A rampage in the subway was a nice way to start this movie. I've seen the series so I know the characters and basic story from before which makes it a little easier to watch this movie. Although the movie itself is quite different from the naive setting and the seeming innocence of the main character of the series. The car chases and lots of action scenes make your adrenaline skyrocket without a problem.
Mana and Saya relationship was interesting to watch. Saya's hate for Fumito was just fascinating. When things got intense at school Saya handled them rather easily. Guess it's no wonder since the best way to fight monsters is to send an even scarier monster to kill them. Looking at it like that, Saya really is the scariest one considering that all the other monsters at least look like monsters (except if they're human). Seems like her weaknesses are killing humans and saving humans, both are tricking in their own way.
Going against Fumito on her own was especially nice to watch. So many enemies, so much to do, so little time. I was surprised with the betrayal part but also was sort of expecting something like that. There is always at least one individual that switches sides in almost every movie. I guess it makes things more interesting and adds an additional twist to the plot.
Great movie. If you've seen the series it will give you another side of Saya and if you haven't you can fully enjoy the plot because it's independent from the series. Either way, don't miss this one!
Genres: action, horrors, supernatural
Tokyo has enacted the Youth Protection Ordinance, minors are forbidden to be out at night, and the internet is policed however, Sirrut, an underground rebel organization, has declared war on Fumito Nanahara. Sirrut uses the internet to try and find information in cyberspace, and they discover something more gruesome, TOWER, a mysterious organization behind Fumito that is rumored to be conducting experiments involving human beings, and alluding to people being...eaten.
Director: Naoyoshi Shiotani
Theme song: Nana Mizuki
Animation Production: Production I.G
Music Production: Aniplex
Running Time: 106 minutes
Release Date: June 2, 2012