Marvelous! Absolutely marvelous! THIS IS MY FAVORITE SERIES THIS SEASON! I am really enjoying how much emphasis there is on identity! Setting aside the main cast, there were so many introductions that had been made here! Chief of the First Investigation Division Kurahashi, Director Shimada, Okano head of the special investigation team, and Section Chief Hamada from forensics. Every person here was crucial in understanding the bombing from last episode. Cool how the government officials were even questioning the different departments on any other possibilities. Not only that, but here they explained logically how an explosion of this caliber would be pulled off! All the events that normal anime series tend to ignore for the sake of time- in Zankyou nothing is tossed aside! I am loving this! These are just kids on the outside with deep-rooted issues handling all of this on their own. So chilling. Eve the wreckage scene in this episode gave off the same feeling. Music pieces that are finally on the soundtrack showed up in this episode!
Lisa is a struggling character- and plenty of times she gets the short end of the stick. One thing I can tell is Twelve gives her hell for being an ‘accomplice’ while Nine couldn’t care one bit. I’ve seen her type before in shows- weak. This show creates this archetype so well by pulling so much weight onto Lisa that she runs and hides- without a clue on what to do or even how to act. Scared of living. Lisa’s mom is for the most part just like her daughter, but that she handles her loneliness entirely different by lashing out. As powerful as a scene that was between Lisa and her mother- it was quite difficult to watch. Watanabe is doing a fantastic job at adding realism into this series.
Another bomb?! In between those scenes where the departments were trying to piece things together some segments of another attack were being planned! The amount of imagery in this series is phenomenal. Picking a fight with the county of Japan will undoubtedly sheds some more light on Shibasaki. Can’t wait to see what happens next with this show! This anime is perfect! Ok no series is perfect if I had to pick one thing I did not like- it would be the recap before the opening sequence. Really? Did we need to be shown again what happened? Come on now…
OVERALL IMPRESSION: 10/10