Edens Zero Anime coming to Netflix
If you grew up in the 90’s watching anime then Rave master will undoubtedly be familiar to you but what you may not know is that the Mangaka, Hiro Mashima, has gone on to write several other manga such as Fairy tail, Fairy tail: 100 year Quest and his latest work being Edens Zero which has been announce to be coming to Netflix.
Edens Zero follows the story of Shiki Granbell and Rebecca Bluegarden as they travel through space on their quest to meet with Mother, the goddess of the cosmos. The theme of the manga is more space and future tech based but with a lot of typical shonen tropes. The abilities are also futuristic in nature and are based on more scientific premises such as gravity, computer hacking, light-formed weapons, cyborgs and more.
Recently it was announced that the first season of the Edens Zero anime will be coming to Netflix, with the official trailer being posted on YouTube, but the number of episodes has yet to be confirmed. We can reasonably estimate that based on Fairy Tails first season this can be anywhere between 24 to 48 episodes for the first season. It is also not revealed to which manga arc the first season will cover however based on the trailer we can see that Homura and Elsie Crimson will be making an appearance.
The cast members for the voice actors have also been revealed and are as follows:
- Shiki Granbell – Takuma Terashima (The Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime)
- Rebecca Bluegarden – Mikako Komatsu (The Garden of Worlds | Nisekoi)
- Homura Kougetsa – Shiki Aoki (High-Rise Invasion | My Love Story!!)
- Weisz Steiner – Hiromichi Tezuka (One Punch Man | Overlord)
- Happy – Rie Kugimiya (Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood | Fairy Tail: Priestess of the Phoenix)
- E.M. Pino – Shiori Izawa (Sword Art Online | The Asterisk War)
- Elsie Crimson – Houchuu Ootsuka (Demon Slayer | Ajin: Demi-Human)
There currently has been no reveal for any english DUB of Edens Zero
I will eventually have a more detailed review up for the manga however the story and characters so far is quite enjoyable. It uses the trope of friendship (prevalent in Fairy Tail and my chief complaint) much lesser and the abilities are quite unique and fresh. The manga does a good job of combining what I like about Shonen manga with the futuristic setting that isn’t too serious. The storyline is also unique in that there is some element of time travelling but is handled quite well for the story.
If you’re running out of things to binge watch, I can definitely recommend this anime if you aren’t interested in reading the manga. We will have to see once it releases whether the animation and quality of the anime story remain true to the manga but on its merits as a story alone it warrants a try. We currently do not know on which month it will release but it has been confirmed to be released sometime in 2021.
I will continuously update the post as more information is made available but if you can wait, just read the manga.