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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 ...
 Satoshi Osugi (9 episodes, 2009)
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 Satoshi Osugi (9 episodes, 2009)
Sakiko Tamagawa ...
 Juiz (9 episodes, 2009)
Hayato Taya ...
 Haruo Kasuga (9 episodes, 2009)
Stephanie Young ...
 Juiz (9 episodes, 2009)
John Burgmeier ...
 Haruo Kasuga (8 episodes, 2009)
Motoyuki Kawahara ...
 Kazuomi Hirasawa (8 episodes, 2009)
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 Sis (8 episodes, 2009)
Ayaka Saito ...
 Mikuru 'Micchon' Katsuhara (8 episodes, 2009)
Kimiko Saitô ...
 Onee (8 episodes, 2009)
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 Mikuru 'Micchon' Katsuhara (8 episodes, 2009)
J. Michael Tatum ...
 Kazuomi Hirasawa (8 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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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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Mikaeru ka Beriaru
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Performed by Saori Hayami
Lyrics by Hitomi Tsuburaya
Music and arrangement by Kenji Kawai
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Unique and exciting political intrigue thriller, kind of
22 April 2011 | by (United States) – See 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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