The fated time has arrived. At long last, the conclusion to Eureka Seven AO is set to air this coming week. The three weeks off for the Olympics forced a two month delay to end this series. And after leaving on a cliff hanger, we’ve had been left to wonder just what Bones has in store for us. What will the conclusion bring? Will the timeline be set right? Will Renton rescue both Eureka and Ao? But before we get to that, lets recap what we’ve seen so far.
Noblesse oblige: One must act in a fashion that conforms to one’s position, and with the reputation that one has earned.
It’s go time for Ao. He has been going non stop since the Scub Coral burst on Okinawa less a than a week prior. And now, he heads into combat to not only fight the Secret, but save fellow Generation Bleu members as well. Bones throws another fast paced episode our way, and in typical Eureka fashion, we get hit with symbolism and metaphor from every angle. Let’s start with some easy things and work our way from there.
Generation Bleu. What exactly are they? Why do they work independent of the governments to combat the Scub Coral and Secrets? As the Ao and the Triton return to Switzerland to the home of Generation Bleu, we get to see a little more of the operation and people who make Generation Bleu go. But what about Ao? Is this where he belongs, did he make the right choice? This week, the series continues it’s moderate pace as we get to tag along as Ao get familiarized with his new life. Let’s see what interesting tidbits this week has to offer.
So the opening arc comes to an end. You know I like my four episode opening structures. While this one isn’t as in your face as most shows, it does introduces us to a large scope of the world in which the show takes place. Through these last four episodes, we have encountered a range of people and politics, that at some point, will play into our protagonists decisions. And on that note, let’s look into what this week has brought us.
Sequels are a touchy thing. Rarely does one capture the same ‘magic’ as the original. If the audience has created an emotional bond with the story and characters, they are apt to rebel against any change. Eureka Seven is a favorite of both Ghostlightning and myself. There are numerousposts written in this blog to this account. As for me, I was anxious for this new show. I was excited at the prospect of a continuation of the story, but nervous at it’s impact on how I felt about the original. The manga had released 3 chapters, and I snuck a peek to see what was in store. My biggest fear was a repeat of Las Exile Fam Fan. The character Fam had taken a show I loved, and with every scene she appears, brutalizes it with the stupidity of her mindless antics. So, would AO do the same thing?