Hey guys what is up welcome back to my blog I’m so thankful that you guys took the time out of your day to read my blog post. Hope you all are safe from the COVID-19 and having a great day. Terror in Resonance, a tale of terrorists trying to do the right thing. Seems illogical right well you’ll find out if you watch. SPOILERS for the FIRST EPISODE.
The plot follows two boys who refer to each other as Twelve and Nine. Nine is a cold and calculating boy showing little to no emotion as he bottles it all up and instead focuses more on the plan and things in the long run. Twelve is a contrast to Nine being an absolute live in the moment kind of person. What these two hide is a secret. They’re the masked terrorists Sphinx putting forward riddles to the police, the solutions of which contain information about bombs they have planted. These two rope in an abused and quiet girl Lisa in their plans. Brilliant and witty, both boys show that they have a reason for doing what they’re doing as they face off against a once ace detective who’s last past case is connected to this one. Battling with each other in a game of wits, what is it that Nine and Twelve truly want ? And will former detective Shibazaki be able to stop them ? Watch to find out.
The characters are all fun to watch and well written too I might add. Nine and Twelve are both straightforward in their motivations but complex in their backstories and their way of dealing with emotions. Twelve on the one hand is fun loving and a wild card always ready to try out new stuff and encouraging Nine to go out of the way of their plans. He is the one to suggest they bring in Lisa, who has a different backstory of her own and is not a very relatable character but she does walk the fine line between morality and love in their adventure. Nine, looks cold but on the inside he suffers from his past and doesn’t want to trust Lisa because he believes that more comrades will mean more pain if he loses them. Then there’s the detective Shibazaki, who is a man on a quest to regain his honour and respect in the police department. He represents the common man suppressed by the system and the higher ups because he spoke out against the powerful people. He is strong willed and smart and the only one to challenge Sphinx in their quest.
The constant riddles and twists are amazing and all worth it but the content references to Greek history like the Sphinx and it’s riddles, Oedipus and his story, the Athena program and many many others are all what make the story even more exhilarating and chilling. It’s guaranteed to keep you at the end of your seat for the entirety of the show.
The theme of freedom is prevalent, with the whole thing beginning because some guy wanted to make Japan freer and repair it’s broken spirit but under the cover of that they imprisoned others and continued the cycle. The ends justify the means you can say as the constant bombings all have a reason that is exposing which I disagree with. The one with the most lessons is Shibazaki and his way of going against the system and doing his own thing even when he’s clearly told not to do it . All he cares about is the truth. The one line I love from him is, “Even if my shouts are but a whisper I won’t stop shouting.” It teaches us go never give up in the face of a stronger power opressing us and instead feels us to keep fighting.
The show is absolutely beautiful and brilliant with the difference between cold and fire, summer and winter showing with Nine and Twelve. The ending is the most well done and the most beautifully carved out ending ever with everything adding up and every little thing being tied up. It’s an absolute must watch and everyone needs to give it a watch especially if you liked anime like Death Note and Code Geass.
Take it to the light filled streets of Tokyo,
One cold dude and one warm hearted Romeo,
Blowing things making plans this ain’t their first rodeo,
Rooftop apartment but it ain’t a cozy home.
Cold gaze and brilliant mind name’s Nine,
Making plans like the brain of a God divine,
Bombs plans and riddles all by his design,
All those brains and he looks Hella fine.
Partnering with sweetheart named Twelve,
Into sheer danger alone he’ll delve,
Bombing places because the higher ups shelve,
The curious case of their brilliant selves.
Competing against the police crushing their arrogance,
Masked Sphinx putting out riddles with Greek relevance,
Everything planned don’t leave no evidence,
All it adds up to is Terror in Resonance.
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