The 13 episode-series produced by Tatsunoko Productions and directed by Akiyuki Shinbo, premiered on the Japanese television network WOWOW on April 4, 2001 and ended on July 4, 2001. Two days after the last episode aired, North American anime licensor Geneon Entertainment USA had licensed the series and released it on 4 volumes on DVD and VHS. In 2004, Geneon had re-released the series under their Signature Series label.
It originally aired in the United States on TechTV as part of Anime Unleashed, and later aired on G4 after the TechTV merger.
01 “The Crest of the Devil”
“Akuma no Monshō Hen” (悪魔の紋章篇) April 4, 2001 June 25, 2003 One day, a horrible thing happened. A mother killed his son named Kyosuke Date. Is this the end for him? Or is it the start of a new adventure?
02 “The World is an Illusion”
“Utsushiyo wa Yume Hen” (うつし世は夢篇) April 11, 2001 June 26, 2003 Kyosuke asks his newfound friend Shiro why his mother killed him but he was not a big help. Meanwhile, Kirihara captures Maya so that they could run experiments on her. At the same time, Kyosuke dreams about Maya's struggles and sees an amusement park. He runs off and heads to the amusement park. Can Kyosuke save Maya? And what new enemies are awaiting his arrival in the amusement park?
03 “The Skull and the Maiden”
“Sharekōbe to Shōjo Hen” (髑髏と少女篇) April 18, 2001 June 27, 2003 A girl is being chased by unknown people. Meanwhile, Kyosuke heads to the church to look at his mother's diary. At the church his eyes starts to bleed and the girl shows up claiming that she is his sister. Is this girl really his sister? Or is it a trap set by the Kirihara corporation?
04 “The Slithering Darkness”
“Ugomeku Yami Hen” (蠢く闇篇) April 25, 2001 July 1, 2003 A boarding house in the middle of the forest is the home for another flicker named Sayaka Tachibana. Outside the boarding house Kyosuke, with Shiro, observes the boarding house. Later, the houses nurses says that she will help them. Is this nurse really going to help them? Or is she a minion of Dr. Narugami?
05 “Beyond the Human Realm”
“Jingai Makyō Hen” (人外魔境篇) May 5, 2001 July 2, 2003 Kyosuke decides to infiltrate Kirihara's base so that he could save a Flicker named Kasumi. Meanwhile, Shiro heads to the core of the base with the intentions of destroying the Flicker Searcher. Kasumi and Kyosuke were attacked and were separated. Kyosuke goes into a room where a doctor was waiting for him. He transforms into SoulCrusher. Can Kyosuke defeat this new foe? And is Shiro successful in destroying the Flicker Searcher?
06 “The Malevolent Stratosphere Castle”
“Seisōken Ma Jō Hen” (成層圏魔城篇) May 9, 2001 July 3, 2003 The battle against the SoulCrusher might be over but the danger for Kyosuke is still great. Now he is flying straight down to Earth and nothing can save him until he was teleported a floating fortress. There he meets a Flicker named Megumi who he starts to trust and actually like. Also in the ship is Zabo but he is in a state of suspended animation. Later, Megumi finally reveals her true form and expresses his anger towards Kyosuke. Can Kyosuke defeat her?
07 “The Last of a Woman”
“Nyonin Hate Hen” (女人果篇) May 16, 2001 July 4, 2003 On the riverside, Shiro, Komugi, and Kyosuke perform a riverside ritual were they put candles on boats in memory of dead love ones. But a mysterious woman appears that says that she is Kyosuke's birth mother. There she explains that Megumi is wrong about the things she said. Then a couple of Hospital mutants appear and Kyosuke was able to defeat them but Kyosuke got injured. He later wakes up with his mother and Richard Vincent is there for a visit.
08 “Mask of Hell”
“Jigoku no Kamen Hen” (地獄の仮面篇) May 23, 2001 July 8, 2003 Shiro reveals to Kyosuke that his sister, Yui, is the actual leader of the Kirahara group. Shiro says that her sister wants the Flickers so that she could find Runa. Also Shiro tells Kyosuke that he could have saved his mother but decided not to because only the mental trauma that he experience was the only thing that could awaken his own dormant superhuman mutant abilities and powers. Meanwhile, Nogumi is about to fight Yui's new monster she calls the SoulAnubis.
09 “Phantom of a Beautiful Dead Woman”
“Shibijin no Genei Hen” (死美人の幻影篇) May 30, 2001 July 9, 2003 Kyosuke arrives to help Nogumi and when he did the SoulAnubis sees his cross and returns back to his human form. Kyosuke recognizes the face and it was Maya. Then Yui explains that she combined flickers to create this new beast including Shiro's girlfriend Suki. Meanwhile, Richard Vincent spots Nogumi and starts to heal her.
10 “Sacrifice for Nothingness”
“Kyomu e no Sonaemono Hen” (虚無への供物篇) June 13, 2001 July 10, 2003 Runa's signal has been lost and a strange underwater entity has told Yui to cut off their ties with the aliens. Meanwhile, Kyosuke decides to fight his father, Vincent, but Komugi tries to talk him out of it. Will Kyosuke really fight his own father?
11 “Demon on a Deserted Island”
“Kotō no Oni Hen” (孤島の鬼篇) June 20, 2001 July 11, 2003
12 “Madonna in Black”
“Kokui no Seibo Hen” (黒衣の聖母篇) June 27, 2001 July 15, 2003 On the moon, Runa appears as a five-year-old child in front of her twin brother and the doctor. After absorbing all of the flickers back into her body, Runa takes on her true form. The doctor intends to kill Runa once and for all by using the mysterious Aplicon Buster that helped give birth to Kyosuke and Runa to begin with. Runa, however, spreads the Aplicon Buster into the atmosphere towards Earth, much to Kyosuke's shock. The doctor is destroyed by Kyosuke taking the soul and spirit of his adoptive mother, Miho, as the two were connected by sharing the same spirit and soul.
13 “The Last Inferno”
“Shōjo Jigokuhen” (少女地獄変) July 4, 2001 July 16, 2003 Kyosuke and Runa are still trapped in a virtual world of Runa's own creation of their home, being with their parents and living their lives. Kyosuke breaks out of the virtual reality, much to Runa's anger, and intends to battle her. Runa gives her twin brother a last warning-join her or be destroyed along with the humans! Kyosuke refuses his sister's offer. The two fraternal alien twins take on their mutant forms and do battle in a church-like place.