Portrait of Heresy

Portrait of Heresy is an anime episode of The Severing Crime Edge that was released on 04/10/2013
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With her hair cut, Iwai finally has a chance to live a normal life. This doesn’t sit well with one of the twins as the killing emotions begin to emerge.
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Plot Summary

Portrait of the Heresy
Romaji―Itan no shōzō―
TranslationPortrait of the Heretic
MangaCh. 2-3 (Vol. 1)
Theme Music
OpeningUnmei no Ori
EndingKimi to Futari
(List of theme music)

Yamane freaks out when she notices Iwai with short hair due to Iwai's indestructible, cursed hair. She calls her older sister. Arriving to school, Iwai introduces herself. Then, the whole class is enamored with her. The girls pet Iwai and comment on her silky hair. Misumi Kashiko starts to grab Iwai's hair, but she meets some hostility from Kiri. As a result, the class gets in an uproar. In the hallway, Iwai explains about the Killing Tools and how it corrodes the souls of the author. Meanwhile, Yamane asks Houko if she is allowed to kill someone. Houko tells her to do as she pleases. When Kiri and Iwai meets Yamane on the stairs, Yamane shares about someone who euthanized and killed two people. Yamane gets behind and attempts to stab Iwai's neck with the syringe. Though, Kiri stabs Yamane's hand with his scissors. Then, a spirit emerged from Yamane who advances towards Iwai.

As Houko and Sumeragi drives towards the school, Kiri battles with Yamane. Yamane manages to sink her needle into Kiri's neck and injects a drug into him. IN her past, Yamane subduing her parents after using her Killing Goods. Yamane cries and tells Houko that it wasn't her fault. Houko tells her to forget everything and chokes her father. Next day, Kiri wakes up to see Yamane pulling her syringe from Houko's arm and licking Houko's arm. Houko sticks her tongue in pleasure. Then, Sumeragi enters teh room and explains that Yamane is doing saline injections on Houko to get over her murderous urges. When Iwai comes by, everyone realizes that her hair has grown back. Kiri explains that he has to cut Iwai's hair every day. As Sumeragi explains about Iwai's ancestor, Zablefahr, Kiri is stunned that to lift the curse is to kill the Hair Queen. Sumeragi is part of the Gossip organization. He states that they are waiting for someone to take care of Iwai and tells him to fight against the authors who want to kill Iwai.

While Kiri cuts Iwai's hair, Iwai remarks that she does not mind being killed to lift the curse of other authors. Though, Kiri tells her that he needs her by his side.

After the Credits

Sumeragi informs Kiri that a convict escaped from prison using his hammer. He comments on how exciting this game will be.

Points of Interest

  • Lethal Coma Injection is Yamane's nickname. Her abilities are drug enhancements and critical injections.
  • Killing Goods are indestructible.
  • Authors must suppress their murderous urge through a surrogate activity.
  • Iwai's ancestor is Zablefahr who is the first Hair Queen.
  • Zablefahr (Zeibulfa) lefts two curses behind: the use of Killing Goods along with insatiable murderous impulse and the other curse is that their hair cannot be cut.

Manga & Anime Differences

  • Censorship: The scene in the anime where Kiri cuts Yamane's hand is censored. In the manga, it is vividly seen.

Characters & Voice Actors

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Yamane Byouinzaka ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Iwai Mushiyanokouji ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Kotori Koiwai ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Kiri Haimura ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Natsuki Hanae ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Houko Byouinzaka ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Yumi Uchiyama ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Misumi Kashiko ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Kiyono Yasuno ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Naruto Koutaro ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Nobunaga Shimazaki ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Nigi Ubusato ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Arisa Noto ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Sumeragi Kanae ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Koji Yusa ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)


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Tatsuhiko Hikagi Original Concept He is the mangaka on Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge series.
Yuji Yamaguchi Director


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