List of Eureka Seven: AO episodes

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This is a list of episodes of the 2012 anime Eureka Seven: AO, the sequel to Eureka Seven. The story revolves around Ao, a young boy living on the island of Iwadojima in Okinawa who becomes the pilot of the Nirvash, a powerful mecha which belonged to his missing mother Eureka, and embarks on an journey to find the truth about her disappearance.

For the series' first season (spanning the first 13 episodes), the opening theme is "Escape" performed by Hemenway and the ending theme is "stand by me" performed by Stereopony. Starting with episode 14, the opening theme changes to "Bravelue" (ブレイブルー Bureiburū?) performed by FLOW and the ending theme changes to "Iolite" (アイオライト Aioraito?) performed by joy.

Each episode has two titles. The Japanese language title follows the original series' motif of using the names of songs as episode titles, but each AO episode has a thematic second English language title.

TV series[edit]

No. Title Musical reference Writer Original air date English air date
1 "Born Slippy" (deep blue)
"Bōn Surippī" (ボーン・スリッピー) 
"Born Slippy" by Underworld Tobito Bura April 13, 2012 August 13, 2013
April 2025 on the Okinawa Islands. 13-year-old Ao Fukai, is hanging out with his childhood friend, Naru Arata, until he takes her home. He accidentally takes a bracelet being smuggled by Gazelle, Pippo, and Han Juno, and a Scub Coral suddenly appears, along with a G-Monster/Secret. Gazelle and his friends were smuggling the item to the Japanese Armed Forces, but they discover the bracelet is missing and go to find Ao to try to retrieve it. In the interim, another Scub Coral and G-Monster appears, as Cristophe Blanc of Génération Bleu makes a deal with the Union of the Okinawa Islands government to take care of the new G-Monster. Ao soon realizes that the bracelet is one owned by his long-lost mother, Eureka, years ago and refuses to give it up just as Gazelle goes to take it back. 
2 "Call It What You Want" (AO's cavern)
"Kōru Itto Howatto Yū Wonto" (コール・イット・ホワット・ユー・ウォント) 
"Call It What You Want" by Tesla Tobito Bura
Shō Aikawa
April 20, 2012 August 13, 2013
The G-Monster continues its attack on Iwato Jima, and with Gazelle's help Ao pilots an IFO being transported by the Japanese Navy and uses it to defeat the G-Monster, his hair changing from brown to turquoise in the battle, all while Team Pied Piper pilots watch, realizing that the IFO is the first ever model made. 
3 "Still Fighting" (secret operation)
"Sutiru Faitingu" (スティル・ファイティング) 
"Still Fighting" by the Sabres of Paradise Tobito Bura
Shō Aikawa
April 27, 2012 August 13, 2013
Ao is hunted down by the people of Iwato Jima because they still believe that he and his mother are to blame for the terrible accidents that befell the island when she appeared out of nowhere. While in the custody of local musician Kazuyuki Kinjo, Kinjo apologizes to him for what his generation has done, just as Ivica Tanovich of Génération Bleu seeks him out, realizing he is the pilot of the Nirvash. While Rebecka tries to convince the Okinawa Self Defense Forces to allow Team Pied Piper to get rid of the Scub Coral, another massive Secret appears to attack. Gazelle frees Ao who brings the boy back to the Nirvash, which he realizes must be the IFO piloted by his mother Eureka, and that he was the one meant to pilot it in her absence. 
4 "Walk This Way" (plant coral)
"Wōku Disu Wei" (ウォーク・ディス・ウェイ) 
"Walk This Way" by Aerosmith Shō Aikawa May 4, 2012 August 13, 2013
With renewed resolve to protect Iwato Jima, Ao takes on the G-Monster with some help. And in the aftermath, Ao begins to learn that the world is more complex than he realized. Flying to the world's largest Plant Coral in Okinawa, Ao meets up with Naru and Ivica, who tells him about Eureka's disappearance. In hopes of finding his mother and learn more about his birth, Ao decides to join Génération Bleu. 
5 "Tighten Up" (génération bleu)
"Taitun Appu" (タイトゥン・アップ) 
"Tighten Up" by Archie Bell & the Drells Shinichi Inotsume May 11, 2012 August 13, 2013
While adjusting to life in Génération Bleu, Ao begins to feel uncertain about why he joined them in the first place. Meanwhile, Team Goldilocks is under attack during an operation. 
6 "Light My Fire" (noblesse oblige)
"Raito Mai Faiā" (ライト・マイ・ファイアー) 
"Light My Fire" by the Doors Shinichi Inotsume May 18, 2012 August 13, 2013
Team Pied Piper is dispatched to aid Team Goldilocks, but upon their arrival, they find that their leader sacrificed himself to save his companions. After retrieving the pilots and their IFOs, they return to confront the enemy Secret leaving an exhausted Ao behind. After waking, Ao hears from Chloe, one of Goldilocks' pilots about their battle with the Secret and comes up with a plan to defeat it. While Ao confronts the Secret, he is watched by an enigmatic figure who takes an interest in him. 
7 "No One Is Innocent" (bye bye angel)
"Nō Wan Izu Inosento" (ノー・ワン・イズ・イノセント) 
"No One Is Innocent" by the Sex Pistols Shō Aikawa May 25, 2012 August 13, 2013
The stranger, who calls himself "Truth", invades Génération Bleu's headquarters in search for the Nirvash. After having a confrontation with him, Ao is knocked unconscious and dreams about Truth approaching Naru and disappearing with her. After waking up, Ao is informed that Truth was indeed at Iwato Jima and has kidnapped Naru. 
8 "One Nation Under a Groove" (blue thunder)
"Wan Neishon Andā A Gurūvu" (ワン・ネイション・アンダー・ア・グルーヴ) 
"One Nation Under a Groove" by Funkadelic Hiroyuki Kawasaki June 1, 2012 August 13, 2013
A Secret appears in the Republic of Faisal Arabia, but on behalf of its own interests, the United States government forces Génération Bleu to not engage it. Ao's comrade Fleur Blanc reveals to him the reason why she hates her father, Génération Bleu's president Christophe Blanc, but he manages to cheer her up and both return with renewed spirits to battle when they are finally authorized to confront the enemy. 
9 "In the Dark We Live" (enemy below)
"In Za Dāku Wī Rivu" (イン・ザ・ダーク・ウィー・リヴ) 
"In the Dark We Live" by Felix da Housecat Naohiro Fukushima June 8, 2012 August 13, 2013
The Japanese government runs an experiment in Tokyo Bay trying to create its own Plant Coral. However, a Secret appears and starts wreaking havoc. Team Pied Piper is dispatched to the area, but when Ao is informed that protecting the city from the Secret is not their top priority, he leaves against orders to engage it. 
10 "Release Your Self" (the pied piper of Hamelin)
"Rirīsu Yua Serufu" (リリース・ユア・セルフ) 
Release Yourself by Graham Central Station Hiroyuki Kawasaki June 22, 2012 August 13, 2013
A Scub Burst appears in Phoenix, Arizona, and while Team Pied Piper is on standby waiting for an official authorization to intervene, Ao and Ivica go ahead to evaluate the situation. As they arrive, Ao meets Truth once more, holding a group of survivors hostage while the US Army comes up with a different approach to confront the enemy Secret with disastrous consequences. 
11 "Plateaux of Mirror" (mirror of the world)
"Puratō Obu Mirā" (プラトー・オブ・ミラー) 
The Plateaux of Mirror by Harold Budd and Brian Eno Shō Aikawa June 29, 2012 August 13, 2013
Team Pied Piper returns from a mission in Australia, unaware that they have brought with them a sand-like substance that makes the child pilots have strong hallucinations. Meanwhile, Gazelle and his friends investigate the past of Ao's fellow pilot Elena Peoples just to discover that she is even more mysterious than they previously imagined. 
12 "Step into a World" (heaven and earth)
"Suteppu Intu A Wārudo" (ステップ・イントゥ・ア・ワールド) 
"Step into a World" by KRS-One Shō Aikawa July 6, 2012 August 13, 2013
Team Pied Piper goes to a Génération Bleu space station to deposit the collected Quartz. While there, a Secret attacks a Scub Coral that has materialized in low orbit, and Team Pied Piper is sent out to intervene. Meanwhile, Truth begins to set his plan in motion, and Gazelle and his friends investigate the area beneath Generation Blue HQ, discovering the Coral Relic. When Ao manages to destroy the Scub Coral in orbit, it turns out to have the Gekko inside of it with the Nirvash Type0 piloted by Ao's mother Eureka. 
13 "She's a Rainbow" (moonlight ship)
"Shīzu A Reinbō" (シーズ・ア・レインボウ) 
"She's a Rainbow" by the Rolling Stones Shō Aikawa July 13, 2012 October 15, 2013
On board the Gekko, Ao discovers that the Eureka before him is a past incarnation of her, from the time she was still pregnant. Soon, the ship is surrounded by the Japanese and Okinawan armed forces, all desperate to take possession of both the past Eureka and her Nirvash. While trying to figure out how to send Eureka back to her own time, Ao and the others are attacked by Truth. 
14 "Starfire" (another truth)
"Sutāfaiā" (スターファイアー) 
"Starfire" by DragonForce Shō Aikawa July 20, 2012 October 15, 2013
Despite Truth's intervention, Ao manages to return Eureka to her proper time. He then hears from her that the baby she is carrying is not a boy, but a girl, meaning Ao has an older sister. After returning home to find more about his sister, he learns from his grandfather Toshio that Naru reappeared, but upon reuniting with her, the Japanese government declares claim of Iwato Jima and blames Ao for the death of one of its officers. 
15 "War Head" (humanoid secret)
"Wō Heddo" (ウォー・ヘッド) 
"WAR HEAD" by Ryuichi Sakamoto Shinichi Inotsume July 27, 2012 October 15, 2013
Uneasy after his last encounter with Naru and Eureka's claim that the Secrets are not enemies, a sleep-deprived Ao is sortied along his team to confront a Secret which has appeared beside a Scub Coral that was mysteriously reactivated. Ao is shot down by the enemy and after waking up, he learns that the other Scub Corals around the world are being reactivated, too, putting Génération Bleu in a state of maximum alert to confront the multiple Secrets emerging near them. 
16 "Guardians Hammer" (next phase)
"Gādianzu Hanmā" (ガーディアンズ・ハンマー) 
"Guardians Hammer" by KAGAMI Shinichi Inotsume
Shō Aikawa
August 17, 2012 October 15, 2013
Several countries join Génération Bleu's special 'Polaris' operation to lure all Secrets that have appeared around the world to a deserted area in the Arctic and destroy them. The plan goes well, until Truth interferes changes its course above Norway's Plant Coral, and Ao takes the initiative to ensure that the operation ends with no civilian casualties. After disposing of the Secrets with his newfound weapon, the Quartz Gun, Ao learns that his actions changed history, and he is the only one who realizes that. 
17 "La Vie en rose" (Johannson's book)
"Ra Vian Rōzu" (ラ・ヴィアン・ローズ) 
"La Vie en rose" by Édith Piaf Shō Aikawa August 24, 2012 October 15, 2013
Ao confirms that the members of Team Goldilocks are living ordinary lives as if they were never assembled at all. However, the public opinion starts turning against Génération Bleu and during an operation in the middle of the ocean, the Quartz Gun starts moving by itself. Han Juno concluded the book of Johannson, who believed the existence of another world: where their world human population is around half of its original number, Okinawa became an independent nation, and the Soviet Union still exists in their realm. Ao confronts Truth and has a brief encounter with Eureka who reveals to him the reason for her disappearance. 
18 "Don't Look Down" (third engine)
"Donto Rukku Daun" (ドント・ルック・ダウン) 
"Don't Look Down" by David Bowie Akiko Waba August 31, 2012 October 15, 2013
To protect his comrades, Ao surrenders himself, the Nirvash, and the Quartz Gun to the U.S. Army. With the whole world in doubt regarding Génération Bleu's intentions, Fleur and Elena decide to launch an attack on the carrier where Ao is being held to bring him back. 
19 "Maybe Tomorrow" (the day)
"Meibī Tumorō" (メイビー・トゥモロー) 
"Maybe Tomorrow" by the Jackson 5 Shō Aikawa September 7, 2012 October 15, 2013
Furious upon hearing that he is actually a Secret who has lost his memories, Truth destroys Génération Bleu's space station among thousands of satellites around the globe. The Allied Forces blame Génération Bleu for the incident and launch an attack against them. Truth takes the opportunity to infiltrate the base and attempts to steal the Quartz Gun, but is stopped by Cristophe who sacrifices himself to allow Ao and Fleur to escape. 
20 "Better Days Ahead" (last message)
"Betā Deizu Aheddo" (ベター・デイズ・アヘッド) 
Better Days Ahead by Norman Brown Shō Aikawa September 14, 2012 October 15, 2013
After learning that both Elena and the members of Team Harlequin switched sides to join the Allied Forces, Ao and his friends manage to escape, taking the Quartz Gun with them. With nowhere to run, the remaining members of Team Pied Piper are contacted by the Japanese government offering them shelter and support according to a deal Cristophe made with the Secrets before his death. 
21 "World 2 World" (rising sun)
"Wārudo Tu Wārudo" (ワールド・トゥ・ワールド) 
World 2 World by Underground Resistance Shinichi Inotsume September 21, 2012 October 15, 2013
Team Pied Piper, the Japanese Government, and the Secrets join forces to prevent the Allied Forces from claiming the Scub Corals' Quartzes. While Naru rallies supporters for her cause of having the Plant Corals shut down, Elena joins the Allied IFO squad along with Maggie Kwan, but Eureka appears before them and makes Elena remember the truth about her origins from 1981 that she wanted so much to deny. Soon after, both are dispatched to fight Ao, and when he manages to finally dissuade Elena, Truth appears before them. 
22 "Galaxy 2 Galaxy" (coral carriers)
"Gyarakushī Tu Gyarakushī" (ギャラクシー・トゥ・ギャラクシー) 
Galaxy 2 Galaxy by Mike Banks Shō Aikawa September 28, 2012 October 15, 2013
Truth attacks Ao, who is rescued by Naru when she teleports him and the Nirvash to her side in Okinawa. Reunited once more, Ao and Naru discuss the situation when Team Harlequin appears and reveals that Truth's current form can kill all people infected by the Scub Corals who approach him. As he is the son of a Coralian, Ao should stay away from him. Regardless, Ao decides to join his companions against Truth. Meanwhile, back in Eureka's timeline, her husband Renton Thurston boards the original Nirvash in an attempt to rescue her. 
23 "The Final Frontier (Renton Thurston)"
"Za Fainaru Furontia" (ザ・ファイナル・フロンティア) 
The Final Frontier by Iron Maiden Shō Aikawa November 20, 2012 October 15, 2013
Truth and Ao fight for the Quartz Gun until it fires once more, erasing Truth and converting Ao's Nirvash into the "Nirvash Neo". It also rewrites history once more to render it such that Génération Bleu defeated the Allied forces including Naru. As Naru is being hospitalized, Ao witnesses the Nirvash Spec V3 coming from the pillar and encounters it, meeting his father Renton for the first time. 
24 "The Door Into Summer"
"Natsu e no Tobira" (夏への扉) 
Natsu e no Tobira (The Door Into Summer) by Tatsuro Yamashita Shō Aikawa November 20, 2012 October 15, 2013
After having a brief encounter with the phased-out Eureka, Renton sets with Ao to Iwato Jima where he thanks Toshio for taking care of his family and then decides to make use of the Quartz Gun to destroy the original Scub Coral at his timeline and prevent it from spreading itself throughout the dimensions. As Ao confronts him to stop it, he learns that surprisingly, Truth has not fully disappeared, but has become the Nirvash Neo's archtype instead. Ao also learned that his older sister had died soon after she was born. He then decides to make use of the Quartz Gun's last shot to negate the Secrets' existence to change Eureka's fate and have her reunited with Renton. Because of this, Ao is transported to the year 2027 where he bids farewell to Truth. 


No. Title Musical reference Writer Original release date
OVA "The Flowers of Jungfrau"
"Yungufurau no Hanabanatachi" (ユングフラウの花々たち) 
- - September 20, 2013
Team Pied Piper is assigned to take part in a special festival in Switzerland as part of Génération Bleu's public relations policy, but Fleur and Elena have Ao dress up as a girl much to his chagrin. At the festival, the trio find themselves running away from an insistent journalist until they are called back to confront a Secret that appears on the border of Italy. 


  • "Episode" (in Japanese). Retrieved April 13, 2012. 

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