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Eden of the East 

Higashi no Eden (original title)
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On November 22, 2010 ten missiles strike Japan. However, this unprecedented terrorist act, later to be called as "Careless Monday," does not result in any apparent victims, and is soon ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Ryohei Kimura Ryohei Kimura ...  Akira Takizawa 11 episodes, 2009
Saori Hayami ...  Saki Morimi 11 episodes, 2009
Leah Clark ...  Saki Morimi 11 episodes, 2009
Jason Liebrecht ...  Akira Takizawa 11 episodes, 2009
Takuya Eguchi Takuya Eguchi ...  Satoshi Osugi 9 episodes, 2009
Michael Sinterniklaas ...  Satoshi Osugi 9 episodes, 2009
Sakiko Tamagawa Sakiko Tamagawa ...  Juiz 9 episodes, 2009
Hayato Taya Hayato Taya ...  Haruo Kasuga 9 episodes, 2009
Stephanie Young ...  Juiz 9 episodes, 2009
John Burgmeier ...  Haruo Kasuga 8 episodes, 2009
Motoyuki Kawahara Motoyuki Kawahara ...  Kazuomi Hirasawa 8 episodes, 2009
Lydia Mackay ...  Sis 8 episodes, 2009
Ayaka Saito Ayaka Saito ...  Mikuru 'Micchon' Katsuhara 8 episodes, 2009
Kimiko Saitô Kimiko Saitô ...  Onee 8 episodes, 2009
Stephanie Sheh ...  Mikuru 'Micchon' Katsuhara 8 episodes, 2009
J. Michael Tatum ...  Kazuomi Hirasawa 8 episodes, 2009
John Gremillion ...  Daiju Mononobe / ... 5 episodes, 2009
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On November 22, 2010 ten missiles strike Japan. However, this unprecedented terrorist act, later to be called 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. and he is stark naked, except for the gun he holds in one hand, and the mobile phone he's holding with the other hand. A phone that is charged with 8,200,000,000 yen in digital cash. Written by Production I.G.

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9 April 2009 (Japan) See more »

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The Japanese title "Higashi no Eden" (Eden of the East) is a reversal of "Eden no Higashi" (East of Eden) a novel by John Steinbeck. See more »

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Spin-off Eden of the East the Movie II: Paradise Lost (2010) See more »

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Performed by school food punishment
Lyrics by Yumi Uchimura
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Arrangement by school food punishment and Ryô Eguchi
Strings arrangement by Ryô Eguchi and Tatsuya Murayama
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Unique and exciting political intrigue thriller, kind of
22 April 2011 | by trcky1See all my reviews

It's hard to describe the type of series this is. It involves the NEET class and the economical-political attitude amongst Japan's youth toward the older upper-class management. One of these youths, Takizawa, mysteriously comes into possession of a phone that enables him to enact changes in his and others' lives. Fate causes him to meet Saki, a recent graduate seeking employment, and the adventure begins.

The tone of the film is lighthearted, even though the plot deals heavily in political intrigue and adventure. The story is well-written to reveal stepwise all the events occurring before, during, and after Takizawa's and Saki's fateful meeting, including some quirky romance, intrigue, and action. The series ends on a fun and exciting solution to some of the problems that Takizawa encounters along the way, but leaves us with new questions and lead-ins to the following 2 feature films for the series.

I've seen the feature films, and unfortunately, they don't maintain the same level of excitement, mystery, and fun that the original series does. It feels as they're made simply to finish the story lines with logical endings. I'd recommend just watching the original series, and even though it's tough, don't bother with the following feature films to answer the questions created by the series.


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