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All Good Things… Eureka Seven Astral Ocean 23 and 24 END

Eureka Seven AO Nirvash and Nirvash Neo
After what seemed like an eternity, this week brought us the conclusion the Eureka Seven Astral Ocean. This sequel, which in being set in the past felt like a prequel, was not without it’s faults. Most of us that were Eureka Seven fans came in with high expectations. And rightly so. Eureka Seven was, over the course of 50 episodes, a balanced and beautiful show. Growth and conflict, aliens and mecha, love and loss, a hero rescuing the damsel; this show had it all.

AO was a chance to continue this legacy. A chance to invigorate the fan base once again, and bring a new audience into the fold. And with it’s first four episodes, it did that. Sure, it left us with some questions, and made us wonder what was going on. But the potential was there. But as we worked our way through the series, more things were, seemingly randomly, thrown our way. And all we could think was, “Bones won’t do that to us”. And with this last hiatus, my thoughts were, “here is a chance for Bones to finish this the right way”.

Quite frankly, it sucks to be disappointed this way.

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New Alliances-Eureka seveN AO Episode 21

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[Eureka seveN AO Episode 20]

Loyalty and Allegiance seem to be a very fluid concept in this show. In a short span, we have both Ao and Elena defecting to the other side. We have Big Blue World dropping Generation Bleu and declaring them rogue. And the remaining members of Team Harlequin joining up against Pied Piper. To me, it’s all contradictory to the guiding principles of the original series.

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Forgotten Truths-Eureka seveN AO Episode 19

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[Eureka seveN AO Episode 18]

Yes, I know I’m a week late. Between family and work, life has gotten busy this Fall. But honestly, that’s no excuse. I guess the reason I’m really late is an indication of my growing frustration with this show. And this week’s episode, with it’s shotgun approach to unraveling mysteries and creating new ones, was almost a letdown. It was utterly anticlimactic.  And why do I think that?

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Ripples in the Pond–Eureka seveN AO Episode 17

Eureka Seven AO Elena Fleur Manga Photo Shoot

[Eureka seveN AO Episode 16]

With every action, there is an equal, and opposite reaction. One of the fundamental laws of physics, it defines that no action happens without affecting something else. And is Ao finds out, his Scub Coral bazooka (or Quartz Gun as Gen Bleu calls it) not only destroys Secrets, but reaches through time to affect past events. With the inclusion of just this one element, this show has gone from being a sort of battle between Scub, Secret, and Human, to that of how can Ao restore the timeline. Wonderful.

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When Worlds Collide-Eureka seveN AO Episode 14

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[Eureka seveN Ao Episode 13]

Shock and awe. An old military term, that aptly applies to the last three weeks. Like a Blitzkrieg, it has been a rolled through the audience with hit after hit of revelation and hints.  This week caps off attack, as the conclusion to the appearance of Eureka and the fight with Truth comes to an end.

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Time Travel Always Hurts My Head–Eureka seveN AO Episode 13

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[Eureka seveN AO Episode 12]

When a story starts delving into time travel, I start to get this ache in the front of my head. It’s not because I don’t understand. As part of my engineering degree, I also minored in physics. I understand Einstein, causality, and the whole lot. The reason is because most of the time, it’s done so poorly. The one time I really enjoyed a time travel story, was watching Primer.  For a budget of $7000 these guys made an amazing movie. Their practical exploration of going back in time, meeting yourself, and the effects on the future timeline and your future self was brilliant. It’s a pity more people haven’t seen that. Honestly, I hope Bones has, because what they are about to get into with Astral Ocean could either make or break this series.

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Not Part of This World – Erueka seveN AO Episode 12

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Eureka Seven Astral Ocean has been constantly throwing the idea of Seeking the Truth at us each week. From the direct name of the arch nemesis Truth, to Gazelle’s role as an investigator, Bones makes this into a detective mystery as much as it is a science fiction. Ironically, the person who needs the benefit of more facts, is the one person being kept in the dark on a consistent basis, only being spoon fed a little at a time. We as the viewer are being drawn into the reveling of the mystery one little bit at a time, as our “detectives” begin to find the truth one piece at a time.

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