Episode 3 Impressions: Terror in Resonance

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The game of cat and mouse continues as Nine and Twelve send off their next set of rhymes for their pursuing government officials to decipher. However with a new ally amongst them, Nine and Twelve may get more than they bargain for.

e3terrorinresonance7Synopsis
As Nine and Twelve wait for the police’s next move, it becomes apparent that their actions serve more than to create chaos. Rather to entice one person to stop them. However one aspect of their last bombing seems to trouble Twelve. The cleanup crew at their last bombing site consisted of men wearing hazmat suits. Signifying that the agencies know they were the ones that stole the plutonium.

As Shibazaki takes his position in the agency in order to track down the terrorists, opposition to his placement already seems apparent. Rookies unaware of his skills and who he once was. After some discussions between some fellow agents, we get some insight into Shibazaki’s past and how he used to spend time in Hiroshima with his grand parents. Sparking some motivation to fight against those that would use nuclear weapons.

Elsewhere, Lisa continues to struggle with bullies and the outrageous actions of her mother. Finally giving in and with Nine’s threats on her mind, she packs up her belongings and rushes out the door with the sounds of her frantic mother behind her.

e3terrorinresonance2Thoughts
Sadly this show is slowly losing my interest. Thankfully this time around we got some more insight into Nine and Twelves past in some sort of agency that manipulates children, but it wasn’t enough to keep it afloat. I did enjoy seeing some development to Shibazaki but the whole riddle solving thing is honestly getting boring.

Clever riddles, but I honestly don’t care to get a fast rush through of some folklore and history. It’s nearly impossible to follow nor to absorb and it just leaves me with eyes glazing over. Despite this issue, I’m still trucking along and holding hope for something amazing here. I love the setting and characters and I’m sure there’s a nugget of something good just waiting to come forward.

Episode 3: Search and Destroy

NOT BAD, BUT NOT GREAT..

NOT BAD, BUT NOT GREAT..

IMPRESSIONS VERDICT:
Rather boring

Pros:

  • Still visually appealing
  • Shibazaki’s development

Cons:

  • Slow pacing
  • Boring developments
  • Useless information dumps

Impressions are based on a single episode and don’t necessarily reflect the series as a whole. Unless dropped, we will continue to give updates on thoughts and impressions of the series as time goes by.

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