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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.

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Manga

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

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Illuminati-Manga
It's an Endless World!
Kindan no Aku
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Latest Release(s)
v.18 c.119-126 (end) by Manga Underground over 11 years ago
v.17 c.118 by Manga Underground over 11 years ago
v.17 c.117 by Manga Underground over 11 years ago
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Status
in Country of Origin
18 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
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User Reviews
Eden by Master_M2K

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Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (950 votes)
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February 14th 2020, 7:07am PST


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Year
1997

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Afternoon (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Dark Horse (14 Volumes - Dropped)

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wow  
by coa88
December 8th, 2011, 1:42am
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
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  
by TimeManInJail
August 8th, 2011, 4:42pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
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  
by iamwhoam
July 24th, 2011, 6:06am
Rating: 9.3 / 10.0
one of the best at least.
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!!!

... Last updated on November 25th, 2016, 12:08pm
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Couldn't Stop Reading  
by RooftopSwordMaster
January 8th, 2011, 4:19pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
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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wow  
by trepazoid
December 17th, 2010, 4:47pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
This is an intense manga. The art is beautiful(-ly realistic), as is the characters and circumstances.
Someone compared this to Eternal Sabbath; I feel that is perhaps a terrible comparison--on the same scale, I would have to say ES gets a 1 and Eden gets a 10+ (in plot, character development, pace...).
Many of the realistic aspects remind me of Crichton's novels (Endo=the Crichton of manga?).
Things people may complain about--"random" sex scenes, myriad and complexity of characters, lack of a hero--really just contribute to the realism of the wonderfully conceived world. Also, abruptness of characters dying (without a "bang") occurs throughout the series (which I love--the fact that Endo builds up and brings characters to life without treating them as precious glorified creations).
The story starts out slow, and feels fragmented, but the pace catches on quickly, you get absorbed in the exciting developments, and soon you'll be flying through each book! Everything is pieced together in the end, and although it may be a little anticlimactic, I think that's just how the entire manga is; there is no dramatic "bang" and there is no big theatrical finale moment--it feels like Endo wanted the ending to be as just another enduring day in this "endless world."
I think the manga's message is optimistic, though simply displayed alongside/through the darker struggles of life (and without giving way to it). I'm sure the interpretations can be endless, though.

I enjoyed this manga VERY much.

... Last updated on December 17th, 2010, 4:50pm
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Awesome  
by Leatha
September 26th, 2010, 1:20pm
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
I think this manga is incredible, I couldn't let go of the books and read the 18 books in 2 days !...

When you start reading something, you often have an idea of how it will end, but here I was always surprised, until the end I wasn't sure how things would end up.
The subjects are wide and well linked, it is also an interesting thought about the problems we have: environment, war, drug...

But what I liked most were the characters: they are fascinating, complex and imperfect like real human beings. They strugle to go on, make mistakes... nobody is perfect and can always take the best of a situation....
Sometimes characters in manga match an "ideal person" (depending on the characteristics the author wish to develop) too much and loose humanity, but not here.
There is also no cliché with a "bad guy" and a hero.
The manga is also enriched by the number of characters, and even small ones are not neglected. Some say it is more confusing... well it also how life is, even if we interact with a small number of people everyday, a lot more can influence our lives (a litle, or greatly). The manga does not only tells the story of some people, but describe a situation and the number of people makes just it more realistic.
The work done by the manga on this part was great and really nice.

I think this is one of the best manga I ever read !
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Real masterpiece!  
by rifhan
July 9th, 2010, 5:45am
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
The author must be a real nut! This is beyond masterpiece. I can hardly imagine how he could link scientific issues and mafia stuffs and politics and actions and all other things. The philosophical arguments discussed in the manga are also very stimulating. A must-read for all manga fans!
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Exceptional Story  
by Jokagetto9
May 27th, 2010, 11:42am
Rating: N/A
When I started this manga I was expecting something vaguely similar to Road Warrior: end of the world, fighting to survive, blah blah blah. Something just to kill time. However, this story goes above and beyond, diving deep into politics, crime, religion and even quantum physics. I highly recommend this series. It addresses, from many different perspectives, the complexity of human nature. The story is vaguely similar to Eureka seveN, with the major difference being that there are no "heroes." Everyone is just trying to survive by their own ideals. For as long as they can. The gnostic tie-ins are quite brilliant as well.

The only drawback I would say is keeping track of the characters. There are many different factions each with their own connections. You can tell at some point that the artist had trouble creating a unique appearance for various side characters. The story could use a chapter by chapter identification guide on each of the newly introduced characters just so you don't mix them up. Hell, during some flashbacks you may have to wait to determine the sex of the character in focus.

All in all if you have the patience this story will thoroughly wow you.
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A Great Read  
by markdarkangel
April 30th, 2010, 7:55am
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
I think Endo has really out done himself with Eden as a manga-ka. Eden is a futuristic, post-apocalyptic world manga that cover different view points from a over the world in an gradual time span. It is very rough, graphic, and shows dark side of humankind with acuracy. In other words some people would have to find the stomach to read.

Eden has a huge character base where there is not only one main character but many, using character perspective of what is happening as its base. You either love or hate many chracters who are great but either way alot of them die so it doesn't really matter. The ending was kinda anti-climatic but it was not half-assed, stupid or did not make any sense.

Eden is one of those mangas you read and can re-read if you don't understand, there's alot of that, but it's awesome. START READING.
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Amazing  
by Leosten
July 27th, 2009, 2:41pm
Rating: N/A
Just a multigenerational, worldwide, political, social, religious, scientific, complicated, action, sci-fi sometimes romantic tale of multiple in-depth and all the more interesting and various characters... And it's freaking good.
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