Posted by psgels on 29 May 2009 with categories: Eden of the East



Okay, this episode is probably the one that sets up the story for the final arc of this series. With three episodes left until the movie, I have to say that this show turned out to be quite a bit different than I imagined. With 12 Selecao, you’d expect each episode to focus on a different one of them to see how they decided to try and change the world, but the creators cleverly tried to stay out of that formula and instead are going to explore what lies below everything.

Having said that, this wasn’t the most exciting episode though. I really wonder how Akira knew that Shiratori had wings, and what is it with his dreams about “Johnnies”? The parts with Oosugi were also quite annoying, especially when he got jealous for Saki and all. I really don’t know what a pointless love triangle is going to add to this series, especially when there’s no doubt that Akira and Saki are going to end up together.

Still, I like Micchon a lot. Finally we see an actual believable programmer (seriously, most programmers you see in anime nowadays are nothing but l33t hax0rz instead of the software developers that you’d assume them to be, but that’s just me being the computer science student that I am) and that Pants-guy intrigues me, and it’s going to be interesting to see how they’re going to deal with the Selecao system.

Also, I’ve been wondering: what’s up with those squares on everyone’s faces? Are they meant to be subtle shadows or something?

Rating: * (Good)
Quiet building up episode.

10 Responses

  1. c160 says:

    I watched this raw cause I can’t wait for the subs and understood almost nothing >

  2. c160 says:

    My comment got cut off..I watched this raw cause I can’t wait for the subs and understood almost nothing >

  3. c160 says:

    Maybe Akira will die by the end of the series?You know,from Saki’s sacrificed prince monolodue from the 1st episode?And maybe the movie will be about Saki/the eden of the east club trying to bring down Mr Outside/Juiz? Lol I don’t know,its just a speculation..My comment got cut off TWICE..

  4. psgels psgels says:

    c160: be sure not to use the < and > tags, because they will eat up the rest of your post. As for Akira’s death, that would definitely be interesting, though I don’t think that it’s going to end that easily for him.

  5. erwf says:

    Episode 10: Who killed Takizawa Akira?

    =)

  6. trees says:

    “Also, I’ve been wondering: what’s up with those squares on everyone’s faces? Are they meant to be subtle shadows or something?”

    Yes. Talk about poor character design…

  7. bdawg says:

    When you said how did he know she had wings, she doesnt…in the last episode 7, last scene, it shows on the phone something about 3 illusions being bought

  8. aegd says:

    it’s micchan みっちゃん and 滝沢 calls her みったん instead, which annoys her.

    Obviously either of these are her real names, just nicknames. What’s funny is that they never tell us her real name, not even on the official homepage.

    I’m sure you are familiar with name suffixes like たん and ちゃん

  9. aegd says:

    man I feel stupid now. I actually missread the katakana on the homepage. Now that I listen to the episode I hear みっちょん.

    Well, I suppose that’s what I get for trying to show off :D

  10. Morgoth says:

    Yeah, the parts with Osugi annoyed me as well. I mean, isn’t the point of his actions an issue solved already? Everybody who knew Takizawa knew already that this guy isn’t ordinary and that he forgot his memory so… what does he expect?- and more: Why showing him asking the same questions again we had some episodes before…
    But beside that the episode was interesting as well: Especially the part with the phone. I’m curious whether they will actually succeed in reactivating it, especially how Mr. Outside and/or the Supporter will react to that.

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