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    EDEN OF THE EAST Complete Series Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack

    Saki Morimi enters a world of international intrigue when she meets Akira Takizawa in EDEN OF THE EAST. Photo courtesy of FUNimation Entertainment. © 2009 EDEN OF THE EAST.

    Source: FUNimation Entertainment press release Official Site: (Japan) Special Thanks to Jackie Smith and Michelle Lee

    Packaging for the EDEN OF THE EAST Complete Series Blu-ray/ DVD Combo Pack. Photo courtesy of FUNimation Entertainment. © 2009 EDEN OF THE EAST.

    On December 27th, the complete anime series EDEN OF THE EAST (?????, Higashi no Eden, 2009) will be released in a 4-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack by FUNimation Entertainment. Produced by anime studio Production I.G. (GHOST IN THE SHELL, KILL BILL VOL. 1), the show was created, written and directed by Kenji Kamiyama (director of MORIBITO: GUARDIAN OF THE SPIRIT and the best-selling GHOST IN THE SHELL: STAND ALONE COMPLEX), and features character designs by manga artist Chica Umino (Honey and Clover). Akira Takizawa wakes up naked outside the White House with no memories. He`s got a gun in one hand and a cell phone in the other, and he doesn`t know if he`s a good guy or one of the worst. He doesn`t remember that the phone gives him instant access to ten billion yen and a woman who can make his most outlandish requests a reality. He doesn`t recall his connection to the ongoing missile attacks terrorizing the Japanese people, or the part he played in the sudden disappearance of 20,000 shut-ins. He doesn`t even remember he`s supposed to save Japan and will be murdered if he fails. Whatever it is he`s tangled up in, Takizawa`s definitely in deep - and that`s not even scratching the surface. The EDEN OF THE EAST Complete Series Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack contains all 11 episodes. Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack: Region A/1 SRP: $49.98 Street Date: December 27th, 2011 Aspect ratio: 1.78:1 Audio: Japanese, English Subtitles: English Running Time: 275 minutes Rating: TVMA4 Special Features: Trailers TV Spots Promotion Video Interview with director Kenji Kamiyama and original character designer Chica Umino Interviews with Ryohei Kimura (Akira Takizawa) and Saori Hayami (Saki Morimi) Interview with directors Kamiyama and Mamoru Oshii Interview with art director Yusuke Takeda Interview with composer Kenji Kawai Textless Closing Song

    Takizawa makes a surprise appearance outside the White House. © 2009 EDEN OF THE EAST.

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