The first installment of a new Eureka Seven anime film trilogy will arrive in Japanese theaters on September 16 before it hits the U.S. movie screens this fall. The film will heavily focus on the First Summer of Love event, which was only loosely covered in the original anime. This film will focus heavily on Renton’s father, Adrock Thurston. The film’s official website has also disclosed that Hiroya Ozaki is providing the film’s theme song which can be sampled in the preview below.  The song is titled, “Glory Days”.

Eureka Seven began in 2005 as an original anime series from Studio Bones.  It was directed by Tomoki Kyoda, written by  Dai Satō and featured character designs from  Shoji Kawamori.   Bones developed the series in collaboration with Bandai Visual.  The series takes place in the year 12005 and follows Renton, the fourteen-year-old son of a military researcher credited with saving the world.  Living a mundane life, Renton’s world is thrown upside down when a large mecha called the Nirvash type ZERO crashes into his bedroom and a green-haired female pilot named Eureka spills out of the cockpit.

The original anime series consists of 50 episodes which aired from 2005-2006.  It premiered in North America on Adult Swim in April 2006.  A 24-episode sequel titled Eureka Seven: AO which follows Eureka and Renton’s son was released in April 2012 but was not as well-received as its predecessor.  The series has also spawned several light novels, manga and video game adaptations.


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?

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