Ranked #394

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
Source: Original
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.111 (scored by 122,846 users)
Ranked: #3942
Popularity: #97
Members: 222,956
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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.

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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
Itazu, Yutaka
Itazu, Yutaka
Hiyama, Nobuyuki
Hiyama, Nobuyuki


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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Nov 17, 2015
Did you ever wonder what would you do if you were given the power to decide the fate of an entire nation? I wouldn't go into details since I don't want to spoil anything about this show but it pretty much revolves around this question. This show is really unique in the way the story is told and the characters are presented, sure there are other shows with similar themes but this anime handled this kind of theme with a different approach which felt really refreshing. I loved the suspense, it reigned over the show in a brilliant way, also the main protagonist is a read more
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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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Nov 1, 2015
Higashi no Eden is definitely a refreshing anime, rather than any other typical mystery anime like death note or mirrai nikki this anime will not give you that heavy pain which is worse than anime pads. 11 episodes seems little but it help the story to flow in a straight line, you would never get a chance to fast forward any scenes in the entire series.It is rated violent/profanity but trust me its been handled so well that even kodomo's can't get hurt from these scenes.

You would get involved in the story so much that you wouldn't get the chance to know well read more
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