I have to admit, I looked up about Aquarion Evol アクエリオンEVOL, sequel to an earlier series because I think the character designs of the guys are attractive and guess what I found…
The first series was released back in 2004 and it had it’s mecha-piloting characters (of both sexes) going into orgasmic heights every time they combine their robots together OTL. Check out the video 創聖のｱｸｴﾘｵﾝ 合体集.
It’s rather hilarious to see, especially for a BLCD fangirl. One of the exercises had 3 main male pilots having a fabulous time when they combined really well with one another. Replay the video from point 29~33 sec, close your eyes and it’s like hearing them climax one after the other. 3P anyone? OTL;;; Oh btw, the seiyuus were Sugita Tomokazu (1st long haired guy), Morikawa Toshiyuki (2nd guy), Terashima Takuma (guy in the middle) *cough*
So silly. Yeah, you probably already knew that long ago, didn’t you? Since the anime was released way back in 2004. I didn’t watch the series at all… so.
The original series had BL weaved into it’s background story with a spurned male Shadow Angel (Holy Angel Toma voiced by Morikawa Toshiyuki) seeking revenge on his cheating male partner (Apollonius)’s reincarnated male human form, Apollo (voiced by Terashima Takuma) ^^;;
Summary for Aquarion, the first series (from ANN)
When the Shadow Angels invade after 12,000 years of slumber, humanity is held captive by fear and sheer alien dominance. Eleven years after the Great Catastrophe decimated the world, most of those left alive are scavengers, dirty and starving in the streets. There is hope, however: Mechanical Angel Aquarion!
Powered by three souls intertwined (oh~ so that’s where we get all those orgasmic cries), a rare breed of pilot takes the controls. Known as Elements, one among them must rise if mankind is to survive. Prophecy is being fulfilled as the end of the world approaches… Through a swirling cloud of love, betrayal, loss and destiny, the last hope for the new century arrives and takes flight!
The anime attempts to marry mecha with Greek mythology and biblical themes. I haven’t watched it (and probably won’t be watching it anytime soon), so I can’t comment very much on it. To cut the long story short, please check out the detail with character references at wikipedia :P
Anyway, don’t you think the character designs of the upcoming anime remind you of Kurahana Chinatsu’s (倉花千夏) style? They look gorgeous.
Compare the above with her 2011 calendar artwork
(which I forgot to buy ^^;;)
Director, Kawamori Shoji and animation studio, Satelight, so I’m just speculating from just one image.
Update: It’s official. Kurahana Chinatsu’s (倉花千夏) IS one of the staff for character design :D Its interesting to note that all the male characters are designed by her and all the female characters are designed by another illustrator, Ishida Kana (石田可奈) who designed the popular male-oriented anime “My sister can’t be this cute” 俺の妹がこんなに可愛いわけがない
Official site: http://aquarionevol.com/
Kayano Ai as Mikono
Kaji Yuki as Amata
Fujimura Ayumi as M I X
Namikawa Daisuke as Shrade
Yasumoto Hiroki as Izumo
Fukushima Jun as Jin
Suwabe Junichi as Donar
Hanazawa Kana as Zessica
Suzumura Kenichi as Cayenne
Satou Kensuke as Malloy
Uchiyama Kouki as Kagura
Toriumi Kousuke as Andy
Nakajima Megumi as Sazanka
Kobayashi Sanae as Suomi
Nakamura Yuuichi as Mikage
Tanaka Rie as Alicia