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Freezing Vibration

May 4, 2015

This is more of the same of what season one was except now there are new more dangerous adversaries and a new competitor to the pandoras.  Honestly, it has even more needless violence, gore, bloodshed, frivolous panty shots and shots of undressed girls and girl parts, and sexual situations.  Though it was hinted at in season one, you actually see the monster brother in this season.  He is the single worst character in the series and the one most deserving of punishment if not death.  Though, I would love to see him ripped to shreds a few times over and over.  it is even more disturbing because now he is confronted but again, she doesn't seem to react to a abusive rapist the way almost every woman on Earth, is likely to react.  The entire story arc is so unrealistic.  It would be far more believable if she turned him in, or stabbed him when he tries to see her at night.  He is a character everyone will love to hate and watch get mauled to death in compensation for his disturbing sins.  I am puzzled too because both Bridget and the new victim of her sick brother's abuse are powerful pandoras and way more powerful than that sadistic twerp so why would they take that abuse from such a worthless and screwed up individual?  And worse, why don't his family give a crap about what kind of freak he is?  Maybe they are as sick and twisted as that mistake of nature is.  Such vomit inducing things make people want to tune out more than tune in.  Sure crap like that happens, and you can develop Stockholme syndrome, however this is a story and if such a thing were part of it, it should be made clear and included.  That would be the only reason why however she still talks to that creep at all as far as I can tell.  I wonder if that is something against the US.  Not withstanding that slight jab at the US, the whole thing done in Alaska is so far from what America is, that it would be more believable it would happen by the smurfs on the moon.  It might be possible some rogue nut case gets away with that on a small scale but that is not what happens in Alaska and it is pretty clear even early on if anyone has a modicrum of observational skill that something is wrong there.  

The idea of human experimentation or treating humans as objects, slaves, or tools is completely antiAmerican way and to see it so brazenly done there even in a story sort of reaks of fantasy quite over the top beyond realistic.  Then again, if the setting were an America taken over by some other force or some alternate history it might be somewhat more plausible.  It is pretty clear even early on, it is not the American way by how the girls are sent there and then treated even if you knew nothing else about it.  I know again we are expected a certain suspension of disbelief but there are somethings so far beyond belief, it sort of removes you from that fantasy alltogther and thus the reverse effect.  That is the case here.  Though things do turn out well eventually, sort of, the other erroneous thing is the Ms. Mangle doctor running things and even stranger what happens to her after all that.  Work with the devil much?  

Going back, one might wonder, how can only pandoras do any damage and nothing else?  It would sure help the story fill out a bit better and create a stronger foundation if that was clarified a tad bit more.  Just saying things that don't make sense with an established world or reality and expecting it to work in a story without nothing to support it is sure expecting alot from your audience.  I think it is a bit odder even that things humans do can create more of them.  It sure implies something about what and who they are yet that is not explored.  Then again, are we to believe based on the creatures that come from that world, that it only has females?  

While I might not expect all answered or riddles or mysteries initiated by the story in season one, I would certainly expect more answered resolved by season to so that the story can build upon itself with good footing.  By leaving the viewers hanging with so many strange questions, mysteries, and secrets unresolved will make most of us lost interest as if you were a mean dog owner who constantly teased animals but never gave the snack to the creature.  We eventually expect the snack.  I want more to nibble on and not more freaking mysteries to arise which occurs here.  Plus, perhaps more than season one, characters are introduced only to die off soon after like some kind of shooting gallery at a carnival.  I like characters who matter and stick around long enough to know more than just their appearance and name.  

Kazuya's family expands in season two but that only broadens the gap in keeping interest since it indroduces alot more questions than answers on top of all the others still hanging from season one and all the numerous ones added in season two.  It feels too much like the studio behind the series wants to keeps us in the dark about what we are watching.  And they want to constantly dangle prizes before our eyes but never let us be rewarded.  There is a giant dramatic battle and more tragedy.  Season two in fact is filled with almost nothing but one tragedy after another and a huge bloody and gory body count.  Ya know, if say Kazuaya had some secret or hidden op power or ability that might say balance all that violence out, that would be something and might save the show.  It lacks a certain balancing element and sense of reward for all the episodes watched over both seasons.  And one possible solution would be the still undiscovered yet strongly implied extra power abilities of Kazuya.  Others might be his other aunts and cousins who appear later.  I would rather have seen maybe a draw or a retreat here and there than the fight to the death crap every freaking time.  It lacks that variety.  They are one trick ponies.  

Gore, violence, blood, body count, panty shot, sexual situation, stripped girls, repeat.  That is pretty much what the show is.  There is a lack to creative story construction within the promising but unfulfilled idea of the story and its plot.  It is thin because it is not hashed out fully and it is muddied by complete frivolous and useless garbage that does nothing for the story.  Sure you can add some and all but when the story is soo clouded with so much then where is the story?  Doesn't it get left behind?

Again, if you are daring, it might be worth watching a few episodes and if really daring the season but I would not watch it a second time.  

1.5/10 story
2.5/10 animation
2/10 sound
1/10 characters
1.5/10 overall

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Epimondas Oct 21, 2016

Sadly, I too often see that kind of forgetfullness in otherwise good stories in the East and the West.  Some of the violent action oriented recent anime have too heavily lapsed on certain characters' actions or their pasts as well.  

Having said that however, there are occasional exceptions to that rule in stories where it actually not only works but works pretty well, such as (I think it was Hollow Point 1996), where Donald Sutherland played an assassin who was captured by good guys and ends up helping them take down the evil organization he had been working for.

ab130 Oct 12, 2016

i completely agree with you. Freezing vibration was sh*t. After what her brother done to her, HE DIDNT GET PUNISHED FOR IT WTF? They like completely forgot about what he did.