Oooh, I am really starting to anticipate this now.
It’s got everything that made the setting of Eureka Seven so cool. But there’s one difference which I’m really excited about: the story takes place on Earth! Now, it’s an Earth with some key differences. Namely, from what we know so far, China and Japan are a unified country, but the Okinawan islands are independent. I love shows that create alternate histories, so you can try to figure out what happened to get them that way. Plus, in my experience the creators and the viewers both have a much better grasp of the world’s geography this way. So the setting ends up being more detailed and ultimately more believable.
It looks like we’re in for some interesting moral quandaries as well, with this mercenary company, which presumably Ao will join, making countries pay up to avoid being destroyed by coral monsters. This is the logical extent of endless privatization…
I like all the characters so far, but this was mainly just a hook that introduces us to the world. I like what I’ve seen so far. I’m not going to blog this though, considering how busy my Thursdays already are (and how long it will probably be). I may chirp in occasionally when I have something interesting to say, however.