Eden of the East Episode 10: “Tell Me Takizawa. Who Are You?”
Minnie: Thanks to TZM last week I didn’t have to blog Eden of the East all the way. Hopefully this week, I’ll manage to blog it all the way without coming down with a stupid cold. XD This is the second to last episode so I’ll try to fangirl as much as I can before the last episode. And the movie! How long do I have to wait for it to come out? Oh well. I have this episode to take care of for now~
Minnie’s Overall Rating for Episode: 9/10
Minnie’s Anticipation for Next Episode: 10/10
Thoughts: Akira is not a bad guy after all. Thank goodness! The real twist this episode is really the fact that Mr. Outsider is dead. The second twist is that NEETS are back and they’re acting like naked zombies. XD There’s still a chance of Sakira happening though. Let’s hope for the best Sakira fans!
No offense to all the shoujo manga that all have this same scene somewhere in the end but somehow Eden of the East made it better with fewer words and in a shorter time period. There are plenty of chemistry and emotions between the two leads as well and this isn’t even a romance anime. Well done, IG well done. The music… the camera angel… everything is fitting to demonstrate the separation between Akira and Saki. Then again, this might be just me, being a huge Sakira fan and all.
This part nearly made me really sad because it reminded me of Bokura ga Ita, which in my opinion had the best train scene ever. Yano is the one on the train and Nanami is the one off the train. I can so see these two doing it too with these screen shots. Akira had to stay behind while Saki has to leave. Even though it’s only a day of separation, they will continue to think of each other. T__T Look at Saki’s sad face at Akira not being with her.
I don’t want to be mean to Ohsugi since he’s not doing much this episode but must he be more of a stalker than he already is? First, the million phone calls. Now, the million text messages to bother Saki. I know some people call Saki cruel for not returning any of his messages but think of it in her shoes for a second. Can you imagine how many times Ohsugi might have bothered her before the anime started? What do girls do when guys bother them too much? They start to act cold and ignore the idiot. I feel for Saki more than Ohsugi. When a girl’s not interested, the more you bother her the worse it gets. >__<
There is something very appealing about Mononobe hitting his phone against his hand while walking up to Akira. One, it shows that he’s a bit impatient. Most of all though, it seems like he’s counting the hours in his head. It’s like time is an issue for him right now and he must be ahead of time for something. Later, we discover that time is on his mind because of one major reason…
The scene is symbolic to me. Look at how they’re standing. They are standing opposed to one another while talking about being the hero or not being the hero. Obviously, the scene is trying to depict Akira as the hero while Mononobe is not. They are on opposite ends of this game and they both discover ways to win. How will this unfold?
Okay. This line is also very interesting. Remember how Panties was chasing after Akira last episode to tell him about something very important? It’s because Panties saw on screen what Mononobe and his partners are planning to do in several hours. Akira can’t see this because it’s not registered through the phone anymore because well, they’ve taken over the Juiz system, as you will see later on. In other words, the other Selecaos have no idea what’s going on either because they can’t see how much Mononobe and his friends are paying for the missile attacks. Will Akira be the only one to stop them? Or…
Urm no. Wait. This is Akira we’re talking about. Akira is not afraid of some four-eyed dude like you threatening him. He has nothing to lose really or so he thinks. But why should Akira go with you? What’s in it for him?
Okay, okay. Mononobe knows exactly what Akira wants to know above else- the reason why he erased his own memories- and is going to use this to lure him to go along with them. I don’t like this one bit. I don’t get it Akira. Why must you always tackle these situations on your own? Is it because you don’t want to get anyone else involved?
Because Akira is about to hang up on Saki, she has to reveal that she knows the truth behind the phone. Smart move Saki. Actually, you should have told him this a lot earlier…
Oh and of course, we can’t forget that part. Saki is still bothered about seeing Akira with that women in a hotel room…
As depicted here, Saki is not as gullible and clueless as she made out to be. We have to keep in mind that it is her that the Eden of the East system is working so well right now. She can’t be that dumb right? I’m glad she said this line because I am sick of all the Saki haters. >__> Akira might be awesome but Saki is nearly as awesome. Both of them need the other and you’ll see why later on (I hope).
Micchon wants to know what’s up. She knows that Saki rarely calls Ohsugi on the phone so it must be Akira on the other line! Smart thinking Micchon. By the way, she’s so cute.
♥ “Tell me Takizawa. Who are you?” -Saki
Saki wants to know who Akira really is. She wants to understand more about him. How can a relationship work with them in the future if she can’t understand and trust him now?
Instead of denying everything Saki just told him, Akira tells her how he really feels and what he really thinks. He believes that he’s actually a criminal before his brainwipe. He truly believes that he might not be a good person before this. I applaud Akira for this. He could have easily lied to Saki but he chooses not to. Out of everyone, he wants her to know the truth about himself even if it means…
♥ “But if I turn out to be a criminal, just forget about me. At this rate, I’ll be out of your life.” -Akira
…Even if it means they will go their separate ways. This is true sacrifice in my opinion. It’s stupid and it’s reckless but it’s also love isn’t it? Akira is gentlemanly to Saki to the very end, even when he’s headed to an unknown place with a dangerous Selecao. He is ashamed to face her and more than that, he doesn’t want to drag her into a terrible dillema because of his past. If he turns out to be a bad person, he can’t allow Saki to hang around with someone like him. Since they share the past week together, she of all people deserve to know who he really is. Knowing Saki, she will accept him no matter what but Akira doesn’t want that. He wants her to stay out of trouble and that is the Akira we all know and love. He will sacrifice his own happiness to protect her.
I really love this couple T__T and I love this development T___T
The data really did go to Micchon and the Eden of the East system. Even from the grave, Panties is such an amazing person. How will this data go into play for the last episode of the anime? We’ll just have to see.
Anyways, in order for Saki to know who Akira really is before his memory wipe, Akira allows her to listen on his conversation with Mononobe. This is complete trust right here. If only these two have been like this from the beginning, they would have been a couple by now.
In any case, Saki will know everything by the end of this episode and whether she chooses to be with Akira as well as help him will be up to her. I hope Saki will make the right decision. Akira has left himself open and vulnerable right now. Will Saki accept Akira’s trust?
LMAO! I love the confused bubble on top of Akira’s head at the discovery of the pun! Honey and Clover! Honey and Clover! XD Man, I need to go rewatch that anime in the future… ^__^
♥ “I suppose that for Mr. Outside, giving a youth like you money and power, letting a demonic serial killer do her thing, and allowing a warmonger to carry out missile strikes are completely reasonable ways to save Japan.” -Mononobe
I love that quote so much that I had to include it. Anyways, so Akira was right (if we can trust Mononobe on this information) in saying that the person who gave everyone this money to spend is an old geezer using his retirement money. XD The thing is he can’t punch him because well, he’s dead? Maybe?
Akira really likes to speak his mind despite the consequences. Maybe that’s why I love Akira so much too?
See? I wasn’t lying. In any case, Akira can’t punch him if he’s dead right? The thing is… he might not be dead because then… how will this game end? And why would the Supporter stain blood on his hands for a dead person? Too many questions that Mononobe is not answering…
Nice plan Mononobe but you do know that the Supporter killed Selecao 4 right? How can you carry out this plan when the Supporter is on the loose? Do you really think that Akira is the Supporter just because he opposed your previous plans with Selecao 10? I guess only the viewers notice Mononobe’s flaw…
Yup. It’s the pretty boy. He’s the EVIL one!
GASP! Not the pretty boy~!
This turns out to be really important scene even though I didn’t expect it to be when I watched it earlier. Who knew that Juiz who usually followed orders so obediently would suddenly violate the rules? This is crucial and I’ve been trying to figure it out since last night when I watched this episode…
The Selecao that’s only here to look cool and has like two lines in all. I guess he doesn’t care whether he dies or not either… XD
When I heard this, I suddenly realize something. Most of the Selecaos can’t hear the others talking on the phone wtih Juiz. Like for example, when my mom talks on the phone about me, I can only hear her side of the conversation. It’s the same with this anime. Even though all of us can hear Juiz, the other Selecaos can’t. This is the first time Akira realizes that it’s the same voice speaking to everybody.
♥ “I’ve got this image in my head of a bunch of girls in some huge room and they’re all lined up and ready to take our requests.” -Akira
Sorry Akira to destroy your wonderful mental image but it’s actually this huge machine you’re standing on and dancing around on that’s Juiz! The reason why I really adore this scene is that everyone else is standing around being stiff and stuffy while Akira is being such a free spirit and jumping around like a kid. It’s so cute!! Akira is really awesome. I can’t describe how amazing he is. He really stands out everywhere he goes (placing his foot on the table with the Eden of the East group and running around naked at Washington DC!) and I’m glad he’s doing the same here with these serious Selecaos.
I hate that word but I know Mononobe meant it in a good way… or so I think. Anyways, I better stop myself from going on a rant about how much I hate the word ‘unique’. It’s almost as much fail as the word ‘good’. Kids. Those of you in high school, remember this important lesson: never ever use the word ‘good’ or ‘unique’ in an essay. However, if you do want to stop a conversation, the word ‘unique’ is one of your best weapons.
He has no fear in his eyes or regret in his voice when he said this. I hate him.
Hm…. at least you know it’s not Akira! >____< It’s them I tell you! It’s them. Akira is innocent! He’s the good guy here. T__T Though the rest of Eden of the East think otherwise………. >_________>
You wish. If someone as intelligent as Light failed, you guys will too. It’s not that easy being dictator of the world. I also love how Selecao 10 tries to look innocent in this shot when he’s the one behind everything. I guess he grew a bit as an evil character after killing Panties? Speaking of Panties…. T_________T
It is SOOOOOOOOOOO like Akira to point his finger at them like this. This boy really has no sense of fear at all. I haven’t seen him afraid of anything really throughout this entire anime. Even in front of three soon-to-be messiahs, he doesn’t give a damn. He’s going to tell them off with no minced words either! Go Akira!
Selecao 10′s sob story. Skip please?
I love this dude’s reason for aligning with the other two. Selecao 2 is bored with this game and he wants to move on with his life so he ends it with this missile plan. He even spits on the Juiz machine without a second though! I can’t decide whether he’s the worst or best character in this show thus far. But one thing is for sure- he can’t be anywhere in between.
Do it Akira. Do it. I back you up on this. Actually, you should just push them all into that hole in the middle of the room… and then return to Saki and marry her.
Best news ever. This basically tells us that before the memory wipe, Akira acts like he does now. Akira… I’m so glad you were still yourself before the memory wipe. What a great character you are. I guess it confirms it. He can’t be a bad guy now can he? But what exactly happened to Akira…
o_______________________O NO WAY! >_< Liar liar! Pants on fire. It can’t be true… please tell me it’s not true…
Bad people bad! How dare you think Takizawa=Selecao 10. This is so sad… with every passing minute of this episode, less people believe in Akira and his goodness… It’s all because of stupid, jealous Ohsugi here! GR!
ZOMBIES! Wait a second. They’re not zombies! They’re naked NEETs that are extremely angry for being shipping to some desert! I love the white bubbles. Lmao! So much win in this shot alone. XD How will their return play a role in the last episode? Please make it epic like Zombie NEETs versus Selecao 1/2/10. =3
Sakira moment. And a sad one too. Even though everyone close to Akira right now believes he’s a criminal, at least Saki knows the truth. He’s not a criminal. He’s not a bad person. He’s just one reckless, courageous boy who wants to save everybody but instead, gets betrayed by them. Saki knows that even though she’s crying buckets of tears, Akira is probably crying more on the inside to hear what happened to him in the past (assuming that Mononobe is not lying). These two feel for each other right now and it’ll be cruel if they don’t end up together after everything that has happened to them…
Or so you think… muahahahaha. =3 Akira will foil your plans! Oh wait. He’s sad right now then… then… Juiz will!
Wait. I’m not kidding. She will foil their plans! This woman… sounds… like… JUIZ! Even if she’s not the real Juiz, OMG JUIZ You’re HERE <33333333333333333333333333333333 You’re so awesome! You’re my hero! You have her voice! You’re incredible! Can you become my secretary and carry out my plans to take over the world please? <3 I’ll pay you with lots of Minnie love <3
These three just got… OWNED!!! I finally get to say that in a blog entry! Hahahahaha! Take that Mononobe! Selecao 12 just owned all of you. If Selecao 12 turns out to be Juiz, I’ll laugh. I’ll laugh so much. =3 Anyways, I love what happened here. They want to cheat the system but using Juiz so the other person simply moved Juiz away from them. Good job! Let’s see if you guys can go through with your plans now~
AKIRA T_____________________T You poor thing! Can’t someone magically teleport Saki to him so she can comfort him with her Saki powers and make all the Sakira fans happy? And where is Akira going? This is such a sad scene. Will the returned NEETs be on his side after he rescued them? Please say so! He needs their zombie powers right about now!
Next episode: The Finale! Will everything be resolved? Will Sakira happen? Let’s cross our fingers guys!