Aquarian Age: Sign for Evolution
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|Aquarian Age: Sign for Evolution|
|アクエリアンエイジ Sign for Evolution
(Akuerian Eiji Sign for Evolution)
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Yoshimitsu Ohashi|
|Written by||Kazuhiko Soma|
|Music by||Yuki Kajiura|
|Original network||TV Tokyo|
|Original run||4 January 2002 – 29 March 2002|
|Original video animation|
|Aquarian Age: The Movie|
|Directed by||Fumie Muroi|
|Written by||Kazuhiko Soma|
|Released||21 November 2003|
Aquarian Age: Sign for Evolution (アクエリアンエイジ Sign for Evolution Akuerian Eiji Sign for Evolution) is a 13-episode television anime series based on the Aquarian Age collectible card game. The show was co-produced by Broccoli and Madhouse and aired in early 2002 on TV Tokyo. ADV Films released the show in the United States on DVD in three volumes containing both English subtitled and dubbed versions. A trailer for a live action movie was released in 2008. The Aquarian Age: Juvenile Orion movie was released on March 29, 2008.
The story centers on high school student and band vocalist Kamikurata Kyouta, and how he stumbles on a secret war being waged by mysterious girls with otherworldly powers. Kyouta later forms a band named T.L. Signal with his friends Kojima Junichi and Hirota Shingo. Kyouta's band works for a company named CosmoPop. Junichi plays the keyboard and Shingo is the guitarist of the band. Things grow even more complicated when he discovers his girlfriend Sannou Yoriko might be the key to the war.
List of episodes
|No.||Title||Original air date|
|1||"Deep Blue Overture"
|4 January 2002|
|Kyouta and his band "T.L. Signal" get together to practice for a street concert on New Year's Day. During the events that lead up to this concert, both Kyouta and his childhood friend Yoriko notice a series of strange psychic turbulences, but Kyouta doesn't realize what they mean and Yoriko denies their existence.|
|2||"Fire Green Premonition"
|11 January 2002|
|The highly successful New Year's concert comes to a close with a cacophony of broken glass and several battles between various factions. Misato watches all of this and afterwards offers the band an opportunity to record a demo at her studio, where Kyouta meets his idol. Others have also been watching: Yoriko has caught Abuto's attention, and we see that Kiriko is one of the mysterious girls from Kyouta's visions.|
|3||"Cloudy Red Melancholy"
|18 January 2002|
|Misato gets T.L. Signal a guest spot on a radio show. Kyouta invites Yoriko to come and watch, but while there she is told by Misato to stay away from Kyouta. Kiriko listens with her best friend Asumi and is strongly affected, along with a horde of other girls.|
|4||"Concealment Black Offering"
|25 January 2002|
|T.L. Signal goes to see a live concert featuring Kanae and Ryuusei. Abuto and Kanae meet them there in a hallway. Under psychic attack by Kanae, Misato reveals her true form as an Eraser, terrifying Abuto and stunning Kyouta. Yoriko reaches some conclusions after Rumiko's lectures on accepting destiny, and resolves not to see Kyouta anymore.|
|5||"Sparkling White Inevitability"
|1 February 2002|
|Rumiko tells Kyouta to stay away from Yoriko. WIZ-DOM charms Asumi into going after Kyouta. As they are talking, the two are cornered by a group of fangirls and forced to run away.|
|6||"Illusion Green Salvation"
|8 February 2002|
|Asumi becomes an employee of Cosmopop. A Darklore attacks Yoriko and just as she is awakened as Benzaiten, Mindbreaker Abuto show up to rescue her. He takes her out for coffee and in an attempt to gain control over her reveals that the Arayashiki have hidden something from her.|
|7||"Deep Red Offshoot"
|15 February 2002|
|Kyouta is so depressed by the situation with Yoriko that he starts skipping practice. Yoriko starts acting and shows a totally different personality. Elsewhere, WIZ-DOM attempts to remove Jun'ichi and Shingo.|
|8||"Light Purple Awakening"
|22 February 2002|
|After the news about Yoriko is discovered, infighting erupts among the Arayashiki and no one knows which direction to go in. Rumiko tells Kyouta that he is the only one who can save Yoriko.|
|9||"Procession Silver Remnants"
|1 March 2002|
|Now all the girls are ascending to the stage: Yoriko is chosen for a leading role; Asumi is cast in that same movie; and Kiriko is scouted as a model.|
|10||"Yellow Green Suffering World"
|8 March 2002|
|Kyouta thinks his powers are worthless. Little does he know but they are being demonstrated as his song empowers Kiriko to become a model. This sends the power-jealous Abuto into a rage, and he sends Kanae to attack T.L. Signal.|
|11||"Indigo Green Vortex"
|15 March 2002|
|Yoriko continues to hurt other actors and fights Asumi once again, sending her into a coma. Kyouta has lost his touch and completely abandons T.L. Signal in his frustration. Wandering the city he sees Kiriko, who tells him what his music has done for her.|
|12||"Faded Red Conflict"
|22 March 2002|
|With the encouragement of Kiriko and Asumi, Kyouta rejoins the band for their debut. But the debut is delayed as Kyouta, Asumi, Kiriko, and Rumiko begin a fight with Yoriko to bring her back to herself.|
|13||"Purity White Embrace"
|29 March 2002|
|Rumiko explains that Yoriko is not dead yet and Kyouta attempts to call her back to the living world.|
The background music is composed by Yuki Kajiura, also known for the background music from Noir and the second and third episodes of the Xenosaga game trilogy. The 2008 live-action film's main theme is Mirror Ball by Japanese rock group Alice Nine.