I just finished my rewatch of Eureka seveN after few years since last time. And I am a crying mess right now.
I remembered what I forgot through all those years. I was reblogging E7 related stuff on this blog for a long time now, but I didn’t feel anything. I was just mindlessly doing it out of habit.
But now I remember. How I felt as a 12 year old boy, who stumbled upon this show by pure coincidence. Ever since then I was mesmerised by it. I couldn’t wait till next episode. Nine pm, everyday. I remember the time when episode 50 aired.
How sad it was to see that my favorite show, my favorite characters, my favorite world was gone. It felt like leaving something behind. Something really important to me.
Back then I thought that if Renton’s 14, then I still have 2 years to become as cool as him. This memory is so vivid it feels like it was yesterday. When I was a child, I didn’t know where lies the limit of human imagination. Eureka seveN felt real to me. I wasn’t looking at this show as a cartoon made by people. For me it was a real world. It was an experience. A journey.
This anime taught me a lot of things, With every year I gained, I was learning different things from it. I’m still amazed that even after 8 years, I can see new things in this show. New things I can learn from. This show taught me about family. About friendship. About love. That not everything in life works out. That to get something, to make something real, I can’t wait for it to happen. I have to do it myself.
About 4 years ago I think I forgot why I even liked this show. I thought I remembered it well. Well, I was wrong. Without realizing it, I forgot why I am so attached to it. But while I forgot a lot of things, it let me feel like I was watching it for the first time. I felt like a kid again. It felt like definitive end for my childhood, even though I’m 20 years old already.
But I remember it now…
I finally remember why I fell in love with Eureka seveN in the first place.
AND I HAVE A GAZILLION AND ONE FEELS I MEAN I HAVE FEELS ON NEARLY EVERY EPISODE OF THIS SHOW AND I KNOW IT’S OLD BUT I LOVE IT AND IT’S AMAZING AND THERE IS SO MUCH CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT AND I CANNOT EVEN WITH THIS
another thing that i love about eureka (i’m sure you’re all sick of hearing it by now) is that eureka pushes the idea that you make your own family. you don’t have to stick with the one you’ve got if it isn’t working, and it’s okay to bring parts of your old family into your new one.
like, allison, by the end of the show, has four children - three of them are blood-related, from three different fathers, and then she has zoe, who is her stepdaughter. i knew a girl in high school whose mother had four kids by three different guys and you know, not many people would say out loud that her mom was a ‘slut’, but they’d insinuate it, like adding, 'oh, she has four kids by three different guys!’ into a conversation about her, as if that somehow made her less of a person or less worthy of respect or something (my mom did this all the time, because the girl was my friend). and like……..eureka doesn’t do that. allison has four children, three of them with three different men, and nobody even brings it up, let alone insults her or anything about it! nobody in the show ever makes the insinuation that allison has less integrity or worthiness or intelligence or whatever because her family isn’t the 'typical’ american family. she made her family, over the course of five years, all by herself, and it’s always shown as being amazing. her family is amazing and that’s recognized, and i just really love that a lot
every time I see a cool ass anime on here and then I do some research on it and it has a cool ass story line I’m like hell yeah I’m gonna watch this shit, but then I end up forgetting about the anime and I rewatch eureka seven 3 more times