The very first of the trilogy, Psalms of Planet Eureka Seven: Hi-Evolution 1, is going to be launched in Japan on September 16, to memorialize its release, three huge anime magazines in japan, Newtype, Animage, and Animedia, for the first time ever co-hosted a special screening affair on September 8 at Akihabara UDX Theater in Tokyo, called Our Dear Eureka!: Collaboration Screening by 3 Anime magazines. It is fantastic to check out them team up like this, since the three magazines tend to be rivals in the anime-related publishing sector.
Following screening, they welcomed chief director Kyoda Tomoki together with anime critic Fujitsu Ryouta as speakers on stage. They with excitement discussed the new story of Eureka and Renton in Q&A session with Fujitsu asking questions and Kyouda responding to them.
To begin with, Fujitsu asked what it is like to be busy running around doing promotions for the films every time he could. Kyouda answered, "To be honest, I couldn't imagine I truly had to go to such lengths (laugh). I have just came back from Osaka today and rushed here for this. I had never done such a work (like promotions, screening events along with talks) before... I'm fairly astounded that there is a lot of work to undertake."
As being the screening was co-hosted by three huge anime magazines in connections, Fujitsu asked which magazine was Kyouda's most loved. Kyouda rapidly said "Animec (an old anime magazine released from 1978 to 1987)," together with remembered his days saying nostalgically, "Back then, there were zero front covers drawn on cells."
The brand new trilogy is focused on Renton. Fujitsu asked if the 14-year-old Renton referred to in the film reflects Kyouda's mindset. "Generally I find myself far-away from Renton. There could be some insights of my ideas at an spontaneous level. I make an attempt to imagine how I would have responded if I were a junior high school student," Kyouda said.
Concerning their dedication to the new films, Kyouda said, "We didn't hold the aged materials left for the old TV series, and we had to reproduce dialogues and background art from the start to recreate the old scenes. So, I chosen to add further details such as eye level movements, too." He spelled out, "Renton in this film isn't someone new fur use, but similar to ourselves in earlier times whom our present self can be looking back upon."