WARNING: This page assumes you have watched the original Eureka Seven anime, as well as The Movie. Spoilers for those two works will be unmarked.Eureka Seven AO is an anime and manga series that is a Sequel to Eureka Seven. The animated series began airing in April 2012. The manga began in January 2012.The series follows a boy named Ao living on the islands of Okinawa, which has recently declared independence from Japan. Ao is the orphaned son of a foreigner who moved to the island, which causes him to be subjected to less than Fantastic Racism. Despite this he's still close friends with Naru, a girl who comes from an influential family on the island.Earth is plagued by attacks from the Secrets (called G-monsters by the Okinawans), which seem to be attracted to Scub Coral (a strange material that appears out of nowhere). When one of these beasts attacks Okinawa, not only does Ao find himself Falling into the Cockpit, he also learns of his strange lineage related to the main characters of the previous series. Saving the island also pulls him into the middle of many political issues, including Okinawa's struggle for independence.The series has been licensed by Funimation. Subtitled episodes were released weekly on their website, one week behind the then-current episode in Japan. The series is also being dubbed into English.Official Japanese websiteA video game for the series was released in September 2012 by Namco Bandai. It includes a bonus episode (taking place between episodes eight and nine) and also includes Crossover elements.There are two Spin-Off manga. The first is entitled Eureka Seven AO ~Save A Prayer~. It follows Yuna Marta, a girl who accidentally qualifies as a giant mecha pilot when she mistakes a military organization for a theater troupe. Characters from the anime appear as part of the supporting cast. The second is a comedic Yonkoma series entitled Eureka Seven nAnO.