Movie Review: Eden of The East: King of Eden
After the events of the Eden of the East anime, Saki sets out to find Akira after he left Japan. Is this movie worth your time and money? Brief summary and recommendations inside.
This movie is rated TV-MA for mature audiences. Reasons why are inside the article.
Eden of the East: King of Eden is the first movie that is the sequel to the Eden of the East anime. I highly recommend watching the anime before watching this movie because there are spoilers for the anime series in the movie. Saki Morimi flies to New York City to find Akira Takizawa after his wish to become King of Japan is put into motion by Juiz, the computer that grants the wishes of the Seleção.
The story for Eden of the East: King of Eden is very good, but it is directly connected to the anime series and if you haven’t seen it you will be lost. But I did see the anime series and I enjoyed the movie’s storyline and it was very good.
The animation is definitely top notch and it looks beautiful. Production I.G. did a good job and it all looks very nice and character designs are really beautiful to look at.
The voice acting is top notch, retaining the cast from the anime. Jason Liebrecht is top notch as Akira Takizawa. He sounds great in this role and I liked his work. Leah Clark is great as Saki Morimi; I loved her performance in this. Stephanie Young is also great as Juiz, the computer that aids the Seleção in granting their wishes.
This is a movie that is rated TV-MA for mature audiences, it is mainly because of the adult language in the movie which includes the F-bomb, it does have some adult situations and violence, but it’s mostly for the language. Keep that in mind when deciding if a younger audience should watch this. It probably won’t interest kids, because it’s not an action heavy movie.
I did enjoy this movie and do recommend it to anyone who enjoyed the Eden of the East anime it’s a must buy, but if you have a subscription to Funimation’s website, you can watch it subbed or dubbed. If you don’t have a subscription, get it off Netflix or rent it to see if you’ll like it. It’s worth your time and money, and it’s a movie that I enjoyed.