Okay, I know that Hiro Mashima seems determined to make Edens Zero darker and edgier than his previous works. But now it seems like he’s just determined to put the heroes through the ringer as many times as possible. First, Rebecca jumped to the future to learn she’s in a coma and lost her legs. Then, she wakes up to find that Lyra of the Ocean’s 6 has her dressed like a bunny girl and forced to play a card game in front of a live audience. And now, we find out just how bad things will get for her if she loses. And they are bad!
I’m not sure if I’ve ever told you guys this, but I think that Weisz’s superhero alter ego, Arsenal, reminds me a lot of Iron Man. Think about it: Weisz and Tony Stark are both mechanical geniuses and playboys; albeit Tony has more luck with women than Weisz does. They both continually upgrade their armor to help them fight evil. And, in the most recent example, they fight enemies using giant mech suits. Weisz kicks it into Overdrive in his fight against Nasseh, and he would make Iron Man proud!
It may be because I’m revisiting the story thanks to the anime, but I’m only now realizing just how dark and messed up Edens Zero can be. Every arc in the story has had at least one moment that could be considered completely messed up. And if I’m being honest, I’m still haunted by Drakken Joe killing Shiki, as well as Muller’s torturing of Jinn and Sylph. However, I think I may have just found another seriously dark moment in the series thus far, and it has to do with Rebecca.
The more I read Edens Zero, the more I find myself being reminded of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. Think about it. A lot of the Ether Gear used by people can be on the bizarre side. Laguna can turn people into water when they cry. Milani of the Ocean’s 6 has that mirror world gear. And now we have Nasseh with his Ether Gear, the Eye of Horus. Which can somehow hypnotize people into acting however he wants. The Eye of Horus may end up being the gang’s toughest challenge yet.
Emotions can be a very powerful tool. When one learns to channel their emotions properly, they can find themselves achieving things that would otherwise be impossible. If you’re a Shonen protagonist, strong emotions can lead to unlocking a new level of power, and thus, beating the snot out of villains. However, they can also impede one’s progress. In this case, Shura and the Oceans 6 start using the heroes emotions against them.
It goes without saying, but I’ll say it anyway: Shura is an absolute monster right now. He may end up changing for the better in the future of Edens Zero, but right now, he’s an absolute monster. He treats his followers like garbage, plans to commit machine genocide, and has decided to do everything in his power to break Shiki. This week, things for Shiki go from bad to worse, as Shura ups the ante. And threatens the lives of the Shining Stars in the process.
Super Saiyan, Tailed Beast Mode, Dragon Force, Second Gear, Overdrive. It seems like a prerequisite for a lot of Shonen manga to give the heroes some sort of super-powered form. Edens Zero established one some time ago in the form of Overdrive, and Shiki’s already attained it. However, this chapter of Edens Zero sees another hero reach that status. Amidst her fight against the first of the Ocean’s 6, Homura awakens Overdrive, and her inner fox spirit!
I seem to recall a while back comparing some of the fights in Edens Zero to that of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. By that, I meant that they could follow rules that broke the fighting norms in the Shonen genre. Laguna being able to people into water if they cry? That is bizarre, no pun intended! However, I never expected that they would use the concept of the mirror world here. And Homura’s stuck right in the middle of it!
If you’ve followed Edens Zero for a long time, then you know that A big thing about Shiki is that he likes making friends. He wants to make as many friends as he can. But the end of the last chapter saw Shura offer to be his friend! And given how Shura’s a sucker for that line, we had every right to be worried. Fortunately, Shiki proves that he’s smart enough to know that a friendship with Shura is a bad one. Too bad Shura doesn’t take rejection well!
Golden Week in Japan is over, and that means we may now return to our regularly scheduled manga. In this case, it’s time for some more Edens Zero! The last chapter finally saw Shiki come face to face with the psychotic Shura. And despite Shura’s best efforts to intimidate him, Shiki is not backing down. For the sake of all robots in the Aoi Cosmos, Shiki’s going to win. Let the fight of Shiki vs Shura BEGIN!!!
You know, from the moment that I met him, I have hated Shura. He’s a sociopath, an arrogant jerk, and a ladykiller who actually kills ladies. I have been wanting to see Shiki bring him crashing to earth for some time now, which is why I’ve been looking forward to seeing their eventual clash. This week, I finally get my wish. The fight between Gravity Users begins, and I’m going to need to grab some popcorn!
You know, we have yet to actually see Shura in combat, but thus far, I don’t think he’s that smart. I mean, making a public announcement that you’re going to destroy all machines just to lure out Ziggy? Even if that did lure Ziggy out, the damage to the Nero Empire would be near-irreparable. Either way, he would lose something. But his biggest mistake is the one that he doesn’t even realize he’s making. He pissed off Shiki, and that’s going to be his downfall.
You know what I love the most about the sci-fi genre? Epic space battles! A grand showdown between fleets that span entire star systems and light up the heavens! From the final battle of Mass Effect 3 to the legendary battles of Star Wars, space battles are some of the biggest spectacles one can see in fiction. And now Edens Zero is about to have what will hopefully be the first of many epic space battles. It’s Galactica vs. Interstelar in the space above Nero 66!
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So, you know how they say “don’t judge a book by its cover?” That’s a very important lesson to know. Even the biggest and scariest person in the world can end up being a total sweetheart underneath. Case in point, we learn that Goodwin, the leader of Oasis, may look like a tiger, but he’s a total kitty. At least, for some people.
You guys ever seen the Terminator films before? In that franchise, an AI the military created becomes sentient and, due to its lack of morals, turns on humanity. The end result is Judgement Day, an event in which the evil AI takes out a good chunk of humanity. Why am I bringing this whole thing up here? Because that’s about happen in Edens Zero, but in reverse. This time, Judgement Day is coming for the machines!