Eureka Seven: AO
Released Year : 2012
No of Episodes : 24 (Completed)
Genre : Action, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Plot : The story is set on Okinawa's isolated island of Iwado, which has seen a growing movement advocating a return to an autonomous government. Ao Fukai, a 13-year-old boy with a missing father, lives on the island with an old doctor named Toshio and is about to enter middle school. Ao's mother was taken away a decade ago by unknown individuals. Naru Arata, Ao's 13-year-old childhood friend and the story's heroine, lives with her father, older sister, and grandmother. She has a "Yuta" power awakened within her due to an incident when she was young. A mysterious entity called "Secret" suddenly appears and launches an attack on the Scub Coral lifeform on the island. Ao launches a certain military FP called "Nirvash" aboard a Japanese military transport in his fervent desire to protect the island.
Our Review : Eureka Seven was one of my most favorite mecha-animes of all time, but I was disappointed in Astral Ocean. Eureka Seven AO focuses too much on the action, but the drama in Eureka Seven was what made the series. The story of the show is still strong, it's very mysterious. The art is still beautiful like the original show, I love the action scenes and the mecha drawings, it's pure epic. The sound is crystal clear, the openings and endings are amazing. Eureka Seven had humor and the characters were fun to watch and listen to. But in Eureka Seven: AO, many of the characters seem way too serious. While this idea showed its potential for much of the first half of the series, while also digging into the complicated issues surrounding affairs between the mentioned factions and monster threats, later episodes get increasingly messy with the title's writing and its exploration of characters.