TL;DR — Anime I Never Finished

This time it’s Eureka Seven (Kōkyōshihen Eureka Sebun, where the first word means symphonic, don’t ask me why). It’s a shounen mecha anime that ran to 40 episodes. I dropped it after three. Twenty-four hundred people rated it 5 out of 5, and only 30 rated it as a 1, so I’m in the minority. It’s just as well that I got out before I had a lot of time invested. I had gotten into the program late, and it turns out that Crunchyroll also dropped it at the end of its run, probably due to licensing requirements.

The “high concept” description might be Evangelion rebellion with mechs on flying surfboards, set on a decayed future Earth. Protagonist is a kid who likes to fly surfboards, has special skills for making mechs work, and is the son of a deceased rebel leader. Gets caught up in the whole fight against an oppressive government thing.

I wasn’t into surfing even back in the Beach Boys era when the music was better, and I have already seen enough Evangelion mechs to last a good while. I won’t miss E7.


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