Sousei no Aquarion


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English: Aquarion
Synonyms: Genesis of Aquarion, Holy Genesis Aquarion
Japanese: 創聖のアクエリオン


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2005 to Sep 27, 2005
Premiered: Spring 2005
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Funimation
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, MechaMecha, RomanceRomance, Super PowerSuper Power, SupernaturalSupernatural, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.111 (scored by 2771527,715 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #32742
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Popularity: #1981
Members: 68,844
Favorites: 320

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Once upon a time, a race known as the Shadow Angels attacked Earth to harvest the life force of all those who inhabited the planet. Thanks to some outrageous miracle, the Shadow Angels went dormant, and humanity was able to live another 12,000 years without fearing their presence. But 11 years after a catastrophe dubbed the Holy Genesis brought ruin to the Earth, the Shadow Angels were stirred from their slumber and resumed the attacks once more.

To give humanity somewhat of a chance, an organization known as DEAVA was formed, and use of a robotic weapon named Aquarion has been authorized. In order for the Aquarion to be brought to full power, three pilots must combine their hearts, bodies, and souls into one—a feat few can hope to accomplish. Thus, the search for so-called 'Element Users' was prioritised, hoping to ensure humanity's future.

Sousei no Aquarion follows the story of Apollo, a near-feral young man brought up in poverty, who is believed to be a legendary hero reincarnated. After his best friend is taken by the Shadow Angels, Apollo chooses to become an Aquarion pilot. Will he be able to turn the tides of the war, and free humanity from the threat of the Shadow Angels for once and for all?


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Opening Theme

#1: "Sousei no Aquarion" by AKINO (eps 2-17)
#2: "Go Tight" by AKINO (18-25)

Ending Theme

#1: "Omna Magni" by Yui Makino (eps 2-13, 15-24)
#2: "Kouya No Heath" by AKINO (ep 14)
#3: "Celiane" by Gabriela Robin (ep 25)

Aug 16, 2008
TheLlama (All reviews)
Aquarion is an homage to older mecha series, and that is easily seen when you watch it. Personally, I haven't watched a lot of older mecha series, so I can't exactly spout out examples of it copying them. But I've talked with people who are experienced with them, and the one mecha from the 90s which I've watched (NGE) is enough to prove my example of how similar it is.

The setting is - not surprisingly - a futuristic world, where a form of higher beings - in this case Shadow Angels - show themselves for the first time in thousands of years. There is only read more
Jan 1, 2008
Wasabi (All reviews)
Sousei no Aquarion is a mecha anime that is similar to Evagelion and RahXephon. Just another anime about humans fighting against a form of higher being, in this case, the Shadow Angels.

Story: The plot is pretty slow. It may seem the plot throws you right into action, which it does, but it does not move the plot much until the last few episodes. It follows a pretty generic line with very few twists here and there. The whole show seems pretty episodic save the finale.

Art: The art is unique in its own way. The characters have unique designs to them and the mecha are pretty read more
May 10, 2013
sevencat (All reviews)
«Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. »
— Scott Adams.

This is my very first review so understand that it may not be as rational and objective as it presumptively should, but for me anime is a form of art, and art isn’t supposed to be rational. With this statement made, let the show begin.
First of all, Sousei no Aquarion was an anime that draw my attention from its presentation poster. I know it sounds stupid or a little ignorant from me judging a book for its cover, but I admit that most animes that I watch are normally chose read more
Nov 12, 2008
leonmcnicol (All reviews)
Story: 7/10
Ugh, your usual staple of post-apocalyptic kind of world setting + a handful of young (duh? does it have to be young?) ones who can ONLY save the planet + a gigantic ton of metal that the young ones can only pilot + a race of nearly alien (or not) beings that can destroy shi* everywhere in the world = Sousei no Aquarion. Sounds familiar right? We all have our share of EVA, Raxhephon, Zeorymer, TTGL, etc. experiences and yet they are still popular despite mecha fanatics' swooning over GARness and teamwork blah blah.

Sunrise did a pretty good job in animating this with read more

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