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Eureka 7

Posted on: August 23rd, 2013 by kelsey No Comments

Title: Eureka 7
Genre: Action/Romance
Series: 50 episodes
Date: 17 Apr 2005 – Apr 2006

Synopsis: Renton Thurston is the son of a missing hero. He lives in a town devoid of anything exciting with his Grandfather – that is until a girl named Eureka crashes her robot into his Grandfather’s mechanic shop. The story begins as Renton and Eureka go off on an adventure with the outlaws “Gecko state.”

Eureka 7 is so emotionally confusing to me. It has huge flaws yet it will go down as one of the most enjoyable and memorable animus I’ve ever ever watched. It has all of the characteristics I look for in a strong anime – action, romance, adventure, humor, inside jokes, beautiful animation and awesome setting. However it also has a main character who cries more than Sakura (Naruto) and a bad guy who leaves you saying “WTF?”

The underlying themes in Eureka 7 are common ones but incredibly well illustrated. However the story itself is a bit different in that it leaves huge gaping holes of unexplained ideas. This is the same for the characters. Eureka 7 starts off with you falling in love with each character and the depth and uniqueness. However as the anime goes on, there are some large and noticeable flaws – one being that Renton is so wimpy.  In a story where the survivability of the world is left up to a teenager who cries after missing a pass in soccer – this is just simply annoying.

Despite the problems with Eureka 7, the animation is enough to carry you through to the end. The superb music only adds to the high marks and memorability that this anime leaves you with.  On a side note the symbolism and cultural reference is absolutely incredible. Eureka herself is named after Archimede’s famous exclamation (meaning great discovery); “Stoner” a very chill pacifist (no explanation required) and my favorite “Maurice, Maeter and Linck” which put together spells, Maurice Maeterlinck, who is a prize winning writer who wrote almost only about death.

Eureka 7 is an absolutely masterpiece despite its numerous flaws. It’s going to keep you entertained and even enthralled while watching.

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