This is HSG’s first (of possibly many) anime review, and I have to say, I’m rather pleased to be the first reviewer to start this (yes kids, HSG knows about things other than games, it’s true :O 🙂
So, to break the ice (I swear I’ve used this ‘splosive remark before in another ‘splosive review), I’m going to start off with “Requiem for the Phantom”
Requiem of the Phantom is a name that has been floating around the internet for years, in games, video novels and more. The most recent “phantom” creation however, has been the ‘Requiem of the Phantom’ anime series, which is currently an on-going series, and as I speak, the 20th episode has been released (these episodes have been released weekly).
It is much darker and much more serious than your typical anime, and is not to be compared to your more bright coloured, slightly more childish animes like ‘Naruto’.
You follow the lives of Zwei (Reiji Azuma) and Ein (Elen). Zwei witnesses a murder commited by Ein, but instead of being killed, he is brainwashed, due to his incredible instinct to survive.
Ein is the murderer he witnesses, and is called the “top sniper in Inferno” (Inferno being a huge Mafia Syndicate, trying to control the U.S) With Zwei brainwashed, together they work for Inferno, but soom become caught up in a battle for power on all sides.
I don’t want to give too much away about the plot, but believe me, it is definitely worth watching, and I’m loving every second of it 🙂
(Note as this stage it is subbing only) 🙂