Eureka Seven

Season 1 Episode 1

Blue Monday

9
Aired Sunday 1:00 AM Apr 15, 2006 on Adult Swim
9.1
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Renton Thurston is a 14-year-old boy, who leads a normal, yet boring and uninteresting life with his grandfather mechanic Axel Thurston at a backwash town. One day, a mysterious mecha LFO (Light Finding Operation) referred to as the Nirvash typeZERO crashes on their house, the pilot is the most beautiful girl Renton has ever seen. But the next day, her arrival has attracted much of the United Federation Forcesand there KLF's (Kraft Light Finders). She is forced to stop them at any cost. Renton, however, makes the most life-changing decision in his life. Will he make it, and will he get the Amita Drive to the pilot of the Nirvash?moreless

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  • The start of Renton Thurston's transformation from a dull, boring child to a true hero. Overall, this first episode could have been better.

    9.2
    While I completely love "Eureka Seven", the first episode could have been better. It is true that it is always hard to find a way to start any form of story,and that the audience must be able to both be interested and know the foundations for the tale. I agree that this first episode did an overall good job of explaining Renton's views of life, the fact that Holland has some past issue with Axel, and that Eureka is rather on the strange side. The fact that Renton threw himself off the cliff to deliver the Amita Drive and his timidness towards Eureka does an excellent job at establishing the affection he holds towards Eureka which will later turn to true love. What I think may have been missing is perhaps more action (yes, I know that we do see some and the way the lfos fight near the end) and perhaps deeper meaning into what the characters were saying/thinking. Times such as when Axel delivers the Amita Drive to Renton and others lack explanation. However, as that is the first episode, we can't expect much but a broad overview of things to come. Overall it was a beautiful first episode that did a good job of establishing foundations for later adventures. It may have been missing an extremely small portion of things, but is nonetheless spectacular.moreless
  • not very satisfying.

    6.4
    Genrealy the first episode in series has several jobs to do. The first being to capture the viewers attention, which this has clearly done by the end of the closing sequence. Secondly give the viewer enough information to establish the scene and setting. I have to say this episode attempts to do that by introducing a few key elements without boring the audience with deep explanations or details. However, it could have been done better with some clever writing and formatting of events. Although the basis is understandable a lot of the concept is lost and left for the viewer to grasp, allowing for undesireable moments of confusion. Finaly the third job of a series premier is to show the audience something new and at the same time give them something to look forward to. In this tale we learn about the central theme rather quickly and randomaticaly. The first sequence immediately pulls us in without hesitation. An action sequence starts things off in such a manner that would have the casual fan on the edge of their seat. The main character is presented as your typical adolescent misguided ambitious but ignorant about the world. The enthusiasm displayed from this boy soon becomes exaggerated and annoying. Other characters are quite the contrast in personality offering some variety but nothing short of extreme. For instance Grandpa is extremely cranky, as such the stereotype. The story moves along swiftly from one moment to the next as the 2 groups of characters soon intertwine. I don’t believe this episode delivers enough entertainment to carry the veiwer to a point of solid interest. The anticipation level for episode 2 is rather low and therefore I have to say this episode was not all together very satisfying. However for the more avid fan, this show might end up being more worth while than the beginning demonstrates. I just don’t see a lot of potential here.moreless
  • The first episode was done in a very good way, giving the first glimpse into a show is always important, and this shows first was promising for the rest of the series.moreless

    8.3
    I am a huge anime fan and I have seen many different shows before. This first episode of Eureka Seven was pretty good in my opinion. I do think that the whole "my life is boring" thing was a little overplayed. Still this show starts off with a very solid, and promising first episode. It got me excited about what was going to happen throughout this series.
  • As much fun as this episode was, it very average. I\'ve seen every episode AIRED on [adult swim] so far, looking back to this one, it wasn\'t as \"epic\" as other reviewers like to make it out to.moreless

    6.9
    As I said in my summary, I\'ve seen every episode aired (on [adult swim] of course, No fan sub Sh**). That should give a hint that I\'m pretty big fan of the series. Recently I\'ve decided to check out the first episode on DVD and I have to say that it wasn\'t as entertaining as I thought it would be.



    The acting for the english version is just great. Every character sounds like how you expect them to sound like. I would say the opposite about the Japanese version. They have the acting down but none of them sound like meant for that character. Also reading from some of the subtitles, the english dubbing seems to use different wordings from the translated from Japanese subtitles, its actually sounds like its been improved. Some anime dubbing just directly translate from Japanese and often times it sounds very originally (or somewhere along those lines) when they do it that way. But in Eureka Seven, translated it and put it words that we would understand but still stick with originally about.



    But as awesome as the english dub is, the animation is great, and the characters too; this episode just didn\'t held interest as much as I wanted to. It just seems average to me but its kind of important because its the first episode. The best way can I explain it is that its a lot like History class. Its important that you know this but your not exactly going to fun. Though it is pretty cool that main character, Renton, is just a regular kid who likes surfing...in the sky. He\'s not a ninja or anything like that, he\'s just like skater kid who idolizes Tony hawk except he\'s more like a sky surfer and he looks up to a really famous lifter (its called that in the show) who\'s a criminal too. If you think you\'ll enjoy seeing this kid who you can relate to then go ahead and watch this episode otherwise its pretty average.



    Again, I\'ve already seen up to the latest episode that adult swim is airing, so take my comments with a grain of salt. I would much rather watch the next new episode then come back to see the first one. Then again, that should give another hint. That this show my start out pretty average but if you stick with it you will be hooked and you won\'t be sorry about it.moreless
  • THE BEGINNING OF A GREAT ANIME SERIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    10
    This episodes start off with Flying gundams or mech basically and if your into gundams you\\\'ll love this series. This robots are called LFO\\\'s and the first one ever found was called the Nirvash.........But before i go any further before you watch any more of these episodes I have to tell you that the American version of this anime doesnt give justice to this anime series. If you really like the series so far go and download the rest of the 50 episodes on www.youtube.com. This site is a place where you can download all of you favorite anime or cartoons. THIS SHOW is amazing and has all the intruiging things to a great anime such as war, romance, and an end of the world sanrio.... Now go Download The Episodes!!!! fast cause this is an anime you just cant miss!!!moreless

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  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (7)

    • Shop Dealer: Listen, I'm telling you. There's no way you can do it.
      Renton: Hey, don't say that to me. I'm a smart young man with a bright future, you know.

    • Renton: Fourteen years have passed since I was born. It's already been fourteen years. It's been fourteen years since I was born, and nothing exciting has happened to me. But, then again, I don't get the feeling that anything ever will happen. My life just sucks!

    • (Eureka leaves; Renton starts talking to himself)
      Renton: Sis, this is amazing. She's the ideal girl that doesn't think the things that I say are strange. (blushes) Sure she's a little weird, but she's so worried about having trashed my room that she wants to use a flamethrower to burn... burn... BURN?!
      (explosion; Renton heads up to check what Eureka is up to)
      Renton: Wha-wha-wha-what exactly do you think you are doing?!
      Eureka: A funeral.
      Renton: A funeral?! But nobody here has died. Wait a minute! There are still some things that I can use in there - (tries to put out fire by stomping) HOT!! Oh no, my clies are being sent to heaven! My clies! My clies! (Renton cries; Eureka smiles at him)

    • Renton: I understand. You're more worried about what's gonna happen to you after you retire than you are about what I wanna do with my life, Grandpa! Well, don't worry about it! I'm gonna make tons of money and make sure to put you in a nice retirement home!

    • Dominic: Why did you fire?
      Jurgens: What do you mean why did I fire? I don't think we were ordered to protect typeZERO, were we?
      Dominic: As a member of the Intelligence Bureau, I cannot let this pass.
      Jurgens: Are you saying we should bring even more shame upon ourselves?
      Dominic: That's not what I...
      Jurgens: Watch your mouth, information officer Dominic. Up in the sky, orders from airforce officers are given higher priority. Didn't you learn that in cadet school?
      Dominic: (turns away; quietly) Imbecile.

    • Talho: Holland, did you copy that?
      Holland: I don't want to go.
      Talho: What? What are you talking about? You're the one who suddenly announced you were going to Bellforest. That's why everyone tagged along.
      Holland: Yeah, yeah. Fine. Fine, I'll go already. (looks out window) Geez, what a Monday.

    • Stoner: In other words, that which we call memory in no way exists all on its own, which means it is inexorably connected to the environment surrounding it. Do you know who it was who said that, Matthieu?
      Matthieu: I have no clue.
      Stoner: Man, you are really uneducated. I said it.

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