Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~ (old)

June 24th, 2009

phantomreq00We just started watching this new anime called Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~. It’s a Mafia-esque story full of the typical obvious killing/assassinations.


It’s kind of a sad story in a way with how they’re treated as tools, but it’s still good. I really like the opening song. It has that same enchanting feel as is seen in Noir, Madlax, El Cazador de la Bruja, and .hack//SIGN (and the rest of the series). If you liked the above listed animes, then you’ll like this one I think. Ahhhh… they’re all created by Bee Train; no wonder. This version of “Phantom” actually appears to be a remake of an OVA titled “Phantom – the Animation.” Interesting.

The opening song is not obtainable on YouTube for copyright reasons so I can’t embed it into my blog post, but I managed to find it on GameTrailers. Here’s the link:

http://www.gametrailers.com/user-movie/phantom-requiem-for-the-phantom/316373

phantomreq01A fansub group named Nekomimi is fansubbing this show if you care to download and watch it. :) I don’t believe there’s a stream for this yet, but FUNimation has the rights to it and will probably add it someday, maybe?

EDIT: Found the Funimation stream for this anime. It’s only up to episode 9/12, though: http://www4.funimation.com/video/?page=video&v=1939

Preview for the show:

Here’s the beautiful opening song titled “KARMA” by Kokia, but not the video. It’s such a beautiful song…