Ranked #370
Higashi no Eden

Higashi no Eden

Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 10, 2009 to Jun 19, 2009
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.131 (scored by 118163 users)
Ranked: #3702
Popularity: #94
Members: 212,362
Favorites: 2,929
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Synopsis

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
Main
Kimura, Ryouhei
Japanese
Kimura, Ryouhei
Morimi, Saki
Morimi, Saki
Main
Hayami, Saori
Japanese
Hayami, Saori
Shiratori, Kuroha
Shiratori, Kuroha
Supporting
Igarashi, Rei
Japanese
Igarashi, Rei
Katsuhara, Mikuru
Katsuhara, Mikuru
Supporting
Saitou, Ayaka
Japanese
Saitou, Ayaka

Staff

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

More episodes Episodes(0/11)

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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



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game8910
Jun 22, 2009 11:26 PM
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.

Story:
+ 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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Evil_Mousou
Jun 7, 2013 4:13 PM
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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TheLlama
Dec 31, 2009 7:13 PM
"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. read more
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BurningLeaves
Jul 25, 2009 7:11 PM
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 read more
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Anime: Zankyou no Terror
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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Both of them have this mysterious feel around the plot and characters working behind the scenes for a larger vision.  
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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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