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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Eureka 7

So, in case it wasn't obvious, I'm a dork. I like my anime, and although I'm hardly obsessive, when I find a good one, I want other folks to know. I just finished my second watching of Eureka 7 last night. No spoilers here, I don't want to ruin it, but it's become one of my favorites.

Mecha anime (cartoons featuring giant robots) has long been a favorite of mine, probably starting with Voltron and Robotech (I know, it's really Macross, but I didn't know better for years). Eureka 7 deals with a group of rebels called Gekko State, and their battle to save the world. Sound over the top? It is, from the combat to the love stories to the music. But that's what I love about it. This cartoon seems tailor made to manipulate me, and although it can be extremely cheesy, and I can recognize that, it doesn't stop me from cheering, laughing, and tearing up a bit.

Eureka 7 has aired on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim in the past, which is how I've caught it (thank goodness for Tivo). It doesn't seem to be available through Netflix yet, though I've put in a request that they carry it. Highly recommended.

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