Quick snapshot~ Phantom 6 : Just as plannedJune 4, 2009
We start the episode at the Stone mainoffice…
Sir Stone is planning to annihilate Inferno since they killed his wife and son in the last episode. Inferno is aware of this however and plans an even bigger counter attack on them…
The mission for Inferno’s phantoms : Killing off the 12 people in one night, their identity unknown.
Well this was the nicest part of the episode, the mission goes on though further killing off the rest of the mafia minions and bosses to clean up the city. One gets killed while sitting in his car, another by a traffic setup while yet another gets sniped.
Why was this all done? Simply to benefit Inferno. They covered up all their tracks from the site and enjoy the play from behind the scenes. The city mafia gets liquidated and the Boss Stone-head isn’t getting away either…
Stone gets killed by his own righthand Antony, he was bribed by Inferno and was acting from the start.
Kyon’s thoughts about Phantom :
This series is going straight into the underground environment of life itself. The intresting thing about such series is that there is no clear line drawn between what’s good and what’s bad. Like in this and the previous episode again, we get to see Inferno, the organisation in which Ein and Zwei “work”, being the bad guys by disturbing peace in a part of the city where the Stone maffia gang is ruling. In they end however they turn out to be the good guys by bringing peace to the whole city and getting rid of all the other mafia gangs that were in the city, including the Stones. Keep in mind that Inferno wasn’t a good organzation from scratch willing to start a new world order by destroying all the others. It’s a simple paradox. Trying to be the good guy by killing off the others, turns you into a bad guy yourself. I’ve seen this before in series as Death Note so it isn’t a complete original plot to start with. However this series keeps getting more and more intresting as it moves through time, Zwei turning into the ultimate killing machine Inferno wants to create, losing his emotions and getting used to killing others. And then there’s Ein, who’s already used to killing, but being dragged into an emotional crisis as Zwei is graduatly improving and surpassing her. It goes against her normal thinking process since she shouldn’t feel any emotions at all, this is pointing out that she is an incomplete killing machine afterall.
I probably won’t be blogging any more of this series as I’ll be busy with other ones, but I might get myself to make a review about this whole series once it’s finished.