Aquarion

2005 TV-MA 1 season

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Aquarion

2005 TV-MA 1 season
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Eleven years ago, the Shadow Angels began enslaving humans. Now, man's only hope is the mecha warrior Aquarion, powered by three rebel angels. With humankind reduced to roaming bands of survivors, Aquarion fights its own masters to reclaim Earth.
SEASON  1
  • SEASON  1 part 2

Summary of Season 1 part 2 (2005) - 2 discs

The battle for mankind's future continues in this action-packed anime series from creator Shoji Kawamori. In the final 13 episodes of the show's first season, teenager Apollo and his fellow saviors unite to control the mega-weapon Aquarion. But time is running out for mankind, as the long-dormant Shadow Angels pursue their relentless mission to absorb human souls, destroy Earth's cities and overtake the planet.
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
Subtitles
English
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Japanese: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Rating
TV-MA - This program is specifically designed to be viewed by adults and therefore may be unsuitable for children under 17.
age 14+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
  • Takuma Terashima
  • Tomokazu Sugita
  • Yumi Kakazu
  • Daisuke Sakaguchi
  • Hiromi Satou
  • Mako Hyoudou
  • Masaya Onosaka
  • Nobuo Tobita
  • Romi Paku
  • Christopher Bevins
  • Brina Palencia
  • Eric Vale
  • Brandon Potter
  • J. Micheal Tatum
  • Jason Liebrecht
  • Stephanie Young
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Reviews

age 14+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that Aquarion is a complex anime series that includes enough violence and sexual allusions to be inappropriate for younger kids. The villains are a team of skeletal flying beings who drain humans' life energy by lulling them into submission and sending them to an extraction center, where they become haunting and ghost-like as the energy transfer takes place. Battle scenes show ships shot down and robots trampling buildings and people, but visible injuries aren't evident. You'll also hear some language in heated moments, including "dammit" and "hell." Although the characters don't engage in sex themselves, there are unmistakable allusions to it in how the three main characters "merge" their life elements (their shadowy nude forms overlay each other as their respective ships join, and they gasp and breathe heavily in delight).

Sexual Content

Overt sexual themes exist in the story, from the romantic implications of Apollonious and Touma's history to the near-orgasmic nature of the merging of elements, whose human forms gasp and sigh in pleasure as their ships overlay each other and their shadowy nude bodies meld together. Outlines of breasts are visible, but there's no other detail. Sylvia's obsession with her older brother borders on incestuous.

Violence

Fighting scenes are lengthy and intense. Humans punch, kick, and bite to gain the upper hand; ships fire at each other to down enemy craft. Even so, no injuries are visible, though some injured are shown on hospital beds hooked up to machines. People's draining life energy is shown in shadowy forms with blank eyes, and they eventually look more like ghosts as the process nears an end, implying their deaths.

Language

"Hell," "damn," "hellhole," and "dammit" are heard, as are marginal phrases such as "shut up" and "you're stupid."

Social Behavior

Good and evil battle over Earth and use physical violence to exert dominance. Destiny plays a greater role in a person's success than does hard work or determination. The story includes several elements of mythology and is rooted in the idea of reincarnation. Since Aquarion's full power is only recognized when three elements are in sync, the importance of teamwork is a theme that's revisited often.

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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