14-year-old Renton joins the rebel GekkoState ship, co-pilots the TypeZero with the mysterious Eureka, and unknowingly becomes part of a grand scheme.
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Series cast summary:
Yûko Sanpei ...
 Renton Thurston / ... (50 episodes, 2005-2006)
Keiji Fujiwara ...
 Holland Novak (50 episodes, 2005-2006)
Kaori Nazuka ...
 Eureka (50 episodes, 2005-2006)
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 Renton Thurston (50 episodes, 2005-2006)
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 Eureka (50 episodes, 2005-2006)
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 Talho Yuki / ... (50 episodes, 2005-2006)
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 Holland Novak / ... (49 episodes, 2005-2006)
Michiko Neya ...
 Talho Yuki / ... (48 episodes, 2005-2006)
Fumie Mizusawa ...
 Gidget / ... (44 episodes, 2005-2006)
Eriko Kigawa ...
 Maeter / ... (44 episodes, 2005-2006)
Taro Yamaguchi ...
 Hap (40 episodes, 2005-2006)
Akio Nakamura ...
 Matthieu (36 episodes, 2005-2006)
Dave Mallow ...
 Jobs / ... (36 episodes, 2005-2006)
Yasunori Matsumoto ...
 Stoner (33 episodes, 2005-2006)
Tony Oliver ...
 Hap / ... (32 episodes, 2005-2006)
Mayumi Asano ...
 Hilda (30 episodes, 2005-2006)
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 Mischa / ... (29 episodes, 2005-2006)
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 Moondoggie (28 episodes, 2005-2006)
Tamio Ôki ...
 Ken-Goh / ... (28 episodes, 2005-2006)
Yôko Soumi ...
 Mischa (28 episodes, 2005-2006)
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 Matthieu / ... (28 episodes, 2005-2006)
Peggy O'Neal ...
 Maeter / ... (28 episodes, 2005-2006)
Yûichi Nagashima ...
 Woz (27 episodes, 2005-2006)
Shigenori Yamazaki ...
 Dominic Sorel / ... (27 episodes, 2005-2006)
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 Stoner / ... (26 episodes, 2005-2006)
Jessica Straus ...
 Gidget (25 episodes, 2005-2006)
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 Woz / ... (24 episodes, 2005-2006)
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 Hilda / ... (24 episodes, 2005-2006)
Peter Doyle ...
 Dominic Sorel / ... (24 episodes, 2005-2006)
Kôji Tsujitani ...
 Dewey Novak / ... (22 episodes, 2005-2006)
Steve Staley ...
 Moondoggie / ... (22 episodes, 2005-2006)
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 Dewey Novak / ... (21 episodes, 2005-2006)
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Renton Thurston is a 14-year-old boy who lived with his mechanic grandfather in a backwater town. Every day he dreamed of being with the mercenary "Light Finding Operation (LFO)" aircraft pilot group "Gekkostate" and riding "Trapar" particle waves-- a sport called "Riffing"-- with their charismatic leader Holland, especially when faced with his father's acclaimed past or his grandfather's desire to protect him. When a young girl named Eureka riding the original LFO, the "Nirvash typeZERO", asks his grandfather for a tune-up, she inadvertently brings the attention of the military to the garage; as a result, the garage is destroyed and Renton is forced to deliver a new type of interface-- the "Amita Drive"-- to the Nirvash. After a heated fight in which the Nirvash destroys the military LFOs by unleashing an immense amount of power, Renton is invited into Gekkostate. However, he quickly realizes that behind the facade of a traveling group of mercenaries is a very bitter reality. Written by Anime News Network

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Fourth opening theme (episodes #40-49)
Performed by NIRGILIS
Music by Minoru Kurihara, Acchu Iwata, and Kôki Itô
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Arrangement by NIRGILIS
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A perfect fairy tale...
29 September 2006 | by (Texas, United States) – See all my reviews

I can't speak highly enough of Eureka Seven. Of the little TV I have time to watch, it's at the top of the list. There's something about the crafting of the characters that draws you in slowly and effortlessly. I started watching the show because of the high quality of the animation; now I'm completely hooked because I care about people in the story. And that's part of what is so beautiful about the series – the characters do become people, people you start to care about and want to see again. Like all good anime (Cowboy Bebop, Gunslinger Girls, Ghost in the Shell) and all good stories, the characters grow and define themselves, and that journey sucks you in and leaves you wanting more.

If you look around at reviews, you will see criticisms of the series – most of these boil down to "not enough robot battles", or too wishy-washy with adolescent love, or some other pick at one of the many minor themes. These jabs all miss the point though. The story is really about love and family. We are reminded of how difficult love and family can be, how they change and define us, and how very much they are worth all of that effort.

I'll wrap this comment up before I get too sappy. Just watch Eureka Seven. I can honestly say it is my favorite story in years. It's a fairy tale, but sometimes we need fairy tales to help us make sense of the world.


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