The Beach Chapter of Edens Zero
Edens Zero Chapter 107 Review/Recap
You know what one of the worst things has been about this global pandemic? The fact that we can’t go to the beach without fear of COVID-19. Fortunately, we have works of fiction to take us to exotic beaches and locales to treat our summertime woes. And if there’s one thing that mangaka like Hiro Mashima are good at, it’s a beach chapter. That, and fanservice. Mashima is big on the fanservice in this beach chapter.
I would also like to point out that this marks the first planet that the crew of Edens Zero visits in the Aoi Cosmos.
Having arrived on the fire planet of Red Cave, the first thing the heroes note is how ironic that categorization is. The majority of the planet’s a watery paradise that everyone wastes no time in enjoying. As a result, everyone spends the day enjoying beach day activities, while Weisz tries to ogle the girls.
The coolest sights have yet to come, though. At one point, the light ether in the air fuses with the water, creating this spectacular phenomenon that captivates everyone. And Shiki, being who he is, takes Rebecca high into the air so she can record it on her B-Cube.
Before everyone can continue to enjoy the view, though, they see a ship crash into the water. Using these special Lacrima that let them breathe underwater, the group dives into the sea to see if the pilot needs help. The moment they get there, though, they discover that the pilot is long dead. Although, that becomes the least of their concerns as they look at the ocean floor. They realize that there’s an entire city under the sea. And at the center of the city is a building with images of Mother.
I don’t think that I’ve ever mentioned this before, but I love the ocean and the beach a lot! When I was a kid, me and my family would go to the beach at least once a summer, and I just had so much fun there. From enjoying the waves and sand to being with friends, family, and more, it’s just so much fun. In addition, I’ve always wanted to see life under the ocean, but since humans can’t breathe underwater (and I get scared when I can’t see the bottom), that holds me back.
What I’m trying to say is, I really enjoyed this chapter, as it reminded me of why I love the beach in the first place. I know that anime and manga tend to use it for fan service, but’s that secondary to me. Those spectacular panels that Mashima drew with the raining were breath-taking, and I know that they’ll only look better in the anime.
In the meantime, though, I’m curious about this undersea city and its inhabitants. Maybe they know why Red Cave is called a fire planet. If it has something to do with why the pilot in the ship’s dead, though, then I got an uneasy feeling. Only time will tell, I guess. For now, let’s enjoy the beach.
I Give “A Planet Where Stars Fall Like Rain” a 4/5. Loses points for long name. Gains them for the panels.
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