Nothing like an upskirt shot to punctuate a contemplative scene about previous lives, huh? Though, I’m sure Ein probably wouldn’t even care if anybody got an eyeful. She hasn’t exactly been a model of modesty. Hell, considering how jealous she’s getting of McCunnen's continued sexual harassment of Zwei, she’s probably even wishing the guy would take a pervy look at her.
It was a bit unclear at first, but I realize now that the “dream sequence” was actually supposed to be a glimpse of Zwei’s life prior to his memory loss. Seems like Inferno saw something promising in his hysterical-yet-effective attempts at survival - - though I wonder if he might’ve been cooler about the ladies in his previous life. You’d think a stone cold killer wouldn’t freak out so much when his boss grabbed his leg.
I suppose I’m really hard-wired to find visual metaphors everywhere I look. As such, it’s apt that one of the later shots in this episode focuses Ein and Zwei walking down a train track that breaks off before it reaches the station because, unfortunately, I’m going to have to stop featuring REQUIEM FOR THE PHANTOM. Like I’ve said, part of the fun of this feature is for the Anime Vice community to follow along with me as I watch & learn, and that’s simply not possible when there no (officially-sanctioned) videos to embed videos in my posts.
Truth be told, while this series does have a lot of merit, it still hasn’t captured my imagination the way other show have so far. It’s honestly a cod liver oil kind of show; well-written, well-acted and maybe even “good” for you, but the morose tone ultimately lacks the kind of color necessary to get me enthused about what’s coming next . Maybe I’ll return someday but, ultimately, it hasn’t hooked tight enough after seven episodes.Stay tuned on this spot. I just got another package of anime from Funimation that I'm going to try out, and then I'll set up another poll for the next series that'll be the definitive one.