Random Thought 822
Tonight I'll be giving my final thoughts on Zankyou no Terror – an anime about terrorism. This anime is one of those anime that I only heard off just weeks before it started airing and the reason why I immediately added this one in my plan-to-watch list is because the director is none other than legend himself, Mr. Shinichiro Watanabe. If you are not familiar with him, I'm pretty sure you know one of his earliest work, Cowboy Bebop. To be honest Watanabe anime can be a hit or miss when it comes to my taste. For instance I didn't really like "Space Dandy", I was just okay with "Cowboy Bebop", and I absolutely loved and treasured "Kids on the Slope" to my heart. When I heard he'll be doing this Zankyou no Terror, and since I never watched a show like this which is directed by Watanabe before, I didn't have second thoughts on whether I'll be picking this anime or not. And obviously the answer for that is yes.
Zankyou no Terror (or Terror in Resonance as the Official English title dictates) just like I said is an anime about terrorism. While watching this anime I felt the Death Note vibe in it as it also deals with a lot of mind stuff. The problem I see in this anime is that you might not enjoy the mind games that much if you're already familiar with some Greek mythology, particularly with Oedipus and a bunch of that stuff. Since I am not familiar or rather not fond of Greek mythology, I think I enjoyed the mind games just as much as I enjoyed detective shows.
I am not familiar with studio MAPPA other than the fact that they also did Kids on the Slope, and just like Kids on the Slope the animation was really well polished and matches the entire mood the anime. Since both have the same studios, one can really notice the massive similarities between the two. As for the music, OP is good, ED matches the theme of the anime but it wasn't really my taste that I always want to skip is especially that there was not next episode preview at the end.
Overall I give this anime an 8/10.
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