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 9888098,880 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #17502
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1392
Members: 171,622
Favorites: 140

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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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"invisible" by LEAH

Ending Theme

"Light Prayer" by School Food Punishment

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Apr 25, 2010
After hearing mixed reviews I wasn't sure what to expect from The King of Eden. I'm a huge fan of the first season and was really eager to see the continuation of the storyline.

The story essentially picks up from where the first season left off. Takizawa has gone missing and the Eden members are trying to locate him.

There are a few storylines intertwined as well as new Selecao revealed and old favourites returning. I found it was steadily paced, developing the characters further and setting up what I would expect to be an action packed finale.

One of the ...
Jun 20, 2011
Mixed Feelings
I know I gave the movie low mark, but please read the review instead of immediately voting down with fanboy rage. I am writing the review for people who haven't seen the King of Eden yet, but who've watched Eden of the East/

I begin by stating I loved the original Eden of the East. The story was fresh and the main characters were loveable. The art style was modern and realistic and the show didn't take itself too seriously, even with a political plot.

This isn't always the case with the movie.

---Story--- score: 5
As always with a movie, time is a limit, a story ...
Jul 10, 2012
Higashi no Eden, the series, was original, fun, and even interesting. The series really started to gain momentum as time passed on, and by the end I was very interested in what would happen next. Sadly, this movie was a let down.

The original series definitely had some issues -- poorly done CGI effects, awful English (and I'm not even talking about the dub), and strange art decisions (Saki's eyes, for instance). All those things remain, but now they have taken away what made the original good. Higashi no Eden redeemed itself in it's interesting characterization and a plot that was pretty captivating, when it was ...

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