Skip to content

Mashima Just Pranked Us with Laguna!

Edens Zero Chapter 237 Cover Page

Edens Zero Chapter 237 Review/Recap

You know, it takes a lot to surprise me, at times. I’ve spent a long time reading fiction and have learned how to pick up various tropes in action. However, this might be one of the funniest things that I’ve seen Hiro Mashima do to the readers. He pranked us! You got me, Mashima. You got me good with Laguna last week! 

Also, you’ve discredited my theory on Shiki being the key to the Crew of Edens regaining their memories. Now, it has to do with important moments and people in general. 

Edens Zero Chapter 237 Cover Page
Source-Kodansha Comics, Mangasee


After seeing Laguna shoot a woman in cold blood, Shiki immediately proceeds to tear into him. Right as he’s doing so, though, he’s interuppted by members of Oasis, who lambast him for ruining the scene. As it turns out, Laguna was in the middle of shooting a film, with the woman playing a role in it. In addition, the woman’s daughter turns out to be the same girl the Crew rescued on Foresta in the previous Universe. As everyone processes this information, Laguna tells everyone to come with him.

Edens Zero Chapter 237-They're Shooting a Movie?
Source-Kodansha Comics, Mangasee

Back at their headquarters, Laguna tells everyone that his memories returned a few days before they showed up. Now that he’s leading Oasis, which can fight the Aoi Empire head-on, he decided he should focus on Shura before finding the Crew…only to hear Shiki say he wants to befriend Shura. Laguna thinks that’s a crazy idea.

In any case, Laguna reveals a harsh truth: the robot uprising still took place on Foresta, and didn’t stop. However, it wasn’t Ziggy that started it this time; it was Xenolith. Oasis saved as many people as they could, but then Xenolith destroyed Foresta with his Gravity Ether Gear. Before the Crew can process this, though, Ibaraki bursts in, saying they’ve got a problem: Shura’s come to play!

Edens Zero Chapter 237-Shura is Here
Source-Kodansha Comics, Mangasee


This might be one of the biggest deviations from the past timeline’s that we’ve seen thus far. We still don’t know how Laguna managed to become the leader of Oasis in this reality, but it must be a good story. What I find funny, though, is the fact that here, Goodwin’s as small as Happy. Who knew that he was taking proteins to get that jacked? It’s pretty funny!

Edens Zero Chapter 237-Goodwin in Universe 0
Source-Kodansha Comics, Mangasee

At any rate, I’m relieved to see that Laguna’s still the same person we know and love. However, it looks like Shura might be the same blood knight that we remember from before. Then again, we saw that Nero, Kurenai, and Drakken Joe were different people in this universe, so there might be a chance he can be reasoned with. What worries me more, though, is what happened to Foresta. If Xenolith managed to destroy it, then his Ether Gear can generate black holes, one of the most destructive forces in existence. 

Edens Zero Chapter 237-Xenolith Destroyed Foresta
Source-Kodansha Comics, Mangasee

Then there’s the threat of the O.N.E. VOID. As the Shining Stars discuss, it couldn’t have made its body from scratch. It had to have had a basis. The question is, where did it get the schematics? That’s something that we’ll have to wait to find out. At the moment, though, this reunion arc’s speeding along nicely. Once everyone’s reunited, we can move ahead to the final battle, and I’m looking forward to it.

Edens Zero Chapter 237-Valkyrie's Fears
Source-Kodansha Comics, Mangasee

I Give “The Vanished Planet” a 3/5

Click here to see more animanga stuff

2 thoughts on “Mashima Just Pranked Us with Laguna! Leave a comment

  1. I wonder where this subplot with Void is going to go. Certainly any kinks in the original blueprints would have been done away with during those “repeated advanced calculations,” but maybe it’s one of those things that can’t be gotten rid of.
    They still have to find Connor and meet up with Rachel, not to mention dealing with Xenolith and the rest of Galactica. This Final Saga feels like it’s gonna be on the longer end of things, but I’m not complaining about it. So long as Mashima can bring his A Game, I’m all for it.
    Then again, his attention’s getting a little too divided right now- between the original anime he wants to make; the short term monthly series he’s getting ready for; 100 years Quest; that console game he wants to make- it’s giving me flashback’s to Kaede War.
    Right now, though; we have to assess Shura’s situation. While it’s possible he’s like Drakken and has some redeemable qualities; it’s just as possible he’s WORSE than before. All depends on this initial interaction.

Leave a Reply

Follow by Email
%d bloggers like this:
Verified by MonsterInsights