Tag: Kenji Kamiyama

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.

 

 

Eden of the East

Eden of the East

by Kenji Kamiyama (Fuji TV, 2009)

Eden of the East

Anime writer director Kenji Kamiyama pursues an intriguing premise and develops two understated (yet compelling) lead characters. The story unfolds at good pace yet ends abruptly after eleven episodes, leaving the distinct impression of a longer, more ambitious series being cut mid-run.