Aquarion takes place 11 years after a great disaster destroys most of Earth. Along with the destruction came beings called Shadow Angels who have been asleep for thousands of years, and begin to harvest humans and extract their life force. Ordinary human weapons are ineffective against the Shadow Angels, that's where the organization called Deava comes in creating machines to fight against the Dark Angels called Vectors. The Vectors c...an also combine to form a giant robot. The story takes off years later and follows Apollo who might be a reborn hero from thousands of years ago.
I'm going to begin with the things I didn't like about the show than to the things I did like.
1. This show just seemed to blend RahXephon, Eureka Seven and Evangelion together and this is what came out. I know the creators of this series were trying to tell a story, it just didn't work, it just didn't make much sense. This was the part that brought down the series for me, maybe if I hadn't seen the shows above I might have enjoyed it more.
2. The other thing that I didn't like was the soundtrack which didn't add anything to the series.
Onto the good.
1. The best part of the series were the characters. I'll focus mainly on Apollo who was a great main character. He was enjoyable to watch and you will just plain like him. You will like him more as the series goes on and watch him develop. There were other good characters in Silvia, Hong Lihua who I found very interesting, Pierre, and the rest. Each brought something to the series.
2. The other thing that I liked was the animation done by I think Satelight, I could be wrong. Anyway I thought it was very good, and added to the series.
Overall a decent series that recycles themes from other disaster anime. I think it's worth checking out I'd imagine most people would give it between a 5-8. I don't think it merits anything lower or higher.
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