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->''"[[PunctuatedForEmphasis I!]] [[NarmCharm Can!]] [[MeaningfulEcho Fly!]]"''

->''"[[ArcWords Don't beg for things. Do it yourself. Or else you won't get anything.]]"'' [[note]]Japanese Translation: Don't beg for it, earn it. Then it will be granted to you.[[/note]]

'''''Eureka Seven''''' (AKA ''Kōkyōshihen Eureka Sebun'' or ''Psalms of Planets Eureka seveN'') is a 50-episode sci-fi mecha anime first broadcast in Japan from 2005 to 2006 and produced by acclaimed animation Creator/StudioBONES. It was later picked up in the US by Creator/CartoonNetwork's Creator/AdultSwim block. It is currently airing on television on Creator/{{Toonami}}.

The story concerns Renton Thurston, a 14-year old boy leading an uneventful life with his grandfather after losing his father (who was involved in narrowly averting a planetwide catastrophe) and sister (who set out to look for her father, and who Renton regards as a mother figure). His life is changed forever, however, when he meets and falls for Eureka, a mysterious LFO pilot who serves in Gekkostate, an anti-military group under the guise of a counter-cultural commune. The rest of the series focuses on Renton and Eureka's growing relationship and involves general themes of love, acceptance, and the tolls of war. It also involves SkySurfing mecha, [[StarfishAliens super-intelligent alien lifeforms]], [[EvilPlan evil master plans]], more than a few [[MindScrew mind screws]], and more musical references than one can count.

Perhaps most notable for being a sci-fi action show in which the hero's romance is at the very core of the story; none of the usual [[StrangledByTheRedString tacked-on romantic subplots]] or [[LastMinuteHookup sudden end-of-series couplings]] here. The often-bumpy evolution of Renton and Eureka's relationship (along with a couple of others) forms the backbone of the entire plot.

Two VideoGames and two manga series were later made, the games and one series serving as a prequel focusing on other characters (two of which did a split second cameo in the show) and one manga series set in an AlternateUniverse. That one is noticeably darker, with severe damage and death among the main cast, actively malevolent Coralians, and a DownerEnding.

A sort of CompilationMovie premiered in 2009, subtitled ''[[Anime/EurekaSevenPocketFullOfRainbows Pocket Full of Rainbows]]'' in Japan and ''Good Night, Sleep Tight, Young Lovers'' in North America. The movie is set in an AlternateUniverse from the series, but still features most of the main characters.

Shout Outs now have [[ShoutOut/EurekaSeven Their Own Page]]

Oh, and it's pronounced [[ItIsPronouncedTroPAY Eu-Recca, not You-Ree-Kah]]. It kind of sounds like "Erika", but with an accent (especially if you speak English).

A SequelSeries, ''Anime/EurekaSevenAO'', debuted in April 2012.

'''If you want to enjoy the series without spoilers, stop reading NOW. Most spoilers are covered, but a decent amount aren't. Don't even think about going to the ''Anime/EurekaSevenAO'' page either. Administrivia/YouHaveBeenWarned.'''

'''NOTE: Tropes specifically found in ''Anime/EurekaSevenPocketFullOfRainbows'' should go on that page, not this one.'''

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!! ''Eureka Seven'' contains examples of the following tropes:

* AesopAmnesia: Eureka's kids learn at least twice directly, and numerous times by being on the ship, that Renton will do anything to protect her. They completely forget this in the last few episodes and a painful, both for the viewers and for the characters, reeducation takes place.
* AllMenArePerverts: In "Date of Birth", when Renton is caught looking in a porn magazine for advice on how to patch things up with Eureka after a miscommunication regarding her relationship with his father, the other members of the Gekko think that the tension between the two is because Renton has been pressuring Eureka for sex. While the women on the ship counsel Eureka about resisting unwanted advances, the men come to Renton's room with whole stack of porn and start redecorating his room according to instructions in the magazines to make an atmosphere suited to seduction, well, with the exception of Holland, who is NOT amused, with [[HilarityEnsues predictable results.]]
--> [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "RENTON! WHERE THE HELL ARE YOU?!"]]
* AllYourColorsCombined: The "Seven Swell" attack.
* AlmostKiss: In Episode 31, Renton is about to kiss Eureka after a heartwarming moment, but just as he comes close, Eureka senses that the Nirvash is in pain and rushes off.
* AlternateContinuity: The relationship between the anime and the manga.
** Some characters [[spoiler: like Holland's animosity with Renton]] are changed in personality or behavior.
** The symbolism is drastically different [[spoiler: the anime showing lots of color and using heartfelt words like "love" and "emotion" frequently, while the manga has much dark imagery and lots of blood]]
** Certain characters die in the manga that do not in the anime [[spoiler: Dominic for example]].
** Many characters from the anime outright don't appear in the manga [[spoiler: (Lady Sakuya, Master Norb, Ray and Charles, many side characters and one-offs)]] and one video game only character (Ruri) gains a prominent role in the main story line.
** The relationship between Renton's family and the plot changes: [[spoiler: Renton's grandfather Axel helps repair the Nirvash during the story, as well as being its builder. Renton's father Adrock is still a hero, but was also Holland and Dewey's personal mentor who got assassinated by Dewey as opposed to disappearing by stopping the Summer of Love Incident. Diane, Renton's sister, still leaves home and disappears but her relationship with Holland is practically non-existent and her ultimate fate is not revealed.]]
** The Coralians are totally different between each media [[spoiler: the anime points them as noble beings who want to live in peace with the people of the Earth, while the manga shows them as Eldritch Abominations hellbent on devouring planets]]
** The endings are totally different [[spoiler: one very upbeat with a happy ending, the other extremely depressing with a much darker and sadder tone]].
* AlternateUniverse: The beginning of Episode 33, where [[spoiler: they show what it would be like if the cast was on Earth (before the scub came) and surfed instead of lifted]].
* AmazingFreakingGrace: As the fourth ''theme song'', no less.
** Only the beginning of the song, in the show, but the whole first verse of the hymn is used at the end of the full-length version of the song.
* AmbiguousRobots: Most of the flying vehicles.
* AnAesop: While they aren't hammered upon, there are a ton of Aesops to be found, most prevalently WarIsHell and ThePowerOfLove.
* AnimationBump: Episode 49 when [[spoiler:Holland made a Kamikaze attack at Dewey's ship]].
* AnotherCenturysEpisode: The TV series's plot features heavily in ''ACE 3''; TheMovie is set to appear in ''ACE Portable''.
* AntiVillain:
** Anemone and Dominic. The latter barely even qualifies as a villain.
** The Beams, who aside from their AxCrazy behavior regarding Eureka are decent people.
* ArcWords: This show is a breeding ground for arc words. "Coralians", "Great Wall", "Oratorio #8"...
* ArtisticLicensePhysics: The [[spoiler: Limit of Questions]] is actually based on real physics, though stylized. [[spoiler: The implication is that there's such sheer informational density in the Scub Coral biomass that it would cause a black hole, which is scientifically plausible.]]
** HollywoodSkydiving is both present and Averted; on the one hand people have conversations while falling in the climax, but on the other GiantRobotHandsSaveLives is averted in every instance as they match speeds before picking up falling people.
** The revelation in the climax that [[spoiler: the visible world is actually a shell 100 kilometers thick above the actual Earth, made from Scub Coral, also includes atmosphere and sunlight below the ground]]. Justified in that Scub Coral can [[RealityWarper bend reality]].
* AristocratsAreEvil: Dewey, full stop. [[spoiler:[[CainAndAbel Holland]], though, is just a jerk]].
* ArmiesAreEvil
* AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence: [[spoiler:What humans and Coralians should do in order to avoid reaching the Limit of Questions, thereby destroying the universe. Eventually it happens; partially. The Scub Coral split universes; one where humans live and one where they live, and one day they will communicate again.]]
* AttemptedRape: Some punks to drunk Talho in ''Vivid Bit''.
* {{Badass}}: Holland. [[spoiler: In Episode 42, He jumps off from Matthieu's LFO in mid-air, to get to his own, which is hurtling towards the ground. And succeeds at it. Then in the penultimate episode, he takes a good portion of the Ginga by crashing his LFO straight into it and unloading his entire arsenal. Then, gets out and continues on foot]].
** Renton has some very prominent moments of badassery in Nirvash. Any other time though... he's TheChewToy.
* BadassGrandpa: Axel Thurston proves to be a one of the highest order when [[spoiler:he successfully rams an armored transport carrier with a forklift, blows his workshop up to slow down the military, then dashes for (and then,off) a cliff so he can send the customized LFO board for Renton's mecha to him without panicking once.]]
* BattleCouple: Renton and Eureka, obviously. The full potential of their HumongousMecha is only unlocked by ThePowerOfLove. Also, Charles and Ray Beams, Hilda and Mathieu qualify as well, if you ''do'' count them as a couple. There are also couples where one member takes part in combat while the other plays more of a supporting role in the battle: for example, Holland (the front-lines fighter) and Talho (the support).
* BeamSpam: Used with [[{{Roboteching}} homing]] lasers, typically resulting in [[HighSpeedMissileDodge High Speed]] ''[[HighSpeedMissileDodge Laser]]'' [[HighSpeedMissileDodge Dodging]]. Which makes no sense whatsoever, but is [[RuleOfCool freaking awesome.]]
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: {{Subverted}} pretty hard. Eureka gets some nasty-looking scars that last for quite some time. She even gets reasonably self-conscious about them.
* BetaCouple: There are two, really. Talho and Holland. And Anemone and Dominic.
** Subverted since Dominic and Anemone face loads of troubles in their relationship throughout the series, and thus their relationship is more of a parallel to the main pair than a mere BetaCouple. The same may also be said for Holland and Talho. A true BetaCouple from the series would be Moondoggie and Gidget.
* BerserkButton: Renton goes brutally psycho over his opponents at the end of Episode 20 in a deadly combination of his love for Eureka, his hatred towards Holland and frustration with his own immaturity. It does not end well (See Freak Out entry below).
* BewareTheNiceOnes:
** [[spoiler:Charles and Ray]] are kind, loving people, [[spoiler:but are also merciless mercenaries with a grudge against the Gekko and Eureka.]]
** Don't underestimate Renton.
* Literature/TheBible: Is apparently one of the few books that has survived to the year 12000.
* BigBad: Dewey Novak.
* BigNo: Holland does one [[spoiler:after they lose contact with Dominic.]]
* TheBigDamnKiss: Three of them as a matter of fact! The first occurs in Episode 48 between [[spoiler: Dominic and Anemone]] and the other two in the final episode between [[spoiler: Eureka and Renton]]. And did I mention that two of these take place in mid-air?
* BittersweetEnding[=/=]DownerEnding: The manga.
* {{Bishoujo}}: Design aesthetic used for Eureka, Anemone, even Renton's three female classmates/neighbors, lots of minor female characters/extras.
* BlandNameProduct:
** "Smickers" bars, "Bind Aid" bandages, "Rersi" cola and "Yuhoo", among others.
** In Episode 13, there's also a brief sighting of what looks like a Domino's Pizza sign (it's in the background a few moments after a little girl throws a flower pot at Dominic). Since it's so far away, the only noticeable difference is in the dots.
** TheMovie features a printout from [[TheOtherWiki Ryukipedia]].
* BodyHorror: [[spoiler: When Eureka's Coralian features begin to show towards the end of the series, one of the first stages of her transformation included growing ''giant luminescent boils'' growing all over the left side of her body]].
* BreakTheCutie:
** [[SubvertedTrope Heartwarmingly Subverted]]: Renton and Eureka suffer time and time again, until finally, their love for each other surpasses this pain and erases it forever, complete with TrueLovesKiss.
** Anemone is already broken by the time Dominic gets to her, but he's able to bring her back.
* BreatherEpisode: Episode 39, the soccer episode, lampshaded by Master Norb.
* BrokenPedestal: Holland and the rest of the Gekkostate for Renton, who idolized them before joining. Holland particularly, when he beats Renton up and acts like a child. By the end of the series it's clear he respects them immensely, but his view of them is now grounded in reality.
* CainAndAbel: [[spoiler:Holland is Abel and Dewey is Cain.]]
* CallingYourAttacks: Anemone does this occasionally, and Moondoggie calls out names for his shots in the soccer episode. Renton's guilty of this on more than one occasion.
* CaramelldansenVid: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pQl_ze375c Here]].
* CatapultNightmare: Renton wakes up screaming at the start of episode 21, reliving the trauma he underwent at the end of the previous episode.
* CatchPhrase: Renton's "Saiyaku da" ("This sucks") or just plain "Saiyaku" ("sucky"). He eventually stop using it as the series goes on. Not enough for it to continue being his catch phrase anyway.
* CharacterDevelopment: And how!
* ChekhovsGun: A lot of things from early, lighthearted episodes become either important later on, or serve as heart-breaking reminders of when things were happier and come back to bite everyone.
** InUniverse, Holland wonders if he'll ever find a use for the bottle of luminescent yellow liquid that was given to him by Tiptory at Ciudades del Cielo.
* ChekhovsGunman: Gulliver spends most of the series sleeping or lying around, but in Episode 48 he's crucial to bringing Dominic and Anemone together.
* TheChewToy: Renton. He stops being one [[spoiler: after he comes back from Ray and Charles]]. Any misfortune he suffers afterward isn't very intentional, or is equally shared with other people.
* ColorFailure: Happens to Renton occasionally in some of the earlier episodes, mostly when other characters point out things that make it seem like he has no chance with Eureka. The kids give it to him so hard that he emits an ''aura'' that extends out to the scenery around him.
* ComfortFood: At a loss for what else to do in the midst of his HeroicBSOD, Renton eats bag after bag of potato chips in "Runaway".
* ComingOfAgeStory: For Renton.
* ConvenientlyClosePlanet: The Moon at the very last shot.
* CoolShip: The Gekko.
* CrazyConsumption: Anemone and jam. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6dOt5PF-Sk The way she eats it]] is horrifying. And strangely fascinating.
* CreepyChild: [[spoiler:Dewey's Ageha Squad.]]
* CrystalDragonJesus: It's actually more along the lines of Crystal Dragon ''Ardhanarishvara.'' It seems Buddhist, it's actually more along the lines of Hindu.
* CuteAndPsycho: Anemone.
* DarkerAndEdgier: The manga is much darker than the series. The in-depth approach to the war themes and elevated violence pretty much set that. On the other hand, everything is so busy going wrong that the characters are generally a lot nicer.
* DeadManSwitch: [[spoiler:Dewey uses his suicide to attempt to force Anemone or Eureka to become an active nerve cluster and destroy the world.]]
* DefaceOfTheMoon: A normal couple would carve their names surrounded by a heart into a tree. [[spoiler:Renton and Eureka decide to be a little more obvious about it and carve theirs onto the surface of the moon.]]
* DespairEventHorizon:
** [[spoiler:Ray crosses this after Charles's death]], and launches a suicidal attack on the Gekko.
** Anemone reaches this after Dominic leaves.
* DiesWideOpen: [[spoiler:Charles.]]
* DroppedABridgeOnHim: Episode 48 drops one on a [[spoiler: good chunk of humanity]] via shifted leylines and KillSat pieces, apparently targeting people with [[spoiler:Desperation Disease, including William and Martha.]] The specific reason why those people were targeted in particular is never explained.
** [[spoiler: the manga does the same thing by the end]]
* DualityMotif: The Nirvash, in it's third form. For most of it's appearance you can only see its left eye, which is blue (Matching Renton). When it lifts its head to finally show it's right eye, which it had been covering by cocking it's head to the side, you see the eye color is purple (Matching Eureka).
* EmbarrassingMiddleName: William B. Baxter.
* EmpathicWeapon: The Nirvash, though only Eureka can understand it, and [=TheEND=] to some extent.
* EmotionlessGirl: Eureka before [[spoiler:taking the kids in as her own]]. She was still pretty emotionless until she and Renton became closer.
* EmpathyPet: Subverted. Gulliver is stoic, unwieldy, and a general annoyance to everyone but Anemone. He seems to be some sort of [[ArtificialGravity trapar-manipulating]] {{Mon}}. He becomes light enough that Anemone can lift him easily whenever she plays with him, but can also gravitationally weld his fat rear to your bunk if that's where he wishes to nap. He does become more affectionate towards Dominic toward the end of the series, often riding on his shoulder, as Anemone is becoming generally softer and less psychotic. So maybe in that sense the trope is played straight.
* TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt: [[spoiler:The Coralians threaten to negate reality itself by violating physical laws governing thought/space (similar to a black hole, which is a rupture in space/time) should the main node wake up from a self imposed sleep.]]
* EnemyMine: Occurs in Episode 13, in which Renton and Dominic are forced to work together in order to save Eureka and Anemone.
* EpicFail: During their final confrontation, [[spoiler:Dewey goes after Holland with the sword he always keeps at his side. Holland parries with his gun at first, then just dodges, causing Dewey to snap the blade like a twig on the metal floor. He immediately complains about the sword being fake.]]
* EpisodeTitleCard
* EverythingsBetterWithRainbows: The whole series. One of the most memorable scenes from the first season takes place in a sea of ''rainbow clouds''. It's even named just that.
* EvilCounterpart: Anemone, to Eureka. [[spoiler: Subverted in that Anemone's not a Coralian, but rather a drugged-up and experimented human girl who suffers from Desperation Disease. She also performs a last-minute HeelFaceTurn.]]
* EvilPlan: Dewey's plan [[spoiler:to wipe out the Coralians, and humanity with them]].
* ExactTimeToFailure: [[spoiler:The Antibody Coralians can only remain alive for 1246 seconds (20 minutes 46 seconds).]]
* {{Expy}}:
** According to WordOfGod, Stoner intentionally bears a resemblance to Che Guevera, down to the facial hair and the red beret.
** Aside from their fashion sense, Jobs and Woz ''do'' match their inspirations (Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak) pretty well.
* EyesAlwaysShut: Hap and Gonzy, the latter with good reason.
** Subverted by Gonzy in the manga, as he opens his eyes numerous times
* FanDisservice: One of Hap's few prominent scenes in the series was done while Holland was washing his hands and he was sitting on the john. Naked. Which we saw. Also one of the bits of series material they saw fit to reuse in TheMovie.
* FauxlosophicNarration
* FeeFiFauxPas: In Episode 16, Eureka is quiet because she's worried about Renton being a better pilot for Nirvash. Renton tries to get her to talk by bragging about being a better pilot for Nirvash. With Renton only being a kid though, he really has no idea how inconsiderate he was being.
* {{Filler}}: "Join the Future". The only thing even vaguely significant throughout the whole episode is the military press conference shown during very last minute, and even then the viewer probably could have assumed the events that happen there.
* FlightOfRomance: Pretty much anytime Eureka and Renton are piloting the Nirvash.
** Or the time they borrowed the two-person lift board from Talho? (Currently pictured above.)
* {{Foreshadowing}}: A notable example in Episode 17.
-->'''Hilda:''' "When I think of the Nirvash as a female friend, everything falls into place."
** Episode 40,[[spoiler: Renton, Eureka, the children, and Norb go to visit Sakuya. In her antechamber, there is a huge globe of the Earth, surrounded by the dome of the room.]]
* FreakOut: Episode 20. After the events that happened in the mine [[spoiler: resulting in Eureka being covered in scub coral]], Holland takes on a mercenary mission to help, but gets pinned down by enemy fire. Renton runs off with the Nirvash to rescue him. Due to the rising tension between him and Holland over the entire incident, Renton loses it and goes '''[[NoHoldsBarredBeatdown COMPLETELY BERSERK!]]''', taking his frustrations out on an enemy KLF. This eventually causes a hallucination in which Renton thinks a blob overtaking the Nirvash, eventually reflects his own face. It isn't until [[spoiler:he sees the wedding ring on the dismembered arm of the pilot he just killed [[MyGodWhatHaveIDone before he throws up and stops.]]]] Results in Renton's HeroicBSOD and [[spoiler:later him leaving the Gekkostate for a while.]]
* FreefallRomance: Happens more than once. These kids don't seem at all fazed to find themselves skydiving with no parachute. In fact, just falling isn't dangerous enough, so in the [[http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3otgd_koukyoushi-hen-eureka-seven-opening_creation#.UQDdDPL-iSo third opening]] this happens in the middle of a FreeFallFight.
* FreudianExcuse: Ever wonder why Holland acts like a jerk and is emotionally immature? [[spoiler: Dewey Novac is his brother.]] Be very very thankful that he's as stable and well adjusted as he is. His childhood could ''not'' have been fun. It makes things all the more creepy when you realize that [[spoiler: Holland is 10 years younger than Dewey, and that Dewey has a very disturbing penchant for surrounding himself with very young children, at the very least preying on their insecurities to turn them into mindless killers, if not doing... other things to them.]]
* FrickinLaserBeams: ''Homing'' lasers as well as the more conventional goes-in-a-straight-line versions.
** [[JustifiedTrope Justified]] by [[MohsScaleOfSciFiHardness the effects of the Coralian cloud]].
* FunbagAirbag: In the manga, Dominic accidentally walks face first in Ruri's breasts when he walks around a corner.
* FutureMusic: Acid House apparently survived into the future and interstellar travel.
* GaiasVengeance: And a particularly nasty case of it, albeit subverted in the series, [[spoiler:in that the Scub really don't want to hurt humans at all, but the Antibody Coralians are an automated response.]]
** [[spoiler: Played straighter in the manga, where the scub corral are really corral reefs that grew out of control due to human experimentation and purposefully consumed all life on the planet.]]
* GenderReveal: [[spoiler: The Nirvash, despite being referred to as male for entirity of the series, speaks directly to Renton and Eureka in a female voice in the Finale]].
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Talho to Holland. Multiple times. Also to Renton. And to Eureka... Okay, so Talho does this a lot.
* GodWasMyCoPilot: The ending reveals that [[spoiler:Gonzy, the old guy who sits around drinking tea, is actually a Coralian, watching over Eureka and Renton.]]
** [[spoiler: Averted in the manga, where Gonzy was just a former sage, and completely human.]]
* GratuitousEnglish: Tons of LFO and lifting related jargon are in English. Of course, there's also the plain, completely context free English...
-->'''Charles:''' ''"Shōkai shiyō! Itoshi no MY WIFE."''[[note]]Let me introduce you to my darling wife.[[/note]]
* GratuitousSpanish: Ciudades del Cielo, Controlado, Pancha, Yucatan Iglesias... Many of the plot-relevant areas have Spanish names, but numerous places shown on maps throughout the series are properly split among numerous languages including English and from the Eastern Bloc of Europe.
* GroinAttack: In the episode ''Vivid Bit'', Talho kicks an attempted rapist between the legs.
* HappyEnding: For the characters, though the world, city, and technology suffered heavy damage. Averted in the manga.
* HeelFaceTurn: Many characters, including [[spoiler:Anemone, Dominic, and Jurgens's entire crew. And [=TheEND=], complete with it changing color from black to white.]]
* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:[=TheEND=] saves Dominic and Anemone]] from a massive explosion, getting mostly disintegrated in the process.
** [[spoiler: Dominic in the manga]]
* HighSpeedMissileDodge: Absolutely every fight in the series. The KLF missiles are even worse than those seen in {{Macross}}. Well, actually the KLF are very much [[RedShirt cannon fodder]] whatever weapon they employ.
* HomeworldEvacuation: The anime takes place over 10,000 years after Mankind was forced to leave the Earth due to an unintentionally harmful alien life. [[spoiler: [[EarthAllAlong Somewhere along the line, all of Humanity found a new place to settle down, completely forgetting and/or unaware that they just went back to Earth and live on a new surface that was created by the aliens. The real, perfectly inhabitable Earth, lay below the surface.]]]]
** [[spoiler: The upper echelon knew it was Earth, implying they came back because there really was just no where else to go. In the manga however, there is no indication of this, and humanity really was unaware they were on Earth, or at least, Dewey and the Sages hadn't seen fit to tell them before he died.]]
* HomingLasers: The END fires a {{Roboteching}} variant of these.
* HotbloodedSideburns: Charles.
* HumongousMecha: The Nirvash.
* IdiosyncraticEpisodeNaming: Most episodes take their titles from names of songs (usually in electronic music).
** The series creator and head writer, Dai Sato, is a known electronic musician himself, together with his friend [[ShoutOut Kengo Watanabe]][[note]]Yes, Ken-Goh is a homage to him[[/note]], has once managed his own record label.
** It also shares the same ThemeNaming with ''BubblegumCrisis2040'', a series written by Sato's long-time collaborator Chiaki J. Konaka, who also wrote a couple of episodes here. They used [[ThePowerOfRock rock songs]] there, though.
* IdiotBall: While [[spoiler:pounding your own arm with a rock to make it match to your loved ones]] is a pretty romantic thing to do, it is also very stupid and irresponsible to do with no immediate medical support at hand and short on supplies and shelter, Renton...
* ImportantHaircut: Talho and Eureka, at different points. Eureka goes through 3 in the series and 3 in TheMovie. The series haircuts also signify the caterpillar metamorphosis theme.
* InterspeciesRomance: Two, both involving humanoid coralians.
* ItsPersonal: [[spoiler: Ray and Charles Beams]] oppose Gekkostate not merely because of their affiliation with the military, but also because [[spoiler:of resentment toward Eureka, whom they believe to be to blame for Ray's infertility]].
* ItIsPronouncedTroPAY: Eureka and Anemone's names don't have any long vowels. This is mostly a result of Japanese pronunciation guides.
** Strangely, the German dub averts this, going with the classical German "Eu-REH-Kah" pronunciation, but instead putting the emphasis on the first syllable, instead of the middle one. It sounds equally strange, yet somehow more familiar.
* JerkAss: For the first half of the series, the Gekkostate crew is at best apathetic towards Renton, with Holland and Talho getting full on abusive at times. The only solid exception is Eureka. They all take advantage of him, even when he's working his hardest, show barely any appreciation for when he saves their asses with his piloting skills, and the male members send him on a hazing mission that took him way too close to death by yakuza.
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Holland.
** The only thing that separates Holland from being a straight up [[JerkAss complete asshole]] is his desire to stop Dewey's plans and his kindness to Eureka. Other than that, he constantly abuses Renton during the first half of the series until he finally realizes how damaging his actions are to Renton and it takes a while for him to have a good relationship with Talho too.
** He gets called out on it both in-series and in ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ''.
** Talho herself loves to take advantage of Renton just for her own personal amusement early on, but she backs off when Holland starts to abuse him.
* KamehameHadoken: [[spoiler:In Episode 32, when the Nirvash compresses the energy of the Seventh Swell into it's hands, and then fires it and TheEND, blowing it's front armor plating off.]]
* KickTheDog: Holland, would you please stop beating Renton up as stress relief? It's probably not very healthy for him.
* KillAllHumans: [[spoiler: The ultimate intended result of Dewey's plan.]]
** In the manga, [[spoiler:it also applies to the Coralians in general.]]
* KillSat: Oratorio #8 and its movie counterpart, the Hammer of God.
* LineInTheSand: [[spoiler:Jergens to his crew, late in the show]]
* LockedOutOfTheLoop: The first season, where no one bothers to tell Renton about anything that's going on. Sometimes they blame ''him'' for these very problems that he has no knowledge of.
* LoveMartyr: Dominic, for Anemone.
* LoveRedeems: [[spoiler:Anemone]], in a truly epic CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming.
* MacrossMissileMassacre: By ShojiKawamori himself, even.
** In addition to conventional missile massacres, the show also uses this trope with "[[{{Roboteching}} homing]] lasers", complete with HighSpeedMissileDodge.
* MadnessMantra: Episode 28, after [[spoiler: Charles Beams dies, Ray]] spends most of an episode humming [[spoiler:the two-note melody of "Get It By Your Hands"]]. Made even more creepy by the fact that the audience barely sees her, just hears the humming over scenery shots of the rooms she's trashed. It's horribly and heartrendingly clear that she's completely lost it [[spoiler:when we see that she's set the table for herself, Charles and Renton with their three mugs.]]
* MagicSkirt: Talho's first outfit. Both {{averted}} and {{lampshaded}} in one manga chapter, when, after Renton wins a fight for food in Gekkostate, Matthieu effortlessly lifts Eureka's skirt to show him what's underneath and Renton drops his prize.
* MatrixRainingCode: Compac Drives have it when activated, with concrete words showing occasionally such as Eureka, [[spoiler:Sakuya, and Renton.]]
* MeaningfulName:
** The [[PerryBibleFellowship Scub]] Coral, which is, through no fault of its own, the cause of most of the conflict in the series.
** Apparently the Nirvash was just trying to achieve nirvana all along.
* MeaningfulEcho: I CAN FLY!
* {{Meganekko}}: Two of the three of Renton's classmates/neighbors.
* MindRape: [=TheEND's=] Vascud Crisis attack seems to work like this when it was first used, though later uses portray it as more of a WaveMotionGun.
* MindScrew: The Acperience episodes, which all feature [[spoiler:direct telepathic contact with StarfishAliens.]]
* MoralityPet:
** Dominic's kindness to Anemone makes him more sympathetic.
** Gulliver is a literal one by being the subject of Anemone's kindness.
** According to a flashback in one episode, the kids are sort of this for Eureka; [[spoiler:before they came along, she was cold, mechanical, and emotionless, but when she finds three children huddled in the bodies of a surrendering group of people she had just slaughtered, she realizes what she's done and takes them in,]] becoming the quiet, motherly type we become familiar with.
** Eureka, to Holland.
* TheMovie: ''Good Night, Sleep Tight, Young Lovers''.
* MyDeathIsOnlyTheBeginning: [[spoiler:When Dewey kills himself]].
* MyHeroZero: The Nirvash typeZERO.
* MythArc: The entire first half of the series is basically foreshadowing.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: SkySurfing GiantMecha with organic cores that run on ThePowerOfLove and can turn into vehicles.
* NoBiochemicalBarriers: The crew briefly muses on the biological compatibility [[spoiler:of Eureka (human-form Coralian) and Renton (human).]] The resident doctor confirms that there's nothing preventing it.
* NoLovesIntersect: You won't see any full fledged [[LoveTriangle Love Triangles]] (or [[LoveDodecahedron Dodecahedrons]]) in the whole show. It is subtly implied that one of the three of Renton's classmates/neighbors has a crush on Renton, but it never went further than that and he never sees them again after the first episode.
** [[spoiler:Holland/Talho/Eureka]] probably counts, actually. It's just that unlike most anime love triangles this one actually gets a conclusive resolution.
*** [[spoiler:Renton can be added to that equation, too. It's implied that part of the reason Holland is so harsh with him is that both Eureka and Talho have taken a liking for him. He gets jealous when Talho mutters "You've gotta get it together, Renton" in her sleep, and is upset because Eureka chose Renton instead of him.]]
*** [[spoiler:The three kids, especially Maurice, are counted as well since they are constantly obstructing Renton in his quest to get Eureka's love.]]
*** Let's just be clear here: [[spoiler:Maurice ''points a rifle at Renton'' in Episode 45 because he's upset that Eureka isn't giving all her attention to him exclusively.]]
*** What makes this series different, is that [[LoveTriangle Love Triangles]] do exist, but for once it's about the intersection of different types of love obstructing each other. For example, Holland [[spoiler:acts as Eureka's protectorate and effectively maintains a sibling/parental relationship with her]], but he's strongly romantically involved with Talho, who resents [[spoiler:Eureka because Holland uses his devotion to her]] as a way to escape from his responsibilities and relationship with Talho because he has the emotional maturity of a teenager and has no idea how to face an adult relationship with the woman he loves. Then Renton comes into the picture, who makes things more complicated because [[spoiler:suddenly Eureka is investing emotionally in him, making ''Holland'' resent Renton because he is undermining his role]] and... Holland has the emotional maturity of a teenager. Basically, all Love Triangles surrounding Holland can be resolved by Holland growing up and acting like an adult. Which he does... [[FacePalm eventually]].
* NoodleIncident: Nothing about the Summer of Love and why exactly Adroch sacrificed himself is explained directly in the anime. In fact, Adroch himself [[spoiler: never speaks in flashbacks or in the Coralians, unlike Diane.]]
* NothingExcitingEverHappensHere: Renton says as much in the first episode. Then Eureka and her LFO show up...
* NotNowKiddo: Dewey and the Ageha Squad don't take the Gekko State very seriously. Dominic, who does, is shut down by the Ageha Squad in his efforts to warn Dewey about this.
* TheOmniscientCouncilOfVagueness: The highly vague and laughably ineffectual Council of Sages, who don't get much done except hire Dewey [[spoiler:and then die at his hand some twenty-five episodes later]].
** This may be the closest thing to TruthInTelevision (although maybe not intentional) in the series, really [[spoiler:(except the coral aesop)]]. In WWII in {{Romania}}, King Carol the [=II=], in desperation because of his weakness, called upon ex-military commander Antonescu from jail to get the country out of trouble. [[spoiler:Antonescu soon took all of the power in the country, and had the King give up his position and leave the country the same night. His purpose has been deemed by some as suicidal as Dewey's.]]
* OffModel:
** A few scenes in the series and movie.
** Prominent in the third opening, thanks to the position, perspective, and environment of the shots. It might've been intentional, given that it was directed by an animator famous for his fluid movement style and weird deformations of the characters.
** Almost the entirety of "Join the Future".
* OfficialCouple: Several, actually. There's Renton and Eureka, Holland and Talho, Gidget and Moondoggie, and [[spoiler:Dominic and Anemone]], among others.
** OfficialCoupleOrdealSyndrome: Most of the above characters go through this.
* OmnicidalManiac: [[spoiler:Dewey Novak]].
* OnTheNext: "The next episode: [=*episode title*=]"
* OrganTheft: The episode ''Watermelon'' has Gekkostate smuggling some black market organs in order to pay the bills.
* ParentalSubstitute: [[spoiler:Charles and Ray Beams]] serves as this for Renton. [[spoiler:Of course Renton didn't have enough trauma in his life, so they end up dying shortly after he leaves them. While trying to kill Eureka and the crew of the Gekkostate.]]
** Inverted [[spoiler:by Charles and Ray themselves. They happily accept Renton as their own adopted child because Ray is incapable of bearing children.]]
* {{Pirates}}: The basic setting of Eureka Seven can be interchanged with the ocean and not much will change. This makes it easier to see that the Gekkostate is essentially a group of type 2 pirates. Dewey even mentions this when told about the group.
* PoorCommunicationKills: In "Date of Birth", Renton discovers that Eureka knew his father. He's angry and frustrated that she never mentioned that fact. While Eureka discusses the situation with Holland and Talho, Holland concludes that Renton is trying to pressure Eureka into sex (or worse) and runs off to kick his ass.
** Holland doesn't tell Renton anything, and it massively screws them both up. Which, at least, [[JustifiedTrope can be explained]] by him feeling jealous of the attention [[spoiler:Eureka and Talho]] show to Renton.
** Dewey either chooses not to read or is not given Dominic's report on the Nirvash and its pilots. Therefore he assumes [[spoiler: that Eureka doesn't have a partner and will never find one, even though it's actually Renton]]. He therefore lets his guard down at the worst possible time. It's a mistake that costs him dearly.
*** This specifically. Dewey and the Ageha Squad don't take the Gekkostate as a serious threat and only Dominic does.
* PostEpisodeTrailer
* ThePowerOfLove: Arguably the only reason anything gets done in this series. It powers the ''robots'', for God's sake.
** The ''entire'' last episode is this. [[spoiler:They save the freaking ''planet'' with the power of love!]]
* PrecisionGuidedBoomerang
* ProductPlacement: For Pizza-La, a Japanese pizza chain.
* PunctuatedForEmphasis: "I... CAAAAN... '''FLYYYYYYY!!!'''"
* RealRobot: Though it's inferred that they are at least partially organic, the [=LFOs=] other than the typeZERO and [=TheEND=] never express emotions.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Dewey to Holland in Episode 35, immediately followed by a ShutUpHannibal moment.
* RedOniBlueOni: Anemone and Eureka.
* RedShirt: Almost all Moon-Soono (KLF) pilots are sent to die. This actually comes back to bite Gekkostate later when [[spoiler:some of the KLF pilots try to beat Holland up for killing so many of their comrades.]]
* RetailRiot: In the episode ''Vivid Bit'', Hilda gets into a massive brawl in a store having a sale.
* RidiculouslyCuteCritter: Gulliver.
* {{Roboteching}}: Various Homing Laser attacks, but especially [=TheEND=]'s.
* [[SaveTheVillain Save the]] AntiVillain: [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming Episode 48]].
* SchizoTech: It's the future and humans developed advanced, humanoid mechas, hover boards, and [[CoolAirship turbo-charged military ships]] and yet they still drive around in cars from the 1940's, listen to vinyl records, and use non-digital cameras.
** FridgeLogic somewhat justifies it: The hoverboards only work on energy-flows in the same way a surfboard does with water, and are completely useless unless made from a certain material. The humanoid robots are partly organic (and not human-made organic parts either) and have only existed (or at least been used) for a little over a decade. The flying ships use the same mechanics of trapar-surfing that the hoverboards do, and trapar waves aren't always reliable in all areas (ships tend to stay on the ley-lines; i.e., trapar currents in the sky). Hell, all standard-issue [=LFOs=] and [=KLFs=] are able to transform into wheeled vehicle forms for fast transport where trapar waves are weak/absent (goodness knows how this would help them if they lost lift while out at sea). So, cars with wheels. And as for aesthetics? Isn't it obvious that these people have hard-ons for anything antiquated by now?
* SceneryPorn: In every episode and opening/ending theme, expect to see beautifully detailed backdrops. Whether it's the sky, the grass, the cityscape or whatever.
** SceneryGorn: Just like the SceneryPorn, from city ruins to landscapes devastated by the Seven Swell Phenomenon.
*** Also... Warsaw. Yes, we get it. Any place called Warsaw apparently always gets destroyed in the process of ethnic cleansing, you tactless animators!
* SekaikeiGenre
* ShootTheDog: Holland, [[spoiler: when Charles dies. And then again with Ray]].
* ShoutOut: Now with its [[ShoutOut/EurekaSeven own page.]]
* ShownTheirWork: Well to some degree, but the pre-print sheet of the Ray=Out magazine which uses the Pacific State picture has all the correct cut markings, color control fields and signs, the only thing missing was the back cover, because that would be printed on the same sheet, but it might be a preprint of just the cover to look at the composition of parts, which would work.
* SkySurfing
* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: Most of the characters who are still alive at the end of the series grow up and/or change for the better, and the whole story is permeated with the idea that the ThePowerOfLove can accomplish anything. In short: Definitely on the idealistic side.
* TheSociopath: Dewey. [[spoiler:Patricide, genocide, global mass-murder, inhumane human experimentation, political coups, and manipulation of mass media to paint himself as a hero. Possibly paedophilia as well (judging by the Ageha Squad, among other things). He has absolutely no qualms about using, discarding, and killing the majority of the population of the planet for his own needs, including his own brother. And he seems to enjoy it. Yeah, ''Holland'' is definitely the normal one in this family.]]
* SoundtrackDissonance: A scene of Holland beating Renton to wildly inappropriate swelling strings.
** In Episode 43 a high-speed and violent LFO battle fought by Holland is intercut with Dewey [[spoiler:flashing back to when he ''killed his own father'']] during a dance with Anemone at a ball where an upbeat and fast-paced orchestra is playing in the background.
*** The ball itself. Dewey points out that nobody there has any idea that the music the band is "playing" is actually a recording playing through speakers installed in the instruments.
* StarfishAliens: The Scub Coral is a colonial organism that has no means of communication besides fusion of biomass, [[spoiler:eventually (albeit unintentionally) driving humans off of Earth, only to return sometime just under 10,000 years later. It eventually covered the planet and became sentient, realizing what it had done to the inhabitants. It also rose above the surface on pillars, leaving the original features and biology intact. At some point the power of it's thoughts became so greatly concentrated that it essentially created a thought black hole that messed with space-time, and only barely averted losing the entire planet by going dormant (Trapar is literally thought). When humans return, the humanoid Coralians, Sakuya and Eureka, are created as an attempt to interface with humanity]].
** [[spoiler: Though in series it's ambiguous if they're really aliens or some sort of weapon or genetic accident. What is known is that they came from space.]]
* {{Stripperific}}: Talho's clothes. {{Justified|Trope}}, and eventually replaced. How she dressed was actually a literary device to signify that she still refuses to accept her age. She did eventually replace her old clothes alongside with having an ImportantHaircut. Ever since that, she has become more of a mature [[CoolBigSis Big Sis]].
* SuperFunHappyThingOfDoom: The "Summer of Love" was a worldwide catastrophe that was only stopped by the sacrificial efforts of Adroc Thurston. It is feared the "Second Summer of Love" could well mean TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt if it is allowed to happen. [[spoiler:Eventually turns out the "Second Summer of Love" averts this.]]
** The "Joy Division". The use of the name is rather recursively appropriate, as the band ''picked'' that name as a reference to the 1955 novel ''The House of Dolls,'' where the Joy Division was the name for the prostitution wing of a Nazi Concentration camp -- and the Joy Division is in a devastated city named Warsaw.
* VideoGame/SuperRobotWars: ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ Z]]'', with TheMovie appearing in the sequel.
** In fact, FinalBoss battle in ''Z'' incorporates the finale of ''Eureka Seven''.
* TeamMom: Hilda.
* TemptingFate: One early episode had the staff of a military base saying how there was no way the Gekkostate would visit the area...
* ThemeNaming: Pretty much everyone and anything.
** Episodes depicting [[spoiler:direct contact with the Scub Coral]] are named "Acperience".
** There are characters named after characters from surfing lore, 60's beach films, and obscure Japanese novels. Just an example -- [[spoiler:the fake Coralian testing center]] is called (no joke) the ''Joy Division''.
*** Although if one knows the origin of JoyDivision's [[{{Holocaust}} name]] (and indeed, [[DarkerAndEdgier what they actually]] [[GothRock sound like]]), it doesn't seem so ironic.
** The two tech guys on the ship are named [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Inc Jobs and Woz]].
** Ray and Charles Beams: Put their first names together and whose name do you get? Also, lose the "B" and you get [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_and_Ray_Eames Charles and Ray Eames]].
** Many of the [=LFOs=] and [=KLFs=] are named after Roland and Korg synthesizers.
*** The [=LFOs=] and [=KLFs=]are named after two British techno groups, though LFO is pretty much just one person now.
** The series' episodes are named after various electronica songs.
* ThoseTwoGuys: More like Those Three Girls who were Renton's classmates.
* TitleDrop and VisualPun: In the soccer episode, Eureka wears number 7.
* TransformingMecha: Since the mechs in this series achieve flight by riding waves of energy in the sky they have no control over, almost all of them are capable of transforming into wheeled vehicle modes for land transportation where the waves are too weak to support them. A lucky few still have usable weapons in this state, most prominently Holland's Terminus typeR909. The Nirvash Spec2 can even step up the game by turning into a fighter jet! The only humanoid mechs which don't seem able to transform are the [=TheEND=], the Devilfish, and the Beams's Spearhead SH-101's.[[spoiler:and the Nirvash Spec3.]]
* TrueCompanions: The crew of the Gekko.
* {{Tsundere}}: Talho for Holland. [[spoiler: Anemone for Dominic.]]
** Holland is guilty of being a cross between {{Tsundere}} and SugarAndIcePersonality over Talho for a huge chunk of the series, to the point where she is horribly insecure of their relationship because she has no idea that he actually loves her. He gets better, though. After he [[PoorCommunicationKills learns to communicate like an adult]].
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: That's what the show looks like, [[spoiler:although it's set ''10,000 years'' into the future.]]
* {{Tykebomb}}: Anemone [[spoiler:and the Ageha Squad.]]
* WaveMotionGun: The ultimate attack of [[spoiler:the Nirvash typeZERO Spec3, which takes out a virtual wall of Antibody Coralians with one shot.]] It's not that it ''looked like'' the [[{{Gunbuster}} Buster Beam]]. That thing '''was''' the Buster Beam.
** Also, [=TheEND's=] Vascud Crisis weapon.
* WaveMotionTuningFork: Oratorio #8
* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman: [[spoiler:Eureka, because she's a humanoid Coralian. She has emotions, thoughts, and the anatomy of a human, but she is a Coralian. Anemone as well, because she was a human who was genetically modified into a Coralian.]]
* WordSaladTitle: See the show's full Japanese title, as noted above.
* YouCanPanicNow: Dewey uses the fear of a Coralian attack and the StrawmanNewsMedia to [[spoiler:gain public support and topple the government]].
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: [[spoiler: Anemone comes to this conclusion about herself after Dewey tells her his ultimate plans. She still willingly participates in Dewey's final operation, but at that point she has the mindset that she doesn't care if she doesn't come back alive.]]
* YouKillItYouBoughtIt: [[spoiler:Eureka and her kids. After killing their parents, she takes the kids in and raises them.]]

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