Ranked #425

Higashi no Eden

Alternative Titles

English: Eden of The East
Japanese: 東のエデン


Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 10, 2009 to Jun 19, 2009
Premiered: Spring 2009
Broadcast: Unknown
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Original
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.091 (scored by 127,845 users)
Ranked: #4252
Popularity: #102
Members: 233,601
Favorites: 3,166
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On November 22, 2010 ten missiles strike Japan. However, this unprecedented terrorist act, later to be known 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, is stark naked, except for the gun he holds in one hand, and the mobile phone he's holding in the other. A phone that is charged with 8,200,000,000 yen in digital cash.

(Source: Production I.G website)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Takizawa, Akira
Takizawa, Akira
Kimura, Ryouhei
Kimura, Ryouhei
Morimi, Saki
Morimi, Saki
Hayami, Saori
Hayami, Saori
Shiratori, Kuroha
Shiratori, Kuroha
Igarashi, Rei
Igarashi, Rei


Yamamoto, Kouji
Yamamoto, Kouji
Nishimura, Satoshi
Nishimura, Satoshi
Ishii, Tomohiko
Ishii, Tomohiko
Kamiyama, Kenji
Kamiyama, Kenji
Director, Script, Original Creator

More episodes Episodes(11/11)

Episode Title Aired
1 I Picked Up a Prince
Ouji-sama wo Hirotta yo (王子様を拾ったよ)
Apr 10, 2009
2 Melancholic Monday
Yuuutsu na Getsuyoubi (憂鬱な月曜日)
Apr 17, 2009
3 On the Night of the Late Show
Late Show no Yoru ni (レイトショーの夜に)
Apr 24, 2009
4 True Reality, False Reality
Real na Genjitsu Kyokou no Genjitsu (リアルな現実 虚構の現実)
May 1, 2009
5 Now's Not the Time to be Thinking About That
Ima Sonna Koto Kangaeteru Baai ja Nai no ni (今そんなこと考えてる場合じゃないのに)
May 8, 2009

Opening Theme

#1: "FALLING DOWN" by Oasis
#2: "Michael Ka Belial" by Saori Hayami (FUNiamation OP)

Ending Theme

"futuristic imagination" by school food punishment

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Jun 22, 2009
Higashi no Eden (or Eden of the East however you want to call it) is a new anime series produced by Production I.G, and it was one of the most anticipated series of the Spring 2009 season. After quite an impressive trailer before the anime aired, I just knew I had to watch this show which looked like it had a lot of promise. Did it live up to my expectation? Read ahead to find out.

+ This anime definitely brings a very interesting plot.
+ The level of mystery and suspense will leave the viewer wanting more every episode.
+ Definitely one of the most refreshing read more
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Jun 7, 2013
For as long as I can remember, anime of the mystery genre have proven creatively stale. As a rule, trying to find a gratifying mystery is an ordeal much like rummaging for haute couture in a dark, creaky charity shop that smells faintly of mothballs. Foremost amongst the dust-caked offerings, Darker than Black collapses into a morbid mess; low-grade Fantastic Children keeps things cheap and cheerless; and the snail-paced Ghost Hound dulled my senses to such an extent that I never saw its middle episodes.
How delightfully reassuring, then, to discover Eden of the East; this, unlike the aforementioned failures, begins on a much higher bar read more
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Jul 15, 2014
After seeing a score of 8.22 and skimping through reviews lauding Higashi no Eden for its intricate and unique plot, I decided to give it a try. I was also looking for more anime with a theme similar to Zankyou no Terror and one of the recommendations was HnE.

So, an anime with tags like "Drama, Romance, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Mystery" and a "whopping" score of 8.22 for only 11 episodes? I was so excited at the prospect of watching a real gem of an anime, and thought I couldn't possibly not like this series. I would surely be in for one hell of a ride!

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Mar 30, 2014

After watching the first few episodes of Eden of the East (a.k.a Higashi no Eden), I was extremely impressed and very excited. I thought I had found a compelling mystery anime with lovable characters, a great storyline, and fluent animation. I couldn't wait to see what Eden had in store, so I sat through the entire series and both of the movies in a huge marathon. You want to know what it all amounted to? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. The storyline of this anime goes absolutely, positively NOWHERE at any point in any of the movies or read more
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Very similar concepts which use domestic terrorists to critique the Japanese government. They each have nice OSTs and cinematography but Eden accomplishes the terrorism/social-critique angle much more effectively than ZnT. 
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Anime: Death Note
doing what's best for the world is the aim in both..
in death note using a note to get rid of criminals, in Higashi no Eden there is a mobile phone that grants any wish for it's carrier.. and they both have some rules that makes it more like a game..
they also share that there is a companion with each one (shinigami in death note, and juiz in HNE)  
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The biggest similarity of these shows is the same theme, the money. Also there are few miniature similarities in the story as well. 
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Both of them have this mysterious feel around the plot and characters working behind the scenes for a larger vision.  
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It's detective and full of adventures. You can find many similar things. 
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