The official website of the Eureka Seven franchise revealed a new trailer, visual, crew, cast, and opening date of November 26 for the third and final film in the Eureka Seven: Hi – Evolution (Kōkyōshihen Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution) film trilogy Tuesday.
New in the cast is Rina Endō, who plays the new character Iris (seen above), a being born of Scub Coral like Eureka, and possessing the same power to control Scub Coral that Eureka once had. Eureka Thurston (see below) has lost her old abilities and now remains a normal human in military service, tasked with protecting Iris.
The story of the third film takes place 10 years after the end of the previous film’s “Great Unification”, which brought people from the virtual world inside the Scub Coral to the real world. The world population is now divided between the Green Earth, the inhabitants of the Scub Coral world; and the Blue Earth, the people of the real world. Their coexistence is far from peaceful, with many conflicts behind the scenes. Dewey Novak, the military leader of the Green Earth, decides to carry out terrorist attacks to protect himself.
Eureka, hated by the world as a symbol and origin of world division, now works as a leading military agent in the UN’s covert operations agency ACID, still struggling to protect a fragile peace as a form of atonement. Her special mission is to protect Iris, a “new Eureka”, born from Scub Coral like herself, and using her old ability to manipulate her. Although confrontational at first, they come to understand each other’s loneliness. Eureka will have to go above and beyond to ensure the safety of Iris and the world.
Dai Sato no longer writes the film, with the director Tomoki kyoda and Eureka Seven scriptwriter Yuuichi nomura is now collaborating on the script for the film.
Some of the new cast members for the film voice characters of the EUREKA SEPT AO anime or other Eureka Seven media, while most of the rest are entirely new characters. New cast members include:
Yutaka Izubuchi designed the Nirvash Z:
Shoji Kawamori designed the Loveless:
The film was originally scheduled to open in 2019, but was postponed until early summer 2021 and then postponed again to late fall 2021 due to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and its influence on the production schedule.
The Hentai Shinshi Club musical unit and singer-songwriter kojikoji will perform the theme song “Eureka (feat. Kojikoji)” for the film.
The second film, Anemone: Kōkyōshihen Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution (Anemone: Eureka Seven: Hi – Evolution), opened in Japan in November 2018, and it placed 9th in its opening weekend.
The first film opened in September 2017, after making its world debut at Otakon in August 2017. In its first two days, the film grossed around 63 million yen (around US $ 561,137). Funimation screened the film in theaters in the United States in February 2018, with screenings in Japanese with English subtitles, and with a dubbing.
Sources: Eureka Seven: Hi – Evolution anime website, Comic Natalie