Singapore-based anime licensor ODEX has announced on Thursday that they are planning to screen Anemone Eureka Seven: Hi-Evolution in select cinemas in Southeast Asia.
As of press time, the announcement was made only through their Facebook pages for Singapore, and Malaysia & Brunei. No official word yet if the licensor plans to release the upcoming movie in Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines.
It all begins with the story that was left untold—the earth-shattering incident where Renton’s father disappeared. With the mysterious pilot Eureka by his side, only Adroc Thurston could undo his own mistake, sparking the event that changed everything and earned him the title of a hero. Now, ten years later, Eureka lies in critical condition as Renton leaves the crew of the Gekko. But when he finds himself in the care of his father’s old friends, he has a choice to make. Either stay with the loving family he’s always wanted, or earn the love he seeks. (Synopsis from Funimation Films)
Anemone Eureka Seven: Hi-Evolution is the second part of the Eureka Seven film trilogy, which will be based on the 2005 sci-fi mecha anime series.
Tomoki Kyoda, who worked as the director of the previous Eureka Seven anime adaptations, will be the chief director with Hisatoshi Shimizu, while scriptwriter Dai Sato and character designer Kenichi Yoshida returned to work on the film trilogy, which will be produced by anime studio BONES.
The lead voice cast for the television series, including Yuko Sanpei (as Renton) and Kaori Nazuka (as Eureka), returned to work on the upcoming films.
The upcoming film is set to premiere in Japanese cinemas on November 10, while the third and final film is slated to premiere in 2019.
The film distributor previously announced that the first part of the film trilogy, Psalms of Planets Eureka Seven Hi-Evolution, would be screened in Southeast Asian countries last year, including the Philippines, but was only able to premiere in Singapore and Malaysia.