Kyouta and his friends dream of becoming a big-time rock and roll band. Kyouta's childhood friend, Yokko, supports them as they work to make their dream come true. Just as things start to turn in their favor, however, Kyouta learns that there are greater forces at work and an earth-shattering conflict is about to start. What part will Yokko and Kyouta play in the events to come?
Coming into Aquarian Age with no knowledge of the background story definitely left me a bit in the dark for the entire series. The show is actually based on a card game with an established plot that the show barely glosses over. The few minutes that are spent on the actual premise of the story are so short that if you blink, you miss them.
Even without knowing anything about that story, Aquarian Age still has some merit in the subplots involving Kyouta's band and the romance with Yokko. The characters are designed uniquely, and the seiyuu for Yokko does a superb job of giving varying voices to her different selves. The seiyuu for Kyouta also conveys a lot of emotion not only with his spoken lines but with his songs, as well.
As part of the story is about an aspiring band, it's of no surprise that the music plays a big part in the show. Kajiura Yuki, best known for her .hack//SIGN and Noir background music, shines here with her contribution to the soundtrack. The songs provided by Kyouta and his band TL Signal are also catchy and ultimately serve a purpose in all aspects of the series.
While the characters and music keep the story entertaining, I still felt like I was missing out on a lot by not understanding the main story completely. If you want to experience this series to its full potential, I would recommend learning about the card game and its background story before watching the show. Otherwise, you may feel a bit left out of the complete story, as I did.