Aquarion EVOL – 23: LULZ, Lies, and Cruel Fate

So we are getting more Aquarion? I am all for this thought I want more Macross and Escaflowne too.

Well I for one did not see any of the explanations coming. I thought Touma was happily rotting away, but it seems that Apollo was really a flying dog and Touma is back because he made a grand assumption. Part of me wanted to laugh, sadly Touma is now Mikage and that fucker made out like a boss yet again. I had dearly hoped that Zessica could avoid Mikage’s curse but sadly Zessica is now the unwilling avatar of the enemy of love. Such a fate is immeasurably cruel, a moment of treachery would have been preferable to being Mikage and getting kissed by him. I don’t blame Mikono for this, I don’t even blame Amata. This was truly a cruel fate and and a sad happenstance that Mikage needed an unrequited love to fulfill his terrible ambition. Izumo seems to have avoided being the mid-boss and gave Kagura a good beat down when Kagura tired to keep the smelly wench. Sadly now that Mikage has stolen Zessica’s body and kiss Mikage can now activate Solar Aquarion to be the FINAL BOSS and seal his legacy as the biggest douche bag of the season and possibly the year.

So yes, Apollo from the last series was not actually the reincarnation of the Apollo of legend, but was the winged dog Pollon. Pollon got his wish and totally pulled a fast one on Touma whose thirst for revenge created Mikage. Zessica despite the first ED is not a reincarnation of Silvia or even Celiane, and gets a royal screw job when it comes to destiny. I am not sure if I should applaud Kawamori for pulling one from left field or be totally aghast at his willingness to retcon a series that few people actually watched more than once. I accept this explanation as it does add it humorous twist to the old series and at least ensures that Touma/Mikage was gloriously fooled. Given that Altair and Vega were separated by the events of the last Aquarion I suspect that a reunification is in order as Kawamori is crazy enough to have two planets fall in love. Izumo is poised to redeem himself even if it costs him his life. I still feel bad for the guy if Altair hadn’t been screwed over by Mikage he might have been able to live happily with Alicia and lead Altair into a new golden age with the Ianthe. Instead he gets to be in charge and oversee the desperate fight for survival and the unhappy task of finding the True Eve.

Amata is going to have one helluva fight on his hands soon enough. I just hope that Amata isn’t going to start a three faction fight as if this were some lame series in the spirit of Gundam SEED. Right now more than ever Neo-Deeva and Altair need to work together and stop Mikage or neither planet will have a future. Kagura might have been redeemable but in the end I fear that he is too far gone as a puppet of Mikage and is too stupid to ever oppose his master. Mikono might fuck everything up as she seems fond of Kagura and will no doubt plead for him as Kagura and Mikage lay waste to what’s left of Altair. Hopefully Amata will screw up Mikage’s path to victory.

Shrade was lost to the warp and hope that Jin welcomes him to the gates of heaven. May his sacrifice not have been in vain and may Crea move on after his passing. Mix will be back in action and hopefully next week Andy will be the hero of love that we all know he can be despite the lack of sorties. It has been tough watching Andy deal with his love for Mix after hearing the truth. If the Gods were so kind as to grant the wishes of a love lorn flying dog then perhaps they too will take pity on Andy if things don’t work out in this life.

Zessica has gotten the most raw deal out of everyone. She seemingly cannot contend with destiny and is now forced to watch as Mikage uses her to pilot Solar Aquarion. With no happy ending in sight for her it seems that death in battle would have been preferable to being kissed by Mikage and do nothing but watch as Mikage destroys Altair and hurt her friends. Kawamori is a flaky erratic man who is either. Filling of insanely awful, but as cruel fates go he made one for Zessica that I will long remember. I hope for the best for Zessica but I doubt things will get much better for her.

Seeing Solar Aquarion as the final boss is going to be tough it will be most ironic and tragic that an old friend is now in the service of Mikage. I will not enjoy seeing Solar Aqurion lay waste to Altean grunts. I hope that Izumo can hold the line long enough for Neo-Deeva to arrive. Mix seems to be primed for a glorious display of skill, I just hope that Mix and Andy will do something amazing if they get to Union.

Next week should be really good there is the promise of a grand battle of mecha. Andy and Mix might finally reunite and maybe just maybe Mikage will be defeated and forever destroyed. Still poor Zessica really has it bad.

Such a weight tome.

So you see worse than colorless grainy footage?

Oh man...you didn't have pineapple today did ya?

Wait so that's what he really looked like.

He found her moe.

What, wut?

Really?

I remember that.

Okay let's see what made it into canon.

WHO?!

He's on your six.

I was waiting for another mass sortie.

I am glad he is still alive at least he has a shot at redemption.

Well that certainly explains somethings...

FUCK...

Yeah...and it's only going to get worse isn't it?

Touma was an idiot...

HEHE

It seems like it was just yesterday.

At least it looks prettier now.

Yes it does.

Kawamori makes astronomy fun.

I get the sense on how this will end.

Kawamori accepts other theories as well.

Like Andy longs for Mix.

You mean holes...

Sadly there weren't many concerts for her.

I am disappoint that you lost a foot race with Touma.

No he never lied you just couldn't tell the difference.

I hope this time you will stay dead.

That bastard...

At least the better half isn't sucking up to Mikage.

Well so much for Zessica...

Yeah...

...

It's so unfair...

Other than Kawamori? Who dares?

Apollo?

Of course...

Well...

Yeah and its due next week. Make it grand.

I guess the Altean Grunts are able to do some damage.

You talking about Pollon?

Making Music any way he can...

Good bye Shrade, say hi to Jin for Yunoha.

I am sure Sazanka was also touched.

I just hope that you guys plan to just use Mikage's blood.

Yeah this sucks...

DAMN IT...

OH SHI-

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

This is so fucked up... at least Zessica gave Amata her first.

Oh man...

This fate is most cruel...

Fucking shit...

You mean enemy of love foul creature!

Well Izumo its almost time to earn your redemption and save Alicia's son.

Listen to your likely dad you ungrateful son.

That's what you think...

Man...

Curse you Mikage for quoting Jesus Yamato...

Well it looks like this will be the end of a legend.

This hurts so much...

I want the Alteans to win so bad right now...

I did not see this coming. Kawamori you magnificent bastard you have a made cruel fate an art.

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32 Comments

  1. MrTerrorist
    Posted June 7, 2012 at 12:39 am | Permalink

    So much mindscrew. And damm that pretty man bastard!

    BTW, i’m still missing your Bodacious Space Pirates posts. The series has gotten more exciting since your last post.

    • Crusader
      Posted June 7, 2012 at 3:21 pm | Permalink

      I know, trying to get right at the moment, I’ll get to it.

  2. starqo
    Posted June 7, 2012 at 2:09 am | Permalink

    It’s great to see your Aquarion Evol posts back, though I’m a bit sad for the lack of posts for 21 and 22. Every time I finish watching the subs, I look forward to these.

    • Crusader
      Posted June 7, 2012 at 3:23 pm | Permalink

      Yeah I ran out of time and Aquarion EVOL was moving at full speed, I will make up for it in the final post.

  3. Posted June 7, 2012 at 4:19 am | Permalink

    It’s raining!

    • Crusader
      Posted June 7, 2012 at 3:26 pm | Permalink

      When it rains, it pours…

  4. MARVELOUS
    Posted June 7, 2012 at 4:31 am | Permalink

    oh snap onore mykage basco just pull a ryoko-fine body hijack on zess yea it’s was DOG?!

    ONORE this entire series it’s all that fault.

    • Crusader
      Posted June 7, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Permalink

      It was all his fault…and now Zessica will have to pay for it too. THE BASTARD.

      • KLAC_OF_PERSONALITY
        Posted June 7, 2012 at 8:29 pm | Permalink

        with 3eps left how will also wrap it all up.

        not like pull a retcon last second deus ex machina on it or like random bring in bag face for something.

        yet ONORE mykage-basco indeed all of this from turn all women to men, hijack zess, etc all for a golden aquarion good grief really yea feel where CAPTAIN MARVELOUS to kill this basco of evol.

        • Whatsht
          Posted June 8, 2012 at 5:13 am | Permalink

          Wait, if Mikage turns females into males, wouldn’t Mikage make a man out of a woman?

          • Crusader
            Posted June 9, 2012 at 3:14 pm | Permalink

            Yeah Mikage is the kind of bastard who would enjoy turning Zessica into a boy…

  5. Whatsht
    Posted June 7, 2012 at 7:19 am | Permalink

    Solar Aquarion’s wings look a bit weird.

    Since Fudo talks about a new legend, and Solar Aquarion is the Aquarion involved in the old legend, I bet Aquarion Evol would be used to defeat Solar Aquarion.

    If they are going to make more Aquarion, I’m all in for that, but just end Pollon’s story and let the reincarnations of Jin, Yunoha, Mix and Andy take the main role.

    • Crusader
      Posted June 7, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Permalink

      Perhaps it is because Solar Aquarion knows that Kagura is a traitor and that Mikage is foul enemy of love.

      I second the motion to bring JinxYunoha and AndyxMix back for the next Aquarion.

  6. hipster
    Posted June 7, 2012 at 7:32 am | Permalink

    Pollon is cute… ^_____^

    And WHYYYYY do i see Villagigolochan everytime I look at Izumo…

    Mecha kick-ass fight scenes like Rinne, coming up? :)

    • Crusader
      Posted June 7, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Permalink

      Maybe Isumo has a similar haircut…

      I am sure Kawamori is going to spend the rest of his budget next time on some gorgeous delicious DECULTCHA mecha battle.

  7. SQA
    Posted June 7, 2012 at 7:06 pm | Permalink

    I think this is a 26 episode series, so we should still have 3 episodes left? We have to know that Kawamori has a bit more mind-screwing left in that old brain of his.

    And I still feel really bad for Zessica. I guess “Rape-face Mikage” has a slightly new connotation. None good, at that. May she and Andy rip his feathers out 1 by 1.

    • Crusader
      Posted June 9, 2012 at 3:17 pm | Permalink

      I checked again yeah it is listed as being 26 episodes so hopefully there will be ample time for vengeance though this means Mikage will have more time to make life hard for everyone as well… I hope Andy smacks the feathers out of one of his wings and slaps Kagura so hard that the latter reunites with Amata.

  8. TheVoid
    Posted June 7, 2012 at 8:17 pm | Permalink

    To be fair to Touma a lot of other people especially the fans assumed Apollo was Apollonius and there were times when it seemed Apollonius himself possessed Apollo in the original series.

    And I actually sympathize with Mykage now since he’s the incarnation of Toma’s hatred. Sure he needs to suffer horribly for what he’s done but I can now understand why he acts the way he does when Toma had pass on in peace at the end of the original series.

    >may Crea move on after his passing
    That’s not Cayenne.

    >better half
    Also seriously? You’re saying Amata is the better half? Amata didn’t get his mind messed with as a child and been mentally and physically abused by Mykage into a tool that he could use. I bet Amata wouldn’t have lasted a day either because he is just that pathetic.

    • SQA
      Posted June 8, 2012 at 2:01 am | Permalink

      I think in Amata’s defense, he was the “scared” half that got left behind. Which actually makes a solid argument for why his personality is so bland. It doesn’t, however, explain Mikono, who really has been the biggest problem in the series.

    • Crusader
      Posted June 9, 2012 at 3:20 pm | Permalink

      Crea cared more about Shrade. Hey I never cut Ranka slack for killing people with her broken heart I am not going to make an exception to that feathery bastard. Mikage must die and pay dearly for this. He wasn’t lied to he just assumed too much.

      Yes Amata is the better half Kagura is a mere tool of that foppish tart of a bird person. I care not what he was all I care about is Kagura is getting in the way of AndyxMix for that he should be neutered after getting Mugen Punched in the face.

      • TheVoid
        Posted June 9, 2012 at 8:30 pm | Permalink

        They both cared equally about Shrade silly. Cayenne cried when he died and Crea said it herself that she understands exactly what he’s feeling.

        And Kagura is still the more sympathetic of the two. He has been physically, emotionally, and mentally abused by his adoptive father into becoming obsessed over a girl who he wanted as his woman and twisted it into reincarnation obsession while Amata has a oedipus complex and likes her cause she reminds him of his mother which is just as creepy and he has the same single minded obsession over her as Kagura does. He just hasn’t been brutally messed with as badly as Kagura.

        Besides the lyrics of the first ending song of Aquarion Evol is all about tragic first loves. They are all doomed. Especially Andy and Mix.

        • Whatsht
          Posted June 9, 2012 at 11:38 pm | Permalink

          Aquarion might just be a huge deconstruction of reincarnated lovers.

        • Crusader
          Posted June 10, 2012 at 10:22 am | Permalink

          I believe that people should own up to their own shit, blaming Kagura’s mistakes on Mikage is a crappy way to exonerate Kagura. Kind of like how serial killers are still bad people that ought to be executed or thrown in jail, just because they had a rough childhood does not excuse them in anyway shape or form. Just because one is born poor does not give them license to commit crimes. That’s just me though, I don’t want Mikage winning and Kagura sure as hell is playing for the wrong team. Amata got up from his weakling attitude while Kagura has had almost no character development, that filthy mongrel of Mikage. Sympathetic? Well…I guess but still he’s is the ENEMY working for AN ENEMY OF LOVE I want Kagura dead if he keeps siding with Mikage. Besides it’s Kagura’s own damn fault for trusting Mikage in the first place. You can’t save people from the stupid, especially Kagura. Last time we had someone put themselves above everyone else we had Ranka, Kagura is but an Ai-kun away to being infamous.

          As for everyone being doomed… Eh, whatever man you sound like you are guilty of misbehaving for the enemy, if any one is especially DOOMED it’s Mikage. Last time he got a Pollon, I expect an even bigger screw job for him. Still I hope Andy proves you wrong and makes you Dakimakura of Mikage out of Mikage’s feathers. Hmmm….that would be a most fitting fate for that poncy body snatching kiss stealing “I can’t tell the love of my life from his dog” jackass.

          • TheVoid
            Posted June 10, 2012 at 10:51 am | Permalink

            I think you’re right about that to a degree. But when you have fantasy/sci fi series where magic, demon possession, mind control , and other stuff can brainwash people to the point that they aren’t truly in control anymore it gets kinda hard to tell who should atone and who should be punished. Mykage is not the enemy of love. He’s the Shadow of Love. The recent interview that got translated on 4chan has them say that Mykages love is similar to Kaguras and Amatas love. The difference is the actions he’s taken to get it which is why he’s such a bastard.

            Also seriously? Kagura met Mykage by chance as a child and the guy MADE HIM FORGET everything about his life till that point. He didn’t trust Mykage until after the bastard messed with his head and by that point he had no real control over his life.

            By doomed I meant their first loves are doomed. I forgot to mention the part about them accepting the fact that their first loves end tragically and moving on with their life. I’d like to see Andy make a dakimura out of Mykage feathers.

            Sadly unless Mykage diess happy or at peace all of this will start over 12,000 years in the future since people only seem to reincarnate if they regret something in their past lives. Though I do hope they find a way around that to kill Mykage for good.

          • Crusader
            Posted June 10, 2012 at 9:27 pm | Permalink

            The thing I hate about Kagura is that Mikage’s control over him is not even total. Even when he gets to act on his own volition he does bad things and helps further along Mikage’s plans. Mikage is the ENEMY OF LOVE, just because his relationship did not work out does not give him license to ruin it for everyone else. It’s the epitome of selfishness. Even after Kagura reclaimed part of his memories he still doesn’t give a damn about anything but his smelly wench and that to me also stinks of Ranka’s attitude of “let the world burn while we cuddle.”

            Besides Kagura is a creation of Mikage, and thus Kagura is barely worthy of life, the latest episode just confirmed it. Kagura is an unnatural abbreation created by that sick birdman. Kagura is beyond redemption unless he has the where with all to kill Mikage. That is the only way Kagura can save himself, otherwise in the next cycle he can be the otaku counterpart to Sazanka and even that would be too kind a fate.

            I disagree that Mikage needs to die happy he just needs to lose 12,000 times until he understands that he needs to move on with his life. I would also accept Mikage losing 24,000 times and 8,000 more. It just seems fitting to me to have his feathers plucked and turned into a Dakimakura that many times. As much as it would be nice for Mikage to get a clue, some people just can’t be saved from the stupid, besides if this goes down as a success I am sure we will have a sequel at some point.

  9. Magnus
    Posted June 8, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Permalink

    I’m not sure what green-haired girl did something bad to Kawamori, but he is getting a bit obvious in his desire to take it out on the green-haired anime girl population.

    Contrary to Ranka, I feel really bad for Zessica. She seems to be getting the worst of it and with no fault of her own.

    As for the reincarnation troll: Epic. Just epic. At least I have been vindicated in my instant dislike of Apollo from the first series.

    • Crusader
      Posted June 9, 2012 at 3:23 pm | Permalink

      The Troll of Trolls certainly got one over everyone again… Still depending on how it works out for Zessica Kawamori might have less love for green haired girls. Ranka was somewhat redeemed in the Movies so I won’t say the Kawamori hated them just yet. Hopefully Zessica’s suffering will elevate her to Sheryl-class, having to kiss Mikage should get her some compensation in fate…well she would in a fair world.

  10. ReddyRedWolf
    Posted June 8, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Permalink

    Touma himself settled his issues with humanity but like Celiane who split into light and dark halves his darkness manifested into its own being.

    From interviews we got somebody would be split along the lines of soul, heart and body.

    While Apollonius soul is in Aquarion his body disappeared when he died.

    The closest guy that fit the description is Fudo. Mykage called his current form ugly asking where his real body is.

    The whole third pilot of Aquarion who is a immortal human is a misdirection. Scorpius, Reika’s former incarnation, was always the third pilot.

    If Celiane reincarnated to Sirius and Silvia, and Scorpius reincarnated into Reika where was Apollonius all along?

    The answer are those two who always knew about what is going on. Gen Fudo who teaches the Genesis generation and Rena who can read the Book of Genesis.

    Rena was thought to be Pollon in episode 16 but it may turn out she was one part of Apollonius. Playing a vampire she feeds on human prana and has lived long before the Great Incident that gave Elements powers.

    Rena episode 16
    http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c111/ReddyRedWolf/1339123275753.jpg

    Fudo also once convincingly disguised as Rena.
    http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c111/ReddyRedWolf/1339123904015.jpg

    Fudo was teaching the pilots to both fill each other’s shoes to understand each other and also be themselves.

    Which in retrospect is funny since he knew all along Apollo was Pollon. Rena told Apollo in episode 2 he is either the Wings of the Sun or the Beast of Darkness. It was the latter as per Evol. After Rena biting Apollo Apollonius possessed him.

    Which seems to as both Fudo and Rena are unchanging beings they are likely pieces of a Shadow Angel named Apollonius that kept a low profile.

    There is also the issue of a likely causality loop that created Altair and Vega Earths. The Genesis Punch from created the Great Incident that devastated Eartth’s environment as well as causing mutations that gave powers.

    It also caused the reincarnation of the OVA versions of Apollo, Silvia and Reika to their TV versions.
    Casuality loop
    http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c111/ReddyRedWolf/1339131109330.jpg
    Reika reincarnation to Reika
    http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c111/ReddyRedWolf/1339142153827.jpg

    Without the Genesis Punch it wouldn’t have started and without the Tree of Life dying Vega and Altair wouldn’t come to be.

    Altair is therefore the OVA universe that is connected to the TV universe that is Vega.

    That is why Altair may know about the Aquarion but they do not have one as it reincarnated to another parallel universe

    • Crusader
      Posted June 9, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Permalink

      Well I guess they did figure out hoe to string together all the shows after all. It would be a most excellent question to ask Kawamori about it, though he might duck the question like he does with the Macross Continuity. I’ll take it though because it means that Touma got hoodwinked, bamboozled, and taken for a ride.

    • TheVoid
      Posted June 9, 2012 at 8:35 pm | Permalink

      A loop like that can explain Mykages existence too.

      Touma was carrying Apollonius child for 12,000 and then he suffered a miscarriage when Aquarion ruined the world with power of love in the OVAs. I think anyone would be mad after that.

  11. Krono
    Posted June 10, 2012 at 8:58 am | Permalink

    Yeah, things aren’t looking too good for Kagura given the way things have gone with the first ending lyrics.

    Jin and Yunoha have lyrics about the story ending before it began, and Jin dies.

    Andy and Mix have lyrics about someone vanishing into the sky and Mix is abducted.

    Cayenne and Shrade have lyrics about desolation and being to weak to save someone and their future, and Shrade dies.

    Kagura has lyrics about calling up the melody locked away and singing to/until destruction and he just summoned up the seal away Solar Aquarion.

    Doesn’t look good for Zessica either. She’s got a line about “never meet anyone like you”.

    Meanwhile Amata and Mikono have a line about you/we not being being spirited away, but voluntarily leaving knowing they could not return.

    • Crusader
      Posted June 10, 2012 at 10:30 am | Permalink

      Well it will be a torturous wait…I hope some one gets as happy ending, just not Mikage.

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