Isn't It Electrifying?

[HorribleSubs] Zankyou no Terror - 08 [720p].mkv_snapshot_14.59_[2014.09.07_15.15.16]

Shades of Japan’s political history color the entirety of Terror in Resonance, but no place so markedly as its eighth episode. It begins wordlessly in the brief musical prologue, where we see Nine wearing a blue shirt with the year “1960” embroidered above its breast pocket, which itself bears a red-white-and-blue insignia. It’s a seemingly incidental detail, but fashion choices are important in this show, and this outfit heralds a later observation by Shibazaki. Over a drink, Hamura expresses incredulity at one of the their interview subjects treating Sphinx like a pair of heroes, when to him they’re just criminals. Shibazaki’s response is telling:

A long time ago, when I was young, there were teenagers who threw rocks at the riot police and fought against the government. Even though Sphinx are called terrorists now, in a different time…they might’ve been called something else. That’s what I think…

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