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1st Eureka Seven Hi Evolution Film Gets 4DX/MX4D Screenings in Japan

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Screenings begin October 28

The official website for the Eureka Seven: Hi - Evolution film trilogy announced on Friday that the first film will get 4DX and MX4D screenings at 71 Japanese theaters starting on October 28. Those who attend the screenings will receive a strip of film like the sample pictured below.

With the 4DX and MX4D systems, certain theaters have motion seats that move in sync with certain action sequences onscreen. Similarly, effects such as scents, wind, and mist will operate in accordance with the action onscreen.

The first film opened on 107 screens in Japan on September 16, after making its worldwide debut at Otakon on August 12. In its first two days, it raised about 63 million yen (about US$561,137).

The film 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. 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 is playing Holland, 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.

Bandai Visual 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.

Source: Eiga Natalie


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