NCM Fathom and Bandai Entertainment – the ones who brought us a special showing of Death Note last year – team up again to debut a one-night showing of Eureka Seven -- Good Night, Sleep Tight, Young Lovers on Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. The nationwide event features the English-dubbed film and an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at its creation at the studio Bones.
The writer of Eureka Seven, Dai Sato, is known for having penned anime greats Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, and Samurai Champloo, to name a few. The Eureka series is comprised of 50 gripping episodes. Kudos to Sato for not dragging it out to a thousand-plus fillers. In Japan, it's known as Psalms of Planets Eureka Seven, and it deftly incorporates music.
As with most mecha anime, this one is a doozey to explain. The central theme focuses on the innocent love of Renton, a teenage boy, and Eureka, a young humanoid. It takes place about 10,000 years after mankind is forced to leave Earth because of a sentient life form that merges with it. They've settled on a rocky planet where the atmosphere contains transparent light particles or "trapar." "Lifting" is a sport where one can surf the trapar on a board – like surfing air waves. Renton's chance meeting with Eureka allows him to meet his lifting idol, Holland, who leads a renegade group called Gekkostate. It changes the course of Renton's life, and he vows to protect Eureka and confront his destiny. The film's set in the middle of the series.
For more info. on the movie, and tickets, visit our Eureka Seven movie page. If you're a big anime fan, do you plan on attending the event dressed up as your favorite character? If so, let us know who!