Photon: The Idiot Adventures

Season 1 Episode 6

Photon on the Green Planet

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Aired Weekdays 7:30 PM Feb 18, 1999 on TV Tokyo
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Photon on the Green Planet
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Faces are revealed, families ties are being exploited, and it seems The Galactic Emporer has won, though it's Photon who foils his plans. However, Sir Papacha comes out of nowhere with Gene's Genie, ready to visit the Anti Aho furnace.

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  • Too complicated, but still humourous and awesome.

    8.7
    Bulan reveals herself as The Galactic Emporer. He reveals a load of stuff, like the real identification of Keyne Acqua and Lashara Moonmaiden. He even explains the origins and concept of Aho and the minds that generated this source of power. The Galactic Emporer pitted Keyne and Photon against each other, but Keyne broke free of her spell. Photon was battling the Emporer himself, but his Aho was rendered useless thanks to Keyne's mother. Sir Papacha takes the next step and captures Keyne while Photon was down, opening up the path to the Furnace. The Imperial fleet opposed him, but thanks to the Genie that he had possessed, he defeats it easily. However, Photon battles the giant mecha, and easily destroys it. Papacha heads back to the furnace, and was on the verge of altering the system, until Keyne's "Idiot" sign on her forehead caused an error. Photon rewrites the same crest on everyone's forehead, vowing to protect them all.



    Wow, that's all I have to say. One of the most complicated episodes I've seen eversince the last two episodes of Evangelion and the entire Serial Experiments Lain anime. Seriously, you'd at least have to watch this episode several times through to really understand what Aho really is and how it started in the first place. Even then, I watched this three times already, yet I'm still quite perplexed with all these "Anti-Aho", "Aho", "Un-Aho" and how each of them react to each other. In addition, all of these unexplained terms being explained in the final and last episode within the anime makes it feel like it was rushed. Despite that thought in mind, this episode felt very well polished and didn't really lose you anywhere. Though you will get confused and lost as a result of the lack of indepth information regarding "Aho", but it won't be because of the episode format itself. Great pacing; just the content itself needs more clarification.



    The humour was surprisingly still funny in here, despite the anime taking a more serious approach to conclude its run. Of course, all of the humour involved Papacha in one way or another. Though the episode had many of these little individual spurts hogged between the drama/plot twists, and the humour. Near the middle of the episode, all of that complicated stuff during the battle between the Emporer and Photon was all purely driven by drama, plot twists, and fighting--the fighting by the way, was excellent supported by awesome productions and physics--most of the scenes with Papacha were all humourous with a dose of story. Overall, the episode provided a very nice balance of storytelling, humour, and wasn't too melodramatic, but a lot of these factors were separated too much from each other throughout the episode.



    In general, the execution of the last episode to this very funny and complicated anime was extremely well done, but some holes here and there, and a lack of explanation towards its energy system of Aho, prevents it from making it a true banger to the series. In addition, once you finally do understand some of the story and Aho, you can't help but feel that the concept of Aho would make a great backbone magic system for a long running and popular anime series. The story could have been spread out more, overlapping some of the previous episodes in order to help better explain the story, as well as "Aho", but for what it's worth, Photon is still one of the funniest animes I've ever watched even when it does get serious and story driven.moreless
Suzy Prue

Suzy Prue

Operator, Aho Furnace

Guest Star

P. M. Lewis

P. M. Lewis

Aun's Sister

Guest Star

Arlen Tarlofsky

Arlen Tarlofsky

Operator

Guest Star

Carolee Goodgold

Carolee Goodgold

Lashara Moon

Recurring Role

P. M. Lewis

P. M. Lewis

Koro, MaMamie, Pochini 1-28

Recurring Role

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