Anime Studio BONES Announces New Eureka Seven Movie Trilogy

Anime Studio BONES Announces New Eureka Seven Movie Trilogy

Anime studio BONES announced today that they will be producing a new film trilogy for the popular franchise, Eureka Seven with the first film opening in Japan this year.

The new trilogy has been titled Kōkyōshihen Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution (Psalms of Planets Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution) and will follow the events of "The First Summer of Love", an event that took place a decade before the original series’ story began. The films will then follow the same storyline originally presented in the first series but with a new, original ending. The trilogy will use completely new voice recordings and animated scenes. Chief Director Tomoki Kyoda will be returning to direct the new movies, along with returning scriptwriter Dai Sato and a large number of other staff members returning to work on the new series entries.

Eureka Seven originally aired in Japan in 2005 and spanned 51 episodes. The series focuses on Renton Thurston, the 14-year-old son of a military researcher who died in order to save the world. Renton dreams of following in the footsteps of a man named Holland Novak, a man famous for lifting, a sport taking place in the sky that’s similar to surfing, using a substance found throughout the sky. After a giant robot called the Nirvash crashes into his home, Renton is thrust into the world of Gekkostate, a renegade military group led by Holland.

In 2009, a movie titled Eureka Seven: Pocketful of Rainbows (English titled Good Night, Sleep Tight, Young Lovers) released. The movie featured the same characters used in the original but told an original story, separate the TV series canon.

A sequel series Eureka Seven: AO was made in 2012. 24 episodes for the series were made along with 2 original animated videos. The story took place after the events of the original and followed a boy named Ao, the son of female protagonist Eureka. No confirmation has been made as to whether any of the new movies will relate to the events of the sequel.