English: Eureka Seven - good night, sleep tight, young lovers
Synonyms: Eureka 7 Movie, Eureka Seven Movie, Koukyou Shihen Eureka Seven: Pocket ga Niji de Ippai, Psalms of Planets, Eureka Seven: Pocket Full of Rainbows
Japanese: 交響詩篇エウレカセブン ポケットが虹でいっぱい
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 25, 2009
Duration: 1 hr. 55 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or olderL represents licensing company
Score: 7.321 (scored by 12724 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.
Popular Tagsaction mecha
Jul 11, 2009
It still involves the universe of Eureka Seven, however, it seems that not many people are paying attention to the date of the events.
This movie tells the story of how everything came to be before the events of the anime series. This movie is set in the 21st century while the anime series takes place many, many years later.
Instead of introducing new characters just for just one movie, BONES used the original cast to tell the story before Psalms of the Planets. That's why we see old characters filling weird roles like Renton's sensei Dominic.
The story itself its very interesting because not only shows how the coralians came in contact with humanity but also alters the personalities of some of the characters, like Eureka for example, where she is not as shy and soul-less as she was portrayed at the beginning of the anime series. She is more friendly and caring towards Renton and at some points, scared of everything that's going on around her. Overall, she feels more open-hearted.
In my opinion, they could have easily extended the whole thing into a 12 episode series, but I can see that having two time settings in the same universe with the same characters would create even more confusion than what it already is going on.
There is not much to review about the art since it's everything you come to expect from BONES, high quality animation and special effects.
The sound is not as good compared to the anime series mainly because its always too serious (even for the battle scenes) for a plot that involves the romantic encounter of a human and a 'robot.' It makes it feel more melancholic and almost sad. At the very end of the movie, we heard a familiar tune courtesy of the original series, what you expected to hear when the Nirvash is battling another mecha unit.
The characters, as already explained, have been given different roles so reviewing their looks at this point is utterly pointless. However, their personalities have changed greatly. Perhaps the one who changed the most is Anemone and you'll see why if you have already seen the anime series. One thing that really bothered me is the fact that they did not included Charles and his wife (sorry forgot her name) as part of the cast since you can see almost everyone from the original series make a kameo appearance every now and then.
The movie is fully enjoyable if you understand the fact that the time period is the one that was changed and not the universe of Eureka Seven.
As a closing comment, it was nice and refreshing to see Renton and Eureka express their feelings towards each other more openly. read more
Jul 11, 2009
I have been looking forward to this movie ever since rumors of a "52nd" episode started floating around on the internet, and luckily, my desires have been fulfilled... for the most part.
This movie brings back the same characters, and most of the same ideas that the series introduced, but put a completely different spin on it. Character roles have changed, interactions are new, things are renamed, and the same action and romance we loved from the series is back - but with new twists.
First, let's get the worst aspects out of the way. Since the story is completely different from the series, and stuffed into a 1hr 45min movie, it does naturally feel rushed. Furthermore, it doesn't make a whole lot of sense most of the time. Assuming the viewers block all previous knowledge from the series, there will be many plot holes, yet at the same time, there are countless homages to the series before it. For example, many of the scenes found in the series are shown again, but in a completely different context, with new meaning. So is this all a bad thing? Not really, as long as you don't try to make everything connected to the series. The entire world around Renton and Eureka is confusing, but then again, your entire attention is meant to be on those two - everything else is secondary. Had the pacing been improved, as well as useless mythos just left out, this would have been a much better story. The characters, mostly due to the same reasons, come off as a bit shallow. Renton and Eureka are still wonderful together.
The art is the same style as the series, except now with a movie budget. It's flashy, and great animation techniques used in the first series are back. The style, however, is what really pushes this score into the high marks, as the wide range of color and shine used in the Eureka 7 anime makes a reappearance.
The music, just like the series, is phenomenal, and perhaps the highest point of the movie. The tracks from the series are brought back, along with a very full orchestral score, and the right songs play at the right times. Even though the story may be convoluted to the point where you aren't sure which emotion you should be feeling, the music will pull you through.
Just like a good action flick, those who are looking for a fun and exciting ride will find one with this movie. However, don't watch it for it's depth. This is a movie best watched without expectations, and without analysis the first time through. Overall, this movie is a great watch for the fans, but even with a separate story, those who are not familiar with Eureka 7 should watch with extreme caution - this is not a good representative of the series, even though it is a fun watch. read more
Jul 8, 2009
I have never seen a more pathetic excuse for an anime movie in my entire life. Eureka Seven is one of the greatest series to ever be created. It's animation and soundtrack is unusually top notch as well as it's character development and well balanced plot. This sorry excuse for a movie under the same name of that epic animation should be beat down with a stick like a bad cosplayer.
True fans of the Eureka Seven series, spare yourself the two hour torture. If you want cute fan pictures or stories of Eureka and Renton, just browse the internet. I'm sure you'd find more things that would probably even satisfy you better.
Moving on, let's get down to each of the categories.
The storyline: 5. Why? I'm sorry but taking the plot of the actual anime, condensing it into two hours and renaming every major plot point is NOT creative. It's not even original. It's silly. Okay, sure, you made some of the characters evil and it was a little different. Hell, Eureka knowing Renton since they were little could even be called adorable! Not to mention Dominic the vampire teacher, let's not forget him in all his awesome Adrock-like glory! However, the small plot that was thought out seemed like an interesting backstory to the 'Desperation Disease' at first and then moved onto being something akin to some kind of backwards fountain of youth that related to the Image (*coughCoraliancough*). If it had been explained a little more, I could have given it more respect, but as it was, it was difficult to follow, not properly thought out and pretty much just vomited into animated form. Nice try guys!
The art: 2. Taking scenes from the completed anime and editing them to be put into a movie is not artistic. I was so distracted by the blatant use of actual anime images that I could not properly concentrate on the movie (I actually would stop and try and think which episode it was from and I got them all nearly correct with a three episode margin of error, whoo!). Unlike Mamma Mia... taking already made things and trying to mesh them into a movie does not work here! Just because it can work with ABBA songs does not mean it should be tried with a perfectly awesome mecha anime. For goodness sakes, make something original!
Sound: 7. I liked the sound. I liked the ending song. I really didn't pay attention to much else. I can be satisfied by the fact that, although strange, mini-fairy!Nirvash was cute and made nice noises. (Yes that really was one of my favorite things.)
Character: 7. Thinking of this as a separate entity from the actual ES series and using this thought to understand the characters better, I was at first intrigued by how everyone had changed. The Sages became very important military figures. Holland and the Gekko State became evil misguided souls. Dominic and Anemone were main people and highly important to the overall status of the movie. To be honest, I could really appreciate this change. Though I disliked some of it, there was development here I could respect. Still, what happened with some of the Gekko State members annoyed me. Evil and misguided is okay. But vicious paranoid rapists? Sorry. I don't approve.
Enjoyment is self explanatory. It's obvious I didn't like it nor did I amuse myself by watching it. However, I gave that category a four. There were parts with Eureka and Renton that sometimes made it worth sitting through every painful scene edit. I guess I just love those two that much, but next time I want cute stuff like that, I'm just gonna google it.
I suggest you all do the same. read more
Jul 5, 2009
Some quick background information for those who havent seen the TV series: This is a Man vs. Alien with mecha and romance. Produced by BONES (incredible artwork). The aliens are called "image" and look like giant space fish that are able to literally cut away space.
Basically, Renton is a special child able to speak with faries (what Nirvash is in this film) and grows up with Eureka, but she is taken captive by the military so Renton goes on a mission to save her with Nirvash. Meanwhile humankind is debating the use of the "hammer of god" (an ultimate weapon) which can exterminate the "image" existance entirely but is also likely to make Earth uninhabitable.
The story is completely different from the TV series and basically like a parallel universe. I personally didnt like the new story as much as the old story mainly because it didnt have the heavy contrasts of brutality (ESPECIALLY on Eureka's part). It was still enjoyable but it was nothing extraordinary.
Phenomenal. Expect nothing less from BONES. The fight scenes are incredibly fluid and are absolutely stunning to watch. Even outside the fights, everything is extremely well drawn.
No big complaints and the ED is a great track as a bonus. I think a karaoke in the middle during the climax fight scene would have been appropriate is all... which is why i didnt give it a 10; but it still works great without it.
As ive already alluded to in the story section... theres not much character growth, but somewhat understandable given the length a film has to work with vs a 50 episode TV series. I REALLY was dissapointed with the lack of Eureka and Anemone's darker sides. If you saw the TV series... mostly all of the characters have the same attitude/demeanor in the film as they do at the end of the TV series and dont really deviate much from that ~ IE renton being very protective, eureka being very calm, holland showing off his soft side... etc.
Also, i felt that at times, kameo appearances from characters that appeared in the TV series were very unnecessary and wasted time as they really didnt do anything except say "oh thats beautiful" or something stupid.
This is still a very enjoyable watch if not just for the amazing artwork BONES has put together. I wish the characters would have shown more growth, but i cant complain too much since the available time in a movie is much shorter than the 50 episode TV series im comparing it to.
I recommend watching the TV series if you liked this movie ~ you will probably enjoy the TV series even more as it shows off a lot of different moods and sides for the characters. read more
Jul 3, 2009
Story: The producers changed the plot so they could introduce us this movie.The story is not bad,but it's not as good as the series.At the first 30 minutes of the movie the story is too rushed up and people who haven't seen the previous series will be pretty much confused.
Art: The art improved and for good.The character design is the same but there are a lot of details that are well drown in the surroundings.I liked the art it was still that great.A lot of the scenes were very well rendered and that shows that a lot of time was thrown on the art.So yo won't be disappointed from it.
Sound: Well the sound was good.It's not the best out there but it won't bother you while you are watching the movie.The character voices are still good and lively.
Character: This is what I like the most from the movie.The kids that Eureka took care for are gone(at least we see them only for one scene) and that changes a lot of things.Eureka is not worried about them all the time and that way her character improved a lot and thank to God for good.She is not that strange in her reactions like in the series,but maybe in that way we lost a little good piece of her interesting character.Also she realizes Renton's love very early,which in a way makes the people who have watched the series delighted and disappointed,because the plot suffers a lot from that fact.Other thing that is changed is the personality of Hap.Now he turned into bad ass.So to sum up leaving the kids in the background of the story had it's good and bad things.The level of their annoying presence is decreased,but again the plot suffers,because of that.
Enjoyment: Well if you enjoyed the series you will enjoy the movie.It is just more of the same characters.They were a little things that are not very well thought at the movie,but they won't spoil your fun.
Overall the movie is not bad.I expected more,but maybe you will like it. read more
Jul 7, 2009
Of course you've read how this movie completely distorts, if not entirely rapes, the beauty and subtle complexity of the series. I too feel betrayed to some degree. I'm writing this review to suggest a reason why this was done. If you are new to the story you'll find it CONFUSING BEYOND COMPREHENSION. But if you liked the series, you probably aren't going to enjoy this beyond the animation.
The producers' changes, I believe are an effort to "condense" the symbolism and themes of the series for a new audience. Taking the central themes and characters and turning them into abstractions.
Watching the movie you quickly understand that what is taking place is in a parallel universe. The plot goes onto define sub coral as a the 'image', and the Summer of Love is replaced by the Agony of Doha. There are more reconfigurations/disfigurations of the series characters and events, but I think its interesting to focus on these two, because we can come to some conclusions of what these changes mean overall.
In redefining the Summer of Love as the Agony of Doha, I believe the producers are obviously presenting a world that is even more brutal and relentless than the series. Innocence lost seems to be the condensation of the series thematic core. This becomes clearer as Eureka's character comes into view, the Gekkostate's backstory is revealed, and Eureka and Renton's relationship culminates to fatalistic dry-humping instead of self-sacrificing romance.
If anything, in redefining the Sub-coral as the image, fans can learn more of what these creatures were all about...assuming you didn't draw enough conclusion from the series. My only question now is: why recapitulate this award winning series, trying to condense it into approximately two hours by reshuffling; when it would have been more interesting to see a sequel or a prequel?
Again..."If it aint broke, don't try to fix it." read more
Nov 7, 2009
Eureka seveN: Pocket Full of Rainbows
Eureka Seven: Good Night Sleep Tight Young Lovers
Some of you may be reading this review because you'd like to hear an opinion on the recent Eureka seveN film which will thus aid you in your decision of whether or not to see this movie. Some of you may be fans of the TV series, whereas some of you may have neglected to check out the TV series but are interested in this movie anyways. Well, the good thing is that you most certainly do not have to see the original TV series first before watching this, because this movie is set in an alternate universe. That being said, most fans weren't so happy when they heard this: even more so when recycled/re-used footage was to be involved. Apparently only over 40% of new footage was to be used, according to various online sources and interviews with the animators. That being said, there wasn't much hope for this movie with its leaked situation.
That is, until the actual movie RELEASED online (and later on in U.S theaters) and stunned fans and newbs alike! I, myself, am a really, REALLY huge Eureka seveN fan. To me, the TV series was one of the greatest and most original anime ever created, and I still stand by that statement. So, as for the movie? Let's just put it this way: Tears of joy were streaming down my eyes within the first 5 minutes, JUST because of the shiny new animation which so many fans had longed for. Ok, so the movie's plot is something along the lines of this: It is a time of war, pitting man against an alien race known as Image/EIZO. Eureka and Renton are small childhood friends and are living carefree lives with their Professor, Dominic. Eureka is a humanoid Image/EIZO, created to covet memories of living with the humans and eventually hand those memories over to Image/EIZO and be discarded. She gets taken away from Renton at a young age by the military for testing, and Renton vows to save her no matter the cost. 8 years later, he is a lieutenant in the 303rd Division of the military, known as The Gekkostate. One of his missions is to retrieve the secret military object which is, of course, Eureka. He rescues her, and the whole plot behind the Gekkostate Crew's true intentions unfold as well as the end of Image/EIZO's reign as the movie progresses.
SO! The plotline for the movie is actually pretty decent. If you're a fan of the TV series, than the Gekkostate's "true intentions" seem a bit hard to swallow at first. It might take another viewing to understand what they are, exactly. Also, the recycled footage is nothing to be scared about. The re-used footage was actually edited a bit (eg. Holland yelling in the pilot seat of the Devilfish at night is turned into Holland yelling in the pilot seat of the Devilfish in broad daylight) so it's not like you see a recycled scene and got bored because you'd seen it already. The NEW animation was absolutely beautiful. I believe Kinema Citrus aided Studio BONES in animating it, so that's probably why it was so shiny and such. xD
The film itself does not seem too short, nor too long (which is great) because it's around 2 hours in total, give or take 3 - 5 minutes. The soundtrack is once again phenomenal (nothing less to be expected from the great Naoki Sato) and I would suggest buying/downloading it when you get the chance.
The ending was... confusing. It actually took me 3 times watching it and a discussion or two about said ending to come up with my own theory, but trust me, once you come up with that theory, EVERYTHING makes sense. When you are watching the movie, I'd advise for you to bring your knowledge of various religions to the table. The TV series had religious subtleties, and thus the movie does as well. If you're absolutely stumped on one part during the ending, go to Wikipedia; there's a giant trivia section which should help loads.
Overall, it was a fantastic movie. Great music, great new animation, a nice plot, and overall a fresh new look at Eureka seveN. The only thing it lacked (that I found) was depth in Anemone and Dominic's roles/storyline. If you watch the movie, you know what I mean.
Thank you for reading this review, and I hope you enjoy the movie! read more
Jan 3, 2012
What truly compelled me to be interested was the fantasy and futuristic setting with two earnest lovers struggling against the world for whom they love most. The story flowed well, mostly revolving around Renten and Eureka , the movie showed the global events and battles of other sub characters to help build structural development and understanding of the story. Art was great,and the fact that there were a few redrawn action scenes doesn't leave a significant bad aftertaste. The movie can be somewhat mainstream at times, flashy power ups and common reunions, but something so simple and overused can always be a great heartwarmer everytime. If one can overlook the small faults within the movie, this movie is truly worth watching
Music fit well, suspense was great and not overexaggerated. I very well enjoyed the movie. Certainly not a waste of time, unless your a hardcore worshiper who obstinately refuses to expunge bias feelings, or if the theme is not ones preference.This movie is aimed that those who can earnestly watch an anime without bias comparison and have a interest with action and romance. read more
Jun 17, 2010
Story: It is good on its own right but it doesn't close to the original. In this movie Renton and Eureka are friends since they were kids, suddenly one day the military comes to the place where Eureka is and they take her away from Renton. When he grows up he enters the army and then he is recruited for enter the Gekko Go. When they were defending a town, Renton manages to find Eureka and he takes her to the Gekko Go. This is just the beginning of the story of the movie but it is interesting and has alot of surprises waiting for you. For me the story gets a 8/10.
Art: Well, comparing the original Eureka Seven there is an upgrade on the visuals, it looks better but there is also one bad point of the art and that is something I'm quite annoyed, Bones recycled alot of places from the original Eureka Seven. Yeah, there are some places that are made for this movie like the beginning but after that almost everything is recycled. For this the movie gets a 7/10.
Sound: Original seiyuus from the original and like the original, they did a good job voicing their characters. 8/10.
Characters: Even if Bones used the same characters of the original series for make this movie, there are alot of changes for some characters. Renton is almost the same as the original but this time he is the one that understand the new Nirvash, characters like Eureka change alot, for example, Eureka in the original was a quiet girl that hardly talked at the beginning but here she is always calling Renton baka when he does something imprudent, Dominik instead of being the reckless guy of the original here is a serious guy and the sensei of Renton and Eureka, others change too like Hap, Anemone... The bad thing here is that it lacks the character development of the original but being a movie of almost two hours it is ok. 7/10.
Overall: Eureka Seven: Pocket Full of Rainbows is a good movie. For people that haven't watched the anime will like it alot and even, for people that have watched the anime will like it even if you feel like me that there are alot of things that you have seen but there are some differences. Personally I didn't like so much the backstory of the crew of the Gekko Go or that Dominik and Anemone didn't have an active role like in the original or that they didn't explain alot. There is something that really turned me off, in this one the Nirvash and TheEnd weren't originally the robots we know, instead they are some "cute" small things called fairies and for some reason they can turn into the mechas, that is clearly the only thing that I hated of this movie and instead of explaining what they were and how they transformed into the mechas Bones didn't do that. Overall I give Eureka Seven: The Movie a 7/10. read more
May 22, 2011
Inside the temple, he found an urn with some weird carvings. When he rubbed the urn to clear the dust from it, he was enveloped by a blinding white light and found himself floating naked in the middle of nowhere.
Suddenly he head the sound of a deep voice, that felt like it was talking directly to his brain: "Human, you have found my urn and for that i shall grant you one wish. Ask anything you want", said the voice.
Tomoki thought for a few seconds, and then the answer became clear. "I want to make the most fucking epic animated movie of all times!", he shouted to the nothingness with great determination.
"So be it", said the voice. And after a deafening sound he woke up in his hotel room covered in sweat. Doubting if what he had seen was just a dream, he started his new proyect "Eureka Seven: Pocket Full of Rainbows".
When he released the movie in 2009, Tomoki rejoiced, not only by the spectacular success of his movie, but also because he knew that his wish had been granted...
Certainly for some people, implying that this movie was in part created by a divine superior being may sound a little too crazy. But after seeing countless shows, OVAs, and movies that reek of mediocrity and weak plots. This movie feels like it's been made by something or someone out of this world.
But enough of my insane rambling, let's start with this review.
Story / Plot development - 10
Impressive story, incredibly well executed. This story has everything, char development, (lots of) action, drama and love, but above everything it has a perfect balance between those four. For example:
A fight breaks out, after the fight the plot advances, after going a little forward you see a flashback explaining some of the current loose ends, then another fight, an investigation sub-plot appears, the plot advances, another fight, a plot twist, the characters relatioships shift, a flashback, and so on.
The focus of the movie is always changing, and that dynamism make it seem always fresh, makes it seem like everything happens for a reason, that there are no random bullshit events here.
You will see that the story advances to a certain destination, but instead of plainly going in a straight line, it travels along different and intresting paths. This must be thanks to the vast amount of supporting characters this movie has, and that almost each and everyone of those supp chars get the chance to tell their story. And you will get to see how all those stories end too.
Also the story has nothing to do with the story of the TV show, but the movie is self conclusive. The new plot is presented and concluded in the duration of the movie. So there is no need to have previously watched the tv show in order to understand the movie.
Art / Animation - 10
The characters look beautiful, the robots look impressive, the aliens look scary and the backgrounds are simply breathtaking. I can't think of a single bad thing to say about the art in this movie.
The animation gets a 10 too. The fights are spectacular and the robots movements look really natural, but the most epic display of animation in this movie is seen in the explosions.
I don't really know much about animation or coloring techniques, so i can't get "technical" in this section. But even without knowing anything, i can assure you that the art and animation are very enjoyable.
Sound - 10
The sound in Eureka Seven: Pocket Full of Rainbows is in another level from the rest of the movies i've seen. I strongly recommend watching this movie with a 5.1 surround system or a powerful headset, at maximum volume.
Character / Character development - 10
First of all, the reason why this section gets a 10 is because this movie contains no archetypes. Archetypes are the generic overused characters you find in 9 out of 10 shows in each genre. For example, the tsundere childhood friend, the naughty lolita, the quiet girl with glasses, etc.
Each character in this movie is unique and that's something really rare to find in current shows / movies. It takes a lot of courage to break away from the popular character formula that is known to work like a charm.
Now for the character development. Character development is an important aspect of the plot in this movie. The story won't expect you to accept something like "Oh ok, this guy wants to protect this girl just couse he keeps saying it". No, you will see enough of everyone's past (and present as the plot develops) to understand why they act like they do, and why they make the choices that they
Enjoyment - 10
Complex but thouroughly explained plot, unique characters, outwordly art, animation, and sound. There is no way someone won't enjoy this movie. In my humble opinion that is.
Overall - 10
This movie is a must watch, it gets a solid 10 (TEN). I recommend it for everyone. Even for those who doesn't like too much plot and would rather watch some "moeblob" full of fanservice. Just give it a try, you might get a nice surprise. read more
May 26, 2010
The animation is good. almost and maybe a inch better than the series. The story makes me think a bad fan fiction writer tried to make an epic back story but because it was there first time writing they sucked epically. Sound is okay and characters.. I'm not even going there because you'll know when you watch it. enjoyment... put it plainly i lost interest in the first 10 minutes and forced myself to watch the rest. Overall it could have been better. No I take that back. It definitely could have been MUCH better. Who ever made this needs to be hit over the head with a large object until they are unconscious with sever head trauma. read more
Nov 8, 2011
Eureka Seven: Pocket Full of Rainbows made its way onto my shelves after I gasmed over it being in stores for about two hours before spending money that I honestly didn't have to buy it because of an amv I saw of it on Youtube. I was expecting to be wowed. I was expecting to be astounded. I was ready and willing to be blown away! ...What did I get? A load of garbage.
To begin I am a huge fan of Eureka Seven TV. But be aware that even if I wasn't and had never seen the original series, this series would POSSIBLY only get one more point.
The movie opens to Renton and Eureka as children, making a point of how they were raised together. This opening is extremely cute and enjoyable. With a little plushy version of the Nirvash, and Dominic taking on the role of their teacher. Unfortunately after this short introduction everything changes. Several years later, Renton joined the military in order to find Eureka...How that makes any sense when he should hate the military for splitting them up and there being other ways (a.k.a. the way they did in the ORIGINAL SERIES of going AGAINST the government) to go about things. But anyways, there he is, and all of a sudden she's there in the middle of a battlefield (another thing that makes no sense when the military SHOULD have her kept safely hidden away..) Either way, we find out that Eureka suffers from Green I Am Legend disease, and we move on from there to a whole compelling (sarcasm) storyline.
Ok let me do this review correctly. I'll try to keep my ranting to a bare minimum.
Art 4: The art was VERY good for the most part, the character designs being the same as the original series. Unfortunately, they try to recreate things from the original series and epically fail at the same time. The nirvash's appearance for example is completely (very similar but definitely not the Nirvash I know and love) different, and not in a good way. Not only that but when it transforms (ONCE) it looks even worse. The art is good, but fails in areas I cannot forgive it for. So I give it a 4.
Sound: The ONLY reason this section got a 3 is for one reason and one reason only. Nirvash....SHOULD NOT HAVE A CHIBI'S VOICE!!! It's so stupid its painful. The most epic parts of this movie are completely ruined by this little voice screaming needles into my ears right at the most dramatic part of a battle. Other than that the sound was ok but not worht mentioning bringing nothing really new to the table and leaving out the best music it could have brought back, in much the same way the Death Note live action movies failed.
Character 5: I like how they change the characters around giving them different roles in this story, but that is the ONLY good thing I can say about the characters. They are all dolts and idiots. Eureka, unlike the series is a whiny little girl who always is relying on people and has no ability to do anything on her own. Renton becomes an angsty little pansy emo. The entire Gecko becomes cultist rediculously pregidoused pricks. Honestly making Anemone and Dominic the ONLY good characters in this movie and they make little to no appearance in the movie (Dominic only geting the beggining scene and then being bashed by Renton later on) The character portayals are disgusting.
Story 1: It is pathetic when you can't create anything origianl and rely on not only stealing great things from an amazing show and ruining them but also trying and failing to incorperate a childrens story. So apparently Renton and Eureka were RAISED in the Warsaw area?? It's like every cliche they COULD take from the original series they did. Then trying to make it out to be a Peter Pan in Neverland overall theme...it disgusts me. Creating nothing original is NOT what people want from a sequel to an amazing series and anyone who TRIES to say this is a standalone work after watching it I say you are a complete imbecile!! There is a whole major plot scene where they show an alternate world DIRECTLY connecting it to the original story!!
I give this a pass and I pray that anyone who watches this movie please remember that I did warn against it. read more
Jan 17, 2011
I watched this movie right after I finished the series so I was able to make a direct comparison easily.
If you loved the TV series, do not watch the movie. It will only ruin the characters you grew to love and leave you with a horrible impression of Eureka 7.
90% of the scenes in this movie are re-used from the original series. That includes almost every battle scene and scenes that occur on the Gekko ship. I have no clue why people are saying things like "the animation got a lot better" cause its exactly the same as the series. I'm guessing it's because the series aired in 2005 and movie showed in 2009. People can forget a lot in 4 years worth.
This movie is nothing more than a compilation of scenes from the anime with a new voice track. The story told in this movie is nothing but garbage compared to the series. It was as if the company was trying to find a cheap way to make more money off the series by tricking the fans into thinking this was something new.
I would only recommend this movie to people who miss the Renton x Eureka couple and would like a to see more cute scenes or people who want to see Anemone sane.
For people looking for a quick way to know the story of Eureka 7 without watching all 50 episodes, please do not use this movie as a resort. This movie is NOT Eureka 7. Once you get started on the series and past episode 9 or so, 50 episodes will be over before you know it and you'll only find yourself wanting more.
But this movie is not the answer. read more
Jul 3, 2009
Story: The story was good but not like the series there was still a few gaps in the i thought that should have been filled but no matter you will not take your eyes of the movie
Art: The art was AMAZING i couldn't compare any series art to this one well accept endless waltz but other than that, I think they deserve an Oscar Award for this Seriously.
Sound: Sound was phenomenal music was great like seriously i could compare it to wolf's rain but honestly I would bump the OST in my car
Character: The way they did the characters in this was really different from the series. sorry i won't give any spoilers but they'll keep you glued to your seat no doubt.
Enjoyment: as you can see to me that movie was effin awesome dude you should watch
Overall: I enjoyed i hope you enjoy it and write a review also dude im gonna freakin watch that movie again. read more
Jul 18, 2009
Granted, this movie does not provide a continual story from the original series, and many (including I) were much confused. I totally tried to wrap my head around to see if the movie plot was in a distant future, but as the minutes went by I realized that the movie has a plot of its own.
With that said, you need to arm yourself with a different perspective to truly appreciate the movie. The plot is independent, but the strength of this movie comes from the continuation of character in the Eureka Seven world. You will notice that the way Renton or Eureka acts is much more mature (or developed) than the earlier part of the original series. I think the movie directors painstakingly tried to (and successfully they did) continue and further develop the characters. This in effect allows us (Who watched the original series) to connect with our familiar characters without difficulty, although the unfamiliar plot does become a significant distraction. This will explain why certain other characters, such as Dominic, to hold a more mature position in the plot without feeling to awkward to the viewer.
With the rich character development as well as an outstanding musical score, I believe the difficulty regarding the plot can easily be overlooked. Bringing in a new story to this type of movie does have one critical benefit: if the story did "stink", nevertheless the plot of the original series is untainted due to the distinct separation of the movie's and the series' plot.
This is my first review. Hope you enjoyed the movie as well as I did! read more
Sep 11, 2009
The story line is totally different in a STUPID way.
And I can guess that they -I mean the production team- were out of budget from the stupid animation and from the most of the battle scenes that were taken from the TV series. not only the battle scenes but also a lot of normal scenes!!
I was expecting something out of the movie since the series is on of my favorites.
but 'sigh' I was really disappointed.
Jul 4, 2009
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Jan 21, 2011
Apr 14, 2011
Well, that might be the case had Bones actually made a decent movie. Alas, Good Night, Sleep Tight Young Lovers is by no stretch of the imagination a decent movie. Hell, its not even okay. It's pointless nonsense and I mean that literally. Pointless because it offers nothing compelling or interesting that merited the story being reworked while heavily recycling from the series, and nonsense because it is completely incomprehensible. And I don't mean incomprehensible as in ambiguous; its not that the presentation is obscure or liable to differing interpretations. Its that when characters are explaining important plot points, they speak in abstruse, philosophical babble that confuses the viewer. I'm still not sure what I watched but I'm fairly confident I don't want to know.
There are other problems with the film; pacing, exposition, and characters all pale in comparison to the original. And as a personal taste, I found the larval forms of the KLFs highly annoying and completely out of place in the film, which was fairly serious, if not grim. The visuals were mostly good and at times even beautiful. As far as music, to be honest I hardly even paid attention to it so I guess it didn't leave much of an impression on me.
Overall, this movie was a disaster and its very disappointing to see the franchise take such a misstep with this movie. It's a shameless attempt by Bones to milk their creative property for all its worth. Eureka Seven and anime fans alike, don't watch this movie. read more
Nov 12, 2009
Though the movie is altered from the anime from every perspective - The viewer would most likely enjoy the movie's plot alot better than someone unfamiliar with the anime.
The movie takes place in the 21st century unlike the original anime which is set later after many years into the future, but every major character in the Original Anime will be shown in Movie.
The animation of the movie was quite thrilling. It was one of the best high definition anime movies out there and the sound effects was put in quite well together with the animation to create a better aura.
For anime lovers like myself, I suggest to watch this movie as it is one of those movies that you can only experience once in a lifetime.