Sousei no Aquarion


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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Genesis of Aquarion, Holy Genesis Aquarion
Japanese: 創聖のアクエリオン
English: Aquarion
French: Aquarion
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2005 to Sep 27, 2005
Premiered: Spring 2005
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Satelight
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, FantasyFantasy, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: MechaMecha, Super PowerSuper Power
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.081 (scored by 3204632,046 users)
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Ranked: #38402
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Popularity: #2461
Members: 78,064
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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?

Characters & Voice Actors

Rune, Rena

Satou, Hiromi


Terashima, Takuma

Ko, Reika

Kobayashi, Sanae


Chiba, Susumu


Kakazu, Yumi


Cook, Justin
Harp, Clarine
Kawamori, Shouji
Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Series Composition, Mechanical Design, Original Creator, Screenplay
Tonokatsu, Hideki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

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

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Jan 1, 2008
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 ...
Aug 16, 2008
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Apr 18, 2009
Sousei no Aquarion is..unique. Unique in how it surpasses anything else I've seen at being uninspired, generic, and boring. I am truly proud that I finished this show because it was one of the more difficult things I've done involving anime.

Story - 1:
Extremely generic. Sousei no Aquarion is about a young male who is unknowingly the reincarnation of some great hero. He must rise up and prove his naysayers wrong by defeat the arrogant enemy while proving that humanity is not inferior.

Now, being generic isn't a bad thing. There are plenty of shows that take a generic plot and refine it or expand upon it. ...

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