7:27 PM: Good evening, everyone. Welcome to a Thursday showblog!
7:28 PM: Tonight I’ll be covering [email protected]’s release of Eden of the East
7:29 PM: Before I begin though, I just want to get the basic info out of the way
7:30 PM: Directed by Kenji Kamiyama (Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG, Moribito)
7:31 PM: Character designs by Satoko Morikawa (The Cat Returns)
7:31 PM: Opening Theme: Falling Down by Oasis
7:31 PM: Closing theme: Michael ka Belial by Saori Hayami
7:32 PM: Animation by Production I.G.
7:33 PM: Now, let’s get this thing rolling!
7:33 PM: Open on a girl looking through cell phone photos?
7:34 PM: “But exactly how did he become a prince?” Dealing meth :D
7:35 PM: And opening credits – I love Oasis, so the fact [email protected] got the rights to the theme is a real treat
7:35 PM: Already loving the character designs – they have a Ghibli-ish quality to them.
7:36 PM: Now we’re treated to… what I see every morning – traffic –
7:36 PM: Cab Ass’N. Dat Ass’n?
7:37 PM: And they’re in Washington, I’m gathering by the moument :P
7:37 PM: And the fact that there are US flags everywhere
7:37 PM: …Could they make that black guy look any creepier? #wtfJapan
7:38 PM: “This is the center of the world? :O” to some, yes. To others, no.
7:38 PM: Hah. She’s at the White House :D Awesome
7:38 PM: “It’s different than I imagined. o_o” It always is
7:38 PM: Secret Service is watching… what’s she gonna do? >_>
7:39 PM: Hah :D Throwing coins trying to hit the fountain. Cute!
7:39 PM: And the Secret service aren’t too pleased. >_>
7:39 PM: “HEY! YOU WANNA DAH! >:O” XD Epic English is EPIC
7:40 PM: And… WHAT THE FUCK O_o A naked guy waving a gun?!
7:40 PM: Guy watching – “#9 is more unique than I imagined :o”
7:40 PM: “You shall continue to be a savior :o” …wat
7:41 PM: …Girl’s still throwing coins while Mr. Freewang is aiming at the cops and answering his phone >_>
7:41 PM: …Down in JungleLand?
7:42 PM: …And the phone just put out a noise snapping him back. I’m lost here ‘_’ Are they serious? Are they rehashing The Naked Gun in anime form
7:42 PM: “Waito Hauso :D” -stands there nakeds-
7:42 PM: Epic Engrish again :D :D
7:42 PM: “I think I’m in trouble :O” -truck passes, he hitches a naked ride-
7:43 PM: Or not?
7:43 PM: “You were almost in real trouble :O” Says the naked dude
7:43 PM: “It’s bad to throw things at the white house :D” Especially nowadays
7:43 PM: “-looks down- o//o Aren’t you cold?” ICE BURN
7:44 PM: …And she gives him her hat and scarf. And coat. >->
7:44 PM: “It’s my thanks for helping me :D” and giving a free show, no doubt
7:44 PM: Guy’s running in downtown DC naked — he’s an amnesiac, I guess.
7:45 PM: Who has a phone that calls “Juiz”, a concierge? wat?
7:45 PM: “Do you know who I am? :O” I wanna know too
7:46 PM: So ah… sounds like Dollhouse now >_> Erased his memories and they make new ones for him… But they screwed up and didn’t this time
7:46 PM: “This is MY HOME :O”
7:46 PM: Back to the girl. >_>
7:46 PM: Who left her passport with Mr. Nakeds.
7:47 PM: And Mr. Nakeds is running by a Starbucks cart :D
7:47 PM: And the girl coincidentally stops in front of the same cart. >_> Barista apparently knows who she’s looking for, too.
7:47 PM: And he’s flashing a businessman XD
7:48 PM: Or… is he doing the Arnold “Give Me Your Clothes” Schwarzenegger? o-o
7:48 PM: …The latter
7:48 PM: Seems happy to do it too :D #NoPantsDay
7:48 PM: “This makes no sense ;.;” Amen, sister
7:48 PM: The chase is on!
7:48 PM: “The Spy Museum Store” wat
7:49 PM: Poor girl’s getting the run of her life
7:49 PM: And the guy found his home I guess
7:49 PM: “Hey :D Dude, whaddya think ya doin? :D”
7:50 PM: Lots of English – depressingly low amount of Engrish :(
7:50 PM: “WHAT IS ROOM NUMBAA? :O” there we go :D
7:50 PM: The guy lives in a little hovel. Interesting
7:51 PM: And he has a freaking arsenal O_o
7:51 PM: “It’s like that movie – what was it called again? :O TAXI DRIVER :D” At least he has a sense of humor about it
7:52 PM: Boune jokes, too. Fun.
7:52 PM: …Lots of naked people O_o wat
7:53 PM: Poor girl just wants her coat and wallet back. And he peeps at her passport >_> Name? Saki Morimi
7:53 PM: “I’ll use this one :D”
7:53 PM: Naked man’s name? Akira Takizawa – for now
7:54 PM: Ohp – here comes the police. Game over!
7:54 PM: “I need to ask you somethin. The girl in that picture, is that you? :O” Yes. Yes it is.
7:55 PM: Cue suspicious cop – “Are you Japanese T_T I need to see yer Johnny”
7:55 PM: HAH XD He pulls his pants down at the police lady to give her a better look, much to Saki’s dismay.
7:55 PM: “I was pretty cold there :D”
7:56 PM: And the evidence is going up in smoke as they run. Fun.
7:56 PM: Aw… poor girl left her bag behind. :| Hobos got it by now
7:57 PM: And Airport checkpoint time… those waits suck, don’t they? ;)
7:57 PM: Apparently, the fake passport’s real. Interesting.
7:58 PM: Uh oh – Saki’s curious
7:58 PM: “What were you really doing? O_o” “I’m a terrorist :3”
7:58 PM: Just kidding :P
7:59 PM: And Saki? on a college graduation trip – Why DC? “I thought it was the center of the world.”
7:59 PM: And connecting the world problems to the US, well… that’s about right >_>
7:59 PM: US economy went to shit, then the world’s.
7:59 PM: “This place has nothing to do with us :D” QFT
8:00 PM: “My johnny landed a blow :D” “D: -POW-” Hey, his wang DID save the day >_>
8:01 PM: “Could Takizawa be my prince? :O” could be.
8:01 PM: Missile attack on Tokyo? Interesting.
8:01 PM: And it ends. NOOOOO D:
8:02 PM: God DAMN it! It feels like it was over way too soon! XD But that’s the hallmark of a great show
8:02 PM: Really, I’m still in the dark about a lot but the series is very interesting so far.
8:03 PM: I can’t wait to see how this one shapes up going forward.
8:05 PM: Anyway, thanks for sitting through this installment – I hope everyone has a nice night!
The series can be purchased at Right Stuf.
Thanks to FUNimation for providing a review copy!