The_TEKnician wrote:WTH? I don't remember that!
Yeah when Axel and the kids go to see the moon in the last episode it pans by a sign that says 'Renton Thurston Hope Park' in Japanese. Bandai didn't translate it when they dubbed it, but Nanashi translated it when they fansubbed it.
No, no...My theory is:
When people die and their bodies deteriorate into the earth (which is a mass of solidified Coralians, BTW) their conscience gets absorbed into the Coralians as well. Thus, Arata can speak to coralians and humans within that consciousness. Make sense? I highly doubt that Bones would go towards the spiritistic-type as they have already scientifically explained so much in the last series.
Still...it's just a hypothesis
Ohh, I gotcha. Interesting; though I wouldn't be surprised if it was merely the religion that the Yuta power came from. Yuta is apprently derived from Ryukyuan religion, and remember how important they made the Voderac religion in the show? Maybe its like a branch from Voderac this time through, or a new religion based on Voderac teachings (since they believed the land was going to bring death and destruction to humanity for all they had done except those who worshipped under them).
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interes ... y-outlined
I think 'Secret' sounds kind of lame, but my one friend had a pretty cool theory for the plot of AO.
Here's a thought: Didn't Rention and Eureka say they were going to a new world or something like that at the end? (My memory's hazy) WHAT IF OUR PLANET IS THAT WORLD.
If that's the case, then the new series makes perfect sense that it takes place on "our planet" and that Renton and Eureka are Ao's parents. Let's say Renton was trying to go back to his world and disappeared, and then the military found out about Eureka (possibly deeming her an "alien") and took her away? THIS ACTUALLY MAKES SENSE GUYS.
I'm trademarking this prediction.
(It would make a bit more sense if we were going with the manga continuity, though, since at the end of that the ocean magically appeared and we could assume that many years later "our world" came to be.)
EDIT: another out there prediction: "Secret" is actually the Scub trying to get their way into our world.
WAIT A MINUTE.
ISN'T THE MOVIE CONTINUITY ALSO "OUR PLANET?"
I THINK YOU ALL KNOW WHAT I'M PREDICTING HERE.
EDIT 2: OMG OMG OMG OMG
YOU KNOW THE END OF THE MOVIE?
WHERE RENTON AND EUREKA ARE ALONE ON SOME PLANET?
assuming it's not the "this is where you go when you die" planet...
DO YOU SEE WHERE I'M GETTING AT HERE?
This post better be seen on AO's "I Knew It!" tvtropes entry...
To which I replied:
=O So you're saying that the Scubs are gonna try and get into the Promised Land/the real Earth (There's a few Scubs left so it can be assumed that half of the Scubs Earth still lies above and probably now all over the Promised Land/real Earth. HMM!)
And Ao would be the example of the evolution between human and Coralian, right? Secret's attack could also bring the other half of the Scubs back from the AU (like signal fire) and then they'll also see Ao. Secret could either be a let's-revive-Dewey's-ideal-because-we-love-that-crazy-badass or the Scubs themselves, manipulating the project of Secret. It would still be signal fire either way!
Something's gonna happen between the Scubs and Ao.
And its gonna be SWEET.
EDIT: Wait do you mean that the Scubs tried to overtake the AU world after the series and they're doing the exact same thing in this sequel? I mean they'd all have the same goal, right? All that really needs to happen in the end is for them to witness the evolution between human and Coralian, so Ao has to do something awesome.
EDIT 2: AND IF ALL THE SCUBS COME BACK THEY MIGHT TRY TO TAKE AO AS THE CONTROL CLUSTER. SHIIII-
So the Scubs coming down to the Promised Land would be interesting and certainly not unheard of. After all, if Eureka gets kidnapped, the Scubs are still going to show hostility.