The Manga Shelf: Eureka Seven – Gravity Boys and Lifting Girls

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The Facts are These:

Before the events of Eureka Seven, Sumner Sturgeon is a young boy from a wealthy military family. When his brother gives him his board, he starts to participate in the sport called Lifting. Through lifting his life and ideals change. Allowing him to choose his own path and pilot the mech’s known as LFOs.

Discoveries:

This manga is BORING… that is all there is to say. This manga is a slice of life story taking place in the Eureka Seven universe. The story did not make me want to learn more about Sumner Sturgeon and there was no real relationship like Renton’s and Eureka to keep me interested. It was nice to see Charles again, because he was awesome in the anime. I can only guess that the series is better if you have played the video game.

These characters can't compare to Renton and Eureka as leads. They are not even on the same chart as them.

These characters can’t compare to Renton and Eureka as leads. They are not even on the same chart as them.

Behind the Scenes:

The series is based of the Eureka Seven video games New Wave and New Vision being a prequel to both of them. The series was written by studio Sato Dai with his only other manga work being Yuzuko Peppermint and illustrated by Kizuki Miki. Her other works include Grand Grace and several Doujinshi. The series was published by Kadokawa Shoten and released in the magazine Comptiq in 2005, running for two volumes. The series was previously published by BANDAI entertainment in North America, though no one holds the license currently.

I liked the design for Sumner Sturgeon and I think he could have been a good character.

I liked the design for Sumner Sturgeon and I think he could have been a good character.

A Brief View of the World:

The world of Eureka Seven is a world where the air is filled with a element known as Trapars. Using Trapars people are able to surf on the air using Lift Boards, KLFs or LFOs. The world is affected by an organism that is called  Scub Coral, this organism causes damage to human civilization.

YES! It is awesome to see Charles Beams again. He was one of my favourite characters from the series

YES! It is awesome to see Charles Beams again. He was one of my favourite characters from the series.

Enjoyment:

If you have played the Eureka Seven video games then I assume that this series is more enjoyable to you. If you haven’t then this series is boring with no real reason to read it. You can say you want to learn more about the Eureka Seven world, but that is already confusing enough without this manga to not really contribute anything. I do not understand why they chose people with such little experience to create an entry to a franchise that is beloved by its fans.

Rereadability:

This series has a rereadable length of two volumes, with you being able to read through it with an hour. Though that is an hour you will never get back and not worth the time.

Rating:

3/10

Recommendations:

Eureka Seven – The manga takes a different take from the original anime, though it does the original series justice and is better than this manga.

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Alive: The Final Evolution – Alive takes a supernatural and sci-fi twist that makes it interesting to read every page.

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I do not own any of the above used pictures and/or video they belong to their original creators, BONES.

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