Zankyou no Terror Episode 4 Notes – Playing a Game Requires Others

(Note: Episodic notes are still mostly to be found on the Episodics Notes’ page, but up to a couple every week will have their write-up appear on the main page, when I think they warrant it. For those who don’t know, I take the notes as I watch the episode, and merely re-order them afterwards.)

So, where are we going? We’re heading towards a conflict. Nine wanted a rival, and he got one. They even gave him a face. It’s been made personal. Lisa left home, her ties are all being severed – “But for you who have been abandoned, love does not exist,” was it? But it doesn’t matter if you’re truly abandoned, or only consider yourself so. Perhaps it’s even sufficient if you’re the one who abandoned others.

Three sides. Order and chaos, and Lisa in the middle. Now it remains to be seen how this thriller will keep playing out.

Screenshot album. A few too many, also because I tried for subtitle-less for some shots, and they’re hard-subbed.

Thoughts and Notes:

1) Call-outs:

Zankyou no Terror / Terror of Resonance anime episode 4 notes - Mishima Lisa's loneliness

1) Every episode begins with Lisa. Last episode did not end with her, unlike the first and second episodes, but we still begin things with her. It’s her journey, leaving society, cutting her ties, that frames this. Continue reading