Eureka Seven Episode 41
The episode begins with Renton, Eureka, and Norb staring at a giant flower bud, a lotus, which is actually Sakuya. Outside Hilda is firing at some troops and Matthieu and Holland try to communicate to the Gekko. Matthieu notices that the Great Wall is greaty affecting them. Any message they try to send is hitting the wall and bouncing right back at them. Back inside the Vadara Shrine, Renton, Eureka, and Norb are standing in front of the flower bud. Norb introduces the two of them to Sakuya. Norb asks what Renton would think if he said that Eureka and Sakuya were born from the Scub Coral because they desired communication, and if he said that Nirvash was also created as a ship to get through the zone past the Great Wall. Renton says he doesn't know and Norb says that he and Sakuya once made an attempt to get past the Great Wall but failed. Eureka walks towards the flower bud and it begins to open and she walks inside. Eureka appears inside a library and sees a shadow and she begins to follow it.
Eureka Seven Episode 41
Eureka Seven is an anime series created and produced by Bones and directed by Tomoki Kyoda. The series ran for a total of fifty episodes, as well as a recap special titled "Navigation ray=out", which recaps the first half of the series. The first episode aired in Japan on April 17, 2005, and the final episode on April 2, 2006. The series was later picked up by Adult Swim for the United States market and began airing on April 16, 2006. Adult Swim aired the last episode on April 29, 2007, replacing Eureka's dialogue and the final scene with Axel and the children with the shortened regular opening and ending themes. A week later on May 6, they re-aired the episode with the original opening and ending content intact after complaints from viewers.
Almost all of the series' episode titles correspond to real songs, composed by Japanese or foreign artists. Some of these have been stated to be intentional references (including "Blue Monday"), and other phrases previously only existed as song titles.
This is a list of episodes of Eureka Seven: AO, the sequel to Eureka Seven. The anime began airing on April 12, 2012, and ended on November 20, 2012. There is a total of 24 episodes. It has been released in Japan on Blu-ray and DVD, along with an OVA titled "The Flower Fields of Jungfrau". An additional episode titled "Lord Don't Slow Me Down" was released on YouTube to accompany the release of the Eureka Seven: AO pachislot game. This so-called "final episode" was split into four parts, with the first part uploaded on January 10, 2016 and subsequent parts in one-week intervals. On May 16, 2013, Funimation announced the official release date in English dub. The first twelve dubbed episodes were released on DVD/Blu-ray on August 13, 2013, and the rest of the series released on October 15, 2013.
For the series' first season (spanning the first 13 episodes), the opening theme is "Escape" performed by Hemenway and the ending theme is "stand by me" performed by Stereopony. Starting with episode 14, the opening theme changes to "Braveblue" (ブレイブルー, Bureiburū) performed by FLOW and the ending theme changes to "Iolite" (アイオライト, Aioraito) performed by joy.
The story revolves around Ao, a young boy living on the island of Iwato Jima in Okinawa who becomes the pilot of the Nirvash, a powerful mecha which belonged to his missing mother Eureka, and embarks on a journey to find the truth about her disappearance. The Japanese language title follows the original series' motif of using the names of songs as episode titles, but each AO episode has a thematic second English language title.
Eureka Seven, known in Japan as Psalms of Planets Eureka seveN (Japanese: 交響詩篇エウレカセブン, Hepburn: Kōkyōshihen Eureka Sebun, lit. "Symphonic Psalms Eureka Seven"), is a 2005 Japanese anime series created by Bones. The series was directed by Tomoki Kyoda, with series composition by Dai Satō, character designs by Kenichi Yoshida and music by Naoki Satō. Eureka Seven tells the story of Renton Thurston and the outlaw group Gekkostate, his relationship with the enigmatic mecha pilot Eureka, and the mystery of the Coralians. The fifty-episode series aired in Japan on MBS between April 2005 and April 2006. It was licensed by Funimation in North America, Madman Entertainment in Australia and New Zealand and by Anime Limited in the United Kingdom for English home video releases.
The series spawned six manga adaptations, a light novel, three video games and a feature-length anime film which was released in Japan in April 2009. One of the manga titled Eureka Seven: AO which was serialized in Shōnen Ace between January 2012 and October 2013, was further adapted into an anime series which aired twenty-four episodes in Japan between April and November 2012. Eureka Seven was well received by critics and earned several awards at numerous award shows in Japan, most notably the 2006 Tokyo International Anime Fair.
Eureka Seven was available for online viewing on the Adult Swim Fix, Adult Swim's online video service before its televised debut on the Adult Swim channel between April 16, 2006, and ended on April 29, 2007. Adult Swim traditionally cut down the opening and ending themes from each episode to fit the series to American television's time restraints, which resulted in the final episode's first airing having actual content cut from it as the episode originally had no theme song sequences; it was re-aired properly the following week. In Canada, Eureka Seven premiered on YTV's Bionix block on September 8, 2006.
An anime sequel titled Eureka Seven: AO began airing on April 12, 2012, and ended on November 20, 2012. There is a total of 24 episodes. It has been released in Japan on Blu-ray and DVD, along with an OVA titled "The Flower Fields of Jungfrau". On May 16, 2013, Funimation announced the official release date in English dub. The first twelve dubbed episodes were released on DVD/Blu-ray on August 13, 2013, and the rest of the series released on October 15, 2013. On January 6, 2014, Manga Entertainment had released the first half of the series.
The soundtrack music is available on three different albums composed by Naoki Satō and a variety of other artists who composed insert songs used in the series. The first and second soundtrack albums were released on November 2, 2005 and April 5, 2006, respectively. The third soundtrack, titled Eureka Seven: Complete Best include the full-length versions of the opening and ending themes for both the series and game, as well as the insert song for the final episode.
The anime adaptation of Eureka Seven: AO uses six pieces of theme music. For the 13 first episodes, the opening theme is "Escape" performed by Hemenway and the ending theme is "stand by me" by Stereopony. Starting with episode 14, the opening theme changes to "Bravelue" (ブレイブルー, Bureiburū) performed by FLOW and the ending theme changes to "Iolite" (アイオライト, Aioraito) performed by joy. The two insert songs are "Parallel Sign" and "Seven Swell", both performed by LAMA.
Episode Six. You may think it's a comedic, light-hearted episode about Eureka's kids playing pranks on Renton, you're half-right. The scene where the kids are crying and they said that they didn't want Renton around because they think he's going to take Eureka (their adoptive mother) away is pretty heartbreaking.
When Ray fails to avenge her husband Charles' death and her ship is falling to pieces around her. Suddenly her eyes snap open and she says, "Where? Where is it?" Her arm has been torn off in the burning wreckage, and she slowly crawls with one arm across the bridge to where her severed arm lies... for the wedding ring that lies on it. And then, just as she's about to reach it, with a sad, hopeful smile on her face, the ship explodes. Not to mention this is all combined with flashbacks of Charles promising they'll have a great future together even after she turns out barren. It probably wouldn't have been so bad had there not been a few episodes showing what nice people they are, how they genuinely loved Renton, and were even planning to adopt him. The worst part of that episode where Ray is going insane after Charles' death is that... she sets the table for her, Charles, and Renton with their 3 mugs.
And the worst part of the whole arc is that none of these tragedies had to happen. Charles and Ray start their vendetta against Gekkostate because Dewey convinces them that Ray's infertility is Eureka's fault. If they had ever learned the truth...
If you've watched this series before, then the episodes where Renton is happy with Charles and Ray. It only makes it that much worse when they're so accepting and loving of Renton, even supporting his decision to go back to the Gekko if that is what he wants and is determined to do.
The only reason why all the crap that Gekkostate put Renton through in the first 12 episodes was remotely tolerable was so that he could be with Eureka. So when Eureka turns him away after desperately trying to tell her his feelings for her, he pretty much loses all hope and decides to leave the ship.
Some of the flashbacks involving the slaughters that Holland and Eureka committed during their time on the SOF are pretty heartwrenching.
Anemone's behavior when she goes out to pilot TheEND for the last time. In a brutal contrast to her normally spastic behavior, she alternates between listless self-hate and wistful regret. Renton, Eureka, and the kids with them are even driven to tears! And to make things worse, she finally admits her love for Dominic, the boy she's treated horribly for most of the series, but concludes that it's far too late.Anemone: If, after this ends, someone were to tell me 'It's okay to live', I'd buy just one small mirror and practice smiling. I'd practice over and over, to meet you again. Maybe, if someone were to tell me 'It's okay to live without hurting anyone', I'd pull back my hair as it tossed in the wind, and I'd take a giant step. I'd push out my chest and go see him. I want to live... I want to tell him 'Thank you'. I want to live to show him my feelings. I want to live... It would've been better if I hadn't discovered this feeling. After this, Anemone prepares to unleash her ultimate attack on Renton and Eureka when Dominic falls from above, calling out for her. By the time she notices him, it's too late for her to stop her attack from launching with him in the way. While he narrowly avoids being killed by it, the look of horror on her face is indeed heartwrenching, though it is immediately followed by one of the series's most triumphant CMOHs.
That little girl and her parents on the plane.
Episode 23. The Beams are on a mission to bring a Vodarac girl, who is living in critical condition and refused service by the hospital, to be brought to her final resting place. Having none of it, Renton desperately tries to save a Vodarac girl from dying by taking her to another hospital across town. However, the girl is harshly discriminated at the hospital he does go to; and when they go back, it's too late.
That same episode, Eureka finally realizes her feelings for Renton. And then Holland breaks the news that Renton jumped ship... It's more sad once you consider one of the reasons behind Renton leaving the ship was the fact that, as Eureka didn't understand that she "loved" him at the time, he believed that Eureka hated him.
Episode 25. William B. Baxter really deserves a prize for not losing his composure and becoming depressed when his wife catches the Desperation Disease. And THEN just as things look up for them in Episode 49... BOOM.
The massive breakdown Ray has after Charles is killed. She destroys everything that the Beams have collected aboard the Swan and leaves the ship a wreck, dementedly humming "Get It By Your Hands". She then embarks on a deadly mission to stop Gekkostate alone, can't be talked out of it, and gets sent to her death.
Norb's and Sakuya's flashbacks of their romance in Episode 41 though. It is arguably the 2nd most heartbreaking episode in the second half of the series behind the one where Ray Beams dies.
One of the biggest tearjerkers in the series didn't come from the anime, but rather its manga adaptation. Despite defeating the Big Bad, Eureka eventually succumbs to her wounds. The final interaction between the two lovers and Renton's reactions makes it brutally difficult not to cry.
When TheEND dies. Especially so soon after it's transformation, and the way it just looks down at Dominic and Anemone in happiness as it protects them, as though its happy that the two are finally together.
"Renton... I want to see you."
The heartwarming parts all around 'Pacific State' aren't enough to make one forget how absolutely BROKEN Holland is at that point, still hurting from his injuries, clouded by indecision, and filled with regret from how much of a jerkass he was to Renton. And it all comes to a head when Talho takes the crew down for lifting, and Holland decides its his last one, and it is far from glorious. He pushes himself too far, Talho begging him to stop in tears, and when she gets by his side, we get this:Holland: (tears flowing, and in a sad, slightly mocking voice) I'm so pathetic Talho. I'm pathetic, aren't I? I'm sorry... the only thing I had any talent for... was lifting.Talho: But... you still like it, don't you?Holland: Yeah... I love lifting. And this planet that lets me lift. That's why I can't forgive the existence of beings that want to destroy it. Talho... no matter what happens from now on... I want to protect this planet that I met you on. And you for loving me despite being so pathetic.
Episode 44. Dominic discovers the horrible experiments that Anemone was forced to endure early in her life. Not only that, but the deaths of those three girls and countless others combined with the Lack of Empathy is heartbreaking.
Episode 45. When Maurice threatens Renton with the Rifle because he thinks Renton is stealing Eureka from them.
The climax of episode 49.Holland: "It was too late for me to realize it. I wasn't able to save my own brother."Talho: "Yes. Everything was too late. Every single thing we did, we did too late." Also this.
Eureka: "I can't keep my promise. I'm sorry Renton. Bye bye..." The fact that even though the world has been saved, thanks to Dewey, a LOT of senseless murders have occurred, and by the end of the series, there are plenty of ones which Gekkostate were unable to prevent.
The ending of the final episode, "Wish Upon A Star". Yes, Eureka and Renton have found happiness, but there is a touch of sadness to it all. We see that they've helped to create a brand new world, but they have yet to be a part of it and their adoptive children and Axel await their arrival (there is a colorful end card illustration that shows they do reunite in the end, which was shown at the end of the initial television broadcast), and have seemingly left Gekkostate for good. There's a sense of longing for more to the story that doesn't materialize. We never saw Talho's baby being born, it's unclear how the world has dealt with the second great upheaval, and so much goes unanswered. Then we forge ahead into Astral Ocean and so much more becomes confusing and unanswered.
Hi-Evolution removes both Axel and Eureka's adoptive children from the story. Though they were not always the most liked characters, seeing them outright deleted from this timeline brings up sad feelings, because it implies Axel possibly died and that the kids never met Eureka and may have died or if we're trying to be optimistic, were lucky to avoid having their families wiped out.