Higashi no Eden

Eden of The East

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Synonyms: Higashi no Eden
Japanese: 東のエデン
English: Eden of The East
German: Eden of the East
French: Eden of the East
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Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 10, 2009 to Jun 19, 2009
Premiered: Spring 2009
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:45 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Original
Genres: Award WinningAward Winning, MysteryMystery, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi, SuspenseSuspense
Theme: Adult CastAdult Cast
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.751 (scored by 253870253,870 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #10572
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #377
Members: 558,147
Favorites: 4,204

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On November 22, 2010, Japan was hit by missile strikes, a terrorist act that fortunately did not harm anyone, becoming known as "Careless Monday." Quickly forgotten, society goes on about their lives as normal.

During her graduation trip to America three months later, friendly college student Saki Morimi's life is forever changed when she finds herself saved from unexpected trouble by Akira Takizawa. Takizawa is cheerful, but odd in many ways—he is stark naked and suffers from amnesia, believing himself to be a terrorist. In addition, he possesses a strange cell phone loaded with 8.2 billion yen in digital cash.

Despite Takizawa's suspicious traits, Saki quickly befriends the enigmatic young man. However, unbeknownst to her, this is the beginning of a thrilling death game involving money, cell phones, and the salvation of the world. Higashi no Eden chronicles Saki's struggle to unravel the mysteries behind her savior, while Takizawa himself battles other individuals armed with similar cell phones and returning memories which reveal his possible connection to the event from months ago.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


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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Opening Theme

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

Ending Theme

"futuristic imagination" by school food punishment


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 ...
Mar 30, 2014
Mixed Feelings

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 ...
Apr 17, 2010
This show really... gets on my nerve. I had to watch all the way to the last episode (11th) to find out the "truth" behind all the mysteries set up across 10 episodes. That is when all my enjoyment vanishes as the "truth" is literally "naked," empty, and stupid. This anime is really a lame implementation from the inspiration of the American movie Paycheck (2003).
Story: (SPOILER)
A powerful old guy, called Ato Saizou or "Outside" (this is a Japanese pun), after being diagnosed with terminal cancer set up a big game by selecting 12 youngsters, giving each 10 billion yen, and a "magic" cellphone to save ...

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