Wow, it’s been forever…no excuses…well, I have some, but I won’t spew them here…
I’ve been watching a lot of anime lately, which is nice since I haven’t been able to much lately. There’s a lot of series I have to talk about; I’m currently watching Infinite Ryvius, FullMetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Durarara!!, and the one I’m gonna talk about today: Eden of the East.
Now I haven’t finished the series yet (it’s only 11 episodes long with a couple movies finishing the story apparently) so I don’t have a full overview of the series, but I can say that I am crazy about it.
(I’m going to try to tip toe around spoilers here…and avoid major things so I look less stupid when I finish it)
The story follows Akira as he struggles to find his identity after having it wiped clean in the first episode. He is part of some kind of secret organization. Literally all he has is a bizarre cell phone and a robust memory for movies.
The second main character is Saki. A recent college graduate visiting the U.S. as a graduation trip meets Akira and is promptly saved after doing something stupid. She is a shy girl that really doesn’t have a plan for her life. She accompanies Akira in his quest with knowing about his ties to the organization.
The setting is mainly modern Japan. But this Japan is bizarre and disaffected to itself. Just a year before the beginning of the story 10 missiles struck the country in unpopulated areas, killing none, but still should be more important to it’s people than it seems to be. It’s even dubbed “Careless Monday” by the population.
So far, this show is terribly interesting…it has loads of mystery and excitement. It isn’t terribly lighr hearted, but it does pace very well and makes you want to come back for more after every episode. As an incredible bonus, the character designs are done by Umino Chika, the artist behind Honey and Clover (an anime/manga that I have previously posted about) so the characters are a pleasure to observe. The backgrounds and all of the minute details are so crisp, it really is a joy to look at, and would be a great show to have on blu ray….instead of watching it online like I do…
Also, blazinanime has sadly shuttered it doors, but I have found justdubs.net to be a more than worthy replacement
I can’t wait to finish all of it’s dubbed content and report back….hopefully it won’t be months this time..