Why so much hype?
Instead, you get a movie that's enjoyable enough, but leaves you feeling like it could have been much, much more.
The film never slows down or bores, plunging from one harrowing sequence to the next.
The movie's not perfect, but it sticks the landing of its message. It was engaging - thrilling at times - and I personally thought it was a great time.
I am a huge anime fan and pretty much always have been since i watched dragon ball z. I always though DBZ was the best anime, well I was sadly mistaken. Eureka Seven is a phenomenal work of art that keep you wanting more. From it's unbelievable story-line to it's die-hard graphics, I was swept away. The movie's deep character plots are tremendous. You might as well have known the characters it's so brilliant. Sadness of each character really shows conflict of the story, but what's even more breath taking is love between Renton and Eureka. It shows how love really should be. The ending made me want to bawl my eyes out because I was thinking, "Finally it happened!" Music is essential in any film. The music in the film is so amazing and sooting. The music even brings out the emotion for the characters as well. The music even effects your mood too. Of course maybe I;m just a freak or whatever. Either way, brilliant soundtrack.The show's stunning effects make you want to run to the store to get a pair of 3-d glasses. I mean absolutely enchanting, when the giant mechs are in combat you are pretty much in the cockpit of the machine. Of course, this show really isn't for kids. There is a lot of violence through out the whole series and it is very detailed gore. However, most of the violence occurs during the middle of the series and pretty much when-ever the anit-body Coralians ever show up. My guess is because of the rising conflict. Either way, it's very gruesome. But very heart felt. It has reall changed my outlook on life and even my attitude at that. I WISH THEY HAD COME OUT WITH ANOTHER SERIES!!!!!
As everyone else has already said, the first 10 episodes you hate Renton, because he says obscenely stupid things. Yet after that, you see him start to change, and how everyone else changes as well. This is what makes this anime so great, its like Inuyasha if things actually progressed, and they have only around 2 episodes of filler, and they weren't really filler, but oddly done mini-plots. After the last episode,I felt as if my life was over, with that creeping sorrow that you experience after losing anyone important to you. Yes, it truly was that good. I bought the series(Japanese: Subbed not dubbed) and am currently watching it for a 4th time, after being dissatisfied with Blood Plus, Fullmetal Alchemist, and many other animes that don't really seem to work, as they have the weird anime expressions that seem so unnecessary now.
you can easily forgive the supposed "cheesiness" of the series due to its amazing originality. even if you don't like mecha all that much, this one can change your mind! sure it's a series that's structured around the growth of a boy and his first experiences with love, but i haven't seen that many anime series that have done it as well as eureka seven has. if you're into comedy, that is found in abundance - from a snicker to hysterical laughter. if it's action you crave, eureka seven throws you some, leaves you wanting more, then satisfies you on the next time out. as many people say on various eureka seven forums, character development is excellent, and i couldn't agree more.visually, it's not in a class of it's own, but it stands out pretty damn good. "slick" is probably a good word for the visuals, and that's what makes it so good. "audio-wise", there wasn't a single moment that i got bored of listening to the characters' dialogue and the background music. the opening and ending themes, were nothing short of excellent.during the lows, the characters and the music let you feel how deep the situation was, and during the highs, you could feel your chest thump like mad. the only thing i could say that soiled the audio experience somewhat was the Renton's English voice-over. Johnny Young Bosch tried a little too hard to voice Renton. stick to the Japanese version. for those of you that want a worthwhile piece of entertainment give this one a try. those of you who love it will love it, those of you who hate it will hate it. either way, it's worth the time you will spend to experience eureka seven! whether it be to praise it or to criticize it. obviously, i thought it was great =P
I liked this show enough to watch it all in a few days, but I warn you from the start not to expect too much. The main emotional hooks are adolescent love, respect for one's father, group friendship and saving the planet from military insanity (always a Japanese favourite). Of course a lot of people felt connected to the show.However, these hooks cover a pretty childish thing. You don't have that silly toilet humour or exaggerated emotional faces (except in the first episodes), but just about everybody in the show does whatever they feel like. It's not that they maintain a state of chaos, but that's because they also have feelings of honor, loyalty or respect. The few parts when somebody does something because it is smart to do it don't really affect the flow of the story.So basically this is a variation of "The one", mixed with a little Gaia theory and slowly going towards "The two" :)One can learn the following from Eureka 7 (why 7? I have no idea): 1. You don't want children. 2. If you see children on the battlefield, all crying and innocent, kill them. 3. Adolescents aren't much better either. 4. Old people are cool if they raise you then you never meet them again.OK, seriously now: nice animation, but I wouldn't call it great, silly music (aren't there nice Japanese songs anywhere except by Kenji Kawai?), interesting alternate world until they mess it up, nice story, but way too emotional, very little Mecha (the fights are sketchy and uninteresting). Favourite character: Norbu, the monk!