Andy is an ESPer who has never fit in with others of his kind. Desperate for a place to belong, he joins an organization that is dead set on controlling other ESPers, specifically the ESPer “terrorist” group called P.A.N.D.R.A. But when he manages to join this eccentric group in question, he soon finds out that it wasn’t exactly as he had been told. Not by a long shot.
This is a pretty violent one. Gun shot wounds, being cut and even being exploded by ESP attacks all happen in this show. And, yes, there is blood. This section alone got this show bunked up to a YA rating.
All the usual bells and whistles for a YA show, d-mns, b-words and such. Nothing happening every other word, but it does happen.
Surprisingly, not much goes in this section. A few girls have a large… chest, but other than that, nothing really goes on. Oh and a few characters joke that Kyosuke has a lolita fetish. But nothing ever happens, it’s just a joke.
Some of the ESP abilities cause hallucinations and others seem to see into the future somewhat. Nothing religious comes up about it. It’s just accepted as a part of the world and not really discussed in depth.
This series was actually pretty interesting. Kyosuke is a complex character and they sting out his motives along most of the show, keeping it interesting and not just a fighting show with superpowers. The political aspects are especially well done.
As for the details of the show, the music is decent and the animation, although a bit strange at times, is good as well.
Although this show doesn’t do anything too far from form, it does keep a few of the more common cliched characters out of the show. The main character, Andy, doesn’t fall into a clichéd ending and the future of the characters is still largely a mystery. In fact, the biggest mystery of the show never gets explained as it is still a far off projection of the future. Although it can be a bit frustrating for some not to have every little thing wrapped up, the series does leave off in a pretty realistic (for anime, anyway) fashion.
So if you like action and a bit of political intrigue, you might like giving this show a try. Just be warned that this isn’t a violence free zone.
Personal Rating: Young adult
Official rating: TV14
Genre(s): Action, science fiction, fantasy
Legal streaming: Crunchyroll