Cage of Eden

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Cage of Eden
Cage of Eden Volume 1 Cover.jpg
Cage of Eden Volume 1 Cover
エデンの檻
(Eden no Ori)
Genre Action, Fantasy, Survival, Horror
Manga
Written by Yoshinobu Yamada
Published by Kodansha
English publisher
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Weekly Shōnen Magazine
Original run November 26, 2008January 23, 2013
Volumes 21
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Cage of Eden (Japanese: エデンの檻 Hepburn: Eden no Ori?) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yoshinobu Yamada. The manga serialized in Weekly Shōnen Magazine from 2008 to December 2012 was published in 21 collected volumes by Kodansha. On December 12, 2010, Kodansha Comics USA announced they have licensed the manga in English for North America.[1] The manga follows a group of teenage survivors of a plane crash who find themselves in a mysterious island inhabited by extinct prehistoric creatures and plants.

Plot[edit]

Middle schooler Akira Sengoku and his class are flying back to Japan from their school trip to Guam, along with other classes from their school and various passengers. But their trip takes an unexpected turn when their plane hits unexpected turbulence and crashes on a Pacific island. After recovering from being unconscious, Akira learns from his friends that they are on a mysterious island filled with extinct prehistoric creatures and plants. With nowhere to go, Akira leads a small group of survivors to find others like them. They search for a way to get home, fighting off the island's savage creatures and encountering other survivors who have gone mad. Along the way, they will discover the mysteries of the island. Was their crash really an accident? What secrets lie buried underground... and will they survive long enough to find out?

Volume list[edit]

No. Japanese release date Japanese ISBN English release date English ISBN
1 February 17, 2009[2] ISBN 978-4-06-384106-0 August 23, 2011[3] ISBN 978-1-935429-25-8
2 April 17, 2009[4] ISBN 978-4-06-384131-2 October 25, 2011[5] ISBN 978-1-4278-1404-3
3 July 17, 2009[6] ISBN 978-4-06-384166-4 December 20, 2011[7] ISBN 978-1-935429-27-2
4 September 17, 2009[8] ISBN 978-4-06-384190-9 February 28, 2012[9] ISBN 978-1-61262-048-0
5 December 17, 2009[10] ISBN 978-4-06-384226-5 April 10, 2012[11] ISBN 978-1-61262-049-7
6 February 17, 2010[12] ISBN 978-4-06-384253-1 August 7, 2012[13] ISBN 978-1-61-262050-3
7 June 17, 2010[14] ISBN 978-4-06-384302-6 October 2, 2012[15] ISBN 978-1-61-262051-0
8 July 16, 2010[16] ISBN 978-4-06-384333-0 December 18, 2012[17] ISBN 978-1-61-262052-7
9 September 17, 2010[18] ISBN 978-4-06-384365-1 February 19, 2013[19] ISBN 978-1-61-262053-4
10 December 17, 2011[20] ISBN 978-4-06-384420-7 May 21, 2013[21] ISBN 978-1-61-262259-0
11 February 17, 2011[22] ISBN 978-4-06-384447-4 August 20, 2013[23] ISBN 978-1-61-262260-6
12 May 17, 2011[24] ISBN 978-4-06-384490-0 November 12, 2013[25] ISBN 978-1-61262-261-3
13 July 15, 2011[26] ISBN 978-4-06-384521-1 February 18, 2014[27] ISBN 978-1-61262-262-0
14 October 17, 2011[28] ISBN 978-4-06-384568-6 May 27, 2014[29] ISBN 978-1-61262-263-7
15 December 16, 2011[30] ISBN 978-4-06-384602-7 August 26, 2014[31] ISBN 978-1-61262-264-4
16 March 16, 2012[32] ISBN 978-4-06-384645-4 November 11, 2014[33] ISBN 978-1-61262-560-7
17 May 17, 2012[34] ISBN 978-4-06-384674-4
18 Aug 17, 2012[35] ISBN 978-4-06-384721-5
19 October 17, 2012[36] ISBN 978-4-06-384751-2
20 December 17, 2012[37] ISBN 978-4-06-384784-0

Reception[edit]

Katherine Dacey of The Manga Critic reviewed the first manga volume saying while she disliked the characters for "doing and saying things that defy common sense", she praised the author for "populating the island with scary-looking monsters and staging thrilling action sequences that temporarily erase the memory of the clumsy dialogue and panty shots".[38] Brigid Alverson of MTV Geek reviewed the first manga volume concluding "The story has been told before, and Cage of Eden is no literary or philosophical masterpiece, but taken on its own terms as an action-suspense story, it delivers the goods and leaves the reader wanting more.[39]

Rebecca Silverman of Anime News Network enjoyed the first manga volume and gave it a B, saying, "Despite its slow start, Cage of Eden becomes deeply engrossing, so that once a certain point is reached, it is nearly impossible to put down."[40]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kodansha Comics Announces Summer 2011 Manga Releases". Anime News Network. December 12, 2010. Retrieved September 12, 2011. 
  2. ^ ""エデンの檻 1 [Cage of Eden 1]" (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved September 12, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Cage of Eden Volume 1". Random House. Retrieved September 12, 2011. 
  4. ^ ""エデンの檻 2 [Cage of Eden 2]" (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved September 12, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Cage of Eden Volume 2". Random House. Retrieved September 12, 2011. 
  6. ^ ""エデンの檻 3 [Cage of Eden 3]" (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved September 12, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Cage of Eden Volume 3". Random House. Retrieved September 12, 2011. 
  8. ^ ""エデンの檻 4 [Cage of Eden 4]" (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved September 12, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Cage of Eden Volume 4". Random House. Retrieved September 12, 2011. 
  10. ^ ""エデンの檻 5 [Cage of Eden 5]" (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved September 12, 2011. 
  11. ^ "Cage of Eden Volume 5". Random House. Retrieved September 28, 2014. 
  12. ^ ""エデンの檻 6 [Cage of Eden 6]" (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved September 12, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Cage of Eden Volume 6". Random House. Retrieved September 28, 2014. 
  14. ^ ""エデンの檻 7 [Cage of Eden 7]" (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved September 12, 2011. 
  15. ^ "Cage of Eden Volume 7". Random House. Retrieved September 28, 2014. 
  16. ^ ""エデンの檻 8 [Cage of Eden 8]" (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved September 12, 2011. 
  17. ^ "Cage of Eden Volume 8". Random House. Retrieved September 28, 2014. 
  18. ^ ""エデンの檻 9 [Cage of Eden 9]" (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved September 12, 2011. 
  19. ^ "Cage of Eden Volume 9". Random House. Retrieved September 28, 2014. 
  20. ^ ""エデンの檻 10 [Cage of Eden 10]" (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved September 12, 2011. 
  21. ^ "Cage of Eden Volume 10". Random House. Retrieved September 28, 2014. 
  22. ^ ""エデンの檻 11 [Cage of Eden 11]" (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved September 12, 2011. 
  23. ^ "Cage of Eden Volume 11". Random House. Retrieved September 28, 2014. 
  24. ^ ""エデンの檻 12 [Cage of Eden 12]" (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved September 12, 2011. 
  25. ^ "Cage of Eden Volume 12". Random House. Retrieved September 28, 2014. 
  26. ^ ""エデンの檻 13 [Cage of Eden 13]" (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved September 12, 2011. 
  27. ^ "Cage of Eden Volume 13". Random House. Retrieved September 28, 2014. 
  28. ^ ""エデンの檻 13 [Cage of Eden 14]" (in Japanese). Kodansha. 
  29. ^ "Cage of Eden Volume 14". Random House. Retrieved September 28, 2014. 
  30. ^ ""エデンの檻 13 [Cage of Eden 15]" (in Japanese). Kodansha. 
  31. ^ "Cage of Eden Volume 15". Random House. Retrieved September 28, 2014. 
  32. ^ ""エデンの檻 16 [Cage of Eden 16]" (in Japanese). Kodansha. 
  33. ^ "Cage of Eden Volume 16". Random House. Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
  34. ^ ""エデンの檻 17 [Cage of Eden 17]" (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved May 21, 2012. 
  35. ^ ""エデンの檻 17 [Cage of Eden 17]" (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved May 21, 2012. 
  36. ^ ""エデンの檻 17 [Cage of Eden 17]" (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved May 21, 2012. 
  37. ^ ""エデンの檻 17 [Cage of Eden 17]" (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved May 21, 2012. 
  38. ^ "Cage of Eden Vol. 1". The Manga Critic. August 25, 2011. Retrieved September 12, 2011. 
  39. ^ "Manga Review: Cage of Eden, Vol. 1". MTV. August 24, 2011. Retrieved September 12, 2011. 
  40. ^ "Cage of Eden GN1 Review". Anime News Network. 2011-08-10. Retrieved 2011-10-10. 

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