So episode one, Born Slippy, aired this week (April 12th 2012). I just wanted to share some of my thoughts and some of the questions that haven't left my mind since watching the episode.
Ao's hair is brown. YES. YES YES YES! This is a remarkably good deviation from the manga and from expectations
Speaking of deviations from the manga, I love how much more attention to detail the anime has and how many more characters have already been introduced (like Peid Piper).
While they have decided to add a few expository things, I am glad that they have left a few cliche's out, like the numerous flashbacks that Ao just happens to recall. But what is most offsetting to me is the setting and the time frame. I don't want to discuss too much about the ending of Eureka Seven, but I am not sure how the chronology of the setting is laid out. The fact that they can still run FP's on trapar and other things confuses me.
When Ao says "To be continued" at the end of the episode.
But things I am looking forward to in the story line are:
1. What are these "secrets," "g-monsters," and the importance of the Seven Swell Phenomenon.
2. The cameo appearance of Holland and Talho's child. This definitely needs to happen. He/she would be about the same age as Ao I would feel (maybe a few years older).
Anyway, I would love to talk to anyone about this. I don't think I'll be doing any wiki work for this series though.