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Eden of the East

Alt titles: Higashi no Eden

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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?

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Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Eden of The East Movie I: The King of Eden Movie 2009 Sequel
Eden of the East: Falling Down Music Video 2009 TBD The music video for the TV series' intro song, 'Falling Down', by Oasis.
Eden of the East Compilation: Air Communication Movie 2009 Condensed Version
Eden of The East Movie II: Paradise Lost Movie 2010 Same Franchise
Name Role
Satoko MORIKAWA Character Design
Kenji KAMIYAMA Director
Kenji KAWAI Music
Kouji YAMAMOTO Producer

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Eden of the East VivisQueen 7.5/10 Jul 3, 2009
Higashi no Eden VivisQueen 7.5/10 Jul 3, 2009

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Eden of the East CoulterRail 5.5/10 Apr 4, 2014
Higashi no Eden CoulterRail 5.5/10 Apr 4, 2014
Eden of the East insatiable 4/10 Feb 16, 2014
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Death Note

Death Note

Have you ever felt like the world would be a better place if certain people weren’t around? Such grim daydreams might occur when watching the dismal daily news, but on one fateful day, Light Yagami finds that these daydreams can become reality. By pure happenstance, he comes across a black notebook entitled "Death Note", whose text within states that whoever's name is written on its pages will die. With the aid of the death god Ryuk, Light takes it upon himself to rid the world of its corruption, ushering in a new era of purity one death at a time. But as Ryuk foretells, Light's actions will not go unchallenged...

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Bziuuumm

In both of that series the main idea is to `repair the world`. Both have lots of mystery but in Eden of the East last episode didn't answer to all questions.   And also Akira is similar in appearance to L.

BRID

Both Death Note and Eden have a similar plot point in it, that out of no where the main character is given something that he is able to change the the world/country with.although this plot point changes in both animes.alot about these animes are different and similar in many ways. if u have seen either anime you would know that the main character finds out there are other people in the world/country, in the same situation as he is in (with a book or cellphone)this is another similarity.although this is slightly off a gut feeling i know u will like these animes. :) 

Burabura

Do you like the game? Do you want to lose the game? Death Note and Eden of the East both have a male protagonist struggling to come to grips with the rules and regulations of a rigid cage. Fast-paced, exciting, and suspenseful is how I'd describe both series. I say: watch the mice play mouse trap. See who ends out on top.

eaper

Both of these animes are well thought out with plots that can keep you guessing. Both of these series have the protagonist given a new power in which they can change the world with.

badazz5001

Bouth series have a lot to do with pshychollogy and morallitey. BOuth have to do with changing the world by using contovershil means and bouth have simmiler animation and thems of memorey and discovering god like powers.

Omurqi

Eden of the East and Death Note are two suspenseful shows in which mind games between characters play a big part in the story. In both shows, a young man is given a tremendous power, with which he has the ability to change the world to how he sees fit. Along the way, he meets opponents he has to slyly outsmart in order to continue his plan. While Eden of the East has more mystery to it, and Death Note better suspense, I feel that if you liked one of these series, the other will definitely appeal to you!

HollowNobody

Eden of the East and Death Note are both stories of an average guy gaining the power to change his world. In both shows the power bestowed is used by the protagonist to obtain a lofty status.These shows are also similar in that they are fast-paced, thought-provoking, and full of mysterious circumstances.

MageOnx

What if you possesed an item that could help you change the course in which your country is going? What if you could posses an item allpowerful, that could change the world the way you wanted it? What if you possesed an item that would help you become the ultimate saviour and ruler of your new, improved nation? Above all, if you possesed an item like that, would you be able to really save the world? Here's what two ordinary high school students Takizawa Akira (Eden of the East) and Yagami Raito (Death Note) did. One of them hero, one of them anti-hero, one of them successful and one of them not. Every for himself, one of them using others when in need of assistace and one of them gaining help from friends. These two fight for the same thing in the same way, and yet in a very different way and for a very diferent goal. one of them volounterily, and one of them forced. Epic and tragic tales of two young men fighting modern-day Japan society and law, and two very different turn-outs of the same race for creating a Utopia for the ordinary people. If you have watched one and are wondering how things would've turned out with an opposite ending, check out the other one.

thegreatmajeni

Seem to both be a mystery, and both holds lots of Suspense in them. Though I prefer Death Note, they are both pretty decent series.

VivisQueen

High stakes cat and mouse games done in a very sophisticated style - that is the spirit that Death Note and Eden of the East share. Death Note is gothic and plays with moral grey areas while Eden of the East is attempts the slick, high concept Hollywood format. But both turn out to be addictive, edge-of-your-seat shows that work to their strengths with immense energy. Enjoy.

RedCrossRobbery

I feel that although Death Note and Eden of the East differ greatly in terms of anime, they both have a core element of young men who essentially have items that can grant them whatever they wish.

hamletsmage

Both of these anime evolve around the idea of bringing change to the world. Eden does it with cell phones, while Death Note does it with a little black book. The main character is a young man who uses that power to try and bring his vision of change to a world he considers corrupt. He is aided by a girl, that despite barely knowing him, is completely devoted to him.

anosora

Yes they both are changing the world. One forced (Eden) one chose (Death Note). Eden of the East has the romantic side, that Death Note (no offense) brutally murders.

wenchtrix

Great mystery plot lines and well written characters. You have to watch the EotE movies as well as the series to get the full experience though. Well worth it!

hum4ntank

Both main characters are given the ability to drastically change the world for better or worse and both main characters attempt to cleanse the world from what they see as evil.

lyreth

they're both modern animes that are animated very well. they involve a main character that has some power over others but the power has strict rules and limits. they have a similar feel but Death note is much darker. eden is more bright.

hexicdragon

Both of these anime series are undoubtedly similar, some would even go as far as saying Eden of the East is a ripoff of Death Note. The stories in them are both completly diffrent, but if you watch them both you will definetly notice many similarities. Above all though, i would definetly reccomend watching them both, In the end i truely thought it was worth it.

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Durarara!!

Durarara!!

Looking for a change, Mikado moves from the countryside to bustling Ikebukuro to attend the same high school as his best friend, Masaomi. Though navigating a new school and friendships can prove tough by itself, Mikado also finds an overwhelming number of new delights and dangers in the district he now calls home. From a friendly Russian sushi bar to the violent color gangs, to even an urban legend in the form of a black motorcycle rider, each resident of Ikebukuro is unique and frightening. But the town is smaller than it seems at first, and these strange events appear to be connected. Will the growing storm sweep up the transplanted country boy and his friends or will Mikado find himself at the center of a dramatic change for Tokyo?

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NeverThatBored

Both of these shows are what I would call truly "modern" animes. Though cell phones and such have been featured in animes for years, these shows both use modern technology and the power of the internet heavily as a part of the plotline and center around the power of connectivity and the internet generation.

eaper

Each of these series have a lot of things going on that make it rather confusing and hard to keep up with, but manage to be great series. Other than that, it is kind of just a feeling that draws these series together in my mind.

NimirRa

Durarara and Eden of the East are two exciting, by the seat-of-your-pants type shows. With very interesting yet mysterious plots, they keep you guessing until the last minute. If you liked the fast paced action of one be sure to check out the other!

BlackEsper

Eden of the East and Durarara!! are two surprisingly similar series; their plots could not be more contrasting, with DRRR!! focusing on the underground and Eden on nation-wide matters, yet they have an incredibly similar feel despite DRRR!!'s faster pace, and technology such as mobile phones being heavy elements of their plot only strengthens the similarity. If you enjoyed one story of mystery and intrigue, you're bound to enjoy the other!

Arkohn

Durarara and Eden are great modern anime. They both feature social networking and technology as plot devices. I also simply loved the animation quality for both of these series. All in all, while the plots are different, both of these series give me the same sort of feeling. If you enjoyed one you will at least appreciate the other.

Lenny

Both are very modern. I'm so sad, that there is no a 'modern' tag ;) Cause the spirit of series are very similar. Characters use mobile phones and computer technologies, the internet and communications helps them in their life. Furthermore, the design and drawing are resembling each other a little bit.

hamletsmage

Both of these anime involve getting people together using modern technology, such as the internet and cell phones. The feel of the anime is the same, and the characters are similarly drawn.

anosora

They are both modern and up-to-date technology. Drrr has a more fast-paced feel, Eden has a more slow-paced feel. The plot will connect both though.

Don't be skeptic. Try something new!

snivets

These two shows leave you wanting more. They are action-packed and suspenseful, yet also have a more sensitive, thoughtful side as they show characters struggling with decisions and relationships. Both also take place in cities, and use both the gritty and the glitzy sides of cities to weave their complex plots.

lyreth

they both are animated well and are set in the same time period and feature the idea that there's power in numbers. and they both involve the underground powers that affect the city.

a471

The main story in both series is pieced together in a way that also relies on side characters. If you like the story telling mechanic in one, you'll probably like the other.

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Mirai Nikki TV

Mirai Nikki TV

Yuki is a disaffected middle school boy who has no dreams or goals in life; in fact, the only thing he has is his diary. Writing down everything he observes and documenting every thought, the young boy uses it as an outlet for his imagination. One morning, however, Yuki wakes up to find his cell phone filled with diary entries for the next ninety days. Thinking nothing of it, he continues his morning until he begins to realize that everything on his phone is rapidly coming to pass, and it isn't just mere coincidence. Now, Yuki suddenly finds himself thrust into a survival game against other future diary owners to become the new Lord of Time.

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wanderer

Both titles have similar plot: few chosen people have some special phones, wich give them amazing abilities. And they have to fight each other somehow. They team up and decieve each other. Both titles have similar feeling in them.

Kenji666

Both anime have a focus on High stakes games. Coincidentally, both have 12 main participants. Both have prominent male and female leads, and a romance subplot within. Both anime have colorful characters as the game's participants, in addition to side characters not participating in the game. Both anime share 12 participants that range from friend, foe and neutral towards the protagonists. Both anime can also be described as psychological. Finally, for what it's worth, the main tool used in the game for both anime are mobile phones. The feel is actually a little different between the two, but they share so many basic elements that if you like one, you're more likely than not to like the other.

TotalCode

The teme is similair: the protagonists are forced inot a survival game, they're numbered, and genreally followed by death

Carnificus

The basic premise of both of these series is very similar. The most apparent similarity one would notice is the emphasis on a survival game and changing the world. Both shows revolve around the idea of using special devices (most often this is seen with cellphones) in order to outplay the other people in the game, when only one person is left standing that last person is given the power to change the world. While Eden of the East is much more grounded in a realistic setting both series have a fair amont of mystery, comedy and romance. 

IndependentSK

They are both Hi-stake games with phones and 12 contestants...but that's where the simillarity ends.

Higashi no Eden is more like mysterious political thriller with extermely sympathic guy and nice girl in the lead while Mirai Nikki feels more  like another Higurashi and main characters are crybaby and psychopath

Kanariya

People with mobile phones are participating in survival game where the winner can change the world.

blackmesaboy

Both are games of survival involving cell phones and trying to outsmart the other players. While Mirai Nikki is definitely more on the mature side with killing and lots of adult themes Eden of the East is more political and a lot more mystery. Eden of the East is about a guy thrown into a game of survival while also trying to figure out who he is and making friends along the way. Mirai Nikki is about a kid thrown into a brutal survival game with a bunch of psychos and lots of messed up stuff happens.

ToastyGrim

Both of these shows are about select people using their special phones to strategically seek out and eliminate all other players in order to gain a high status. Some have good intentions while others have foul plans. Both shows have great art, too.

MaraRuizu

Both are high-stakes games where the very survival of the characters hangs on winning. Both of which contain the usage of extraordinary cell phones.

The shows grow similar as characters team-up, decieve and fight to win the game – leading to a dark tone and a mystery feel.

Madoka

Both series are a suvival games style in which each series players gain a phone with some "enhanced" feature, Eden's phones was to improve the country and each phones shows what others are doing, basically a competitive/eliminative game style whilst in Mirai Nikki the phones show other users actions whilst giving people insights to the future in different ways both which is to create a last man standing type scenario.

The series basically follow a lot of the same traits as one another and share a lot of similar plot developments. Though Mirai is more focused on murder and Eden is strategy they are quite a like.

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C: The Money of Soul and Possibility Control

C: The Money of Soul and Possibility Control

Kimimaro Yoga could use a break. At nineteen years old, he's not only a student at Heisei College of Economics, he's also a part time employee and flat out broke. So when an eerie man offers the boy a special ATM card and an exorbitant amount of cash, Kimimaro gives in to temptation – but there's a catch. In exchange for his good fortune, Kimimaro's very future is put at stake, held as collateral by the Bank of Midas and tied to the amount of yen in his bank account. In addition, he must participate in a special battle every week in the mysterious 'Financial District' – a battle where losing against one's opponent can mean bankruptcy, a fate that carries an unthinkable cost in the normal world...

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sothis

These two have a strong similarity in plot - both involve people getting a hold of enormous amounts of money and must decide how to use it. Both are a mystery of sorts (EotE moreso than C), and are engaging/interesting to watch. That being said, there's some clear differences as well, including far more action and bizarre visuals in C. Still, they're unique/similar enough to recommend with each other.

eaper

These series have several things in common. First, they each have a similar art style in many ways. While Eden of the East is more refined, C is definitely reminiscent of it (and the OPs of each are extrememly similar). Second, as each story gets on, the scope of it gets larger and larger. Finally, each series gives the ability to shape the future in the hand of some very interesting characters. If you enjoy the battles between ideals for control of the future, these series go well together.

scizorg45

Both series focus on money. A lot. The main character has to decide how to put this money to use, and seeing the effect of how others use their money. Of course there is enough conflict between different characters to keep you clutched to the screen.

Despon

Both of these anime take place in a very current world. Both main characters have to find their place in a conspiricy that will have massive impacts on the world. More then anything both anime deal with the true value of money, but in diffrent ways.

SwarleySupreme

They are both about saving the world from destruction using money. They both involve strategic plans by the main characters.

ShizukaAyame

Both are money games where it's game over if you run out. The difference, really, is that C: The Money of Soul and Possibility Control has fighting and weird looking creatures, while Eden of the East stays in the realm of humans.

bly19vy

Yeah they are sorta alike. They're both high stake games, romance, and both short.Oh, and they both use a huge amount of money. BUT..... in Eden of the East they waste money, and in MOSAPC they try to earn money. In my opinion I liked Eden of the east because it was more funny.

alksduo

Both involve dabbling in the future of the world, with the MC the major force in saving it.  Both involved mystery, and dragged people into participating into abnormal situations.  But most of all, they were enjoyable, and though-provoking.

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Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex

It is the year 2029, and as many rush to embrace the changes that cybernetic technology bring to mankind, the seedier side of humanity is even quicker to take advantage of it. This series follows Public Peace Section 9, a government organization that plays behind the scenes to stop the worst of these criminals. Join Major Motoko Kusanagi and her team as they take you through an incredibly vivid world filled with plots of such depth and intrigue as is seldom seen.

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hutson

They share the same director. There is some similarities in the futuristic technology as well. 

TheVampireLastat

wow were to start! First off any one who loved eather series based off of the deep underlying social and political issues will love the other. bolth series deal with political,social,and worldly issues.GIT has more of a futuristic feel to it, but the computer and net theme are also in eden. i believe that Akira's charicter is very similar to that of The Laughing Man.

Also if you loved how beautiful the animation was in one of these series you will surely like the other. bolth shows had very good levels of detail to everything.Though i like the charicter desighns better in GITS.

hyperactve

If you like the political mumbo jumbo in GitS:SAC you can check out Eden of the East. And if you like Eden of the East, I recommend you to check out GitS.

In GitS:SAC the corrupt politicians do some really bad thing and then a hacker namely Laughing Man comes forward to unmask them and that leds Japan to frenzy.

In Eden of the East a business magnet gives twelve people a chance of a lifetime to make Japan a eden providing each of them with 10billion Yen and the political influence he gathered during his lifetime. I'm keeping the rest a secret.

Well, I think you are getting the hold of this.

Kitusne

The two biggest reasons why I reccommend these anime as similar are because of two big reasons, one being that the plots feel very simiar when you watch them. The main protagonist addressing social/political issues in Japan in a covert manner. And second is the element of realistic sci-fi that is present in both anime. While it's more of a focus in Ghost in the Shell, Eden is not without it's science fiction elements.