Ein, Zwei, Drei… why, oh, why did this happen? Well, in Shadon’s hands we once again ended up watching something less than appealing, an anime from his past named Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom. And by “less than appealing” we really mean “like a ten car train derailment”.
An adaptation of a Nitroplus visual novel of the same name, Phantom is a show that had all the necessary ingredients to be good: original material by Gen Urubuchi, Yousuke Kuroda at the helm, and a potentially compelling story about identity, the loss thereof and rediscovering one’s humanity. But alas, it was not to be.
With Vorgelia returning from a brief break and special guest Yellow Redfield bringing his knowledge of the visual novel to the table, can Warui Deshou survive another round of a terrible anime? Will Shadon ever pick a good show to watch? Will the name Scythe Master ever not cause uncontrollable laughter? Find out in Part One of Warui Deshou’s discussion of Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom!
Anime we talk about:
Berserk (2016), Orange, Re:Zero, Wolf Children
Video games/interactive experiences we talk about:
Earth Defense Force, Street Fighter V, DOOM, VA-11 HALL-A
With additional music and sound effects from: Freesound.org, Captain Scarlet, Archer, GITS SAC: Individual 11, Kuuchu Burankou, Cheers, VA-11 HALL-A, Darker Than Black, CSI and ????
00:00:05 – Every Day Is Nig£$*&+”£$”£# (Michael Kelly – VA-11 HALL-A OST)
00:00:22 – The Unyielding
00:00:28 – Drei… Zwei… Ein… (Sonne – Rammstein)
00:01:47 – Introduction & Catch Up
01:11:19 – YOU IDIOTS (Your Best Nightmare (Metal) – Undertale – RichardEB / Toby Fox)
01:12:00 – The Duchess
01:12:40 – The Fall of Warui Deshou – 1-ZANA-G1
01:13:22 – Non Spoiler Overview & The Ending
02:32:26 – Does it feel good, knowing you tried? (Divide – Jeff Williams ft Casey Lee Williams – RWBY Vol 3 OST)
02:33:51 – Hashashins
02:34:52 – The Fall of Warui Deshou – A Man Who Makes Poor Life Choices
02:35:31 – Spoiler Filled Discussion – Positives & Negatives
04:35:51 – The Fall of Warui Deshou – An Unbearable Encounter
04:37:27 – Better Luck Next Time (Michael Kelly – VA-11 HALL-A OST)