Ranked #312

Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom

Alternative Titles

Japanese: Phantom 〜Requiem for the Phantom〜


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 2009 to Sep 25, 2009
Premiered: Spring 2009
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Visual novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.191 (scored by 56,677 users)
Ranked: #3122
Popularity: #268
Members: 125,391
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Mafia is rife in America where assassinations are a regular occurrence on the streets. Inferno, a mysterious company, is behind most of these dealings through the use of their near-invincible human weapon, "Phantom."

One day, a Japanese tourist accidentally witnesses Phantom's latest murder. Desperate to escape, the tourist hides in a secluded building. However, Phantom, revealed to be a young woman named Ein, and the leader of Inferno "Scythe Master" captures the tourist and brainwashes him.

Given the name "Zwei," this once peaceful tourist is now a puppet of Inferno with no memories. Drawn into a world of lies, deceit, and violence, Zwei must fight to survive, hopefully to one day regain his memories and escape from this world where he is constantly on the brink of death.

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Characters & Voice Actors

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Takagaki, Ayahi
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Devens, Cal
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Sawashiro, Miyuki
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McCunnen, Claudia
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Hisakawa, Aya
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Ito, Yoshiyuki
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Mashimo, Koichi
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Director, Storyboard
Kamo, Ayumi
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Director, Background Art
Tsuruoka, Yota
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Sound Director

More episodes Episodes(26/26)

Episode Title Aired
2 Training
Kunren (訓練)
Apr 10, 2009
3 Practice
Jissen (実践)
Apr 17, 2009
4 Assassination
Ansatsu (暗殺)
Apr 24, 2009
1 Awakening
Kakusei (覚醒)
Apr 3, 2009
5 Moment
Setsuna (刹那)
May 1, 2009

Opening Theme

#1: "Karma" by KOKIA (eps 1-19)
#2: "Senritsu no Kodomotachi (戦慄の子供たち)" by ALI PROJECT (20-26)

Ending Theme

#1: "Jigoku no Mon (地獄の門)" by ALI PROJECT (1-19)
#2: "Transparent" by KOKIA (20-26)

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Oct 31, 2015
Deception is what describes this anime for me, i was so hooked since the first ep. on ep. 13 or 14 i was thinking this was a 8 and before ep. 11 a 9 but in every ep. after 14 i felt that the quality of not only the story but everything was dropping and ended feeling frustration because of the direction this was taking, also it reminded me of Noir and what i found out was that Bee Train was behind both animes, that's why Ein is really similar to Kirika, the lack of bullet holes, big organizations behind things and ''winning'', and both read more
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Nov 23, 2015
Certainly an interesting story, and definitely has potential to keep people rolling, but I’d say for those who aren’t particularly close to art in every form (writing particularly), they’ll miss the phantom that the author had interlaced into every detail of the animation.

Story - 8. Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom. Such a wonderful name. Just saying the name was quite exciting. And the setting? Muy Bien. To stage a story of a “phantom,” what could be better than the very underground of which we know nothing of? The underground, a shadow of the working class, a ghost to those close, yet unaware. Yes, I believe read more
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Oct 25, 2015
Phantom is simply a mess. It's a mesh of fine ideas that ultimately is not executed well and ends up with a lot of wasted potential. Let's dive down deeper to see how Phantom ended up.

This review contains minor spoilers after the "Read More" mark.

Phantom consists of 3 main arcs, each separated by a recap episode, and each focusing on 3 different characters, Ein, Zwei and Drei, although with Zwei being an important character throughout. The story starts of with an interesting premise of an amnesiac man being manipulated by a shady organization.

However this thread is very quickly resolved when he learns of his read more
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Mar 20, 2015
My thirst for gun action animes had grown after watching Hellsing Ultimate and Black Lagoon, and somehow, this particular anime showed up in my recommendations quite frequently. So I gave it a try.

It started off with a Japanese young man where he founds himself in a room. Having completely no idea about his reasons for being there and his identity, he tried to explore where he was. It was only then he was "attacked" by a girl named Ein. It was then shown that he was experimented in an abandoned outlet in the States to test his abilities and skills. Next, he realized that his read more
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Anime: Darker than Black: Kuro no Keiyakusha
Darker than black, combined with a few "American hitman movies" like Bourne, Leon, Wanted... would get you Requiem for the Phantom,
as both main characters are assassins working for a crime Syndicate.
reportRecommended by aswani
Anime: Black Lagoon
The similarities between these two great series are evident. Average Japanese guy gets involved with a not exactly legal organization and sees his life changing completely. His initial innocence also fades more and more. Both anime are mature, dark, violent, with a rotten and outlaw feeling, and have great animation and music. Add guns, mafia, action, and you'll get some really good entertainment. 
reportRecommended by RenaPsychoKiller
Anime: Noir
similar girls with guns, hitman and secret association story 
reportRecommended by ZazzerREBIRTH
Anime: Gungrave
Ignoring the obvious criminal underworld and assassin lead links between the two, there's a parallel of sorts between Brandon & Harry and Reiji & Claudia's relationships. Where as both Brandon and Reiji do the dirty work required to push their 'bosses' further up the ladder, Harry and Claudia fight their battles in the criminal political arena; trying to get ahead of their rivals.

There are VERY few anime in existence that deal with assassins killing too many people to count and their involvement with criminal organizations. So, though the directions the two go in differ, if you liked one then it's definitely worth checking  read more 
reportRecommended by AironicallyHuman
Anime: Gunslinger Girl
Both deal with powerful organizations, using assassins, to do their dirty work. Dark psychological themes throughout. 
reportRecommended by Master10K
Anime: Death Note
These anime have overall a very similar feeling to me.
Firstly, both are serious, dark, mature, and psychological anime which deal with crimes, death, making plans and strategies, murders, secret identities. Both have secret organizations, mystery, police, guns, bishounen, some violence, and no comedy.
In both we see the male protagonist’s life and personality changing completely after a certain event.
Plus, some characters are incredibly similar (Raito=Zwei, Reiji Namikawa=Raymond McGuire, Shingo Midou=Shiga, Misa=young Cal).
Both have a good OST, and I’ve instantly found Death Note’s 2nd OP & Phantom’s 1st ED visually very similar (not to mention that Zwei’s sexy grin in the ending theme  read more 
reportRecommended by RenaPsychoKiller

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