Terror in Resonance

A review by

Robert K. Patterson

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Genres:  Drama, mystery, thriller

There are five main characters in Terror in Resonance.  Numbers nine, twelve and five are the survivors of an experiment to produce super intelligent humans to advance the technological endeavors of an elite group of politicians and businessmen in Japan.  Numbers nine and twelve begin by creating bombing events and are labeled terrorists.  Lisa Mishima is a young runaway who inadvertently gets involved with nine and twelve.

Number five is the antagonist in this series.  A seemingly unbalanced but brilliant member of the U. S. intelligence community, she plays fast and loose with the Japanese authorities.

Kenjiro Shibazaki is a police detective who has been relegated to the archives department because he had been politically incorrect.  He is a brilliant detective and reminds me of “L” from Death Note because of his prowess.

Nine and twelve become known as Sphinx one and Sphinx two and challenge the police to find their bombs with a series of vague clues.  Detective Shibazaki seems to be the only one to be able to solve these riddles and becomes reinstated as a detective.

In a brief synopsis of the plot for this series, it is set in an alternate iteration of the present; Tokyo has been hit by a terrorist attack that has devastated the city. The only evidence of the culprits is a cryptic video uploaded to the Internet, which sparks paranoia across Japan. Unbeknownst to the authorities is that the terrorist masterminds—who call themselves “Sphinx” are two teenaged boys who go by the names Nine and Twelve. Though they apparently should not exist, they have nonetheless decided to “wake up the world” with their heinous plans of destruction, with their fingers on the trigger.

Even though this series is only eleven episodes long, it kept on edge throughout and I recommend it to anyone who likes fast paced action/adventure anime.