‘Edens Zero‘ comes from the imagination of mangaka Hiro Mashima, with J.C.Staff producing an anime adaption that was streamed exclusively to Netflix for North America.
After becoming captain of the ship Edens Zero, Shiki Granbell (Sean Chiplock), takes the adventurer Rebecca Bluegarden (Kira Buckland), robot cat Happy (Tia Ballard), inventor Weisz Steiner (Ray Chase), robot Pino (Sarah Anne Williams), and awkward warrior Homura Kōgetsu (Laura Stahl) with him to find the “Four Shining Stars,” who once helped the Demon King (John Eric Bentley) run the ship. With Witch Regret (Laura Post) on board, they have to find the medic Sister Ivry (Allegra Clark), enigmatic Hermit Mio (Xanthe Huynh), and the warrior Valkyrie Yuna (Rebeka Thomas). Can they dodge pirates, hackers, spies, and criminal syndicates along the way?
Like I said about the first part of the show, you can definitely tell it is a science fiction version of Fairy Tail. Magic is replaced with a technology called “Ether Gear” and Shiki is clearly a combination of Grey and Natsu. They also put some funny cameos from various Fairy Tail characters throughout the entirety of the season.
I will say, the animation is nothing extraordinary, but it is still excellent. I loved the fight scenes and the space travel. There was also this cool scene where Shiki battled a mech that I thought was well-done.
As for the plot, I will say the side stories did get bloated after awhile and the episode where they go into a VR game was not impressive. It was kind of boring, but that was the only one.
Overall, I really enjoy the show. Though it relies a little too much on inappropriate humor, I still find the story fun and exciting. The characters are excellent, well-written, and are unique. That is was kept me hooked to the entirety of the show. They truly do a good job of making them fun and I think that is why it is an enjoyable anime.
I was pleased to hear that was renewed for a second season as several plot threads were left hanging. I think Netflix has a winner (for once).
Check out the trailer below:
PARENTAL CONCERNS: Some violence, Inappropriate humor, Minor foul language,
This review is based on the dub.
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