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

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Eden of the East: Season 1: Episode 10 -- After finding out Mr. Outside's true identity, Takizawa learns that those responsible for Careless Monday are planning an even greater attack - but the most disturbing revelation concerns his missing memories.
Eden of the East: :  -- Trailer for Eden Of The East
Eden of the East: :  -- Trailer for Eden Of The East: The Complete Series


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Release Date:
9 April 2009 (Japan) See more »
On November 22, 2010 ten missiles strike Japan. However, this unprecedented terrorist act, later to... See more »
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 (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 (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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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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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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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Entertainment but not entirely satisfying, 1 June 2011
Author: Charles Herold (cherold) from United States

First off, to anyone who watches this, the show keeps talking about "Neets" and at first I thought that was something specific to the show but it turns out it's just a slang term that you can look up on wikipedia, which I would advise if you don't want to keep wondering about it the way I did for half the series.

As for the show itself, Eden of the East is an entertaining little anime series with an interesting premise. The main character is likable and mysterious, although only a few of the characters have any real personality. The story is engaging and has a number of clever ideas in it.

On the other hand, I have a few issues. While I watched this as "the complete series," it is actually more like a first chapter of a longer work, which is why there are a couple of movie sequels (the first of which was wretched; haven't seen the other). Also, the central premise is fairly nuts, and you never get any really convincing rationale for it.

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