Andy will get his fair share next week… Mix, here we go (though apparently Amata is also involved… hopefully he won’t steal his hole brother’s target)

  • February 22, 2012 at 7:16 amBored Person

    It feels like touhou for a bit when they started to dodge the bullets danmaku style.

    • February 22, 2012 at 7:38 amGermanguy

      Touhou? Sorry, dont Know. The only i know is Matrix Style

  • February 22, 2012 at 7:38 amGermanguy

    Is Aquarion not running that good, as expected?

    Because, i wonder why the Doubled the Fan Service that much…

    • February 22, 2012 at 7:59 amRuuu

      I think I was less that, and more trying to subtle put Zessica in Celiane’s armor.
      http://randomc.net/image/Aquarion%20EVOL/Aquarion%20EVOL%20-%2008%20-%20Large%2026.jpg

      • February 22, 2012 at 8:27 amGermanguy

        i am sorry, i dont know the previous Animes. So i cant do anything with this name

      • February 22, 2012 at 9:26 amRuuu

        Well Celiane was the human woman Apollonious fell in love with.
        That is the legend of what happened 12000 years ago in Aquarion (the first series, it would be aprox 24000 years ago in this one)

        in that legend Angels ate humans so that their beautiful garden could bloom, and humans then banded together to fight against the Angels. Celiane was one of the humans fighting the Angels, and Apollonious was an Angel. They fell in love.

        there is more to that legend, but that’s the basics.

        and the Armor Zessica has in that picture is awfully similar to the armor Celiane wore.

      • February 23, 2012 at 1:11 amWhatsht

        Thats just the torn pilot suit….

  • February 22, 2012 at 8:15 amsilvia

    this has got to be one of those few places where people actually get and like zessica’s character more. kinda happy to post here.

  • February 22, 2012 at 8:35 amKaryuu

    Donar’s reaction to Suomi’s understanding of how it’s exciting to be watched (my “lol moment of the week”)

    ^I was like “WHAT!? That sister?”

  • February 22, 2012 at 8:55 amstuff

    Amato’s main “Gattai” phrase is Seishin gattai, which means sincerity. Just thought you might want to change your banner.

    • February 22, 2012 at 11:13 amjrj

      that phrase is from the original series, in case you didn’t know…
      and funny how they have around 2 Gattai phrases in the original, where as in this sequel, each episode have a different one :)

    • February 23, 2012 at 1:14 amWhatsht

      The original gattai phrase…
      The first one we heard would be
      “Nenshin, Gattai, Go! Aquarion!”
      Theres one for emergencies.
      And the most memorable would be
      “Sousei Gattai, Go! Aquarion!”
      (Apollonius seems to use this though.. He told Apollo to shout that)

  • February 22, 2012 at 9:41 amAiron

  • February 22, 2012 at 10:51 amnanoha

    ROFL Nanoha taking what Andy said seriously and putting white socks on her green frog

  • February 22, 2012 at 2:19 pmexia

    I found it a little disturbing how they plan to repopulate their entire race with one female that is able to survive the warp-gate back to their homeland.

    Poor Mikono…what a terrible future you will have if they succeed.

  • February 22, 2012 at 2:43 pmlol

    oh but mikono is a nun and the sweetest character on the show which is why she is obvious candidate for repopulating planets. lulz

  • February 22, 2012 at 3:20 pmstarss

    Haven’t watched this show, even though I did watch the original. So, how IS Zessica’s Bod– I mean… Aquarion EVOL?

  • February 22, 2012 at 3:43 pmrandom viewer

    This is just a random thought; it would be too funny/sad if Jin is really finished by a silly move like that.

  • February 22, 2012 at 3:47 pmPtolemaios00

  • February 22, 2012 at 5:10 pmybaby

    It’s very hard to decide which girl to root for atm, but it ain’t frogger for sure =X.
    Mikono gives more of the damsel in distress while Zessica is more of the outgoing girl next door.

    Kinda tough, I’d give the edge to Zessica

    #1 iirc she made Amata flew the most times
    #2 her face was in Amata’s man region last episode

    Mix is finally in the mix in the next episode. Come at me!

  • February 22, 2012 at 5:31 pmShadow74

    The debut of Mix and Andy in a Gattai mixed in the same episode brings me back to my mind the fact that in the first episode is unique in that we see the F-type Aquarion, would not return to see this one again? , it would be great to see another team, without Amata, train another Aquarion and fight in team, better than the first episode, with two forms of Aquarion.

    • February 23, 2012 at 1:16 amWhatsht

      The original Aquarion was stated to be capable of destroying the Earth, I can’t imagine 2 Aquarions going berserk.

  • February 22, 2012 at 5:37 pmChris

    Zessica x Amata…Yes!

  • February 22, 2012 at 6:52 pmcari

    ugh…i made a point not to watch anymore shows coming from the Troller Kawamori no matter how pretty it looks x__xxxxxx

  • February 22, 2012 at 8:33 pmkurochan

    Next time they should let the pilots wear bikini or something, that way they can use the pilots full potential.

  • February 22, 2012 at 8:53 pmPATA

    Haha this episode. I don’t know if they’re serious or not. It’s like watching macross frontier with aquarion. But they’re focusing too much to the shenanigans of the cast rather than the plot. Nothing really happened to this episode except that being nakkid makes your senses higher. THAT’S IT. I’m not surprised if masturbating helps achieve Aquarion’s true powers… sheesh

    • February 22, 2012 at 9:01 pmChaos2Frozen

      There’s the exposition on Altair’s side of the story, we now know their situation and understand their motives- That’s plot development right there.

  • February 23, 2012 at 1:54 amAnanas

    Now Jin, I hope you brough some Continues with you and did press start before the timer ran out, episode 8 is too soon for you to get blow up, wait till the midserie climax at least to do so. Sazanka is selective about her yaoi parirings it seems, she only go for the best. Yunoha may turn out to be a more important character than just the floating frog gag as she has secured her position in both OP and ED. And at last, Zessica don’t you dare listen to Mix, you’re too good for clothes and I’m sure there wasn’t a guy in the command room who would say otherwise. I have no idea what went through your head at the end of the battle with Jin or why it happened but getting flustered made you super cute, more! Oh and Zen, because you’re the only one around that understand what the heck is going on doesn’t require you to put a stupid show each time, even if they’re all idiots.

  • February 23, 2012 at 6:52 pmHutch Hutchenson

    This has been nagging me for awhile and is really the only thing keeping me from watching it: Can I just skip straight to this or will I be lost without the earlier series?

    • February 27, 2012 at 9:33 pmyugandasekai

      Although I haven’t seen the earlier series, I have been enjoying EVOL, mainly for its humour. Especially this episode! =D

  • February 24, 2012 at 2:17 amdrzero7

    That’s not her Element, right? And personally, I dno’t think Zessica wears panties. If she did, you would see it with her pants showing too much skin on one side.

  • February 24, 2012 at 2:15 pmghostfr1

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  • February 24, 2012 at 8:13 pmsealouse

    I gotta admit that I prefer the original Aquarion’s plot to this one. For one thing most of the people the angels abducted didn’t die and wouldn’t it make more sense to invade the earth if they can’t bring anyone back? I’m just saying that these villains are pretty lame.

  • February 25, 2012 at 8:58 amiron2000

    I’ve always been leaning to treating EVOL as its own.
    Don’t want to be borged down with guessing and reconfirming reincarnations every week :P

    The unguarded vs the heavily armored.
    Nice contrast.

    So I suppose Jin is the youngest in the whole of Altair population?
    Or does Altair have cloning tech?

    With the motive of Altair cleared, I wonder what is the relationship between Izumo and Mykage?
    Or Mykage and Altair?
    Maybe some more history lesson will be planned further on :P

    Fudo seem to know much about Altair mechs.
    Will it be explained?

    The motive of Mykage is still unknown.
    Will he do something to Altair? Make them slaves for whatever he has planned?
    Will he take action in the second half of the show?
    More organic mechs then?
    For now he seems to be ‘training’ Kagura.

    I suppose Mykage knows a lot too and can be like Fudo there naming the enemy mechs.
    But he chose to just watch.

    • February 27, 2012 at 4:02 pmMoriae

      If there was cloning tech, there wouldn’t be facing extinction.

  • February 27, 2012 at 12:04 amFuuka

    Agree that Aquarion somehow works with Kawamori at the helm. Any other and it would be a fanservice freak show. It takes itself seriously enough, but it doesn’t forget our heroes and heroines ARE 14-17 years old. EVOL definitely seems to be setting itself up as it’s own serie/original plot. I’m glad. I didn’t want a rehash of Genesis of Aquarion. Plus this DOES take place 12,000 years later. Time had to have changed some things.

  • April 3, 2012 at 8:56 amCybersteel

    As people get naked, their senses get sharper. Rip off your clothes and let down your guard.