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Eureka Seven: AO- Part 1 [Blu-ray] (2012)

Micah Solusod , Lindsay Seidel , Zach Bolton  |  NR |  Blu-ray
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Micah Solusod, Lindsay Seidel, Sainty Reid, Jamie Marchi
  • Directors: Zach Bolton
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Animated, Color, Limited Edition, Widescreen
  • Language: Japanese, English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Funimation
  • DVD Release Date: August 13, 2013
  • Run Time: 320 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00CU6WC1W
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #104,369 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Eureka Seven: AO- Part 1 [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Inside the nooth: Eureka Seven AO (English 2.0)
  • Episode 05 commentary
  • Episode 10 commentary
  • Episode 02 ending - Extended version

  • Editorial Reviews

    The electrifying successor to the mecha epic Eureka Seven propels you through intense, eye-popping action in the sky, sea, and space once battle at a time.

    The year is 2025. Earth is engulfed in the crossfire between massive warring alien life forms that leave annihilation in their wake. While searching for clues about his past, Ao is caught in an attack and forced to fly a giant humanoid fighter craft to save himself and his island. Fragments of the teenager s origin come to light when a hostile shape-shifter seeking revenge on Ao s missing mother who vanished two years after his birth targets him instead. Consumed with learning how his machine of war is connected to his mother and the monster that now pursues him, the young pilot will fly full throttle into combat zones without hesitation.

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    16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
    By Ritz
    Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
    The first series was a beautiful love story about a boy maturing into a young man with an anti-war message of tolerance and understanding wrapped in an interesting and unique sci-fi world with an ending we all wish all anime had.

    This series has the interesting sci-fi bit and it has a bit of romance but it's missing out on any deeper meaning. It's an adventure, a fun one, but not as fun and not really memorable like the first series. And it will confuse the hell out of you most of the time. The end doesn't even answer all of the questions.

    The problems probably stem from the fact that Dai Sato (the brains behind the first series) wasn't attached to the project and that there were problems with the production staff mid series.
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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    I thought the original series Eureka Seven was a great series with many memorable characters and a great story. Then I watched Eureka Seven: AO. It really didn't have the same heart and soul of the original series, it felt to me that it may have been better off sold as an alternate to the original series. Where I felt for Renton, Eureka, Holland, Talho and the rest of the GekkoState, in the AO series I felt no real attachment to any of the characters. I gave it a chance though and my hope went up when the *spoiler alert* scub coral in orbit broke apart to reveal the Gekko and second Nirvash but I was let down from there.
    Don't get me wrong, AO would have been a good series stand alone or as an alternate universe take (ala J.J. Abrams Star Trek 2009) but with the Eureka Seven tag next to it, the viewer is going to be expecting certain things that just weren't there in the sequel.
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    8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
    Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
    If you're going for the Limited Edition one, which actually costs less, don't buy this version! The other one on here is also a Blu-Ray + DVD Combo Pack and contains more. Don't be deceived like I was!
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    6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars pass on this one August 27, 2013
    By M1
    If you loved the original don't watch this one, it takes everything the original stood for and just throws that out
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    2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars Wrecking the original like it didn't even do it!!! October 7, 2013
    By Jim
    Eureka Seven AO sabotages the very essence of its predecessor in just about every way possible. This story did not start badly as in the very beginning the viewer is treated to interesting (albeit cliché) characters presented in a very beautifully rendered environment. Then the story began to reveal itself and that is when you realize that this series never really had a chance.

    Much like the characters, the story is never entirely consistent, and eventually settles on a bizarre path that wrecks the premise of the original series all together and will leave any true fan bitter and feeling somewhat betrayed by the way this series was handled. The animation and action sequences are, for the most part, good, so I could not tank the score to one star in good conscience.

    If you enjoyed Psalms of Planets: Eureka Seven, then do yourself a huge favor and don't bother watching this, much less buying it. If you have not seen the original series, then you would do well to see it as it is, in my humble opinion, one of the greatest animated works of all time. Then you should do whatever you can to avoid seeing this series.
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    2.0 out of 5 stars terrible sequel October 22, 2014
    By Takuya
    Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
    If you like Eureka Seven, go buy those blurays instead. Have the blurays, go buy the manga instead. Got that, go buy the manga for Neon Genesis Evangelion and the bluray for said series (and after war gundam x if that's ever released outside of japan) because those two insperations for Eureka Seven are much more like the original ES unlike this god awful sequel. It doesnt seem bad at first but slowly dives into hell and tries to drag fans of the original with it! Im not gonna spoil but be warned there are far better things to spend your money on.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Bones Delivers September 13, 2014
    I'm no "mecha" fan but AO is engaging and quite fun. One or two fairly annoying characters but in the grand scheme of things it matters not. A very appealing, scenic island environment, cool futuristic technology, and it's an automatic winner in my book. Characters are pretty fleshed out, the English dub is fantastic. The animation, attention to detail and blu-ray video quality is simply -superb-

    Again Studio Bones proves they can do no wrong
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    1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Worth watching as a sequel and standalone series! January 14, 2014
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    Astral Ocean (AO) is a sequel of the original Eureka Seven anime but it takes place before the events of that series.

    The animation is great with vivid colors, scenery and of course mechs. The action sequences were also well thought out but one can get lost in the story if they haven't seen the first series. But don't get me wrong, the show still stands on its own and can be viewed so. You may just get a little confused in its last act when characters and certain plots are revealed.

    On that note, If you watched the first series then you will get that sense of "Oh, now I get it" as certain events in AO are also necessary to understand elements in Seven.

    I was able to watch the series in a couple of sittings without loosing interest and some of the episodes kept me looking forward to what would happened next. I would definitely recommend this series to fans of the first Eureka Seven and any other anime Otaku.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Better than Eureka 7
    A much better storyline than Eureka 7. AO is a young boy that has the gift of piloting Nirvash, a mech. Similar to Renton from Eureka 7 with one huge difference. Read more
    Published 6 months ago by Nathan
    5.0 out of 5 stars 50/50
    Big fan of the original series
    And initially excited about this but something is lacking . Overall enjoyable and worth the money
    Also something to have the collection.
    Published 7 months ago by Eric salinas
    5.0 out of 5 stars Eureka Seven comes back, and it's beautiful as ever.
    This was just beautiful I am a huge fan of the original series, and to see it come back was just the greatest thing. Read more
    Published 11 months ago by Killian Tighe
    5.0 out of 5 stars Gimme more, please!
    I really loved the first half of the series! I can see why people rag on the show, but I feel like they blow everything said way out of proportion. Read more
    Published 13 months ago by Brandt Niles
    4.0 out of 5 stars If you were one of the few who didnt like the original, you might like...
    As I watching the original, I was also reading alot of criticisms about the sequel about how there was NO story, the characters were meh, and there were seldom any action scenes. Read more
    Published 13 months ago by Kwongster
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great sequel to Eureka 7!
    Loved this sequel! Great scenes to watch and just fun! Get ready to see the mystery of Ao get unveiled.
    Published 13 months ago by EarlY
    5.0 out of 5 stars viry good
    this movie is very good cant what for part two its funny and lots of action you need to get it
    Published 13 months ago by pete
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great series
    It is a great follow up from the original. I was truly expecting to be disappointed, but it really delivers.
    Published 13 months ago by Elliott
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    Stoked, but missing the original.
    Unfortunately, unless funimation (or another company for that matter) licenses the original, it probably will not be released; this is because Bandai Entertainment held the rights to the original and they discontinued distributing here. And, as far as I know, no other company has rescued the... Read More
    Jul 9, 2013 by tc0120 |  See all 9 posts
    Is this a DVD + Blu-ray combo pack?
    I own this set, and it is in fact a blu-ray dvd combo pack ^_^
    Aug 13, 2013 by tc0120 |  See all 3 posts
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