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Who Killed Takizawa Akira?
Akira with a dangerous group of Selecao: Selecao 1, Selecao 2 and Selecao 10
Eden of the East TV series



Darega Takizawa Akira o Koroshita ka

Original air date

June 11, 2009

Who Killed Takizawa Akira? (誰が滝沢朗を殺したか Darega Takizawa Akira o Koroshita ka?) is the tenth and penultimate episode of the Eden of the East anime television series. It aired on June 11, 2009.


Saki and Micchon board the train to go home but Takizawa doesn't. Takizawa is confronted by Mononobe who offers to reveal the truth about the game and himself. Takizawa then receives a call from Saki who reveals that she overheard him when he confronted Kuroha. Takizawa tells Saki to stay on the line and listen to his and Mononobe's conversation. Meanwhile, Eden investigates the theater and receive a large amount of data from Itazu. Takizawa and Mononobe talk about the missing NEETs and Mononobe tells him who he believes Mr. Outside is: a man named Ato Saizo who is the president of the ATO company. Ato Saizo was a great political figure who helped fix Japan but probably died of terminal cancer, though the game still goes on because of the Supporter. Mononobe tells Takizawa that he will become Mr. Outside and take Juiz. Takizawa and Mononobe arrive at a research facility managed by the ATO Institute.

Meanwhile, Eden uncovers the data and it shows the Seleçãos' spending logs. Eden then looks outside to see a ship full of naked people who they think are the missing NEETs, and flees. Mononobe, along with Yuuki and Tsuji (Seleção No. 2), plan to launch more missiles and tell Takizawa not to get in their way again as they tell him why he erased his memories. Takizawa was in despair after he had been betrayed by the people he attempted to help, and he leaves. A woman then comes in telling the three Seleçãos that there will not be a winner tonight. Mononobe checks his phone to see that Juiz has been moved to a hidden location, and Mononobe says that Seleção No. 12 is the Supporter or maybe even Mr. Outside. The final scene shows Takizawa sitting on a moving train and Saki was still feeling very upset on the floor, after realizing that she had betrayed Takizawa by hoping something bigger than Careless Monday would happen.


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