June 3rd, 2012
A magical dog? Really?
So, uh… apparently Amata and Kagura are actually a magical pet dog. Amata gots the wings, Kagura got the dog. There was a whole lot more in the episode that didn’t make a ton of sense, but as I
gather have been directly told to my face, it all goes back to retconning the original Aquarion(s). Not like I can comment much on it. From my perspective, it was more like they just made every single thing up on the spot. I guess that’s probably an improvement? Who knows. Compared to all the other nonsense about love triangles between angels and whose the evil half of who though, the "is a magical dog" thing is what stood out the most. But that’s just the content. The presentation was told by them standing on a giant book and having pictures explained to them. So besides animated screensaver backgrounds, pans, and Gen’s stretchy arms, most of it was practically indistinguishable from a powerpoint presentation. Which as everybody knows, is the best way to tell any story.
Anyway, I guess the big event of the week besides exposition exposition exposition and more exposition was Shrade finally actually dying. Not for any real reason, mind you. Just because the portal energy decreed it so. And sure, the sum total of his interactions with the primary characters in the show is using his ill-defined powers to save their asses and mentioning how he’s about to die if he does. The only one he’s carried on a conversation of more than about 15 seconds with is Cayenne. And those were almost all in bed. But you’d think he’d finally give up the ghost against something besides "energy cloud." Zessica also managed to win the teenage hormone awards by being the first character to have a man inside her, not counting Amura/Kagata. Mykage was entirely too happy to have a woman’s body. Especially if all he was going to do with it was pilot a giant robot.
Issues with gender roles.