Posted by psgels on 26 August 2012 with categories: Eureka Seven Ao

So, this series definitely has this tendency to come with back-stories right from out of nowhere. This episode treated us to the identity of the father of Truth. On top of the nature of the world that the series takes place in: we’re dealing with a parallel universe. Basically this show is what would happen if earth would be invaded by the Scab Coral: it would still thrive, but not as much as we do now. So wait, are the villains in this series trying to move the plot into the current earth?

What’s interesting is how Goldilocks isn’t dead, but instead they never got enlisted. And you know what? I wonder what happened to Bruno in this timeline then: is he still working for Generation Blue, but in a different division or something? Will we actually see him again? What’s also interesting is how Ao nearly loses himself near the end of this episode, leading to quite an interesting cliff-hanger where people actually realize that he is too dangerous with that dimension-altering gun of his. Is that really going to be it, though, or did this episode fail to mention something?

And then there are the characters in this episode who just started to act weird. Elena Peoples… didn’t she try to shoot down the Nirvash a bunch of episodes ago? This episode she apparently decided to try a completely different tactic, but what she has in mind still is a complete mystery. The trio of Gazelle, Pippo and Juno also were different from usual. Juno was in his element when he started explaining things, so that one is logical, but what about Gazelle being so blunt? And has Pippo always been this stupid? The most notable change however was Georg, who sometimes got taken over by a new voice. That one definitely is a plot point that the next episodes will touch upon.
Rating: 5.5/8 (Excellent)

9 Responses

  1. ringlord says:

    Oh come on, we already learned in Ep 12 that Truth was adopted by Johannson. And Georg’s alternate Voice is the japanese Secret he was connected with by Gazelles Group in Ep 15.

    • tktym says:

      THIS! I cant believe people missed this! everyone’s all like “gee I wonder why georgs voice is different” -.-

  2. Mi-Mi-Mikuru says:

    psgels, are you watching this without subs? That would explain how you could miss so much ^^;;
    I found this episode awesome. (but a world without nuclear plants and overpopulation doesn’t sound that bad!)

  3. Longhaul says:

    Elena seems to have a decent idea whats going on, when she tried to stop Eureka from going away aka try to shoot down the Nirvash.

  4. BigDaddyConey says:

    Recap episode..

  5. UltimateReaper says:

    You seem kinda off today, it does seem like you’ve missed a lot of stuff.

    Aside from that, this ep was rather bland for me. Lots of build up and explaining. Only thing I don’t get is the gun itself. We are basically dealing with time travel/changing here. Ao didn’t belong in the past to begin with, but so far we don’t know if this is the kind of story that has the,

    “He was in the past before Eureka was born to begin with” you know the whole time paradox thing
    or
    “His going back into the past changed things.” Chronologically speaking, he didn’t go back into the past until after Eureka was born

    I don’t really know, but I hope we get the answers. I’m a bit confused on a few things. Elena is a total pyscho, I’m beginning to wonder who the hell she really is.

  6. mousoukyoku says:

    Not that Steins;Gate was terribly original in essence, but AO still managed to copy its basic premise. Way to go! Well, still diggin’ this though.

  7. Commenter says:

    As was already mentioned: perhaps you should rewatch some prior episodes psgels! These “contrived” plot points are everything but contrived. The relation between truth and johannson was already figured out by that japanese military man, and Georg’s additional voice is that of that head of a secret that is in Japan.

    I think this story adresses one of the plot points in the original: that the scub coral does not have the flow of time in its own world. So the scub coral is connected to the past and the future timelines of Eureka seven Ao and the original Eureka seven.

  8. AidanAK47 says:

    Give him a break guys, Eureka seven had a two week break so it’s no wonder it’s difficult to recall what happened in the previous 15 episodes. Hell it’s difficult to recall what happened in the previous episode for that matter what with the boring bullshit politics and dull characters.
    Even then there is still the massive plot hole of how the secrets clearly blew the crap out of humans and didn’t give a damn about quartz before but now that a giant head says they are protectors then everyone just believes them?

    Also even if the Goldilocks team didn’t get enlisted that wouldn’t mean that the team wouldn’t exist. It would just be different pilots in the Goldilocks team.

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  • K-Off
    (Sunday, Jun 26. 2016 09:11 PM)
    But I agree with Bam in that the show has lots of moments where it shines, namely in the action and the entertaining character interactions. If I was interested more so in a character story rather than an overall plot, I’m sure I’d like Eva a lot more. Certain shows work really well purely off that principle like Phantasia, but by the time I got to Eva I’d gotten relatively desensitized to those character tropes. Shinji didn’t help much either.
  • K-Off
    (Sunday, Jun 26. 2016 09:07 PM)
    There’s no narrative thrusts throughout the show, it’s just scenes happening to get from one action set piece to the next all the while shoving blatant symbolism in your face. The little plot there is feels incredibly weak, aside from the world building there’s no clear objective besides a vague idea of defeating angels and something about Gendo that’s almost background noise with how little it affects the story.
  • K-Off
    (Sunday, Jun 26. 2016 09:03 PM)
    Having started watching anime only in the mid 2000s despite occasionally seeing them on TV during the 90s, I come from a school of thought that emphasizes coherence more than anything else, basically I want the story to have focus. And while Eva’s influence on character archetypes and animation cannot be argued, I still think the story in Eva is pretty bad.
  • AidanAK47
    (Sunday, Jun 26. 2016 07:56 PM)
    Judging purely visually I agree some leeway must be given due to the technical limitations of the time but all of my issues with the series is not visual related but story.
    I have admitted that I don’t hate Eva and I do like aspects of it. But do you really need me to give it praise? There is plenty giving it praise. I see no reason to join the choir.
  • AidanAK47
    (Sunday, Jun 26. 2016 07:51 PM)
    Now you are just flying off the hook.
    I understand Eva’s cultural significance, and it’s effect on the medium. I just deem it irrelevant when judging the anime itself. For you see dear boy, if you are going to place EVA above modern anime then you must judge it by modern standards. If it falls short you can’t just bring up historic significance to wave away it’s problems.
  • Bam
    (Sunday, Jun 26. 2016 05:46 PM)
    I praised Fate/Zero for its story, pacing and charismatic protagonist. UBW I agreed to its superb battle animation and overall quality of first cour. Now when someone watches EoE or Eva Rebuild 2.2 and comments on nothing of quality, then who is the biased one here really?
  • Bam
    (Sunday, Jun 26. 2016 05:34 PM)
    If anything at least call Shinji a shitty annoying character- cuz even I won’t deny that.
  • Bam
    (Sunday, Jun 26. 2016 05:25 PM)
    When I mean discussion I don’t mean a series of personal likes and dislikes- but judging objective elements: plot consistency, animation quality, restrain in fan-service and pandering, over reliance on tropes and cliches, etc. Otherwise we all have our different preferences.
  • Bam
    (Sunday, Jun 26. 2016 05:20 PM)
    I agree with the cons of Eva, as well as its strengths. Same with Fate. Being pessimistic is a stance, not inherently a flaw. The setting of Eva predicates that tone. If anything I have a bias towards Berserk, and that’s mostly all out of nostalgia.
  • Bam
    (Sunday, Jun 26. 2016 05:16 PM)
    Also what ladies? Even the “gentlemen” part is stretching it. It’s very easy for someone who didn’t follow anime 20 years ago to criticize one of its most historic moments. At least this Tenka Seiha fella doesn’t talk smack about what he doesn’t really understand.

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