24 of 24 episodes seen
The story is all over the place and it is hard at times to tell what the characters are after. It kind of keeps you on your toes but letting you think that you understand where the story is going and then the creators add an element that you didn't see coming and it makes more confusing or complex. Overall the story is about a teenager named Ao who lives a normal life until his quiet life is interrupted by an attack on the island that he lives on. To keep my review as spoiler free as possible I'll leave it to you to decide whether or not you want to watch the show based on this. It is basically a show where a teenager's life is interrupted and goes on an adventure. Although like I said earlier the story is a bit lack luster and is hard to pinpoint at times.
Eureka Seven AO doesn't use one color through out the whole 24 episodes that you watch. It is extremely appealing to the eye, and is a breath of fresh air.
A plus for those who enjoyed the original Eureka Seven will be glad to hear that FLOW is back for another single that is very pleasing to the ears. The music is very fitting and the OST is fantastic. If there is anything that you retain from watching the series the music is definitely something I know you will enjoy having watched for.
Now don't get me wrong the characters aren't that horrible, but they could be explained a lot more. Each character has their own spotlight, but it isn't enough to fully display who they are and what they feel.
I enjoyed watching the show quite a bit. A key note that I have to bring up again to fully enjoy the show is to for the most part forget that Eureka Seven AO is even a sequel to the original Eureka Seven. The first episodes were a blast (not that the latter ones weren't), but if it weren't for the alluring first episodes i don't think I could have stood to finish AO with all the bad gripe about the show.
Overall: [7/10 (rounded from 6.6)]
Come in for the action, music, and animation. If that's what was missing from the original Eureka Seven for you than this could be your hidden gem. Overall the story and character development categories were lacking quite a bit but if you can look past those I am sure you will enjoy watching Eureka Seven AO.