Aquarion

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  • TV-MA
  • 2009
  • 3 Seasons
  • 6.5  (255)

Aquarion, also sometimes known as Genesis of Aquarion, is a modern anime television show that takes many of its cues from older science fiction animes. Anime is a type of Japanese cartoon, but unlike most Western cartoons, anime is usually designed to be watched by teens or adults, as opposed to being watched by children. Like many animes, Aquarion originally aired in Japan before being translated into English and airing in the United States. The plot of the show centers around a huge robot called Aquarion. Aquarion is really a type of weapon that was originally created and used twelve thousand years before the show's story takes place. Aquarion was designed to be used to fight the Shadow Angels, a type of immortal, powerful beasts that are intent on harvesting the life force of humans. In that long ago time, Aquarion and its pilots were able to defeat the Shadow Angels and seal them away. However, when a cataclysmic event occurs in the present day, the Shadow Angels once again emerge. The Shadow Angels themselves are very dangerous, but their plot against humanity is even worse. They use their amazing technological abilities to create flying machines that harvest humans. These machines, which are known as harvest beasts, are piloted by robots known as the Cherubim Soldiers. It is the Cherubim Soldiers that humans must first defeat if they want to go on living. Human technology proves to be too weak to fight the Cherubim Soldiers and the Shadow Angels. However, when three advanced machines, known as Vectors, are uncovered, there is some hope that all is not lost. It takes very unique people, people with special powers, to pilot these machines. These people and their powers are known as Elements. Luckily, though, when the three Vectors and their pilot Elements combine, they are able to create three different forms of the legendary Aquarion. In these forms, the Elements and their organization hope to one day bring Earth back under human control, eliminating the Shadow Angels.

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Seasons
Howl! An Honest Beaten Dog
18. Howl! An Honest Beaten Dog
June 14, 2017
In politics, show business, and even everyday life, people choose comforting lies over harsh realities. When a new M.J.B.K. threatens to smother the truth completely, Hayato Kujyo's unflinching honesty may be the world's last defense.
Shatter! The One I Must Strike Down
17. Shatter! The One I Must Strike Down
June 14, 2017
There can be no salvation if there is no threat, no enemy. A dangerous M.J.B.K. turns friend against friend - and, lost in his obsessive desire to become a savior, Akira Kaibuki might be willing to make an enemy of the world itself...
Carve Them In! The Scars of Destiny
16. Carve Them In! The Scars of Destiny
June 14, 2017
In the early days of the internet, Sougon and his partner Mao Hayashi built what would become the greatest networking company in Japan: Nesta. In their quest to reach the next level of human communication, they also took in a young boy...
Ah! Days of Our Youth
15. Ah! Days of Our Youth
June 14, 2017
Out of date phrases and unpopular words make a sudden resurgence in Asagaya, and Sakurako suspects multiple M.J.B.K.s are to blame! Will her Yurei busting plan restore verbal order or will it like majorly fail?
Show It! You at Your Worst
14. Show It! You at Your Worst
June 14, 2017
A month after the battle in the Logos World, the M.J.B.K. threat seems to have disappeared - along with Sougon and Subete. As Sakurako writes up her report on the incident, a strange creature suddenly appears in the Shirobaco office!
A Great Victory! We Are the Saviors
13. A Great Victory! We Are the Saviors
June 14, 2017
Members of the Verbalism Club unites to take a M.J.B.K. head-on! Afterwards, Akira encounters Sougon face-to-face!
Bring Them Together! Heart and Heart
12. Bring Them Together! Heart and Heart
June 14, 2017
With the help of a terrifying new M.J.B.K., Subete breaks the Deava's Aquarions apart and forces the pilots to retreat. In the wake of their defeat, Akira suddenly becomes strangely distant from his comrades...
Flap! Bound Wings
11. Flap! Bound Wings
June 14, 2017
Stoic, industrious Hayato drafts a comprehensive operating strategy for fighting the M.J.B.K. menace, but behind his calm fa├žade, ambition, resentment, and jealousy whirl through his mind.
Reach Them! My True Voice
10. Reach Them! My True Voice
June 14, 2017
When the Verbalism Club puts on a stage play, Kokone finally gets to live her acting dream - but on opening day, she can barely say her lines. She must find her voice quickly, as a powerful new M.J.B.K. threatens to silence her permanently!
Clear Them! The Inviting Shadows
9. Clear Them! The Inviting Shadows
June 14, 2017
Maia finds herself in a strange and empty version of the world as she knows it. The voices of old allies, new friends, and a mysterious stranger beckon her - but can Maia, alone in the dark, find her footing and set out on her own path?
Pierce It! The Insect Part
8. Pierce It! The Insect Part
June 14, 2017
In the shadow of his popular comedian older brother, Tsutomu slaves away like a worker ant to make his online comedy videos. But when the world is suddenly bitten by the bug of mad ambition, Tsutomu's off-beat comedy may be the only cure!
Burn It! The Savior's Flames
7. Burn It! The Savior's Flames
June 14, 2017
Sougon uses society's online vitriol to his advantage as a figurative flame war soon becomes literal! Can the team stop humanity from being consumed by the fires of its own hate?
Light Up! Your Strength
6. Light Up! Your Strength
June 14, 2017
Feeling guilty for risking the lives of her young squadron, Sakurako moves to infiltrate Nesta herself, only to find herself face to face with Subete. She soon learns that her past ties to the shadowy organization may not be fully severed.
Take it Back! Our Summer
5. Take it Back! Our Summer
June 14, 2017
The girls of Shirobaco take a trip to the beach, but the rise of a new M.J.B.K. tosses their plans out in the cold! Can Akira, Tsutomu, and Hayato save the day, or will they be forced to live in a dull, passionless world without swimsuits?!
Let Fly! An Arrow that Pierces the Heart
4. Let Fly! An Arrow that Pierces the Heart
June 14, 2017
As the Verbalism Club prepares for the Tanabata Festival, Tokyo is twisted apart by a tainted love! Kokone must overcome her fears and speak her heart to overcome this powerful new M.J.B.K.
Resound! A Dream for Me Alone
3. Resound! A Dream for Me Alone
June 14, 2017
A young, new member joins the Verbalism Club with high hopes, but something is amiss!
Shine! Light of Thought
2. Shine! Light of Thought
June 14, 2017
Sougon's power menaces with a deadly illness as the captured Maia seeks to escape from Deava's underground facility. Will she heed her master's command, or will she follow the voice of her conscience?
Shout! Sousei Gattai
1. Shout! Sousei Gattai
June 14, 2017
When the enigmatic Sougon unleashes the hidden destructive power of the written word upon Tokyo, Sakurako Soda and the members of the Souseibu - secret soldiers of Deava - unite with the mysterious youth, Akira Kaibuki, to protect the city!
Description

Aquarion, also sometimes known as Genesis of Aquarion, is a modern anime television show that takes many of its cues from older science fiction animes. Anime is a type of Japanese cartoon, but unlike most Western cartoons, anime is usually designed to be watched by teens or adults, as opposed to being watched by children. Like many animes, Aquarion originally aired in Japan before being translated into English and airing in the United States.

The plot of the show centers around a huge robot called Aquarion. Aquarion is really a type of weapon that was originally created and used twelve thousand years before the show's story takes place. Aquarion was designed to be used to fight the Shadow Angels, a type of immortal, powerful beasts that are intent on harvesting the life force of humans. In that long ago time, Aquarion and its pilots were able to defeat the Shadow Angels and seal them away. However, when a cataclysmic event occurs in the present day, the Shadow Angels once again emerge.

The Shadow Angels themselves are very dangerous, but their plot against humanity is even worse. They use their amazing technological abilities to create flying machines that harvest humans. These machines, which are known as harvest beasts, are piloted by robots known as the Cherubim Soldiers. It is the Cherubim Soldiers that humans must first defeat if they want to go on living.

Human technology proves to be too weak to fight the Cherubim Soldiers and the Shadow Angels. However, when three advanced machines, known as Vectors, are uncovered, there is some hope that all is not lost. It takes very unique people, people with special powers, to pilot these machines. These people and their powers are known as Elements. Luckily, though, when the three Vectors and their pilot Elements combine, they are able to create three different forms of the legendary Aquarion. In these forms, the Elements and their organization hope to one day bring Earth back under human control, eliminating the Shadow Angels.

Aquarion is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (70 episodes). The series first aired on January 1, 2009.

Where to Watch Aquarion

Aquarion is available for streaming on the TV Tokyo website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Aquarion on demand at Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, Apple TV, Crunchyroll and Tubi TV.

  • Premiere Date
    January 1, 2009
  • IMDB Rating
    6.5  (255)