Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom

Today my friends we are going to discuss the anime Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom.  I enjoyed this series in a way only understandable at the time I watched it, 1:00 in the morning. In all honesty I found it to be a new type of story which I greatly admired as it is rare for such creativity to be seen. But frankly I was not at all satisfied with the plot which changed rapid fire. And there was a bit of nudity and swearing I could have lived without too.

                The story is about a young man named who wakes up in a strange place with no memory of whom he was or what happened to him. He finds himself in an abandoned ware house; he also finds that he’s not alone. He’s being chase by a girl in a strange mask, who is trying to kill him. After a bit of evasion he finds that he is in fact being trained to become an assassin as part of an experiment and that the woman chasing him is named Ein. He meets a man that goes by the codename scythe master and is given the name Zwei. The story revolves around the missions both Ein and Zwei face as they become faceless killers known as Phantoms.

                Later in the series more characters are add and the story really unfolds. It becomes over whelming in how much changes in just seconds. It’s hard to tell who is working for whom and becomes impossible to always understand what is going on. And as the two assassins grab hold of their past, another is added and everything get rather messy.

                I enjoyed the story over all, and I’d say that for the 26 episodes the series gives you, they manage to cover a lot really well. It’s not perfect, and it’s not for those looking for a funny or calm series, it’s a straight up action drama. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a short, but more serious anime.  Just make sure you that if you cry a lot, you have a tissue box next to you, especial near the end.

                                Even if you don’t cry a lot you might want that tissue box,  



1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Lonnie Rumsfield
    May 09, 2015 @ 05:42:53

    Cool site, didnt expect an article like this.


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