Aquarion EVOL – 07: The Legend of Yunoha

This isn't going to be one of the greatest speeches in anime, but I like the effort and passion of Andy's "Love Will Save Your Heart" speech.

Sadly it seems that Zessica will get her own episode next week, but thankfully Andy seems to have become the defacto class president. While I lament that Andy is not focusing his efforts at least he is trying to spread love around to all his peers with this emergency seat changing measure. His speech may soon be forgotten but his passion will not because he is one the few guys with the audacity to further the cause of love. Where other boys would brood and stare from afar Andy will do all he can to bring about a rising tide that will float all boats. The cause of Love and Shipping has never been so well served and we have Andy to thank. Andy might seem a bit dim but where his brain maybe small his heart is large for he correctly guessed the plight of Yunoha who was not a doll that no one noticed but a horribly shy young girl who was in desperate need of a friend.

Even if you disregard Andy’s moments of brilliance and call it all dumb luck such is hi dumb luck that surely he must be a descendant of a House Colasour, for there are none more dedicated to the cause of TRUE LOVE and BEST END. In this regard many happy couples will have to thank Andy for helping them come out of their shells and socialize. Sazanka must do her due diligence and thank Andy for giving her the ideal vantage point to practice her Fujoshi Arts. While Yunoha might not get Amata at least now her existence is known and she can now have friends, while Andy was certainly confused he did take proper action and draw attention to the oft ignored Yunoha. I just hope that now after creating a rising tide that Andy will do all he can to romance Mix and show her that he does notice her and wants to get to know her better.

While Andy has affected a coup of sorts Mix is still largely in charge of policing the class and hopefully in time she will not be so belligerent to love. Mix might not be on the side of love right now but she is the perfect foil to Andy who seems prone to bouts of strong emotions. Certainly of the girls Mix seems to be the only one with sufficient deductive powers to rein in Andy. Andy should be kicking himself a bit for everyone but him and Mix are happy, and while there is something to be said for selflessness there is also something to be said for helping yourself as well. Mix might be hostile to sitting so close to Andy but again it falls upon Andy to make Mix enjoy his company, and I have the utmost confidence that he will.

While we didn’t see much of the Abductor homeworld we did get an interesting possibility as to why they have been taking women from Earth. I have long suspected that this was due to gender imbalance but it seems I was off and that they have a birth rate of zero. Jin is the last person that was born so I can understand why they have not launched a full invasion and why they want to take people alive. If this were simply a case of Alteans having children with Earth women the problem would have been solved, but it’s likely deeper than that since they seem to need a female element user for their grand plan for salvation. Alicia in stasis would imply this as well as Jin and Izumo going through great pains to gather intelligence and a sample population to find Eve. Clearly they do not trust Mikage and they do not fully trust Kagura. Kagura in turn thinks that this is all about getting a smelly wench and seems to think that Jin is a potential threat to his ship. I would not be surprised though if the current state of Altea is because they had struck a terrible bargain with Mikage and are paying for it now. Even if they are on the precipice of extinction Izumo isn’t that eager to enter into another deal.

Radius “The Laser Show” Gniss vs. Zessica and later Amata+Yunoha was a pretty good fight. Certainly Jin is a sneaky git who prefers to snipe at his foes and Zessica did herself no favors by getting over confident. It was Zessica’s poorest outing yet and I really hope that she can improve to the point that she can create her own special Aquarion variant. Quite frankly she deserved to be pulled for her lack of performance and losing it. Still I am glad that Yunoha came to the rescue and enabled Amata to punch Jin’s face in. Subliminal Punch is an apt description but I’d rather they pay royalties and use Tiger Uppercut or Shoryuken. Nevertheless I enjoyed every minute of Jin getting pummeled even if in the end he was using a remote method of control. At least now we can see how some Abductor technology works, and it seems now that they are still conducting field tests and are making technological strides to try and match Neo-Deeva.

Shrade seems likely to return though I wonder if he can beat the crap out of Jin. Kagura was a hot head who was confused by the scent of his smelly wench, while Jin seems to be more methodical. Mikono while less apt to cry about her own uselessness did go hypocritical as she is starting to dream of Kagura and his pick up line while RAEGING when Zessica is flirting with Amata. Things could go either way and I would not be surprised if in the end Mikono makes a fatal mistake and chooses Kagura. Quite how one line can change everything seems to make Mikono rather fickle, and her jealous reactions are simply further proof that she is more than capable of being petty and short sighted. Thankfully though it seems that Zessica will get her chance to shine, and certainly she seems to have a way with words given the rather colorful semi-poem she made in the PV.

To be fair though Zessica, Andy's showing more GUTS than you right now when it comes to love...

I am surprised this emergency measure passed, I am even more surprised that Andy isn't class president.

Remember Mix no woman is an island not even you...

I wonder how long Mix can fight that feeling...

I call this DESTINY.

Andy maybe spreading out the happiness but rest assured Mix, he'll be more focused later.

THE WORDS OF ZESSICA GLOW WITH AN AWESOME DICTION.

At least she is seeing this as a good thing, though Sazanka might well be passed over when it comes pair the spares time.

Fear not Mix, Andy will protect you.

Come to think of it I wonder why Andy was the only one to really notice Yunoha.

Maybe Andy was able to sense Yunoha's otome heart.

Clearly Andy is an agent of love who can sense women who have trouble expressing themselves.

So Yunoha was peeping?

It looks like the Abductors have a birth rate of zero...

A true gentleman would not dare mention this...

Yeah, she's not scared.

I agree...

You're being too specific...

MAY THIS LINE LIVE FOREVER.

Thus does Mikono edge closer towards Minmay's gravest mistake...

HAHAHAHA TAKE THAT MIKONO. Well I thought it was funny.

Thus does the pot call the kettle black...

Dang Mikono is going to be adding Jin to her list soon...

Hehe, Andy's acting wiser than his years... sort of.

Come to think of it Andy and Mix could make a nice good cop bad cop combo.

Making a poor effort of keeping a secret.

Mix knows you are hiding something...

FILTHY AS CHARGED.

Jealousy much Mikono?

Mix knew it was bad but not that bad...

Radius "The Laser Show" Gniss doesn't look too shabby.

I like urban combat but I suppose they shouldn't try to make this a Stalingrad.

Today Zessica was as green as her hair...

I can't believe that this was all a weapons test...

Jin's mighty marbles of DOOM.

I hope that one day Zessica will be an army of one.

Even the dead have risen to fight the Abductors...

LOL...

But you're so adorable...

TIGER UPPERCUT!

I am glad those boxes were for more than just show.

SHORYUKEN!

So that's how it works...

So basically this whole thing is about checking out female elements... Not sure how Zessica should feel about being ignored.

Amata's new best friend...

So basically Amata was the last to know this...

So he likes the lolis too.

Pretty much...

Hey they even edited the ED even if it did not need any improvement.

Everyone but especially Mix...

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21 Comments

  1. ReddyRedWolf
    Posted February 14, 2012 at 4:51 am | Permalink

    “So basically this whole thing is about checking out female elements… Not sure how Zessica should feel about being ignored.”

    Seems like it. Not that means Altair doesn’t have women. There was a billboard with idols on it.

    Just that it Altair’s people have a problem producing kids.

    Jin’s status reminds me of Futaba of the Shadow Angels in the original series. Futaba was the last Shadow Angel born. A child that was killed by the New UN to advance their pilots and Assault Aquarions.

    The Shadow Angels needed the Tree of Life to restart their race as such they abducted Humans for prana. They also needed Apollonius and his Aquarion (Wings of the Sun) to start the process.

    The Eve they are looking for for would be the equivalent of Apollonius and Wings of the Sun which they need to restart their race or give life to their planet.

    • Crusader
      Posted February 14, 2012 at 8:09 pm | Permalink

      So fundamentally Kagura is under the impression that Mikono is Eve and that she will save the Abductors from a slow extinction… I guess Zessica’s chances can only increase if this is the case. As for Jin’s fate well it probably will not be like Futaba, but he’s not protected species either.

  2. Posted February 14, 2012 at 10:21 am | Permalink

    Yo Crusader, aren’t you leaving Mix high and dry with her dreams of a yuri garden a little early?

    And I’m starting to think that Andy will never be lucky enough to get an Aquarion of his own, not least because, if anything, Kawamori might well have to pay royalties to Gainax if he wants Andy in the hot seat.

    P.S. BTW, how much of a tank buff are you? And how much time do you have for gaming these days?

    • Crusader
      Posted February 14, 2012 at 8:13 pm | Permalink

      MIX IS BI, and besides unless there is an otome out there who is willing to love Mix, it’s not looking good for a walled of yuri garden, the wall fell and this is the hand she has been dealt. Might as well make the best of it.

      Wait why would Kawamori have to give up a single cent to Gainax for anything? The new age hippie will do as he pleases, and I will gladly throw money his way.

      Still a Tank buff only gaming time has declined significantly now that I have a job… alas for the finite resource that is time.

      • Posted February 14, 2012 at 8:19 pm | Permalink

        About my comment about paying royalties to Gainax, well, think about it. Andy has the Element Power to… dig holes. Sounds familiar, ain’t it? ;)

        Heh, we all are saddled with less time these days, what with having jobs as it is. But in any case, that’s cool. I’ve been playing something for a while that I thought you might like, and it shouldn’t take up too much of your time.

        http://worldoftanks.com/

  3. Posted February 14, 2012 at 11:52 am | Permalink

    You know it’s kinda disappointing that Zessica as the head just makes the ‘normal’ Aquarion Gepard, when everyone else is making these cool new forms of Aquarion. Oh well, as long as she still gets included in the gattais all is well.

    • Whatsht
      Posted February 14, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

      Aquarion only has 3 forms… although there are 6 possible combinations.
      These are the 3 forms, Gepard, Spada and Evol.

      • starqo
        Posted February 14, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Permalink

        I’m sorry, I don’t think I worded that right. Technically, the 3 forms are based on how you stack them:

        Gepard has X as the head, Y as the legs, and Z on the back.
        Spada has Y as the head, Z as the legs, and X…as a shield, it seems. A little unconvential.
        Evol has Z as the head, X as the legs, and Y on the back (I think).

        I’m pretty sure you can’t mix-and-match. It probably won’t work.

        P.S. This is my first time posting comments on this site, so does anybody know why my previous comment says it’s awaiting moderation (I’m guessing this one will say it too once it’s posted).

        • Posted February 14, 2012 at 3:25 pm | Permalink

          Spam filter catches things it shouldn’t sometimes. Happens a lot with first-time posts. I sorted it out for you and deleted the first one.

        • Whatsht
          Posted February 16, 2012 at 11:32 pm | Permalink

          I watched episode 6 again and Spada does have wings. And there being 6 possible combinations is… proven here
          Possible Combinations
          1.Head: Z This is Evol
          Wing: Y
          Legs: X

          2.Head: Z
          Wing: X
          Legs: Y

          3. Head: Y This is Spada
          Wing: X
          Legs: Z

          4. Head: X
          Wing: Y
          Legs: Z

          5. Head: X This is Gepard
          Wing: Z
          Legs: Y

          6. Head: X
          Wing: Z
          Legs: Y

          Therefore, 6 possible combinations. btw, theres something I have noticed since I watched Episode 1, remember the symbol that is on the chest of Solar Aquarion, above the green crystal? That same symbol was on Kagura’s mech’s cockpit hatch, could this imply something?

    • Crusader
      Posted February 14, 2012 at 8:15 pm | Permalink

      Time will tell besides when has making sense ever stopped Kawamori from making rocks fly…?

  4. Wraith
    Posted February 14, 2012 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

    So is Amata now considered a lolicon?

    • Crusader
      Posted February 14, 2012 at 8:15 pm | Permalink

      Yes and HOW.

  5. Magnus
    Posted February 14, 2012 at 2:26 pm | Permalink

    Amata levitates when he experiences extreme emotions, not only when he gets a wing-boner. He also levitated when he was scared seeing Yunohas levitating doll.

    I don’t know, I still can’t get behind Mix and her “You are all filthy!” mentality. Hopefully Andy can do something about that, soon. Go Andy!

    And Mikono really shouldn’t have come to wrong conclusions when she saw Zessica screaming like a banshee. Even if that position was, uh, compromising. ^^

    • ReddyRedWolf
      Posted February 14, 2012 at 4:46 pm | Permalink

      Given that instructor Suomi wears a nun habit the girls side to Mix is a convent/all girl academy.

      Big surprise to Suomi and Mix the Aquaria is really called the Aquarion and before the recent gender segregation 9 years before its been unions regardless of gender.

      Heck Neo-Deava Elements don’t even know about the reincarnation shenanigans. Deava Elements 12,000 years before were aware of that.

      • Crusader
        Posted February 14, 2012 at 8:29 pm | Permalink

        I’d cut them a break 12,000 years is a long time and certainly things have been forgotten.

      • Tenryu
        Posted February 19, 2012 at 7:39 pm | Permalink

        probably because this time round reincarnations are unimportant and there are no ‘prophecy’ for ‘this’ impending danger they face.

        • Crusader
          Posted February 20, 2012 at 12:52 am | Permalink

          From the looks of the latest episode you may well be right this isn’t so much the continuation of a struggle that took place 12,000 years ago.

    • Crusader
      Posted February 14, 2012 at 8:17 pm | Permalink

      Amata will fly for anyone, besides maybe he levitated during the Yunoha scare because Zessica was getting to frisky in her fright.

      I think Mix is going to warm up eventually, besides it’s not as if Patrick and Katie got BEST END at first punch… the journey is just as important as the end.

  6. Whatsht
    Posted February 14, 2012 at 2:55 pm | Permalink

    Amata’s ability seems to have its own mind, he told it to let him down. Zessica really reminds me of Sylvia, she appear strong, and has traits of a girl(being afraid of ghosts, etc)

    • Crusader
      Posted February 14, 2012 at 8:27 pm | Permalink

      Considering how Mikono is smelly perhaps she is Sylvia or at least part of her while Zessica is Celiane. We’ll have to wait to see who’s who but Zessica being AFRAID was mildly endearing, though I expect her to really hold her own next week.

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