The Ongyu themselves are an enigmatic and mysterious group of characters we see in the show.
Mataichi - A small cloaked man wrapped in bandages who serves as the group’s leader, a lot of the time he will be the one to target the sinner with retributive justice and leaves an Ofuda on the body, ending the ritual with the phrase “To the next world, we commit thee”.
Ogin – A beautiful, large breasted, puppeteer with a dark past, often times being rather flirtatious with Momosuke.
Nagamimi - A large shapeshifter and bird caller with a sinister grin who is also extremely good at controlling animals.
So through all it’s somewhat weak writing in it’s character development to it’s often times really jarring animation production, Requiem from the Darkness is a difficult series to recommend.
This is a horror anime and it does not cover that up, this is a series heavily focused on upsetting imagery as well as nightmares enough to make you feel uncomfortable by the amount of bloodshed, graphic violence and sexual content put in, along with feeling a little beaten down by it’s Black and Grey Morality. It’s not a series for everyone, but with that being said there is something to get out of this. No matter how absurd the story no matter how uneven the series is structured. There’s quite a fair bit to like from this if you are willing to grit your teeth and plough on through it.