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Higashi no Eden

Alternative Titles

English: Eden of The East
Synonyms: Higashi no Eden
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: Fridays at 00:45 (JST)
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Original
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.081 (scored by 133,497 users)
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Ranked: #4302
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #108
Members: 246,046
Favorites: 3,300
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Episodes: /11


College student Saki Morimi is on a trip in the United States at what she believes to be the center of the world, Washington, DC. While at the White House, she has a misunderstanding with the local police, only to be bailed out by a stark naked young man who is brandishing a gun and a phone! During this timeframe, on the other side of the world, Japan has suffered a missile attack.

The young man she meets is Akira Tokizawa. He's a Seleção, one of twelve individuals participating in a game that involves “saving” Japan. He has ¥8.2 billion in digital currency left in his phone to use as he deems necessary. If the money is squandered, or the mission is failed, then he will be eliminated.

As Higashi no Eden unfolds, Akira will meet the other Seleção, including a serial killer and a police detective, and discover what really happened during the “Careless Monday” terrorist attack, along with the reason why his memories were wiped.


Higashi no Eden won the Animation Kobe Award in the Television category during the Animation Kobe festival in 2009 as well as the best television series of the year award at the ninth annual Tokyo International Anime Fair.

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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

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

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"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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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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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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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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