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Eureka Seven Ep. 14: Memory Band

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Summary

Renton explains how the disappearance of the Coralian had big effect with all trapars in the area vanishing with it. The damage taken by the Gekko during the battle has rendered it unable to return to the high altitude leylines and the crew is now at the top of the most wanted list. Since then they’ve been wandering in low altitudes. Eureka has also been undergoing treatment from Mischa but has finally woken up and is said to be back to normal in a few days. Renton thinks to how he met Eureka and how she shares the name of the word in her Amita drive. She’s a bit strange, but is like an angel to him, even with her having three children. He feels them meeting up hasn’t been a coincidence. The kids worry over Eureka after she was brought to the Gekko. Renton asks Holland about Eureka and he says she’s a normal girl, which Renton doesn’t believe. Renton says he thinks Holland knew what would happen. He says he felt that he was able to see his older sister while in the Coralian. Stoner, who claims to be an observer, feels being an observer is important as they record what is happening in the world. He asks about what a Coralian may be. Everyone speaks of it as if it’s a ghost or monster, despite it being neither of those. Even if humanity had more advanced speech he doesn’t think we’d be able to describe what it is. Earlier, multiple KLFs get destroyed and the Gekko‘s LFOs head out in front of the Coralian, followed by Renton freaking out inside the Nirvash. The Coralian disappears.

Three days earlier, Renton held Eureka and Dominic held Anemone as glowing light surrounded their LFOs. The Nirvash holds its hand out for Renton and he gets onboard it with Eureka. In the present, Dominic thinks of his experience with Anemone and wonders if it was a turning point as he writes up a report on the encounter. He thinks what they experienced was the proof of what Dewey has been speaking about. Dominic thinks about Renton and looks at a copy of Ray=Out with Renton on the cover. The narrative returns to when they were at Bell Forest and Renton first brought the Amita Drive to the Nirvash, causing the Seventh Swell effect. The crew of the Izumo watches from afar, as does Renton’s grandfather. The Nirvash takes out several Mon-Soonos with ease. Dominic claims the Nirvash was the first LFO discovered and three scientists discovered it, Dr. Yauchi, Dr. Diamond and Adroc Thurston. Dewey and others had also joined them at the time making it the first time humanity made contact with an unknown existence. Project Ageha continued to advance after Adroc’s death but was destroyed. Earlier, Eureka was part of the military and fired at civilians while piloting the Nirvash. Holland kidnapped Eureka, along with the Nirvash and a new aircraft, now known as the Gekko. Later, Renton sees the Gekko for the first time and the crew prepares to launch on the bridge. Dominic explains that the construction of the Gekko hadn’t been officially commissioned and hence didn’t officially exist, which was used to Gekkostate’s advantage when they stole it, via a phony operation. This occurred all because of Holland. The Gekkostate has now been able to utilize a ship against the military that the military had been hoping to cover up the existence of. Gekkostate was able to hide the fact that they were deserters and started publishing their own magazine for distribution to the mass market. Those in the military had been wondering why they stopped at Bell Forest and we flash to the battle occurring at the tower there. A smoke screen cover enables Eureka to easily defeat several Mon-Soonos in the Nirvash. The Nirvash successfully cut through a military battleship while at Ciudades Del Cielo. Since the events of Bell Forest, Nirvash has shown an increase in its capabilities. Dominic thinks of how everything starts from what happened at Bell Forest. On the Gekko, Stoner hands Holland a report for his review. Holland has planned for them to head to an excavation site called Hasshenda to make repairs. Within the Nirvash cockpit a radio show plays on Renton’s boom box while he sleeps on the floor nearby.

Commentary

This episode is approximately 90% a recap with the only new footage being some framing scenes from Stoner and Dominic, as well as a few brief updates on Eureka and the Gekko‘s next destination. We also are narrated some new background information while old clips are playing. A recap episode is always disappointing to come across, but it’s especially so here when the first half of the episode is dedicated to events that had just happened in the last few episodes. Viewers of this from when the show originally aired must have been quite frustrated at the use of such recently aired footage. With the start of the show’s second cour we are treated to new opening and ending sequences and songs, and unfortunately both are big downgrades from the originals.

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Eureka Seven Info


Director:
Tomoki Kyoda

Writer(s):
Dai Sato
Hiroshi Ohnogi
Chiaki J. Konaka
Ichiro Okouchi
Yuuichi Nomura
Shotaro Suga
Megumi Shimizu

Mechanical Designer:
Shoji Kawamori

Character Designer:
Kenichi Yoshida

Musical Composer:
Naoki Sato

Airdates:
Japan 04.17.2005 – 04.02.2006
U.S. 04.16.2006 – 04.29.2007

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