Eureka Seven: AO- Part 1 [Blu-ray]
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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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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.
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.
Again Studio Bones proves they can do no wrong
1. The soundtrack to this series is behind phenomenal! It surpassed even the soundtrack to Eureka 7 and every time the music began for a scene you could feel the energy and emotional impact behind it.
2. This isn't going to be the same story of the star-crossed lovers who fell in love the first time around and struggled to kindle their budding relationship, it's more action packed filled with giant IFO's (LFO's basically, no difference) vs. Secrets battle sequences and friendships among a colorful set of new characters Ao meets. Ao at times may seem confused in situations as much as we are, but he is never afraid and fights with no fear to the very end.
3. The storyline itself was a bit confusing at first, seeing as it dives into a lot of political mumbo-jumbo, certain dark topics diving into wars of the past and slight racism towards Ao for being an outsider with blue hair, and many different confusing questions you have through out the whole time: Where are Eureka and Renton now? What are these things called 'Secrets' and what do they REALLY want? Who is the man named Truth, what are his motives, how can he do the things he does, why is he after Eureka? Why does everyone want these 'Quartz' cubes that come from the Scub Coral? Many questions come into play in this series and it takes a good eye and ear to fully grasp everything going on around Ao and his journey to find his mother Eureka. But in the end, everything comes into perspective following the last 4 episodes of this 24 episode series.Read more ›
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.
If you have seen Eureka Seven, this is a must watch! Just make sure to pay close attention, it likes to throw you for loops and spins with its story. But if you keep track it all adds up, and you'll get dashed easter eggs. If you haven't seen the first series this might be a pass until you start Eureka Seven.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I'm giving it 2 stars simply for the condition i got it in ,its got a giant crease in the front in the the middle.Published 17 months ago by johnney
Good series. Not quite the original. Could have had a more diverse voice cast in the american version. All characters used an American accent. Even the Australians and Britans.Published 18 months ago by Eric hall
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 morePublished on April 24, 2014 by Nathan
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