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The Movie for the anime Eureka Seven premiered in 2009, subtitled in Japanese as Pocketful of Rainbows.note  The movie is set in an Alternate Universe from the series, but still features most of the main characters.

This movie contains examples of the following tropes:

  • Adaptational Badass: The Nirvash Spec4 (the movies version of the Spec2) gets a few additional weapons like a set a laser batteries similar to the typeTheEND.
  • Alternate Continuity: The movie has basically the same setting and characters as the original TV series, but the story and characters' roles are completely different. It's still part of The Multiverse since the TV series' Earth appears in the movie as an Alternate Universe.
  • Anti-Villain: The whole crew of the Gekko. They aren't above risking Renton and Eureka's lives and possibly the whole world in the pursuit of their completely selfish goals, but considering they're all war orphans who were taken in by Dewey (who in this universe was a pedophile, and it's implied he abused them repeatedly), then were forced into an experiment when they all were nine or younger, which left all of them aging three times past the normal rate, so none of them will probably live to see too far past 30, it's hard not to feel like they've earned to be selfish. Hap and Stoner exempt though.
  • Big "NO!": Eureka screams this after Renton was shot in the stomach while trying to defend her from Hap and Stoner when they attacked her out of paranoia.
  • Bittersweet Ending: The movie ends on a bitter note; Sure, Renton and Eureka live and the Image (Coralians in other words) are defeated, for now at least, but the Earth is flooded, killing millions, the crew of the Gekko are still rapidly aging, and Eureka seems to have completely lost her memories in order to save Renton. On the good side, Holland's kid will grow up normally, Humans have survived both on the surface and in a spaceship designed for this purpose, and Eureka has kept her love for Renton despite her amnesia.
  • A Boy and His X: In this universe, Nirvash takes the form of a larva that serves as Renton's companion.
  • Call-Back: The movie has several scenes that are direct references to the series, but considering the context have completely different meanings.
  • Childhood Friend Romance: In this universe, Renton and Eureka were raised together from a young age until the military took Eureka away. Years later, Renton finds Eureka and they become an Official Couple.
  • Compilation Movie: The movie can be thought of as this, as it pretty much re-tells the entire story, only changing a few details, but it can also be called a subversion, given one of the themes of the movie is "making your own story instead of following someone else".
  • Darker and Edgier: This trope is what most sets the movie apart from the TV series. Somewhat justified as the movie's universe is much, much younger than the series' universe, and thus has a ways to go before it achieves the enlightenment and maturity the series' universe had.
  • Dead Person Conversation: Renton speaks with Dominic's phost in one scene.
  • Dub Text: Applies to The Movie's subtitles where Lip Lock isn't a factor, such as voice over.
  • Everything's Better with Rainbows: Rainbows are very prevalent in the movie, arguably even more so than the TV series.
  • I Will Find You: Eureka gets kidnapped at the beginning and Renton sets out to find her for 8 years.
  • Keep It Foreign: The Movie features enemies known as Images. The English dub changes this to the equivalent word in Japanese, EIZO.
  • Mind Screw: At first, the movie just seems to be the story of the humans leaving Earth 10,000 years prior to the series with Eternal Recurrence to explain the identical characters and plot similarities, but things get really weird when Gekkostate's backstory comes up. And then there's the Gainax Ending...
  • A Minor Kidroduction: The film starts with Renton and Eureka as kids travelling with their teacher Dominic and the young Eureka getting captured. The story then goes to the present where Renton is looking for Eureka.
  • Morton's Fork: Coda realizes during her investigation that firing the Hammer of God will give Holland's group the energy their plan needs, but not firing it will mean humanity's annihilation at the hands of the EIZO.
  • The Movie: The film serves as an extension/alternate version of the Eureka Seven anime series.
  • Mythology Gag: The movie has various characters with new names or in different roles.
  • Ridiculously Human Robot: Eureka. She's a "robot" sent by the "Image" (this universe's coralians). Despite this, she can cry and go to the bathroom, among other things and it's implied she's "organic".
  • Robosexual: Renton and Eureka are still the Official Couple, but here Eureka is a Robot Girl instead of an alien.
  • Shout-Out: The subtitle Pocketful of Rainbows comes from Yellow Magic Orchestra's 1993 single of the same name which is a Japanese cover of Elvis Presley's 1960 song.
  • Title Drop: "Eureka Seven" is the nickname for a second Tragedy of Doha experiment.
  • Tsundere: This movie version's Eureka frequently calls Renton a Baka, so she probably counts.
  • Younger Than They Look: All members of Gekkostate age rapidly due to being subjected to human experiments.

Alternative Title(s): Eureka Seven Pocket Full Of Rainbows