Eureka Seven means so much to me


#1

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZsgTwMIbn0): This video popped up in a related video section an hour ago and I’m really in my feelings at the moment–Certain anime OPs and EDs can really spin me into such a mess. I honestly don’t even know why I’m making this post. I just needed a space to talk about the way I’m feeling at the moment and this forum seemed like the best place.


#2

The second OP for Eureka Seven makes me feel some kinda way, for sure. It’s just a dang bop:

I binged the whole show on a whim in like a week last summer and while I have problems with it, mostly from a pacing perspective (the show is a little too long for it’s own good, I think, but I rarely watch anything more than 26 episodes so that may just be me. I also watched it real quick so… probably that) I thought it was real solid.


#3

This is a show whose ending I loved to death when I was younger, and I’m a little afraid to revisit it because I’m pretty sure a lot of it won’t hold up (and also it’s long as hell).


#4

Anyone tempted to revisit Eureka Seven might be considering watching either the movie (Sleep Tight, Young Lovers) or the sequel (Ao).

I would advise against either of these things.


#5

This is probably my favorite mecha anime. I love the surfer vibe, the ecologically-tinged worldbuilding, all the wonderful character designs, the music, the anti-establishment themes, the young romance…

It also has some of the best mecha designs I’ve seen in anime, not flashy but very good shapes with a lot of personality. They feel like vehicles but also like creatures, and have a real grace and power to them in the way they’re animated. And I mean, surfing mechas are the coolest shit ever.

Great creature design too! And the part where Eureka grows fairy wings is such a beautiful moment, though I’m a sucker for monster transformations.

The show is a little overlong but I didn’t really mind that too much on my most recent rewatch about a year and a half ago. It mostly does hold up pretty well in my opinion.


#6

Yeah, I remember reviews of the movie talking about it being a totally different thing. I don’t know anything about the sequel, because no one ever talked about it. They’re in the middle of doing a 3-movie retelling/remix of the original now, but that won’t wrap until 2019 (1 movie a year).

I think I’ll pick up the Blu-rays and see if it still holds up. I remember people hating on Renton a lot for his pacifist stance towards the end of the show, but it never bothered me. (Also: feel like people keep doing the Eva thing, where they forget that the characters are children, and expect way more out of them than they should.)