Steins;Gate was a personal favorite from the previous year and recently I decided to revisit the show. A brilliant sci-fi show, Steins;Gate has a great cast of characters and a compelling plot that manages to incorporate time-travel in a way that doesn’t make the story fall flat on its face. There is also something else that I liked about the show, that I don’t think gets much mention, and that would be the nature of scientific research as it is portrayed in Steins;Gate.
Eureka Seven: Astral Ocean is off to a great start with its exciting and compelling story. There is plenty to enjoy in this sequel whether you are a fan or a newcomer to the franchise. Fans of the original may be disappointed by the lack of old faces, but the show still feels very much like Eureka Seven. In the original, names were not random and they were assigned with specific reasons and meanings, even if they did take a while to reveal themselves. Unsurprisingly, in Eureka Seven: Astral Ocean the names are also filled with references. As we are only five episodes in it may be too early to understand the meaning behind all of the names, but nevertheless, some information and hints can be gained by exploring the meanings behind the names and references that the writers included.