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Akira and his classmates are travelling on a plane when it crashes onto an island inhabited by species thought to have been extinct. The situation becomes increasingly desperate as some of Akira's classmates are eaten alive, while some kill others in desperation. Now Akira and a few other survivors are trying to survive what seems to be a horrible nightmare.
エデンの檻 伊甸之栏 หนีตายเกาะนรกล้านปี 逃离伊甸园 逃離伊甸園 Cage of Eden
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Indulgent, But It Keeps On Track
Eden No Ori is very...convenient. There are many conveniently big-chested women, conveniently talented kids, some very convenient saves-at-the-very-last-minute. Everything about this story seems very, er, convenient. The ecchi is over the top and so is the action. The art is tolerable at first, but the author shows great improvement with each chapter, particularly with the animals encountered.
It has its problems, but Eden No Ori can shine when it wants to. In its most compelling moments, the risk for its characters holds weight and feels real. The setting is interesting and provides enough genuine mystery and twists for one to keep feeling invested in the characters' struggle. The characters themselves are varied and become likable eventually, given that you forgive them for a few cliche annoyances - the most important part of them is that they keep on track. The plot never stagnates and neither do the characters' motivations, which I think is important not only to their survival but also in keeping the audience interested in seeing them survive.
Good series. It has its horribly, horribly big flaws, but it moves along nicely, and I admit I look forward to seeing its resolution.
Despite the previous comments from these people, they are but only a small majority of haters. The manga is an amazing manga taking a fast pace and strong viewpoint from characters. Despite being similar to "Lost" as people say, it has its own set of uniqueness and interest that easily blow other manga out of the competition as seen by its obviously high ratings.
The plot is awesome. Especially when they start getting into the information and history of the island, it's almost impossible to guess what this is all about and trust me, you'll be shocked about some of the things. There are so many mysteries and questions about the plot, as well as the characters that keep the manga interesting. Animal fighting? No, this manga isn't only about animal fighting, it's about much more.
Characters, there is a large majority of characters that are given screen time and later not as much. However, that's a given. A lot of characters are still developed and kept interesting with a few questions about them. Though the girls may seem useless, they're not. Both male and female characters have development and change for the best.
The art is good. It takes the typical art style that actually looks really good and the animals look so detailed, as well as the backgrounds.
There is a lot more to the manga than meets the eye. The author doesn't even forget characters he's made without names. It's obvious there's a lot of work and dedication into it and the ratings above also show this. Ignore the minority that says not to read it (I mean, really, one of the people gave it a 1 because they didn't like the heroine... grow up a bit), so... give it a try, most people won't regret it.
I've been reading the raws so I have read up to chapter 91, and let me say this manga is good.
It has the same survival and dangerous animal aspect of 7 Seeds, but there are more characters and it really feels like they have a community. I love the interpersonal aspects of the plot as much as the survival.
If it seems like a typical into the wild type manga, don't be fooled. The manga begins throwing curve balls left and right and have you wondering about the true nature of this island.
All I'm saying, "I hate the fucking end". Like usually to end a manga is thehardest part, but fuck now I need to read another manga to calm my anger with his bullshit unanswered question. Hopefully season 2 if there is one
A must read manga
I read some reviews and got thrown off by the negatives. After a while I decided I'd give it a try since I felt like reading a survival manga, and 3 days and 138 chapters later I can't get enough of this series.
Every chapter is interesting with the creature attacks, exotic diseases, uncovering the mysteries surrounding the island, new encounters with survivors, and (obviously) trying to find a way back home. (Although I can't help wincing every time yet another woman is killed, it seems the author enjoys killing off women more than men.) Even though there's lots of seriousness in the manga there are chapters which are there for lighthearedness, which is a nice change of pace at times.
Even though it's not got the best artwork i've seen in a manga the art in the manga doesn't feel like it's lacking at all, and is definetly improving.
The characters are rememberable and personalities are well established, theres around 20 people I can think of off of the top of my head all with their own distinct personality, and there is clearly romantic developments in the manga (not like some manga where nothing will happen for over 100 chapters for the sake of dragging it out).
Lots of people are saying that the manga isn't very realistic but if you want more realism try a seinen title. but as far as a shounen title is concerned this is a very good one. I recommend reading this manga yourself and judging how good it is.
Very Good interesting Manga
It has a very interesting plot, good characters, and it makes you want more and more(thats a key for me when i'm reading long manga), Also for the people who say it's unrealistic.... come on people manga aren't supposed to be realistic, manga are not real.
I rather liked it.
Each person has their own likes and dislikes, but I rather like it. I know it's the standard to try to compare this with other things and to read it with a judgment already in mind (I assure you, it is NOTHING like Lord of Flies in terms of plot), but it is similar in basis that they are 'stranded on an island', but you'll find you'll enjoy the read if you just take it in as it is and don't form an solid dislike-dislike opinion based on the beginning chapters.
It's an interesting read. Sure, the set-up of romance is fairly common, but guys, that's nothing to turn you off about. It's not the MAIN thing. The main thing has PLOT. And the characters go under character development that a lot of Shounen manga don't have the time to do. The goal is pretty much clear at the beginning: To survive, and get helped/possibly rescued, but it's how they react to seeing extinct creatures and trying to make it out alive that's interesting.
THE ENDING THOUGH.
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DID NOT EXPECT IT. Like as soon as we got into realization about what the school was and the picture, I was like--ARE THESE GUYS GHOSTS??? I still don't understand, but definitely was a twist I didn't expect.
... Last updated on March 15th, 2013, 8:10am
Jumping the shark has been made an art
It was so promising. Everyone except the flight attendant is likable if a bit stereotypical. The island is goddamned terrifying. The battles have, or seem to have, real stake, especially the one with the best friend. That's where EoO hit its stride.
That arc, IMHO, was so emotionally taxing that`EnO went on filler mode for a while. It still had its genuinely interesting moments, but after the friendship bunny is out of the hat it only gets worse. Not everyone can write friendship okay? And you better not pull that over shounen fans where it's friendship power happy unite all the time.
It pains me.
... Last updated on July 27th, 2012, 12:16pm
Its starts Ok, but then goes down hill
This is an ok manga but has some problems. I think its biggest strength is that it has some momentum. The characters have goals and they move towards them. This keeps the story moving forward. However, some of the characters are not very deep and are your cookie cut-out types with many cliched backgrounds.
The art starts off so-so but gets better and more consistent. As a survival story its ok, but could be better. It doesn't quite have the horror level that other stories have. In part this is because its still shounen, and the drama is not quite there. The ecchiness is sometimes just thrown in randomly and detracts from the story line. I mean its a dangerous place, but the girls in this story are constantly taking baths in rivers and streams etc. sometimes by themselves with no weapons. The anatomy of the girls is a bit ridiculous too as most of these characters are supposed to be in junior high (13-15yrs) but they are built like porn stars. Many are ultra-kick butt like the girl who is a nidan (2nd degree black belt) in karate, the delinquent who looks like he's in his 20s and is a genius badass, etc. Yet again many of them are supposed to be in junior high. Meanwhile, the adults come in various assortments such as: dumb, weaker, incompetent, cowardly, murderers or wannabe rapists. We also have some of the female adults that seem to be attracted to these children, which is just bad.
The story also suffers from the common shounen cliches, you know things that we've seen in hundreds of other manga like "must save everybody!" and "must protect my precious friends!" and so on. The male lead is your typical perky hero, who suffers numerous blows to the head which result in no real damage whereas other people in the story become seriously impaired. I guess his head is just harder.
There are some other things that bug me about the story, but I don't want to get too long winded and others have already mentioned some of them. Don't get me wrong the manga is not horrible and can be entertaining, but some of the shounen qualities I think actually drag it down. After reading about 80 chapters I would say it rates about a 7. <------------------EDIT----------------> Well I finished it and I have to say that I think it went a bit downhill. The smarter students stand around Akira the main protagonist giving info dumps which was kinda bad. It wasn't necessary to explain every single detail and there just should have been better ways to go about it. We get some lapses in thinking from the mangaka like when our hero leaps down a darkened shaft with no light but he can see the exit and the room he falls into when a few pages before another character was saying how dark it was and they had a flash light. A beastie that was hibernating but should have been dead due to lack of oxygen and other mistakes. More fan service is thrown in, a few plot lines are totally forgotten like the "friend" who was watching them at a distance and we never find out who the masked person is. What happens to those people? Then there is the real big discrepancies like
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if they are all clones then how did they end up on the plane? Who put them there? Everyone else on the island had been dead for a long time.
So it doesn't make any sense how they ended up there. This is why it feels like the story is a bit incomplete and the ending a bit rushed. All in all disappointing.
... Last updated on January 20th, 2013, 6:26am
Anyone else like survival romance?
I love this so far. Survival and romance is probably my favorite plot and genre combo. GREAT stuff here. I mean the main guy isnt a total wuss, nothing really tragic so far, the horror is mild, and the psychological affects seem realistic