Terror in Resonance Episode 10: Fine Line

One week left.  Just one week… Episode 10 of Terror in Resonance (Zankyou no Terror) continues to press this ambitious story forward at breakneck speed.  In twenty-something minutes, we get Nine’s arrest, Twelve’s rescue, Shibazaki’s confrontation of Mamiya, Five’s killing of her handler, and Five’s suicide, enough action to fill two episodes.  But somehow, Watanabe… Read More Terror in Resonance Episode 10: Fine Line

Terror in Resonance Episode 7: When Terrorists Are Saviors

Episode seven of Terror in Resonance (Zankyou no Terror) was the payoff episode I didn’t know I was waiting for. Each succeeding week of Watanabe’s bordering-on-classic series has ratcheted up the tension with our once invincible duo getting closer and closer to having their plans derailed.  The police force started as totally inept, but when… Read More Terror in Resonance Episode 7: When Terrorists Are Saviors

Terror in Resonance, Episode 4: Know Thyself

Some of the most intense and well-written series, anime and otherwise, present a strong, overarching narrative that knows precisely where it’s going, but keeps viewers at bay, leading them to only of what’s occurring in the present.  Terror in Resonance (Zankyou no Terror) accomplishes this by slowly unfolding a calculated story, but creating tension in… Read More Terror in Resonance, Episode 4: Know Thyself

Terror in Resonance, Episode 3: Unforgiven

In Episode 3, Terror in Resonance (Zankyou no Terror) continues barrel forward, presenting a third bomb (and third riddle) in as many weeks.  But action takes a backseat as director Shinichiro Watanabe spends much of the episode unfolding pasts and presenting some half-answers to building questions as the plot unfolds. Perhaps the most identifiable character… Read More Terror in Resonance, Episode 3: Unforgiven