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2nd Eureka Seven: Hi - Evolution Film Reveals New Technology

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
New "Dive System" tech is key to connection between Anemone, Eureka, Dominic

The official website for the Eureka Seven: Hi - Evolution film trilogy revealed on Friday the new concepts and visuals for some of the new technology that will appear in Anemone: Kōkyōshihen Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution (Anemone: Eureka Seven: Hi - Evolution), the second film in the trilogy.

The site outlines the "Dive System," the one effective weapon against humanity's enemy, "Eureka Seven." The special forces unit UN ASSID fights against Eureka Seven. Anemone, a member of the unit, uses the Dive System by means of the "White Room" (seen below) located in the "Tower of Wind" that stands in Tokyo Bay.

Wearing a special "Dive Suit" (seen below), Anemone sends her consciousness inside the Eureka Seven phenomenon to gather information on it. Inside, she can move her avatar around freely.

The Dive System is an important element in the plot to connect Anemone, Eureka, and Dominic. The system is also connected to the operation where Anemone's father went missing.

Below is the Model 500 Georgios armored vehicle that Anemone uses to reach the Tower of Wind.

The film will open in Japan on November 10. Funimation will debut the film in theaters in 2019.

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 Tokyo 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 "ASSID" 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 staff remains mostly the same as the first film, but adds Takuhito Kusanagi and Fumihiro Katagai as designers. Shigeru Fujita and Ayumi Kurashima remain credited as character animation director, but are now also credited as sub-character designers. Kenta Yokoya is now credited as mechanical animation director and design works, while previous mechanical animation director Shingo Abe is now credited as one of the main animators, alongside Hideki Kakita, Shuichi Kaneko, Ken Ootsuka, and Nobuaki Nagano.

The "Nirvash X" mecha will appear in the film. Shōji Kawamori (Macross, Last Hope) designed this new version of the franchise's main mecha, and it is the largest of its kind in the franchise's history.

The first film in the trilogy opened on 107 screens in Japan in September 2017, after making its worldwide debut at Otakon in August 2017. In its first two days, the film 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 first film showed more of The First Summer of Love phenomenon that occurred a decade before the first Eureka Seven series. Before the first film debuted, the anime franchise thus far has hinted at, but never depicted in full, "the beginning of it all." The trilogy has completely re-recorded lines, redone footage, and new scenes.

The third film is slated to open in 2019.

Sources: Eureka Seven: Hi - Evolution anime's official website, Comic Natalie

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