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After First ‘Eureka Seven: Hi – Evolution’ Theatrical Anime Release Bombs, Madman Shifts Plans

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Ten years ago, the major earth-shaking “First Summer of Love” event occurred.

The first film in the Eureka 7 film trilogy saw its home video release previously in Japan and in North American but also had a theatrical release in Australia thanks to Madman Entertainment. As pointed out at their industry panel at the SMASH convention this past weekend, they revealed that the first film bombed there in its theatrical run and that has them changing plans for future films for the series. The remaining installments are being slotted for home video release as well as possible convention screenings if the opportunity allows.

Check out our review of the first film.

The project sees Tomoki Kyouda returning as the general director working with hands-on director Hisatoshi Shimizu working off of the screenplays by Dai Sato. Kenichi Yoshida is on board as the character designer with Bones once again producing the animation for it.

Plot Concept: Ten years ago, the major earth-shaking “First Summer of Love” event occurred. Renton, who lost his father during the event, now attends the army school of the United Federation of Predgio Towers located in the border town of Bellforest. Because his late father is still praised, Renton feels something is lacking as he continues with his ordinary, boring days. Then one day, Nirvash, the world’s oldest LFO, appears in front of him and a girl named Eureka emerges from the cockpit. This was the beginning of the future of humans and Scub Coral, another intelligent lifeform.

Was this encounter all just a coincidence? Or was it fate? Where will Renton and Eureka’s journey end?

[Source: Eureka 7 via JRR Pictures]

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