Title: Eureka Seven AO; Eureka Seven Astral Ocean
Date Aired: Apr 12, 2012
Director: Tomoki Kyoda
Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, Mecha, Sci-Fi
Episodes: Unknown but at least 12 confirmed
Synopsis: The story is set on Okinawa's isolated island of Iwado, which has seen a growing movement advocating a return to an autonomous government. Ao Fukai, a 13-year-old boy with a missing father, lives on the island with an old doctor named Toshio and is about to enter middle school. Ao's mother was taken away a decade ago by unknown individuals. Naru Arata, Ao's 13-year-old childhood friend and the story's heroine, lives with her father, older sister, and grandmother. She has a "Yuta" power awakened within her due to an incident when she was young.
A mysterious entity called "Secret" suddenly appears and launches an attack on the Scub Coral lifeform on the island. Ao launches a certain military FP called "Nirvash" aboard a Japanese military transport in his fervent desire to protect the island.
(Source: ANN, MAL)
My Thoughts: This is not a direct sequel (in the truest sense of the word) to the original Eureka Seven series based on Renton and Eureka. So knowing that piece of information going in I'm not expecting this series to reach the same level. For me that series told a phenomenal story with an excellent combination of drama, comedy, and intrigue throughout; it earned a spot in my top ten anime of all time. For me that will be difficult to duplicate especially if this is going to be a shorter series. But being a Eureka Seven fan I've got my fingers crossed and am hoping this one doesn't shame its counterpart.