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Eureka Seven AO – 23-24 (END)

“The Final Frontier/The Gates of Summer”

Only one thing was certain about these last two eps of Eureka Seven AO – they were going to be controversial.

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November 21, 2012 at 8:55 am Comments (117)

Eureka Seven AO: Jungfrau no Hanabana-tachi – OVA

「エウレカセブンAO -ユングフラウの花々たち-」 (Jungfrau no Hanabana-tachi)
“Eureka Seven AO: The Flowers of Jungfrau”

Any way you look at it the lead story in the Astral Ocean OVA is Ao in a dress, but there are actually a couple of semi-serious moments along the way.

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October 16, 2012 at 6:49 am Comments (29)

Eureka Seven AO – 22

「ギャラクシー・トゥ・ギャラクシー/coral carriers」 (Gyarakushī Tu Gyarakushī)
“Galaxy 2 Galaxy”

I hardly know where to start, but “Damn!” is as good a place as any.

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September 28, 2012 at 11:53 pm Comments (83)

Eureka Seven AO – 21

「ワールド・トゥ・ワールド/rising sun」 (Wārudo Tu Wārudo)
“World 2 World”

If I really thought this was the penultimate episode of Astral Ocean, I’d be very worried. As long as that’s not the case I think it served its purpose quite admirably.

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September 21, 2012 at 9:46 pm Comments (54)

Eureka Seven AO – 20

「ベター・デイズ・アヘッド/last message」 (Betā Deizu Aheddo)
“Better Days Ahead”

I’ve never been more of a BONES fan than I am with this show, because it took real guts for them to do something truly different with AO rather than take the path of least resistance and make a pale imitation of the beloved original.

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September 15, 2012 at 11:25 pm Comments (27)

Eureka Seven AO – 19

「メイビー・トゥモロー/the day」 (Meibī Tumorō)
“Maybe Tomorrow”

Whenever and however the last two episodes of this series arrive, they’re going to have their hands full wrapping up this story.

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September 8, 2012 at 12:50 am Comments (66)

Eureka Seven AO – 18

「ドント・ルック・ダウン/Third Engine」 (Donto Rukku Daun)
“Don’t Look Down”

That’s all of Team Goldilocks present and accounted for, then.

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August 31, 2012 at 8:55 pm Comments (60)

Eureka Seven AO – 17

「ラ・ヴィアン・ローズ/Johannson’s book」 (Ra Vian Rōzu)
“La Vie en rose”

When we write the book on Eureka Seven AO, I suspect we’ll look back on this episode as the one where all the pieces started to come together.

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August 24, 2012 at 3:26 pm Comments (58)

Eureka Seven AO – 16

「ガーディアンズ・ハンマー/next phase」 (Gādianzu Hanmā)
“Guardians Hammer”

If I could have picked any series to go on a two-week hiatus, AO definitely wouldn’t have been it. But it’s surprising how quickly everything came flooding back once the episode started. I still have no idea what’s happening, but at least I know what I have no idea about.

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August 17, 2012 at 3:00 pm Comments (61)

Eureka Seven AO – 15

「(ウォー・ヘッド/humanoid secret」 (Wō Heddo)
“War Head”

It’s never a good idea to get too comfortable with what you believe is happening in Astral Ocean, because this is not a seismically stable landscape.

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July 28, 2012 at 1:32 am Comments (38)

Eureka Seven AO – 14

「スターファイアー/another truth」 (Sutāfaiā)

There’s a part of me that’s convinced BONES is just screwing with my head now because they can…

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July 20, 2012 at 2:17 pm Comments (108)

Eureka Seven AO – 13

「シーズ・ア・レインボウ/moonlight ship」 (Shīzu A Reinbō)
“She’s a Rainbow”

Gonna need the thesaurus to try and do justice to how amazing this episode was.

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July 13, 2012 at 8:16 pm Comments (86)

Eureka Seven AO – 12

「ステップ・イントゥ・ア・ワールド/heaven and earth」 (Suteppu Intu A Wārudo)
“Step into a World”

Now that’s how you deliver a game-changer in spectacular fashion.

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July 6, 2012 at 5:06 pm Comments (68)

Eureka Seven AO – 11

「プラトー・オブ・ミラー/mirror of the world」 (Puratō Obu Mirā)
“Plateaux of Mirror”

If you want intrigue and mystery, this episode of AO should be your one-stop shopping for the week.

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June 29, 2012 at 11:07 pm Comments (31)

Eureka Seven AO – 10

「リリース・ユア・セルフ/the pied piper of Hamelin」 (Rirīsu Yua Serufu)
“Release Yourself”

This episode was illustrative of why I think Ao works so well as a MC. He’s 12 – he’s scared, he’s reckless and he exercises poor judgment. But courage isn’t never being afraid – that’s stupidity – but in being afraid and doing what has to be done anyway.

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June 22, 2012 at 3:59 pm Comments (34)

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