Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution Film Trilogy Announced

In news that totally took me by total surprise, Studio Bones has revealed a new project to revitalize the original Eureka Seven television series as a trilogy of films. The first film, due out later in 2017, is set 10 years before the television series and will depict the ‘First Summer of Love’ that was critical to the original story but never before seen by viewers. The second and third films, due out in 2018 and 2019, will continue the story and depict a new ending for the series.

After my disappointment with the first Eureka Seven film in 2009 and then the later sequel TV series AO in 2012, I have to say any new projects in this franchise leave me with more than a little trepidation; however, the core staff from the original TV series is back (Dai Sato, Kenichi Yoshida, and Tomoki Kyoda) with this new movie trilogy so it seems that Bones is intent on bringing back the magic that made the original story so great.

The new teaser ad, equipped with a new song by Hardfloor, certainly did all it needed to do to get me pumped up about a return trip to Eureka and Renton’s story.


Eureka Seven official site


Kenichi Yoshida’s Awesome 2010 World Cup Pictures Part 2

Straight from his blog, here are few more pictures of the 2010 World Cup as drawn by Eureka Seven and Xam’d: Lost Memories character designer Kenichi Yoshida.

Kenichi Yoshida’s Awesome 2010 World Cup Pictures

Kenichi Yoshida worked for Studio Ghibli from 1990 to 1999 and is a character designer and animator for several animated works such as Eureka Seven and Xam’d: Lost Memories and is also one of my favorite artists. Recently, Yoshida has been updating his personal blog with new pictures that he has been drawing for the 2010 World Cup. I’m posting a few of my favorites below.

Eureka Seven New Year’s Greetings

A few days late, but this is the new year’s greeting card from the artist Kenichi Yoshida who was the character designer for Bounen no Xamdou and Eureka Seven. The card features the two female leads from Eureka Seven — Anemone and Eureka. It’s also the year of the tiger in the Chinese zodiac calender, which is represented by, well, a tiger also featured in the picture.