Seeing as I am a big fan of psychological thrillers, it really comes to no surprise that I fell in love with Zankyou no Terror instantly as I began the episode. Just from the very first few scene you get to see the extend of the show and how awesome it will be. I must admit that it is still rather vague and difficult to fully understand what is going on so far, but everything in that universe look so interesting.
We have our 3 main characters already pretty well established, number 9, 12 and Lisa. From the name of number 9 and 12, it is rather evident that there are at least up to 12 member of the “Sphinx” organization they are a part of. They seem like young terrorist who cause mindless chaos and mayhem, at least in this episode. I would probably hate it if the show was just the story of a bunch of anarchist, and by the intelligence and complexity of the operation that Sphinx has pulled off only in the first episode, I would like to think that they have a greater purpose than pure terrorism. I want to learn what their organization is all about, why they are blowing up buildings and stealing nuclear explosives. I want to understand their philosophy, their moral and their goal.
Lisa is an interesting character right now because she seem like just as evident a misfit as the two boys who recruited her. Although despite this, she sure compares poorly in term of awesomeness compared to 9 and 12, those two have a confidence and strength that put them on another level as characters. We only had an ever so slight glimpse of their past and their personality and I have already fallen in love with those two, I think at this point it is impossible to have me unhooked.
I wasn’t expecting any other explosively awesome anime this season so Zankyou no Terror really comes as a surprise to me, but a really pleasant one. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that I will cover this show this summer, it is the very definition of what I love in anime and the quality of the production is amazing. Count me in for one hell of a season!
ZeroGhj signing off