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Since Akira isn’t familiar with the Johnny hunter that the mysterious message board poster who appears to be Oosugi has mentioned, Kasuga explains that it’s a female who’s already claimed 20,000 victims. Surprised by that number, Akira wonders if people are confusing it with the 20,000 NEETs that he was involved with. Kasuga also reveals that Oosugi was planning on having dinner the previous night with Saki, making her feel bad. When the person in trouble uploads another image, the group notices a piano and uses Eden’s image search engine to get more information. What makes Akira finally realize what’s going on is when the person leaves a message about there being an accomplice named Juiz. Akira thus decides to go out by himself to look for Oosugi and has Juiz help him track down the piano to a certain hotel. Juiz is also able to find out that the person staying in that room is Shiratori Diana Kuroha, the female president of a modeling agency, and she appears to be headed for the hotel, so Akira has Juiz try to stop her.

In accordance with this, a police officer pulls Shiratori over, but Shiratori figures out that it was No. 9 who ordered this and returns the favor by having Juiz crash a truck in front of Akira’s motorcycle. Akira happens to be on the phone with Saki when this occurs, having just told her where he found Oosugi’s location to be. He manages to survive the crash however, and though he’s injured, he continues on to the hotel. Since he’s still far away, his next move is to buy the hotel to prevent Shiratori from getting to her room, however she counters by buying the hotel herself. Shiratori goes all the way up to the room and gets out the cigar cutter, but before she can do the deed, Akira makes his entrance. Observing how beautiful she is, Akira comments on how she doesn’t look like a killer who cuts off Johnnies, and Shiratori responds by noting that he’s younger than she thought and doesn’t seem like the kind of person who directed Careless Monday. She also thinks that he’s the Supporter, but he denies it and explains that he’s only here to save his friend’s acquaintance.

Shiratori still refuses to hand over her captive, and she reveals that she’s had the conviction to kill in this manner since long before she got the cell phone. Her goal is to kill the enemies of women and import foreign men, and she has no intention of winning the game. After Akira questions how she came up with her killing method and she confirms that she hates Johnnies, he decides that he’ll have to save her too. He suspects that a man did something awful to her and that she’s never gotten love from a Johnny, but as he tries to put his arm around her, his own wounds from earlier start bothering him. Willing to give Akira a try, Shiratori takes off her dress and almost kisses him, but he ends up collapsing in her arms. Saki meanwhile has overheard most of the conversation because she was connected to Akira’s phone, and she’s running as fast as she can on foot towards the hotel. By the time she reaches the room, she finds Akira naked in bed beside Shiratori, but he’s unconscious and has been bandaged up.

Shiratori guesses that Saki is Akira’s girlfriend and reassures her that she didn’t do anything to him. After telling Saki to treasure Akira, Shiratori instructs Juiz to do something, and moments later, she is able to magically lift her captive into the air. She then sprouts black wings, and while floating in the air, she reveals that the guy she was going to kill was not Oosugi but actually a wanted rapist. Bidding farewell to Akira, Shiratori escapes by flying out the window with the rapist, and Saki rushes to Akira’s side out of concern. Over on Akira’s cell phone, the purchase history for Selecao No. 11 lists a super illusion.


Okay, they had me going WTF!? in every possible way for a full two minutes when Shiratori sprouted wings and flew away. Despite Juiz and all that she’s able to do, this isn’t a fantasy series – it’s a series that’s grounded in a realistic and believable environment, especially since they keep going back to examining Japan’s various socio-political problems. So I was completely surprised by this and would probably have been raving all week long if not for them showing that cell phone purchase screen at the end that revealed that it was all an illusion. What it doesn’t answer though is what happened to Shiratori. Did she jump out of the window and kill herself, or did she escape during the illusion, or was she never there in the first place? And what happened to Oosugi, and how did the rapist get his bag?

I do have to say though that Shiratori turned out to be a surprisingly sympathetic figure. Of course I didn’t want to see Akira kiss or sleep with her, but I can’t really call her evil anymore. She’s more misunderstood than anything else and was probably raped as a child or something. It was also fun watching her and Akira try to outdo each other earlier in the episode with Juiz. I don’t see why though they couldn’t have just asked Juiz to identify each other since Juiz is technically working for both of them (though I guess there could be multiple Juiz or something). I certainly don’t remember anything against that in the rules outlined in episode four, and it felt a little odd having them both rely on Juiz. More importantly to the plot though, Shiratori implied that Akira had a hand in Careless Monday, and she’s yet another Selecao who thinks that he’s the Supporter. We’re probably being set up for another plot twist.

May 22, 2009 at 2:56 am
  • May 22, 2009 at 3:06 amLia

    You have no idea how many times I went WTF in this episode.O_o And the wings were the climax. Since when did we jump from normal anime to chick that sprouts wings and flies. I know is future time, but I pretty much doubt wings will be accessible. And what was Akira trying to pull with kissing her, try make her see that guys can be gentle too? Honey you can do that without all that ^_^

  • May 22, 2009 at 3:07 amLia

    But then again. To make such an illusion O_o? Pretty nifty illusion since Saki was there for less than 3 minutes.

  • May 22, 2009 at 3:31 amMichael Flux

    “she was more misunderstood than anything else”

    Heh, isn’t that always the excuse… :p

  • May 22, 2009 at 3:48 amShin_Zero

    Omg super illlusion, so crazy. But if Akira spends money so easily, wouldn’t he have run out already, and what happened to Oosugi … I’m so confused. seems the encounter between the 2 have just begun. LOL is it a coincidence that it’s IX (no.9) vs XI (no.11). LOL. Just a thoguht. Can’t wait to see next episode.

  • May 22, 2009 at 3:50 amMeery

    This show is so interesting to watch. I didn’t really expect Johnny-taker to have her story psuedo-”justified.” Just the way Lia likes’em[?]; http://randomc.net/image/Eden%20of%20the%20East/Eden%20of%20the%20East%20-%2007%20-%20Large%2013.jpg Go beyond kisses, kick gentility to the curb! <_<

  • May 22, 2009 at 3:04 amasdf1234

    OHHHHHH it was an illusion!!!!! I was going WTF also for a whole good 2 minutes when she sprouted those wings I WAS LIKE DAM WHAT DRUGS ARE WE ON NOW??!?!!? Great now we know it was an illusion I hope Akira is alright ^_^ Saki should totally rape his sexy body in that hotel room bed now that hes unconscious would be some sexy scene right there ;)

  • May 22, 2009 at 3:08 amasdf1234

    I also got to add doesn’t there laptop


    remind you guys those in America of Verizon Wireless Netbook


    there getting verizon wireless service in japan!!!! WOOOO BANZAI!!!

  • May 22, 2009 at 4:08 amMaimeDaifuku

  • May 22, 2009 at 4:18 amVertigo

    WTF anime series are interesting.

  • May 22, 2009 at 4:56 amhelen

    what just happened?

  • May 22, 2009 at 5:27 amSilivious

    That…was really odd. oO
    But, I don’t think Akira was spending money all that much. I mean, he still has 8 Billion left. XD

  • May 22, 2009 at 6:44 amraqhalzine

    What the.. Is tat a real phone? I would like to get one. Can strike lottery get 10 billion? haha..

  • May 22, 2009 at 9:26 amomo

    this is definitely a wtf moment. i like

  • May 22, 2009 at 9:39 amCrossword

    Sooo…if this guy isnt’ Osugi, then what is his bag and what looked his his cell phone doing there? Talk about a red herring, but what did really happen to him? Probably passed out in an alley somewhere with a massive hangover.

    Looks like Production I.G was really huffing their substances in this episode. Those Johnny zombie things were weird enough, but now… Well, seeing as we only have four episodes left, I’m wondering what conclusion this show is heading towards. That doesn’t sound like nearly enough time to introduce the other seven Selecao we haven’t see yet.

  • May 22, 2009 at 9:54 amRingo

    But lets remember, the series will not end at episode 11. I bet we will be left with more questions that will be resolved on the movie o_o!

  • May 22, 2009 at 9:55 amNaweG

    I think it’s obvious where this is going… we get to the final episode, the camera pulls back, and we see Haruhi telling Kyon that’s a wrap :-)

    Sorry – it had to be done.

  • May 22, 2009 at 11:19 amDH

    I think the guy is oosugi, shiratori just put a mask on him so akira/saki can leave her alone…or else where did he go?!

  • May 22, 2009 at 11:29 ammedd

    aww man i jus’t lost some amazing 2 minute’s of my life just because i read this entry before watching eden :(

  • May 22, 2009 at 1:49 pmDragonite88

    I figured it coudlnt be Osugi, because she went straight past him the first time they met. Or could juiz change faces lol. I also think every Seleco is protected from being found out and only the supporter knows who and I also think he could be working the 1st seleco jus a theory

  • May 22, 2009 at 3:25 pmd

    She must have had Oosugi at some point, because he had the bag with the little Saki dangling off it. Plus, the apple he was taking pictures of..

  • May 22, 2009 at 5:44 pmamyeva22

    I think this episode was very interesting even though I didn’t know what they were talking about because there were no subs but since I read this page I can say this was a very wow!!I didn’t expect what happen in the end..she was flying!!What an illusion!!!and did you guys noticed that in episode 5 oosugi had a red tie and in episode 7 the guy in the hotel room had a green tie?….great episode.

  • May 22, 2009 at 6:09 pmAkiyama

    Great episode. Yeah, I was freaking out about “Holy crap, they are going the super Sci-Fi crazy route now?” until I saw the message on the phone. Good stuff though, and yeah I agree. I don’t think that’s Oosugi. People forget that there was another guy there next to him when he was barfing. We’ll probably see a flashback in the next episode where he passed out or something, and she snagged the guy + Oosugi’s bag. Dunno though. Can’t wait for next week.

  • May 22, 2009 at 6:21 pmbanzemanga

    What made me most curious was the last picture on his phone. Was his injury made because he used up all his money and the woman gave him money for him to stay alive?

  • May 22, 2009 at 6:46 pmCrossword

    Well, it appears he had a wipeout on his bike on the way over. I assume the injurys are from that.

  • May 22, 2009 at 8:36 pmKazu-kun

    @banzemanga: the last picture of the phone is there to show that she paid for a staged illusion (the lift, wings, and flight thing).

  • May 22, 2009 at 9:50 pmItAintEazy


    Yeah, maybe the rapist IS the illusion.

  • May 22, 2009 at 10:00 pmOz

    So, what happened to Oosugi? Did he just fall into depression, let his bag get stolen and stop contacting his friends?

    I am assuming that “Careless Monday” might have to do with the phones and their ability to receive exactly what the selecao ordered Juiz to get done. We still don’t know what Akira has done, or how he has done it in relation to the event.

    He probably was part of the plan and was setup from the starting, while the real antagonist (assuming #1) is the mastermind behind the incident.

  • May 22, 2009 at 11:59 pmKazu-kun

    @Oz “So, what happened to Oosugi? Did he just fall into depression, let his bag get stolen and stop contacting his friends?”

    Most likely yes.

    “I am assuming that “Careless Monday” might have to do with the phones and their ability to receive exactly what the selecao ordered Juiz to get done.”

    “Careless Monday” was the first missile attack, which took place 3 month before Saki and Akira meat in Washington DC. Basically Diana thinks Akira is behind that missile attack.

  • May 23, 2009 at 12:04 amDagmar

    @Kazu-kun or perhaps, based on the ED, he was the one that caused the missiles to mis-target and that’s why there were no casualties on “Careless Monday”.

  • May 23, 2009 at 12:43 amreks

    Last two minutes almost had me there with that mind ****. That’s one hellava illusion.

  • May 23, 2009 at 1:11 amn1xx

    Okay I have an idea about the illusion. I remember the illusion was purchased in order to affect 3 things. So could it be that 1. She used it on herself to get wings, 2. To make Saki see another identity under the mask and 3. Make Saki see that Takizawa was laying almost naked(Mmmmmm) on the bed. So I’m thinking that, since all three of thses are illusions, Saki’s there in the room, seeing something else while… maybe, number XI and IX are doing… sumthing else o_O

  • May 23, 2009 at 4:08 amKabayongtao

    Help me guys, I’m wondering how much did it cost to trigger that kind of illusion? I can’t understand the text written in the phone.

  • May 23, 2009 at 4:27 amMatt4300

    Don’t know why no one on this blog noticed the helicopter above the hotel … when she was about the fly out the window. That seems like it would make that scene alot more plausible.

  • May 23, 2009 at 5:02 amConfusedGirl29

    I was thinking that this series was turned into fantasy the moment she got those wings, I’m happy that it was only an illusion cuz this series would be better off without hocus pocus

  • May 23, 2009 at 6:55 amSatoida

    @Kabayongtao: it was 28,000,000 yen.

  • May 23, 2009 at 9:35 amDragonite88

    Another point to add juiz and eden have simillar program codeing. it could that eden and juiz are one project and that is why they havnt gone public.

  • May 23, 2009 at 9:42 amDragonite88

    @Oz We kinda know what Akira done he collected 20,000 NEETs and either sent them to dubai tracking bk to ep 5 or he killed them or he used them for the “Careless Monday” bombing.

  • May 23, 2009 at 12:49 pmcakepie

    Does nobody think about the fact that you can use the 10 billion to invest into something and then get away with very high profit? That way you’ll never will be killed, as long as you do SOMETHING good. Be sure to watch the other selaceo and you’ve settled for a perfect life.

  • May 23, 2009 at 12:50 pmcake

    oh, and the reason why ousogi’s bag is there is because the rapist raped him and took his stuff

  • May 23, 2009 at 1:05 pmraqhalzine


    One of e rules for being a Selecao is that e money given cannot be used to earn more money, or investments. E other was that they cannot give up on being a messiah. If not the supporter will come to kill em. anyway they’re dead too if they not e one who wins this messiah game.


    True. Well David Copperfield can fly. By using super strong spider like wires. She should be able too if a heli was carrying her. Tho i dunno why she would waste so much cash on an illusion for Saki though.

  • May 23, 2009 at 2:34 pmMateusz

    before the glass shattered you could see a helicopter circling the Hotel, and earlier in the episode aswell, so she obviously got into it via the optical illusion :)

  • May 23, 2009 at 4:16 pmZaku Fan

    The clues it was all a fake were all there before the message on the phone explained it. The movement of the bound fella. THe movement of her hair (as if threads were there), the helicopter outside

  • May 23, 2009 at 4:18 pmcakepie

    So the rapist face was also an illusion?

  • May 23, 2009 at 4:31 pmadinth

    indeed, in the phone it states 3 materials? could the 3 materials be the glass, wings, and ohsugi’s face?

  • May 23, 2009 at 5:29 pmheminder

    i think the three things were 1- the floating 2- the wings 3- the man’s identity being a rapist. the glass was probably real, and there was a shot of the building with a helicopter above it. she probably used the helicopter to escape. she seemed to have a lot of people working for her in previous episodes, so she must have just given them a call. my thoughts, anyhow…

  • May 23, 2009 at 5:42 pmAlive

    I agree with Heminder. The first two Illusions were obvious, the wings and the levitation. The glass breaking was real because there was wind after it broke, and the third could have been to fake his identity so they wouldn’t continue chasing her.

    Also @ raqhalzine

    Wouldn’t it be possible to buy something at a low price, use Juiz to make sure that the object would become rare and valuable, and then sell it again to make a profit?

  • May 23, 2009 at 6:02 pmSatoida

    As far as I can tell, the phone messages are

    Illusion: 28,000,000 yen
    [something about the Insomnia hotel]: 1,687,000,000 yen
    Causing the crash on the highway: 400,000 yen

    So everything was incorporated into the one illusion

  • May 23, 2009 at 6:54 pmSpacyRicochet

    The moment she said ‘Juiz, begin’, I already pegged all of it being special effects. Wires for the various liftings of victims, hair and bodies (and some of the flying) and ultra nifty robotronics for the wings. Whatever kind of explosive for the windows breaking.
    As for the jumping part, if you look well, there’s a helicopter outside of the hotel. Guess what her next strings are attached to?

  • May 23, 2009 at 9:51 pmEri

    How do they end this now?

  • May 23, 2009 at 10:23 pmShogun22

    …with a movie. (we still don’t know what will happen)

  • May 23, 2009 at 10:25 pmShogun22

    …on second thought there are 4 more episodes to go before the movie. More action to come?

  • May 23, 2009 at 10:58 pmKanda-kun

    the only problem is the fact that the movie is a theatrical release so we won’t see it for quite some time.

  • May 23, 2009 at 11:58 pmSilivious

    I hope it doesn’t have such a big cliffhanger.

  • May 24, 2009 at 12:42 amSquare

    I found the whole thing disturbingly misogynistic, even for anime. The whole concept that a rape victim just needs to be fucked right to get better is pretty insane.

  • May 24, 2009 at 1:02 amtoki

    Wait, she took his cell and left Akira with her cell. Aren’t the cellphones used specifically by touch or something that was mention in an earlier episode. How are they going to use Juiz?!

  • May 24, 2009 at 2:30 amZoruik


    LOL, we have a crazy bitch who captures men, cuts off their “appendages” and lets them bleed to death, and you say this show is misogynistic?

  • May 24, 2009 at 5:44 amSquare

    Yep, exactly.

  • May 24, 2009 at 6:58 amR2

    Don’t you think guys, that since she bought that illusion from Juiz, she could have included an illusion to CHANGE Oosugi’s face? So he’ll look like that weirdo? I thought she did that, and just went away with her last prey…

    Oosugi: I’m sorry, but it sucks to be you :/

  • May 24, 2009 at 9:08 amKhoukharev

    What I didn’t understood was why would Akira pay for that illusion? payment was on his phone and as was shown in the detective episode – nobody else can use Selesao’s phone

  • May 24, 2009 at 9:16 amKhoukharev

    oh, I understood. that was 11th history

  • May 24, 2009 at 10:09 pmwerid person

    the “rapist” is Osugi. The cell phone said there were three illusions. So Osugi rising in the air = #1, her flying with wings = #2, and Osugi’s appearance changing is #3. That’s him under the hood.

  • May 24, 2009 at 10:28 pmTsukiAkari

    the cellphones are fingerprint activated, since akira is unconcious i guess she could’ve used his finger to press the botton.

    and theres a scene when the tanker fell. when akira’s cellphone was sliding on the ground. i could’ve sware i saw selesao #11 on that cellphone

  • May 25, 2009 at 1:02 amritchan

    I counted 3 illusions – of that pertaining to Ohsugi’s body, Shiratori’s body, and the escape sequence. Note the helicopter hovering near the building when she “flew” off.

  • May 25, 2009 at 11:46 ammagnumslinger

    I think either Oshugi’s still her prisoner, and she used the illusion to make him look like someone else, or the rapist stole his stuff before getting nabbed by the Selecao lady.

  • May 25, 2009 at 12:44 pmMeny

    i think the helicopter had something to do with it o/

  • May 26, 2009 at 3:29 ampanaghoy88

    What was the point of showing that elaborate illusion to Saki? So that no one will believe her story? That’s just too much.

  • May 26, 2009 at 8:46 amMatt

    She escaped in a helicopter… If you look back before, they show outside the hotel a helicopter and them lowering a rope ladder. someone probably blew out the window and she was grabbed by someone and flew off…

    I absolutely love this anime, its one of the better ones i have scene in a long time..

  • May 26, 2009 at 9:44 pmRynoWuzHere

    i just relooked at the parts where oshugi was like barfing and he has a red tie and the guy walkin by him had a green tie if u look really closely in ep 5 then in ep 6 u see the green tie guy was the 1 tied up so the illusion didnt change his face. i think that guy was guna r@pe oshugi and she saved him o.O?!?!? and he just passed out from bein wasted !? or mayb the rapist just took his crap cuz he passed out! but another cliffhanger till nxt ep

  • May 26, 2009 at 10:07 pmCS

    Good catch. I didn’t notice the tie colors. Hmmmm.

  • May 27, 2009 at 5:16 amkent

    about the phone… in my opinion, thier phone can view other Seleceo money usage history and balance. I think the phone beside akira was his own phone…somehow it was showing her balance and usage history

  • May 27, 2009 at 11:46 pmkaruki

    I honestly think it’s NOT Ohsugi-kun…haven’t we confirmed two episodes before that Ohsugi was wearing a red tie rather than a green tie? I agree with the theory that the rapist just stole Ohsugi’s bag before getting caught by Kuroha. I found it really ironic how when both Akira and Kuroha were competing with each other, they were both using Juiz at the same time XD; Hope we get to see more of Kuroha’s character later on? Nice illusion O_O Special effects like whoa~ And wow..only 4 episodes left? I hope it’ll be a resolved ending…

  • May 28, 2009 at 1:57 amshimei

    Speaking of multiple Juiz, the official website actually hints (but doesn’t confirm at all) at the existence of multiple Juiz. Specifically, it says something like “The voices of the JUIZ that handled Takizawa’s request is similar to JUIZ that handled Kondou’s request. However, their mannerisms appear to be slightly different. Why…? Perhaps each JUIZ has separate mannerisms for each Selecao?”

    My pet theory is that JUIZ is a learning AI — hence the base programs are the same (voice software is the same), but each instance learns different mannerisms from its host Selecao.

    Source: http://juiz.jp/special/#/eden/ (JUIZ bubble)

  • May 29, 2009 at 8:30 pmEdward

    Anyone thought that the “rapist” was simply part of the illusion too?

  • July 22, 2009 at 7:27 pmBlack_Otaku


    my reaction during this scene

    “WHAAAATTTTTT THHHHHHEEEEEEE F***********************K?!”