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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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Official Editorial Reviews

Title Author Score Date
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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While Darker Than Black and Eden of the East don't really share that many plot-based similarities, I think they would definitely appeal to the same audience, due to similarities in story-telling, setting, and characterization.

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