The movies will tell the story of the phenomenon known as "The First Summer of Love" that took place ten years before the first Eureka Seven anime, but was never depicted in full. The movies will then follow the main storyline of the first TV anime and contain new dialogues and scenes, revised footage, as well as a new ending not present in the original series.
(Source: MAL News)
It was previewed at a screening at Otakon on August 11. Regular broadcasting will begin on September 16.
This film has less than 10 minutes of original animation. A full 80 minutes is scenes from the original series.
Is this a recap film? No, a recap would have at least been tolerable. The reused material attempts to establish an alternate plotline where Rei and Charles had already adopted Renton long before Renton encountered them in the series. It even goes as far as to re-dub some footage to convey this alternate plot.
Again, this might have been okay if done well, but it wasnt. The editing is all over the place, cutting between scenes with little relevance to eachother. There are probably 20 "X Days
Ago" title cards scattered throughout the film. Lastly, nearly every scene is subtitled with expository text which provides zero benifit to the plot. At some points half of the screen was covered with text.
What about the music? Even I could forgive this film if it had some sweet new soundtrack, but it doesnt. The soundtrack was bland and mostly reused songs. The main theme "Glory Days" doesnt play until the credits roll.
Honestly it's like they only had enough budget for a short film, but wanted to make a full length film anyway, so they just gave a 12 year old Windows Movie Maker and raw footage from the original series and let them go ham.
It remains with a sheer of glory moments by combining most scenarios and submerge to it's interior plot.
The prequel starts of :
Before The First Summer of Love was a catastrophe inadvertently caused by Adroc Thurston and Eureka ten years before the events of the Eureka Seven storyline. Adroc attempted to unleash Nirvash's powers with himself and Eureka, but failed due to him not being Eureka's true partner. The attachment of the Amita Drive caused some of the Scub Coral to awaken from its dormant state. This caused a sharp non-stop increase of trapar waves causing Compac Drives and machines to malfunction, and causing massive
loss of energy. The event would also put the Scub Coral at risk of exceeding the Limit of Questions. Adroc was able to stop this event and save all life by going into the "Great Wall" and merging with the Coralian Command Cluster. However, the phenomenon caused global confusion and chaos which resulted in conflicts and civil wars that would leave states in complete ruin. Adroc was still recognized for his actions and was given the title of "Hero".
From X - 10 yrs Ago (Present Time)
Highly assured when talking about Renton's stay in GekkoState, not only he encounters more than downright path who born as a soldier which advice by Holland (one of the crews in the deck). Until his own pasts get revealed by the time a moments year passed before among his set of sorrowful days got ended just as he only remembers aside the disappearance of his very own father, in a drastic dreadful state. Intercepting more about his future, His own presence stays more than just a shallow act who choose to face a certain tone to a specific broad characteristic nature of a well known guy who gains an aftermath that brings a lone cryptic nonsense ideals by encouraging his own selfish thoughts to a compassion illogical aspect based on his very own conflict.
You'll be deep down gazing much more valuable things to choose what lies takes you to the new beginning and very highly broad ending of your new chapter.
European Premier at the Glasgow Film Theater part of the Scotland Loves Anime festival
Eureka Seven: Hi Evolution show it's potential at the start of the film by showing Fresh new animation of the First Summer of love, this newly animated scene is fantastic, it shows the potential of what could possibly come from the Trilogy, but sadly this doesn't last long, the majority of the film is reused clips from the Original Series that shows the events with Charles and Ray up until Renton Leaves their ship, this becomes confusing to new viewers as they Jump back and forth between time frames a
lot and viewers that are new the series are easily lost when watching this. It is a shame that it is mostly old stuff especially with how the new animation looks! There is a teaser for the Second film in the Trilogy in which they show more new Animation and I hope there is less of the Play Back and Forward stuff as it is used far to much.
There is always something over the screen telling you what things are and give descriptions of what is happening, time frames and Descriptions of the KLF which I really though was a good addition but used way to much as it's happening throughout the whole film a lot.
The soundtrack is the same style that was enjoyed from the original series and is a great techno synth which is just upbeat and fitting. Glory Days is good and is still stuck in my head from listening to it for the first time!
This film calls a lot to the fans of the original series but I'd say that it will be mostly them that will get a kick out of the film as I did but will disappointed with the lack of new content added to the Series. New comers to the series will be lost with the amount of jumping back and forth that takes place and will struggle to keep up.
The film shows potential but falls a bit with the lack of new content which is a shame.