Funimation to Debut 2nd Eureka Seven: Hi - Evolution Film in Theaters in 2019
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Funimation Entertainment announced at its New York Comic Con panel on Thursday that it will debut Anemone/Eureka Hi-Evolution (Anemone: Kōkyōshihen Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution), the second film in the Eureka Seven: Hi - Evolution film trilogy, in theaters in 2019.
The film will open in Japan on November 10.
For the first time in the Eureka Seven franchise, the film will be set in Tokyo. The film centers on Anemone, a girl who lost her father in a battle in Toyko seven years prior to the film's story, leaving her with only her stuffed toy Gulliver, and the AI concierge Dominikids for emotional support. Now she is a key part of a strategy by the experimental unit "Acid" to combat the seventh Eureka, "Eureka Seven," an enemy of humanity that has killed 2.6 billion people. Driven to the brink, all of humanity entrusts its hope to Anemone as she dives deep into the interior of Eureka Seven.
The first film in the trilogy opened on 107 screens in Japan last September, after making its worldwide debut at Otakon last August. In its first two days, it earned about 63 million yen (about US$561,137). Funimation screened the film in theaters in the United States on February 5 and 7, with screenings in Japanese with English subtitles, and with an English dub.
The third film is slated to open in 2019.
Source: Funimation's NYCC panel (Kerry Erlanger), Funimation's Twitter account