Friday, July 10, 2009

Eden Of the East

It was fun watching Eden Of the East, and with 2 movies already announced, I guess we will still be hearing from it. As I have already said in the First Look I have written about this series, the story follows a mysterious boy that doesn't seem to remember who he is and what happened to him. As he unravels the mystery, he discovers that he is actually part of a game. A rich billionaire paid 12 people 10 billion yen, and gave them the task to save Japan. Each one of them should spend the money in its own way, how he thinks he can save this country. If you run out of money, you will be killed by one of the 12 members, a so called "spectator". If you begin using the money for your own good, you will be killed. If you want to leave the game and you don't use the money at all, you will be killed. There is no escape, you have to play. You have a special phone, and a girl answering your every call named "Juiz". She will do anything you request., and by that I mean ANYTHING. You will understand as soon as you see. The phone also tells you how the other 11 players spend their money. Our main hero discovers these details during the first 4 episodes. What really bother me is that we don't get to know what the title means until late in the story. Like half-way through we are presented with what "Eden of the East" actually is. Will the boy save Japan, while trying to save himself from the other players? You will have to watch and see for yourself. The animation is beautifully crafted and the soundtrack is pretty well chosen. The characters are kind of annoying, especially the side ones. It starts as a good mystery, but looses its grip on reality. You see players ask things from Juiz like "buy a hotel" and it happens so fast that you're utterly standing there thinking "what the fuck is wrong with you people?". By the end of the series it's mainly an adventure with a little bit of suspense. If you're a fan of great animation and suspense, give it a try. But beware, you will either hate it or love it from the moment it start, as there is no place for mixed feelings when it comes to Eden of the East.

ps: 2 movies coming up *drool*

Graphics 9.5/10
Sound 8.5/10
Storyline 9/10
Characters 9/10
Overall 9/10

1 comment:

Sapphire Pyro said...

I think the "buying a hotel" thing is possible in real life. Money can do such wonders O_O

This has been an amazing series. Many things aren't clear though, but they're saved for the movies so I ignored the things that had bothered me in this series. haha!