Aquarion: Complete Series Box Set S.A.V.E.
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When the Shadow Angels invade after 12,000 years of slumber, humanity is held captive by fear and sheer alien dominance. Eleven years after the Great Catastrophe decimated the world, most of those left alive are scavengers, dirty and starving in the streets. There is hope, however - Mechanical Angel Aquarion! Powered by three souls intertwined, a rare breed of pilot takes the controls. Known as Elements, one among them must rise if mankind is to survive. Prophecy is being fulfilled as the end of the world approaches Through a swirling cloud of love, betrayal, loss and destiny, the last hope for the new century arrives and takes flight!
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The story's pretty straight forward: A Great Catastrophe has left the world in ruin and an ancient race of alien beings called the Shadow Angels have taken advantage of the weakened state of humanity to begin their assault on the planet (after 12,000 years of laying low). Earth's last hope and greatest defense against the threat comes in the form of the Mechanical Angel Aquarion. For those rolling their eyes at the fact that this story has been seemingly told again and again, take heart in the fact that this isn't just another cookie cutter giant robot show. In fact some of the nuances that make Aquarion unique among its competition can truly be called influential enough to spawn legions of imitators for years to come.
About the best way to describe the program would be to compare it to the shows it most closely emulates: Take the heavy mythological elements of RahXephon, combine them with the level of fun that made early 1980s giant robot shows so magical (think Vehicle Voltron) and finally top it all off with the victimized human element of The Matrix for good measure. If none of these comparisons strike a chord with your ability to decide whether or not Aquarion is right for you, read on.Read more ›
Now I don't consider myself to be a hardcore Anime Lover becasue i don't watch any in the original Japanese Language. I actually like the English Dubs, but I am very picky about what anime i watch or buy because it gets expensive. I wouldn't sit and watch any piece of crap!
Now this series is Great because I think that is revolutionay as far as the animation goes. The CGI doesn't take away from the fact it is a cartoon. I don't like watching all computer generated characters. So the the characters always look crisp.
The series story line is also intricate! it starts off deep! I usually can tell what is going to happen or how they will defeat the enemy, but not on this Series. The back story is also a mystery in the beginning. At first i didn't like that because i "like to know why!" but it made the story so much better when the story starts to unfold in the middle of the series.
I can't leave out the fighting! man the fights was alsome. You will never see any anime with Gundam like robots that have the fighting power or the mobility of these on the Aquarion Series. The closes would be "Mobile Fighter G. Gundam" if you don't know it, you need to get that as well.
So bottum line is, if you like a good fights with a good story like behind it, then this would be a great show to get! and that's all i can say.
At the same time, this series is set apart from all others. In having the ability to switch out pilots on the fly. Having character development within the war itself. Episodes that could stand alone, but also contribute to the main plot and make it smooth and flowing.
You also have some mythology put in, and characters that could remind you of great sphinxes.
There is little, if any, repeat usage of any cel stock. Each battle in itself is unique. Computer graphics add to the series. And the plot is not too complex for anyone to be able to follow.
I can't add much else that other reviewers have not already said. If you know and love the animes I have mentioned above, then you will love Aquarion. If the animes are unfamiliar, and you are an 80's nut, where have you been? Check those out, and then check out Aquarion. You won't regret it. I promise. ^_^
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I have to say, I love the cast! Laura Baily, Travis Willingham, Coleen Clickenbeard, Caitlin Glass, the list goes on and on! I learned to love these V.A. Read morePublished 10 months ago by nutzandvoltzguy
Animes, just like any other shows, need compelling characters and an interesting plot. This anime lacks both. I watched ten episodes of this drivel and threw in the towel. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Mark_42
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