The entire anime is an allegory for smoking.As partially explained in this comic, lifting is an allegory for smoking. Renton wanted to be cool and smoke like all the cool people he read in the magazines but no one in his town was really that into smoking. Eureka is a metaphor for peer pressure, as she is the one who leads Renton into Gekkostate. Gekkostate, in this interpretation, is a major tobacco company that produces pro-smoking propaganda in the form of ray=out. LF Os are cigarette filters and battles between them are symbolic for gang wars. As well, when Eureka falls ill and is covered in a layer of scub coral, she is actually diagnosed with lung cancer but goes into remission. When her coralian features begin to show towards the end of the series, it is the cancer making a reappearance.
The above WMG is true, but it's all taking place inside Renton's head.Eureka is really a symbol for an I Wished You Were Dead. He thinks her transformation is beautiful because it was what he really wanted, but earlier he was overcome with guilt over his wish starting to come true.
It takes place after Neon Genesis EvangelionAnd not just because all anime are somehow related to Eva. After the events of End of Evangelion (using the interpretation that mostly everyone lived and Shinji and Asuka were just the only ones on the beach), the Coralian came into being. Mass-production-like Evas were used to fight it off, but failed miserably, becoming entombed. Humanity fled to the stars in a WALL-E-style escape, and then returned much later. Most of history was erased, with the exception that the Novak family kept very detailed records. Upon landing, the Vodarac took up a form of land-worship as opposed to... whatever the main religion of the settlers was.
It's an allegory for Vietnam.Gekkostate are the hippies. Dewey and the federation are the U.S. Armed forces. the Coralians are the VC. Dewey's "Orange" superweapon is a reference to Agent Orange, a chemical Defoliant used in the war. Brings a whole new meaning to the phrase "Charlie don't surf."
The Movie is a Fix Fic written by Renton.In the movie, Renton is portrayed as being closer to Eureka from the beginning, and having more respect for his piloting skills. Simultaneously, the crew of Gekkostate are shown as being selfish and immature. The whole setting seems like revenge against them for their neglect of him.
The reuse of series footage in the movie is intentional.Considering how a major theme of the Eureka Seven movie is about "rebirth" and "creating your own story" (e.g. Anemone's subplot, the movie's ending theme being titled "Storywriter"), it can be argued that the movie itself is a Subversion of the standard Clip Show movie, inviting you to draw parallels with the series:
The two kids seen on the cover for the last dvd are Renton's and Eureka's
Eureka IS a Voyager Probe.
You could exchange the name 'Coralian' for 'Black People' and experience little to no change in Dialogue
The series was an attempt to make "Colorless green ideas sleep furiously" into a series.The sentence was created by Noam Chomsky in 1957 to be grammatically correct but completely nonsensical in meaning. Since then, people have attempted to prove Chomsky wrong by putting them in context. Eureka Seven, however, takes the sentence and makes a whole series out of it, describing the Scub Coral, who furiously sleep to hold back the Limit of Questions, and their colorless green ideas, the Trapar Waves.
Anemone's actions and drug habits before battle are comparable to doing a line of coke.Think about it! She doesn't seem to need it, is kinda depressed without it, gets crazier on it, experiences a boost of energy and will to fight after it. in the end, when she realizes her feelings for dominic, she needs and wants less of it.
The process of converting humans into artificial Coralians isn't as cruel as it seems.Yes, it nearly always kills the patient, but it is the only known treatment for Desperation Disease. Everyone knows it's a long-shot, but the alternative is just watching as the patient degenerates.
Renton is WALL•E
Some group of really obsessed people might make a religion or cult out of this showAnd they'll shill the heck out of this love and harmony idea.