Eureka 7 AO #01 — Sloth Included

April 12th, 2012


Oh boy. The magical girlfriend found her cutesy pet already.


Not the best beginning. There were the painfully cliched bits; Ao and Naru, the brash young boy who will of course have the secret power to pilot some robot… next week… and his magical prophetic girlfriend who distinguishes herself by being even more helpless than usual. He’s totally brash and unloved because he’s an outsider. Why? Because the characters say so apparently. Also, he comes complete with meaningful flashbacks. Even better. And then there’s the other half, which was a whole lot of exposition, some of which was delivered by a character that looks disturbingly like the son of Stan Lee and Commissioner Gordon. I should probably count that as a positive. Thinking about that beats yada yada magic rocks yada yada space yada yada monsters. Your setting is not a unique flower. Let’s stop info dumping about it, eh?

Production was pretty good, but that’s normal for a Bones show. With the whole show going "something’s about to happen!" but then nothing major actually happening until the closing minutes, it’s hard to say that it was exciting either. You’d think they’d want to get right to the flashy robot action instead of stringing things out and him not even putting on his magic bracelet until maybe next week, but apparently not. The music was rather good at least, or I may still be reeling from how awful Slope’s OP was. What wasn’t good on the production front though was Ao’s voice acting. You know me, I don’t really care one way or the other about that stuff 99% of the time, but him? Ugh. Talk about flat and unemotional.


Giant robots.

Posted in Anime | 11 Comments »

11 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • Moogy says:

    So it’s the first episode of the original show repeated. Great job Bones.

  • anon says:

    I thought his hair was supposed to be bright blue?

  • Kefit says:

    where are the surfing robots

  • grayy says:

    he looks like eureka and retons son

  • Jer says:

    I really hope this show does not fail, the original was amazing! Although I am confused as to why this series takes place in 2025 when the original took place 10,000 years in the future right?

  • robert says:

    OMG OMG! Eureka 7 AO?!! is that a sequel of Eureka 7? waaaaah! *faints*. gonna watch it!!! also, i found a lot of cool Eureka 7 stuffs in the site of PIJ. things that made my day! ^_^

  • UltimaLuminaire says:

    Gah. Still dull. At least it’s not as bad as the god-awful manga they tried to use to hype the anime. I cannot express how lazy the writing is in words.