Friday, October 2, 2009

Finished Anime: Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom

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Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~

A spate of mafia assasinations occurs in America, the work of the mysterious organization named Inferno. "Phantom" is their most strongest and capable assassin, however a lone tourist witnesses Phantom's latest act of murder. He unwittingly exposes the top assassin's true identity, a young girl named Ein. Witnesses are usually killed, but the man is captured and taken to be brainwashed into "Zwei", Inferno's newest assassin, with no memory of who he is. From this point on, Zwei is drawn into a world of conspiracy, deceit and violence.

Type: TV | Episodes: 26 | Aired: Apr 2, 2009 to September 24, 2009| Genres: Action, Psychological | Producers: Nobuhiro Osawa | Main Cast: Ayahi Takagki (Ein) and Miyu Irino (Zwei)| Director: Koichi Mashimo | Original creator: Nitroplus | Music: Hikaru Nanase and Tatsuya Katou | Character Design: Minako Shiba, Mutsumi Sasaki, Tomoaki Kado, Yoko Kikuchi, Yoshiaki Tsubata and Yoshimitsu Yamashita | Art director: Yoshimi Umino | 3d Director: Eiji Inomoto

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This anime surely lands in one of the coolest series I have ever watched. I took a break from my normal shoujo and fantasy genres as I watched an action-movie-turned-anime anime. The story is really great, the actions are so amazing and the ending mirrored my most loved anime of all time, Code Geass.

I find it amazing that three different characters were linked together in a span of 26 episodes. At the first half, it focused more on Ein and Zwei and then Zwei and Cal then the final third dealt on the Zwei, Ein and the renamed Cal as Drei. As the series closes, the focus goes back to Zwei and Drei then moved back to Ein and Zwei.

The music is also love. Who would have thought that Zwei can sing really well? I so loved his character single. It's on my most played music in my ipod. Ein can also sing too. I love listening to their character songs. In the last episode, when they both died, the song Transparent was playing. It really fits the mood, the scenes and the events that are happening. Nice choice of music!

The love story of Ein and Zwei is also heartwarming and touching. Not to mention the character of Drei and Mio, it enriched and developed their love story even more that each moment the two lover spent together is very precious to them. The situation also strengthens their love because they are on the run and they would always aim to protect each other.

The villain is so so villain-y and kinda stupid and kinda weird. He has the most bizarre idea as a villain, using people as his subjects and training them to become assassins. But I like what happened in the end that it was still Ein and Zwei who became the strongest of his creations.

So if you wanna have a try of an action-packed anime, then I recommend watching this one! This is so great!

1 comment:

  1. It's the best anime of the world. Great story, great animation !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!