Zack is the only one who can kill me
- Episodes : 12
- Genre : Adventure, Horror, Psychological, Thriller
- Airing Date : July 2018 - September 2018
- Studios : J.C. Staff
Satsuriku no Tenshi Introduction
Waking up in a strange building, Rachel Gardner has no memories of where she is or how she got there. When Rachel begins to search the area, she runs into a scythe-wielding man named Zack. Zack attacks Rachel and chases her around in hopes of killing her. Rachel manages to escape Zack and make her way to the next floor of the building only to find herself in the clutches of another strange person. Zack makes his way up to the next floor and saves Rachel, saving her life. With Zack and Rachel now both being chased by an unknown group inside the building, they form an unlikely alliance in order to escape.
1. The Characters
With Satsuriku no Tenshi's small cast of the characters, each one is able to really shine. Each character has a creative design and a quirky personality that match the dark world they find themselves in. While some of the characters do have some cliche personality traits like Rachel and her kuudere attitude, the characters are all pushed to the extreme of the archetypes which makes for some very interesting scenes.
2. Nice Visuals
One of the animes biggest draws is the solid animation. The characters are all very expressive and their extreme personalities are on full display. With solid and smooth animation in the action-oriented scenes, and the use of some creative visual effects Satsuriku no Tenshi will not let you down with its visuals.
3. Sound and Setting
The setting of the anime is great and creates a dark and eerie atmosphere that matches the tone of the story perfectly. The building the anime takes place in has plenty of creepy rooms from the graveyard-like room to the eyeball filled Laboratory. Alongside the design, there is also some solid music that helps add to the atmosphere.
1. The Story
In the early episodes, the story is very formulaic and it can get old pretty quick. With the introduction of each floor master, we get the same setup with Zack being unintentionally helpful with his outburst and Rachel then using this to help solve their problem. These events are always bookended with the same banter between Rachel and Zack about killing Rachel. The later episodes do mix up the story a bit and the overall mystery of the series is interesting, but many of the episodes make you question if it is worth sitting through.
2. Kill me... please
After the events of the first episode, Rachel decides she no longer wants to live and begins asking Zack to end her life. With Rachel constantly asking to be killed, you are in store for plenty of scenes that are nothing more than Rachel begging to die. Rachel losing her will to live is a major plot point in the series, but that doesn't make her constant whining any less frustrating.
3. Character Development
Despite having some creative characters, the story never helps explain how or why they act the way they do. While you may expect this from some of the floor masters that don't have a chance to develop much due to their lack of screen time, even the main duo of Zack and Rachel suffer from this. Rachel is pretty much the same character from beginning to end with Rachel only receiving some character defining moments at the very beginning and very end of the story giving you very little time to enjoy what the whole story has been building up to with Rachel’s character.
Satsuriku no Tenshi appears to be a love letter to the people who played the game it is based on giving new viewers little to latch on to. The anime is quite impressive visually and has a style that really brings the whole series together. Unfortunately, the story has many shortcomings that could have used some more care to allow the viewers to really enjoy. What did you think of Satsuriku no Tenshi? Do you think it is worth watching? Let us know all of your thoughts on Satsuriku no Tenshi in the comments.