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04-13-2012, 12:43 PM
The much-anticipated sequel to the Studio Bones masterpiece.
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04-13-2012, 02:05 PM
This one had me literally glued to the screen.
From a relaxing summer to an all out war.
Damn, it was pretty intense.
Will be watching it for sure.
04-15-2012, 03:41 PM
- Wasn't protagonist boy's hair Eureka green in the promo materials?
- Naru is adorable. But her seiyuu sounds rather inexperienced... ::checks:: ...because she is. Well, maybe she'll get the hang of it. Voice is cute enough.
- Stuff is happening. Not sure how much of it I should remember from the first show. Most what I remember about E7 is "Eureka is cute" and "Anemone is awesome".
No real opinion on this yet, but it has potential.
04-20-2012, 09:24 AM
So Ao got his chance with the FP.
That mecha was pretty cool looking.
I liked the transformations, but being thrown in battle without any exp totally sucked for him and it really showed.
It was pure luck he beat that thing.
04-27-2012, 01:10 PM
Ao's rebellion against his past.
Those people really are monsters. Turning on Ao so fast.
Ignorance sure brings out fear and stupidity.
The history lesson was interesting though.
The new G-monster was huge, but Ao was also determined ^^
05-03-2012, 02:33 PM
Eureka Seven is back! After Last Exile, I'm keeping my expectations low, but at least this seems like a more promising start than that had. I do like Eureka Seven a lot more, anyway. Like Last Exile, it's at least nice to see them keep some signature elements consistent with the original: The A-Part/B-Part eyecatches, the "To Be Continued", the entire visual style, etc. So it looks like Ao's hair will be turning to Eureka's hair color in the next episode. I was confused about that. Well, on to that episode!
05-03-2012, 03:02 PM
One "Eureka" message is all it takes to turn his hair blue. And it says "welcome home". Isn't that nice? Is that Eureka herself I see in the next episode preview? That could be nice. In the meantime, Ao gets his own version of the Nirvash, and it's just as awesome.
05-04-2012, 12:04 AM
So it looks like this story is set up some time way after the events of Eureka 7, and a freak accident causes the Scub Corals to destroy Okinawa. The first episode in this season does a much better job introducing the characters and the setting than the original season (then again, even though Eureka 7 is a great show, the first episode was one of the worst I ever watched as far as first episodes go). Instead of escaping a boring life, Ao is caught in the middle of an uprising and that sets up things better than the original season did.
05-04-2012, 12:05 AM
So it turns out that the bracelet is something is supposed to belong to Ao, and it lets him pilot the Nirvash while turning his hair blue. And then he meets up with Generation Bleu after somehow piloting that thing to defeat the G-Monster. And just like in Eureka 7, Ao is getting ready to embark on a journey. With the way the episode ended, that leaves us with lots of questions about, well, everything.
05-04-2012, 03:46 PM
Ao learning contols of his new mecha.
He doesn't quite know what he's doing yet.
Destroying that g-monster was really impressive with his level of skills.
Ao was lucky that guy picked him up and took him to safety.
05-10-2012, 02:17 PM
So Ao is taking plenty of heat for being an alien, and now things are getting desperate. The inhabitants of Okinawa are sure a bunch of fools for all this. Another G-Monster invasion and only the IFOs can stop those things much like only EVAs can stop the Angels. And then there was Elena trying to be Miku Hatsune and that was funny.
With this series, everything is being established pretty quickly rather than taking a few episodes to do with the original Eureka 7 series. Ao is about to embark on a journey with Generation Bleu much like Renton did with the Gekkostate, although Ao is being forced to do so or else he faces the ultimate regret of his life. So he made the right choice between facing the prejudice of being an alien and letting the G-Monsters have their way.
05-10-2012, 10:41 PM
Okay, I was thinking it would be weird to have his old hair color in the opening every episode since he only had it for the first episode and a half, so it's good to see that was only for that one episode. And Eureka understandably had her hair dyed quite a bit. We still didn't get much of her, but at least we got some, and not just her falling out of the sky 12 years ago. Hey, that makes that... now, doesn't it? Anyone in Okinawa reporting blue-haired girls falling from the sky this year? :P So that mecha was Nirvash itself. Well I guess at least we get one major cast member back from the original. I assume we'll learn what happened to Renton at some point. I believe he was with Eureka right to the end, but there's been no mention of him in this yet.
05-11-2012, 04:26 AM
Ao is now a member of Generation Bleu after being forced off the island with nowhere else to turn to. He takes down the G-Monster, and now there is a whole lot of strife between the Japanese and the Allied forces over IFOs. Okinawa has developed into a city with flying cars and high-rises seen in sci-fi movies, and lots of war protests are happening. Just when it is time to relax, apparently someone had been secretly following GB. And it looks like Ao is not the only newbie on board. Naru is also there, and Gazelle (whose real name is Jiro), Pippo (Reo), and Han snuck on somehow, as well as Noah the sloth. Those three are really quite the crazy trio going through all this.
Now, the real adventures begin with Ao now a member of GB and this group is not as large as the Gekkostate, which makes things simpler. Lots of things are going on that should make things really interesting in the next episodes, such as the battle between GB and the Allied forces, the Scub Corals, and finding the whereabouts of Eureka.
05-11-2012, 01:03 PM
Ao finally got to see Generation Bleu's headquarters.
They even repaired his mecha.
The stowaways he brought were sure making some fun of their own.
The sloth was kinda cute with all the hugging ^^
Looks like even the heroes have hidden agenda when it comes to Scub Coral.
Ao looked pretty good in his suit and with it came the old but improved Nirvash.
05-17-2012, 02:40 PM
Make a contract with me and become a member of Pied Piper! Haha, good stuff. Too bad they were so cold to him for most of the episode. At least the people who matter treat him better, so it should all work out in the end. After all, Renton didn't have the easiest time during the early parts of his time with Gekkostate, but he sure became an important member eventually. Hopefully someone from Goldilocks survived. They were quite likeable. More than the Pied Piper characters in some ways right now.
05-18-2012, 09:27 AM
First, she imitates Miku and now it's Kyubee. Make a contract with me, LOL! So now, the story shifts to Switzerland where the HQ for GB is. The trio of stowaways are now employees of GB, but not after Rebecka delivered a groin shot to Gazelle. Now Team Goldilocks is introduced, and Chloe sure has a huge appetite. And then there is another attack where Team Goldilocks was useless and Team Pied Piper is brought into action, and Ao's first official assignment as a member of GB.
So far, I like this season better than the original. The plot is moving at the right speed and the characters are pretty interesting, especially the Team Goldilocks trio of Chloe, Maeve, and Maggie. The next episode should really be something.
05-18-2012, 01:32 PM
The beginning of this episode left me surprised.
I didn't watch the original series and don't know if the same characters appear here or not, but those ultra strong, shape shifting guys are certainly not a joke.
Ao was right in the middle of it all as usual.
Looks like he and his Nirvash had a fiery christening.
05-24-2012, 10:02 PM
So now, we are introduced to the main bad guy of this season, and it is a shapeshifting being known only as Truth. He/She/It is going to be one tough cookie to take down since Truth can appear as anybody. So first things first with Ao taking a rest with Chloe after rescuing the Goldilocks crew, and then Ao coming to the rescue once again after hearing how badly Pied Piper is fighting. Then after the credits, Truth is invading GB.
Now that things are settled with Ao being a new member of GB and Team Pied Piper, the plot now thickens with the enemy using its special power for some cause that is unknown at the moment. The next episode will really be something now that GB knows not to trust anybody knowing what kind of power Truth has.
05-25-2012, 02:44 PM
Those new shape shifting guy is really strong and lethal.
It's one intruder that could do serious damage.
Truth... just what is that guy up to?
He sure is interesting, but why would Naru be interesting to him..
Looks like there is more to that girl that meets the eye.
05-31-2012, 02:48 PM
This series really isn't looking to ever reach the level of the original. I won't write it off as a Last Exile-type disappointment quite yet, but while it seemed a far cry from the level of the original from the very beginning, I feel like overall it's slowly declining as well, which is very disappointing. Hopefully something happens soon to pick up that level of quality significantly, but I'm not really getting my hopes up. It's two-cour, which is still only half the original series, but at least it has time to fix itself. Or just spiral deeper into disappointment, as was the case with the Last Exile sequel...
05-31-2012, 10:16 PM
So in this episode, Truth causes a lot of damage and as his nickname implies, he is after the truth. His target is the Nirvash, and Naru for some reason we don't know yet. While all that was a dream about Naru abandoning Ao, Truth did take Naru away while Ao was unconscious.
It's a tall order trying to meet its predecessor, but so far after a strong start to the series, things are leveling off as while the original series took its sweet time developing the Gekkostate members leading to a story that was as complete as it could possibly be, this series moves pretty quickly and at a speed that won't allow me to digest what is happening before the next big thing hits. Of course, that was expected considering that the original E7 got 50 episodes while this only 24. Nevertheless, Truth is a really interesting character I'm thinking that his character will resemble Lunatic's in Tiger and Bunny. It appears that Naru cares greatly for him, at least based on the dream, so that could mean a ton of things.
06-02-2012, 03:31 AM
Ao hanging out around the complex.
He sure didn't like being under surveillance.
World politics is seriously messed up sometimes.
The fight with the Secret was pretty intense.
06-07-2012, 07:37 PM
Ao and Fleur are getting very friendly with each other, and finding common ground like hating their fathers. How cute. Why don't they just gattai already? I don't know what I'd do without you, Elena. I still have no idea what the setting of this series really is.
06-07-2012, 10:44 PM
So Ao is not going after Naru just yet. He tried, but his Nirvash was shut down just in time. And in the meantime, an invasion in Arabia is where the next mission is. Ao and Fleur are sure getting close, if only because they hate their fathers, but still trying to help them out. It was nice to see that a huge disaster was averted because the smuggler trio acted out that scene of desperation that got to the media.
It was a good thing that Ao did not go after Naru just yet as now, the show is doing something that went a long way in making E7 so great, and in doing so the relationship between Ao and Fleur is developed. But it's Naru who Ao is in love with, I think.
06-08-2012, 12:04 PM
Ao sure can be a party pooper..
That Truth guy made an appearance again.
He's still as mysterious as ever.
Illegall underwater gathering point for damaged quartz was interesting.
The underwater fight was pretty cool.
06-14-2012, 09:43 PM
So the Japanese are up to no good in creating an artificial Scub Coral and it turns out that it was all set up by Truth impersonating a government official. Of course, a Secret shows up and Ao won't let it run free and had to be rescued from the abyss in the process.
So we don't quite get to Naru just yet, and with her apparently taken away by Truth that something is going on, and Truth is causing more chaos as usual. It's another solid episode, one that certainly feels like an episode out of Evangelion. And then there is Elena being the same as usual, this time dressing up in a white school swimsuit with cat ears and a tail.
06-22-2012, 12:34 PM
The whole assistance to US thing got pretty serious fast.
Lots of politics involved too.
That Truth guy seems to be everywhere that matters too.
Ao figured out something very important and interesting.
It was kinda funny watching them mask as tents but very effective too ^^
Well, at least they learned something useful and completed the mission successfully.
06-28-2012, 06:59 PM
Whoa sudden serious business. Ao freaks the fuck out. Hey, that's a little reminiscent of some scenes in the original Eureka Seven. He goes overboard with recklessness, but it actually works out as well as he could have possibly hoped, and now everything gets to run around in tents. Bizarre sight.
06-29-2012, 12:12 PM
Dealing with another Secret..
That one at least had a nice sense of humor ^^
Looks like the girls & Ao brought a stowaway from their last fight.
That Trapar thing incapacitated them very easily.
Miller, Elena & Ao sure make an interesting team, even though one of them was a hallucination ^^"
So Elena is not really Elena after all?! Wonder who she really is?
07-06-2012, 12:00 AM
This episode pretty much started out as if it were just another monster-of-the-week episode, this time with the battle happening in England. But halfway through, it went away from that formula that had been dragging down this show after such a strong start as now, there is something about Elena. There is the hallucinations that are caused by some kind of sand, and then there was the singer Miller, who is really Elena with a wig. And Elena is not exactly Elena.
After a string of mediocre episodes, it is finally nice to have an episode that moves the story forward as now, things are starting to take a much different outlook.
07-06-2012, 08:55 AM
Truth & Naru. They make an interesting pair.
Ao & crew in space. That was kinda cool to see.
That Truth sure can be really unique in his behavior.
So far, he is the most interesting character.
Scub Coral in space?! Now that's something new.
Some more interesting facts about Ao & his origin.
07-12-2012, 10:00 PM
This time, Team Pied Piper goes into space and meet up with Team Harlequin. It turns out that Ao had been kicking butt because he can see Trapars, which normal human beings can't see. But in space, there are no Trapars, but he did not need them, anyway. Then there is a Scub Coral nest that was blasted and sent on a crash course along with the Nirvash, but then appearing at long last... Eureka! Along with the Gekkostate. And Naru also appears along with Truth, and apparently he is on good terms with Ao for now until the time comes when he needs to see the truth. Turns out that Truth might be the son of someone named Johansson.
After a string of monster-of-the-week episodes, this one is probably the last of them, and one where it transitions from that territory to an entirely different place. Now that Ao and Eureka have been reunited that things are going to be much different. And it looks like the top brass at GB is up to something, and the smuggler trio senses that they are hiding something (and whatever it is, that's the reason why Truth attached the GB headquarters). There is a lot to look forward to now that the story is finally moving forward, and that Ao is back with his mother. And then there is the connection between Naru and Truth that has yet to be explained. I am thinking that it will be something down the lines of the one between Anemone and Dominic.
07-13-2012, 10:10 AM
That Eureka girl sure was interesting.
Her world seems to have the opposite viewpoint of scub corals.
Flashback to the past was really interesting and explained a lot.
Looks like his mom did some time traveling.
Ao sure snapped at Gazelle.
Guess he really missed his mom a lot.
Truth interfered again.
07-20-2012, 08:18 AM
Naru seems to be dealing with a whole other dimension of things than Ao.
I still don't quite get how & why she has a special connection to Scub corals.
The fight with Truth was pretty awesome.
Nirvash fighting on its own was an interesting sight.
Things are going in an interesting direction.
Looks like Ao is the enemy now... humans sure are twisted beings.
Nothing is as it seems.
This sure was an interesting and intense episode.
07-23-2012, 10:37 PM
Ao finally meets up with mother, except it's not exactly Eureka. It's a past version of her from when she was pregnant. So it's their priority to send her back to her proper time. But that's going to be tough to do with the Japanese and Okinawan forces in pursuit and with Truth attacking.
That was quite an episode there with Ao meeting a past version of Eureka while the real Eureka from the present is still out there somewhere. And now, Ao and Truth are squaring off. And then there is something saying that the Secret are not the enemies.
07-26-2012, 06:40 PM
FLOW! Going back to them for the final OP of the franchise (probably) is a great choice. Of course, FLOW is always a great choice, but the extra reason for it makes it even better.
For the second half, they're making up for lost time and really trying to connect everything in this story to everything in the original Eureka Seven. As a result, the pacing feels as off as ever, but in the opposite way. I was waiting for a lot of this for a lot of the early parts of the series, but now that they've gotten to it, it feels a little too late and kind of sloppy. Still, it's exciting enough and my curiosity hasn't just disappeared, so I can't say I'm not extremely interested in what will happen next. They definitely know how to keep you wondering. It probably would have been better for connections to be made to the original series earlier on to let this story stand on its own and make you care about it for what it is, but instead I kind of feel the opposite about the series. I like that it's giving me the Eureka Seven connections I wanted all along, but I know I should be caring about it as its own story at this point instead of just dwelling on the past.
But FLOW, so whatever.
07-28-2012, 11:25 AM
Ao's bad dream about Naru was not far from reality at all.
Those medical examinations were a nice cover for inspecting if someone was infected by scub coral.
Ao & sleeping pills. Things are really started to affect him.
Japanese government playing around with Secret.... dangerous.
Re-awakened scub coral sure was bad news for Ao.
Seems like Secrets are getting smarter... and harder to deal with.
Some really interesting information came to light.
Looks like Secrets really are Earth's immune system.
08-01-2012, 02:02 AM
So Eureka returns to her own dimension after their battle against Truth where her Nirvash started to have a mind of its own. And it turns out that unborn child is not Ao since it is a girl. And then the Japanese government is up to no good, trying to exterminate Ao for killing an officer.
From how this episode played out, I am thinking that Naru is that child the Eureka that was sent back is carrying. And then there is Nakamura, who I think is the main villain of this show. He uses so many sneaky tactics and other things to get rid of Ao, and then destroying the Secrets to be used for military power. Things are getting really intense from hereon out.
08-03-2012, 02:01 PM
Christophe lets the cat out of the bag. Looks like their plan may be reaching its final stage soon. Didn't expect that so far from the end.
08-17-2012, 10:21 AM
The plan to destroy Secrets.
I must admit it's somewhat confusing who the real enemy is.
Seems like Naru had plans of her own..
Ao had interesting dreams.
Looks like he's slowly doubting.
Nirvash pulled an interesting transformation of quartz.
Seems like more than that happened, a lot more.
Can't say I'd ever expected something like that.
Maybe an alternate universe thing?
This was a pretty intense episode.
08-23-2012, 08:52 PM
Things are really starting to get out of hand now that Ao has been thrown into a state of flux and the Secrets are out on the loose. And then there is Christophe who is plotting something by hoarding all that quartz as a countermeasure against the Secrets. Just like in the original E7, emotions are spiraling out of control leaving Ao to figure out what's going on.
08-23-2012, 08:57 PM
Christophe's plan is now ready to go by using the quartz as a magnet to draw the Secrets into one place so that they could be blown up in the North Pole. Seems like the plan is going well until the Soviets interfere with the plan, and once again Truth is the reason for the interference. But Ao does things on his own once again to exterminate the Secrets. And then somehow, Goldilocks never existed. Huh?
While there is that thing where the Secrets are not the enemy according to Eureka, something is definitely going on and destroying the Secrets is supposed to be a defensive measure. But I don't see it that way. Somehow, somebody is pulling the strings somewhere. In the next episode, the mystery of the non-existent Goldilocks team is told and it looks like we will also learn more about Truth since he is apparently Johannson's son. This episode was nice and very telling of the way things are going.
08-24-2012, 11:30 AM
Things seems to be slowly going out of control.
Naru awaking the scub corals isn't helping the situation.
Ao on his own guilt trip...
Seems like this episode is more dealing with the changed timeline than fighting.
At least Ao found the girls, even though there were no longer part of Generation Bleu.
Truth's intervention complicated things even more.
The appearance of Ao's mom mad things even harder for Ao.
At the same time it did help clear some things up.
08-27-2012, 10:54 AM
Chloe is no more. And never existed in the first place. Wut. At least that's going to be rectified ASAP, rather than just writing her/them out of the story. I like how Ao talks about Chloe like she's the only member of Goldilocks. I just re-watched Bunny Drop, so more Ayu Matsuura is very welcome. This is definitely a much darker world to bring that little girl into than the cuteness and innocence of Rin and her story.
08-30-2012, 08:04 PM
This series continues to be a disappointment, but I can't say I'm not intrigued, even if I just end up rolling my eyes at a lot of the choices made. Elena is still always loads of fun, though.
08-31-2012, 11:10 AM
The girls sure made a LOL of testing those IFOs.
Allied forces and Ao, new info arises.
Seems like Ao is losing faith in Generation Bleu.
Elena & Fleur must really care about Ao a lot to come save him.
I still wonder who the real enemy here is since the lines between good and evil are very blurry.
09-02-2012, 03:12 PM
So Ao has been living in a world warped by the Scub Coral all this time. That explains how Team Goldilocks was never at GB as they never became IFO pilots in reality. And Truth, the adopted son of Johansson, is trying to end this hallucination. With the Quartz weapon moving on its own, Ao is in big trouble now, and he is taking the blow for GB.
Things are starting to fall into place here now that the truth about the Scub Coral is revealed. Now Ao has been captured, and the military factions are turning against GB. The next episode should really tell a lot.
09-06-2012, 04:03 PM
So Ao gets captured and becomes a member of the Allied Forces, until Fleur and Elena come to his rescue. For that, GB has become a terrorist organization.
This definitely feels like the time in the original E7 series when Renton jumped off the Gekkostate in order to not keep his problems out of the Gekko's hands, and here Ao is doing the same by trying to distance himself from GB. Of course, his departure didn't exactly sit well with his comrades, and they mounted a rescue mission to get him back. Now that GB is on the bad side of the Allied Forces, things are about to get intense in the upcoming battles.
09-07-2012, 10:13 AM
Fourth-Wall-Breaking Otaku Elena has been one of the saving graces of this series through its entire run, but it's been too long since they started to portray her as some mystery girl, so they really need to get on that. It seemed like they were starting to in this episode, but that kind of got sidelined.
09-08-2012, 05:42 AM
Truth had different motives than Naru.
Looks like their plans conflicted.
Seems like he didn't take that very well..
Allied forces vs Generation Bleu!
The politics and goals conflicting..
Truth's world domination plans... that's never a good sign.
Wow, that explosion was really strong.
09-13-2012, 07:31 PM
The truth of Truth. So he's basically Eureka all over again. Then he pulls a Tetsuo and flies up into space to hang out on a satellite. And Elena starts to reveal her origins. She was brought here by Eureka, but what connection could she really have to the original series? I thought there would be more of those twists with Fleur shooting her dad, but I should have assumed that was just Truth. However, Christophe doesn't last much longer than that, but at least he goes out with a bang. Could that really be the end of Truth?
09-15-2012, 05:27 AM
Interesting things are going on.
Fighting among themselves as well as the what they think is the enemy.
Things are getting very intense.
So even they have secrets hidden in the basement LOL
That IFO-0 looked a lot like trouble! And lots of it!
Looks like new allies just appeared!
09-20-2012, 07:51 PM
Kind of an average episode at this point, and not quite as eventful as the previous one. And as it turns out, that wasn't really the end of either of those characters. That's kind of anticlimactic...
09-20-2012, 10:59 PM
So it turns out that Truth is a Secret, but not just any ordinary one as he has absolutely no memory. That explains his destructive tendencies. Then it turns out Elena is from a different world. Seeing how GB is finished, Christophe causes an explosion to kill himself with Truth.
Great episode here as it explains a lot of the mysteries surrounding this show, and that Truth was totally misguided seeing how he had lost his way. And then there was Christophe who meant well when he formed GB, but rubbed the world the wrong way when he was withholding all that quartz, now trying to make things right again.
09-20-2012, 11:59 PM
So Elena and Team Harlequin become enemies now that GB is no more, and Truth merges with the original IFO that is so destructive that it couldn't be controlled. But in seeing that a desperate situation like this might come, Christophe was smart enough to give his comrades asylum in Japan seeing how the Secrets were not the enemy, but his company ended up destroying them because the truth got manipulated.
After a tremendously impactful episode, it follows up with a rather underwhelming episode where now, the Allied Forces are out for blood over a twisted truth. So it looks like the pieces are in place for things to get settled with the next episode being about Elena, now an enemy.
09-22-2012, 02:25 PM
The coral carriers thing was pretty interesting.
Eureka makes another appearance.
Seems like when she shows up things get even more complicated.
Secrets attacking other secrets, interesting.
Elena vs Ao.
Things are getting slowly out of hand.
09-27-2012, 10:38 PM
So Elena has a grudge against Eureka for abandoning her on Earth, and wants to return to where she came from. Except that she really is an Earthling named Ellen Brooks who was saved by Eureka during an outbreak. And then a fight breaks out where Elena is fully convinced that Eureka ruined her life and is taking it out on Ao. The quartz gun was moving on its own until Maggie intervenes. And now, Truth is back, and he is attached to the IFO to set the stage for the final fight.
This was a great episode here, learning a ton about Elena's background. I knew that something was unusual about her considering that Elena Peoples is not her real name, and that's what is was. Lots of major movement in this episode, and in the next episode, it's time to put an end to Truth's misguided idea of justice that was the result of not having any memories, and letting Johanson brainwash him. While he is as dangerous as ever, he won't sneak up on anybody now that he is the IFO, and not a shape-shifting entity.
09-28-2012, 04:24 PM
Truth totally lost his mind.
That is a really really bad thing.
Ao vs Truth! Nothing new there.
Well, at least we learned some new stuff about Truth.
The experiments with coral carriers went out of control.
Looks like Truth has his own plan and isn't as controllable as they thought.
Ao- Naru relationship has potential if only they'd relax some more.
The future part was interesting.
10-07-2012, 08:02 AM
This was a pretty LOL OVA.
Especially Ao as a girl part ^^
Well, Ao did want to be part of the PR team LOL
It totally backfired on him though.
Think he'll be careful what he wishes for in the future!
The snowman Secret kinda saved this OVA from being all girly.
10-10-2012, 10:20 PM
This video had not been working properly until just today.
So Truth is on a rampage now that he has fused with the IFO, and Ao and Naru finally get back together. Turns out that Truth can now kill all those infected by the Scubs. The final battle has begun over Okinawa, and Ao once again is determined to put a stop to this ex-Secret's rampage. And in the epilogue, Renton has finally appeared and is out to rescue Eureka.
Nice episode overall as a lot of things are revealed. But it is the appearance of Renton as a grown-up guy ready to join the fight that really makes this episode so nice. Renton now has Holland's seiyuu, and I believe that Funi will use one of their own VA's to voice him since I just can't see Johnny Yong Bosch fitting this version of Renton. Two more episodes to go, but it's going to be a long wait until that happens.
11-20-2012, 10:57 AM
It's certainly been a while since the previous episodes.
Ao, Fleur and Elena fighting the Truth.
It sure was an intense fight.
Naru is still delusional about the new wold.
Only two options available Scub or Secrets.
Ao didn't like fighting Naru one bit.
Eureka, Ao & Renton reunion was nice ^^
Ao's dad finally made an appearance.
So Scub are the invaders and Secrets are the protectors of the planet.
Finally some answers are given.
Truth the archetype, that was an interesting turn of events.
Guess every world has something different in it.
The past, present and future really are all messed up when it comes to Quartz.
All is well that ends well and this time Ao made it well.
12-14-2012, 10:29 AM
First, Ao has his battle with Truth, and in using the quartz gun to blast Truth he changes reality as the secret behind the quartz is fully explained. Then he meets his father Renton for the first time ever where he is about to do something extremely reckless as there is only one more chance to change reality. Ao wants to use it to rescue Eureka while Renton wants to wipe out the existence of the scubs that he once tried so hard to protect. It turns out that Truth has become a part of the Nirvash, and now Renton returns to Earth two years later, where he is a complete stranger once again.
That was a pretty weak ending as all that really happened when all is said and done is that Renton and Eureka are back to the time and place when they were happy and that Ao is starting all over again living in a different reality where nobody knows who he is. Renton is not exactly the person I expected him to be, and having this come at the time it happened was just too much. It could have been done better, but given what this show is trying to be, I guess that it is alright. But in these episode, Fleur and Elena were irrelevant for the most part. There are just too many loose ends that were left such as the whereabouts of Team Goldilocks, Naru, and the alternative reality Generation Bleu.
Overall, this series started out fast out the door, but once it got into the monster-of-the-week type of thing up to the halfway point, that is when the show starts to lose it. It recovers during the second half, but it doesn't quite regain its swagger that it had at the start. Then there is the ending where it focuses on Renton and Eureka, who rarely show up in this season and all of the sudden, something that was mostly an afterthought becomes the focal point. With the way this show ended, it certainly opens the door for a second season, which would be an opportunity to improve things since it seems like these episodes were crafted with that in mind. This show is really confusing once all the alternative realities and everything else come into play, and that long delay made things worse as I had forgotten some of the key details of this show that surface in these episodes. This show got the triple-whammy of bad luck as it was one of the last shows to begin airing in the spring, then it got delayed a week for soccer, and two more for the Olympics, and thus only 22 episodes could be aired and the last two came way later. It certainly didn't help that Funi waited so long after these episodes were aired to make them available. But at the very least it was a show that I could get into even if it isn't as good as its predecessor and the concept of alternative realities was pretty good.
04-26-2013, 08:11 PM
After finishing this, I have to say this is one sequel gone terribly wrong. This is how NOT to make a sequel to a beloved anime.
Other than Eureka and Renton whose roles ultimately were disappointing, the show doesn't even mention the other members of the original cast. Why make a sequel if you can't even connect it properly with the original?
The heart of the original series was the romance. Here, the male lead is too young and he acts too much like a typical shounen male lead (Infinite Stratos etc). Every time the show drops hints that it is leading into a satisfying romance with one of the 3 females leads, it ultimately ends up going nowhere.
By the end of the series, I still have no idea of the motives of more than half the cast or what they were doing in the series. The politics and the switching of alliances in the series was never developed effectively.
Another problem is this. Basically the dialogue of every episode almost goes like this:
Thats' basically what most of the conversation seems to revolve around. Terrible script writers.
This is a disappointing sequel.
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