First Eureka Seven: Hi - Evolution Film UK Cinema Release in Q1 2018
posted on by Andrew Osmond
The first film in the trilogy opened on 107 screens in Japan on September 16, after making its worldwide debut at Otakon on August 12. It was also screened at Scotland Loves Anime in Glasgow and Edinburgh in October. In the first two days of its Japanese release, it raised about 63 million yen (about US$561,137). The second film will open in 2018, and the third film will open in 2019.
Funimation describes the first film:
Ride the trapars and take to the skies once more! The revolutionary mecha anime from studio Bones returns for the first movie in a high-flying trilogy. It all begins with the story that was left untold—the earth-shattering incident where Renton's father disappeared. With the mysterious pilot Eureka by his side, only Adroc Thurston could undo his own mistake, sparking the event that changed everything and earned him the title of a hero. Now, ten years later, Eureka lies in critical condition as Renton leaves the crew of the Gekko. But when he finds himself in the care of his father's old friends, he has a choice to make. Either stay with the loving family he's always wanted, or earn the love he seeks.
The first film depicts The First Summer of Love phenomenon that occurred a decade before the first Eureka Seven series. In general, the films will have the same basic story as the first Eureka Seven series, but there will be an original ending. The trilogy will have completely re-recorded lines, redone footage, and new scenes.
Yuko Sanpei, Kaori Nazuka, Kouji Tsujitani, Michiko Neya, Juurouta Kosugi, and Aya Hisakawa all return from the original anime as their characters Renton, Eureka, Dewey, Talho, Charles, and Ray, respectively. Toshiyuki Morikawa plays 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 plays Renton's father Adrock Thurston.