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Mar 16, 2017 10:13 PM
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An official website has opened and announced that the Eureka Seven franchise will receive a movie trilogy. Titled Koukyoushihen Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution, the movies are scheduled to premiere in 2017, 2018, and 2019, respectively. 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.

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General Director: Tomoki Kyouda (Eureka Seven)
Director: Hisatoshi Shimizu (.hack//Roots)
Script: Dai Sato (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex)
Character Design: Kenichi Yoshida (Overman King Gainer)
Main Mechanical Design: Shoji Kawamori (Macross)
Conceptual Design: Kazutaka Miyatake (Macross F)
Design Works: Shingo Takeha (Space Dandy), Masatsugu Saitou (Captain Earth) Yutaka Izubuchi (Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone), Shigeto Koyama (Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann)
Character Animation Director: Shigeru Fujita (Piano no Mori Character Design), Ayumi Kurashima (Classroom☆Crisis Chief Animation Director)
Special Skill Director: Yasushi Muraki (Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto Special Effects)
Mechanical Animation Director: Shingo Abe (Star Driver the Movie)
Key Animator: Hideki Kakita (Break Blade 1: Kakusei no Toki), Shuuichi Kaneko (Ryuu no Haisha), Ken Ootsuka (Soukyuu no Fafner: Dead Aggressor - Heaven and Earth), Kenta Yokoya (Concrete Revolutio: Choujin Gensou), Nobuaki Nagano (Redline), Shiori Kudou (Zetsuen no Tempest)
Art Director: Kazuo Nagai (Kyoukaisenjou no Horizon)
Assistant Art Director: Yuushi Honjou (Nabari no Ou Background Art)
Color Setting: Nobuko Mizuta (Kuromukuro Color Design)
Editing: Kumiko Sakamoto (Boku no Hero Academia)
Director of Photography: Toshiya Kimura (Nanatsu no Taizai)
Sound Director: Kazuhiro Wakabayashi (Tenkuu no Escaflowne)
Music: Naoki Sato (Heroic Age)
Studio: Bones
Production: Bandai Namco Entertainment, Bandai Visual, Hakuhodo DY Music & Pictures, Mainichi Broadcasting System, Bones
Distribution: Showgate

Insert Song: "Acperience 7" by Hardfloor

Eureka Seven is an original anime produced by Bones and Bandai Entertainment, which aired in Spring 2005. The series received a sequel movie in April 2009, as well as a sequel TV series in Spring 2012 with a different set of main characters. Bandai Entertainment licensed the series and the movie for North American distribution and released them in DVD volumes between April 2006 and March 2010. FUNimation re-licensed both seasons and the movie, and released them in Blu-ray and DVD volumes between August 2013 and April 2014.

The original anime has won multiple awards including "Best Screenplay," "Best Television Series," and "Best Character Designs" at the 5th Tokyo Anime Awards, an award in the "Domestic Digital Contents Category" at the 20th Digital Content Grand Prix, and the "Best Female Character" and "Best Television Series" during the 2006 Anime Expo SPJA Awards in the US.

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Koukyoushihen: Eureka Seven - Hi-Evolution 1, Koukyoushihen: Eureka Seven - Hi-Evolution 2 & Koukyoushihen: Eureka Seven - Hi-Evolution 3 on MAL
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Holy shit, one of my favorite mecha shows is back! Hype!
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HYPED

Nice to see that Eureka Seven is still not forgotten and getting more content. I look forward to this.
 
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Sounds like these upcoming four years, Bones will be busy with making Movie which isnt bad but problem is... there is lack of TV shows from Bones..

Anyway, about this movie, I am really hype for this one!
 
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Hope these are better than the other Eureka Seven movie. I mean I didn't hate it, but it was left open ended as hell also they made Holland who I always found to be kind of unlikeable into an even worse character.
 
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I don't remember much about this show except that Season 1 was pretty amazing and Season 2 was pretty horrible.

Whelp, this gives me a reason to re-watch it.
 
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Jak said:
Hope these are better than the other Eureka Seven movie. I mean I didn't hate it, but it was left open ended as hell also they made Holland who I always found to be kind of unlikeable into an even worse character.


Always thought that it was confirmed to be AU that's why everything/everyone acted differently from the show.
 
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Jack said:
Jak said:
Hope these are better than the other Eureka Seven movie. I mean I didn't hate it, but it was left open ended as hell also they made Holland who I always found to be kind of unlikeable into an even worse character.


Always thought that it was confirmed to be AU that's why everything/everyone acted differently from the show.
It was. Eureka and Renton were childhood friends, and the Gekkostate is kinda evil. I'm saying that I didn't care for Holland in the anime and he was even worse in the movie.
 
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I CAN'T WAIT! I loved the original series sooo much!
 
Mar 16, 2017 11:04 PM

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Season 1 was truly amazing. Looking forward to this.
 
Mar 16, 2017 11:10 PM
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I wonder why they decided to do a retelling of the story + prequel. Well, this way they can flesh more stuff out and maybe change the ending for a sequel to a TV series.
 
Mar 16, 2017 11:12 PM

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Wait, what? Really. Wow. Fuck yeah! I didn't really like the ending of the Special with Eureka losing her memories and becoming retarded like a child. ...As for Eureka Seven Ao I never finished it. Boring Start.

I'm actually excited for this!
Looking forward to have Johnny Yong Bosch voice Renton Thurston again!
 
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Jak said:
Jack said:


Always thought that it was confirmed to be AU that's why everything/everyone acted differently from the show.
It was. Eureka and Renton were childhood friends, and the Gekkostate is kinda evil. I'm saying that I didn't care for Holland in the anime and he was even worse in the movie.


Ah well I gotta agree with you on that last point, was never a fan of his character and how he acted towards Renton. Hopefully the movies will add in something worthwhile, maybe erase the existence of AO.
 
Mar 16, 2017 11:17 PM

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Praised be the God of Anime! For at least one of my prayers he heard...

But seriously, this is more than good news. I loved the first season, it always has and will be my favorite Anime. I thought so often about how cool it was if they did a trilogy telling the whole story line. I'm so exited for this!
 
Mar 16, 2017 11:20 PM

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It's been a real long time since E7. Is that a new seiyuu for Eureka?

E7's quality still holds to this day but giving it a movie quality version, I'm good with that too. Nice to see they didn't go and CG the mechas too, really glad. Like really.

No doubt it'll be very rushed. I'm sure they can cut out a lot since it's pretty slow at times but condensing a 50 episode series into 3 movies doesn't sound too great, especially when a portion of it is supposedly completely new content.
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If even half of the stuff announced so far comes out this year, 2017 might be the best year for anime ever.
 
Mar 16, 2017 11:24 PM
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meh.. it's just a remake. I'll watch it, but I was hoping for something extending the original storyline that isn't the troll of a series that AO is.
 
Mar 16, 2017 11:25 PM
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I'll watch it. Hope it's good.
 
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Kittens-kun said:
If even half of the stuff announced so far comes out this year, 2017 might be the best year for anime ever.
I dunno about it being the best year ever but its most certainly the best year we've had in the past 5 years imo

Either way, I'm really excited for this
 
Mar 16, 2017 11:41 PM

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I don't remember much about this show except that Season 1 was pretty amazing and Season 2 was pretty horrible.

Whelp, this gives me a reason to re-watch it.
Please don't call Eureka Seven AO season 2....

It wasn't a second season but a separate story supposed to be a sequel to the original series. All in all though it was bad and I'll be honest I don't like the sounds of this movie trilogy one bit.

So much to be concerned about. For example the fact that a portion of it takes place between the original series and the sequel series AO. The problem there is they should be brushing that second series under the rug after fans and critics alike agreed it was pretty much trash.

So the fact that they are acknowledging AO means that instead of just writing off the events of that series like they should means this trilogy will some how try to justify that abomination and link the original to it. Instead of just continuing where the original left off proper.

Other concerning things are the fact that they want to tell the story of the First Summer of Love... when it's a story that doesn't need to be told and enough of those events are slowly revealed through the original series. So again just an unnecessary story no one needs to be told.

Throw on top the fact that they want to retell the events of the original... which how... how in gods name do they intend to recap 50 episodes into a single 2 hour anime movie. I'm just like... are they stupid.

Either way I'm already writing it off unless they can give a competent reason for us to be excited. As far as I can tell other then just a bunch of lip service for fans, it's gonna be another empty husk exploiting the originals success.
 
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Hmm, so Anemone is confirmed and we'll be getting new content before and after the series.
Most of the staff are returning, which is good. I didn't hate AO, but it was obviously not as good as the original.

Animation looks good, the character designer is the same guy, OST already sounds good.

First movie in 2017
Last movie in 2019
2019 - 2005 = 14
14 / 2 = 7 o_0

Excited
 
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didn't see that coming, but oh well... keep my expectation low...
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Wow, after reading your post, I kinda sympathize with you. Like I said I don't quite remember this series so my apologies if I offended you.

Anyways, most of the sequels or anime movies for older anime turn out to be cash-grab which I strongly dislike. I don't have high hopes with this movie either but you should give the benefit of doubt because it's Bones we are talking about. Maybe they want to apologize to the fans for AO.
 
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Maybe finally time for me to get into ES. Not sure if i should watch the anime or just wait for the movies, which is a remake with new stuff. hmmm
 
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Based solely on the cover art for the 3 movies, it looks like they're redoing the OG Eureka show as a trilogy, so updated graphics and animation, could be amazing, but there's no way you could capture even half the character development that happens in Eureka Seven in 3 movies. Probably still going to check them out though.
 
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Not sure how this is gonna turn out (I smell a cash grab tbh) but I'm definitely gonna check it out nonetheless.
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Mar 17, 2017 12:36 AM
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I am so excited for this. E7 is one of my favorite (if not my favorite) TV series. I really hope Bones gets a big budget to animate these movies well with some beautiful sakuga.

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Mar 17, 2017 12:54 AM
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I am awestruck. Don't know why this is happening but I'll take it. More Eureka Seven that isn't AO is fine. No idea how this'll turn out but I have faith in the crew behind the initial masterpiece.

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Interesting. I found the anime to be alright, but it will be interesting to see where these movies go!
 
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Will it cleanse my memory of "Eureka Seven AO, Status: Dropped, Episodes Seen: 15/24 Your Score: 5 (Average)" and make me believe that AO never existed?

 
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News about new movies sounds good.
But i have some concerns about this.
 
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Hell yeah! I truly love Eureka 7 and I'm also pretty much hyped about the films. Although there always will be bad reminder of Eureka 7 spin off or sequels like AO or the Movie.

But still, it sounds like they are doing the same like Gainax did with the Gurren Lagann movies, and these were pretty awesome! So good luck, Bones!
 
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Oh god I hope Renton wont make me rage like it the original

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Mar 17, 2017 2:43 AM
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I like the concept just please for the love of god, don't fuck it up, don't fuck it up, don't fuck it up, don't fuck it up,don't fuck it up, don't fuck it up.
 
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Do you even read dude? I don't even watch anything from the franchise but please read before posting.

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.

It's basically a film trilogy (not a single movie but 3) which will include events that happened before and during (not after, so no AO) the first TV anime plus a new ending. Almost all of your complaints are gone if you'd just take some time to read except for the fact that it will still cut down most of the character developments and unimportant scenes since 3 films are still shorter than 50 eps.

 
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I have my concerns; simply because of how bad AO was; and when they say 'new ending' I was fine until than. I hope this new ending will be superior to the original if not it will be yet another shame.
 
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Oh lord I really hope Fujiwara Keiji can be back in time for this. He's mentioned many times that Holland is his favorite character he's ever played. It would be devastating for him if he couldn't reprise the role (not to mention unpleasant for me as a viewer).
 
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Maybe finally time for me to get into ES. Not sure if i should watch the anime or just wait for the movies, which is a remake with new stuff. hmmm
Stick with the original series and ignore everything else until the movies are out?
 
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Yeah, nothing to see here assuming this is the "bad" ending that got scrapped. They have been hyping about the bad ending since the last episode of E7 and their subsequent events. I never did like the ending despite that was the writer's intention, making the whole struggle naught when the credits start rolling.

Glad the seiyuu managed to convinced them otherwise. But nooooo. After E7 Aho and the movies, apparently, it still wasn't enough for them.
 
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Sweet, I was just thinking of re-watching this.
 
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Oh no, I have to watch the 1S asap.
 
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Nice to see this happening, I have seen S1 in 2012, and last year finally made up my mind to finish AO (only took 4 years), which was a flawed sequel, that had potential but focused on the wrong stuff and got too convuluted for its own good.

But the original has been an anime I have taken dear in my heart all these years, so revisiting with some new scenes should provide some real fun!
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Nishiou said:
Maybe finally time for me to get into ES. Not sure if i should watch the anime or just wait for the movies, which is a remake with new stuff. hmmm
Stick with the original series and ignore everything else until the movies are out?


Yeah will do that now, since i saw people saying the 3 movies will not be enough for all the character development and content.
 
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As horribly excited this has made me [i friggin' love e7 to death, and the very idea of seeing more of the original cast sounds amazing], AO was a mess, and I don't want them to ruin any other characters and their endgames for me then they already have w/ Renton and Eureka... I'm feeling rather torn about this.
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Looking forward to this! But I hope they tone down Eureka and Renton saying each other's names constantly.
 
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That's an interesting project. Glad I'll be getting more Eureka soon.

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I'm so HYPED! Those character headshots look nice. Eureka Seven is one of my favorites, this is gonna be awesome. Yeah, AO sucked, but I think people should be more optimistic. Let's not make assumptions until at least the first movie is released. I'm sure they're aware that AO was poorly received, hopefully they learned from their mistakes.
 
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Thats a pretty nice surprise.

Might finally end up watching E7 after all this time pushing this.
 
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Movies => shorter => better pacing

This one might at least be worth it more than the original series.


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Do you even read dude? I don't even watch anything from the franchise but please read before posting.

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.

It's basically a film trilogy (not a single movie but 3) which will include events that happened before and during (not after, so no AO) the first TV anime plus a new ending. Almost all of your complaints are gone if you'd just take some time to read except for the fact that it will still cut down most of the character developments and unimportant scenes since 3 films are still shorter than 50 eps.
I've actually read the news, lots of it, not just here on MAL and some of the excerpts have explicitly said that they ware going to show events and things that happened between the original series and AO. That "never before seen ending" is likely going to be a longer more detailed ending that is less vague and will more likely try and connect the two series. Also who knows how long this extended ending will go and how much it will try to connect. Still doesn't change the fact that they've said that there will be events shown between the original series and AO.

I'm willing to wait before passing judgement but no offense I have very little to be hopeful over. Dai Sato returning is the only thing I could even call a positive.

That said I still stand by the fact that we don't need to see the events of the First Summer of Love (an event talked about and expanded upon through dialogue in the original series), and movies that try to condense entire anime series never go over well. Character development is lost, and so forth. I am still greatly concerned for the outcome of this trilogy.
 
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