Zankyou no Terror

Terror in Resonance

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Terror in Tokyo, Terror of Resonance
Japanese: 残響のテロル
English: Terror in Resonance
German: Terror in Resonance
Spanish: Terror in Resonance
French: Terror in Resonance
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Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 11, 2014 to Sep 26, 2014
Premiered: Summer 2014
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:50 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: MAPPA
Source: Original
Genres: MysteryMystery, SuspenseSuspense
Theme: PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.101 (scored by 585303585,303 users)
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Ranked: #4642
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Popularity: #122
Members: 1,099,791
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Painted in red, the word "VON" is all that is left behind after a terrorist attack on a nuclear facility in Japan. The government is shattered by their inability to act, and the police are left frantically searching for ways to crack down the perpetrators. The public are clueless—until, six months later, a strange video makes its way onto the internet. In it, two teenage boys who identify themselves only as "Sphinx" directly challenge the police, threatening to cause destruction and mayhem across Tokyo. Unable to stop the mass panic quickly spreading through the city and desperate for any leads in their investigation, the police struggle to act effectively against these terrorists, with Detective Kenjirou Shibazaki caught in the middle of it all.

Zankyou no Terror tells the story of Nine and Twelve, the two boys behind the masked figures of Sphinx. They should not exist, yet they stand strong in a world of deception and secrets while they make the city fall around them, all in the hopes of burying their own tragic truth.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Episodes 1 and 2 were previewed at a screening in Los Angeles at Anime Expo on July 5, 2014. Regular broadcasting began on July 11, 2014.

In an interview with Otaku USA Magazine director Shinichirou Watanabe stated that the music of Icelandic band Sigur Rós gave him visual images that inspired the series and its soundtrack. He also states that the team went to Iceland to record the music.

Characters & Voice Actors


Kanuka, Mitsuaki


Satake, Uki


Aigasa, Keisuke


Tezuka, Hideaki


Takahashi, Daisuke


Ueda, Masuo
Kimura, Makoto
Ootsuka, Manabu
Fujiyama, Naokado
Assistant Producer


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Trigger" by Yuuki Ozaki (from Galileo Galilei)

Ending Theme

1: "Dare ka, Umi wo. (誰か、海を。)" by Aimer (eps 1 - 10)
2: "Von" by Arnor Dan (eps 11)

Sep 25, 2014
Mixed Feelings
Oh, Zankyou no Terror... How much did I praise you during the early few episodes, but how could I know that you will turn out how you did. Zankyou no Terror (Terror in Resonance or Terror in Tokyo in English) was one of my most anticipated titles of the season and I am sure I was not alone. The show also gained a bit of a hype because of the famous Shinichiro Watanabe (Samurai Champloo, Cowboy Bebop), who I am in all honesty no big fan of, but okay, let's get this review started. Just make sure that I will NOT be able to hide ...
Sep 27, 2014
I'll start this review by saying I started watching this show with no prior knowledge about the writers and the premise, so I had no idea what to expect. What I found was a mature and compelling story that kept me entertained throughout the season.

Even in such an amazing season, it managed to shine through as the anime that defined the summer of 2014. Even compared against such great shows as Gekkan shoujo, Tokyo Ghoul, RE:Hamatora and Aldnoah;Zero, Zankyou no Terror stood on top.

Story: 10/10

There are many stories that focus on anti-heroes and terrorism, yet none have come close to the level of maturity found ...
Jan 9, 2015
Zankyou No Terror is not a show about terrorism.

Before you roll your eyes and point your finger at the obvious “Terror” emblazoned in the title, I am serious on this one. While the topic is addressed at times, the crime thriller genre is merely a tool the show wields to sculpt out its socio-political commentary on Japan. If you are expecting a deep-seated exploration of the subject of terrorism, this show will not satisfy you. So please chuck those expectations into the trash and enjoy the show for what it is. Zankyou No Terror tells an engaging tale of generational conflicts, post-war nationalism, isolation ...

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