Aquarion Evol 4-5

The characters are bland, the plot is contrived, and each episode furthers its transformation into a generic romantic comedy, but I have to admit that I am thoroughly enjoying Aquarion Evol; at the very least, it gives me plenty to write about.

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Aquarion Evol 1-3

A boy meets a girl, falls in love with her, and uses his feelings to awaken a legendary robot in order to fight aliens from another dimension.

It was the music in the previews that convinced me to watch the show, and it does indeed sound wonderful. It’s also the prettiest anime I’ve seen so far this season, with pretty battles and beautifully animated characters. On top of all that, some effort has even been put into making the protagonist something other than an amalgamation of tropes and clich├ęs.

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