Hiroya Ozaki's Anime Music Video Previews 1st Eureka 7 Hi-Evolution Film

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Ozaki's "Glory Days" song serves as theme for 1st film opening on September 16

Toys Factory began streaming an official anime music video on Thursday for Hiroya Ozaki's "Glory Days" song. The video features footage from both the original Eureka Seven anime series alongside scenes from the upcoming first Psalms of Planets Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution anime film. "Glory Days" serves as the film's theme song.

Some of the other music the film will feature include "Acperience 7" by Hardfloor, Hiroshi Watanabe's "Get it by your hands HI-EVO MIX" (a remix of a similarly named track from the original anime), and Naoki Satō's background music.

The first film in the planned trilogy made its worldwide debut at Otakon on August 12. The first film will open in Japan on September 16, and will also open this fall in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand. Funimation is in charge of the North American release, and Madman Entertainment is in charge of the Australian and New Zealand release. BONES also plans to open the film in other countries "simultaneously." The second film will open in 2018, and the third film will open in 2019.

Yuko Sanpei, Kaori Nazuka, Kouji Tsujitani, Michiko Neya, Juurouta Kosugi, and Aya Hisakawa are all returning from the original anime as their characters Renton, Eureka, Dewey, Talho, Charles, and Ray, respectively. Toshiyuki Morikawa will play the character Holland in the film, replacing Keiji Fujiwara from the original television anime. (Fujiwara was taking a break from his voice acting activities to undergo medical treatment for an unspecified illness, but revealed in June that he is slowly resuming work.) Tohru Furuya will play Renton's father Adrock Thurston (pictured below).

Much of the original staff the series is returning for the project, including chief director Tomoki Kyoda, scriptwriter Dai Sato, character designer Kenichi Yoshida, mechanical designer Shoji Kawamori, conceptual designer Kazutaka Miyatake, and designers Shingo Takeba, Yutaka Izubuchi, and Shigeto Koyama. New staff members include designer Masatsugu Saitō; character animation director Shigeru Fujita; main animators Kenta Yokoya, Nobuaki Nagano, Shiori Kudo; background direction assistant Yūshi Honjō; and editor Kumiko Sakamoto. (Fujita, Yokoya, Nagano, and Kudo did work on the EUREKA SEVEN AO sequel.)

Bandai Visual also describes the story of the trilogy:

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?

The films will follow The First Summer of Love phenomenon that occurred a decade before the first Eureka Seven series. The anime franchise thus far has hinted at, but never depicted in full, "the beginning of it all." The films will then have the same basic story as the first Eureka Seven series, but will have an original ending. The trilogy will have completely re-recorded lines, redone footage, and new scenes.

[Via WTK]

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