English: Eureka Seven
Synonyms: Koukyou Shihen Eureka Seven, Eureka 7, Eureka Seven Psalms of Planets, Koukyoushi Hen: Eureka Seven
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 17, 2005 to Apr 2, 2006
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company
Score: 8.241 (scored by 84970 users)
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action adventure drama mecha romance sci-fi
SynopsisRenton Thurston is a 14-year-old boy who lived with his mechanic grandfather in a backwater town. Every day he dreamed of being with the mercenary "Light Finding Operation (LFO)" aircraft pilot group "Gekkostate" and riding "Trapar" particle waves—a sport called "reffing"—with their charismatic leader Holland, especially when faced with his father's acclaimed past or his grandfather's desire to protect him. When a young girl named Eureka riding the original LFO, the "Nirvash typeZERO," asks his grandfather for a tune-up, she inadvertently brings the attention of the military to the garage; as a result, the garage is destroyed and Renton is forced to deliver a new type of interface—the "Amita Drive"—to the Nirvash. After a heated fight in which the Nirvash destroys the military LFOs by unleashing an immense amount of power, Renton is invited into Gekkostate. However, he quickly realizes that behind the facade of a traveling group of mercenaries is a very bitter reality.
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Related AnimeAdaptation: Eureka Seven, Eureka Seven
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Alternative version: Eureka Seven: Pocket ga Niji de Ippai, Eureka Seven: New Order
Sequel: Eureka Seven AO
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Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Animation Director
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Assistant Animation Director
Nostalgia, I often find, is one of the greatest deciding factors of a person's enjoyment of something, and this doesn’t apply solely to anime watchers. Nowadays I will find myself more often than not going back and taking shows I used to enjoy at face value and realizing they weren't as great as I remembered. It's a truly beautiful thing, at least for me anyway, when you watch a now classic show or movie that aired during your childhood in your adulthood without that nostalgia factor blinding your judgement. I didn't seriously start getting into anime until around the time that I was almost out of high school. I read some manga here and there and aside from the stuff that aired on Toonami (at least until they were taken off the air), the list of things I had watched up to that point was almost nil and fairly unrefined. Eureka Seven was a show that I didn't even really know existed until around 2013. When I first started to get into anime, the mecha genre was easily the one I could identify with the most. To this day it is still my favorite genre and Eureka Seven still holds up as a staple of that genre, and I say this without any nostalgia affecting my overall opinion of this show.
Eureka Seven has a pretty big advantage over other standout mecha titles. The first episode kicks it into high gear and quite literally has a cliffhanger (or in this case "cliffdiver") ending. The world itself is incredibly expansive and unique. The idea of robots and people surfing through the skies sounded like a good idea on paper, and admittedly, it was a damn good idea on screen too. It can truly feel like a breath of fresh air when comparing this show to other mecha anime's concepts. That being said, this show can feel more like a dressed up love story and I have absolutely no issue with that but at times it'll teeter between both genres and have trouble deciding what direction it wants to go in. Throughout the show, there are several prevalent themes scattered within each story arc and spanning across the entire series in general. Some of these themes include family, tolerance, and coming to terms with change. Most of the time, it handles these complex issues masterfully but other times it can be difficult to immerse yourself in the series properly for more than a handful of reasons. One major problem I had with this show was its relatively clunky world building. I don't like it when an anime tries to spoon-feed its audience. I actually enjoy anime that makes you work for your answers, but I also don't like unnecessarily convoluted anime. I feel like Eureka Seven is a show that would definitely benefit from a second viewing especially now that I can focus more on the world building aspect rather than the events of the story. It's just that sometimes I feel like it just wasn't the same show I signed up for. I fault it for its world building mainly because I thought it had one of the most interesting and unique worlds I have seen for a mecha anime to date and I truly wanted to understand it to its fullest but something about it just didn't click for me. I feel like this show has the impression that in order to be a good show it has to be confusing at times. The beauty of Eureka Seven was in its simplicity. More often than not, I would find myself asking more questions as each episode came along rather than getting previous questions answered. Another issue I had with this show was its ending. I use the term "ending" loosely mainly because I am only speaking of its very final episode. Going into the final episode I had a decent understanding of what was going on and was actually quite enjoying the final act. It was exciting, it truly felt like everything was coming full circle. For what it's worth, the ending of this show might be a bit simpler than it came across as but to me it felt very rushed, a bit hard to follow, and a little cliché. I don't know if it was the fact that its 50 episodes had simply run their course but that final episode just came off as constrained. Nonetheless, I applaud Eureka Seven for its creativity but I'm simply too caught up in the little details to give it full points for its story. My opinion may change in the future with each successive viewing.
The art and animation for Eureka Seven is an area that this show could really flaunt. I personally own hard copies of the Eureka Seven BD’s so it is safe to assume that I had the best viewing experience. Even when I was simply streaming episodes on my computer I could tell that the animation was top notch especially considering that this show has aged. The animation was consistent and there were hardly ever visual hiccups that I could pick out without actively looking for them. With an animation studio like Bones at the helm for a concept like Eureka Seven, it was really no surprise that it would have excellent animation quality and art style in general. Bones hails from Sunrise which is probably most famous for its iterations in the Gundam franchise so it really did not come as a shock when the visuals were rather stunning for mecha standards. Even for 2005 which saw more than its handful of other mecha titles, Eureka Seven is more often than not considered the stand out. As I said already, the art style is fairly unique and the designs for the mechs themselves feel fresh. The battle scenes and skirmishes in the skies felt extremely fluid and fast paced which is almost a necessity for shows of its genre. It was a concept that was destined to be made for the screen because I could see no other entertainment medium doing it justice. I don’t claim to know a lot about animation and art, in fact, they are probably two of the least important factors that I take into consideration when I plan on watching a new show. However, when it can exceed in an area like animation, because anime is a visual medium, it can truly make it easier on other aspects of the show that had clear flaws.
As I continue to watch more and more anime I am starting to find that the soundtrack is starting to become one of the aspects I look forward to most when it comes to the overall experience. I think it's less of a matter of how good of a soundtrack Eureka Seven has and more so a matter of how well it puts it to use. The openings are all excellent. Days and Shonen Heart in particular are two of my personal favorites, both of which give off an adventurous vibe and really capture the show's free spirited nature. The endings were also very good as well but admittedly, they didn't capture my attention as much as the openings did, this might be due to the fact they’re "endings". For all its somber, comedic, or bombastic battle compositions, there was one track in particular that really stuck out to me and I am pretty sure that most die-hard E7 fans know what track I speak of. Storywriter by Supercar is bar none one of the greatest tracks ever included in an anime to date. It’s less of a matter of how good the song is (although it’s a very good song in its own right) but more of a matter of how well the show uses it to capture those magical moments. Who could forget that iconic “I can fly!” scene where Renton finally gets the hang of his board and surfs up to Eureka to deliver the drive? If the beautiful animation didn't have me sold by then, Storywriter definitely did. I watched Eureka Seven dubbed the first time around and subbed later on. I really couldn't resist with big name VA’s attached to the credits like Johnny Yong Bosch and Crispin Freeman. Johnny is very versatile when it comes to his voice acting and getting to hear him voice a child character like Renton really made me appreciate his talent a lot more. Renton aside, everyone else really did a nice job of capturing the type of characters they were meant to portray, especially Holland, Crispin Freeman was made for Holland. Eureka Seven’s dub is a personal favorite of mine and I would recommend it to any dub fan.
Characters are an aspect of Eureka Seven that both hinder and bring up my overall enjoyment. The Gekkostate is just a single portion of the cast and they have more than its fair share of both underutilized and overstated crew members. The main 4 members of the crew to look out for are Renton, Eureka, Holland, and Talho. Eureka overall in my personal opinion was the weakest of these characters as she falls under a relatively overused character trope. This could be the fault of how hard to follow the show was at times but Eureka just struck me as relatively uninteresting. This isn't a good thing seeing as she is arguably the most important character in the show but I also did honestly enjoy the amount of development that she was given. Renton is your standard main child pilot character. He’s naive, he has daddy issues, and he can be pretty unlikable at times. This series really tries its hardest to push the relationship between Renton and Eureka and while they are not my favorite main couple in anime (or even in mecha anime for that matter) I found that their development was relatively well paced. While it was sometimes unbelievable and unrealistic I would find myself rooting for them most of the time. Holland was overall my favorite character of the main cast. To me he was the most interesting seeing as he was almost always the cause for internal conflict in the Gekkostate, at least until sometime in the second half of the series. He was stern, unforgiving, irrational, and violent. Despite all this, his crew members would gladly follow him even if it meant their certain deaths. His relationship with Renton and Eureka was one of the most memorable aspects of the show for me personally. Seeing him develop from an unrelenting and antagonistic leader to a caring and devoted father figure was one of the most satisfying highlights of the entire series. Both a weak point and strength of this show was that there was no shortage of side characters. A lot of them were very strong characters in my opinion (particularly Charles and Ray). A lot of characters got their love by having single episodes dedicated to them. This is a common practice nowadays with such a huge cast but some characters didn't get any attention at all and just felt like background characters at times. Other characters that did get attention were promptly shafted. This could just be me nitpicking at this point because of how large the cast was but I honestly wanted to see more of what they had to offer.
Eureka Seven was quite the experience. At times I would find myself lost in how hard to follow it could be or simply just appreciating how well thought out everything seemed to be. If I had to sum it up in one word, it just seemed like a "cool" show, and looking back, it really does hold up with such a great concept. There are definitely areas that could have been improved (mainly with a proper sequel...one that's not AO) but despite that, I do not regret watching or even buying this series for that matter.
Eureka Seven is one of the only two anime that I have purchased before actually finishing. To its merit, it's also the only show I decided to buy based off of how much I enjoyed the first episode alone. Also to its merit, it's probably the only show that got me interested in buying it based on a trailer. It's a show that I can easily recommend to fans of mecha or fans of romance looking for something a little different. This show has a special place in my heart even without holding onto something as trivial as nostalgia. read more
- - - [ Eureka Seven :: Eps: 50 :: Rating: 9.9/10 ] - - -
- [ Intro ] -
While enduring one of my anime-deprivation periods, I saw Eureka Seven with a high rating. I said why not and proceeded to get all of its 50 episodes. I started watching it only recently, after going through Ergo Proxy. Upon opening the first episode, I went o_0 then 0_0 instantly! Eureka Seven has a great OP and accompanying music! This promised to be a great anime. I could not resist going on after seeing the first episode. I can say I went through the episodes like a breeze, almost refusing to stop!
So, let me just say it here, loud and clear: Eureka Seven is DEFINITELY THE BEST ANIME I HAVE SEEN! It was a total addiction to me, and it still is!
Bear with me, this review will be quite lengthy! Eureka Seven (E7) really deserves it anyways!
- [ Animation = Excellent = 10 ] -
The animation of E7 is really, and I mean it, really impressive! The characters are extremely well drawn. Not your general, wide-eyed anime models but they are definitely well made. Their features are very well-detailed and their appearance is very good. Their clothes are futuristic and kinda cool in a way. E7 involves mechas, and as you could expect, they are quite stiff and roughly drawn. NO! They are the opposite! Their designs are well-polished and smoothly drawn. Here too, the features are very well-detailed. The motion of both characters and mechas are extremely smooth and not glitchy, specially considering that E7 involves something called "reffing" which resembles snowboarding. Even at the apex of fast-paceness, the motion is real smooth. The characters' movements are natural and not robotic and their poses are very human-like. Granted, the mechas look a bit like Evangelion's or perhaps even RahXephon's. But in E7, they are well coloured, and in my opinion, better designed. In a way, the way the characters were designed represent their personality. I'll leave it at that without elaboration. Go find out for yourself!
Now, the backgrounds and sceneries of E7 are again impressive. Well detailed, well drawn, good play on lighting and atmosphere gives them a truly unique feel. You won't be seeing much scenery anyway, as most of the scenes will be above clouds. But when you do see real scenery, it's nice! They vary from the lively towns, to lush and wild nature and colourful flowers, to the dark and grungy industrial zones and to the dark, moody and emotional scenes. The transition between these scenes is so smooth that you rarely notice that you have suddenly changed decors! The light works was well done and will give more life and vividity to scenes. Notice the rock textures and how light is used to bring out the relief. The people at BONES have done something very good here.
The greatest part of the animation lies in the battle and action scenes, particularly those involving the characters "reffing". The action is so smooth! There are no robotic movements, even when the action is at its climax and everything is going fast. No blurs, no glitches and no flaws! Great!! And also, there are almost no frame re-use except for flashbacks (there are not many). Take for example, in Shaman King. Yoh is always seen summonning Amidamaru and this scene is in most episodes. Here, you won't find such repeating scenes often. Even if there are some repeats, they are different in their own ways.
- [ Sound = StoryWriter wins! = 10 ] -
I don't usually pay much attention to sounds and music in animes. Story, characters and animation usually get my attention. With E7 however, things are different! The OST for Eureka Seven is much varied from hard rock to electronic music! The OP music was great and I really enjoyed the music. However, the best song according to me, remains Storywriter by Supercar! I long to hear it again and again, and it has made it to my top favourites! It makes a really great accompaniment for action scenes, trust me. Yeaaaahhhhhh! The techno beats you hear during fights or the rock you hear during major events are g.r.e.a.t!!!!
E7 makes heavy use of music since there are lots of action scenes. However, for every scene, whatever it is (emotional or fast paced), the music chosen is right! It really highlights the scenes and make them so much more interesting! Definitely a good choice of music in E7, and definitely worth a listen! Sound effects too are present and nicely integrated into the scenes. Notice the wind "whoosshhh" when the chracters are reffing, and the sound of flapping clothes. It gives added realism to the scenes. Sometimes, you can hear accompanying explosions after a major bang! It's nice to note these, just for added realism.
The voice actors did a pretty good job too! However, for some characters like Anemone or MoonDoggie, you can have some difficulty to understand them, due to their accents. Anyway, it's not a real problem if you got fansubbed episodes, or subbed DVDs.
- [ Story = Complexity and Details = 9.9 ] -
Eureka Seven starts with our main male character, Renton aged 14 in his hometown of Bellforest, enjoying his life, albeit 14 years of boredom as he mentions. One day, a huge robot (an LFO) crashes in his grand-father, Alex's workshop. Out of it emerges a beautiful young girl, our main female character, Eureka. Dumbfounded by her beauty and mysteriousness, Renton is immediately love-struck. However, the millitary was pursuing Eureka. Eureka is a member of GekkoState - a sort millitia/anti-government, non-conformist reffers group, led by Holland. Eureka must return to GekkoState at all costs. However, Holland had another mission - to get the Amita Drive from Alex, a device developed by Renton's late father and world hero, Adrock Thurston. To help in Eureka's escape, Renton grabs his reffing board and tries to deliver the Amita Drive to Eureka who is now escaping in her LFO, the Nirvash. Inspired by his all-time hero Holland, Renton would like to join GekkoState to train as a mechanic. Holland, accepts (although not very gladly), and so Renton becomes GekkoState's youngest member, and his adventures and romance now start.
Some main characters are Talho, main pilot of GekkoGo. Holland, the commander. Ken-Goh, the weapons expert. Stoner, photographer and editor of Ray=Out magazine which is very anti-government and was hence banned. Hap, second commander and Holland's friend. Misha, the on-board doctor. Jobs and Woz, the ship engineers. MoonDoggie, catapult operator and secondary pilot. Gidget, communications operator. Hilda and Matthiew, LFO pilots. And Renton and Eureka, Nirvash pilots and main characters. And also, the Nirvash LFO can also be considered a character at the end of E7.
Ok, my description is not very great but story is really one of the greatest strengths of E7. The plotline is really complex and deep. Agreed, you have one main plotline that runs through the entire series. However, what is interesting is the way that plotline is explored from various angles and according to various characters' point of view. This gives an added understanding of the plotline. You will also see many innovative things like Trappar Particles, LFO's, Reffing, Amita Drive, and Coralians! Indeed, it's a very elaborate plotline. Interestingly enough, you will sometimes find the plotline diverging to explore various side characters' stories eg. William B. Baxter's story. Don't worry, it's here for a purpose - that is of explaining the global situation from different people's perspective.
The story runs very deep, exploring such things as war and conflicts between friends, companionship, unfaltering loyalty, indomitable will to protect, duty, love, sense of justice, and the loss of close-persons. Sometimes, the emotions get real heavy and the sensitive views might be moved to tears, no joke! It can become very heavy and emotional sometimes, specially scenes involving the above-mentioned. It's a very well detailed plotline, with many interesting twists that add spice to an already very interesting story. It's a good blend of romance, action, mecha and adventure. Definitely my type!
Through the course of the story, you will have the opportunity to explore the characters' past and get to know them better. You won't find many loopholes or dark points here as everything is well explained. Expect emotional warfare, painful pasts, jealousy, self-sacrifice, the death of companions, inter-crewmate conflicts and resolutions of conflicts by various ways according to the characters, added to some good philosophies about love and the other things I mentioned! It's a nice lesson in a way.
However, expect a major change of pace after Episode 26. You will be seeing more adult-related things, like blood and death more often. Just a warning. Mind you, many weird and frankly, strange things are awaiting you from Episode 31 and onwards! You would think you are in some kind of toon movie! :D
The plotline offers no boredom since the characters constantly change and adapt, specially on the emotional level. I like the way the twists in emotions are introduced. It's subtle, but really present. E7 is really a great piece of work and you will see lots of unexpected things. Pay close attentions to the play on words. The GekkoState assault on Capital Hill really got me stuck.
One thing to hate is the presence of Maeter, Linck and Maurice! Damn! These 3 kids know how to ruin the mood and atmosphere! In my opinion, they got no place in E7! Another is the complexity of some plots! You don't understand anything at first, but it's revealed after. Although there are some minor things which are left unexplained, or are not given enough elaboration, it cannot beat the greatness of E7. (Except only one which needed more elaboration). Anyways, if you use your brains a bit, it's not hard to figure out those un-explainations! :D
Overall, E7 has a real smooth way for proceeding with the story, smooth and sweet! Just what I've been looking. No rush, no incessant/useless main character deaths, no plotholes, no fillers, just pure delight. Good job, E7! Frankly, it has the damn B.E.S.T ending I've ever seen so far, surpassing even my previous "favourite ending", Last Exile. Eureka Seven devoted almost one episode just for ending, a weird (and surreal) ending! Talk about a good finisher! :D
And now, for a bit of selfishness (shared selfishness IMHO): I WANT EUREKA SEVEN MOVIE TO EXPLAIN EVERYBORY'S ENDINGS! :D
P.s. Why 9.9 and not 10? Because some important events got left out of the explanations. You could guess what they were, but an explanantion would have been easier. That's why I substracted 0.1 marks!
- [ Characters = I like the name "MoonDoggie" :p = 10 ] -
Ok, it's not *just* because I like the name "MoonDoggie" but it's still a very hilarious name! The characters really deserve that 10. I've really seen such a diverse and complex cast of characters. So I think it's better that I introduce some of the main characters first. I can't do that for all of them since there are so many (25-like main characters! Sugoi! :S)
Anyways, let's start by our main character, Renton. He's what you will call a normal guy. No super-powers a-la-Bleach here. No, he's just normal, leading a normal life. However, he is still the son of Adrock Thurston, the guy who saved the world. Quite a name to carry around. Renton gets accepted on GekkoGo (GekkoState's ship). Now, this is not what he expected. Holland is kind of a slave-master! He kinda get beaten up, get used as a.. duh slave, and things like that. Life's not all pleasant for him, all because Holland is... jealous! LOL! No joke! Anyways, E7 beautifully illustrates his development through it's 50 eps, going from a not-worth-anything to the.. (Spoiler. Cannot tell you!). He's got much ahead of him. I really cannot say more without spoiling major things.
Eureka. Beautiful, quiet, mysterious. Love-at-first-sight for Renton, who would do anything to protect her. Her development is well-presented too. Mind you, strange things are awaiting you at the end of E7, be ready for it! This girl has many secrets and lots of potential. Although, she appears to lack emotions (which Renton teaches her), but she's an adept at LFO combat. Enough here, cuz spoilers are coming if I continue.
On with Holland. The master of reffing and Renton (and all kids') all-time god (hero/idol) and commander of GekkoState. Holland appears to be a fun character, and somewhat stern. However, Renton was badly mistaken. Holland is just the opposite of what he seems to be. He is like a father for GekkoState, protecting everybody and self-sacrificing for the sake of others. Midway through E7, he undergoes dramatic changes, all for the best.
Talho! The captain of Gekko-Go. She is the leash for Holland, restricting his impulses and setting him in the right direction. She has a secret (ok, not so secret) crush on Holland.
Hap, the everything-doer. Not much to say, but he still has quite a role in E7. Similarly, Woz (strange hat man!), Jobs (Hitman's son?), Gonzy, Gidget, MoonDoggie (Doggie Nii-san! LOL!), Stoner and the others have their respective roles to play, but they are very diverse from each other, and each's development is well planned and well presented. Their emotional developments are very well introduced, smoothly and at the correct pace, giving the viewer time to digest the changes and appreciate them.
There are characters on the other side (bad side) if you want, like Dominic, Anemone, the Sages the millitary and Dewey. But I can't explain about them without spoiling. Expect something Gundam Seed Destiny-like with Dewew. The others are not so bad, but take soooo long to realise it.
The hierarchy is: Sages -> Dewew -> Millitary -> Dominic -> Anemone. Or something like that.
As you can see, there are literally lots and lots of characters in E7, and that goes without mentioning important side characters like Diane Thurston, William B. Baxter and the others. They have important roles to play and are here to reveal parts of the E7 plot to us, in a subtle way. It allows the viewer to get a global view of E7 and from different perspectives. There is literally lots and lots to tell about E7's cast, but I leave their discovery to you. I can't spoil the fun furthur.
- [ Value and Enjoyment = YEAH!!! = 10! ] -
If you haven't guessed by now, Eureka Seven is just great and I really enjoyed my watching experience. I am now going to rewatch it, just to get a clearer view of it. In fact, Eureka Seven is one of the rare anime that I have ever rewatched. And frankly, it deserves it. I would rank the rewatch value as "Very High". At the end, you will want to rewatch it from the beginning, just to watch the characters and story's evolution again, from a new and enlightened perspective. And to gain a better understanding of E7's magnificent story of course!
I really, really enjoyed Eureka Seven and it is now my top favourite. It deserves this space. Eureka Seven is a masterpiece, take it from a fellow fan.
Now, E7 might have some plotholes and some things that weren't elaborated extensively, just as any other anime have. But the positive aspects of E7 fully compensate for these small (tiny) losses. You won't even feel them. Nothing is perfect, but I believe E7 approaches perfection up to its nose!
As summary: Rewatch Value? Very High. Enjoyed myself? I kinda went overboard! Was E7 good? Na, no good. It is simply a masterpiece!
- [ Conclusions ] -
Go watch Eureka Seven!! That's all there is to say. You won't regret it. I know some people will be dissatisfied with my review, but I am just expressing my opinions. And I consider Eureka Seven to be a true success! Go watch it and draw your own conclusions. I do not think you would regret it. And I am not joking, it really deserves these "10"'s from me!
Now, I sincerely await a movie. Not because was bad (in fact, it was great. Strange but great!). But because I really want to see more of Renton and Eureka, of Holland and Talho, of MoonDoggie and of Dominic and Anemone. I would like more about their endings, and what has become of them. The mere glances I got at the end is not enough to satisfy my hunger! I hope the creators of E7 can hear me! :D
Thank you for reading my review. I know it was long. If something needs elaboration, contact me. I will amend the review where needed. Sayonara and go enjoy Eureka Seven! read more
Eureka Seven was the first anime that I ever binge-watched. For that reason, it will always hold a special place in my heart.
Now, on to the review! (which is, for the most part, spoiler-free)
The story is quite good. The anime is 50 episodes long so there are some lulls in the action. I would describe Eureka Seven as a love story that happens to have fighting robots. The main enjoyment (at least for me) comes from seeing the relationship between Renton and Eureka grow. You spend a lot of time inside Renton's head and, by the end of the series, he is one of the most fleshed-out characters that I have ever seen. You understand his motivations, his insecurities, and his goals. You become emotionally invested in the characters which makes it all the more heart-wrenching when some of them inevitably die.
The art is consistently good throughout, props to Bones.
The soundtrack is absolutely amazing and adds much to the atmosphere.
Favourite track: "Eureka".
Now, I think something should be said about whether to watch the dub audio or original Japanese. I have watched both, and I can say with some confidence that the dub is superior. Without getting into matters of authenticity and adaptation, I think that the voice actors (especially for Renton) give a superior emotional performance in the dub. If you're open-minded enough to give it a try then I would recommend watching it in English. Try both though, maybe you'll enjoy the sub better! Whatever floats your boat :)
I won't reveal plot details because I think it's best to take it on completely fresh. I stumbled upon the DVD at my local electronics shop and, knowing nothing about it besides the blurb on the back of the case, I picked it up. And it blew me away! Give it a shot, it won't disappoint.
Eureka seveN is about saving the world! ...Eventually!!
STORY - A strange girl and her mecha enter Renton’s life one day. He quickly develops a crush on her and decides to leaves his home and stay with her by joining Gekkostate, a group of outlaws and his childhood heroes. Shenanigans follow. There are vague and unclear plot developments that happen in the background, but the actual story will not really start to manifest for another twenty or thirty episodes, and even then, it’s difficult to figure out what exactly anyone’s try to do, much less how they intend to do it. Eureka seveN has some of the most frustrating and ridiculous pacing I’ve ever seen. Many of the first dozen or so episodes feel like filler — some characters are developed and some histories are uncovered, but you are pretty much following the Gekkostate around as they take odd jobs to pay for food. You know they are rebels, but you don’t know why they’re rebelling or what they hope to accomplish. People attack and they fight back. They investigate things, but there is no clear sense of purpose.
As the series progresses, there are several high-tension and climatic moments, but again, thorough explanations are difficult to come by and many of the characters don’t seem to really know what’s going on either. They are just compelled to put themselves into situations without understanding why, and when each climax is over, life goes on… to even more filler-like episodes; it’s as if they’re trying to make you forget about any plot-relevant developments by inserting that pointless soccer episode. Instead of devoting time to the overall plot of the series, Eureka seveN spends a lot of time developing more general themes like religious discrimination, family relationships, responsibility, and identity. While that isn’t terrible in itself, it would have been infinitely better if plot progression (and explanation) didn’t have to be sacrificed for them (and if the characters involved were more sympathetic).
Eventually, and by eventually, I mean like, the last ten episodes, things finally start falling into place and there is a lot of late exposition. Some of the overarching ideas could have been deduced from earlier clues, but a majority of the details couldn’t have been, further making the bulk of the series feel scattered and unimportant. There is also a lot of “surprise” revelations and character “development” near the end that feel incredibly cheap and unnecessary. The final plot of the series, when all is revealed, is actually pretty interesting. A lot of the concepts presented are thoughtful and unique, if a bit far-fetched in some regards. It’s a story with a lot of potential. Unfortunately, because of the insistent, terrible pacing leading up to the late explanation, my patience was completely gone and I couldn’t force myself to care about the story so late in the game. So I sat through the last few episodes just hoping for a good fight to wrap everything up. (But I got rainbows instead.)
CHARACTER - Renton and Eureka both start off as pretty typical archetypes — the protagonist boy who wants adventure, and the mysterious girl that you know is special for one plot device reason or another. Neither of them interested me. Instead, it was the crew of the Gekko that initially attracted me and kept me going through those opening filler episodes. Since there is so little going on plot-wise for the first half of the series, most of the focus was on character interaction and relationships. Holland, the captain, quickly establishes himself as an interesting and sympathetic character; he is the one with the rough past and a goal, even if you have no idea what that goal is initially. Talho is also sympathetic, partially because it’s rare to see characters with established romantic relationships. The rest of the ship’s crew offers little beyond the basic support roles; now and again, there were be attempts to spotlight them, but it was never anything really meaningful.
Unfortunately, as the series progressed, all of the characters got more and more irritating. For someone who is supposedly fourteen, Renton’s perspective and train of thought is incredibly juvenile most of the time and the idiocy of some of his thought processes frustrated me to no end. He chooses to leave his “boring” life behind in pursuit of a girl he just met and knows nothing about and is upset when things don’t go his way. Am I supposed to sympathize with that? He is absurdly naive (can’t even realize when the entire crew is trolling him) and sometimes seems forcibly ignorant, especially when it comes to fighting and his role aboard the Gekko. Eureka is similarly clueless, though she has the excuse of not being “normal,” for whatever reason. But the most aggravating thing about the pair of them is their relationship.
To some extent, there is the illusion that their relationship actually develops and matures throughout the series, but the truth is that their relationship is completely idealistic from beginning to end. Renton’s attraction starts off as just infatuation, and yet he immediately decides that he wants to follow her and “be with her.” Eureka is more ignorant, but as soon as she starts to realize it, there are no longer any doubts. Their misunderstandings are grounded in stupidity and they don’t seem to feel much conviction in their fights, implying that they are too purely “in love” to have serious disagreements. The bumps in their road are superficial at best, including Eureka’s adopted children, who have little point or personality beyond (over-)emphasizing the familial themes present throughout the series. As the primary protagonists, Renton and Eureka’s failure to really make me care about them alongside the haphazard pacing of the story makes me wonder how I managed to finish the fifty episodes series at all, since unsympathetic characters is my #1 reason for dropping series.
Meanwhile, Holland also falls down the immaturity path where many of his actions and views are decidedly juvenile and illogical. A believably character flaw, certainly, but as the story refuses to allow him to explain his conflicts and frustrations in detail, it’s difficult to sympathize with the way he acts, and he just gets annoying after a while. Talho was the last character I had any respect for; her jealousies and frustrations were the easiest to deduce and thus the easiest to sympathize with, especially since she actually confronted them now and again. Sadly, the maturity of her character seems to take her out of the spotlight during much of the latter half of the series.
Dewey, the primary antagonist, takes his damn sweet time coming into direct relevance since he spends the entire first half of the series lurking in the shadows and vaguely putting together his grand plan. Even when those plans are put into motion though, his motivation remains unclear until the finale, so there’s no chance for understanding or sympathizing with what he’s trying to do. In the interim, Dominic never really presents himself as an enemy and never does anything particularly interesting or relevant; most of the focus is instead on his abusive relationship with Anemone, who, aside from being obviously tsundere for him the whole time, isn’t properly explained until the last five episodes or so (and even then, not very well at all). Additional characters include Charles and Raye, who are unnervingly creepy in their parental affection, and Norb, who is an expository plot device more than an actual character (though he does have an ironic personality).
ARTSTYLE & ANIMATION – Eureka seveN has some really great battle scenes, but I wouldn’t expect anything less from BONES. Everything is smoothly animated and fun to watch, so even though I has very little emotional investment in the characters and subsequently, the actual outcomes of the battles — I still liked watching them. The mecha designs are a bit reminiscent of those from Evangelion, but there’s a lot more variety between the various suits, including the way they’re piloted (especially when you consider the typeZERO VS the typeTheEND). The giant boards and surfing parallel seemed kind of ridiculous at first, but it really grew on me after a while (besides, Code Geass had rollerblading mechas, though Eureka seveN debuted first). At the very least, the concept makes flying sequences much, much more interesting, and the added danger of a pilot losing their board mid-fight is fun.
The character designs in the series are simple and attractive, and I really liked that a few of the characters made a point to change their appearances at certain points in the story, usually in correspondence with a significant change in their mindset and goals. More series should do this, if only to accentuate the fact that their characters actually mature over time.
MUSIC - There’s obviously a ton of hiphop influence in this series, so it was no surprise to see it reflected in the music as well. It’s always nice to mix up the game a little by injecting some atypical genres into the soundtrack, and Eureka seveN does a good job here. Additionally, there is a ton of really, really epic music that is occasionally paired with a scene that’s quite a bit less than epic, which makes things feel out of place. — those tracks would probably sound better independent of the series so they don’t seem so pretentious. About halfway through the show, I finally noticed Naoki Sato’s name in the opening credits and had an “ahha! that’s why the music is awesome” moment. The last time I heard Sato’s work was in the X TV series, where the music was its single greatest asset. It’s not quite as true here, but it’s close.
To be honest, I didn’t pay attention to most of the opening and ending themes in Eureka seveN. I enjoyed the rap in the second opening, “Shounen Heart,” by Home Made Kazoku, but most of the others were pretty forgettable, especially since I’m indifferent towards most of the involved artists. All the themes were also much shorter than usual — they hovered around thirty seconds in length, rather than the usual minute.
VOICE ACTING – I saw this series dubbed, which probably further contributed to my lack of sympathy towards Renton. I didn’t realize that Johnny Yong Bosch was Renton for a long time since the voice was incredibly different from his other roles. Renton sounds (and acts) incredibly young, and his voice was both over-the-top earnest, naive, and whiny. On one hand, it’s actually an incredible fit for the character; on the other hand, it was annoying as hell, especially when coupled with lots of fail dialogue. Stephanie Sheh as Eureka was also rather fitting, but much less irritating. Honestly, the dub cast did a great job: each voice was distinct and unique, and every voice fit their character very well. Crispin Freeman as Holland was pretty badass in particular.
Still, there was a quite a bit of awkward dialogue and word usage. A lot of lines were unnecessarily corny or just outright awkward (like, “Mm, smell that? That’s the smell of your Papa!” “…It smells good.”) though that can obviously be attributed to awkwardness in the original script. I found the use of “Mama” and “Papa” in place of “Mom” and “Dad” kind of strange though, and it sounded unnatural coming from a lot of the characters, especially Renton. Lastly, there are a handful of slips in the pronunciation of “Eureka” throughout the series. Most are by minor characters and not particularly notable, but it’s an indication of sloppiness all the same.
OVERALL - Given all the positive recommendations I’d gotten for this series, I’m pretty damn disappointed with how things turned out, especially since the finale revealed that the story could have been ten times more interesting if presented in a more efficient manner. The pacing, along with the quick evaporation of my sympathies towards the cast, really destroyed the little enjoyment I was getting from technical aspects of the show. I really wanted to drop the series around the halfway point, but I figured I’d already invested so much time into it, I might as well finish it (what a stupid train of logic rarely does it reward you in the end). A recap movie of this series might work a lot better since it would, theoretically, cut out a lot of the excess filler crap and force the actual plot out into the open much faster. The recently released Eureka seveN movie, Pocketful of Rainbows, isn’t a recap movie though, so I’m not going to watch it. I’ve had enough of rainbows.
Both are done by the same studios and have very similar animation, and the 'family' feeling amongst crew members in both series is very strong, particularly at the beginning.
Both of them have few favourite Bones features, which they applied to almost all of their original works:
- a mysterious girl with unique abilities, which is somewhat apathetic towards her life;
- a special crew of few members which accept our main (or not so main) hero and he starts to learn about their past and ways of living;
- a Green Peace scent - let's save the nature and all the people, though in Xam'd it's not as strong as in Eureka;
- a teh genki brown-hair shounen, destined to save the Earth from some great disaster;
- lots of support characters which don't hesitate to make appearance even more often than main ones etc.
and loads of minor similarities as character designs, plot twists, seiyu etc.
The art styles are similar... done by the same team. Also, both have science fiction/fantasy type themes. Both also have airships xD
The same team that worked on Eureka Seven came back to work on Xamdou.
Premise of plot is similar, as well as character roles and art.
Airspace, adventure, action and a great base story. Characters show similarity, being on a 'neutral' airship doing 'odd-'job(s) to make a living. Sound, visual and the scenery are in both anime's stunning. While Eureka Seven has more episodes, sidestories, Xam'd seems to be sticking to the storyline. But both are awesome to watch, taking you on a great adventure.
Bones, the producers of Eureka seven (aired 2005-2006) made another great anime: Bonen no Xamdou (aired 2008-2009)
(if you liked eureka seven then you might even be more hyped about this anime.)
- Both animes got some wonderful characters with some great depth
- The fantastic sound and music in both shows makes the experience watching these shows wonderful
- The story in both animes is probably what will catch your interest the most though! Sci-fi Action Adventures can't go wrong honestly ... hah
- Oh and ofc ... The animation is amazing, nuf said!
You'll find some big similarities between the shows, but i wont tell you what, since you'll notice them yourself when you will start watching. However.. They are very much alike ! ;)
I believe that both animes are based on awsomness!
The design of the characters and art is identical to Eureka, which I love! The genre is the same.
They both have similar story lines and progression. They also reside in about the same universe.
Same creators, same style of story line, same style of art. Basically if you liked Eureka Seven you'll like Bonen no Xamdou. However, I fell Bonen no Xamdou will be better then Eureka Seven...
Common themes. Similar characters.
Bonen no Xamdo has the same character designer as Eureka Seven, as well as sharing similar animation styles and mecha themes. Both anime are created by Studio Bones.
Xam'd is made by the same company as Eureka SeveN and as quite a few similarities with Eureka but has it's own Unique style to itself... if you liked Eureka SeveN You would most definitely like Xam'd!
By Bones, Similar universe to Eureka 7 but main character is a bit more manly.
"Xam'd" is pretty much a reused version of "Eureka 7."
Ideas, characters, plot elements are all recycled.
But hey, isn't recycling good?
Xam'd feels like a re-envisioning of Eureka Seven. Just like Eureka Seven, it has a motley crew aboard aircraft/airship zipping around here and there with some awesome mecha action thrown in. So if your ever looking for something similar, give Xam'd a shot.
Same studio and similar world.
great animation and same producers
Both of the main male roles are supported by a group of interesting characters who've got their own flying ship. Both have strong mecha themes, and both Renton and Akiyuki have to mature in order to survive. Both animes start focusing around the every day guy's life and develop from there. Xam'd and Eureka 7 both have protagonists resisting the military.
So... these have pretty similar themes, styles, and whatnot (same makers, after all), and the plots could also be called similar, what with a dumb guy who happens to land on a cool airship with a crazy crew and a strange girl with short colored hair that has jewelery adorning a right strand of her hair, and then they fly around having to battle ancient evils and conspiracies and crap like that.
Same animation style, pace, plot, character growth...Pretty similar over all..
i recamend this cause well it has a nice similarty just watch and see!
Almost the same experiences. However, while E7 has a deeper plot (and twice the time to develop it) Xam'd is more dense and dramatic. Both are brilliant shows.
I got the same feeling watching both.
Both stories have a main character getting away from his home on a Ship for different reason after meeting another important character. To survive. To Follow someone. To make their life something more. Doesn't matter. Both Character, non really knowing what is happening at first start to slowly get it and pretty much 'Make' the Ending happen the way it does by becoming character with a important impact on other character and on the story.
Both are good show really entertaining.
Don't expect some Mecha in Xam'd tho you won't find any.
Both series contains sci fi theme as well as very similar character designs considering the same studios are involved.
Both series also contain interesting cast of characters and rather similar setting with technology beyond our modern world age.
Both series contain action, sci fi, drama, some comedy, tragedy, and even romance. Both series' main protagonist also has their lives completely turned upside down after strange events in the pilot episode.
Story, What happen to the MC and how they both ended up on a ship that they don't fit in the start.
Nakiami and Eureka, Takehara and Renton. Their personality are pretty much the same as well.
If you like the one then you'll 100% like the other
Xam'd : Lost Memories is very similar to Eureka Seven , first it's the same studio who produced the two series , which is studio BONES . That's why it has the same art (thanks to Ayumi Kurashima )
The heroes are two teenager who following an incident finds themselves transported into an airship. On board a commander who dictates orders, and a crew who will laugh at them before they become one of them .
And in the two series the plot revolves around love ...
Yes it's exactly the same ...
We could even say that the stories are taking place in the same world .
In conclusion , two EXCELLENT series who will fascinate you by their story and originality .
Both are very similar, Eureka Seven has more drama and romance while Xam'd has a little more action, but both are still amazingly good.
The art style is similar, and so is the plot.
- By Studio BONES
- engaging story lines
- Well designed characters
- Great Artwork and Music
- Similar genres: Romance, Action, Drama
Both shows start with very similar premises. Akiyuki and Renton are very similar characters that start out kinda useless but grow as the event's in the story unfold. Both shows balance Action/Romance pretty well.
Eureka Seven takes many MANY things from Evangelion, such as characters (i.e: Rei Ayanami = Eureka), use of mecha, some things from the plot, etc. Sometimes when I was watching Eureka 7 I felt i was wachting eva, altough Eureka is not as sad or phsicological as Evangelion.
Eureka Seven is very similar to Eva. They both have mysterious mechs. The main male characters think alike and go through a lot of change, there is a lot of character development.
Both are sci-fi, both of them have a main character who follows his evolution, and a lot of good action and sci-fi scenes :-)
Eureka7 was clearly influenced by NGE
Both have strange, simillar mechas, some psychological problems and mystery. However NGE is more .. mature (?).
Both main characters are boys. Both go through things that make them go through developement. Theres plenty of Mecha battles and drama in both of them and both can get psychological at times. Also, in both NGE and E7 the mechs make up a lot of the mysteries in the plots.
Few anime series can compare to the masterpiece that is Evangelion, but if you are looking for something similar then Eureka Seven is more than likely a series you'll enjoy. Both stories' central focus is around a young male and his search for belonging, as he's thrown into the midst of a giant conflict. Giant mechs, young love, and large casts to boot, these two series are both quite similar to each other in a number of ways. Spoilers and synopses aren't my type, so ultimately I'll leave it for you to decide. Eureka Seven certainly isn't as timeless as Eva, but it's one of the better series one could compare it to and it still does a great job of keeping its audience captivated up until the final curtain falls.
Giant robots. Strange creatures to fight against. Protagonists with f***'d up lives. What more could you ask for? It's all right here in these two great anime series. Check them out!
Another anime heavily-influenced by Neon Genesis Evangelion. Both have protagonists who feel out of place and have to save the world from a mysterious and deadly enemy.
well they're both similar because of the whole child growing to an adult thing. if you like mecha then you'll love these
Both are about young boys that live in the shadow of a great catastrophe caused by their father. As such, they have "daddy issues" but both boys get a father figure mid-series that helps them grow. Both have humanoid biological robots, both have a kuudere blue haired girl pilot that's around before the protagonist shows up and has a special connection with her robot. She serves as the main's love interest. Both series also have another pilot girl who is a little crazy, but really just had a terrible upbringing and doesn't know how to love. Both have a theme of the villain wanting to connect the consciousness of all humanity, both have an Earth that's undergone drastic climatic changes, both have the protagonist's robot upgrading to become more humanlike. Both even have controversial "retelling" movies!
Both robot have similar design.
Both have amazing plot but with different approach
Both include romance, action, and mystery.
Mysterious female characters and the one's that fall for them. Plus the disasterous plot of the world ending, fighting with machinery/robots.
Cute relationship that starts to form between main characters, and how they try to save the world.
Both question human nature, and humanity.
Eureka 7 borrows some elements from Evangelion. Eureka is clearly a tribute/copy of Rei and the Nivash and TheEnd both have "souls" much like the Evangelions.
Mecha anime with existential and psychological themes.
I think everyone sees this. I was certain watching the first episode that Renton was a parody of Shinji. I think he's more of a reconstruction-taking all the things that make Shinji bad and using them to give the hero Renton becomes some powerful meaning. Themes of isolation, conflict with other species and nature, poor communication, and broken families, plus uncomfortable undertones of sexual exploitation as a marker of humanity's innate problems, are shared here. There's also the shared theme of madness, but hey, this is anime.
Both are story driven, though Eureka Seven is not as psychological as Neon Genesis Evangelion. Both are appealing even if you're not into mecha anime. Both have a bit of a love story though Eureka Seven is driven by the love story.
Most importantly, these are gems that should not be missed.
The mystery, mecha, and action are hard to deny in both series. Not to mention, romance as well. Both series also have emotional awkward children piloting giant mechs and creating their destiny. Their destiny are what leads to them to become what they eventually strive to achieve.
A classic mecha series for any fans who is interested.
Both show has biological robot and and main character from both show has a strong bong with their robot.....
Both anime are about a young and wimpy teenage boy piloting an over-powered mecha to save the world.
During a conference in 2010, Dai Satō (writer of Eureka Seven) claimed that a lot of fans dismissed Eureka Seven as a clone of Neon Genesis Evangelion without even watching it.
It's true that both anime involve mostly psychological introspection of the characters and mecha fights, but there's so much more to Eureka Seven that people don't often talk about, and it's definitely worth discovering. Great soundtrack, natural design, touching themes (among which, true love) and mesmerizing plot are just a little taste of the whole world that Eureka Seven has to offer the spectator.
I'm only making this comparison simply because 1: They are pretty much staple to watch if you're first getting around to watching anime in general, and 2: watching E7 right after Evangelion won't leave you feeling destitute, since Eva is very diverse from everything else I've watched so far.
+ Dark mecha series which give off similar feelings (though NGE is much more consistently dramatic)
+ The mechs are not very normal and are more like humans in some ways even to the point where they bleed and react to human emotions
+ The characters are very similar (Renton, Eureka, Anemone, Talho, and Holland in Eureka 7 are similar to Shinji, Rei, Asuka, Misato, and Gendo in NGE respectively)
+ Characters have psychological breakdowns and the main character has to decide whether to leave or stay
Both anime have very similar characters and similar events in the plot. I actually think Eureka was based off of Rei, they are both teenage girls with blue hair and rarely express emotion in the beginning. Of course, both shows feature mechs that the main characters have to pilot.
Rei and Eureka are very similar characters. They also both use a lot of psychological elements in their story. However, I feel like Eva presents it better.
Eureka 7 is almost literally Evangelion on surfboards. Don't get me wrong, a lot of things are pre-established tropes, especially within the mecha genre, but with E7 it's almost always Eva. Stuff like the alien/robot girl, the living mech, that's normal. But E7 crosses the line with this shit.
>Occasionally, an LFO will be headshot; this will be viewed from the side, with the LFO's black silhouette against a white background. Half a measure will pass, and blood will begin to cartoonishly spray out, a la UNIT01 in her fight with Zeruel.
>In one episode, Renton faces something dark that he had been putting off for a long time. When first confronted with it, however, the cockpit shot zooms in on Renton's face, where his hands are grasping, pulling the skin back. For dramatic effect, Renton's face is viewed through a fish-eye lens, and is highly detailed. He also screams as the camera cuts away, but that always happens, Eva or not. This scene's cockpit perspective almost looks like a shot-for-shot redraw of the beginning of Third Impact in End of Evangelion.
>The series features a light supernatural overtone with heavy sci-fi influence: There's magic, but it's special when it happens. Most things can be explained by science (internally, at least), but there is an ominous feeling of the supernatural even when everything "makes sense."
>Renton is an unlikable bitch that was just like you at 14. Okay, that one doesn't count, that's way too common.
>The villain's primary goal is achieved through the protagonists, but it ends up being a good thing because whatever who cares. Unlike in NGE, where the shadowy goals of SEELE are ambiguous and unclear (with Instrumentality being morally questiobable), Dewey's plans of destroying reality end up being a unanimously agreed good thing. Third Impact involves a giant red orb in both cases. Lewd ensues.
I know that's only three points, but as you watch there's a certain feeling that begins to overtake you as you watch, and it gets painful to continue in parts. If you haven't seen Evangelion, watch E7 first.
Think of NGE as the angst ridden older sibling of E7. They are both mecha anime involving a somewhat pessimistic and introverted protagonist (Shinji more so than Renton), biological mecha and a girl with seemingly no emotions. However, Eureka Seven has a relatively upbeat tone and likeable characters as well as a sweet and happy ending, Neon Genesis is very dark in tone with disturbed and emotionally broken characters as well as a confusing and depressing ending. I would highly recommend both shows
Both are mecha shows that start very plain with the stories only to grow into very complex shows.
Mecha anime, mixture of humor, mysterious "aliens", a large cast of unique individuals, not to mention both take place on a devastated planet.
Both Tengen Toppen Gurren Laggann and Eureka 7 revolve around small, young male leads coming of age in a world they don't quite feel comfortable with. With the help of their friends, and respective similarly aged love interests, both Simon and Renton find the motivation to better themselves and grow into strong young men. These shows both balance comedy with drama, all the while displaying heavy mecha themes.
both are about young men who start out kind of unsure of themselves and wimpy, but through certain events grow and become majorly epic, and because of that end up changing/saving the world. And both have otherworldly girlfriends that they pretty much risk it all for.
Both Gurren Lagann and Eureka Seven center around young boys who are developing into brave young men. Both series include a strange girl that makes the young hero blush, and characters with similar personalities (i.e. Talho and Yoko, or Holland and Kamina). They also both have to do with mecha and alternate worlds. Beings other than humans exist in these worlds. E7 is the longer series.
Gurren Lagann is similar to Eureka Seven in the use of mech. But thats not all, it shares a similar young protagonist and a mysterious young girl. But at the same time Gurren is nothing like Eureka Seven, in that it is compleat fun insanity at times, and at other times is much more dramatic.
Both are about large groups of people on an adventure to save the world. Both have constant use of mech, though it is more significant in Gurren Lagann. Gurren Lagann has more comedy and ecchi moments, while Eureka Seven has more drama and romance.
Both are Mecha, Sci-fi, Action, Adventures about young average boys that end up accomplishing great things, for the sake of humanity. ^_^
Rather than say what is similar im going to say what is different, TTGL is the MANLIEST shonen in existence, while Euerka 7 is the best mecha/romance in existence. If you like one you WILL like the other. DON"T QUESTION JUST WATCH
Various instances in the series correspond with each other.
Spiral Power = Eureka + Renton's ablity to bring out power in the Nirvash
Existance of universal limitations present in both series.
Boy meets girl situation in both series which develops a bond throughout the series.
Well..here we are!~ let's start saying that both anime have a main char as a boy that start the whole story with his own power. Both anime have the mecha side as an important part, and the factor 'a world to change'; also the characters group are kinda similar. Another great point that both series have is the Simon+Nia's relationship a lot similar to Renton+Eurka's one.
For the graphic part: Good char design and pretty nice background design in both anime. And a really interesting story for both. I highly recommend to watch both! Trust me :3
Ok, gurren lagann are super robot inspired and eureka seven are real robot inspired, but these two have much similarities. Starting with protagonist, renton and simon, both are fearfull boys and both makes a lot of misses but in decisives hours, they makes the job. Talho and Yoko, both are the sexl simbol of their animes, strong girls with nice attributes. Nia and Eureka are nothing similar but, Nia/Simon - Eureka/Renton relationship are similar, both are learning from each other. Both main organization (gekkostate and dai gurren dan) are similar too, smart, with a lot of confusion, fight and comedy with your members. And for finish, you probaly gets the same feeling watchting both.
Conclusion: Both are nice animes, if you watch one, watch the other. Eureka Seven And Gurren Lagann are masterpieces.
Both Simon and Renton are boys with normal lifes,but suddenly Simon comes up to surface,and Renton joins the Geko State.They both become stronger,and in the end they have to fight,to save the world.
Tengen Toppa is more epic,and have a bit more humor in it.
But Eureka Seven has more romance.
If you like to see Giant Robots in a whole different Perspective, and see Development at its best, then i would recommend Gurren Lagann. Join Simon, Kamina, and Yoko as they battle against oppresive forces.
In fact I never thought that Gurren Lagann would bring the same feeling as Eureka when I just started watchung it. But after all they have a lot of common treats. Let's see:
1. Mecha. Mechas are everywhere, they are battle machines controlled by human, but there ought to be a special one that can be controlled only be whom? Right, main character.
2. Main male characters in both anime evolve during the series. They start as scared boys and grow up as courageous men.
3. Main femal character are somehow connected with alien race and bound to the main hero.
4. And after all they are global. The stories bedin in some small city or village and then spread all over the whole world.
5. And the last point is that both cannot leave you indifferent for sure!
both have to do with using robots to fight
they both fall for a girl who is not human
both have awesome fights
Both are absurd, over-the-top, DBZ-style mecha, yet they are also deceptively deep. E7 features much more romance than TTGL, while TTGL has more focus on adrenaline, but both deal with 14 year old boys who learn how to be men by taking on the mission of saving the world, and having to deal with life's tough situations.
Both Gurren Lagann and Eureka Seven revolve around two somewhat wimpy protagonists (Simon and Renton). The two ultimately become involved with a whirlwind of events regarding the fate of the world, drastically changing the average pace of their lives. Both protagonists join their respective teams (though in Gurren Lagann the team forms as the story progresses), which both serve to oppose the antagonist forces in some way and endure a variety of experiences, happy and tragic, that serve to develop them extensively as the story progresses. Simon and Renton have love interests that, while quite different personality wise, can both be considered naive about certain aspects of human life and are both a far cry from typical humans for reasons revealed throughout the stories. Both series utilize mecha as a means to carry out the storyline throughout, with intense battles in which the protagonists require intense willpower to ensure victory.
There are, however, some distinct differences. Gurren Lagann is a much more over the top, action based story that retains a simple yet effective plot. Eureka Seven focuses more on the drama and romance aspects with a more developed (and longer) story. Gurren Lagann is categorized as super robot, while Eureka Seven is real robot, meaning drastically different mecha designs as well as the fact that Gurren Lagann has much more high-scale and explosive type action by comparison. The settings are also quite different, as Eureka Seven has a more sci-fi and futuristic feel, at least until Gurren Lagann reaches the second half. Aside from the major characters, Gurren Lagann and Eureka Seven have very different casts, especially with the antagonists and side characters.
All in all, both are great stories and if you like one then the other should be very enjoyable as well.
A teenage boy main character that starts off weak but eventually becomes stronger a long the way with his love interest. The planets that the shows take place in are mostly a wasteland with very little life. The mecha's in both shows evolve to become even stronger.
The rebelling group, started first out as fun people, then became serious as the story went on. The Authority is protect the world but not the people. There is mecha, there is duo who control the main mecha. Renton, and Eureka kinda seem like Simon and Nia only R&E seem to have more love then S&N. Nia looks alot like Eureka, too.
It even has Johnny Yong Bosch, voice of Renton, but in Gurren Lagann, he isnt the main character, but he is the second secondary pilot of the Main Mecha.
Both Main Male Protagoras changed a lot ever since the first episode, they both start from someone that's weak and silly but later one they both turned mature & badass :P
Fighting, Drama & Romance are alike..........
Both of these wonderful anime are about a boy who is living in a cycle where it's the same thing every day and nothing changes. Then, a girl appears in their lives, and everything goes downhill from there. Both Eureka Seven and Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann are also mecha and bery entertaining! AND, Renton and Simon (the main characters of these series) are both 14 and aid in a revolution to change the world in which they live for the better! I highly reccomend Eureka Seven to any Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann fan!
Both stories are a coming of age tale of a young teenage boy who grows up piloting a unique and incredibly powerful mecha.
They both have B.A. mechs fighting each other... The action in both are magnificent... They both have a huge cast of characters... And the romantic side to both are awesome...
Both anime have fantastic mecha designs although Gurren Lagann has more extreme fight scenes; also both share a rather deep plot with intresting twists wich will leave you surprised!
Yong boy protagonist led by a hot headed bad-ass leader! Evil alien race with a plot to suppress humanity! A love interest with a secret past! These are some of the thing these 2 anime have in common. The only major difference between Eureka Seven and Gurren Lagann are the emotions you feel while watching them. Gurren Lagan has a more FTW!! happy approach while Eureka Seven is a little more sad and logical. They have a very similar story, but have different tones. Its up to you to decide if you can like both The Gecko State and Die Gurren.
A teenage boy meets a cute apathetic girl in which they are connected by a red string of fate to these unique girls. The closer these individuals become the more we see how deep of a connection they share.
Both series have a mecha theme when on the battlefield
Both have a teenage boy following a strange girl into a rebel group and becomes said groups best weapon.
Both girls have a similar personality and share a similar part in the main storyline.
Both anime have a mecha theme
Boy meets Emotional(mysterious) girl.The girl having secret relationship with someone.
Romantic relationship with partner(Eureka/Renton, Shu/İnori).Girl wanted to project male character,the same way she wanted to be away from him.The main character doesn't know anything about the history of his family.Main character in the series became a man.Two series have Good Soundtrack and OP/ED.
Mecha that takes place in post-apocalyptic world;
group of rebels *a.k.a terrorists vs the official military rule;
charismatic leader of rebels & newby who doesn't even understand what he's exactly doing;
mysterious girl with unknown powers;
in GC I do believe in romance between protagonists that will somehow save the world like it was in Eureka
1- Its a underground group who tries to change the world who is about to its ends. Apparently.
2- The main character begins expecting for a ''life change''. He's bored of living the same life and blablabla. Then a certain guy pops up and offers him to join his underground group and start doing missions and, you know the common things.
3- The owner of this group, is respected by everyone and no one dares to dissapoint him. No one.
4- Both main character get slapped by the group's owner for being so childish and stupid. Yes.
5- After a few episodes you're starting to notice the main character less coward and doing shit to surprise people.
6- Both main character fall in love with a girl more powerfull than they are.
7- The group's owner go all like ''So you choosed him'' when the chick picks the main character over them.
8- They kiss the bitch they stupidity fall in love.
9- The place where they live is also taken by someone else power.
10- Theres this guy who's crazy about owning the world. And this is my favorite character.
11- The cute goody goody guy can't miss.
12- After the group's owner gives up about the chick, they go for the other girl. Apparently Gui missed this part.
13- If i keep going it'll take me hours.
14- EVERYTHING IS CLICHÉ. I prefer Eureke Seven but...
main char doesnt really want to fight, but wants to protect girl
resistance group vs military
girl and boy first meet at like a old warehouse like place, used by boy
boys have similar hair
boy and girl believe in eachother, when they get closer
Also the military has orbital space station that can leave a MASSIVE crater
when we talk about these two animes especially , No one can deny that they are similar to each other
the main character is a boy (renton, shu ) who has no thing special in his live ,this changes when he meet a girl ( Eureka, Enory ) and fall in love .then the two decide to go and fight with them . the two Animes has big robots ( mecha ) and they fight against their country army ( evil) . I really find these two animes very alike and very wonderful !
-Main character is the ordinary people who will join the organization.
-at first weak but increasingly stronger
-when angry ,no one can stop main character except main heroine
-Main character is always close with main heroine
Male main characters both suck in the beginning. Are unbearable to watch at times. However, as they progress, they get stronger.Also, both of their sisters disappear. Female main character are the same, non-human, but romantically involved with the male main character. Basically in my eyes Guilty Crown is almost like a dark spinoff to Eureka Seven
+ Both are set in worlds where the military is overwhelming and abusive of their power
+ Lots of drama and similar characters
+ Especially for the main trio (Renton, Eureka, and Holland in Eureka 7 and Shu, Inori, and Gai) the relationship is almost identical
- Eureka 7 has more of a focus on mechs while Guilty Crown focuses more on the drama involved with the military versus the rebels
- Guilty Crown involves more high school age characters as well as a bit of a school genre
Both anime have strong undeveloped male leads who live in the shadow of a bigger and more respected alpha male. Also the protagonists join their organizations for the sake of a crush on female lead, and are then used for the special abilitys that they posses.
The character development, unpredictable plot, and strong character connection is why you should watch these two. These will make you cry.
-The both have the same genres ( action, mecha, drame... )
-A main girl and a main boy protagonists who is going to have a relation, the main boy protagonist will join a group (Gekkostate/Funeral Parlor) and will meet the main girl. The main boy have a superpower on each anime related with an hidden history.
Both are stories about a teenage boy who joined a terrorist group because of a girl.
Deep, thoughtful, but also light at times. Both these animes have strong plots and characters and feature interesting applications of the stereotypical mecha genre
the style, the type of monster looking things. It is a pretty good story with the same anime style
Both not only contain Mechanical robots, but both have suspense packaged in every episode so you'll be begging for more!
Overall, both are well done, unique animes with a nice style to them that anyone can enjoy if they don't have a stick up their butt.
Even though many people dislike Mecha animes, both of these seem to be loved by all including the Mecha haters. Both animes have interesting characters, plots (although Eureka 7 is rather confusing at the start) and awesome giant robots. Their stories are not similar but this just makes watching them a whole new enjoyable experience.
Both shows have a young boy who is placed with powers that he is unsure of. The Goverment is keeping both of the young men back as they try to take over the world. Eureka Seven will give you the deeper conation to the supporting cast other that just the main cast.
Same english voice actor.
these are both extremly good anime's i loved watching both of them they both contain alot of mecha and also they both have very good plots. and all together they both make amazing series
Mecha, action, drama, comedy, over-the-top fights, and politics. What's not to like?
Epic mecha with great characters, if you liked one you should like the other. Eureka Seven is more romantic than Code Geass but they both have awesome Mecha action.
Both Code Geass and Eureka Seven involve mecha and fighting. Although Eureka Seven has a bit lighter of a feel to it, both have intense moments, as well as comedy and romance. =)
Both are mecha and have a dark tone. Eureka Seven is slower and a little less dark than Code Geass, but the story and action are great. The character development is excellent and has you really hoping the two MC's succeed.
Both these series has a genuin story, characters you really learn to like and they are flying in both series. Both main characters want to protect those who are close to them, and they both have a female flying with them. There are a huge storm in both series that they have to get through.
Both series are great, and you should take your time watching them both.
They're soo similar it's scary. The overall themes match, with both deal w/ character interactions with the world around them. And in both, the setting is almost like a character in and of itself. And of course, a heavy focus on flying. Eureka Seven is more futuristic, while Last Exile is more steampunk. Both are great series and if you liked one... odds are high that you'll like the other.
Both are excellent series with a focus on flight, and involve the main character(s) joining a rogue aircraft with a brooding leader and a likeable crew. In Eureka Seven the technology is more futuristic, while in Last Exile it's a steampunk-influenced combination of old and new.
These two anime are very similar, although their overall "feel"are somewhat different.
Renton and Klaus are two similar characters both in character and in they're abilities in flying craft.
Both anime deal with flying craft with Eureka seven having a more futuristic design and Last Exile one more 18/19th century / fantastical design.
Anyway, if you like one of them, you will defintaly not be dissapointed by the other.
Though both involve flying, it's in a very different way. Last Exile is very steampunk, while Eureka Seven has a cleaner, more futuristic feel. However, they're still very similar. Alex Rowe and Holland would either be best friends or kill each other. But the crew of the Silvana and the members of Gekkostate would definitely get along. And, unfortunately, they both have very vague (but epic) endings. The only main difference is that Last Exile lacks the romantic story Eureka Seven has.
Both Last Exile and Eureka Seven share adventure and sci-fi genre.
Still, both have a plot evolving around flying ships, war and interesting characters.
Klaus (for Last Exile) and Renton (for Eureka Seven) have to protect whose dear to them and will do it through the whole story.
A note to mention is also the good cast of seiyuus and very good art which both series have. Additionally, Last Exile has a quite nice ost.
As a difference instead, Eureka has a more futuristic technology while Last Exile shows an "oldish" technology on the style of 19th centuary.
For sure if you liked one of those, you'll probably enjoy the other as well!
They both have a couple of children as main characters. They both have as scenario a ship with strange people, that travel around the world.
Both actually same series in different set-up. l'm pointing out some of similarities. (contains some minor Spoilers)
* Both Main characters are duo pair pilots & they both have a female flying with them.
* Both series taking place in the sky & both MC living in a floating ship.
* Both ships has a charismatic captain & both have a sad past & they mark as a outlaw & they fighting against world govt.
* Both protagonist takes care one/many child.
* Both world have a mysterious stormy place.
* Both captains worked under both protagonist's father & both captain hide the fact from both protagonist.
There are some more but that will be major spoilers. if u like one of them you will like other one too. watch them carefully you will find more similarities.
Opening Theme#1: "DAYS" by FLOW (eps 1-13)
#2: "Shounen Heart" by Home Made Kazoku (eps 14-26)
#3: "Taiyou no Mannaka he" by Bivattchee (eps 27-39)
#4: "Sakura" by NIRGILIS (eps 40-50)
Ending Theme#1: "Himitsu Kichi (秘密基地)" by Kozue Takada (eps 1-13,26)
#2: "Fly Away" by Izawa Asami (eps 14-25)
#3: "Tip Taps Tip" by HALCALI (eps 27-39)
#4: "Canvas" by COOLON (eps 40-50)
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