English: Eden of The East
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 10, 2009 to Jun 19, 2009
23 min. per episode
R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
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SynopsisOn 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.
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Opening Theme#1: "FALLING DOWN" by Oasis
#2: "Michael Ka Belial" by Saori Hayami (FUNiamation OP)
Ending Theme"futuristic imagination" by school food punishment
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 stories in recent seasons.
- Its is only 11 episodes long, a very uncommon number for an anime.
- The ending leaves you with a cliffhanger that the movies are expected to resolve.
- Because of the # of episodes, plus the announcement of 2 movies. The anime ending does not feel like it brings any closure to the overall story.
+ Fantastic art in both characters and backgrounds throughout the anime.
+ Very artistic animations for both the Opening and Ending themes.
+ There is really nothing bad to say here, this anime brings some nice eye candy to the viewer.
+ Very good OP and ED songs. They are really cool to listen to.
+ The soundtrack is also really good, complimenting some scenes really nicely.
+ The voice acting is solid through the series, specially for Akira.
+ Takizawa Akira is main driving force in terms of character in this anime. He is pretty much the only one who constantly shines.
+ Other Selecao members are all unique and different in personalities, and are also very interesting people and have some good development (as short as some may be).
+ Akira is as mysterious as a character as he is likeable, he doesn't take things TOO seriously and also provides some good comedy.
- Saki, despite being likeable, just doesn't seem to contribute much to the overall plot despite being a main character.
Enjoyment: This anime was highly entertaining, despite ending in a cliffhanger it left me wanting more every episode and it would never feel boring. With the movies set to bring a conclusion to the anime, I can't wait to see them.
Overall Higashi no Eden proves to be a very enjoyable and entertaining anime which brings some rather unique and interesting plot that will be able to keep your interest from its unique 11 episode run. However because the series itself is not complete without the movies, the ending might feel a little underwhelming to some. Regardless, this anime surpassed my expectations and its a fantastic show to those looking a solid plot, likeable characters, beautiful visuals, and enjoyable music. I highly recommend people try this anime out, I dont think you will be disappointed. read more
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 of quality. In fact, tapping into the hot topics of terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, information technology, marginalized geek subculture, and subversive conspiracy theories, it accomplishes an astronomical level of relevancy to its early twenty-first century audience that’s both rare and difficult to pull off. Like Akira emerging from a background of Cold War paranoia, Eden of the East manages to capture the Zeitgeist of disenfranchised youth of the millennium and repackage it into a fascinating adventure that anyone can enjoy. Instead of loudmouthed biker brats trying to prevent the apocalypse, there are spotty middle-class misfits with too much HP trying to save Japan from itself.
The sequence of events may be ambiguous, with the script hardly pausing to explain how they connect with each other, but the pace remains satisfyingly steady. Strangely enough, like watching a master illusionist at work, the confusion contributes to the enjoyment. The series withholds tantalising facts until the last possible moment and glosses over its meandering mystery with generous handfuls of charisma.
In truth, the first half of the show elicits the kind of spine-tingling rapture that only comes along once a decade when viewers inadvertently stumble upon a confident masterpiece. I could see it already – breathless fans hailing Eden of the East as the second coming of Death Note, the easy five-star ratings flying from reviewers’ fingertips, and a live-action movie so popular it even makes it as far as British cinemas by 2015!
All I can say is enjoy the magic while it lasts. Inevitably, Eden of the East overreaches and certain contortions of the plot midway stretch viewers’ suspension of disbelief to untenable limits. At first there is a clever chase sequence highly reminiscent of Light and L’s interplay in Death Note, where the mysterious hero Akira tries to save the day with the help of Juiz (a voice on his phone which grants his every wish). For whatever reason, just at that key juncture, the show follows up with a scene of such crippling farce that, despite later rationalization, it spells a stunning loss of momentum. After that, there’s a long period of rushed explanations, sluggish suspense, and one or two twists desperately in need of more coherent setup.
Fans expecting easy-to-grasp developments and a neat conclusion will end up disappointed. However, for conspiracy theorists and generally anal fans who like to pore over minute details and debate exact wordings for weeks after a show is over, this will prove quite the feast.
Even in that age (2009) of knock-off CGI and dime-a-dozen action sequences, Eden of the East’s visuals warrant some respect. The style may not be up to much, but cityscapes, monorails, museums, cars, and streets have rarely looked this good. The quirkiest aspect is the combination of hamster-cheeked characters with hyper-realistic, superbly detailed backgrounds. Although this sounds intuitively incompatible, the quality of animation is consistently high and melds everything together nicely.
Apart from a catchy opening theme sung by the established Brit-rock band, Oasis, and some excellent American voice acting during the early episodes, Eden of the East’s soundtrack remains effective but wholly unremarkable.
Out of all the characters, only Akira Takigawa leaps off the screen with his incredible effervescence. Turning up at the White House naked with a gun in his first scene certainly makes him memorable, but his charm extends beyond mere gimmicks. Akira’s development reveals a fascinating duality in his personality, which ensures he is at once easy to like and teasingly difficult to grasp. His whimsical nature belies an underlying quick mind and a surprising level of gravity, the latter of which manifests itself in the messianic themes surrounding him (obvious statements that he’s Saki’s ‘prince’, his supposed massacre of 20,000 NEETs, the occasional deadpan expression etc). He’ll delight and entrance in turn, and he’ll do it seemingly without much effort.
Everyone else, unfortunately, gets caught in the whirlwind of his mystery without any opportunity to make their own mark. The good news is that the supporting cast, being ordinary people with ordinary problems, generally behave within the familiar boundaries of reason. Regrettably, this means that, when thrown into Eden of the East’s extraordinary circumstances, they become like headless chickens – alarmingly useless. At some point, I began to wonder how many more times I’d have to watch Saki mope after Akira, worrying about his terrible secrets without being able to help uncover them. Her behavior is always understandable, of course, but also off-putting for being redundant.
Apart from that, the gaggle of weak antagonists impedes any attempt at emotional investment. The most carelessly developed individual has to be that purple-haired femme fatale whose morbid behavior is as caricatured as her looks. Being the only female of note other than the mediocre Saki, I found her constant prancing in underwear and high heels a horribly patronizing and silly portrayal. Truly, does being psychologically disturbed always have to mean being half naked? Other antagonists introduced later simply look boring, are underdeveloped, or generally don’t do much of note. Viewers will keep watching simply to find out the answers to the questions set at the beginning, and not because they will care about the conflict of interest.
I find this a very difficult anime to recommend without caveats. Objectively, I recognize Eden of the East’s great achievements; brandishing an arsenal of treats, including an innovative mystery that doubles as social commentary and Akira’s magnetic characterization, it will exceed expectations on first impressions. On the other hand, I feel underwhelmed by the experience. Somehow, the show misses its mark, becoming a rambling setup for the anticipated movies with convoluted themes and tenuous explanations. Nonetheless, the fact remains – for a fresh and nail-biting reinterpretation of the mystery genre (even if short-lived), Eden of the East rivals the monumental favorites on the market of that date. read more
"The abuse of greatness is when it disjoins remorse from power". Such is a quote from one of Shakespeare's plays, and it is found in the opening credits of the anime.
What would a person do, if they had a cellphone charged with ten billion yen, and the ability to call a strange person to do whatever you wished for, for a certain payment? What would a person do with that kind of money? The main character is in possession in such a cell phone, but he has no idea just why, as he has lost his memory.
Higashi no Eden is a very interesting anime. It doesn't follow any previously-seen anime conventions, clichés or stereotypes. Indeed, it is more like watching a action/mystery movie or two put into a TV series format. Of note is that it is not adapted from any other media, which allows the animation company to unfold themselves freely, and it shows; original anime usually has more uncommon pacing, and they tend to bring about a fresh element or two to them. Higashi no Eden brings many.
The plot isn't all that easy to follow at times. It's not a bunch of it, but some points makes you want to stop and double-turn, just to make sure you got what they went on about, an example being how a group of characters suddenly went into talking about a concept we hadn't really heard of before, like we were supposed to do, or at least have some kind of background knowledge of it. Nothing the average viewer won't catch on to quickly, though. To repeat myself, apart from some few, smaller issues here.
Akira is a highly interesting male lead, and fortunately he does not grouse or whine too much about his amnesia; most characters who do that end up becoming bland angst-vessels with no real depth. Rather, he is cool and level-headed, heading into any situation and tackling any news with stoic ease. He cares for those around him, and while he now and then seems ambigous, especially when it comes to what he has done , in essence he's a good person with a kind heart.
On th sidelines is a cute young woman with the name of Saki. Morimi Saki. She accidentally ends up both meeting and befriending him during a trip to the US; and also tagging along with him back to Japan. They develop a quite interesting relationship, and as a couple have a lovely chemistry. Admittedly her character isn't as interesting as Akira's, but that might just be personal preference speaking.
Apart from the mains, you have two-or-so groups of people and a few other supporting characters, whom obviously suffer a bit from the lack of screen-time, being more role-fillers than anything. Still they prove to be quite interesting characters, and especially compelling is the so-called Selecao, the people who have received the special cell phones; to see and experience what these induvidials have done with the power they have been granted. A few of the episodes fall into the formula where an episode or two is used on their past, what they have done with their power and a small plot event leading to Akira getting to know some more about this game the Selecao are a part of.
One of the best parts of Higashi no Eden is its beauteous animation. It is clear-cut and detailed, with soft edges and gentle strokes. The backgrounds are all made in a gentle water-colored fashion, yet there is impressive effort put into lighting effects, the smaller details and reflective surfaces in particular. Be it a mirror in an elevator, the glassy floors of an airport, or any other such surface, they are all done with meticulous care. The character designs are a tad on the simple side however, but are still made with a flawless touch and are aesthetically pleasing. As a final touch, the ending credits are done with a rather unusual type of animation; paper animation.
Following the strong suit is the soundtrack and voice acting of the show. The background muysic, while not always apparent, has a lot of themes for any occasion; the more upbeat and jazzy themes, with some more thriller-esque, suspenseful lines rolling behind them, the outright creepy tunes, and of course the more laid-back music for those occasions. The opening theme Falling Down, performed by the well-known English rock band Oasis, is a peculiar song with an interesting, almost psychedelic feel over it and the lyrics. The ending theme is not very spectacular, bar perhaps some itneresting lyrics. Of course, on mustn't forget the spectacular insert song Reveal the World, which is always an experience to listen to (and which lyrics are found in the opening sequence of the anime.
In all one can say that Higashi no Eden is, for an anime, a rather interesting venture into something one ight not have experienced when watching an anime before. To quote myself, it is more like a movie or two put into a series format. It also piques the attention of some interesting themes, regarding what one would do given the money and means to accomplish pretty much anything if they really wanted. While nor a focal point of the series, it provides at least some appetizers for thought. read more
This is a perfect example of the all to familure anime falterings of having a good concept but failing completely to execute it. While the story it self is good enough to keep you interested it never really seems to go anywhere. Hopefully the movies to come will shed some more light on this but judging this as a complete series it is majorly lacking. The story starts off with a series of interesting questions and circumstances that are begging for an absolution, but few answers are ever provided and the few they do offer up just lead to more unanswered questions. You might as well stop watching after episode 1 because the story line isn't going to get all too much clearer to you, and you'll be left asking yourself the same questions at the end of the series that you did at the end of the first episode.
Art 8- Character design is rather poor and childish but the texturing and animation is outstanding. This is a great example of CG blending with traditional animation that looks great. Some of the most interesting art in the series can be found in the ed, really original concept they used there.
Sound 9 The main girls voice is a bit on the annoying side but other than that no real complaints, this is one of the best intro songs I've heard and it really does well in summing up the themes of the anime.
Characters 6- You never really grow to care for any of the characters in this. With the exception of the male lead most characters are typical and bland, and the main intrigue of the male lead is the fact that he has no memories. The main girl comes across as whiny and pathetic with out any strengths of her own aside from her looks. Undeveloped love story angles, which would have been fine not to develop if they hadn't started on that path and then just seemed to forget about it by the next episode. There repeated use of the term 'Johnny' to refer to a penis comes off as childish and silly, in some instances it's made to be taken this way, but in other, more serious parts of the show, such as threatening to rip off ones 'Johnny' and a character that has never been treated right by any ones 'Johnny' and needs to be loved by a good 'Johnny' just comes across as bad and makes it almost impossible to take the scenes seriously.
Enjoyment 7 For the most part I sat through this waiting impatiently for the next episode to find out the answerers to the questions raised previously, but since those answerers never came apparently it was all in vein. So while it did keep my interest for awhile, it wasn't much more than a disappointing let down in the end.
Overall 6- I had some enjoyment while watching it but I can't particularly recommend this to anyone. Hopefully the movies (or perhaps second season?) will help to actually finish the story that they did a good job in creating. If taking this as a complete series, it fails, but as an opening to a series it could have alot of potential. read more
Users with cellphone in a survival game aiming for the top to be granted supremacy.
Indeed similar, while watching Mirai Nikki it brought me back the feeling i had when i used to watch Higashi no Eden.
Both series are action and mystery genres, as well both share an important point of the main line in the plot: a teenager (Akira for Higashi and Yukiteru for Mirai) received a "special phone" and has to somewhat change the world with it.
Akira has 10 billions of yen which he has to use to change Japan for good, as well Yukiteru has the diary of future which he needs to use in order to survive and become the new god of space and time.
Still, both characters, are introduced to play this "game" and have to pay attention to the other contestants who, of course, will try anything in their power to trouble them, or else worse, kill them; because everyone wants obviously win the game.
The strong action of both series will keep you very interested as to know what will come next, by each episode you'll watch.
If you liked one of those, it's highly probable that you will enjoy the other as well!
Both are games which involve life and death making players involuntarily participate and be the last man standing, making it all possible by special aid from their cellphones.
Higashi no Eden reminded me a lot of Mirai Nikki. Both are really interesting stories about 12 people in a "game." Using their cell phone, one of them will change the world somehow while the rest will die.
They're basically the same thing, except Mirai Nikki has phones that tell the future and Eden of the East has phones that give you mad stacks.
Both contain 12 people involved in some kind of survival game with mobile phones however Higashi no Eden is less annoying
Owners of special cell phones participate in a survival game.
Mirai Nikki is the horror version of Higashi no Eden, in my opinion.
Both involve 12 players fighting to stay alive
Both involve players using their special cell phones to win the battle
Both involve a Mysterious mastermind behind the game
In both anime the main character is helped by a girl
They both involve strategy and planning in order to win the game
In both series the protagonist has a cell phone that change the fate of the world, and its played out like a game controlled by a "god" like being.
Both anime's plots involve a supernatural cellphone and a game, in which the winner dominates and the losers die.
12 people with special cell phones compete in a survival game in Japan. One of the cell phone holders watches the other eleven. One of the main characters loses their memories early on. The winner of the survival game gets a position of power.
They are 12 people connected in a game with cellphones with a battle royale outcome, only one can survive.
They are very different in animation style and way of storytelling but they are both great and if you love the 12 people+cellpphone+battle royale story you'll love both of them!
twelve contestants are given a cell phone that becomes their "tool to survive" - the last one standing wins.
When I saw Mirai Nikki, I remembered immediately Higashi no Eden.
The fact that they use mobile phones as a way to change the future - in different ways and with ambitions a bit different, but still this way. - Got me interested in both stories.
A plot well done, many great works.
The use of cellphones in order to see the events of other peoples actions in Eden of the east there is basically one diary with all the events in it and its always being updated but in Mirai Nikki Each Diary is different and corresponds with that persons physical and mental conditions.
Higashi no Eden and Mirai Nikki are quite similar. First, the plot are mainly based on a game that's used on a cellphone. Second, the main character feels lost in the anime and tries to figure out what to do. Third, people die; though, Mirai Nikki is more bloody.
a game played with cellphones for a select few humans
Both Higashi no Eden and Mirai Nikki have 12 individuals with phones (usually) that have something special about them. One major difference is Higashi's less supernatural and not a horror anime like Mirai Nikki. Also, it should be noted that Higashi ONLY has special phones involved, whereas the powers in Mirai Nikki don't necessarily require a phone...it just has to be some sort of diary (be that a phone, book, or what have you). Still, if you enjoyed the idea of 12 individuals getting thrown in a special (and oftentimes dangerous) situation against each other, or if you enjoyed one of these two, you'll probably like the other. Probably. :)
Both involve several people working against each other in a high-stakes competition.
Both series, through the use of cell phones and knowledge, allow for a total of 12 individuals to compete in a survival game. In Mirai Nikki, the objective of the game is to destroy everyone else's diary, or simply kill them, until there is only one person left standing. This final person, by winning the game, is granted the title of god in the place of Deus ex Machina, who is on the verge of death. While, in Higashi no Eden, the objective of the game is for the participants to "save" Japan by using the 10 billion yen that is on their phone. Both series are great and will leave you in awe.
both are survival games involving a group of 12 people who have cell phones possessing strange qualities that help the participant compete without giving them an actual supernatural power to fight.
both have shocking twists and turns that leave you wondering who is on who's side, and an ending that is impossible to grasp.
both manage to wrap up their stories in such a way that you are both surprised, satisfied, and left to wonder what will happen.
both have unusual romances for the lead characters.
Both story is about the main character gets a cell phone with awesome power and their mission is to change the world.....but mirai nikki is more of a horror genres and Eden of the east is more of a romance genres....my point is both anime are good and if you seen one you show check out the other
Both stories have "battle royale" theme. Participants using cellphones with special abilities.
Both of these animes contain cell phones with mysterious powers. Each show had 12 players and the goal is to be the overall winner of a game.
Mirai Nikki is more serious and sci-fi, Higashi no Eden is funnier and has a lighter feel.
Both animes involve a game of life and death , with unknown opponents competing for a grand prize. Both also use phones(or in mirai nikki case phones or something similar) to help them in their task. Mirai Nikki contains fantasy elements, with gore. On the other hand eden of the east is more realistic, and is not as graphic. Both animes though are definetly worth a watch.
In both anime we have a group of people who possess mobile phones that give them powers, and in the end have to achieve a goal even if that means killing the other mobile phone users.
replace the "future diaries" with lots of moneys and take the crazy stalker out in Mirai Nikki and you get Higashi no Eden!
Both are similar in a way that it is a game of survival and there are 12 contestants who don't all know each other.
Both of them consist of characters taking part in a survival game, with mobile phones as the tool to battle one another. However Mirai Nikki decides to portray this in a much more violent way, making you want to see how the Diary owners will fare in battles against one and other. Whereas Eden of the East pulls you in with a much more mysterious feel, giving you the desire to watch more to piece together the mystery.
-Both animes talk about a game between 12 person in order to save the world
-In the 2 series , the players have special phones that gives them special features ..
beceuse of games and mobile phones....
Both have light romance; both use cell phones in a quest to dominate and control the world.
Both have survival games where their cellphones have powers that help them stay alive.They both have some drama in them but for the most part Higashi no Eden is a Mystery while Mirai Nikki is a Horror/Action.Both female leads are opposites of each other and almost the same can be said for the male lead.
As others have said, they are similar! A game using your lives in Japan!
However, Mirai Nikki is a bit more... Wild and disturbing compared to Higashi no Eden, which is really cute and funny most of the time. Higashi no Eden is leaned more towards girls IMO.
They both are survival games. They both use cell phones in the game. They both have at least double digit enemies meaning at least 10 others besides the Protagonist. Both the protagonists are male and are friendly with a female. They are both action packed from the start and interest never fades.
Tournament to the death using special cellphones.
Mirai Nikki and Higashi no Eden both deal with a game where 12 contestants battle out (with the use of their phones) to determine one winner.
Both series were epic and awesome!
SURVIVAL GAME: The plots for both includes having 12 people gathered and given a special cellphone in order for them to survive. The cellphone is what identifies them as a player, fighting to win a mysterious battle.
Mirai Nikki is more horror, gore, and supernatural than Eden of the East as it is more innocent and has a lighter story.
Both have a great love story that will let you sail great ships lol
Both are a death games with the mobile phone as their primary tool.
Both focus on extraordinary mobile phones that have a massive impact on the plot. Both are survival games where the last man standing is the victor. Mirai Nikki and Eden have appealing art styles and amazing openings. There is also a romance aspect, even though Eden lacks the yandere element haha
Mirai Nikki ( Future Diary ) and Higashi no Eden ( Eden of The East ) are both very similar. The plots of both series is the main male character being sent into a real life death game were you have to kill the other players to survive. Both are VERY similar. The similarities are.....
- Both have cell phones as their weapons
- Both main male and female characters fall in love
- Both are plots are the same
- Both main male characters become more mature as the series continues.
- Both main female main support the male main
- Both have to fight to survive
If you haven't seen these series, I highly recommend it :)
While Higashi no Eden and Mirai Nikki are different in terms of character, they share the same idea of twelve people who are selected and forced to play a "game." The two animes also share the idea of the "players" having phones with a certain degree of power.
Similar in regards to the survival games played among those involved and mobile phones being used in the most part as the tool in which the player can use to obtain an advantage.
Both anime have some sort of death game, where the winner becomes very powerful. Both use phones as their main tool. Both have good romance. Both have badass characters (Mirai Nikki: Yuno / Higashi no Eden: Akira Takizawa) Both are thrilling and contain some spectacular plot twists :) A must watch!
Both anime are survival games where the players have to win using their mobile phones and then they can make the world better
-both have the "op cell phones"
-eden has a better romance, but mirai nikki has a romance(though creepy) too
- both main characters have the aim to take over a role that was formerly inherited by the initiator of the game
- neither yukiteru nor takizawa get arrogant/egoistic in spite of their power
-Both deal with individuals chosen for something
-Only one is supposed to survive in the end
-Involves the use of cell phones (for the most part) to do things
They are both Survival Games and There are 12 Participants who needs to use their cellphones to change the world. However only one shall be the winner and the MC also has a relationship with the female lead. Although The Female Lead in Mirai Nikki is a lot more "Clingy" than the one in Higashi no Eden. If you like The first one then you will like the other.
The core concepts of both these shows are very similar and at the same time very different. The concept of the cell phone as their main tool of survival and destruction are unique and similar between both series. The mystery of the game and the concealment of main characters through out each series with each having their own motive to save or kill each other is right along the lines of Higashi no Eden. I highly recommend if you liked Eden and what something that is very similar but with a refreshing twist and new characters, Mirai Nikki would be perfect.
The plot of both shows revolves around cell phones that citizens have been given and are forced to use in order to survive. The main characters of each discover new things about their respective "games" and learn how to function within them. Both shows contain an ultimatum that includes death as a possible penalty. Psychologically thrilling with a hint of romance, both series will have you on the edge of your seat until the end.
Both animes are are about a survival game and the number of players is the same-12.
-include a game with 12 participants
-have a device of some sort to use in the game (the Salecao phones for Higashi no Eden and the future diaries for Mirai Nikki)
-both have male a female leads where female is interested in the guy
-Mirai Nikki is more violent and has more gore
-the female lead in Higashi no Eden is not a killer
-different overall feel in anime
If you liked Mirai Nikki, then you may like Higashi no Eden. As in Mirai Nikki, there is a game using mobile phones where each candidate must eliminate the others to win. But it has less violence, much more thinking and no fantastic stuff.
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.
-Both uses numbers as code name
-Both involve act of terrorism happening
-Both involve a certain mystery (Memory lost for Eden, Mysterious past for Zankyou)
Zankyou no Terror talks about terrorism, but introduces us a plot about experiments and conspirancy, all this with a mysterious aura. This mysterious aura is what both animes have in common. Higashi no Eden tells us the story about a boy without memories of himself, however he is playing in a very dangerous game, with conspirancy included!
Following a thriller-like narrative, both series conveys the story of a young girl that gets involved with a people involved with terrorism. Throughout both series, they are forced to make difficult decisions that have potential consequences. But at the same time, they begin adapting with their new living environment. There are various mind games throughout both series as well that takes the format of cat-and-mouse scenarios. Recommended for anyone interested in a thriller tale to tell.
In both shows, we have the main characters acting in the role of "terrorists", to achieve some goals of their own. Mystery shrouds around the motives behind their acts of terrorism, and it takes the whole show to figure out why they do what they do.
Do you like attractive and charismatic young adults getting wrapped up in terrorist plots, then look no further than Higashi no Eden or Zankyou no Terror. Both of the main female characters inexplicably find themselves helping out terrorists, but why exactly have these young men decided to lead such a dangerous life to begin with? Only time will tell.
These two anime both literally begin with a bang, i.e. a terrorist attack in Tokyo. They are both beautifully animated and feature interesting young protagonists in the adult world.
TERRORISM: The main characters are named after numbers, Nine and Twelve (Zankyou no Terror) and No. Nine (Eden of the East) and their mysterious motives have something to do with the terrorist attacks in Japan.
Also, a female characters, Saki and Lisa, are both innocent girls who ended up being a part of these events.
Both beautifully animated, but Zankyou no Terror has a darker plot line as Eden of the East seems like a light and cute love story involved.
Both involve a shy, quiet girl who accidentally gets involved with individuals tied to terrorism. Zankyo no Terror is a lot more stone faced serious however.
Wonderfully done shows about a boy (2 boys in ZnT) who is a terrorist and has mysterious motives (in HnE the boy doesn't know his motive though).
He accidentally meets a regular girl who stays with him.
Also, Akira and Twelve are a lot alike.
The MCs do terrorist things, but don't seem like they want to hurt anyone.
The characters have numbers for names.
Other "number" character(s) come to mess up the MCs plans.
Both use terrorism as a main plot point.
Both have young ladies tagging along with the main character(s).
Both have an element of mystery involved.
Both anime are 11 episodes.
Higashi no Eden is much more lighthearted and silly while Zankyou no Terror is much darker and edgier.
In Higashi no Eden, the mystery revolves around the main character's lost memories while in Zankyou no Terror, the mystery revolves around the main characters' mysterious pasts.
Personally I prefer Zankyou no Terror though Higashi no Eden was pretty good nevertheless.
There are many similiar things that ZnT is like Eden of the east :
1. Terrorist attack
2. Mysterious motive of both main characters
3. The heroine got involved without knowing a thing
4. Rather hard to fully understand the plot
5. The are peopled who wants to catch the main character
6. Really have good art, animation, and soundtrack
7. Have complex storyline despise only 11 episodes
If you are an adult viewer who want's a little chalenging short anime, you should try both.
Zankyou no Terror and Higashi no Eden both start off with the focus of a teenage girl getting involved with a terrorist or group of terrorists.
HnE tends to trail off and get somewhat silly, however, while ZnT tends to stay serious and focuses on some more intellectual aspects.
Both shows have terrorists.
Both have really interesting and mistery plot
Both chartecters use number as names (in higashi they have real names too)
Both have Americans and talking in Engrish
XI from HnE is similiar to five from ZnT
Both they have the same kind of style and great opening's. Both are terrorists anime's . Also both anime's have great main characters that keeps you entertaining.
Both of them have this mysterious feel around the plot and characters working behind the scenes for a larger vision.
Similar art, both about searching and complicated feelings, a little bit tragic.
If you like a complex story with an ending that explains it all, you might like these anime's.
The shows have similar themes. Both have protagonists who are involved with questionable organizations and may have conflict with others who possess abilities like their own. They have a touch of sci-fi and take place mostly in urban areas. Darker than Black is more action-oriented. Both shows require the viewer to pay attention in order to keep up with the plot.
The main guys both have special powers. Higashi no Eden reminds me of Darker than BLACK...
Both of these take place in a strange version of Japan that's basically our own, but there's one big thing that affects the country - even the world - with the protagonists smack dab right in the middle of things.
Both have mystery, full of secrets plot, theme with with people who got phenomenal force.
for those people who watch dubbed anime, you will notice Takizawa and Hei are voice by the same person in the english version. Hei meets a girl name Suo and she follows hei and help him. in Higashi no eden Saki is the girl who follows Takky around. Also both shows are very realistic(as said in the Funimation Higashi no Eden staff commentary).
These series have some strange happenings going on with a select group of people and a rather strange controlling organization that the main character challenges. Both series have conflict of good vs evil but also have some ambiguities to that problem and difficult choices. The main characters in both can act in different ways than what would be expected and can act in a self sacrificing heroic way. Both have a sci fi futuristic theme set in a not too distant future on earth. These series both have excellent animation art wise and complicated plots that make you think and keep you wondering.
In both series, there is a sense of mystery in the void surrounding the origins of the settings as well as the characters and organizations involved.
There is supernatural events involved and the main characters gets caught up in situations that puts their lives in danger. There is also a sense of complexity regarding the nature of theses situations.
The main character is also accompanied by a female character and they share a unique relationship.
Both of these animes have main characters who are voiced by the same person in the english dub. And they both have black hair and use cell phones a lot.
Both anime have an ''organisation'' whose member(s) are the main characters, and both anime gradually reveal their stories and the characters' backgrounds in a unique way.
Both are slower paced, urban-setting anime that build up to an amazing climax. Also, Takizawa from EotE and Hei's "Li" cover identity have similar characteristics and demeanor.
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)
Both have a kind of cat and mice plot. Both of them is about being a kind of a "god" and about trying to change the world. The both includes apples, too! The two are fantastic, and you should watch both.
Main chracters can change world in their own way, also they have special things that grant wishes - in DN it's a note and in Higashi it's a mobile phone
Both are about a teenager suddenly gets the power to change Japan with a power they received. Both are epic.
So if you were given a chance to change the world would you use it? Even if it meant people would die for your cause?
Both series involves several groups facing off against each other in a life or death game to find out whose form of justice will prevail.
There are phones that will do anything you request, even kill someone, like the book in Death Note. The story is equally good in both, definitely a must watch!
The guy who is called Akira in Eden of the East has some similarities to the characters in Death Note, it obviously nods to the other series when Akira points his finger and says bang and I think he sits in a chair similar to L once too. His character is like a blend of Light and L in a way, he has this cellphone which can do anything, while in Deathnote the notebook of course is the magical object. In Deathnote, the Shinigami is behind the scenes while in Eden of the East there is a strange organization and man running it behind the scenes.
Both have a test of the main characters personality and character and in Eden this is more positive.
Eden ( Higashi ) is also VERY funny at times and has side characters that are really funny at times like "Panties".
It also is very dark at times. It starts out after a disaster known as Careless Monday hits Japan and the police are on the lookout for Akira as the suspect.
All in all this is an 11 out of 10 - don't miss watching this plus the two movies which complete the story!!!!
Definitely recommend to anyone who wants an anime that goes beyond the average and really makes you think.
The Art is excellent. The characters are excellent. The plot is engaging and has action as well as thinking. There is nothing I did NOT like about this.
Both anime's main character has been granted the power to change the world one way or another
These two anime are so different, it's scary. However, they both start with the same premise, and if you liked either of them for that reason, then the other one is for you. They both begin with the thought that, given enough power, one person can change the entire world. However, the main characters in these anime go in opposite directions. They both end up making themselves the villain, but one does it in order to save everyone. The other is just a villain to begin with. If you like the premise of one, the other one is for you.
Both won't make the world a better place to live,finding hidden opponent and obeying the rules of the game.
Despite Death Note being much more sinister the concept of the Death Note itself serves a purpose very similar to Juiz and the Selecao cell phones in Higashi No Eden. Essentially both Light and the Selecaos are given power to give commands thanks to these objects and although Light starts out using the Death Note to be righteous and god-like in his murderous decisions he becomes insane. In Higashi No Eden however there are more than one Selecao and they all use their cell phones in different ways despite the purpose of being given them is to become a "savior" of Japan and use them to benefit the nation.
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!
In both series the main characters are supposed to make the world better with their "notes".
In Higashi no Eden is their note a mobile phone and in Death Note a note of paper with magical power.
The biggest similarity of these shows is the same theme, the money. Also there are few miniature similarities in the story as well.
Both about the economy. ED sang by same person.
Very similar in the sense that both series involve a group of people who are given money which they can use to help improve the future
Similar type of argument, similar style.
one guy goes into a whole world made up of money. of course, money can bring out the worst of people, so this guy has to do something about it.
their both realistic in some sort of way in regards of how people will act with money around them.
Both involve money and both have fluid animations. Also, characters are pitted against each other like a game.
They have cellphones with money and it's a game, story is very different from eachother though.
But both are thrilling and you want to know what happens next!
Deal with some of our contemporary issues. While Eden of the East has a lighthearted comedic feel to it, C has a more serious, solemn tone.
In both anime, their premises are based on some sort of competition between chosen individuals, in a tournament that somehow involves money.
Gets lots of money, but doesn't use it how normal people would normally use, but get into the game.
Both have the same theme which is money and it is used in a game like manner. The money is used to try to make the world a better place.
Both revolve around the power and consequences of money
Both are short series dealing with economics and "saving" Japan to some degree. Both main male characters are involved in a "game" that eventually affects those around them. Their futures are dependent upon these games. Money is power and success - and when you run out of it, your game is over.
It's detective and full of adventures. You can find many similar things.
Both series can be called city fantasy.
Both have unique sincere characters that capture your attention up to the last episode.
Both offer complex though super interesting plot and a lots of mysteris.
Both combine action, thriller, slice of life, comedy and romance.
Both are really worth watching!
The athmosphere is very alike and crowd of NEETs from Higashi reminds Dollars from Durara.
Conspiracy anime, full of twists and turns
same lighthearted tone and flippancy with reality
Both are psychological/action anime about the influence of social networks and how they form communities amongst, and bonds between, people that don't know each other in real life.
Quite similar graphics and atmosphere, a bunch of kids forming a sort of online community thinking to create their own type of new/better world.With a decent amount of supernatural stuff happening, mysteries are yet to be revealed
Both series leaves you guessing at some point and has the same atmosphere.
Both have some genre in common and the art is similar.
Both are influenced by social networks with a twisted plot.
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!
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