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Edens Zero chapter 159 - The tears that restore ones heart


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Edens Zero Chapter 159 – Laguna VS Ijuna: Destiny

Edens Zero chapter 159 - The tears that restore ones heart

A heart brought to the point of desperation where the desire for survival constructed the deception that was the affection Ijuna felt toward Shura. It was an escape from the agony washing over Ijuna day after day, cruelty after cruelty, torture after torture. A subconscious defensive mechanism activated alongside her Ether Gear and in the maelstrom of hopelessness and torment, a red string of ether driven by anguish connected Ijuna to Shura. The love binding Ijuna to Shura is but an illusion of emotions conjured by her despair and connection to Ether. What ultimately saved Ijuna were the tears of her heart longing for the bonds she was already connected by. Unbreakable bonds that tied Oasis together in the form of their desire for liberation. Laguna awakened Ijuna’s heart and released Ijuna from the bindings entrapping her allowing her to sever the red thread tying her to Shura. The destiny awaiting Ijuna isn’t Shura but the red destiny of Oasis.

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Edens Zero Chapter 158 - Laguna VS Ijuna


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Edens Zero Chapter 158 – Laguna VS Ijuna: Broken

Edens Zero Chapter 158 - Laguna VS Ijuna

I was not expecting such a dark take on the tragedy existing in Ijuna’s past. To think that what led Ijuna to commit her servitude to the Imperial Empire was not her desire to gain vengeance on Shura but rather the fragility of the human mind being brought to the point of hopelessness and despondency. In the state of perpetual torture, her psyche broke and began being shaped by the twisted narrative of despair. In the pit of darkness, Shura became her light and guided by the desire to end her suffering, her mind warped her perception to conjure illusions of affection. The nature of her pure soul became dyed by such anguish and served to fetter her mind from recalling a reality outside such torment. Ijuna was psychologically broken down and brainwashed by Shura into championing the corrupt and inhumane actions of himself and the Imperial Empire he seeks to shape.

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Edens Zero chapter 156 - Ziggy, Nero and Jaguar face off


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Edens Zero Chapter 156 – The Collapse Of The Oceans

Edens Zero chapter 156 - Ziggy, Nero and Jaguar face off

With every crest of a wave, there is the inevitably trough. The defeat of Fabiano signals this moment although considering the ease with which he was dispatched, he may as well have been inconsequential to the Oceans 6. In actuality what led to the subsidence of the Oceans was the element of wind that causes the motion of the waves. The winds of Eden ended the resistance of the Oceans. As the situation presents itself, only Shura and Nero remain as executives of the Imperial Army whom have yet to be defeated. Ijuna is playing her own game and was on the mark about the inability of the Oceans. Their defeat now motions her intentions into action and those intention certainly go against what Shura plans. The High Tide is moments away but so to is the climax of the arc.

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Edens Zero chapter 147 - Lyra, the new commander of Shura's forces


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Edens Zero Chapter 147 – Oceans 6: Lyra And Nasseh

Edens Zero chapter 147 - Lyra, the new commander of Shura's forces

More members of the Oceans 6 begin to move targeting the Edens Zero team that they are aware of whom have snuck inside the Nero 66 facility. As first impressions go about the personality of Lyra and Nasseh, I can’t help but notice the hubris emanating from their dialogue and composure. Elevated they are by their own power that the prospect of a challenge has ceased to exist as a possibility within their minds. The Oceans 6 shown within this chapter carry themselves as the next step of Aoi Cosmos warriors. Powerful they may be but contained within a regulated bubble they have existed, at least in terms of their time within the Imperial Army. The universe is vast with impossibility only a word.

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Edens Zero chapter 146 - Homura VS Milani - Homura defeat Milani's mirror clones


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Edens Zero Chapter 146 – Homura And Milani

Edens Zero chapter 146 - Homura VS Milani - Homura defeat Milani's mirror clones

I had suspected that Milani was more a victim of her surrounding norms than a willful participant who instinctively despised androids but I did not expect that Milani all along cherished androids and only followed Shura out of fear. If Milani has been cornered emotionally and mentally to such an extent, how many other members of the Nero Empire are in a similar situation where even though they know what they are doing is wrong, they can’t help but conform to the status quo lest they risk the wrath and madness of Shura. If the hatred for androids isn’t a universal feeling across the Aoi Cosmos, then defeating Shura and removing Nero’s control over the cosmos can very well help in bringing living beings (mainly humanity) and androids back together. Shura may hate androids but there are those within the Aoi Cosmos that still shed tears for the lives of androids. Will Milani team up with Homura to help stop the All-Link system from activating? And will she also assist in providing information about Ijuna to the Edens team and recovering Witch?

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Edens Zero chapter 143 - Shiki rejects Shura's hollow offer of friendship


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Edens Zero Chapter 143 – Shiki VS Shura: Repulsion

Edens Zero chapter 143 - Shiki rejects Shura's hollow offer of friendship

For someone like Shiki to reject ones offer for friendship, that person must be incredibly duplicitous. What should have been a reaction of exuberance from Shiki was instead one of caution. Any sincerity or genuineness was devoid in the weight of Shura’s words upon reaching his hand out. Both the arrogance and ignorance of Shura led him to believe that any offer he would make would be accepted. Yet, Shiki who values friendship tremendously, understood the character of Shura and recognised the type of person he was based on his intentions and actions. Shiki drew a line in the sand and rejected Shura’s offer, something which likely hasn’t happened frequently to Shura. The battle between the two may have paused but Shiki will without question make his way back to Shura and challenge him once again.

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Edens Zero chapter 132 - Shiki VS Ziggy Illusion


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Edens Zero Chapter 132 – Ether Training

Edens Zero chapter 132 - Shiki VS Ziggy Illusion

The path to Mother is one filled with danger, obstacles, time, unknowns and powerful foes. In order for the Edens Zero crew to stand a chance against any impediments obstructing them through their journey, power and the wisdom to use it are necessary. By nature of casting themselves into the cosmos, the crew will inevitable be caught up in events dyed in chaos. And in order to navigate through such conflict, they will have to battle numerous existences – human, alien and robot alike. The training performed now is integral to their growth and survival as adventurers. Training that will help identify their abilities and put them past their limits.

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Edens Zero chapter 129 - Kleene free of her traumatic memories casts a smile once again


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Edens Zero Chapter 129 – The Sun Beyond The Darkness

Edens Zero chapter 129 - Kleene free of her traumatic memories casts a smile once again

Radiant is its glow. Warm is its embrace. Liberating is its weight. The heart of ones self beats beyond the physical. Its rhythm echoes into the metaphysical resonating with shapeless emotions and characterisations devoid of form. It provides the basis for connections and the avenue for change. Whether illuminated by the shadow of light or the clarity of darkness, its pulse endures, recording the voice of the life defined. The “heart” of one, resilient in its nature, truly conjures up miraculous moments. Whether it be the burden carried by Elsie, the perplexity felt by Laguna, the tears shed by Aruna or the smiles expressed by Kleene and Jinn, each of their hearts continue to beat with the intent to see the sun rise within their heart.

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Edens Zero chapter 70 - Edens Zero crew color page spread


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Edens Zero (Manga) – A Space-Magi-Techno-Fantasy Adventure

Edens Zero chapter 70 - Edens Zero crew color page spread

Space is such a vast canvas to work on and when Hiro Mashima amalgamates elements of fantasy, science fiction and adventure onto that canvas you get a wondrous experience complimented by lovable and relatable characters progressing through uplifting and extraordinary stories. It is a journey filled with spectacle, wonder, mystery, darkness, heart and excitement.

Edens Zero follows the adventure of Shiki and his crew in search of a existence known as Mother located somewhere within the vast cosmos able to grant any wish to any who find her. Not only do our protagonist have to overcome the quest of finding the location of Mother in the endless reaches of space but they have to combat the dangers residing within the unknown and compete against powers also in search for Mother.

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