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: 8.301 (scored by 64291 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
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.
Related AnimeAdaptation: Eureka Seven, Eureka Seven
Summary: Eureka Seven: Navigation ray=out, Eureka Seven: New Order
Alternative version: Eureka Seven: Pocket ga Niji de Ippai
Sequel: Eureka Seven AO
Characters & Voice Actors
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Assistant Animation Director
Director, Storyboard, Animation Director, Key Animation
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Special Effects
Story: 8 - Sweeping and poignant, but fraught with several filler episodes and inconsistent pacing.
Characters: 10 - Dynamic and well-developed cast all-around. Flawed, but likable heroes as well as sympathetic and compelling antagonists.
Art: 8 - Fluid and emotive, but with a tendency to go off-model.
Sound: 9 - Fantastic use of music, memorable soundtrack, solid voice casting.
Enjoyment: 10 - A fun and emotional ride with surprising complexity and thematic resonance.
Where do I even start with this? There’s just so much going on in this thing that it’s hard to organize my thoughts. Most stories tend to stick to one or two central themes, and explore those. E7 takes the shotgun approach, and decides it wants to talk about everything. It has multiple thematic elements, from coming of age, to anti-war messages, to quasi-environmentalism. Several prominent romance arcs. Tons of character development all around. Recurring flower motifs, allusions to American counter-culture movements, and countless nods to other sci-fi and mecha franchises(my favorite of which is the backpack in the episode titled “Runaway“ being the same colors as Evangelion Unit 01. I see what you did there, Bones). I’m kind of amazed how much they managed to pack into this show without it becoming nonsensical. And I think ultimately, it does make sense. The story is thematically and logically consistent, and with the exception of a few filler episodes, is reasonably well-executed. The entire first act doubles as foreshadowing for the third, and the third act despite being totally absurd, feels surprisingly free of plot holes and deus ex machina. Any lingering questions can be chalked up to purposefully ambiguous sci-fi nonsense, rather than inadvertently bad writing. I think what fundamentally makes E7 work as well as it does is that it feels less like a linear narrative, and more like a series of individual moments threaded to a common conclusion. Fate isn’t always determined by one catastrophic event or miracle, and life isn’t always a straight path. In that sense, E7 feels as true-to-life as an anime about sky-surfing counterculture resistance mecha pilots reasonably could be. It feels like if these were real people, and real events, things would play out exactly as the show does. In a lot of ways, even more so than RahXephon, E7 seems to be Bones' answer to Evangelion. It borrows a lot of Eva's themes, and character archetypes, but spins them in a much more optimistic way. While Evangelion uses post-modern existentialist ideas of subjective personal reality as a means to self-actualization, E7 takes the opposite approach. We're all stuck in this reality together, and even though interpersonal relationships can be painful, it's also what makes life worth living. And rather than simply internalizing your flaws, using your loved ones supplement those flaws instead. Which is an equally valid, and far more positive point of view.
On the technical side of things, Bones is a name that carries a lot of weight in the anime world, and it’s impossible not to have a few preconceived expectations going into one of their projects. Fortunately, E7 holds up pretty well. Shortcuts are taken largely where they won’t matter, and special attention is given to the frenetic action scenes and somber dramatic moments. The character designs are distinct and expressive. Many a quiet forlorn glance speaks volumes more than any line of dialogue ever could. Use of color in E7 is all very deliberate and very beautiful. From Eureka’s own soft feminine blues, to the gloomy grayed-out hues of a ruined cityscape. The world of E7 adopts a full range of sentiment and tone, feeling very organic and dynamic in the process. The cinematography is no slouch, either. Gorgeous wide-angle landscapes and dramatic close-ups are used liberally and to great effect. With the exception of a few sporadic slips of model consistency, most egregious in the second act, E7 is everything to be expected of a Bones production. And that includes the anime’s absolutely fantastic soundtrack. The electronic techno/hip-hop and cheesy Jpop, usually reserved for shows trying way to hard to be hip and cool, integrates perfectly with the sci-fi counterculture aesthetic. So much so that E7 makes it point to use them in-story on several important occasions. Episode titles are even taken from various song titles. The use of music as a narrative device in E7, while not quite Cowboy Bebop and Princess Tutu levels, is rather impressive.
The series greatest strength, however, and Bones' decided strong-suit, is the characterization. There are at least six complete character arcs in this story, and several smaller arcs for key secondary characters. The characters are dynamic, with their own distinct personalities that color their actions, and inner demons that they struggle to overcome. The way they act, speak, and the decisions they make are all consistent with the people the story makes them out to be. The romantic entanglements are arguably the weakest part of the show, seeming rather forced and melodramatic in a few places, but are still handled more nuanced and naturally than most other attempts. Making the relationships overall emotionally engaging and gratifying. Renton’s frequent missteps with Eureka are especially humanizing. I think everyone can relate to that awkward moment of talking to the girl/guy you like and inadvertently saying something stupid or insensitive. Renton and Eureka have easily the most complete and dynamic character arcs in the series, as well as the most fleshed out relationship. Renton’s journey from immature classical anti-hero, somewhat annoyingly narrated by the other characters, is both satisfying and heartwarming. While Eureka’s humanization is both subtle and endearing. Making the absolute most of her Rei Ayanami archetype, which may be the best I’ve ever seen it executed in a story.
Overall, Eureka Seven is a fun, and remarkably ambitious entry into its genre. It has a lot to say, and articulates in a way that is equal parts simple and meaningful. Aside from some minor pacing issues(I feel the show could have been 39 episodes), a bit of overwrought drama, and a few logical inconsistencies(Eureka‘s entire existence doesn’t make a ton of sense in the long run), I don’t really have any major problems with this show. I don’t think it’s a flawless masterstroke, but it is definitive proof that “fun” and “thoughtful” are not mutually exclusive. And I think that it’s a testament to what shounen action/adventure anime can strive to be. 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
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
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.
Same kind of anime, a group of crazy main characters that have their own mechas, and live a lot of adventures.
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.
Mecha,Story comes around great young men love and a great story what ese can you ask 4
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
Full out comedic mecha action
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.
They both have amazing robot fight and plot developement
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.
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.
Both have similar themes, if you liked one you will like the other.
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...
Opening Theme#01: "Days" by Flow (eps 1-13)
#02: "Shounen Heart" by Home Made Kazoku (eps 14-26)
#03: "Taiyou no Mannaka he" by Bivattchee (eps 27-39)
#04: "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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