Throughout this rather lacking season, many series have shown promise, yet failed to upkeep that consistency to the end – Aquarion EVOL however smashed all expectations, resulting in a deserved ending of epic.
Straight away, things pick up right where they left off, Mikage and his flamboyant new “Dark Aquarion” toy with Amata as our protagonist’s pitiable efforts to win back his love prove fruitless and wasted – in fact, Mikage manages to even best Aquarion EVOL’s signature move, the “Infinity Punch”, in a mere instant with a far superior physical assault of his own, one which is said to “violate the laws of causality”.
All the while, Kagura, who sits feebly trapped inside the Dark Aquarion, regains consciousness within another plain. He too makes a sorry attempt to save his smelly wench – however, he apparently can’t reach the top of a seemingly endless flight of stairs, being left to settle haplessly lumped in the pits below with the equally unfortunate Zessica.
In an attempt to somehow stop Amata’s suffering, she urges Kagura to kill her in order to break control over Mikage – instead, he strangles Zessica for a while out of whatever inner-sadism, yet fails to break her neck, as he refuses her using Amata for reason to die. Surprisingly, their S & M session worked – being enough to have them both ejected into the atmosphere, free once more. Mikage then hogging the smelly wench to himself, combined their powers to grow tenfold in mass – sucking Altair and Vega dry in the process.
Adding even more to the suspense, a piano concerto of Shrade’s repertoire spontaneously plays throughout space – and furthermore, the vector he once piloted and died within returns through a wormhole, albeit reportedly, there were no signals of life in the ship. With all six vectors back together, Crea, the commanding loli, demands to join the fray – Cayenne follows suit, piloting Shrade’s vector.
Thereafter, we discover Shrade’s spirit remained well-beyond his heroic death – as if he foresaw the chance to make a colorful ending twist long ago, intending to pass his ship onto Cayenne from the start.
Still captivated inside Dark Aquarion, the imouto fetish character with a reportedly terrible stench is faced by painful memories of both her past self, as well as Mikage. Commander Fudo appears before her however, encouraging Mikono to face Mikage’s memories. Taking this opportunity to understand why Mikage is filled with such contempt, it is revealed that for the past 24,000 years, all he wanted was the love of his life, Apollonius, but was betrayed twice over by a stronger bond. To get revenge for his broken heart, he sought to destroy everything Apollonius held dear.
As Mikono tries to deliver an apology from Mikage for not understanding his feelings for 24,000 years, the episode reaches its well awaited climax – what was once seen as a fight to defend a planet torn asunder, evolves into a fight driven by true love. In revelation of what she just learnt, Mikono tries to ward Amata off and sacrifice herself – yet he too is fighting for his love, refusing to let her go.
Through either having witnessed his determination, or having join in union with his other half, Kagura realizes Amata’s feelings for Mikono are for as she is now – and not as Silvie from 12,000 years ago. And so, Kagura accepts the love of which he’s lost – giving Amata the final push to save Mikono.
With Mikage having faced a rather anticlimactic, yet still seizure inducing defeat, and having prevented the collision of Altair and Vega, Amata and Mikono follow the routine of writhing in nudity to become one, a “union” as we also know it – all the while, due to embracing their love for one another, “Aquarion EVOL” transforms into “Aquarion LOVE”, a totally shocking turn of events no one could have possibly foreseen whatsoever to any degree.
Unsurprisingly, this more kawaii version of Aquairon literally rains down an ungodly amount of of power into the atmosphere, restoring both planets to normal as the destined duo embrace a romantic kiss, only to mysteriously disappear for an extended vacation as if newlyweds on their honeymoon.
Fudo, or rather Apollonius, appropriately closes the scene – accepting within him Mikage’s stranded soul, both his hatred, as well his forgotten love. With the world now restored, life at DAEVA returns to normal as Amata and Mikono return to bring the episode to a respectable close.
In retrospect, Aquarion EVOL finished extraordinarily well – and has to be one of, if not, then the absolute most amazingly concluded anime of this season. This series certainly wasn’t without it’s faults by any means, the plot sometimes became dry in favour of introducing the so overused love triangle and relevant – making Mikono seem like too much of a weak female protagonist, and easily jealous. Though at least unlike other series which finish with the love triangle in tact, the protagonist chooses a girl here – even leaving a possibility of Zessica to be with Kagura.
A completely original affair from start to finish, this series was a circus before going onto offering a compelling legitimate plot – yet in either case, it still managed to hold attention tightly. It’s nearly unbelievable in fact how unique this series has been as it truly did everything in its own style of manner – there was no recycled garbage whatsoever, only the most elaborate and carefully considered script items imaginable.
By the time it reaches its road to the finale, not an episode would transpire without at a minimum, a single tear being shed in its place – this anime is certainly not one to be forgotten, and one can only hope we’ll eventually see the outcome of 12,000 more years now passed in peace instead of hardship.