Eden of the East 1 Season 2010

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Season 1
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7. Flight of the Black Swan TV-MA

Osugi's life is on the line as Takizawa and the Johnny Hunter engage in a game of cat and mouse. When they finally meet face to face in Kuroha's exquisite lair, it becomes clear that nothing is as it seems.

Runtime:
23 minutes
Original air date:
October 19, 2010

Flight of the Black Swan

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Season 1

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Season year 2010
Network FUNimation
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

The sound and picture quality are excellent.
S. Clayton
They never explained why he wiped his memory... It just made it seem stupid really.
Ray
You keep wanting to know what will happen next!
garenkay

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30 of 34 people found the following review helpful By michael moreno on April 25, 2011
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Well if you enjoyed the series this movie is more of that but better, the animation is there and perfect, the focus on Akira's life before becoming a selecao, and Juiz gets more attention in the 2 films. King of Eden begins 6 months after the NEET Missile Crisis with Akira having his memory erased again. From there the identity of Akira is investigated and his search for answers about his past begins.

A must buy for those who watched the series.

Product Review: To clarify what exactly you get in this product. You get the movie King of Eden on DVD, Air Communication Film on DVD also on the same DVD are some extras. You also get King of Eden and Air Communication on Blu-Ray and the extras included on that disc. So you get 1 Blu-Ray, 2 DVDS, and the extras that come on each disc respectively. Probably one of the best values I have seen in a long time and hope to see most Blu-ray anime releases package a DVD copy with it. Also something to note is the case for this release is a DVD size case and not the thin and short Blu-ray case.

Blu-Ray: Contains King of Eden, Air Communication, and Extras
1st Dvd: Contains King of Eden
2nd Dvd: Contains Air Communication and Extras
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By lovemeludo on June 1, 2011
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After watching the series, I was really looking forward to this movie. Don't get me wrong, it was alright; just not as memorable as the series itself. This combo pack comes with the King Of Eden movie (DVD and blu-ray), dubbed, some special features I didn't look into, and a movie version of the series with subtitles. I prefer having subtitles most of the time, but the dubbing in the series kind of grew on me, so I was disappointed that Air Communication (movie version on the series) had subtitles instead. Overall, I guess it was worth the purchase.
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15 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Cole Morse on May 9, 2011
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Calling this a movie is probably not correct, it is just a longer episode in the series. Trying to watch it as a stand alone movie would not be practical, as the first episodes of the series contain all the character development, and develope the story. The negative reviews sadly did just this, watching only the movie. What they did was open a book half way through it, then complain the characters weren't developed and you know nothing about the story. The movies end without explaining because it was already explained, and there is another movie coming out to tie up the loose ends in this one. Please, do not pick up the movie believing you can watch it without watching the series. If you loved the series, you will love the movie. It picks up where it left off and moves on, and the end (just like the series) leaves you wanting more. Luckily, the next movie is coming soon. Here we even learn more about the "hero's" past, that make you go o yeah from things that were said in the first episodes.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By DC_Fan_52 VINE VOICE on August 22, 2011
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This is "King of Eden" the first "Eden of the East" movie, part two of "Eden of the East" over all. "Paradise Lost" will be the last part of the series. I liked the TV series, it had a very unique premise and was gorgeous looking. The movie still looks fantastic, but it feels like it's treading water until it can reach it's conclusion in the next movie.

The movie picks up six months after the end of the TV series with Saki in New York looking for Takizawa. There's very little to say without resorting to spoilers. Will Saki find Taki? Will Taki return to Japan? Were you born yesterday?

Nothing happens. Or it feels like nothing happens.

The TV series felt like a long movie. Ironically, the movie feels like a long episode. Again, the plot is so thin, I can't say anything without it being a spoiler.

The problem with series like these is that it can feel like "in for a penny, in for a pound." You already got the series, you're going to talk yourself into spending money on the movies. But, if you're one of those people that HASN'T bought the TV series, and you're waiting to see if the whole series is worth owning, this movie doesn't automatically put "Eden of the East" into the "must buy" pile. Unless "Paradise Lost" caps the series off with something great, I think Eden is going to be a middling "maybe" show.

Lastly, I have to complain about the packaging. This is a Blu-Ray, but it comes in a DVD box. So, when I stand this next to the TV series, they don't match. There's currently no option to get this in a blu-ray box. Plus, my arch-nemesis, tiny-blu-ray-menus, continue to run unabated. Who is the hawk-eyed bastard that programs these things?

I gave the series a Four. This isn't as good as the series. Three-Stars.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By KevinB on October 26, 2012
Format: Blu-ray
This movie picks up where the first left off. We start to see the plans of the other selacao put into motion. Although this film is good, it has a very disappointing ending. Actually it has no ending. This anime just freakin stops. Just like His and Her Circumstances, Tsubasa, Spiral, and my beloved Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. I want to sing praises for Eden of the East. I loved the series; but if this is it, they may as well have not made it at all. That's my only complaint. Everything about this anime is great. It just needs to be finished very badly.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jake Taylor on November 24, 2012
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I decided to buy and look into this anime (and its two feature-length movie continuations) for two reasons: one, the animation looked gorgeous, and two, the plot sounded very intriguing and original. While I can say that it did fulfill both of those expectations, it didn't quite reach the heights it seemed like it could have.

I won't spoil anything here and I won't bother giving a plot synopsis because you can read it on here already; what I will say is that the mysteries are all enticing at first, but like so many mysteries, the answers don't live up to the questions. After learning the truth behind the plot, I was excited for where the show could go with it, but it... didn't, really.

The plot sort of fumbles along without really taking advantage of the tools it's set up, and in the end it leaves you feeling unsatisfied. The two sequel movies are absolutely necessary if you care at all about the story or closure, but even with them you'll probably feel disappointed. This is simply my opinion, however - you may find something here that I didn't.

On the plus side, the characters are pretty great (except for the protagonist during "King of Eden", who is very lacking in personality for that movie only for reasons that will be clear if you watch it), and their interactions are very real. The mystery, while it lasts, is intriguing enough to keep you watching to learn more, even if you're ultimately unsatisfied with the denouement. The animation and artwork are beautiful and the music is good enough.

Overall, I think that Eden of the East is worth a watch for those curious, but not worth a purchase unless you just really take to it.
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