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Odex Posts English-Subtitled Video for 2nd Eureka Seven: Hi - Evolution Film

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Odex to screen film in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Brunei

Odex began streaming an English-subtitled video for Anemone: Kōkyōshihen Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution (Anemone: Eureka Seven: Hi - Evolution), the second film in the Eureka Seven: Hi - Evolution film trilogy, on Monday. The video is a shorter version of the film's trailer. Odex also revealed that it will screen the film in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Brunei (the company's previous announcement did not specify the Southeast Asian territories for screening).

In Singapore, Odex previously announced that it will host a screening of the film at its film festival event, which runs from November 30 to December 2 at the Golden Village Suntec cinema.

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 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 "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 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, it earned about 63 million yen (about US$561,137). Odex screened the film in Singapore during its TOFF event in October 2017.

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.

For the Japanese version of the first film, Yūko Sanpei, Kaori Nazuka, Kouji Tsujitani, Michiko Neya, Juurouta Kosugi, and Aya Hisakawa all returned from the original anime as their characters Renton, Eureka, Dewey, Talho, Charles, and Ray, respectively. Toshiyuki Morikawa played Holland, replacing Keiji Fujiwara from the original television anime. Tohru Furuya played Renton's father Adrock Thurston.

Source: Odex's Facebook page

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