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Eden - It's an Endless World!  
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Description
In the panic surrounding a worldwide pandemic which kills 15 percent of the population and cripples many more, a secret organization, the Propater, topples the UN and seizes control of much of the world. A boy and a girl, raised in an abandoned virology research center, immune to the virus, are attacked by the Propater and escape.

Based strongly on Gnostic mythology, all major characters are named after gnostic deities, and have analogous roles.

Type
Manga

Related Series
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Associated Names
エデン イッツアンエンドレスワールド
Eden (ENDO Hiroki)

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Latest Release(s)
v.18 c.119-126 (end) by Manga Underground (1639d ago)
v.17 c.118 by Manga Underground (1747d ago)
v.17 c.117 by Manga Underground (1807d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
18 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews
Eden by Master_M2K

Forum
2 topics, 17 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.7 / 10.0 (737 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.62 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 12th 2014, 2:53pm PST

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Year
1997

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Afternoon (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Dark Horse (13 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #495 increased(+13)
Monthly Pos #579 decreased(-32)
3 Month Pos #454 decreased(-100)
6 Month Pos #361 increased(+19)

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On 1277 reading lists
On 1559 wish lists
On 1268 completed lists
On 112 unfinished lists
On 385 custom lists

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Eden - The End 1164 days, 1 hours, 8 minutes ago
Best Seinen Manga - Eden 1923 days, 12 hours, 55 minutes ago

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Good Story, Well Told, but Potentially Misleading   
Rating: N/A
by cecropiamoth
January 13th, 2014, 7:38am
This has a terrific post-apocalypse setting, and excellent presentation of it and many ideas about same. Also offers truly fine, realistic drawing and characters, and good pacing.

Where I am reading in it now, though, it's morphed into the usual manga/anime Heroic Battle mode. The presentation of all this heroism--by soldiers who actually manage to stay ALIVE through their section of the manga--thoroughly undermines all the story's previous blather about how bad people killing each other is. Kind of reminds me of the prologue to World War I, where Europeans societies armed themselves to the teeth with killing machinery while telling their potential cannon fodder how great it would be to fight and die for their country.

When the whole continent finally actually went to war after almost 100 years of that, the said killing machinery slaughtered those brave young people in unbelievable numbers. Most soldiers didn't stay alive long enough to discover any Opportunities for Glorious Heroism. And the War then degenerated into a trench warfare stalemate during which similar, and worse, slaughter continued for 3 years.

After another round of similar slaughter in WWII, Europe and Japan had learned their lesson--for a while. I hope they don't forget. Popular stories of individual heroism in mechanized warfare like this, however, can gradually set us all up for another round of slaughter.

... Last updated on January 13th, 2014, 10:00am
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A Good Read   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by fallen.enigma
October 19th, 2013, 5:47am
Post-apocalypse setting is not really my thing and all the talk about science stuff kinda gets me lost but i still got hooked on the series and in just 2 days I've completed it!

The series started good but halfway it went a bit downhill but still i enjoyed reading it.
I also loved the characters all of them are well developed even the villains especially the main character Elijah BUT
Spoiler (mouse over to view)
it was kind of a bummer for me how he didn't had any major role in the end part of the series he was put onto the sidelines and one thing i did not like is how the mangaka left plot holes like who created Maya and what happended to the universe the colloid created


... Last updated on October 19th, 2013, 5:48am
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hmm   
Rating: N/A
by sakirol
August 9th, 2013, 9:51am
It's good as far as post-apocalyptic series go. You'll get more out of this one than other series.

However, I wasn't and probably won't be a fan of Eden. This is partially because I have a general dislike for post apocalyptic settings, but it's also because the overall theme came out superficial for me. This(I think) is ruined because it's a manga. It rubs you the wrong way when something of this tone goes through a chapter by chapter publication (since the storyboard gets screwed up).

tl;dr - good read for most people, depressing series, may or may not like the storyline itself (hit or miss thing)

... Last updated on August 9th, 2013, 10:26am
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Outstanding manga.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by KakeranoTsuki
May 7th, 2012, 4:48am
Finally got around to re-reading the whole thing.

Eden is great. The art, characters (+development), delivery, and plot are some of the best I've encountered in manga (though not the best, hence the 9).

I feel like Eden started off very very strong, faltered in the middle, and the ending was slightly forgettable. Definitely biased since I personally adore plots with time frame jumps that come together as more information comes to light.

I feel like the emotions were very poignant in the first few volumes - the lines were brilliant and the delivery was almost flawless. It was so good that I put my rose-colored glasses on and ignored the first few missteps later on. Somewhere in the middle (during the arc when Miriam was introduced, I think) I stopped feeling that way, because the story became more about mafia back-stabbing and delving into the darkness of society, but with Eliah being completely weird with his humor. Sorry Endou, but that premise has been well-explored and you didn't really bring anything new to the table.

Then somehow it jumped back into the thought-provoking time frame jumps, but still, it was less heartfelt than before. Maybe I've just watched too many documentaries, but all talking about all those world issues without an intensely personal story weaved in was a bit bland. It sort of redeemed itself because it put in all those allusions to Gnosticism, which I've read a lot about, so I felt like I got more out of it than Endou intended because I was reading too much into everything. The ending definitely could have been delivered in a better way, and the message could've had so much more impact. But at least there was a sense of closure, which was nice.

So there you go, another wall of text about Eden. XD Read it, it's definitely one of the better mangas out there!
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lost for words   
Rating: 9.9 / 10.0
by whitespade
January 17th, 2012, 9:32am
this manga is more than a manga. its a vision, a carrier of hope, a testament, a prayer. i...after finishing this i am full of humanity, even with the ugliness and the despair, this manga make my heart race and just be greatful to be alive. how can i convey this feeling? for 18 volumes transporting me to a world that is both ugly and beautiful, introduce me to the broken but hopeful characters, make me full of anger and despair but still light a hope to me, it is too complete of a masterpiece. it end with a bang but still left abit for us to construct a new world in it.

there are some fault in that i can easily overlook. for example the characters have too similar of faces, especially the shape and the eyes, especially for 'pretty people'. theres no pure people left unviolated and dead, thus made me quite despairing for anyone with any ounce of moral to survive. but those gripes is too minor to consider after finishing this fantastic pice of literature.

im giving 9.9 because i dont like giving 10, but this is more like 9.99999999. one should read this!
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almost everyone is intending to reread it, isn't it?   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by simpleeyelid
December 27th, 2011, 11:42am
just finished the last volume (in quite a rush, because I really wanted to know the ending)

And now I am staring at the screen, listening to "people get ready", and feeling quite sad.

I agree all coa88 said about it. This manga does not really lose its potential through the progression of the plot. Rather, the story is told in a really unique manner, I think it is different than most of the readers imagine it would be, at least after the first several chapters. (to be completed later..)
very bad, you could not start the reread just when you know their fates.

... Last updated on December 28th, 2011, 11:29am
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wow   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by coa88
December 8th, 2011, 1:42am
Plain and simple, Eden is one of the greatest manga I had the pleasure of reading. Mature and serious plot combined with great art give us a masterpiece. I only wish that Endo Hiroki's list of works is a bit longer.

One thing has to be said about the plot, it's very complicated and requires your full attention. There are many characters and all kinds of shit happens throughout the manga so you have to be on your toes constantly. There's world politics, science, social problems, crime and some higher agenda through entire manga. And when we add frequent references to the gnostic mythology to the mix... it tends to confuse you sometimes. So, I don't recommend taking long breaks in reading this as it will take time for you to get into the plot again.

The ending, I liked. Don't want to revel too much here but it felt somehow satisfying. Although the old problems are still present it leaves hope of better tomorrow.
Recommended read.

... Last updated on December 8th, 2011, 1:43am
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deep   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by TimeManInJail
August 8th, 2011, 4:42pm
Like Crenshinibon have said, 100% correct.
It does require you to have some foresight on topics but it general focus on the philosophical side.
Please understand that couple chapters in people are dying like flies i do hope you understand that conflict with character growth and any sort of attachment to side character. All these character are persona of human in term of specific category in order to give a parallels toward the message of Eden.
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so far the best, most unpredicatable manga i have ever read   
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by iamwhoam
July 24th, 2011, 6:06am
one of the best at least. maybe better than Eternal Sabbath.
the manga generally is dark, mostly with nihilistic, and skeptic approach.
unlike other mangas, it doesn't push to you what's right or what's wrong (for the most part at least), it leaves your own morals intact. a manga for the wannabe philosophers out there.

and just like i've said, the manga starts as dark, but grow into slightly lighter themes... black comedy is not obvious, but present. romance? subplot probably... BTW, im still on volume 13 so my comments are not conclusion...

~ definitely recommended!!!
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Couldn't Stop Reading   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by yokeepsitreal
January 8th, 2011, 4:19pm
I gotta say, I throughly enjoyed reading this manga and it is a must read for you mature manga readers out there. The characters are all very complex and the plot is never predictable. It never dragged on for me and it was one of those manga that I could not stop reading until I finished.
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