Are you searching for that mecha service? Keep your eyes open this week!
|Wooooooo hooooo! Episode two of Eureka Seven AO is finally here and that means one thing, giant robots fighting monsters to saaaveeee the world from danger… So, how does Ao handle being a mecha pilot? I guess you have to stick around and find out for yourself. For this special post, I got together with my good buddy Jrow to chat about this recent episode of AO, and you don’t have to worry about it turning into a two hour recording as we didn’t spend too much time discussing the episode. So, enjoy our new experimental style of reviewing, which you can listen to at the bottom of the post.Plot this week follows Ao piloting the newly awakened Nirvosh to defeat the G monster.|
Gazelle and Ao practice some meditation skills during the monster attack…I think or they fell asleep?
When we last left off Ao was dealing with Gazelle who wanted to steal his magical glowing bracelet, but we get right into things with Gazelle helping Ao escape the chaos thanks to the G monster wrecking the island. With Ao on board, Gazelle and his friends rush to the aircraft carrier to have Ao use his magical bracelet to activate the Nirvosh, but on the way there the military tries to shoot them down until they get blown apart by the rampaging G monster. Thankfully Ao was able to escape from the flying car to successfully jump inside the sleeping Nirvosh, but something strange happens and his hair changes colors to a familiar Eureka turquoise color and a message saying welcome back home. Eureka…which triggers the FLASHBACK attack with Eureka dying her hair black to cover up her green hair with a tiny Ao watching.
Gazelle-“What is it man? Can’t you see I am driving here!?” Ao-“Maybe he wants to pull over for a snack?”
Tsundere Turren-chan-“It’s not like I want to blow you up or anything…Bakaa…”
Gazelle, Ao & random dude-“OH MY GOD THAT WAS SO DAMN MOE!!!”
I had no idea flying cars in the future double as extreme boats.
While Ao turns himself into a green haired super pilot, Naru on the other hand isn’t doing so good as Ao’s grandpa saves her family from danger. While he drives their family to safety, he manages to see the Nirvosh flying past him triggering the second important flashback of the old Nirvosh’s design. Ao in the meantime fights the G monster and shortly afterwards, Generation bleu arrives to assist him, which turns into the two girls watching him transform the Nirvosh from normal jet mode into GIANT SURFING ROBOT MODE!
Ao awakens za beast mode and shows off some impressive surfing skills.
Grandpa-“Damn kids of today and their super flying robots!”
After Ao beats the G monster and saves the island, he wakes up to find the locals are hunting for a boy with turquoise hair just like someone else, who used to live there. Not only are the locals after him, but Generation Bleu is also looking for him… That and how he managed to transform the Nirvosh along with other questions. So what does Ao do? Sadly he is forced to run away until Naru finds him and offers some much needed comfort, giving us all kinds of good feelings. After that he decides to show Naru his giant robot ending the episode.
G monster-“Excuse me sir, may I have a hand?” Nirvosh-“Sure buddy! HEY! NOT COOL YO!”
Ao-“How dare you scratch my new ride, you damned G monster!”
HA, someone just got owned! Eureka Seven Ao style.
Naru-“So, I have to ride on your lap?” Ao-“Oh I have no issues with that…er I mean dang it!”
Extra mechanical fun
Gazelle’s Karate chops can break windows and instantly blow up mechs.
Elena-“Bitch, you look like Megaman.” Fleur-“At least I don’t have a Kyuubey helmet!”
Beware, piloting mechs may cause you to puke…
Saber became a mecha pilot in the future.
I only have one word to describe my feelings for the episode: FANTASTIC! I really loved this episode because the previous one was building up to an eventful battle against the G monster. I guess throughout the many years of watching mecha themed anime, I have always loved the all-important episode when the main character jumps into the cockpit of a giant robot; or in the case of Gundam “magically falling into” the cockpit. In Eureka Seven Ao, our main character sort of did a bit of both. Ao was literary thrown into the role of main pilot of the Nirvosh thanks to Gazelle’s driving skills and the attack from the G monster. So what kind of pilot will Ao turn out to be? Honestly it is quite early to say if he will enjoy it or come to hate it. However, with his first time, I think he will be perfectly fine for now; of course we will get plenty of draaamaaaa in the future.
What else is going on? Oh right the amazing OST so far! There is a point in this episode where the Nirvosh is on top of the Scub Coral preparing to fight the G monster, and then suddenly the background music kicks in with an amazing violin theme. I had to seriously watch that a few times because it sent chills up my back, but there was that other moment when the Nirvosh bursts through the water after waking up. That moment was great as well! So yes if you are not familiar with Eureka Seven, I think you should watch for the musical scenes.
And what about the characters?! This episode revealed Fleur Blac, that blonde who works for Generation Bleu aka blonde future Saber…even though she looked like Megaman to me. Oh and the other girl Elena with the pink hair is voiced by Chiaki Omigawa. You know her as Mami from Mouretsu Pirates. I also like their flight suits; speaking of flight suits they finally revealed Ao’s suit in the flashy opening. I assume he will join Generation Bleu in the future? So what happens now?! I am guessing Ao and Naru run away together for a while until Generation Bleu finds them of course. But what does this say about the people on the island? Did they hate Eureka for her green hair? I assume she was basically treated as an outcast thanks to the different hair color of course. Anyway this was a great episode and it brings up more questions about Ao’s connection with Eureka.
Ao and Naru, what will you do next!? Escape the island?