WARNING: The next incorporates spoilers for Episode 1 of Edens Zero, “Into the Sky Where Cherry Blossoms Flutter,” now streaming on Netflix.
Anime followers are flocking to Netflix to observe Fairy Tail creator Hiro Mashima’s newest sequence entitled Edens Zero — and are greeted by an incredibly sorrowful and bittersweet sequence premiere. The story follows Shiki Granbell, the one human dwelling on the machine-inhabited planet Granbell within the Sakura Cosmos. When a sudden accident causes Shiki to satisfy his first fellow human, life on Granbell takes a tragic flip for the more severe. Here is what you will have missed on the hauntingly heart-wrenching sequence premiere of Edens Zero.
As a younger boy, Shiki was adopted by the Demon King Ziggy who raises him on planet Granbell, a abandoned theme park planet that hadn’t been visited by people in 100 years. Ziggy is called the King of Robots and has a gentle spot for people and machines alike, utilizing his huge data to elucidate to Shiki how he’ll meet fellow people and make buddies throughout the Sakura Cosmos. Edens Zero opens with a younger Shiki standing alongside Ziggy and Michael as they observe the night time sky and speculate about Shiki’s future.
Michael, a mean machine constructed for the planet’s theme park, claims he cannot be Shiki’s good friend as a result of he is a machine and not using a coronary heart. Ziggy instantly rejects this sentiment and tells Michael he does have a coronary heart, to which the latter is relieved. Because the intro shortly shifts to the current day, Shiki is far older and nonetheless the one human dwelling on the abandoned planet. Together with Michael, Shiki considers all of the machines on the planet to be his buddies and exhibits his gratitude towards them by continuously repairing the older ones so they will not die or break down.
When the planet is all of a sudden visited by a space-traveling B-Cuber named Rebecca and her cat Glad, Granbell sees its first human customer in 100 years. It begins as a joyful event the place Shiki will get to satisfy his first fellow human and introduce her to his robotic buddies like Michael. After the machines throw a celebratory celebration, issues take a drastic flip for the more severe once they kidnap Rebecca and Glad and tie them to a pole. The machines develop darkish and sinister, claiming people are the enemy and threatening to kill their two guests. When Shiki tries to speak sense into them and remind them that they are all buddies, they reject him and begin beating him up. Even Michael now views him as an enemy.
Heartbroken and fearing for his life, Shiki reveals his ether gear to battle off the attacking machines and save Rebecca and Glad. The trio escape to Rebecca’s spaceship and go away the hostile Granbell behind, regardless of it being the one residence Shiki’s ever recognized. Feeling confused and betrayed by his machine household, Shiki cries on the spaceship as they go away and declares the machines and Michael are nonetheless his buddies regardless of their sudden betrayal.
As soon as Shiki leaves Granbell, the machines all of a sudden stop their hostile conduct and watch his spaceship go away with painful smiles. It is quickly revealed their imply and violent conduct was all an act carried out by the planet’s inhabitants after devising a plan to persuade Shiki to lastly abandon their dying planet. Afraid he would by no means select to depart the planet on his personal, the machines that beloved him dearly knew their time was drawing to an finish and did not need Shiki to remain behind to repair them. Not wanting to depart Shiki on their own after their deaths, the machines spare him the guilt and ache of understanding they’ve reached the top of their life.
After the machines’ closing act involves an in depth, they start to break down and die as quickly as Shiki’s spaceship leaves. The digicam zooms in on a bittersweet Michael, who remembers Ziggy’s earlier phrases to him about having a coronary heart. As he watches the spaceship depart, Michael utters an eerie line earlier than completely shutting down: “If I knew I’d feel this sad… if I knew I’d feel this lonely… I would never have wanted a heart in the first place.” Whereas Episode 1 closes with a heart-wrenching scene of the machines assembly their demise and being deserted, followers are haunted by the tragically stunning efficiency of Edens Zero‘s debut.