To celebrate my one year anniversary on WordPress, technically it was in January, but I started to write more consistently in July. So to celebrate it I am re-reviewing my first review, Eureka Seven and till Friday I will do a review a day on something based on Eureka Seven, till the day of celebration. So enjoy my one year anniversary special called Eureka Seven Week!
The Facts are These:
Renton Thurston is a 14 year old boy that lives a normal everyday life, wishing for something more. One day the oldest LFO (Light Finding Operation), Nirvash TYPEZERO crashes on his house. Out of the mecha the girl named Eureka comes out and it is love at first sight. He decides to join the crew of the Gekkostate to stay with the girl he loves.
Eureka Seven is a unique series that got me back into anime by showing me how great a medium anime is. Anime is unique in the sense that anything is possible telling stories that are not possible, but can confide such emotions that make the audience grow as people. Eureka Seven is a story of romance, where every moment has meaning with no matter how small or insignificant. The show presents the idea that everyone has a place and a purpose. Eureka Seven develops each character of the main cast in some way giving each character depth in some way. The themes in Eureka Seven is maturation, where we see a young, careless boy mature into a man, ready to take responsibility for his action and understand what he truly wants in life.
Each member of the cast is enjoyable to watch and make you actually care for them. My favourite characters in the show, excluding the main cast are Charles and Ray Beams. They were wonderful to watch and help to greatly develop Renton as a character. They are important characters and their arc in the series is probably the best arc, when it comes to story development and character development in the series.
Behind the Scenes:
Eureka Seven is a series written by Dai Sato, with his other works being Ergo Proxy, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex and Battle Spirits: Shounen Toppa Bashin. The series was directed by Tomoki Kyoda, his other works include RahXephon and Ouran High School Host Club. The series was produced by studio BONES, and was previously licensed by BANDAI and is currently licensed by Funimation in North America. In United Kingdom it is licensed by Beez Entertainment and in Australia by Madman Entertainment. Eureka Seven has won many awards, with it winning Best Television Series, Best Screenplay and Best Character Designs at the 2006 Tokyo International Anime Fair. The series won Best Television Series and Best Female Character for Eureka in the Anime Expo 2006 SPJA Awards. Most of the titles for each episode is based off a song. An example of this is the first episode is called “Blue Monday” based on the song “Blue Monday” by New Order. You can see a list of the songs and the titles here.
There are four opening for the series each of them unique and great for the series. The first opening is “Days” by FLOW…
“Shounen Heart” by Home Made Kazoku….
“Taiyo no Mannaka e” by Bivattchee…
“Sakura” by Nirgilis, here they are for you to enjoy…
A Brief View of the World:
The world of Eureka Seven is different from our world, but similar at the same time. The world of Eureka Seven have Trapars (Transparence Light Particles) in their world, which are similar to waves in the sky and allow people to ride on them using Lift Boards. These Trapars are produced by Scub Coral, an intelligent life form that appeared 10,000 years before the start of the series. Using a combination of technology, Trapars and Scub Coral the people of this world created the machines known as L.F.O. (Light Finding Operation).
The series is enjoyable and just great in general. People praise the show in the sense that it was overly popular or maybe it is just a Neon Genesis Evangelion copy. The series is unique and fun to watch. It is amazing in general and I could not recommend this series enough.
The series is rewatchable with a great cast of characters and amazing visuals. Though I find that whenever I rewatch the series I start around episode 20, because I already understand the story and I do not want to see the whiny Renton again.
Martian Successor Nadesico – For a great story with interesting characters. The series also uses mechs, though like Eureka Seven that is not necessarily the focus.
Baccano! – For a great psychological series that develops its cast and the story.
I do not own any of the above used pictures and/or video they belong to their original creators, BONES and Dai Sato.