Okay, actually three years if you consider that Eureka 7 ended in 2006.
Yes, I’ve finally finished watching Eureka 7 after that long. I kinda stopped around episode 35 (please don’t go looking back at my old Eureka 7 posts, I beg you) due to various fansub faggotry(remember Nanashi?) and kinda forgot about finishing the show off. Only recently did I get a complete copy of the Eureka 7(DVD source to boot!) and I’ve just finished it.
First thing I’d like to say is… Dominic and Anemone’s subplot totally stole the show up till the third last episode. I’d always thought that Anemone was pretty much a 2D character in the sense that she’s the psychotic enemy pilot, but the revelation about her origins and her emerging love for Dominic totally won her over for me. The lines she said as she was preparing and facing off Nirvash at the Coralian command cluster was extremely touching and Dominic’s subsequent heroic entry was really awesome.
Of course, it’s not like the main story between Renton and Eureka wasn’t engaging… it just kinda stretched itself a bit longer than I would’ve liked it to be. References to Gunbuster aside, I found the resolution of the main conflict between the humans and the Coralians a bit too much of a cop-out to warrant the emotional investment I had put in to the show. In short, I had wanted Renton and Eureka to sacrifice themselves to ensure the survival of the planet. That might sound cruel of me, but it was the idea that the story had been leading me on all throughout.
A caveat though, was how the ending also didn’t actually make it obvious what happened to Renton and Eureka at the end. Nirvash told them to live happily on the planet, but what truly happened to them afterwards? They just showed them becoming beacons of light… though I must say that they probably had the most ultimate expression of love on the planet after doing such a thing to the Moon…
Man, that’s kinda overkill no matter what way you go about it. Ha ha.
There’s also the upcoming Eureka 7: Pocket Full of Rainbows (frankly it was the trailer that made me go back to finish off the series) movie too. I wonder how are they going to revisit the world of Eureka 7 this time?
Misc Things I wanted to say but couldn’t fit it in the article:
- The OP’s in order of awesomeness: Taiyou no Mannaka he > Days > Sakura > Shounen Heart.
- Best ED (Ever): Himitsu Kichi
- Why is this even an ED?: Canvas.
- Norbu is probably the weirdest yet coolest character of the show.