Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Eureka Seven Complete Collection Vol 1|
Director: Tomoki Kyoda
Genres: Anime & Manga, Animation
Studio: Infinity Resources Inc Release Date: 06/16/2009 Run time: 650 minutes
One of the Greatest Anime Titles of All Time
shivatrance | rehoboth, DE USA | 07/11/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you have never seen Eureka 7 you need to see it, period. If you are a fan of Evangelion, you need to see it, period. If you love crazy mecha action, you need to see it, period.
I'm not kidding. This show has me thinking . . . . dare I even say it. . . that it is even better than my beloved Evangelion. I never thought there would be anything that could ever come along that would make me even suffer a fleeting thought like that but with Eureka 7, my mind has been flooded with that realization. . . . Eureka 7 may be the greatest anime series of all-time.
Now it has to be said, there are a lot of similarities between Eva and Eureka 7, and you can tell that BONES was highly influenced when creating this story by the classic Angel series. How only the "chosen" can pilot the Nirvash (just like the 1st, 2nd and 3rd child in Eva) and there seems at least at the beginning to be another alien race that wants to destroy mankind (like the Angels in Eva) and that the subject of rebirth for mankind (the Third Impact). But Eureka 7 seems to run with these themes and tie them all together with one of the most heart-wrenching love stories I have ever seen. Pure brilliance.
And I have to say that I have watched the series both with the Eng subtitles and with the Eng dub and I have to say the English translation on the dub is great and perhaps delivers an even more moving performance from the voice actors.
I have never teared up more at an anime. Weird. What always got to me was during the English dub at the end of every episode Renton and Eureka would both say in unison "To be continued. . ." but in a way and tone that reflects how the episode ends emotionally. At the end of many episodes they sounded happy, chipper, excited, relieved, worried. . . it really let you know how the characters were feeling.
But what really got to me was the end of episode 47 I think. They had such a sound of hopelessness in their voices like everything was done. . . and then at the end of episode 49 . . . there was only Renton uttering those words. I have never been more emotionally invested in the characters of an anime series in my life and it may be because they reel you in with 50 episodes!
Buy this show.
Eureka Seven: Complete Collection, Vol. 1
M. J. DeZee | Kenosha, WI USA | 07/07/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First of all i would like to state how much of a deal this is. $36 for half of the complete series, that is a deal. Not to mention that all the discs have some pretty sick decals on them.
I actually got this item the day it came out, so the shipping is pretty good. When i got it i was quite surprised that it gave you the option to watch in dubbed because it does not mention that in the details.
I watched all the discs and there is no errors or flaws. If your an E7 fan buy this."
A Decent Series But Not For Many Hard-Core Battle Mecha Fans
Rich | CA | 10/24/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you've seen the series Neon Genesis Evangelion than like a few reviewers have said previously the this series follows that style of story concept heavily throughout the series except for the major difference that these characters are much more entertaining and enjoyable to watch. The series main couple fourteen year old Renton and at least fifteen year old Eureka(Since her true age isn't really revealed) are also enjoyable to watch especially near the beginning as Renton infatuated with Eureka tries to go out of his way to woo her and win over the three young orphan children who see her as their mother and Renton as a threat. The series doesn't rely to much on the mecha battles as much as the gundam series does and takes a more solid step of the overall story of the series and its morals, which while still somewhat confusing in some areas is much more easier to understand than the series NGE was. The audio voice cast for the English and Japanese crew were incredible for this series but the animation is a more love it or hate it scenario depending on your own personal likes of how characters should be drawn, I myself grew to use to how other animators drew characters for series like Full Metal Panic, Gundam Seed/Destiny, and Full Metal Alchemist. The extras are so so with the standard commentaries and trailers but for the price of these complete sets something to look passed, so if you're a fan of the NGE series are just looking for a good anime series with a pretty good storyline thrown into it here's a great pick to look at for your home anime collection..."
The summer of love with mechs on surfboards
lain4ever | Los Angeles, CA | 08/03/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Eureka Seven" is one of the most breathtaking mecha series, even if robot surfing seems a little too cheesy to take seriously.
The sport in this series is called lifting, a form a airboarding. It's all the rage. The main character of "Eureka Seven," 14-year-old Renton Thurston, is hell-bent on become a great lifter, just like his idol, Holland Novak. But all his plans change when a cute blue-haired girl named Eureka crashes her LFO robot into his home. When enemy LFOs attack her robot, Renton is faced with daunting responsibility of saving the girl he loves.
After the battle in the sky, Renton is greeted by Holland with an offer to come aboard his ship, the Gekkostate. This is an offer that Renton cannot refuse, and the start of his new adventures.
"Eureka Seven" is a beautiful masterpiece of flashing colors, liquid-smooth fighting animation and romance. Although it opens like a simple romance, it develops into a hard-edged drama of humongous proportions. Gekkostate is at war with the United Federation Force over the fate of the world, and the battles are emotionally shattering.
For starters, Eureka is as emotionally detached as the Evangelion character, Rei Ayanami. She hides the crushing emotional guilt of killing innocent people. And as much as Holland hides the truth, Renton is bound to discover that Eureka is an emotionally depressed girl who is definitely out of this world. Literally.
Eureka and Renton express extreme angst throughout the series, but their relationship is very compassionate. There's plenty of sadness in the middle of this volume of the collection. However, the characters' constant struggle to help each other through the most difficult times is incredibly heartwarming.
"Eureka Seven" is a series which I can never stop watching. Even when Holland's defensive hold on Eureka tends to overwhelm Gekkostate, Renton is a remarkable character who truly understands what is best for her.
Although the release of the Complete Collection of Eureka Seven is far overdue, the drama and power of "Eureka Seven" is still unmatched. Get it now, while it's still cheap."