Funimation to Stream Terror in Resonance Anime by Cowboy Bebop's Watanabe

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Anime Expo to host world premiere of anime with Yoko Kanno music

North American anime distributor Funimation announced on Tuesday that it acquired the rights to stream Terror in Resonance (Zankyō no Terror), the upcoming summer anime from director Shinichiro Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop, Kids on the Slope) and the anime studio MAPPA. Anime Expo will host the world premiere of the anime in Los Angeles on July 5 at 1:30 p.m. The anime will also premiere that same weekend at Japan Expo in Paris.

Funimation describes the "suspense-filled intellectual thriller":

In an alternate version of the present, Tokyo has been decimated by a shocking terrorist attack, and the only hint to the identity of the culprit is a bizarre video uploaded to the internet. The police, baffled by this cryptic clue, are powerless to stop the paranoia spreading across the population.

While the world searches for a criminal mastermind to blame for this tragedy, two mysterious children – children who shouldn't even exist – masterfully carry out their heinous plan. Cursed to walk through this world with the names Nine and Twelve, the two combine to form “Sphinx,” a clandestine entity determine to wake the people from their slumber – and pull the trigger on this world.

Yoko Kanno (Macross Plus, Cowboy Bebop, Kids on the Slope) is composing the music, and Kazuto Nakazawa (Samurai Champloo) is designing the characters. In Japan, the anime will premiere on Noitamina block this July.

The main characters are:

Nine is a calm young man with a bright mind who attends high school with Twelve. However, his true motive is wrapped in mystery.

Risa Mishima
Risa Mishima attends the high school Nine and Twelve transfer into. She is bullied in her class, and had problems at home as well. By meeting Twelve, her fate changes into something unbelievable.

Twelve is a young man who with a childlike innocence. He treats Nine like a big brother, and goes to the same high school with him. He also works alongside him.

Images © Zankyō no Terror Production Committee

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