Haha wow, after 26 episodes, 20,000 years and 4,000 more,
Apollon Amata and Silvie Mikono finally get to a happy ending together. Poor Zess, but at least she got back home safe and sound despite everything. And there’s some odd sparks between her and Kagura….
You know, after rewatching this episode and discussing it a bit, I realised that this episode oddly resembled the final episode of Macross Frontier, down to the permanent song accompaniment, the giant mecha final boss and Amata diving straight in “HOW CAN I GIVE UP RIGHT NOW… MIKONO-SAAAAAAN!!!”. Yeah even I’ll admit that was pretty fucking manly. Though I still think Mikono really did nothing useful except for being the damsel-in-distress to Amata’s manly saving of the world by taking over the giant Aquarion with the POWER OF LOVE. Actually, just watch the entire episode. It’s worth it.
Even Mykage got a happy ending, as after all that,
Apollonius GEN ZEN finally took responsibility and accepted him. I’m actually happy for him too! I mean, after all that shit he’s been through for the past 20,000 years and 4,000 more, he surely deserved something from Apollonius. Now let’s just hope that there’s not ANOTHER plot twist and ZEN’s actually Apollonius’ pet cat.
Most of the cast got their moments in the spotlight too. Shrade reappearing in spirit form was awesome without losing the meaning of his sacrifice earlier. Crea going out to battle was certainly unexpected and even more unexpected was her teasing Donar and Suomi right before heading off www. Of course, Andy and MIX gattai’ing finally brought a smile and a tear to my eyes ( *=‿=*)
Overall, really entertaining episode, but still didn’t quite explain every plot point properly. For instance, they totally forgot about the residents of Altair after the world got saved… I mean what happened to all of them? Did they get their females back? I mean, I can kinda imagine some of the guys there reverting back to girls… oh man, that’s gonna be fucking awkward isn’t it? And does this ending mean Apollonius got his true love’s soul NTR’ed by his own dog?! OK, THAT’S ENOUGH FOR NOW LOL.
Liked: Had its ups, but the downs are bad enough to say otherwise.
Rewatch: Ehhh… probably not.