Eden of the East (2009 IMDb)

Categorization

Action comedy. Faintly socially conscious conspiracy thriller with a bit of romance.

Subject

In 2010, urban Japan was inexplicably struck by a number of missiles. Just as inexplicably, there were no victims. In early 2011, another explosion coincides with the return of a young man whose last act as part of a game of competing Messianic visions was to wipe his own memory.

Commentary

Disorganized, with a number of plot holes, and ultimately shallow in its approach to the various social problems, but fun.

Japanese production animation series

Sequel:

Eden of the East the Movie I: The King of Eden (2009 IMDb)

Commentary

Paced, visually designed and seemingly budgeted like television, which is disappointing. Also sadly devoid of new visions for change.

Japanese production animation movie

Sequel:

Eden of the East the Movie II: Paradise Lost (2010 IMDb)

Commentary

Continuing massive abuse of the amnesia trope, and little else. Ultimately there is no clear or coherent political conclusion, as expected, which is very sad. A little comedy, a little closure.

Japanese production animation movie