Zankyou no Terror: Why Would you say “Thank You” to a Terrorist

I am making this review off the schedule because, well I just finished the show and wanted to write about it while it was fresh on my mind. Here is it for you to enjoy…


The Facts are These:

Twelve and Nine, two mysterious boys who appear out of nowhere in the life of high school girl Lisa Mishima. What she learns one day while at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office was that these two boys are planning to turn the country upside down, through any means necessary. Who are these young men, where are they from, those are a few of the things we will learn in this TERRORFYING (See what I did there) anime.


This anime is great, it is easily one of my favourite anime to come out in recent years. The story and mystery about figuring out where the bombs were hidden were an amazing thing to watch. Throughout the anime we slowly learn about the past of Twelve and Nine and their reasons for these attacks. It is interesting to see the more we learn about their past the more a third party get’s involved. It is an interesting piece on how governments needs to change and how some sins can never be truly forgotten. I enjoyed the suspense of this anime, I was hooked on the mystery of this show and I could not have done it another way.

Sphinx 1 and Sphinx 2

Sphinx 1 and Sphinx 2

Behind the Scenes:

The series was directed by anime veteran Shinichiro Watanabe who has directed such anime as Cowboy Bebop and Samurai Champloo. The series was produced by the relatively new studio MAPPA. They have produced Shinichiro Watanabe’s previous work Sakamichi no Apollon and Hajime no Ippo: Rising. The series is licensed for distribution by Funimation in North America and Anime Limited in the UK. The opening song is amazing, it was produced by Yoko Kanno, who composed the whole anime soundtrack. She has worked on Cowboy Bebop and Kids on the Slope with Shinichiro Watanabe. The opening song is “Trigger” performed by Yuki Ozaki. Here it is for you to enjoy…



A Brief View of the World:

The story takes place in an alternate reality of Tokyo, where they are being attack by the terrorist group calling themselves Sphinx. They leave puzzles for the police to solve to find the whereabouts of the bombs, though each of their attacks result in zero causalities. The police are trying to stop the threat before they can use their final trump card, a Nuclear Bomb.

God, this anime looks beautiful

God, this anime looks beautiful


This series is captivating, it kept me hooked each week wondering about the mystery as to why these high school boys would do these attacks and why they were as proficient as they were with these attacks. It kept me hooked as the mystery unfolded and why these specific areas. The ending was not exactly what I hoped for, but it was a good ending nonetheless.


This series is extremely rewatchable with only 11 episodes and a great story to keep you hooked I would recommend a rewatch.




Cowboy Bebop –  For another great series by Shinichiro Watanabe.


Samurai Champloo – For another great series by Shinichiro Watanabe.



I do not own any of the above used pictures and/or video they belong to their original creators, Shinichiro Watanabe, Yoko Kanno, MAPPA, and Funimation.


About dandylion13

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