Terror In Resonance Episode 1 Recap – “Falling”
In present day Tokyo, a wild terrorist attack shatters the city, with the only evidence being a bizarre internet video with the two culprits in masks. While the police and people search for the criminal masterminds, subject 12 and 9, who appear to be regular high school children but are in secret terrorists, carry out their attacks. Directed by Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop) with music by Yoko Kanno (YES!).
What happens this episode:
Nine and Twelve successfully conduct a terrorist attack on the city of Tokyo, crumbling one of it’s highest towers. They were also seen announcing it via a internet video, which no one took seriously until it was too late.
Mukasa, a former police detective catches the video online, and connects it to the attack. Something tells me he’ll be more important as we go along. Also caught in the crossfire of Nine and Twelve’s plot is Lisa, a high school student who is constantly bullied. Since she gets wind of their actions, Nine and Twelve give her an ultimatum; die with the attack or become an accomplice. As she watches the wreckage with Nine and Twelve, Nine tells her the chilling truth: “You can’t go back now.”
I am VERY interested to see where this goes. I immediately recognized that Yoko Kanno score from the first frame of the series, and that’s a good thing. Her work, as you most likely already know, is top notch. The opening theme song with Yuuki Ozaki is good, especially since I love his voice. Ah, memories of the amazing Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day theme song. 😛 The ending theme, Dareka Umiwo by Aimer, is damn good too.
As far as the plot goes I’m very much intrigued and confused, but only because I’m eager to see where the suspense in this show will go. What is VON? What will the police/Mukasa be doing in this series? Are Nine and Twelve the villains or the heroes?
The child like Twelve is creepy as shit, and Nine is cold, calculated and straightforward. That moment in the stairwell where Twelve gives Lisa that crooked smile was completely unsettling and disturbing, not just because he’s holding a stuffed toy. Nine’s closing line to Lisa was the “oh shit” moment of the episode. Lisa is but a pawn caught in the wrong place at the wrong time, it will be interesting to see where this series takes her psychologically.
Hell yes! It’s only Episode 1 but I’m totally invested. I have a feeling I’ll be looking forward to this one each week.