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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
N/A

Associated Names
エデン イッツアンエンドレスワールド
بهشت : جهانی بی پایان است
Eden (ENDO Hiroki)

Groups Scanlating
Illuminati-Manga
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Latest Release(s)
v.18 c.119-126 (end) by Manga Underground (1818d ago)
v.17 c.118 by Manga Underground (1926d ago)
v.17 c.117 by Manga Underground (1987d 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 (773 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.62 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 2nd 2015, 12:36am 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 #629 increased(+16)
Monthly Pos #707 decreased(-85)
3 Month Pos #601 decreased(-33)
6 Month Pos #578 decreased(-31)

List Stats
On 1302 reading lists
On 1602 wish lists
On 1331 completed lists
On 112 unfinished lists
On 411 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Eden - The End 1343 days, 17 hours, 9 minutes ago
Best Seinen Manga - Eden 2103 days, 4 hours, 57 minutes ago

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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Akukame
February 18th, 2007, 5:38am
I think that Chas is taking the series far too seriously and expecting something far more ideal that is possible with manga. But, I have to somewhat agree with certain points of both sides of the arguement here. In truth, its really only realistic in setting, since it takes place in the not so distance future (around 2110) and falls back on much of modern history. But I don't think the lack of realism in the action sequences necessarily detracts from the series. When it comes down to it, they're just a medium for progressing the story. Simply put, realistic fighting generally fails in an action series. It gives the people what they want.

I also have to agree that the author does force his beliefs on you. But even in literature, a stance is assumed when you're bringing these kinds of sociopolitical issues into play. Very few books at all (outside of manga) give you an objective stance on the subject. And other mediums, especially documentaries and movies, often have even heavier stances than the one Hiroki Endo takes. If anything, I think it should be praised for even dealing with such issues. And I don't think having a difference of views will necessarily detract from your enjoyment of the series.

Overall, I really enjoy this series. It has a strong uniqueness and a strange ability to make "filthy" things seem almost beautiful. But if you have problems with certian topics, then you should stay away. After all, even the "good guys" in the series are murderers, drug dealers, gangsters, mercenaries, and prostitutes. Its more about how those kind people can still have "pure" intentions for what they're doing.
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Eden - A Misunderstood Series   
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by silverado
February 8th, 2007, 7:12pm
@chas, man you're ridiculous, your expecations might be met with a book, but not with a manga. You cannot deal with racism in 200 pages and then expect it to be sold off. If I'm wrong then tell me a comparable manga series which has such a deep story, deals with sociological and policital issues realistically and has more then 2 volumes.

If you come up with Monster or Pluto then don't be hurt if I laugh out really loud.

silverado
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Superficial philosophy and laughably poor action   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by Chas
February 2nd, 2007, 9:17pm
I really wanted to like this manga, but it ended up being a waste of time. It tries to give off an air of realism and has a lot of pseudo-philosophy, but you have to be pretty superficial to be impressed by it. The worst part about it, is that the author takes a very obvious stance in what's considered right and wrong, and doesn't allow you to choose for yourself. It brings up a lot sociological and policital issues, such as racism and oppression, but rather than dealing with them realistically by discussing why people turn to racism, it takes the easy path and simply makes racists evil, and the oppressed good. You'll also find your stereotypical "evil, militant, high-tech organization", and invincible anti-heroes with ridiculous skills that have no place in a manga that tries to pass itself off as semi-realistic. In the end, the whole thing is very predictable.

Another negative points it that the action is very poor, as it relies heavily on the dreaded stormtrooper effect. The best example of this, and the thing that really made me lose complete interest in the manga, is when a small, poorly armed group, consisting of three civilians and four ex-soldiers take out an entire enemy division consisting of attack helicopters, elite soldiers in power armors, genetically enhanced, mutant soldiers, and a lot of basic, though heavily armed and armored infantry. Basically, a real life counterpart would be a small group of ragtag Iraqi insurgents taking out an entire company of US soldiers, including apaches, combat vehicles, marines, paratroopers.. you name it. It's just not going to happen.

Another thing that's poorly executed is the storytelling. Basically, it plops you down in the middle of the story, without really revealing much of the background information of the characters. It jumps a lot back and forth in time, something which is very confusing, as it's not always obvious when this happens, a problem that is further enhanced by the fact that many characters look very similar. Either way, after several volumes, there are still huge holes in the story that aren't filled. It's such an obvious storytelling device, which basically tries to force you to read on to find out about their background, but it comes off very poorly, since it seems to tell you that the present story isn't interesting enough to keep you reading, without having the the proverbial carrot of their background history dangling before your nose.I simply don't enjoy reading a comic where the main character is a nobody, simply because the author refuses to tell me anything about him or his background story. How am I supposed to sympathize with him during all the volumes where you know almost nothing about him?

The only positive aspect I can think of is that the art is very good, almost on level with Gunnm and Akira.

Edit: A reply to the comments above.
Monkey-Boy: Your comments show a very naive world view. Sympathizing with the poor is a common, even if they act horrible, and making villains of the government is typical Hollywood fare. Obviously, the author just goes with the typical clichè view of right and wrong.
As for storytelling devices, yes, those techniques are often used in movies and books. But movies and books are finished works when they are released. Manga is released one chapter at a time, so the same techniques can't be used. To top it off, it's implented very poorly, and comes off more as a plot device to keep you reading, rather than an actual literary device.

... Last updated on April 5th, 2007, 10:48am
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Better than I thought it would be.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by crazykitty180
January 21st, 2007, 2:27am
I wasn't expecting to like this because I generally don't like Sci-fi stuff, but I was pleasantly surprised. The plot lines are intricate, but really good and the characters all develop and grow as you read. Definitely one of my favorites.
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Great Manga   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by moogle
October 18th, 2006, 7:29pm
This manga has great and realist plot, anyone who like science fiction such as ghost in the shell should like this too. Unfortunately no group translate this further, is
Illuminati-Manga still translating this ?
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great manga   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by supernova
September 7th, 2006, 8:54am
When you are interested in scifi manga, you must read this manga. The story is quite complicated and has some surprising moments. The art is also great, but if you don't like graphic violence or sex, you should think twice about reading it, because there's plenty of it in this manga.
I think this Eden can be compared with Elfenlied because of the amount of violence and of course the story. However, Eden is more serious and there are almost no funny scenes in contrast to Elfenlied.

Note: Both Eden and Elfenlied are being scanlated by Illuminati-Manga, so if you like them you should look there for interesting manga ;)

... Last updated on September 7th, 2006, 8:55am
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:)   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by hiepdn
September 5th, 2006, 5:32am
It's kind complicated but good plot.
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THE SITE   
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by Anonymous
July 11th, 2006, 4:19am
Sounds like an interesting plot....gotta look around first though :)
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a Real Must   
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by 3rdbloodage
July 5th, 2006, 2:39pm
every chapter of Hiroki Endo's Eden is a Jackpot of (New Releases) list ^^
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One of the best   
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by coolerimmortal
July 4th, 2006, 4:55pm
It's an amazing series. I'm glad my team can work on it.
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