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Manga/Cage of Eden:

LOST as a manga. Not that that's a bad thing.

I got into this a few days ago, when I asked a friend of mind for a good manga. I was having a bad week and needed something cheerful, and I completely forgot that she only reads horror. Anyway, my gaffe aside, this really is a very good read.

It's at 156 chapters right now, with a bit of an erratic update schedule, but it seems to update at least once a week.

We also have a page for it.
Moderate Haruhiist
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Don't we ALREADY have a thread for this?

Regardless, the latest chapter was yet another example of how utterly brainwashed all the other people by the doctor are at this point. It's definitely going to turn ugly, to say the least.
I checked, but I didn't find it. I was surprised too. Maybe it got lost in a forum purge?

And yeah, brainwashed minions are never fun. The only way to free them is to just kill the bastard, which might just make them go crazier. Not to mention that they need him.
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If it was lost it would be bad with absoulutely no plot direction. Anyway, I like the manga and see both nishikori and the teacher dieing
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Finally, I can discuss this series!

... well, not that I have anything in particular to talk about right now, except maybe that the COE characters were transported into the future somehow.

A Mulberry is a Tree...
[up]what?
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Yeah, I was just talking in general.

About the latest chapter: it's gonna get messy.

[up][up]Some of the events seem to be hinting at the idea. For example, the frequent musings by the characters that the timeframes they have deduced for various events don't seem to match up with known history. Also, the grave for Miina. And the weird space-time fracture...thingy...event in the first chapter.

Moderate Haruhiist
Well this took a bit to find again.

Anyway, the teacher's operation is a success! She's not out of the woods yet, as with all operations there's risk of post-op infection, which is a REAL danger as the hut isn't exactly a sterile operating enviroment... Still it's one big load off everyone's shoulders.

Nishikori, despite being tied up and all, has one more card to play it seems. Looks like the guy has some knowledge of navigation, and his revelation really shakes the kids up: they might not be close to Okinawa at all. In fact they seem to be closer to Guam, and what's worse, they're smack drab in the middle of the ocean FARTHER than they expected. The gist is, even if they successfully build a boat, and manage to get past the sea monsters around the island, it's still around 1500 km worth of ocean to cross. Talk about certain death.

So Nishikori sticks around, as apparently he held out on one important detail. He figures that he could find a way to come up on top again, and will just bide his time until he gets the chance to do so. A bastard through and through.

Also, someone notices that one of the drawings on Mina's sketchbook... is almost an EXACT copy of the drawings picked up at the lighthouse, down to the spacing of the bindings. Kanako stays quiet about what she knows about what's written on the headstone though. Curioser and curioser.

There's a bit of service in this chapter (the girls taking a bath), and they discuss what happens if they CAN'T make it out of the island... Yes, it involves babymaking, and who gets dibs on which guy. Akira OBVIOUSLY is the top choice for breeding partner, heh. Had to laugh when Kanako dismisses everyone else off-hand because she "knows" that Akira is already entranced by her boobs.

edited 25th Aug '12 9:02:35 PM by MyssaRei

I thought the current Miina is a clone of the real one who died, hence why she remembers nothing. I had this hinch at start, but the drawing they found in the lighthouse + all the technology + signs of being abandoned long ago meant for sure they were in the future. But since we now know they different drawings, I'm back to the clone theory.

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Well, Redhawk is taking their time for some reason on the new chapters, but hey, can't complain.

So, new chapter raws. I'm not too sure, but I think this chapter gives a whole lot of evidence that the island is actually in the far future. Which means Mina's tombstone might actually BE her tombstone.

That, or this is yet another red herring.

edited 23rd Sep '12 6:33:48 PM by MyssaRei

[up] Wouldn't be surprising.

Chapter 171: Gonna be a while before we actually get any answers. Mysterious shadow still mysterious. Also, Tooru apparently died. Not sure if it'll stick.

How did they meet Mina? Do they have evidence she was on the plane? I don't really remember and I think this important.

Also, current spoilers definately point to their being in the future and I can't really think of any other explanation. And Tooru is probably going to die, damn he was one of my favorites.

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There's also a looming problem in whatever flattened the helicopter.

Also, for a man apparently crushed and dying under a collapsed ceiling, Tooru is surprisingly lucid to figure out those discrepancies in the timeline.

edited 25th Sep '12 4:08:11 PM by MyssaRei

[up] I personally think they could have figured out those discrepancies before, so someone finally noticing them doesn't surprise me too much.

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Whoops, missed posting about the three chapters that came out.

What do we have now?

  • Mysterious graffiti that looks decades old, one of them seeming to reference the flight number of the plane they were on.
  • A mysterious canister that at first glance looks empty, but when broken... something slinks out... something that looks disturbingly like the symbiote from the Spiderman series. And it looks like its going after Rinon.
  • Mina identifying what possibly flattened the helicopter (the largest land mammal ever recorded in the fossil record), and our resident tied-up bastard making preparations because he expects one to come barging in VERY soon.
 18 Shirow Shirow, Sun, 9th Dec '12 10:46:14 PM from Land of maple syrup Relationship Status: In Lesbians with you
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Err, I was wondering... Can anyone recommend this series? It was pitched to me with the concept "Schoolgirls Versus Dinosaurs" which I though was pretty neat so I checked out one of the chapters at random, 158 in this case, and got a Fanservice shot of a bunch of overly endowed women in lingerie (Not necessarily something I wasn't expecting given the premise) who despite seemingly representing most of the cast are still beholden to some generic male hero (Oh yay I haven't seen this before) who is surprised the girls on his side can hold themselves in a fight (You are a credit to your gender?) but then they all get captured with some really rape-y overtones (Granted I stopped reading there, so I hope they're just overtones) and the apparent villain seems to pretty snugly fit into a Brains: Evil; Brawn: Good rivalry (Pet Peeve Trope ahoy)... So not the best first impression.

Buuuut maybe I'm misunderstanding things since I randomly leaped into the middle of the series blind. Should I give it another shot?

edited 9th Dec '12 10:59:32 PM by ShirowShirow

"Well, of course they'd be "colorful" - they're male battle-whores." - Nomuru2d
 19 Demongodofchaos 2, Mon, 10th Dec '12 3:22:16 AM from Reality Relationship Status: 700 wives and 300 concubines
I am become death, Destroyer of worlds
.....Why did you think of it like that, and just randomly jump into a manga series blind without knowing or reading anything before that point?.....
I don't fight for good, and I don't fight for evil, I JUST FIGHT!

[up][up] Uhh... huh.

  • Fanservice: present. In large quantities. Overly endowed girls also present. A bit too many of them. I mean, I can understand the flight attendant having a big chest as part of the adult woman package, but why a lot of the schoolgirls too? (rhetorical question)
  • Harem: noooo. The lead guy's popular, but only two of the girls actually have romantic affections for him. Several other girls think that if they have to choose, it would be that guy. Several of the other guys have similar fanbases.
  • Girls being weak: I know that chapter, and unfortunately that is what is actually meant. And odd too, considering what the girls have actually been doing; heck, it could be argued that they're more effective than the guys.
  • Rape-y overtones: Sorry, man. There's lots of attempted rape in this manga. (Emphasis on attempted. Karma loves his job.)
  • Brains Evil Brawns Good: Not at all! That chapter you're referring to is actually a battle of wits, just not one between super-geniuses. Note that the majority of the series, it's primitive animals the cast has to deal with, so they use their fair share of brains.

As for actually recommending this manga? ...maybe a yes, if you happen to like survival situations, or ancient animals. Characters, plot, etc. range from decent to good.

I don't think you're missing anything if you don't read this manga. I guess that's what I wanna say.

 21 Spooky Mask, Mon, 10th Dec '12 7:08:35 AM from Corner in round room Relationship Status: Non-Canon
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I'd recommend it, but I would say that you shouldn't except greatest thing ever or anything uber duper very intelligent.

This manga is one of the ones that uses the "Oh my, this situation is similar to [x] psychological experiment/fact that I now explain to you" thing that mystery manga use often. Plus "dinosaur"(note: There are no dinosaurs :P Much) facts.

But yeah, as weird as it sounds, its doesn't really have harem element. And no, that wasn't brains vs brawn fight, it was "Trick the jackass manipulative bastard" fight.

edited 10th Dec '12 7:10:17 AM by SpookyMask

Time to change the style, for now
 22 Gilphon, Mon, 10th Dec '12 7:17:20 AM from The Third Sound Relationship Status: Having tea with Cthulhu
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Yeah, lots of prehistoric animals, but there's only one thing that can be considered a dinosaur, and it doesn't do much.
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 23 Shirow Shirow, Mon, 10th Dec '12 8:48:31 AM from Land of maple syrup Relationship Status: In Lesbians with you
Saintia SHOU!
[up][up][up][up] I do that all the time. tongue

[up][up][up], [up][up] Hmm... I am a pretty big fan of survival situations and prehistoric animals which is why the Manga caught my eye in the first place. The lead still looks incredibly boring but if he doesn't have the whole island vying for his affection maybe I can tolerate him. Rape imagery is always something that will bug me, but as long as it stays on the "Attempted" side of things and the aggressors get horrifically ripped apart by monsters I won't have to drop it as fast as I did Air Gear.

Alright, I'll start reading it from the beginning and see where it gets me. Thanks for the overview.

[up] Some extinct animals are really just as cool as dinosaurs anyway. cool

edited 10th Dec '12 9:09:52 AM by ShirowShirow

"Well, of course they'd be "colorful" - they're male battle-whores." - Nomuru2d
 24 SKJAM, Mon, 10th Dec '12 10:48:20 AM from Minneapolis Relationship Status: Cast away
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My first impression was the first chapter, where the female childhood friend is introduced by a shot of her breasts, followed by a picture centered on her cameltoe. Uhh...this did not endear the series to me.

I would have been amused if one of the girls in the "potential mates" scene had picked a boy who would seem like the last choice on Earth, then explain "Well, if you're all banging Akira, then someone has to provide genetic diversity."
Wait, 3 chapters to the conclusion? This isn't going to be the next Negima, is it?

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