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Eden of the East: Paradise Lost

Eden of the East: Paradise Lost

dir. Kenji Kamiyama (2010)

Film poster: “Eden of the East: Paradise Lost” dir. Kenji Kamiyama (2010)

This feature-length finale continues direct from ‘The King of Eden’ (and thus the ‘Eden of the East’ series). Kamiyama ties up loose ends, yet the plot is a flaccid, shoulder-shrugging attempt to just walk away from the corner he’s painted himself into.

The King of Eden

Eden of the East: The King of Eden

dir. Kenji Kamiyama (2009)

Eden of the East_King of Eden

This anime film has a cinematic aura but is far from self-contained. It functions instead as a not-quite-feature-length continuation of the original series, though even here its efficacy is questionable. The plot comes across as a mid-trilogy sidestep leading into Paradise Lost.