Aquarion EVOL – 04: To Infinity

I prefer Frank's Red hot Sauce I put that shit on everything...

So while the NFL Season marches on without me and I am reduced to pulling for Tom Brady and the Patriots due to my hatred for New York City teams (Go Bills!) Kawamori is going to be Kawamori in Aquarion EVOL. While a bit whinier in terms of cast at least it seems that we are in the thick of the fun part. I am no usually a fan of High School hijinks but they do a great job in EVOL where things are more over the top and Amata and Mikono’s self-doubt is kept to a minimum and show enough signs of proper progress on their road to redemption. We also get a bit of information on Donar who is the only known survivor of the last Aquarion incident and if given how he’s more machine now than man it very possible that his two partners did not survive that tragedy.

I am not sure how they are playing the triangle but it seems that Zessica is going to knowingly walk into her doom as it is clear that she is going to enter the Amata sweepstakes despite acknowledging that Mikono was the person Amata was apologizing to. We also get a few new introductions including Shrade who seems to be the top dog for the boys and has the ability to troll Cayenne just like Cayenne trolls Amata. I am glad that Amata is growing into his role more smoothly than I had anticipated as being separated from Mikono didn’t make him a baby and he’s not weeping over how badly Cayenne treats him. Andy is still Andy and at least he is still sticking by Amata despite his chagrin over the Dogeza ORZ.

I am unsure of when Shrade will make his first sortie but apparently he is the supposed to be the best of the boys, but sadly he’s a glass cannon and not worth risking against cannon fodder. Action wise this was one of the heavier episodes even if Gepard was largely shooting up un-manned units. Hopefully the enemy mooks will at put up a decent fight on their own and that their effectiveness wasn’t entirely based upon Jin inputting commands. Fudo Zen makes his debut along with another familiar face to force Mikono into to the fight. I just hope that this will be a confidence builder for Mikono since I’d rather not hear her plead that she is useless. As for the Abductors I am glad to see that they are making an effort to make their combat drones into more than cannon fodder, I was most pleased with the prospect of multiple variants of their standard drone platform. It gives the whole show a more Real Robot feel when I see different combat drones that are based on universal platform that suggests MASS PRODUCTION and interchangeable parts for ease of maintenance and logistics. I just hope we start getting combined arms too.

In the end it was both AWESOME and LOL. Any time you get a flying fist it is a great thing, and while I would prefer wireless guidance and a rocket motor Infinity Punch is still something to behold and all the more amusing that it smashed down Berlin after busting up Jin. Even better it complete one orbit of the Earth and then some. Still with Aquarion tearing the wall down I expect that the high school hijinks will increase exponentially as the boys and girls have their expectations smashed and awkwardness to ensue. Also it looks like Zessica is going to make her move while Mix starts fuming, so it will begin what I fear will be a lost battle for Zessica. This time though I think that they will avoid the Ranka scenario since Zessica and Mikono don’t seem to be on friendly terms and Zessica is blatantly going after Amata despite being fully aware that those two have history. I just want to see how much luck Andy is going to have. I also hope those boys and girls trading cards make an appearance at some point even though their value is about to plummet.

OMG Donar lived out Andy's dream...

I am sure this was supposed to be foreboding but I confess I think it would be kind of cool to have a mechanical fist.

LOL Zessica is calling out Mikono...

Zessica is demanding an immediate and unconditional surrender.

Should have hidden the entrance better... or build a labyrinth next time to supplement tunnel longevity...

I just hope Andy doesn't get crushed when it won't be Zessica.

Apparently Mikono is going to die from Kagura's bad breath...

I like that they did this but I miss my Macross Quarter and Guantanamo launch sequences...

I love it every time they use German, but I wonder are they referring to a simple Cheetah, the naval corvette, or the SPAAG with Gepard?

If nothing else we will get plenty of head shots.

Oh shoot they upgraded their unmanned drones...

I wonder what other variations they have in store based on that platform. Please let there be combined arms and MASS PRODUCTION.

Very astute Zessica either the Abductors just made one hell of a leap in their drone AI or there is a mother ship out there.

I hope that when Shrade makes his combat debut it will be almost Norris Packard level.

Clearly Cayenne has failed...

YES SEND IN THE RED SHOULDERS!

I hope he has a cutlass stashed away to complete the pirate effect.

It's so easy to see why Zessica is the better woman...

I swear the more I see of her "cute" pet the more I want to believe that it will be the instrument of her DOOM.

Nothing like a good old fist fight to get the action rolling.

I was kind of hoping for the KING OF HEARTS but I understand you wanted AN ACE.

I am very pleased, but my inner greed is pulling for Aquarion to gattai/change into a MASSIVE GOLDEN FIST.

COWER! BE AFRAID JIN! GO DOWN KNOWING THAT YOU GOT SUCKER PUNCHED BY MIKONO!

I wonder if it is possible to turn that cable into an orbital defense ring.

Don't forget to make a wish.

Have we met before you look awfully familiar...

And thus for one special night there was a new star that streaked through the heavens and smote an ignoble foe.

Mix just had her walled off yuri paradise ruined...

I don't think this is how Gorbachev would have done it...

I suspect that the Guize Stones will be miniaturized.

OH MY...

On the one hand I appreciate this kind of open shipping war, and it will be fun watching Zessica and Mikono go at it. On the other hand I fear for Zessica's maiden heart.

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14 Comments

  1. ReddyRedWolf
    Posted January 24, 2012 at 8:55 am | Permalink

    Given Crea’s comment of Fudo breaking another seal she is definitely Rena 12,000 years later.

    Though I don’t think they are reincarnations. As Gen Fudo now going by the name Zen Fudo (How very imaginative) implied to be a immortal human who was the third pilot of Aquarion.
    Rena who is the reincarnation of Apollonius and Celiane’s pet dog was a Element with vampire characteristics that lived already for several centuries.

    Gen may become slimmer and wearing an eye patch and Rena became a loli rather than just goth-loli is definitely them.

    I can only guess those two pulled a Doctor with their new forms.

    LOL @ Andy DOUBLE HOLE

    If the theory Andy is Pierre reincarnated holds maybe Mix is Cloe reincarnated.

    Cloe didn’t approve of Pierre’s womanizing ways but she did like him finally confessing at the end.

    Only in this life she doesn’t approve mixers.

    Talk about taking your baggage to the next life.

    From a Kawamori interview.
    Q: Is the OVA of the previous series a sequel of the previous TV series?
    A: It’s a parallel universe. However, the event 12,000 years ago is common because it happened before time and space diverged.

    If we ignore Kawamori’s usual NO CANON treatment I guess Altair the Abductors home and Vega Earth 12,000 later are parallel universes of the OVA and TV series.

    At the end of the OVA Apollo, Silvia and Reika’s Multi Mugen Punch had a side effect on a parallel universe.In the OVA their battle with Touma froze the Earth. The dimensional side effect on the TV series just before the beginning it was snowing while somehow the name Apollo slipped to Silvia’s mind while she and Pierre were scouting for Apollonius based on vision of Reika. There is also an implication that OVA Apollo, Silvia and Reika created that parallel universe. Reika was willing to be cursed with misfortune as a price for her sins and previous incarnation Scorpius sins. Hence TV Reika being more depressed and unlucky than To Aru Touma.

    I’m going with Mikono and Cayene both inheriting Reika’s soul as one is depressed and the other has her power. Mikono would a strange case of having both Silvia and Reika.

    Just some observation from the Aquartion OVA. It is stated Shadow Angels don’t contact their feet on the ground. They float instead. What does Amata do? Levitate. Also for a brief time OVA Touma’s lips become more feminine gathering Aquarion’s prana. Mykage the Shadow angel frozen has more feminine features.

    • Crusader
      Posted January 24, 2012 at 9:31 am | Permalink

      Maybe Andy and Mix will end up together, still I really want to hold out hope that Mix is going to jump Zessica.

      Kawamori is being Kawamori, we all know he is going to do whatever he wants and there is nothing we can do about it but hold on for the ride. At least so far it has been a fun ride.

      Your theories open up some good possibilities to work out the reincarnation mess that we are going to be sifting through for the rest of the run. Certainly it isn’t cut and dry, more like everyone got tossed into a blender. Certainly Reika runs strong in the Suzushiro siblings, though it remains to be seen if the ill-luck is going to come down hard.

  2. Magnus
    Posted January 24, 2012 at 1:51 pm | Permalink

    –>I swear the more I see of her “cute” pet the more I want to believe that it will be the instrument of her DOOM.<–

    Why, it looks awfully like Kyubey. ^^

    And I don't really think that Zessica will be all "I jump iiiiin it!", but that she rather is shipping Mikono/Amata and is trying to force Mikono to make a move with her ( Zessicas ) antics with Amata. Not that this couldn't backfire with Mikonos self-image problems and rather put her even more into "Oh, no, I am useless!" mode. Given that this is a two cour show, any romantic stuff can't be without complications so soon, so there will be problems, anyway.

    • Crusader
      Posted January 24, 2012 at 5:32 pm | Permalink

      If that cat is Kyubey they are all in trouble.

      I don’t know what Zessica’s deal is all I know is that I have a bad feeling about her being on the wrong end of things…

  3. w.t
    Posted January 24, 2012 at 4:38 pm | Permalink

    “LOVE spelled backwards”<– got this from a fansub

    • Crusader
      Posted January 24, 2012 at 5:36 pm | Permalink

      Yeah gg fansubs pointed that out when they released the episode.

  4. Maverick05
    Posted January 24, 2012 at 7:40 pm | Permalink

    This might be a very long shot, but have you check out Coronel Donar`s partners during the Aquarion`s accident. Blue/Purple hair and petite figure, and the other a light green hair with a nice bosom. I am feeling a red heading here. XD

    BTW I demand more of the Aquaria F-type or female type Aquarion!!!!

    • Crusader
      Posted January 24, 2012 at 8:20 pm | Permalink

      I am going to need a better close up, but hey if the boys found out they would endlessly badger him about what it was like to have Union with two girls…

      I hope we see more F-Type but I am sure they will deliver soon.

  5. Whatsht
    Posted January 25, 2012 at 5:42 am | Permalink

    I want Mikono to scream “Sousei Gattai, Go! Aquarion!”

    • ReddyRedWolf
      Posted January 25, 2012 at 9:42 am | Permalink

      Well it is Apollonius that calls Sousei Gattai. In Aquarion others being the head gives their own naming for the gattai.

      • Whatsht
        Posted January 25, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Permalink

        Anyone can use “Sousei Gattai”, all 3 screaming that would probably make Aquarion stronger. I miss the good old “Nenshin, Gattai, Go! AQUARION!”

    • Crusader
      Posted January 25, 2012 at 10:16 am | Permalink

      Well in anycase whatever she calls it I want to see what Mikono would do if she were the head.

  6. Tenryu
    Posted January 26, 2012 at 1:08 am | Permalink

    we finally see ‘Hong Kong’ in this episdoe… i suppose the area in the first two episodes were like tourist attraction places.

    • Crusader
      Posted January 26, 2012 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

      It’s been a while since I was in Hong Kong, but certainly the residential towers are very HK

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