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"Eden of the East" (2009) More at IMDbPro »"Higashi no Eden" (original title), TV series 2009-

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Release Date:
9 April 2009 (Japan) See more »
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Unique and exciting political intrigue thriller, kind of See more (9 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 16 of 50)
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)

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 (11 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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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Higashi no Eden" - Japan (original title)
"Eden of the East Compilation: Air Communication" - International (English title) (reissue title)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) (VHS/DVD rating) | France:10 (DVD rating) | Germany:12 | New Zealand:M | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:18 | UK:15 | USA:TV-MA

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Writer director Kenji Kamiyama was originally going to produce a second season but instead decided to make two feature length movies to follow up.See more »
Movie Connections:
Mikaeru ka BeriaruSee more »


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5 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Unique and exciting political intrigue thriller, kind of, 22 April 2011
Author: trcky1 from United States

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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