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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
9 April 2009 (Japan) See more »
Plot:
On November 22, 2010 ten missiles strike Japan. However, this unprecedented terrorist act, later to... See more »
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User Reviews:
Quirky, mysterious, charming, and most of all exciting. See more (9 total) »

Cast

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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)
Michael Sinterniklaas ... 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)
Lydia Mackay ... Sis (8 episodes, 2009)
Ayaka Saito ... Mikuru 'Micchon' Katsuhara (8 episodes, 2009)
Kimiko Saitô ... Onee (8 episodes, 2009)

Stephanie Sheh ... Mikuru 'Micchon' Katsuhara (8 episodes, 2009)
J. Michael Tatum ... Kazuomi Hirasawa (8 episodes, 2009)
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Series Directed by
Kenji Kamiyama (11 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Writing credits
Kenji Kamiyama (11 episodes, 2009)
Andrew Rye (4 episodes, 2009)
Naohiro Fukushima (2 episodes, 2009)
Carlos Kasuga (2 episodes, 2009)
Shunpei Okada (2 episodes, 2009)
Dai Satô (2 episodes, 2009)
Shotaro Suga (2 episodes, 2009)

Series Produced by
Justin Cook .... producer: FUNimation (11 episodes, 2009)
Gen Fukunaga .... executive producer: FUNimation (11 episodes, 2009)
Carly Hunter .... producer: FUNimation (11 episodes, 2009)
Tomohiko Ishii .... producer (11 episodes, 2009)
Mitsuhisa Ishikawa .... executive producer (11 episodes, 2009)
Naoki Kitagawa .... executive producer (11 episodes, 2009)
Mike McFarland .... line producer: FUNimation (11 episodes, 2009)
Tomohisa Nishimura .... line producer (11 episodes, 2009)
Yoshio Takada .... executive producer (11 episodes, 2009)
Hironori Terashima .... executive producer (11 episodes, 2009)
Maki Terashima-Furuta .... executive producer (11 episodes, 2009)
Hiroko Yamada .... executive producer (11 episodes, 2009)
Koji Yamamoto .... producer: Fuji TV (11 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Original Music by
Kenji Kawai (5 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Cinematography by
Kôji Tanaka (1 episode, 2009)
 
Series Art Direction by
Yusuke Takeda (1 episode, 2009)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Masayuki Yoshihara .... assistant director (1 episode, 2009)
 
Series Art Department
Kenji Kamiyama .... storyboard artist (4 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Sound Department
Mike McFarland .... adr director (11 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Special Effects by
Masahiro Murakami .... special effects (11 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Niki Cooper .... post production assistant (11 episodes, 2009)
Makoto Endou .... 3D director / CGI director (11 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Animation Department
Chika Umino .... original character designer (11 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Other crew
Mitsuhisa Ishikawa .... production coordinator (11 episodes, 2009)
Maki Terashima-Furuta .... production coordinator (11 episodes, 2009)
Hiroko Yamada .... production coordinator: Fuji TV (11 episodes, 2009)
Masanori Yamaguchi .... production coordinator: opening animation production (11 episodes, 2009)
 

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"Higashi no Eden" - Japan (original title)
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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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6 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Quirky, mysterious, charming, and most of all exciting., 1 February 2010
Author: Madluke91 from United Kingdom

Eden of the East, a backwards translation of the John Steinbeck Novel East of Eden, is a very mysterious and thrilling anime, following Takizawa and Morimi. The series starts following a series of ten missile strikes on uninhabited areas of Japan, which do not claim any victims. We then move on to three months later where we meet the two main characters of the series: Takizawa is first seen outside of the White house naked, and it becomes apparent he hasn't any memory of his past. He soon meets Morimi and they create a tight bond. Takizawa seems to be involved in an organization consisting of ten 'Selecao', each of whom are given ten billion Japanese dollars, which cannot be directly made into money, but can be used at there disposal. He is also given a phone like gadget, with which he can contact a concierge name Juiz, who in no time at all seems to be able to make any request a reality. The job of the Selecao is to 'Save the Nation', and if they cannot do so before there 10 billion budget runs out, they are killed by the 'Supporter', which is someone no-one knows the identity of. The organization however becomes more and more mysterious, as do the other 9 members.

To try and be balanced i will first try to outline what i believe isn't good about this SHORT anime. Well that is one of the points right there, it's length. Each episode runs about 23 minutes, and there are only 10 before it's all over. That means that the series is all over before you know it, and in my case i was more than ready for more. The second major problem is one which is a big let down in my own humble opinion, and that is that other than the main few characters, the other characters hardly gain any depth, and just seem like cardboard cut-outs, shipped straight out of the typical anime character guide-book. However there is much good to comment on. Firstly the anime has a lot of charm; a unique sense of humour, and great character design. The main characters are also very interesting, and are never short of an interesting situation, and aren't just cardboard cut-outs; they have a lot of depth. The plot is not only very interesting, but also very well crafted and executed, with each episode running smoothly, adding more and more to the story.

So overall the series is very good. If there was more attention to the smaller details, such as the lesser characters, and if the series was longer, the rating could be higher.

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