Get ready to make the the Hi-Evolution this February!
Earlier today, Funimation announced that they will give Eureka Seven: Hi – Evolution a theatrical run in the United States. The film will screen in both English-dubbed and subtitled Japanese formats in February 2018. As of press time, showtimes are planned for February 5 and 7.
Funimation streamed a 30-second teaser for the movie, which you can check out below:
Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution is an alternate retelling of the Eureka Seven anime. The first film was helmed by Hisatoshi Shimizu at Bones, with Tomoki Kyoda (Eureka Seven – good night, sleep tight, young lovers, Eureka Seven AO) serving as chief director. Kenichi Yoshida (Eureka Seven – good night, sleep tight, young lovers, Overman King Gainer) provided character designs for the project, while Dai Sato (Eureka Seven, Freedom) wrote the screenplay.
The first Eureka Seven: Hi – Evolution film made its début at Otakon 2017, on August 12. The feature opened in Japanese theaters a month later on September 16.
Funimation describes the first film as:
Ride the trapars and take to the skies once more! The revolutionary mecha anime from studio Bones returns for the first movie in a high-flying trilogy. It all begins with the story that was left untold—the earth-shattering incident where Renton’s father disappeared. With the mysterious pilot Eureka by his side, only Adroc Thurston could undo his own mistake, sparking the event that changed everything and earned him the title of a hero. Now, ten years later, Eureka lies in critical condition as Renton leaves the crew of the Gekko. But when he finds himself in the care of his father’s old friends, he has a choice to make. Either stay with the loving family he’s always wanted, or earn the love he seeks.
Source: Funimation Blog