Cage of Eden

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Cage of Eden
Cage of Eden Volume 1 Cover.jpg
The cover of Cage of Eden volume one.
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
Anime and Manga portal

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 was serialized in Weekly Shōnen Magazine from 2008 to December 2012, and was collected into 21 tankōbon volumes by Kodansha. On December 12, 2010, Kodansha Comics USA announced that they had licensed the manga for release in 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
  1. "What a Wonderful World"
  2. "The Law of the Jungle"
  1. "Fever Chapter"
  2. "Freedom of the Brute"
Akira Sengoku and his friends were returning home from Guam school trip. During the midflight the whole Plane shakes and it starts to fall down. Akira tried to find Rion Akagami. Before he reaches her, he loses unconscious. The next morning he wakes up middle in the jungle and the plane is nowhere in sight.
2 April 17, 2009[4] ISBN 978-4-06-384131-2 October 25, 2011[5] ISBN 978-1-9354-2926-5
  1. "Lord of the Other Side"
  2. "The Underdog Chapter"
  3. "Duty of All Lives"
  4. "Light & Darkness"
  5. "Hell's Bosshead"
  1. "Brotherhood"
  2. "Dead End"
  3. "Cry Out"
  4. "Eloquent Lip"
3 July 17, 2009[6] ISBN 978-4-06-384166-4 December 20, 2011[7] ISBN 978-1-935429-27-2
  1. "Presentiment"
  2. "Monkey Mate?"
  3. "Epidemic"
  4. "Amazing Grace"
  5. "Run Away from Fate"
  1. "Winner"
  2. "Stairway to Heaven"
  3. "Child of God"
  4. "Iron Maiden"
4 September 17, 2009[8] ISBN 978-4-06-384190-9 February 28, 2012[9] ISBN 978-1-61262-048-0
  1. "Plan of Secret"
  2. "Riot"
  3. "Good Fellows"
  4. "Fibber"
  5. "Loss Brain 1"
  1. "Loss Brain 2"
  2. "Loss Brain 3"
  3. "Loss Brain 4"
  4. "Loss Brain 5"
5 December 17, 2009[10] ISBN 978-4-06-384226-5 April 10, 2012[11] ISBN 978-1-61262-049-7
  1. "Loss Brain 6"
  2. "Loss Brain 7"
  3. "Loss Brain 8"
  4. "Loss Brain 9"
  5. "Loss Brain 10"
  1. "A Juvenile State"
  2. "A Flag of Future"
  3. "Enchanted"
  4. "Union"
6 February 17, 2010[12] ISBN 978-4-06-384253-1 August 7, 2012[13] ISBN 978-1-61-262050-3
  1. "Blank 2 Days"
  2. "The Start in End"
  3. "Hairline Crack"
  4. "Death"
  5. "Clear the Way"
  1. "Bridge Over Troubled Water"
  2. "A Life or a Death"
  3. "Judgment from the Air"
  4. "Omen"
7 June 17, 2010[14] ISBN 978-4-06-384302-6 October 2, 2012[15] ISBN 978-1-61-262051-0
  1. "A Long Shot"
  2. "Brave Heart"
  3. "Knockdown!"
  4. "Fire of Departure"
  5. "Come to Life"
  1. "A Misty Mountain"
  2. "Rise from the Dead"
  3. "Resurrection of Friendship"
  4. "Mountain of the Dead"
8 July 16, 2010[16] ISBN 978-4-06-384333-0 December 18, 2012[17] ISBN 978-1-61-262052-7
  1. "Holy Mark"
  2. "Abandon the Past"
  3. "A View in all its Glory"
  4. "Fantastic Flight"
  5. "Fight of Flight"
  1. "Duel of the Brute"
  2. "Laplace's Demon"
  3. "Beginning W"
  4. "Re-awakening"
9 September 17, 2010[18] ISBN 978-4-06-384365-1 February 19, 2013[19] ISBN 978-1-61-262053-4
  1. "Prognosis"
  2. "Fantasy or Reality"
  3. "And then there were none"
  4. "Upshot of the Prevision"
  5. "Love his Sweet-Heart"
  1. "Confession?"
  2. "Visitor at the Dark"
  3. "Mr.Brain"
  4. "Beating Friends"
10 December 17, 2011[20] ISBN 978-4-06-384420-7 May 21, 2013[21] ISBN 978-1-61-262259-0
  1. "Solitude"
  2. "The Tribe"
  3. "The End?"
  4. "Open the Way"
  5. "Sink or Swim!"
  1. "Long Good-by"
  2. "Smile Sweetly"
  3. "Relic"
  4. "Disappearance"
11 February 17, 2011[22] ISBN 978-4-06-384447-4 August 20, 2013[23] ISBN 978-1-61-262260-6
  1. "Especial Place"
  2. "My Girl"
  3. "Forward, my Men!"
  4. "Mouth of the Earth"
  5. "Pitfall"
  1. "Place for Survive"
  2. "A Man-Made Mountain"
  3. "Guess who's Coming to Dinner"
  4. "Strong Will"
12 May 17, 2011[24] ISBN 978-4-06-384490-0 November 12, 2013[25] ISBN 978-1-61262-261-3
  1. "Captive Birds"
  2. "Tomorrow"
  3. "Truth or Nonsense"
  4. "Her Words Were True"
  5. "Extermination"
  1. "Excavation"
  2. "A Soliloquy"
  3. "Salvation"
  4. "A Tower at the Shore"
13 July 15, 2011[26] ISBN 978-4-06-384521-1 February 18, 2014[27] ISBN 978-1-61262-262-0
  1. "A Mysterious Lady"
  2. "A Map"
  3. "Jelly Beans"
  4. "Strangers"
  5. "Exchange"
  1. "Pyramid"
  2. "Whom Should I Choose?"
  3. "A Brief Separation"
  4. "Coward"
14 October 17, 2011[28] ISBN 978-4-06-384568-6 May 27, 2014[29] ISBN 978-1-61262-263-7
  1. "Tower of Terror"
  2. "Darkness and Death"
  3. "The Way to Go"
  4. "Underground"
  5. "A Sense of Sin"
  1. "B3"
  2. "Too Large"
  3. "Deeply Deeply"
  4. "Strange Plants"
15 December 16, 2011[30] ISBN 978-4-06-384602-7 August 26, 2014[31] ISBN 978-1-61262-264-4
  1. "A Secret Garden"
  2. "Heroine"
  3. "The Dark Room"
  4. "Sygdommen til Døden"
  5. "The Room 1"
  1. "The Room 2"
  2. "The Room 3"
  3. "Unnatural Life"
  4. "Insanity"
16 March 16, 2012[32] ISBN 978-4-06-384645-4 November 11, 2014[33] ISBN 978-1-61262-560-7
  1. "Time Limit"
  2. "Diagnosis"
  3. "Death to Approach"
  4. "Unbelievable Prediction"
  5. "Way Back"
  1. "Secret of the Tower"
  2. "High Play"
  3. "Decision"
  4. "Strong Bond"
17 May 17, 2012[34] ISBN 978-4-06-384674-4 February 17, 2015[35] ISBN 978-1-61262-796-0
  1. "The Fourth Tower"
  2. "Kill the Friend"
  3. "The Past of a Mad Dog"
  4. "Weakness"
  5. "Awakening Monster"
  1. "Horrifying Failure"
  2. "Arrival of the Strongest"
  3. "Snake and Frog"
  4. "Swallowing Whole"
18 August 17, 2012[36] ISBN 978-4-06-384721-5 August 18, 2015[37] ISBN 978-1-61262-983-4
  1. "Dangerous Strategy"
  2. "Two Monsters"
  3. "Kouhei Arita"
  4. "Cross Fire"
  5. "Light and Shadow"
  1. "Good Teacher"
  2. "The Most Terrible Animal"
  3. "Sudden Assault"
  4. "New Strategy"
19 October 17, 2012[38] ISBN 978-4-06-384751-2 November 17, 2015[39] ISBN 978-1-61262-984-1
  1. "Battle of the Dark Night"
  2. "Hidden Message"
  3. "Wicked Vote"
  4. "The Result of Vote"
  5. "Secret of the Devil"
  1. "Who is the Doctor?"
  2. "Dangerous Operation"
  3. "Desperate Persuasion"
  4. "The Thing Stars Show"
20 December 17, 2012[40] ISBN 978-4-06-384784-0 May 17, 2016[41] ISBN 978-1-63236-032-8
  1. "Two Drawings"
  2. "The Last Tower"
  3. "The Bonds of Friendship"
  4. "Invisible Observer"
  5. "Last Request"
  1. "God's Territory"
  2. "The Name of The Island"
  3. "Timeworn Photographs"
  4. "Figure of the Observer"
21 February 15, 2013[42] ISBN 978-4-06-384823-6
  1. "A Girl and Illustrated Book"
  2. "The Contents of the Bottle"
  3. "Great Confusion"
  4. "Inference"
  5. "Repellent"
  1. "2307"
  2. "Memento"
  3. "Sorrow of Mother"
  4. "The Eden Project"
  5. "The Hope"

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".[43] 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.[44]

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."[45]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ ""エデンの檻 1 [Cage of Eden 1]" (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved September 12, 2011. 
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  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. 
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  35. ^ "Cage of Eden Volume 17". Random House. Retrieved November 16, 2014. 
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  44. ^ "Manga Review: Cage of Eden, Vol. 1". MTV. August 24, 2011. Retrieved September 12, 2011. 
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