Eureka Seven, known in the land of the rising sun as Psalms of Planets Eureka seveN is a mecha anime series by the production company, Bones (Angelic Layer, Ouran High School Host Club, Wolf’s Rain).
50 episodes were made and today (18th April) a movie has been released on both blu-ray and DVD titled Eureka Seven: Good Night, Sleep Tight, Young lovers.
What is it about? The plot is the same as the TV series, shortened and made as a film. It deals with Renton, a son of scientists and Eureka, a girl who can’t live under the sun. They are raised together from a young age and are very attached to each other.
Nothing so peaceful ever lasts and one day, Eureka is taken away. Renton vows to rescue her and enters the military. He’s assigned to the Independent Youths Unit 303 due to his exceptional performance alongside his Nirvash (yup, a bio-mechanical armor/control system)
So in addition to rescuing Eureka, there’s an alien invasion and a plot that connects him and Eureka too. Sounds like an awesome anime show right? it is, and you can check out a trailer below:
Fans of the TV show might be wondering, “hmm is the film better than the TV series?”. Andrew Osmond of MangaUK ran a post answering that very thought. Here’s a snippet:
So which version is the best starting-point? The series is simpler, but takes more time – twenty-odd hours – and reveals its plot very slowly. In contrast, the film is heavily plotted, not so much because it compresses the TV story, but because it’s doing lots of other things.
It takes motifs from the series – for example, books of blank pages that must be filled – but converts them to its own distinctive theme, about how dreams help or hinder growing up. The story itself takes mighty leaps into dream logic in later scenes.
The film wrongfoots fans who’ve seen the show by changing everyone’s hats around, squeezing characters together and bumping off regulars for kicks. Consequently, TV Eureka fans may be more confused by the film than newbies. We’d suggest starting with whichever Eureka you fancy, but either way, come to the film version prepared to focus.
You can read the full post here.