Eden Of The East | Anime Review

Eden Of The East is an anime that was brought to the screens in the spring season of 2009 and I decided to give it a chance as I thought that this would be a very intriguing story line and oh boy, did it make me laugh and question things.

As a result, I thought I would give you guys my thoughts on this show.

Let’s get started.


This review may contain spoilers!

Story Line

In the year 2010, on a day called ‘Careless Monday’, ten missiles hit the cities of Japan; miraculously, there are no casualties and the event quickly fades from public memory. Some time later, Saki Morimi decides to visit Washington, DC on her graduation trip to America, but that day begins a series of bizarre events. After getting into trouble with the police, she’s rescued by a young man who is completely naked save for a gun in one hand and an even stranger item in the other – a phone credited with 8 billion electronic yen and a female voice on the other end called Juiz who will fulfill his every wish. Having no recollection of his past and calling himself ‘Akira Takizawa’, the young man accompanies Saki back to Japan in the hopes of discovering who he is. Akira’s enigma quickly proves fascinating and Saki decides to help him rather than reunite with her family; but what neither realizes is that Akira is embroiled in a dark game of life and death linked to the Careless Monday missiles. Has Saki just made a terrible mistake, and can Akira unravel his own mystery before they both lose everything?

This story had a great premise that was really intriguing from the get go of the first episode and I really enjoyed the amount of detail put into this anime. Not only that but, there were some parts focused on romance, but not too much to make the story divert from the starting point which I liked. I’d say the only thing I didn’t enjoy about this show is that a lot of the story was heavily focused on a man’s um… ‘Johnny’. Yes, it may have been funny in the first couple of episodes but this whole thing started to get annoying and caused the series to end in a very poor manner as there were so many plot holes and questions left unanswered, such as: Why did Akira erase his memories and why was he chosen to participate in this game? If you like shows such as Mirai Nikki, then you will probably enjoy this as there are some aspects which are very similar to one another.

Animation

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The cover was one of the main reasons that caused me to watch Eden of The East as the art style looked very unique and very different to loads of other shows that I have watched. The animation reminded me of the Studio Ghibli art style and everything was clean and pleasantly drawn and also, the characters flowed beautifully on the screen and there weren’t many bulky moments which I tend to see in some shōnen anime.


Characters

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The characters in this show were very interesting but I only really got to find out about one of the supporting characters, known as Yukata Itzau, as he was the only one to really have a backstory. As a result, this allowed me to become attached to him the most and really feel something when he died. This also gave the other characters a very mysterious persona even though some of them didn’t need to be given that as they were mostly the supporting cast.


Overall…

I would give this anime…

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2 thoughts on “Eden Of The East | Anime Review

  1. This anime is amazing. I love the 1st season ,especially because the first episode is just insane. It had a naked guy, and it happened outside the Whtie House. It was awesome.
    The big reveal with the NEETs is also well done.
    The second season’s ending is pretty bad though.

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