Another cinematic summer anime. I would expect no less from the director of Cowboy Bebob and the music of Yoko Kanno! A smile like the sun and eyes cold as ice, huh? I'm a sucker for snow environments, so that opening was really awesome! But what exactly did those guys steal, a nuclear bomb? And how, if at all, are they related to the two boys Touji and Arata?
I couldn't help thinking that the stuffed animal's mouth looked like balls.. So uhh.. 9/11 anyone? I feel sorry for Lisa, choose between death and being a terrorist.. isn't that some form of coercion? I wonder what a legal case would determine if a trial were held right after the events of episode 1. We don't know much about the backstory of the two boys, except it sounds like they were trained in some special facility along with other children to become 'terrorists', but not everyone survived training. Since they refer to each other as Nine and Twelve in private, there would be atleast 10 other kids like them, or were.
The question at this point is what does 'being an accomplice' entail, and how far will Lisa have to go with these two in their affairs. Will we see them return to 'daily life', or will martial law start taking effect, and paranoia start sinking in? It sounds like the boys could have Lisa on permanent black mail, and a short leash if they really wanted to.
The other weird question is, why is Lisa's mom continually texting her? Maybe she is being 'bullied' by her mom. Which could entail anything from nagging to actual physical abuse. Interesting that they decided not to translate the text messages from her mom.