published in Empire No.65, Sydney
For those desiring more snow-boarding and surfing in their anime, Eureka 7 will likely please. Directed toward a young male teen market, all key ingredients are mixed into this futurist rural adventure drama set in a the future.
Young Renton lives with his grand father and dreams of joining an elite aircraft team who ride hi-tech 'skyboards'. They crash into Renton's family garage, leading Renton's grandfather - a mechanics genius - to repair one of their ships and unveil his new prototype, the Amita Drive. Love interest percolates courtesy one of the team, the cute Eureka. Drama comes in the form of the military now after the Amita Drive.