Eden’s Zero Chapter 258 Review/Recap
Right as the Edens Zero finds the route to Mother, they’re attacked Aconella and her horde of Dragons! While that was already bad enough, the Four Dark Stars show up. However, the thing that should be getting the most attention is something that is being relegated to the sidelines. The memories that Pino viewed might hold the key to understanding this whole story, and yet Mashima keeps teasing u. What happened on that planet 20,000 years ago needs to be understood!
Quit teasing us, Mashima!
The battle in deep space continues as the Frew of Edens gives it their all. Valkyrie’s bogged down by Brigandine, forcing Homura to go after Aconella. With the Edens One now in view, Should breaks off from the fighting to confront ONE Void and end this madness. Aboard their ship, Witch and Wizard clash, while Hermit and Weisz find the ship hacked by Killer. Worse, Killer claims to have implanted a self-destruct program inside the ship. In less than ten minutes, the ship will explode!
20,000 years in the past, Mio speaks with the past Killer about how their world is doomed, yet she’s not willing to give up. Thinking about the idea of all things possessing the ability to Overdrive, Mio comes up with an idea. To save their planet, they’ll make the planet itself Overdrive.
Okay, Mashima, I understand the need to keep people in suspense. However, I don’t think that what you’re doing is the right way to go about things.
It seems like Mashima’s piecemeal reveal of what Pino learned is an attempt to raise tension and keep readers guessing. However, the fact that each chapter barely explains things and divides attention between the events of the past and present isn’t a good strategy. Either focus on the fighting between the Crew of Edens and then focus on the flashbacks, or get it all out of the way now. Oda can do it right; why can’t he?
All that said, it appears that Mashima may very well be planning on making this the final battle. The fact that the Edens Zero is now facing the Mother of Dragons and the Dark Stars at once gives credence to this idea. However, I don’t think it’s going to remain in space forever. Given the sighting of the planet earlier, the fighting may move there. In addition, that mystery planet might end up being the same one we’re witnessing in Pino’s memories. That’s assuming, though, that Mio’s plan to make the planet Overdrive didn’t succeed.
This wasn’t one of Mashima’s best chapters. He needs to do a better job organizing what he wants to focus on.