after a virus was spread over the country, an international organization called GHQ took over, wanting to restore order at a cost. Shu was a high school student that often kept to himself. he met with Inori, a singer who took the Internet by storm, but discovered another side of her. Inori was a member of a resistant group, called the Funeral Parlor, who aimed to release the country from GHQ. Shu's power were activated, having the ability to reach inside a person's core and materialize a weapon from it. despite having a strong ability, Shu joined the Funeral Parlor reluctantly, unconvinced that the GHQ were really the bad guys.
despite having his special ability activated, Shu being reluctant to join the Funeral Parlor made the anime interesting to catch, also making its plot twists in an unexpected way, which easily had us curious what would happen next. Inori's forever sad yet neutral expressions reminded me of Ein from Requiem for the Phantom (2009). with its beautiful art and music, the anime was easily enjoyable. even when the plot progressively became darker, the beauty remained.
some background on the anime:
- episodes: 22
- director: Tetsuro Araki (荒木哲郎)
- released: 2011
- language: Japanese
- genre: Action/Science-Fiction