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Eden of the East 

Higashi no Eden (original title)
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On November 22, 2010 ten missiles strike Japan. However, this unprecedented terrorist act, later to be called as "Careless Monday," does not result in any apparent victims, and is soon ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Ryohei Kimura Ryohei Kimura ...  Akira Takizawa 11 episodes, 2009
Saori Hayami ...  Saki Morimi 11 episodes, 2009
Leah Clark ...  Saki Morimi 11 episodes, 2009
Jason Liebrecht ...  Akira Takizawa 11 episodes, 2009
Takuya Eguchi Takuya Eguchi ...  Satoshi Osugi 9 episodes, 2009
Michael Sinterniklaas ...  Satoshi Osugi 9 episodes, 2009
Sakiko Tamagawa Sakiko Tamagawa ...  Juiz 9 episodes, 2009
Hayato Taya Hayato Taya ...  Haruo Kasuga 9 episodes, 2009
Stephanie Young ...  Juiz 9 episodes, 2009
John Burgmeier ...  Haruo Kasuga 8 episodes, 2009
Motoyuki Kawahara Motoyuki Kawahara ...  Kazuomi Hirasawa 8 episodes, 2009
Lydia Mackay ...  Sis 8 episodes, 2009
Ayaka Saito Ayaka Saito ...  Mikuru 'Micchon' Katsuhara 8 episodes, 2009
Kimiko Saitô Kimiko Saitô ...  Onee 8 episodes, 2009
Stephanie Sheh ...  Mikuru 'Micchon' Katsuhara 8 episodes, 2009
J. Michael Tatum ...  Kazuomi Hirasawa 8 episodes, 2009
John Gremillion ...  Daiju Mononobe / ... 5 episodes, 2009
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On November 22, 2010 ten missiles strike Japan. However, this unprecedented terrorist act, later to be called as "Careless Monday," does not result in any apparent victims, and is soon forgotten by almost everyone. Then, 3 months later... Saki Morimi is a young woman currently in the United States of America on her graduation trip. But just when she is in front of the White House, Washington DC, she gets into trouble, and only the unexpected intervention of one of her fellow countrymen saves her. However, this man, who introduces himself as Akira Takizawa, is a complete mystery. He appears to have lost his memory. and he is stark naked, except for the gun he holds in one hand, and the mobile phone he's holding with the other hand. A phone that is charged with 8,200,000,000 yen in digital cash. Written by Production I.G.

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9 April 2009 (Japan) See more »

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Writer director Kenji Kamiyama was originally going to produce a second season but instead decided to make two feature length movies to follow up. See more »

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Strings arrangement by Ryô Eguchi and Tatsuya Murayama
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Quirky, mysterious, charming, and most of all exciting.
1 February 2010 | by Madluke91See all my reviews

Eden of the East, a backwards translation of the John Steinbeck Novel East of Eden, is a very mysterious and thrilling anime, following Takizawa and Morimi. The series starts following a series of ten missile strikes on uninhabited areas of Japan, which do not claim any victims. We then move on to three months later where we meet the two main characters of the series: Takizawa is first seen outside of the White house naked, and it becomes apparent he hasn't any memory of his past. He soon meets Morimi and they create a tight bond. Takizawa seems to be involved in an organization consisting of ten 'Selecao', each of whom are given ten billion Japanese dollars, which cannot be directly made into money, but can be used at there disposal. He is also given a phone like gadget, with which he can contact a concierge name Juiz, who in no time at all seems to be able to make any request a reality. The job of the Selecao is to 'Save the Nation', and if they cannot do so before there 10 billion budget runs out, they are killed by the 'Supporter', which is someone no-one knows the identity of. The organization however becomes more and more mysterious, as do the other 9 members.

To try and be balanced i will first try to outline what i believe isn't good about this SHORT anime. Well that is one of the points right there, it's length. Each episode runs about 23 minutes, and there are only 10 before it's all over. That means that the series is all over before you know it, and in my case i was more than ready for more. The second major problem is one which is a big let down in my own humble opinion, and that is that other than the main few characters, the other characters hardly gain any depth, and just seem like cardboard cut-outs, shipped straight out of the typical anime character guide-book. However there is much good to comment on. Firstly the anime has a lot of charm; a unique sense of humour, and great character design. The main characters are also very interesting, and are never short of an interesting situation, and aren't just cardboard cut-outs; they have a lot of depth. The plot is not only very interesting, but also very well crafted and executed, with each episode running smoothly, adding more and more to the story.

So overall the series is very good. If there was more attention to the smaller details, such as the lesser characters, and if the series was longer, the rating could be higher.


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