Thread: Licensed Eureka Seven: Astral Ocean
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Old 2012-11-22, 14:32   Link #2765
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Originally Posted by Haak View Post
I think the idea is that sometimes things you expect to have an affect turn out to not lead to anything at all. Like I said, Eureka seven Ao was generally going for anticlimactic stuff and the things they made climactic were the unconventional things instead.
There's nothing wrong with having some things being anticlimactic, but being unconventional for its own sake generally leads to poor results.

For example, what happened with Mami in Madoka episode 3 was anticlimactic but it had a lot of impact on Madoka's character development. That's the meta justification for the anticlimax, and why it works so well. What Aikawa did with Elena was just being pretentious, since the plot-thread is closed without any substantial impact on Ao's characterization or the story at large.

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