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Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom

Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 3, 2009 to Sep 25, 2009
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
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Score: 8.241 (scored by 48338 users)
Ranked: #2582
Popularity: #240
Members: 104,783
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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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

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Adaptation: Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom
Alternative version: Phantom: The Animation
Spin-off: Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom Picture Drama

Characters & Voice Actors

Irino, Miyu
Irino, Miyu
Pittman, Newton
Pittman, Newton
Takagaki, Ayahi
Takagaki, Ayahi
Seidel, Lindsay
Seidel, Lindsay
Devens, Cal
Devens, Cal
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Sawashiro, Miyuki
Karbowski, Brittney
Karbowski, Brittney
Miyake, Kenta
Miyake, Kenta
Massey, Bryan
Massey, Bryan


Ito, Yoshiyuki
Kamo, Ayumi
Director, Background Art
Mashimo, Koichi
Director, Storyboard
Tsuruoka, Yota
Sound Director

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Feb 21, 2015
It's a fairly common trend in just about most action mediums, whether it be anime or not, to focus more on the action than the story. Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom is part of that minority which focuses more on the story, and I have to say that it does a really good job of doing so without taking away from what makes an action medium well... an action medium.

Story: 8/10

The story follows the twisted and tragic life of Zwei, a teenage boy who has no recollection of his past, and is forced to become an assassin under the guidance of Ein, also known as read more
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May 13, 2014
Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom is a prime example of a show that is too overrated by fans, who easily overlook some gaping plot holes, and downgraded into oblivion by haters, who cannot see anything but those plot holes. I think this show sits somewhere in between: it is a fine show to watch, nothing exeptionally great, but not bad either. If you're trying to decide on watching this, let this be your decision after 1/2 episodes: do you like the character relationship of Ein and Zwei? Go on. If you do not, don't bother with the show. I will try to provide my arguments read more
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Sep 25, 2013
Phantom explores a scenario of teenage Zwei brainwashed, wiped of his memories and forced into becoming an assassin for the crime syndicate known as Inferno. The series starts off exploring the "what if" scenario of a teen being conditioned into an emotionless tool with the harsh training that he is subjected to by another brainwashed teen assassin named Ein. As the series progresses and Zwei becomes immersed in the criminal underworld of Inferno, he finds himself dealing with deception, rival crime syndicates, morality and coming to learn of his lost past. There is a good amount of focus on Zwei's character in his situation as read more
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Sep 10, 2013
At the time of writing, I've just finished this. At first I was in doubt if I should watch this or not, because of a rather vague description.

I completed this series in two days, the fastest I've ever finished an anime! For anyone deciding whether or not to watch this, that should tell you everything you need to know.

Here's the good versus the bad in my opinion:


- Doesn't lay all the cards on the table right away. Starts off mysteriously.
- Some of the best sound effects for guns I've ever heard in an anime.
- Dynamic, meaningful characters. Especially the main characters show good read more
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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.
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.
similar girls with guns, hitman and secret association story
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 out the other.
Both deal with powerful organizations, using assassins, to do their dirty work. Dark psychological themes throughout.
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 reminded me of Raito in Kira mode).
Last but not least, both have amazing character design and animation, but uber disappointing endings.

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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