Eden of the East starts like The Bourne Identity, revels in western cinema, detours into strange places, and ends like the very beginning says it will. Oh, and it's about Japan's NEET problem.
Saki is on a post-graduation trip to America, the spring after next, some weeks after a missile attack on Japan, dubbed "Careless Monday" by the media. While she's throwing something at the White House, the cops are distracted by the arrival of this naked guy wandering around a chilly Washington DC...
While Akira tries to figure out how he came to be standing there, amnesiac, with just a gun and a cellphone (with 8 billion yen on account, and a concierge who will spend the money at his request and keep on encouraging him to be a Messiah), there are other players in the game. And 20,000 missing NEETs in Japan. And a few more, who, on the other side of the Pacific, would not be NEETs at all, but founders of their own start-up (LOL, Japan).
Not quite a romance, not quite a thriller -- though with a cinematic spectacular of a climax -- this slightly flawed bit of Japanese introspection is still a fun watch. And I wonder how long the reworking of the old slang term Johnson will reverberate around anime circles.
Oh, and all those enigmatic pieces of text in the OP... Here they are:
Eden of the East Careless Monday I saw you in Heaven and heard of your glory You saved our world from the fallen angel Selecao Careless I saw Messiah standing Standing before me with no words Nothing but "Hope" When we lost dread, a Demon was laughing Eden of the East But now you are showing us wonder Giving your love I've got to know you're the one The only one reveals the world Eden of the East With awe, down on my knees again I've got to know you're the one The only one reveals the world Eden of the East I saw you in Heaven and heard of your glory You saved our world from the fallen angels I saw Messiah standing Standing before me with no words Nothing but "Hope" When we lost dread, a Demon was laughing But now you are showing us wonder Giving your love With awe, down on my knees again I've got to know you're the one The only one reveals the world The abuse of greatness is when it disjoins remorese from power Mail Own date Media tool Appli Camera Phone book Iseg Music Service Setting Noblesse You've got mail Calling Talking noblesse oblige 10 Billion Charged noblesse oblige The King has come! To lighten up our feet The King has come! With justice till the end The King has come! To save us from the dark Who could ever doubt? We have faith You've got mail Calling The abuse of greatness is when it disjoins remorse from power Juiz Selecao system 12 persons selected in Japan GAME Mr. Outside Eden Let me walk with you when I'm lost in the wild I know you always lead me to another Eden Let me bless your name, O Lord, O Lord Your words will never fade away Since we believe you're the light on earth Reveals the world