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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
I Give “The Vanished Planet” a 3/5
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