Terror in Resonance
|Terror in Resonance|
(Zankyō no Teroru)
|Genre||Mystery, Thriller, Psychological|
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Shinichirō Watanabe|
|Produced by||Koji Yamamoto (Chief)
|Music by||Yoko Kanno|
|Network||Fuji TV (Noitamina)|
|Original run||July 10, 2014 – ongoing|
Terror in Resonance (残響のテロル Zankyō no Teroru?, lit. "Terror of the Echo") , also known as Terror in Tokyo in Japan, is a Japanese anime television series produced by MAPPA. The anime is directed by Shinichirō Watanabe, with character designs by Kazuto Nakazawa and music by Yoko Kanno. The anime began airing on Fuji TV's Noitamina block on July 10, 2014. Funimation has acquired North American streaming rights, while Anime Limited has acquired streaming rights for the UK and Madman Entertainment has acquired rights in Australia. Funimation premiered the series at Anime Expo on Saturday July 5, 2014. Episodes air every Thursday, 24:50 JST(Friday, 00:50).
In an alternate iteration of the present, Tokyo has been hit by a terrorist attack that has devastated the city, with the only evidence of the culprits being a confusing video uploaded to the internet, which only spreads paranoia throughout Japan. Unbeknownst to the authorities is that the terrorist masterminds who call themselves "Sphinx" (スピンクス Supinkusu) are two teenaged boys, who go by the names Nine and Twelve, who apparently should not exist and have decided to wake up the world with their heinous plans of destruction with their fingers on the trigger.
- Nine (ナイン Nain)
- Voiced by: Kaito Ishikawa
- A secretive young man with a bright mind and calm demeanor who moves to Tokyo and attends school as a high school student alongside Twelve under the name Arata Kokonoe (九重 新 Kokonoe Arata, 九 is the kanji for 9). He is one of the masterminds behind Sphinx.
- Twelve (ツエルブ Tsuerubu)
- Voiced by: Sōma Saitō
- A childish but mysterious young man who sees Nine as his brother, and is always with him, and operates Sphinx with him. He is skilled at operating vehicles like motorbikes and snowmobiles. He also has synesthesia. His civilian identity is Tōji Hisami (久見 冬二 Hisami Tōji, 冬 is homophonous with 十, the kanji for 10, and 二 is the kanji for 2).
- Lisa Mishima (三島 リサ Mishima Risa)
- Voiced by: Atsumi Tanezaki
- A girl in the same school that Nine and Twelve transfer into. Her problematic life both in home and school leads her into their world, and changes her fate forever.
- Kenjirō Shibazaki (柴崎 健次郎 Shibazaki Kenjirō)
- Voiced by: Shunsuke Sakuya
- A member of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department who used to be part of of the police force's investigations division, but now works for its records division instead. His contemporary is in charge of looking into the terrorist attack in Tokyo.
- Five (ハイヴ Haivu)
- Voiced by: Megumi Han
- An American FBI government operative who travels to Japan as part of her duties with NEST to lend support to the terrorist attack investigations. A master hacker, she also has a connection to Nine and Twelve.
- Kurahashi (倉橋)
- Voiced by: Hideaki Tezuka
- The chief of police, who heads the investigation into Nine and Twelve's bombings.
- Hamura (羽村)
- Voiced by: Keisuke Aigasa
- Okano (岡野)
- Voiced by: Kunpei Sakamoto
- Kinoshita (木下)
- Voiced by: Yūsuke Kuwahata
- Mukasa (六笠)
- Voiced by: Mitsuaki Kanuka
- Shibazaki's co-worker from the records division who helps him solve the riddles of the Sphinx in the most unlikely of times.
- Shimada (島田)
- Voiced by: Yutaka Aoyama
- Hamada (浜田)
- Voiced by: Yasuhiro Takato
- Kato (加藤 Katō)
- Voiced by: Kei Yamaguchi
- Fukuda (福田)
- Voiced by: Shinpachi Tsuji
- Lisa's mother (リサの母親 Risa no Hahaoya)
- Voiced by: Ayumi Tsunematsu
- Mobu-ko (モブ子)
- Voiced by: Uki Satake
|No.||Title||Original air date|
|1||"Falling"||July 10, 2014|
|In Aomori, Japan, plutonium was stolen from a nuclear fuel reprocessing facility during a snow storm. A perpetrator left the message "VON" at the scene of the crime in red paint. Six months after the event, a mysterious video was posted on social media. Referring to themselves as Sphinx 1 and 2, they claimed "Tokyo will be enveloped by darkness after 3:00 p.m. and large sparks will fly, scattered around the Shinjuku area." Despite the video coming to the attention of former detective Shibazaki, he does not initially report it. Nine and Twelve interrupt Lisa Mishima's classmates as they bully her, then take their place undercover in her school. Lisa withdraws further and begins showing signs of an eating disorder. In her frustration, she wishes everyone would disappear. At that moment, the greater Tokyo prefecture loses power and citizens in the building are evacuated without Lisa. Assuming the government office building free of surveillance, Nine and Twelve place stuffed animals containing thermite-based explosives beneath the sprinkler systems of the main building. When Twelve is interrupted by Lisa, he gives her one of their stuffed animal bombs and flees the building. He asks Nine to decide whether they should kill her or keep her alive. Nine's terse answer is that he will ask her directly. Lisa responds that she does not want to die, sending Twelve to extract her as the building crumbles down. Nine takes a photo of the destruction with his phone. Twelve and Lisa return unharmed, but Nine informs her as a result of her decision to live she has decided become their accomplice. Lisa is left speechless by this.|
|2||"Call & Response"||July 17, 2014|
|It is revealed that the bombing and subsequent building collapse, despite the large scale of destruction involved, left several with minor injuries, and no fatalities. Lisa returns home from the incident shaken, but her mother (unaware of Lisa's location during the bombings) breaks down and berates her for ignoring her text messages. During her tirade, she reveals that Lisa's father has left the family. Nine and Twelve return without Lisa to their residence, to start work on a cellphone bomb. The police force gathers for a comprehensive briefing of the day's events, where they become aware of the video on social media. Nine and Twelve, aware of this, release a second video with a riddle from Oedipus Rex referring to the location of their next bombsite. After finding what appears to be the answer to the riddle, police move on the suspected location, a DNA laboratory. Shibazaki phones the chief of police, Kurahashi, with alternate interpretation to the riddle, and suggests that the bomb will be in a police district office. After the bomb discharges in the district office instead of the lab, Kurahashi asks for Shibazaki to involve himself in the case. In privacy, Kurahashi reveals the theft of plutonium to Shibazaki, and his suspicion of the connection to the bombers. Lisa follows Twelve on the street, where he reminds her that if she reveals their secret, he will kill her.|
|3||"Search & Destroy"||July 24, 2014|
|Shibazaki transfers to the police agency heading the investigation, much to the dissatisfaction of several employees. As he constructs another bomb, Nine deduces from the presence of counter-nuclear terrorism special forces that the police are aware of his and Twelve's stealing of the plutonium from the Aomori nuclear facility, but intends to confirm his suspicions through another attack. Talking with Kurahashi, Shibazaki learns that one of the men who stole the plutonium worked at the nuclear facility for a short time, and had his identity erased after the incident occurred. Shibazaki then laments to Kurahashi that, as a Hiroshima native, he hated summer due to the fears held by the older townspeople who experienced the town's atomic bombing during World War II. Nine and Twelve send a third video with another riddle related to Oedipus Rex. Finally unable to bear with her mentally-unstable mother, Lisa runs away from home. Solving the riddle, the police streams a live recording of Shibazaki all over Japan, in which he announces the location of the newest bomb. He then issues a direct challenge to Nine and Twelve before the police is forced to cut off the livestream. Viewing news and surveillance footage and realizing the officers were wearing hazmat suits, Nine realizes the police have definitely connected them to the stolen plutonium. Kurahashi reveals to other officers the reason behind Shibazaki's demotion, as Shibazaki steps outside the building and comments, "Today's another hot day."|
|4||"Break Through"||July 31, 2014|
|Nine successfully hacks into the Metropolitan Police Department database in search of something. Twelve goes out to follow Lisa, expressing his concern that her running away from home will jeopardize the mission. Nine sends a fourth video, titled "Time Shock Bomb", where he and Twelve give another riddle related to Oedipus Rex and then state their hopes that their game would be played "without cheating", otherwise a hidden bomb will explode. Using the riddle, Shibazaki finds a website created by Nine and Twelve, which asks for a password related to three maxims inscribed at the temple at Delphi. Realizing that time is running out, the police decide to search an apartment building where Nine was recorded dropping off a suspicious package, although Shibazaki is still intent on solving the riddle. Twelve finds Lisa and tells her to go home, but she refuses, then comments she was stupid for running away before fleeing. Police officers breach the apartment, only to find no bomb and a laptop instead. Time runs out, even though Shibazaki manages to solve the password (his surname). Seconds later, police investigation reports of the attacks are leaked online, drawing a shocked reaction from the public since the reports conclude the perpetrators are always one step ahead of them. Simultaneously, Twelve rescues Lisa from two police officers. While on their way to Nine's location, Lisa asks Twelve if he is going to destroy the world, to which both laugh; Lisa then comments she hadn't laughed like that in "a really long time". At Nine's location, he disapproves of Lisa staying with them, just before she suddenly collapses.|
|5||"Hide & Seek"||August 7, 2014|
|Lisa wakes up in Nine and Twelve's residence, while the two debate on giving her shelter. They then catch her playing around with their devices, and she faints again after learning she nearly blew up the building with one of their newly-made bombs. Nine and Twelve later place the same bomb inside a passenger train. Upon returning home, they find Lisa attempting to cook, and then criticize her food. Twelve later comments to Nine that the food had value despite its taste, since it reminded him of the food at the institution. Nine and Twelve then send another video with another riddle, also saying that an explosion will occur after 8:00 p.m. if the riddle isn't solved before then. Using clues from the riddle, Shibazaki concludes the newest bomb is on the Shuto Shinjuku Line train. He then explains his discovery of a connection between all of the bombings: certain people connected to the bombsites participated in a seminar run by the Rising Peace Academy, a non-profit organization that promoted interaction between the Japanese government and the people. As the day goes by, there have been no reports of the bomb being recovered, and Nine and Twelve, not wishing to kill people, plan on deactivating it using a cellphone. However, cellphone reception goes out all over the area, preventing them from doing so, forcing them to try and remove it manually. Kurahashi later informs Shibazaki that higher-ranking agents have prevented them from removing the bomb. While trying to pinpoint the train's location, Nine is horrified when his computer is hacked into, and realizes that he might know the hacker. He then manages to find the train using a second computer and rushes to the station, throwing a smoke bomb to force commuters off the train and cover his tracks. However, one woman still remains, and the bomb explodes as he enters the train to save her. Nine is unhurt, and as he drags the commuter out of the wreckage, he receives a text message saying, "I found you". Shibazaki confronts Kurahashi about the bombing, but he informs him that he had no knowledge of it. They then spot a mysterious woman sitting nearby, whom Nine identifies as Five.|
|6||"Ready or Not"||August 14, 2014|
|During a comprehensive meeting, the chief announces the involvement of the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the investigation, surprising the other officers. After Nine has a nightmare involving Five, he and Twelve discuss about her, and Nine concludes that Five is continuing a "game" the three played together previously. When Lisa offers to help them, Nine shows her pictures of the aftermath of the subway train bombing and states that this is what they were doing, which shocks her. Kurahashi later recounts to Shibazaki his meeting with the FBI agents, which include Five, whose job is described as a researcher from an American organization called the Nuclear Emergency Support Team. Twelve tells Lisa that he suffers from synesthesia, a condition that allows him to see colors through sound, and describes her voice as being a "pale yellow". Five sends a text containing a riddle to the public, posing as Sphinx; the riddle can only be decoded via Caesar cipher. The answer turns out to be a set of coordinates leading to Haneda Airport's International Terminal, one of the locations targeted by Nine and Twelve. The police try to respond to the scene, only to be told to stand by on orders from the superintendent general. Knowing that they will be caught by Five while trying to enter the terminal, Nine reluctantly decides to bring Lisa along with them, since she isn't known to be associated with him and Twelve. Shibazaki and several officers decide to disobey orders and converge on the terminal as well. Upon arriving at the terminal, Nine realizes that Five plans to play a game of chess using the airport as the chessboard.|
|7||"Deuce"||August 21, 2014|
|Nine and Twelve decide to play along with Five's chess game. Arriving at the terminal, Shibazaki and the officers see messages being given to Nine and Twelve from Five in regards to the game and learn that the police ordered airport employees to transmit them. They realize that the latest Sphinx video was a fake created by the police, and that it is Sphinx they are communicating with. When they get closer to the bomb's potential location, Twelve sends in Lisa to create a distraction; after some hesitation, she sets off flares that trigger a fire alarm. Twelve then hacks into the camera system and brings the recordings back by five minutes, allowing Nine to rush to Five's location without being detected. He confronts Five and holds her at gunpoint with a pistol he brought, demanding to know why she is getting in the way of his and Twelve's plans. She responds that she wants to settle something with him, then reveals her knowledge of Lisa being an accomplice and that she is being held captive at the bomb's location. Airport police then arrive and fire at Nine, forcing him away. While fleeing, he briefly passes Shibazaki. Nine regroups with Twelve, who receives a phone call from Lisa describing her and the bomb's whereabouts: a plane that is on autopilot and headed for a terminal filled with numerous commuters. Realizing there is a way to save both Lisa and the commuters, Nine contacts Shibazaki, convinces him that the latest bomb isn't Sphinx's, and instructs him to infiltrate the control tower and take control of the autopilot system. Nine and Twelve rescue Lisa from the plane, while Shibazaki enters the control room and forces one of the operators to divert the plane away from the terminal at gunpoint. The plane explodes without injuring anyone, and Shibazaki spots a masked Nine, who signals him in thanks before leaving. Five manages to escape, and it is revealed that she has Lisa's school ID. Looking at it, she smiles and says, "I won't let you get away again."|
|8||"My Fair Lady"||September 4, 2014|
|9||"Highs & Lows"||September 11, 2014|
|Nine leaves their hiding place and heads towards the place they hid the "plutonium". At the same time, Shibazaki and Hamura visit Mr.Aoki, the former welfare minister to find out more about the Athena Project. Surprisingly, Aoki tells them everything about Athena Project and its connection to the members of Rising Peace Academy. He says that 2 kids, namely Nine and Twelve had escaped from that place, which was called the "Settlement" and Five was the only one left among all the savants(persons suffering from the Savant syndrome) below five years of age, who survived till the end of the experiments and was taken in by an American agency. At last, Shibazaki comes to know of the mastermind behind the Athena Project--Dr.Shunzo Mamiya, the politician, who was the reason for Shibazaki's demotion. The scene then shifts to Nine, who is busy in his preparations for the bomb, while Twelve reaches an amusement park in search of Lisa. In the amusement park, he gets on the Ferris wheel only to find Lisa there, her body laced with a large number of bombs. He comforts her and disarms the bombs one by one, while confessing his feelings for her. Lisa tells him that Nine needs him and requests him to go to Nine, but Twelve straightaway refuses and tries his best to defuse the bombs. When there is 1 min and 50 seconds remaining on the timer, Five calls Twelve up and incites him to give away the location of the "plutonium" in return for stopping the timer for the explosives on Lisa. It is then revealed that Nine and Twelve had stolen a prototype of an atomic bomb, rather than plutonium from Aomori. With the time almost up, Twelve is torn between whom to be loyal to--Lisa or Nine, with Five repeatedly telling him that he has betrayed Nine already and that Nine would never forgive him. At the last moment, however, with just 2 seconds remaining, Twelve, reluctantly discloses the location of the prototype--"At school in Locker D12". Five stays true to her promise and stops the timer, and along with it, cuts the power to the Ferris Wheel, hence, trapping Twelve and Lisa mid-air. Five immediately mobilizes the Metropolitan Police Department to the school, where, fortunately, Nine catches a glimpse of them in advance, while removing the prototype from the locker and accordingly, plans his escape. At the same time, Five has a terrible headache, but she is bent on catching Nine alive. Nine is lost from the visual initially, but is later seen and fired at, but he manages to escape, unscathed. In the control room, Five suddenly faints due to an excessive headache. The episode ends with Nine running away from the police.|
|10||"Helter Skelter"||September 18, 2014|
|11||September 25, 2014|
|Terror in Resonance Original Soundtrack|
|Soundtrack album by Yoko Kanno|
|Released||July 9, 2014|
The series' soundtrack is composed by Yoko Kanno. The opening theme song is "Trigger", composed by Kanno and performed by Galileo Galilei vocalist Yuuki Ozaki. The ending theme song is "Dare ka, Umi o." (誰か、海を。, "Somebody, the Ocean."), composed by Kanno and performed by Aimer. "Terror in Resonance Original Soundtrack 2 -crystalized-" has been announced to be released on October 22.
|2.||"von"||Bragi Valdimar Skúlason||Arnór Dan||6:14|
|6.||"hanna"||Yoko Kanno||Hanna Berglind||4:30|
|8.||"lava"||Christopher Chu||POP ETC||4:51|
|13.||"ís"||Christopher Chu & Keisuke Tominaga||POP ETC||2:41|
|14.||"22"||Christopher Chu & Keisuke Tominaga||Ryo Nagano||2:44|
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