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Review: Eureka Seven


Plot Summary: 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 “reffing”– 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.
This is one of the best animes I have seen in a while, it has a great story line and your never left bored from the anime. The last 13 episodes of the series kept flying through, I really wanted to keep watching non-stop during the end of the series. Its one amazing story about Renton who doesnt know what he got himself into. You get pulled in more and more into the reality of the war and its affects on the people, and trying to figure out what exactly is going on in their world, lots of things happening in the background, but Renton has to believe in himself, Eureka (the main female character), and Nirvash (the Mecha) to come through in all the cases. There is comedy, drama, and a hell of a lot of entertainment in this anime. It is not just a mecha based anime, there is alot of character development and you get tied into their lives and pulled into the whole story, once the ball gets rolling it only keeps going faster down the hill. This anime is extremely enjoyable and I recommend it for anyone who likes anime to watch it.