Friday 25 October 2013

Eden of the East Episodes 1-6 Review

Eden of the East Episodes 1-6 directed by Kenji Kamiyama, produced by Production I.G. Review

Akira finds himself in front of the White House without any memory of who he is or how he got there. He soon meets a woman named Saki. When the two of them return to Japan, Akira must unravel the mystery of just who he is. Will he succeed or is what happened in the past better left forgotten?

Spawning a trilogy of films as well as some novels, the first 6 episodes of Eden of the East are filled with twists and turns as Akira slowly pieces together his past. The show moves at a slow pace akin to live action dramas. The show boasts distinct character designs courtesy of Chika Umino.

The one downside to this series thus far is that the slow pacing can occasionally work against it and the series can feel a tad dull. That being said the show thus far has plenty of things going on both visually and plot wise to keep the viewer invested. The animation is also solid as come to be expected of works animated by I.G.     

Rating: 8/10

Eden of the East is streaming on Netflix Canada and Funimation’s website and is available on home video from Funimation. 

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