Requiem For The Phantom

Why is it that the animes I always avoid seeing, are the ones I end up loving the most? It was that way with Clannad, FMA (first incarnation), and Black Lagoon. Same will be said for Requiem For The Phantom.

I realized I bought this anime movie in one of those $5 bins a while back and sort of “banked” it on my shelf. Looking for something to watch between 2K writing sessions (I write in word sprints) and thinking Oh I’ll just pop this in and watch about 30 mintues and get bored.

O.M.G. I had no real idea what this was… and it took my attention. I’m only on ep. 5 but I don’t wanna stop. A young man is kidnapped, his memory wiped, and trained to be an assassin. In his heart he feels trapped, that he has no choice because he can’t remember who he is—he only knows he is called Zwei. And she, his trainer, is called Ein. She was also memory wiped and trained the same way. The company responsible is called Inferno, and Ein, and now Zwei, are called Phantoms—the best of the best.

I think what intrigued me most is that Zwei is a natural to it—that one of Ein’s internal thoughts about him is~

The same path…the path that took me two years to complete…only took him three months.

It. Is. Awesome.

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