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    Eureka 7

    Post by Jordan, Lich Lord on Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:17 pm



    Eureka and Renton in a "Pacific State"—an image that sums up the entire series.
    "I! Can! Fly!"

    Eureka Seven (AKA Kōkyōshihen Eureka Sebun or Psalms of Planets Eureka seveN) is a 50-episode sci-fi mecha anime first broadcast in Japan from 2005 to 2006 and produced by acclaimed animation Studio BONES. It was later picked up in the US by Cartoon Network's [adult swim] Block. Right now, every episode is available to watch free and legally to US residents on Crunchy Roll both subtitled and dubbed .

    The story concerns Renton Thurston, a 14-year old boy leading an uneventful life with his grandfather after losing his father (who was involved in narrowly averting a planetwide catastrophe) and sister (who set out to look for her father, and who Renton regards as a mother figure). His life is changed forever, however, when he meets and falls for Eureka, a mysterious LFO pilot who serves in Gekkostate, an anti-military group under the guise of a counter-cultural commune. The rest of the series focuses on Renton and Eureka's growing relationship and involves general themes of love, acceptance, and the tolls of war. It also involves Sky Surfing mecha, super-intelligent alien lifeforms, evil master plans, more than a few mind screws, and more musical references than one can count.

    Perhaps most notable for being a sci-fi action show in which the hero's romance is at the very core of the story; none of the usual tacked-on romantic subplots or sudden end-of-series couplings here. The often-bumpy evolution of Renton and Eureka's relationship (along with a couple of others) forms the backbone of the entire plot.

    Two Video Games and two manga series were later made, the games and one series serving as a prequel focusing on other characters (two of which did a split second cameo in the show) and one manga series set in an Alternate Universe. That one is noticeably darker, with severe damage and death among the main cast, actively malevolent Coralians, and a Downer Ending.

    A Compilation Movie premiered in 2009, subtitled Pocket Full of Rainbows in Japan and Good Night, Sleep Tight, Young Lovers in North America. The movie is set in an Alternate Universe from the series, but still features most of the main characters.

    A Sequel Series, Eureka Seven AO, debuted in April 2012.


    Oh, and it's pronounced Eh-Oo-Recca, not You-Ree-Kah. It kind of sounds like "Erika", but with an accent (especially if you speak English). The Anime is currently airing on Toonami.

    This is quickly becoming my favorite show Smile I just feel like this is going to be a great series.


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