Fans of the popular 2005 anime Eureka Seven have something to look forward this year with a new movie trilogy based on the series! The first part, Eureka Seven: Hi-Evolution 1, will come into Japanese cinemas on 16 September 2017.
The first anime series Eureka Seven was broadcast in 2005. The boy Trenton and the heroine Eureka meet and start to travel the world. The title is one of the representative stories of the 2000s and it’s still treated as a classic of that period.
In 2009, the movie Eureka Seven: Good Night, Sleep Tight, Young Lovers was only shown in 6 cinemas but earned over 100 million yen in the box office. In 2012, the sequel Eureka Seven: AO came out and the DVD and Blu-ray became a big hit as well, with more than 850,000 units sold. In 2017, the movie trilogy Eureka Seven: Hi-Evolution will bring us a new exciting story starring Renton and Eureka.
The cast for the movie has finally been announced! The recording has ended and so they send us a brief comment! Most of them come back together 8 years after Eureka Seven: Good Night, Sleep Tight, Young Lovers and so we get to hear many familiar voices such as Yuko Sanpei as Renton and Kaori Nazuka as Eureka. At the studio, they said the atmosphere was much like ‘Eureka Seven is starting!’ They are all expecting a lot from this work. Toru Furuya has been cast as Adrock Thurston, Renton’s father! The Summer of Love will play a significant role in this work.
The pre-sale of cinema tickets has started as well. All who buy their ticket beforehand will get a clear file with the illustration of one of three teaser posters on it (Eureka, Renton, Anemone). The posters were very popular among fans. Tickets will be on sale from 20 May 2017.
Comment from the Cast
Yuko Sanpei as Renton Thurston
Yes! Pretty Cure 5 – Nozomi Yumehara/Cure Dream
Boruto Naruto Next Generations – Boruto Uzumaki
‘This movie was only possible to all of you fans and your Eureka Ai (Eureka Love). Thank you so much.
I am also very happy that I can meet Eureka again. Whenever I meet her, I fall more in love with her.
To all the Rentons around the world, let’s fall in love again!’
Kaori Nazuka as Eureka
Code Geass – Nunnally Lamperouge
Snow White with the Red Hair – Kiki Seiran
‘Thank you so much for your continuing love even after so many years. I am really happy that I can become Eureka again and work with my beloved team to create a great movie. It’s all thanks to you fans, who support us! We will work hard to make it enjoyable for everyone, alone or not, so please watch over us until the end!’
Koji Tsujitani as Dewey Novak
Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket – Bernard Wiseman
Mobile Suit Gundam F91 – Arno Seabook
‘One can see that the fans love this work a lot, since it was possible to make another movie 10 years after the last production. It makes me really happy. This time, we will make it a trilogy so I will continue to give it my all to meet the fans’ expectations.’
Toshiyuki Morikawa as Holland Novak
Slam Dunk – Yohei Mito
One Piece – Enel
‘Eureka is a very popular work, with a lot of history. Thinking about that, I am really thankful to be able to voice Holland. Since it is a movie the fans look forward to a lot, I studied the previous works as well before going to the recording. I am also very thankful for the staff members, who created a comfortable atmosphere and welcomed me warmly in the recording studio. Of course, Holland’s intense character is a charm of this work, but for this trilogy, I think you can re-discover his charm. I am looking forward to Eureka Seven growing and developing together with everyone.’
Michiko Neya – Talho Yuki
New Cutie Honey – Honey Kisaragi
3-gatsu no Lion – Misaki
‘Not only will this work be nostalgic, I am also looking forward to how the new Eureka will feel like. Since this will be a trilogy, let’s see what else we can expect!’
Jurota Kosugi as Charles Beams
Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam – Narration/Henken Bekkener
The Kindaichi Case Files – Isamu Kenmochi
‘I think me and Charles are best friends. To be honest, I want to be a man like him. to love and believe and…
Let’s meet at the cinema! And don’t forget to bring your tissues!!’
Aya Hisakawa as Ray Beams
Space Battleship Yamato 2202: Warriors of Love – Kaoru Niimi
HeartCatch PreCure! – Yuri Tsukikage/Cure Moonlight
‘The setting is different, but she is still a mother who loves Charles from the bottom of her heart and treats Renton like her own son. She is the perfect mother, just like before. I am happy I get to be Ray again after all this time. ♡’
Toru Furuya as Adrock Thurston
Mobile Suit Gundam – Amuro Ray
One Piece – Sabo
‘I became Adrock with his absent mind and wasn’t able to think straight for two days. Things like that only happen if you are perfectly in sync with your character. This is a character that challenges me, so a few days before the recording I started to feel the pressure. Thanks to that I was able to create another legend I can be proud of.’
Anime Movie ‘Eureka Seven: Hi – Evolution 1’
In Japanese cinemas from 16 September 2017
©2017 BONES/Project EUREKA MOVIE