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Takeru, a rebellious boy sentenced to community service outside Eden's dome after an accident in a quasi-legal motor-vehicle race, witnesses something crash on the moon's surface. Among the wreckage, he finds a photograph of a young girl and a bunch of children, with a message written on the back saying that "We are safe. Is anybody out there?". Takeru becomes obsessed with the girl, and eventually realizes that the pictures were taken on Earth, despite Eden's ruling council insisting that the Earth is still a wasteland. Takeru decides to go to Earth himself, at any cost.

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Takeru, a rebellious boy sentenced to community service outside Eden's dome after an accident in a quasi-legal motor-vehicle race, witnesses something crash on the moon's surface. Among the wreckage, he finds a photograph of a young girl and a bunch of children, with a message written on the back saying that "We are safe. Is anybody out there?". there?".

Takeru becomes obsessed with the girl, and eventually realizes that the pictures were taken on Earth, despite Eden's ruling council insisting that the Earth is still a wasteland. Takeru decides to go to Earth himself, at any cost.


* RecycledInSpace: There are very definite plot parallels to ''[[Film/BenHur1959 Ben-Hur]]'', ''Film/TheTenCommandments'', and especially ''Film/LogansRun''.


* MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness: 5.5) [[Mohs/SpeculativeScience Futurology]].


* RecycledInSpace: There are very definite plot parallels to ''Film/BenHur'', ''Film/TheTenCommandments'', and especially ''Film/LogansRun''.

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* RecycledInSpace: There are very definite plot parallels to ''Film/BenHur'', ''[[Film/BenHur1959 Ben-Hur]]'', ''Film/TheTenCommandments'', and especially ''Film/LogansRun''.


* {{Adorkable}}: Takeru, all the way through episode 6.


** Takeru's time on Earth can be seen as parallel to Moses' time in the desert (see also ''Disney/TheLionKing''). Furthermore, if Takeru is Moses, then [[spoiler: Kazuma]] is Rameses.
** Likewise, Takeru's [[Disney/{{Pocahontas}} arrival from a distant world and subsequent romance with a Native American girl]].

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** Takeru's time on Earth can be seen as parallel to Moses' time in the desert (see also ''Disney/TheLionKing'').''WesternAnimation/TheLionKing1994''). Furthermore, if Takeru is Moses, then [[spoiler: Kazuma]] is Rameses.
** Likewise, Takeru's [[Disney/{{Pocahontas}} [[WesternAnimation/{{Pocahontas}} arrival from a distant world and subsequent romance with a Native American girl]].


* ArcWords: "Freedom" -- besides the obvious meaning, it's used as a ShoutOut to NASA's Freedom 7[[note]]Alan Shepard's Mercury capsule used for the United States' first manned space mission[[/note]]. It also becomes significant as [[spoiler:the name for the crews of the post-apocalyptic Apollo missions and the mothballed Mars colony ships hidden within Eden colony.]] Similarly, "Apollo".

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* ArcWords: "Freedom" -- besides the obvious meaning, it's used as a ShoutOut to NASA's Freedom 7[[note]]Alan Shepard's Mercury capsule used for the United States' first manned space mission[[/note]]. It Alan also controls "Freedom Sector", an OutlawTown within Eden that hosts those who can't or won't fit into normal society. The word also becomes significant as [[spoiler:the name for the crews of the post-apocalyptic Apollo missions missions, and the name of the mothballed Mars colony ships hidden within Eden colony.colony that the Cape Canaveral villagers hope to have replenish Earth someday.]] Similarly, "Apollo".



* CelShading
* [[CoolBike Cool Trike]] - No Otomo project would be complete without one.

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* CelShading
CelShading: This series uses cel shaded CGI for all of its characters, mecha, and many of the backgrounds. The opening sequence even applies screen tones.
* [[CoolBike Cool Trike]] - CoolBike: No Otomo project would be complete without one.them. Special mention to Takeru's custom Cool Trike, which is practically a main character itself; the prologue revolves around Takeru and Kazuma meeting Biz while searching for a motor to rebuild the vehicle with.



* DomedHometown: Eden.

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* DomedHometown: Eden.Eden, which is built as a complex of domed habitats able to support an ArtificialOutdoorsDisplay.



* IWillWaitForYou: [[spoiler:When everyone is evacuating to the Earth, Takeru stays behind to reason with Eden's council in order to convince them they can co-exist with Earth's inhabitants and not repeat what happened before. He and Ao promise to see each other again, and the two are reunited two years later in the ending.]]

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* IWillWaitForYou: [[spoiler:When everyone is evacuating to the Earth, Takeru stays behind to reason with Eden's council in order to and convince them they can co-exist with Earth's inhabitants and not repeat without repeating what happened before. He and Ao promise to see each other again, and the two are reunited two years later in the ending.]]



* SpiderTank

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* SpiderTankSpiderTank: Eden's Council uses spider-like mecha to chase down and detain miscreants. The tanks are almost fast enough to catch up to Takeru's Cool Trike.



* WeUsedToBeFriends: [[spoiler:Takeru and Kazuma. They get better by the end]].

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* WeUsedToBeFriends: [[spoiler:Takeru and Kazuma.Kazuma in the final episode. They get better by the end]].


* WindowsOfTheSoul: Ao spends much of her screen time as a ShrinkingViolet. Her absolutely fierce eyes, however, tell a very different story.


* MeaningfulName: Ao, which means "blue" in Japanese. As in, [[the blue Earth she lives on]].

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* MeaningfulName: Ao, which means "blue" in Japanese. As in, [[the [[spoiler:the blue Earth she lives on]].

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* MeaningfulName: Ao, which means "blue" in Japanese. As in, [[the blue Earth she lives on]].


** On at least one occasion, Takeru's bike does the classic sideways brake from ''Manga/{{AKIRA}}''.
-->'''Kazuma''': "TAAAKEEEERUUUU!" [[note]](doubles as an ActorAllusion in the dub)[[/note]

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** On at least one occasion, Takeru's bike does the classic sideways brake from ''Manga/{{AKIRA}}''.
''Manga/{{AKIRA}}''. There's also Takeru and Kazuma yelling at each other, which doubles as an ActorAllusion in the dub for [[Creator/JohnnyYongBosch Kazuma]].
-->'''Kazuma''': "TAAAKEEEERUUUU!" [[note]](doubles as an ActorAllusion in the dub)[[/note]"TAAAKEEEERUUUU!"


* IWillWaitForYou: [[spoiler:When everyone is evacuating to the Earth, Takeru stays behind to reason with Eden's council in order to convince them they can co-exist with Earth's inhabitants and not repeat what happened before. He and Ao promise to see each other again, and the two are reunited two years later in the ending.]]



-->'''Kazuma''': "TAAAKEEEERUUUU!"

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-->'''Kazuma''': "TAAAKEEEERUUUU!""TAAAKEEEERUUUU!" [[note]](doubles as an ActorAllusion in the dub)[[/note]



* WeUsedToBeFriends: [[spoiler:Takeru and Kazuma]].

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* WeUsedToBeFriends: [[spoiler:Takeru and Kazuma]].Kazuma. They get better by the end]].


* RecycledInSpace: This series has often been called "''[[Film/LogansRun Logan's Run]]'' in space".
** Episode 6 has invited comparisons with ''Anime/OhEdoRocket'', though the overall tone couldn't be more different.

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* RecycledInSpace: This series has often been called "''[[Film/LogansRun Logan's Run]]'' in space".
** Episode 6 has invited comparisons with ''Anime/OhEdoRocket'', though the overall tone couldn't be more different.
There are very definite plot parallels to ''Film/BenHur'', ''Film/TheTenCommandments'', and especially ''Film/LogansRun''.


** Takeru's time on Earth can be seen as parallel to Moses' time in the desert (see also ''Disney/TheLionKing'').

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** Takeru's time on Earth can be seen as parallel to Moses' time in the desert (see also ''Disney/TheLionKing''). Furthermore, if Takeru is Moses, then [[spoiler: Kazuma]] is Rameses.


* {{Adorkable}}: Takeru, during episodes 1-6.

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* {{Adorkable}}: Takeru, during episodes 1-6.all the way through episode 6.

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