I’m continuing my reviews of Eden with Volume 2, which changes up the tone considerably.

Title: Eden – It’s an Endless World! Volume 2

Story & Art by Hiroki Endo
Translated by Kumar Sivasubramanian
Lettering by Steve Dutro
Edited by Phillip Simon

Available from Amazon.com

The Premise

Elijah has been captured by a group of mercenaries (or a rebel group – it’s not clear). They commandeer Cherubim and attack a military patrol, before being attacked themselves by a considerably more powerful force. We also have a flashback where we learn that Elijah’s mother and sister have been kidnapped by a paramilitary organization, likely Propater.

High Points

The technology of the story is very well thought out,a nd endo’s art in particular is fantastic. The big action scenes this volume are also incredibly well done.

Low Points

The World of this volume might as well be a different world from the world of Volume 1. Humanity has gone from the brink of extinction, with large swaths of the world abandoned and left to be reclaimed by nature, to doing just fine.

Scores:

Originality: 4/6
Art: 6/6
Story: 4/6
Emotional Response: 3/6
Characterization: 4/6
Flow: 6/6
Overall: 4/6

In total, Eden – It’s an Endless World! Vol. 2 gets 31 out of 42.