Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Eureka Seven Volume 7 |
Actors: Keiji Fujiwara, Miyu Irino, Yasuyuki Kase, Mitsuaki Madono, Masakazu Morita
Director: Masahiko Tokushima
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television, Mystery & Suspense, Anime & Manga, Animation
Eureka SeveN Volume 7 with Artbox, Original Soundtrack II, Manga Vol 5 and T-Shirt
"It's alright to change"
Robert | Tennessee | 12/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As for this box set, the soundtrack is really good as to be expected, and I love my shirt with "skyfish" on the front and a picture of one on the back. The following is a repost of my review on the non-special edition dvd.
This series has been amazing, and I've enjoyed watching every episode so far. This volume begins a new story arc immediately after Renton returns to the Gekko in Episode #26, "Morning Glory".
The action is intense in episodes 27 and 28 when we see the crew of the Gekko take their stand in order to protect Renton and Eureka from Charles and Ray Beams. The dialog in those two episodes also brings out the differences between Charles Beams and Holland as well as the divergence in the choices they made years ago.
In Episode #29, we see Renton and Eureka attempt to keep on moving and interact with the crew in such a way that it keeps people on the ship moving forward. Toward the end, things are mentioned that explain to Renton why things are the way they are and why Gekkostate exists. Even though there isn't any action in #29 or #30, these two episodes display one of the greatest strengths of this series, the incredible dialog and character development.
There's one other point that makes this series really stand out as a whole and the thirtieth episode, "Change of Life", in particular. This is a series with great animation, action, music, dialog, and character development. There's something more however. This is one that will make the viewer think, and may even inspire the viewer. To this end, I will leave the reader of this review with this experience.
Sunday, December 9, 2007 I was responsible for the Communion meditation at church. I had shortened Eureka's quote, "It's alright for you(Nirvash) to change too, just like me." to simply "It's alright to change." That evening I was a little late to the meal preceding the worship service because I had it in mind to watch the last ten minutes of "Change of Life", and then I began typing my Communion meditation. The meditation was centered around the idea that Christianity is a dynamic religion and I detailed scriptural stories that recounted people who were changed by their encounters with Christ, and I mentioned how Christ's sacrifice entailed a very change in the way that people were able to encounter God. I mentioned that when we take Communion we remember the sacrifice that gives us reason to change our lives and that enables us to be changed by the Holy Spirit. What amazed me was the sermon in which the pastor focused on being willing to change and be changed in order to grow in our faith. He and I do not normally cooridinate the sermon and Communion meditation, and we did not that evening. Afterward, he asked me how long that I had worked on the piece for that night, and I admitted that it was the reason I was running a little late getting there for the meal prior to the service. He commented that it doesn't happen often, but sometimes, something happens in a service, and when it does, you just know that you've been impacted by the Holy Spirit. Yes, that night was one of those nights, and it was really cool to see a television series about a girl and her robot play its part.
To recap, Eureka Seven is a rare gem of a television broadcast series regardless of genre, nation of origin, target audience, etc. It has breathtaking scenery and action. The characters are the kind the viewer will identify with and attach to. The dialog and story are heartfelt and can be inspirational. Just remember that it's okay to stand by the ones you love like Renton does, and just remember, that like Eureka and the Nirvash, "It's alright to change.""
War and Peace
Dylan | Pennsylvania, United States | 06/08/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In Eureka Seven Volume 7 you will get four terrific episodes of the show. Specifically, these are episodes 27 to 30. The first two focus on the battle between Charles and Ray Beams, while the other two center on rest and repairs. The episodes can be watched in English or Japanese with english subtitles. If you haven't watched the first 26 episodes of this show, don't expect to understand the following summary:
Now that Renton is back aboard the Gekko, he and Eureka are happy...until Charles and Ray Beams attack. The two vow revenge on Holland and hope to also "save" Renton. Everyone is on edge as the climactic struggle that will either way have tragic results begins.
Holland is able to kill Charles, but is wounded in the battle. Ray escapes leaving a greif stricken Renton at least a bit relieved...until she returns. A second battle sees the end of Ray, but Holland is again injured and needs blood from Renton to be saved. This infuriates Talho because Renton has his sister's blood too. Still, Renton saves Holland.
The pair of Charles and Ray are perhaps two of this show's most tragic characters. Not being able to have children of their own thanks to the Summer of Love, they hoped Renton could fill the gap in their hearts. At least they find peace in death. Renton's reacton to the whole situation is also very emotional. The first two episodes leave you happy that the Gekko triumphed, but it was bitter sweet indeed.
The next episode sees the truth about Eureka revealed. She is in fact a human shaped coralian! The Gekkostate was only formed to protect her. While this revelation is indeed important, this episodes other story steals the show. Dominic visits Axel Thurston and learns about the deep level of kindness humans are sometimes willing to show to complete strangers.
In the last episode, the Gekko and Nirvash are in desperate need of repairs. They head to the Tressior research facility to rest and make repairs. There, Renton meets new acquaintances who knew Eureka, and his grandfather. Most importantly, Eureka and Talho make some changes of life.
Overall four emotional and wonderful episodes of the show. This special edition also comes with manga volume 5, a shirt, a collectible box, and a cd. The price is well worth it and this is a great buy for any anime or Eureka Seven fan."
Correction on Conntents and more
B. Schlein | Nashville, Tennessee | 04/19/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Like the previous collectors sets this will come with the DVD, Artbox, and T-shirt. However, it will also include volume 5 of the Manga and the volume 2 soundtrack (2 disc set). I am really looking forward to this one as it is towards the end of volume 6 and the beginning of volume seven that things start to get really interesting for the remainder of the series."
T. Chester | New Richland, MN USA | 04/11/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm not sure how reliable my source is, but this is the box set that comes with the second CD set. It also comes with the art box, the DVD, and a shirt. Just thought I'd add."