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Aquarion EVOL (アクエリオン EVOL, Akuerion EVOL) is a 2011 Japanese anime television series. It is a sequel to Genesis of Aquarion and premiered on TV Tokyo on January 8, 2012, as an hour-long special that combining the first two episodes in a single broadcast. A sequel, Aquarion LOGOS, started airing in July 2015 along with an OVA featuring a crossover with Genesis of Aquarion.

Plot Summary

Twelve thousand years after the events of Genesis of Aquarion, mankind living on the planet Vega (ヴェーガ, Vēga) is threatened by a new enemy from the planet Altair (アルテア, Arutea) whose female population was wiped out by a mysterious disease. The Altians using their "Abductors", just like the Shadow Angels, invade the cities in Vega to kidnap its inhabitants looking for females strong enough to survive the inter-dimensional travel back to Altair to ensure the preservation of their race.

To defend against the invasion, the Neo-DEAVA (ネオ ディーバ, Neo Dība) organization establishes two teams, one composed of only males and other of only females, each one piloting their own giant machines called "Aquaria". To protect his new friend Mikono, teenager Amata Sora makes use of the power he has kept in secret his entire life and by combining Vectors with male and female pilots into one single robot; the legendary Aquarion is reborn once more.

Staff

Original Creator Shoji Kawamori, satellite
General Director Shoji Kawamori
Director Yusuke Yamamoto
Series Composition Mari Okada
Original Character Design Chinatsu Kurahana, Kana Ishida
Character Design Kana Ishida, Hiroki Marufuji
Thema Song Composition Yoko Kanno

Music

Opening Themes

  • Kimi no Shinwa ~ Aquarion Dai 2 Shou (君の神話~アクエリオン第二章, Kimi no Shinwa ~ Akuerion Dai Ni Shō, Literally meaning "Your Legend ~ Aquarion Chapter 2") by AKINO with bless4
  • Paradoxical ZOO (パラドキシカル ZOO, Paradokishikaru ZOO) by AKINO with bless4 (ep. 16-)

Ending Themes

  • Gekkō Symphonia (月光シンフォニア, Gekkō Shinfonia, Literally meaning "Moonlight Symphonia") by AKINO & AIKI of bless4
  • Yunoha no Mori (ユノハノモリ, Yunoha's Forest) by Yui Ogura as Yunoha Suroor (ep. 15-)

As with the original series, Yoko Kanno composed the theme music and soundtracks. Gabriela Robin wrote the lyrics to both of the theme songs.

Insert Songs:

  • Eve no Danpen (イヴの断片, Ivu no Danpen, Literally meaning "Fragment of the Eve") by AKINO from bless4 (ep. 4, 6, & 11)
  • Omna Magni (オムナ マグニ, Literally meaning "I Can Fly") by Yui Makino (ep.7)
  • Go Tight! by AKINO from bless4 (ep. 8)
  • Pride ~Nageki no Tabi~ (プライド〜嘆きの旅, Puraido ~ Nageki no Tabi, Literally meaning "Pride, A Journey of Grief") by AKINO from bless4 (ep. 10)
  • Aquaria Mau Sora (アクエリア舞う空, Akueria Mau Sora, Literally meaning "Aquaria Dancing in the Sky") by The Member of LSOT (ep. 12)
  • Kōya no Heath (荒野のヒース, Kōya no Hīsu, Literally meaning "Heath of the Wastelands") by AKINO from bless4 (ep. 13)
  • Genesis of Aquarion (創聖のアクエリオン, Sōsei no Akuerion) By AKINO, with English lyrics by Bless4 (ep. 14)

Trivia

  • The series is set 24,000 years from when the Shadow Angels fought in Genesis of Aquarion.

External Links

Trailers

【PV】アクエリオンEVOL 神話的製作発表会プロモーション映像

【PV】アクエリオンEVOL 神話的製作発表会プロモーション映像

New 114-second promotional video for Aquarion Evol television anime series

【PV】アクエリオンEVOL 特報

【PV】アクエリオンEVOL 特報

33-second teaser trailer for Aquarion Evol

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