The Best Episodes of Eureka Seven
Renton Thurston is your ordinary 14-year-old boy, who has grown bored of his current life in his hometown. He is the son of the acclaimed hero of the military, and every day, he has no greater dream than to look up to his idol, Holland, who is skilled in the hoverboard sport referred to as “REFfing” ("Lifting," in the English dub). He also believes that he would one day join the LFO rebel group Gekkostate, and surf the skies. As he tries to master the art and skill of REFfing, Renton has nothing more than his dreams and his hopes, which his grandfather mechanic dismisses as something useless. But one day, Renton’s life changes, when a REFfing LFO mecha crashes into his house, out of which emerges the most beautiful girl pilot he’s ever seen. Now, Renton finds himself in the middle of a war in which he absolutely has no desire to be involved in, having the ride of his life with his newfound love, his number one idol, and his hero father.
#1 - Ballet Mécanique
Season 1 - Episode 48
Oratorio 8 has been completed and is ready to fire. What is Dewey planning to do with this weapon? Meanwhile, Renton and Eureka have reached the Command Cluster, but an unexpected foe arrives. Who is this foe and what is he/she planning?
#2 - Don't Look Down (Third Engine)
Season 2 - Episode 18
To protect his comrades, Ao surrenders himself, the Nirvash, and the Quartz Gun to the U.S. army. As the whole world questions about Generation Bleu's actions, Fleur and Elena decide to launch an attack on the carrier where Ao is being held to bring him back.
#3 - Wish Upon a Star
Season 1 - Episode 50
It's the finale episode and Eureka completes her transformation in order to save the planet. Holland and the others discover that the Limit of Life phenomenon hasn't happened. Realizing that Eureka is still alive, can Renton save her in time?
#4 - Acperience-1
Season 1 - Episode 12
The type "The End" has attacked the Nirvash, and Renton has become unconscious and meets Eureka and Anemone in his nightmare. Meanwhile, outside the Corallian, the warship Izumo is involved in an intense battle with the Gekko.
#5 - Shout to the Top!
Season 1 - Episode 49
Using Oratorio 8, Colonel Dewey fired on the Scub Coral Control Cluster and destroyed it. Now that it's gone, what is Dewey's next move? Meanwhile, Renton and Eureka are in the damaged Nirvash when the Compac Drive turns blue. Nirvash suddenly moves disobeying Renton and Eureka's orders. What is Nirvash trying to accomplish by doing this?
#6 - Paradise Lost
Season 1 - Episode 24
Due to having to make a bad landing on the Gekko, Holland has to have some minor injuries treated. As he and the doctor talk about Eureka, they realize how she still misses Renton and has taken over his job of running the store since he's been gone. Meanwhile, Renton finally learns about Charles and Ray's real mission, to which Renton can't believe.
#7 - Step Into a World (Heaven and Earth)
Season 2 - Episode 12
Team Pied Piper goes to a Generation Blue Space Station to deposit the collected Quartz. While there a Secret attacks a Scub Coral that materialized in low orbit, and 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.
#8 - Maybe Tomorrow (The Day)
Season 2 - Episode 19
Furious upon hearing that he is actually a Secret who lost his memory, Truth destroys Generation Bleu's space station among thousands of satellites around the globe. The Allied Forces blame Generation 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.
#9 - Morning Glory
Season 1 - Episode 26
Eureka still misses Renton and asks the other crew members where he may have gone, but believes Holland's promise that he'll bring him back. Holland's search for Renton is interrupted by a military fleet, forcing the Gekko to change its course. However, once Renton manages to make it back aboard the ship, he learns that Eureka has left to search for him, but she finds the military fleet and a vengeful Ray instead.
#10 - The Final Frontier
Season 2 - Episode 23
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 like Generation Bleu defeated the Allied forces including Naru. As Naru is being hospitalized, Ao witness the Nirvash Spec V3 coming from the pillar and comes at its encounter, meeting his father Renton for the first time.
#11 - The Beginning
Season 1 - Episode 13
Renton comes face-to-face with Anemone, the girl he met in his dreams, after returning from the Corallian Zone. Both Anemone and Eureka appear to be having intense headaches, making it seem as if the same thing is affecting them. So, Dominic and Renton go into the city to find medicine for them.
#12 - Born Slippy (Deep Blue)
Season 2 - Episode 1
April 2025. While helping his childhood friend Naru Arata, Ao Fukai accidentally takes a bracelet being smuggled by Gazelle, Pippo, and Han Juno, and a Scub Coral suddenly appears, along with a G-Monster. 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 interrim, another Scub Coral and G-Monster appears, as Cristophe Blanc of Generation 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 mother years ago, just as Gazelle goes to take it back.
#13 - Don't You Want Me?
Season 1 - Episode 45
Captain Jurgens and Lieutenant Dominic arrive aboard the Gekko in order to find out if what Dr. Bear said about the Scub Corals is true. After finding out the truth, they decide to fight alongside the Gekkostate against Dewey - whether any of their fellow military crew supports them or not. Meanwhile, Maurice begins to feel that Renton is trying to change Eureka, so he insists on having things back the way they used to be.
#14 - La Vie en Rose (Johansson's Book)
Season 2 - Episode 17
Ao confirms that the members of Team Goldilocks are leaving ordinary lives as if they were never assembled at all. However, the public opinion starts turning against Generation Bleu and during an operation in the middle of the ocean, the Quartz Gun starts moving by itself. Truth snatches the gun from Ao who falls into the sea and has a brief encounter with Eureka who revels to him the reasons for her disappearance.
#15 - Acperience-4
Season 1 - Episode 47
Renton, Eureka, and the kids enter The Command Cluster. While talking with his sister, Renton learns how the Coralian came into being. With the threat of the oncoming attack, The Command Cluster is willing to wait for Renton and the others to stop it.
#16 - Human Behavior
Season 1 - Episode 15
Renton goes to visit a town called Controrado, where he spent of his childhood, and takes Eureka to the house where he used to live. As he visits with people who knew his family, he hides the fact that he's part of the Gekkostate. The happy visit is soon interrupted when the United Federation Forces arrive.
#17 - Better Days Ahead (Last Message)
Season 2 - Episode 20
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.
#18 - Substance Abuse
Season 1 - Episode 20
Renton is worried about Eureka, who has now been partially absorbed by a scub. During this time, the Gekkostate get a distress call to rescue a Vodarac priest who's being held captive by the military. Holland accepts the job, but Renton accuses him of thinking that money is more important than Eureka is.
#21 - Acperience-2
Season 1 - Episode 19
As Eureka's mysterious illness persists, a United Federation Fleet is approaching the Gekko. The cause of her illness is suspected to be due to being close to the mines. For some unknown reason, though, Eureka decides to take the Amita Drive from the Nirvash, causing it to go into the depths of the mines with Eureka inside. This leads to Renton going after her, without ever realizing the tragedy that awaits.
#22 - Galaxy to Galaxy (Coral Carriers)
Season 2 - Episode 22
Truth attacks Ao who is rescued by Naru when he teleports him and the Nirvash to her side at Okinawa. Reunited once more, Ao and Naru discuss the situation when Team Harlequin appears and reveals that Truth's current form is affecting all people infected by the Scub Corals and for being the son of a Coralian, Ao should stay away from him. Regardless, Ao decides to join his companions against Truth. Meanwhile, back at Eureka's timeline, her husband Renton boards the original Nirvash in an attempt to rescue her.
#24 - Starfire (Another Truth)
Season 2 - Episode 14
Despite Truth's intervention, Ao manages to return Eureka to her proper time, but hears from her that the baby she is carrying is not a boy, but a girl. After returning home to find more about it, he learns from his grandfather 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.
#25 - Pacific State
Season 1 - Episode 33
The Gekkostate finds no survivors in the destroyed city. Renton then tries to make memories between Eureka and him. Talho lies about a malfunction in the ship so they could Lift at a good spot. Holland decides from this point forward that the Gekkostate will be dismissed. He gives his last order, and they flies away to retreive Norbu.