I just finished episode 8 of Eureka 7: Astral Ocean… and it’s really starting to bore me.
Really what annoyed me was how there’s been no mention of Ao’s father, Renton, at all so far. Then because episode 8 has to do with a supporting character hating her father, all of a sudden Ao hates Renton! Oh, ok. Wait, what? If this is meant to be one of the driving themes behind the show why are we only hearing about it 8 episodes in?
Also, and this might just be me, but E7:AO also seems to mimic Neon Genesis Evangelion in a few ways. Like the early episodes of Eva, it’s pretty much Scub Coral and Secrets in place of Adam and Angels. Every episode is around a new type of Secret (Angel) that appears and must be stopped before it reaches the Scub Coral (Adam). There’s also the secrets that Nirvash (Unit 1) seems to be keeping, but I guess we’re going to have to wait to find out exactly what those secrets are (if Nirvash has absorbed Eureka in some way I will no doubt scream).
There’s also the fact that this is supposed to be a sequel, but apart from some characters, pretty much the entire first show and all the important events that occurred have been thrown out the window.
I’ll probably give this until episode 13 to improve, but I don’t have much hope for it.