Based on the card game created by Broccoli, the same gang that brought us Digi Charat and Galaxy Angel Z, Aquarian Age: The Movie is the Cliffs Notes version of the story. Unlike the previously released Aquarian Age: Sign for Evolution, there is little attempt at character development or dramatic tension. The purpose here is to introduce new game features and encourage fans to buy the new cards.
Madhouse's animation, for the most part, is clean and crisp but there are moments of disappointment as somewhat cheesy 3-D elements make their way onscreen. The fight sequences are very well-done and luckily for us, the viewers, there is no shortage of them. Music and performance fall solidly in the middle of the pack.
Overall, for 60 minutes, most viewers will be satisfied. Fans looking for Ghost In The Shell or Paranoia Agent level work will be disappointed while Aquarian Age gamers will be drawn into an anime they are sure to enjoy.
Volume 1: "Aquarian Age Saga II ~Don't Forget Me~" Plot Summary:
In the world of the Aquarian Age, five powerful magic-using forces exist. E.G.O., the scientifically-oriented group; Arayashiki, eastern mystical warriors; Wiz-Dom, practitioners of western-style magic; Darklore, supernatural creatures of myth and nightmares; and the Mindbreakers, a group, mainly male, capable of controlling and enhancing the powers of the female members of the other four forces.
As this story begins, E.G.O., Arayashiki, Wiz-Dom and Darklore have joined forces to defeat a dangerous and overwhelming enemy that has devastated the world. Together, their combined powers are just enough to save the day. But in the aftermath, a new and even more deadly foe appears, the Polestar Empire.
Without remorse, the Polestar forces attack all who remain and send their top warriors to defeat the best of the other forces. As heroes fall, one Mindbreaker, Hokuto, gathers promising recruits from all four groups and leads them against the Polestar Emperor. But are four untested girls and one boy enough to stop the most powerful enemy they have ever faced?
Genre: Science Fiction
Languages: English & Japanese with subtitles
Video: 4:3 NTSC Standard Aspect Ratio
Audio: 2.0 Dolby Digital
American Release Status: Unavailable
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Director: Fumie Muroi
Character Designer: Fumie Muroi
Animation Director: Fumie Muroi
Animation Studio: Madhouse
Victor Entertainment Inc.
American Producers: Synch-Point
Volume 1 Information
Title: Aquarian Age Saga II ~Don't Forget Me~
Running Time: 60
Number of Episodes On This Volume: 1
1: Aquarian Age Saga II ~Don't Forget Me~
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