Saber Marionette J to X Program Three takes the story back to where it should be: away from the filler episodes of the previous volumes and into a cohesive story. Elements displayed ing the series opening become clearer, and a new tale of intrigure begins. The threat to Terra II's security is revealed, and SMJ veterans can expect to see homages to previous events and cameos by some minor, older, characters. The tone of the series does a 180, turning away from the earlier happy/bouncy feel with a series of genuinely surprising plot twists and some shocking violence. This volume charts the course for episodes to come. This volume redeems SMJtoX from some of its blander early moments, and restores one's faith in the series. Reccomended to any fan of the original. The adventure continues!