Eureka 7 Hi-Evolution Anime Film Previews Hardfloor’s Insert Song in Video
Bandai Visual began streaming a new music video on Friday for the upcoming first Psalms of Planets Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution anime film. The video previews Hardfloor’s insert song “Acperience7_eureka_mix.”
The original Eureka Seven series itself contained numerous references to Hardfloor (including four episodes named after the duo’s “Acperience” tracks) as well as other electronic and house music artists.
Some of the other music the film will feature include Hiroshi Watanabe‘s “Get it by your hands HI-EVO MIX” (a remix of a similarly named track from the original anime), Hiroya Ozaki‘s “Glory Days” theme song, and Naoki Sat?‘s background music.
The first film in the planned trilogy made its worldwide debut at Otakon on August 12. The first film will open in Japan on Saturday, and will also open this fall in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand. Funimation is in charge of the North American release, and Madman Entertainment is in charge of the Australian and New Zealand release. BONES also plans to open the film in other countries “simultaneously.” The second film will open in 2018, and the third film will open in 2019.
Yuko Sanpei, Kaori Nazuka, Kouji Tsujitani, Michiko Neya, Juurouta Kosugi, and Aya Hisakawa are all returning from the original anime as their characters Renton, Eureka, Dewey, Talho, Charles, and Ray, respectively. Toshiyuki Morikawa will play the character Holland in the film, replacing Keiji Fujiwara from the original television anime. (Fujiwara was taking a break from his voice acting activities to undergo medical treatment for an unspecified illness, but revealed in June that he is slowly resuming work.) Tohru Furuya will play Renton’s father Adrock Thurston (pictured below).
Much of the original staff the series is returning for the project, including chief director Tomoki Kyoda, scriptwriter Dai Sato, character designer Kenichi Yoshida, mechanical designer Shoji Kawamori, conceptual designer Kazutaka Miyatake, and designers Shingo Takeba, Yutaka Izubuchi, and Shigeto Koyama. Other returning staff members include character animation director Ayumi Kurashima, special effects director Yasushi Muraki; mechanical animation director Shingo Abe; main animators Hideki Kakita, Shuichi Kaneko, and Ken Ootsuka; background director Kazuo Nagai; color styling Nobuko Mizuta; director of photography Shunya Kimura; sound director Kazuhiro Wakabayashi; and composer Naoki Satō.
New staff members include designer Masatsugu Sait?; character animation director Shigeru Fujita; main animators Kenta Yokoya, Nobuaki Nagano, Shiori Kudo; background direction assistant Y?shi Honj?; and editor Kumiko Sakamoto. (Fujita, Yokoya, Nagano, and Kudo did work on the EUREKA SEVEN AO sequel.)
Bandai Visual describes the story of the trilogy:
Ten years ago, the major earth-shaking “First Summer of Love” event occurred. Renton, who lost his father during the event, now attends the army school of the United Federation of Predgio Towers located in the border town of Bellforest. Because his late father is still praised, Renton feels something is lacking as he continues with his ordinary, boring days. Then one day, Nirvash, the world’s oldest LFO, appears in front of him and a girl named Eureka emerges from the cockpit. This was the beginning of the future of humans and Scub Coral, another intelligent lifeform.
Was this encounter all just a coincidence? Or was it fate? Where will Renton and Eureka’s journey end?
The films will follow The First Summer of Love phenomenon that occurred a decade before the first Eureka Seven series. The anime franchise thus far has hinted at, but never depicted in full, “the beginning of it all.” The films will then have the same basic story as the first Eureka Seven series, but will have an original ending. The trilogy will have completely re-recorded lines, redone footage, and new scenes.