Welp; we’re in the triple digits from here on out! A hundred and 1 already……and anime in the works…….and it’s selling better than ever. It’s honestly a great time to be a fan of “Edens Zero!” Unfortunately; I cannot use pictures still. Which sucks even more because this chapter has 2 images that I REALLY wanted to use. Oh well; still got to do this! Edens Zero Chapter 101: “Singularity.” I think this more refers to “solitude” than something to do with gravity or anything. Although~…………Nah; still think it’s more about solitude.
The chapter’s cover page is the 11th character file. It’s about Connor– only he’s pixellated and looks like a video feed breaking up. And this is because Pino forgot him from World 29. World 30 Pino believes that he existed, but can’t seem to remember. And all his information is is just a question mark:
- Name: ?
- Powers: ?
- Element: ?
- Likes: ?
- Dislikes: ?
- Attack: ?
- Defense: ?
- Marksmanship: ?
- Ether Power: ?
- Intelligence: ?
- Captain: ?
From what Pino can remember; he’s a good pilot(steered the ship through a debris field), kind of a pervert, and taught her “Burble Burble Burble.” I believe that Hermit said not to use words like that, yeah?
We open the chapter on where it a~ll began: The Planet Granbell. Pino is excited to see her masters homewolrd, and begins recording the scenery. You know; robot stuff. She says a lot of things robots would do. Weisz is trying to keep her from running off too far- based on what Shiki and Rebecca told them about Granbell. Rebecca is similarly worried about the Granbell robots; last time she was here, she and Happy got tied up and were almost burned to death. Shiki, however, has a plan for if that happens. Yeah; Shiki! The Plan: “Run Away At Full Speed!” He tells everyone not to hurt them s they run. Also; Witch and Sister stayed behind on the ship to do a few system’s checks. Which leads into Weisz asking about their origins.
Hermit says that she and the other Shining Stars were built by Ziggy himself on Granbell. And then they went out on Ziggy’s quest to find Mother- until they found Shiki and they turned back around. However; Hermit can’t remember precisely where Shiki was found. This is because their memories of “outer space” were erased- likely by Ziggy. For what reason is unknown, but she thinks it would have been on purpose. My line of thinking: Ziggy wanted Shiki to get the Edens Zero anyway. But he didn’t want him having “cheat codes.” So their minds were wiped of “what lies beyond.”
Weisz starts to tease Shiki about his origin, but Shiki isn’t too concerned with where he came from. As far as he’s concerned; his home is the Planet Granbell in the Sakura Cosmos! It’s not like it would change the fact that the Granbell robots raised him-which makes the next part heartbreaking.
Pino screams “Look!” and they are treated to a most unfortunate sight: The bodies of the Granbell machines. Shiki looks all around him; Mithra, Annie, John, Sir Castella, Michael- every last bot in the Kingdom- lifeless. Hermit examines them, deducing that they’ve run out of the ether they used to function. What’s more; her scans show that they were not afflicted with any sort of virus- despite Rebecca and Happy’s persistence. She she taps into one of their logs to find out what happened. And it is revealed to them: It was all a lie.
The FULL Story: Ziggy gathered up all of the Granbell robots and said to them “Our lives will only last a few more years. We machines can no longer avoid this fate. Please….before that time…..help Shiki to Reach The Skies.” A conclusion to the flashback we got in chapter 1. Plus more. Castellan: “But what are we to do? Without the great power of the Demon King- we lack the technology to build a spaceship, or any way to contact other worlds.” With that said; they come to the conclusion that they’ll have to last until someone comes to Granbell(that person just so happened to be Rebecca). Castellan warns not to neglect repairs.
Cutting forward to chapter 1; Sir Castellan receives word from them about Rebecca’s arrival. So he gets in contact with all the robots(the blank stairs they gave as Rebecca and happy went up to bed). He tells them that the “plan” goes into motion tomorrow morning. Shiki finally sees the truth as to why his friends turned on him- to save him. He even sees the bots final moments of activity- ad it tears him up inside. Man; just one emotional Shiki moment after another lately, huh? That said; this is starting to remind me of Dragon Ball.
Like; Shiki and Ziggy are like Goku and Grandpa Gohan. Shiki is very similar to Goku in that he was initially super strong, but gets stronger throughout the course of the series. Shiki and Rebecca’s relationship is like a mirror of Goku and Bulma’s; “A chance meeting that ends up being the thing that saves the Universe.” It’s a good homage to the grandfather of modern shonen battle manga, and my absolute favorite anything in existence.
Anyway; Rebecca and Happy take it all in- as Shiki begins to cry “You’re kidding………right, guys*SOB HICK SOB*?” Weisz and Homura aren’t as……”reactive” we’ll say. They talk with each other, but not much beyond that. As for Pino; she’s just concerned for her master. But the thing that breaks him out of his disillusionment: Demon King Ziggy has returned. He silently walks up behind them-torn and damaged from years of inactivity. And then he says “Rest in peace, ye noble bots.” Shiki turns to see his Grandpa- standing as if he never stopped. However; he’s covered in moss, and his cape is torn- and he’s missing a horn. Gotta to be honest: His legs caught me off guard. They look like springs if anything.
Shiki turns around in shock, and Hermit is overjoyed. Everyone else is just confused; Rebecca doesn’t know what to make of the information she’s received in the last 5 minutes- not to mention the bot she had always heard was dead is moving about. Weisz is similarly confused- as is Homura. Nevertheless; Shiki’s supremely happy to see his grandfather. And just when you think you’re in for a Shiki giving his grandpa a great big bear hug like Goku did to Gohan-the rug’s been ripped out from under you. Shiki runs to hug him, but Ziggy lifts his hand- and the entire ground around himself and the crew begins breaking apart. And they can’t even react right because the intensity of Ziggy’s gravity is holding the to their individual pieces of rubble! But the Granbot bodies are falling into the crevis’.
When Shiki tries to stand against him; Ziggy squishes him back into the dirt. He speaks once more: “Shiki….I was wrong.” Shiki raises his head only to hear one of the most heart piercing line he could ever hear: “I never should have raised you or sent you to the sky.” Like the Granbots; he’s spouting off “What foolish, ugly creatures humans are.” He says this whilst grinning. Now……….I don’t think this is serious. My theory is that he he’s trying to test what Shiki can do at his current level. Then he’s gonna say something like “Not bad,” and then admit that this was just a test. As for why he was powered down……..maybe he was faking. Maybe he shut off to save energy, and awakened to see his grandson off on his adventure- and say goodbye, based on the title of next chapter. Of course they don’t know it’s a test, so they’ll take it seriously. And like they said in volumes 2 and 3: “The Demon King is always the Final Boss.” So this will be Shiki’s last test before leaving the Sakura Cosmos.
Hermit calls out “They’re NOT!! Humans come in all kinds- just like bots!! You can’t assume they’re ALL Evil!!!” His voices fall on deaf ears; he simply replies “Of course-There are humans I can use.” And down from the sky comes the War Ship- EDENS ONE. As the ship begins it’s landing; a voice calls out “Now is the Age of Mechanical Life Forms. We will rule over all mankind.” The crew looks up as one of their biggest challenges yet comes before them. And Pino gets the shock of her life: “Pino…….You Belong With Us.” Edens Zero Chapter 101 END! To Be Continued In Chapter 102: “Time To Say Goodbye.”
Like I said; I think Ziggy’s just testing Shiki’s strength. I imagine he had his body “modified” to wake up when Shiki reached the full power of his Ether Gear. “But what guarantee did he have that Shiki was gonna come back to Granbell?” you might ask. It’s Shiki; not that complicated or hard to read. I don’t expect this to bee too long. Based on the title of the next chapter; it might be a one chapter fight, and then the emotional goodbyes and reunion with Connor, then off to the Dragon Falls! And then- to the NEXT part of the Universe! I don’t know what that part is, but I can guarantee that this is gonna be exciting!
That’s all for now, folks. Catch ya later, tail gators!