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Shiki Might Have a Strong Power Over Life

Edens Zero Chapter 261 Cover Page

Edens Zero Chapter 261 Review/Recap

Edens Zero is in the endgame now; that much is certain. The Edens One and OSG are on their tail, Shiki’s charged headfirst into the lion’s den, and the Zero is under attack. Not to mention, there’s the fact that Mosco has a suave alter ego that can bring Sister to heel. It feels like everything’s riding on a knife’s edge between life and death. More importantly, though, it seems like there’s more to Shiki’s past than we expected. It’s like he has this strong connection to life itself. 

Edens Zero Chapter 261 Cover Page
Source-Kodansha Comics, Mangasee


As everyone in the Infirmary stares dumbfounded at Cosmo’s victory over Clown, the butler shows off his status as master of galactic bondage using Sister. He was created by her when Sister built a switch into Mosco that turned everything into its opposite, much to her dismay. Everyone’s so distracted that they fail to notice Clown preparing to self-destruct. However, this is foiled by the activation of an EMP field. Pino has woken up! In addition, Cosmo reverts back into Mosco, with Sister very angry at him.

With eight minutes left before the Edens Zero explodes, everyone is fighting for their lives against their counterparts. Aboard the Edens One, Shiki’s forced to fight against Law’s army of battle droids. As Law proclaims they’ll continue to serve them until there’s nothing left, Shiki becomes furious. Law uses this distraction to run his arm through Shiki’s chest, gloating how easy it was to upset him.

In the past, Regret and Leonard think about what to name their unborn child, with Regret suggesting the name Shiki. She feels that that name holds a lot of life force in it.

Edens Zero Chapter 261-The Unborn Shiki?
Source-Kodansha Comics, Mangasee


It has yet to be touched upon in the manga, but there’s still so much about Shiki that we still need to learn about. Where did Ziggy find him? Why does he share a name with the Four Cosmos’? I have so many questions right now, but let’s get into the review.

Firstly, the reveal of Cosmo being the result of an experiment gone wrong feels like a letdown. On the other hand, though, it feels like Mashima did it on purpose. He used our own hype and expectations against us, which makes it somewhat funny regarding what happened. Not everything cool needs an equally cool explanation.

The main thing that needs to be discussed, though, is the final panel. We still need to find out the whole story about what happened 20,000 years ago. However, it would seem that Shiki is the key to everything, including Mother and what happened millennia ago. Is it possible that Shiki was actually born in the distant past, only to wind up in the present day? It’s not the first time Mashima’s sent a main character forward in time; he did that with Natsu in Fairy Tail

Regardless, this made for a short yet interesting chapter of Edens Zero. More importantly, Pino’s now awake, which means that we might soon learn from her the truth about the Shining Stars, after all. And, as far as we’re concerned about Shiki, he won’t die from something like this. He’s going to find a way to get out of this. 

I Give “Life/Death” a 3/5

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