Higashi no Eden Movie I: The King of Eden

Eden of The East the Movie I: The King of Eden

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Synonyms: Higashi no Eden: Gekijouban I The King of Eden
Japanese: 東のエデン 劇場版I The King of Eden
English: Eden of The East the Movie I: The King of Eden
German: Eden of the East: Der König von Eden
French: Eden of the East: The King of Eden
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 28, 2009
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Original
Genres: MysteryMystery, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi, SuspenseSuspense
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 1 hr. 22 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.541 (scored by 9792497,924 users)
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Ranked: #16892
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Popularity: #1360
Members: 169,720
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After preventing Japan's destruction, Akira Takizawa made one final request to become the "King of Japan," before he erased his memories once again and disappeared. Leaving Saki Morimi with his cellphone, the only clue she has in regards to Akira's whereabouts is the message, "I'll be waiting where our journey started."

Six months later, rumors have spread about Akira, and Saki's search leads her to New York City. However, Saki is not the only person who goes to investigate—with several billion yen burning a hole in their pockets and a challenge to "save Japan," the remaining Seleção are not far behind. Some are willing to help Akira achieve his goals, but a few are making dangerous moves in order to eliminate him and achieve their own picture of a better Japan. With rising stakes and new revelations, the game is still on.

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May 4, 2021
I was really happy there were two movies taking place after the end of the anime, as it left on somewhat of a cliffhanger.

So six months later, the male MC vanished. When the female MC finds him again, his memories are once again erased. Thus a fast-paced battle of mystery and investigating begins. What I like the most about this movie is that the side characters - the other "selecoms" (?), come out to aid the male MC in "winning" the game, or rather "defeating" the game.

This gives us some closure to a couple of their stories that started in the anime, though ...
Jun 30, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Spoiler-free (nothing outside of the MAL synopsis) should-you-watch review:

If you're watching this before seeing the series, stop and watch that first. However: the series doesn't stand alone, the movies are clearly filling in for the second arc, and you should treat them as the remainder of the same season. To see my notes on Eden of the East as a whole, check my review of the series.

That said, this movie chose a weird chunk of the plot to cover, and you're better off forgetting that it's a movie and just watching the series and both movies in one run as 20 or so episodes. On ...
Jun 4, 2022
The story was just more boring than the series. The series has mystery surrounding how everything works and the discovering the system and secrets of the Selecao operation was pretty interesting. The movie has no such interest factor. Yes, Takizawa loses his memory again, but I feel like I'm rewatching the first part of the series again seeing him puzzled and Saki slowly helping him remember who he is. Basically, the movie just has a lot less going on.

The worst part of the movie is the collection of characters. The Eden of the East crew feel like they are just there. They're at the head ...

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