Very engaging, truly a work worthy of Studio Bones reputation.
Just finished marathoning this and also converting my whole house in to Eureka 7 fans at the same time. Score another one for the otakus ;).
The second arc with the introduction of Charles and Ray, is quite entertaining, especially since I’m an Aya Hisakawa fan as well…. ahhh… her voice~~~. I did get quite disappointed when she died too T_T. But so far, the production crew has handled the “oh-I’m-killing-people-so-i-don’t-want-to-fight” arc quite well.
Renton is growing up to be a very likable character, on the same way I’d liked Ayato Kamina in Rahxephon. The writers are shaping up his character very well, neither too predictable nor too boring and stereotypical, injecting a suitable amount of angst that’s believable, which IMO is one of the aspects where Studio Bones shines best.
The other characters, from Holland, Talho, Eureka down till poor ol’ Dominic still remain tightly intertwined by an invisible web of connections, that keeps tightening with each episode is very engaging to watch and follow, especially with the major revelation of episode 29 regarding Eureka, which admitedly had me surprised, even if I did expect it beforehand. I’d also liked how they’d sprung the revelation on us too, in a supposedly breather episode, instead of than in a more “serious” one.
There’s still quite a lot of questions out there that remained unanswered, such as the role that Diane plays in the SOF(probably teammates with Holland,Charles and co.), Renton’s connection with everything, the origin of Eureka, the truth behind Adrock Thurston’s researches, his subsequent death and labelling of as a hero, not to mention as well, about Anemone, which I suspect might be the same as Eureka herself or the anti of it.
Well, I’m going to grab the raws and take a look. I don’t have much confidence of watching it raw though, due to the amount of technobauble being spewed, but I hope I can catch at least the basic premise :P. In any case, I’ll just sit back and relax and enjoy Eureka 7 for it’s awesome blend of drama, action and storytelling.
On a sidenote, I miss hearing **Himitsu Kichi** for the ending :).One of the best songs I’ve heard and I’m rotating between it and Aka no Seijaku repeatedly :).