EDEN SERIES REVIEW
A stellar voice cast and cell shaded animation are some of the defining qualities of Netflix’s next big anime mini-series “Eden”. Thousands of years into the future, the human race is but a distant memory and robots roam the earth harvesting apples and making light co-worker conversations. You know, typical robot stuff. One day while running their 9 to 5, two robots discover a baby in the orchard and raise her as their own away from the hustle and bustle of the robot rat race. The baby grows up and like all humans her human curiosity confounds the machines; she wants to know what happened to all the other people and what is the big mystery behind the garden of “Eden”. Featuring the English dubbed voices of David Tennant and Rosario Dawson and the original Japanese voice over talents of Kōichi Yamadera and Kyōko Hikami, “Eden” tells the story of humanity with and without a soul. Bradly, Jen, Frank, and Dogget discuss their relationship with anime and rumbas, how they feel about the similarities between this and “Horizon Zero Dawn”, and ponder when our trust in robots will lead to the destruction of us all.
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CREATED BY: Justin Leach
STARRING: English version: Ruby Rose Turner, Rosario Dawson, David Tennant, Neil Patrick Harris, J.P. Karliak, Cassandra Lee Morris, Julie Nathanson. Japanese version: Marika Kouno, Kyōko Hikami, Kentarō Itō, Kōichi Yamadera, Tarusuke Shingaki, Yūki Kuwahara, Yūko Kaida
Bradly Martin (Screener Squad, Eye on the Prize, Breakfast Pub)
Bradly Martin was born in the united states and grew up on a healthy diet of sports, films, and books. A rather shy lad who kept to himself, Bradly soon discovered the best way to know a person was to know what people liked. Throughout the years Bradly became a fan of many things and a fanatic of none. From Doctor Dre, to Doctor Strange and the who’s who of Whos. From Playstation to the Dreamcast and Marvel to DC. From LeBron James to James Bond and Lord of the Rings to Lord Palmerston (or Pitt the Elder if you agree with Wade Boggs) and is a huge fan of dad jokes and randomly obscure Simpsons references. Armed with a vast knowledge of comics, films, and pop culture. Bradly traveled the world making friends and sharing takes. As a young man Bradly married the love of his life young and grew older every year with each new child brought into the brood. If trends continue, Scientists predict that .2% of Canada (where Bradly and family reside) will be populated by Bradly’s children by the year 2029. You can hear him leading and listening to his favorite critics on the Screener Squad and Eye on the prize and maybe even provide some comments of his own.
Jennifer Lynn Larsen (Giganticast, Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad)
Born near Seattle, WA, Jennifer has transplanted to Austin TX and is equal parts Roller Derby Girl, Cosplayer, Dungeon Master, Mothra Priestess, and game nerd. She writes the weekly Cosplay beat for Bell of Lost Souls under the name Mayhem’s Muse and travels the world competing in traditional Ground and Horseback archery tournaments with The Eastern Contingent. She comes to OneOfUs by way of Rage Select, where she is part of the dynamic duo “Team JRPG” with magical girl and fellow contributor Matt Frank. (So, SO much fangirling). Jennifer is known for her love of Dragonlance, classic JRPGS, and all things 1980s. She is a regular contributor to Giganticast and is currently diving through every Mothra project ever created. She just returned from her first appearance at G-Fest where she cosplayed as Miana of the Houtua.
Frank Calvillo (Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad)
Born and raised in South Texas, Frank currently lives in Austin and has been in love with movies ever since his father showed him some Three Stooges shorts when he was five years old. Today he loves all kinds of film, regardless of era, country, budget or genre. He believes every film has an audience and is at least one person’s favorite movie. After writing for Sight & Sound and Slackerwood, he now writes for Cinapse where his increasingly random taste in all flavors of cinema (from Rashomon to Mars Attacks!) continues to thrive. His ultimate goal is to write a script for his boyhood crush, Michelle Pfeiffer.
Danny Dogget (Screener Squad)
Hey persons, it’s your favorite canine Dogget! As many of you know, I don’t identify as a critic as much as a classy shock jock. That being said, I do my best to give all of you a well-balanced review filled with my true opinions and hopefully a few laughs. You can occasionally find me on other persons podcast like Mission Impodible (that’ll be 10 dollars Nathan). For the most part, you can find me doing reviews on Oneofus.net.
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