The story centers around Shion, a genius kid raised in an elite and privileged life at a city lazily entitled “No.6″ – alongside also focusing on Nezumi, a wanted homoerotic criminal.
No.6 is essentially described as an ideal place where technology flourishes, aiding the social structure behind people – a concept quite similar with the Fractale system in the appropriately titled anime “Fractale”. Plot-wise, No.6 is reminiscent of abstract American film Aeon Flux – minus tactical agents and femdom fetish creeps.
Based off the OP and ED sequences, the story will only focus around the two rather intimate characters of Nezumi and Shion. Upon a not-so-close inspection of the OP and ED sequences, they quite closely resemble Allen Walker and Kanda Yuu from D.Gray Man.
Episode one corresponds with the first half of Chapter 1 in the manga – alongside some expected scene changes and additions particularly in relation to character developments, possibly serving as an indicator that the series will not directly follow the manga or novel’s plot line. Something which if true, would be nearly sure to spell catastrophe – save for the very slim chance it actually somehow manages to pull of something epic and original.
The story thus far explains little – focusing around Shion’s elite nature, as well as No.6 and Nezumi’s convict status. Something some may find of interests, the Moondrop was not mentioned in the first part of the manga, nor it was the reason why Shion screamed. The explanation about the 6 facilities, including the city No.6, was never elaborated appropriately, however there is indeed an explanation about the Babylon Treaty.
Overall, the episode is of course aimed at a very peculiar piece of audience, those not apart of that piece will obviously not enjoy it, although those that are will certainly be looking forward to it.