"Maybe, Renton wants to become a dad himself!""RENTON, WHERE THE HELL ARE YOU?!"
A few colorful Eureka Seven illustrations from Newtype Magazine that came out during the airing of the first 26 episodes in the series. Check out the captions for the illustrators, the top three were done by character designer Kenichi Yoshida (吉田健一).
My style is becoming moe and this happened.
Forgive me Holland.
All hail Moe!Hollando
cutie crew (requested by planetaryoratorio)
darkarchercatalyst said: To be fair, he is an enormous manchild with inferiority issues and a misaligned sense of destiny. He’s basically what your normal anime protagonist would become if fate and prophecy skipped him for some new kid, since that’s essentially what happened
Yes, exactly! That’s precisely why I really like Holland.
Even without the “skip for a new kid” factor in, he is basically an anime protag who isn’t the protag: Evil brother, noble blood and childhood, in charge of la resistance and leader of his own roving band of miscreants, etc.
But Eureka Seven actually threw reality right in his face; the rebel life is not glamorous at all. He was depressed, immature, had very big problems in his own romantic life with Talho, was under pressure from the whole Scab Coral thing, and then, as you said, when he thinks he will become The Chosen One for the big important task with Eureka, this kid appears out of nowhere and takes that spot.
Worse yet, the kid quickly matures into a very, very competent candidate.
Holland was basically a big mesh of consequences and bad decisions but fortunately he resolves them by the end and that’s beautiful.