Review: Eden of the East – Paradise Lost

Eden of East – Paradise Lost Funimation Entertainment 82 minutes Rating: M Summary With Mononobe turning up the stakes in the game to determine the final seleção left standing, Takizawa returns to Japan to face public scrutiny as a terrorist, as well as the widowed wife of the man who is apparently his father.  Meanwhile,… Continue reading Review: Eden of the East – Paradise Lost

Finding the Invisible God in…Eden of the East (Part 4)

From the impression given by its title through to the very end of the series (at least thus far), Eden of the East conveys strong Christian symbolism.  Months after I drew allusions between three of the Seleção in the series and Biblical individuals (Shiratori and the adulterous woman, Mononobe and Lucifer, and Takizawa and Christ),… Continue reading Finding the Invisible God in…Eden of the East (Part 4)

Review: Eden of the East – The King of Eden

Eden of East - The King of Eden Funimation Entertainment 82 minutes Summary It's been six months since the attacks on Japan failed, and Takizawa is nowhere to be found.  Saki travels to New York to find him, but meanwhile, time stands still for no Selecao.  The game to become Japan's savior is still on-going,… Continue reading Review: Eden of the East – The King of Eden

Finding the Invisible God in…Eden of the East (Part 3)

My final selection for this weeklong series on analyzing Eden of the East characters through the lens of Christian spirituality will come as no surprise, nor will the the comparison I make.  Akira Takizawa is unmistakably similar in character to Jesus Christ.   And while the savior motif is extremely common in anime, Takizawa's connection to… Continue reading Finding the Invisible God in…Eden of the East (Part 3)

Finding the Invisible God in…Eden of the East (Part 2)

Continuing my mini-series on parallels between seleção in Higashi no Eden (East of Eden) and Biblical individuals, the focus of this post is on Daiju Mononobe, the primary antagonist of the series.   Mononobe is Lucifer himself.  While it's easy to compare almost any villain to the Devil, Mononobe makes a more interesting parallel than most.  He isn't… Continue reading Finding the Invisible God in…Eden of the East (Part 2)

Finding the Invisible God in…Eden of the East (Part 1)

My "I've been meaning to watch that..." list is growing weekly, it seems.  There are so many good series out there, and so little time!  But one anime that has intrigued me for months and which immediately topped my list was Higashi no Eden (Eden of the East).  I started watching it a couple of… Continue reading Finding the Invisible God in…Eden of the East (Part 1)