Chimera: Angel of Death
Credits: Anime 18
Cover Description: A Turn of the Century Tale of Evil and
Her name is Rei. Her code name: Chimera. The dark wasteland of the
underworld is her home. People call her many things, but she is always
known as an angel of death. Where Rei treads, she leaves nothing but
death and grief. An expert marksman, a silent assassin, and more woman
then meets the eye, but her dark secret will soon be exposed.
Is this her fate for all eternity? Trapped in her own private hell
of death and destruction. Where did she come from? How much longer can
she continue to kill, searching for the key that will free her from
her mysterious past, and her unknown future. With stunning animation
and plot twists that will keep your head turning, Chimera is certain
to be an instant hit!
The best of both worlds...
Chimera has a distinct Crying
Freeman feel to it. I really still can't explain why I
felt this way when I was watching it. Perhaps it was the action
sequences, or maybe the unusual circumstances. It could also
be the excitement of forbidden love, or the sense of eternal
loneliness. Even so, Chimera has its own brand of unique flavor.
Stunning is indeed an apt word to use when illustrating this
title's excellent attributes. The cover synopsis writer wasn't
kidding when it said the plot twists will keep your head turning.
They certainly caught me off-guard. Combined with superior
artwork and animation, Chimera is definitely have a classic
you should have in your hands.
Rei's story basically has two arcs. The first is when she
plots her revenge on the one person that destroyed her family
and her life. The second is when she sets out on a new mission.
This time, she deals with a man that seeks revenge against
her. Both arcs dig deep into the Chimera's past and what the
future holds for her. Very intriguing, if I do say so myself.
A word of caution to some people: If you can't stand to watch
yuri or yaoi elements, this is not the anime for you. This is
not for the faint of heart (and loving mothers) either.
|Art/Animation: 8 Story/Plot:
10 Characters: 10 Sounds: 8 Ecchi Level: 6
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