Keep On Moving – Progression and Development in Episode 29 of Eureka Seven

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With the death of Ray Beams in episode 28, presented unglamorously and graphically, the second arc of Eureka Seven is over. The allusions to Mobile Suit Gundam that have become increasingly apparent in this section come to a head would appear to have established Holland’s behaviour as driven by a desire for closure with the past; not a perfect act of acceptance of his wrongdoing but instead a desire to drive forwards and move on.

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A New Cycle of Conflict – Episode 22 of Eureka Seven

 

 

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If Episode 21 marked the release of tension that Eureka Seven so badly needed, episode 22 should be a fresh start. The manner in which the plot continues is going to be defined by what has gone before in that both sides have reacted rashly to a conflict and now must face the consequences, but now there are two distinct stories that may come to intersect again in the future and until they do the focus can be more tightly kept on each in turn. From the ending of the previous episode, the focal story is going to continue to be the Gekko and Eureka’s story; it ends with the recurring antagonist and foil to Holland, Dewey meeting with the mysterious Ray and Charles; two ex-soldiers who have a history with the two men and are tempted back into action with the chance for some payback.

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Observation and Understanding; the Release of Tension in Episodes 13-14 of Eureka 7

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After episode 12’s surreal climax to the steadily building conflict of its predecessors, and the plain statement of the two factions’ intents, if not their goals per se, episode 13 marks the point where both sides release tension. Renton and Dominic are stranded in the middle of what used to be the Coralian, with both Nirvash and The End immobile. Eureka and Anemone have both apparently fallen ill, while in the skies Dewey and Holland have both retreated to a safe distance.

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