The first film in the Eureka 7 film trilogy premiered back in September 2017 and the second film, Anemone: Eureka Seven: Hi – Evolution, arrived in November 2018 for Japanese audiences. The third film was supposed to land at the end of this year sometime but that’s now off the table completely as the official site has now listed it for a 2021 debut, which is a significant delay. No reason was given but one has to feel that they’re doing a lot of new material with it for a delay of that length. The second film is getting a limited-rerelease on December 23rd, 2019 with some of the creative there and we might get more answers at that point.
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?