Post-apocalyptic anime is all the rage these days, and thanks to mega hits like Attack on Titan, the popularity will certainly continue to grow. Now Netflix is adding another entry to its own arsenal with the upcoming Eden. But what’s it about?
Eden is the story of a girl named Sara who lives among robots thousands of years in the future when all other humans are extinct. She’s originally discovered in a mechanical pod by farming robots who take her in as their own and protect her from those who hate humans.
As Sara grows up, she begins to question why she’s the last human and why she must be hidden at all times.
“I’ve always wondered, why am I here?” Sara asks in the official trailer. “Why am I a human? Why am I not a robot?”
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But a vision tells her that there might actually be other humans out there. She reaches out for help through the vision but is only told to come to Eden Three. Is that where her family is? Is this where she’ll find the meaning of herself, as well as the rest of humanity?
The series begins on May 27th, exclusively on Netflix from famed Fullmetal Alchemist animator Yasuhiro Irie who will be acting as director on Eden. If that’s not enough, Cowboy Bebop‘s Toshihiro Kawamoto will serve as concept designer while the cast includes Kyoko Hikami as A37, Terrace House‘s Kentaro Ito as E92, Marika Kono as Sara, and Cowboy Bebop‘s Koichi Yamadera as Zero.