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Freezing Vibration

Nov 16, 2015

Allright. It's been a while since I've done something like this so bear with me as I try to find my way again.I did quite a lot of them in the past on a different website which you can find here:

....They probably aren't very good though but please do stop by if you have the time and inclination. Originally the site was for writers, mostly original but also fanfiction.

Also I'm Dutch so there will be spelling errors. If you find them annoying give me a shout and I'll try to fix them.

Oh, I will try to keep spoilers to a minimum but there will be some. Usually the worse I rate an anime the more spoilers this will contain. You have been warned

So, you have probably already read what the animation is about in the discription given by Anime-Planet, which is the same as on the box. I will therefore try not go into the story that much unless I'm ranting about something (spoilers).

ART: I must admit that regardless of content the anime looks amazing. Action scenes are smooth and characters are easily identifiable. Try as I might I can find nothing wrong here.

SOUND: Like the art there is little to complain here. Special effects are good and the music didn't really bother or stood out to me. Voice acting was adequate but the actors didn't have much to do in terms of acting with characters going into combat at the drop of a hat.

CHARACTERS: Main character is Kazuya who decides to join West Genetics and become a limiter for a Pandora. A limiters job is to support the Pandora in her fight against the mysterious Nova. Kazuya is a fairly typical main character who is terribly naive, way to trusting and always comes up for his ideals.

Satellizer el-Bridget is also called the untouchable queen in that she pretty much destroys any who oppose her or touch her. The only exception is Kazuya and she eventually agrees to take him as her limiter

Of course no triangle is complete without a third member and enter Rana Lichen. Initially from Tibet she joins WG in order to learn more about her Pandora abilities and immediately falls for Kazuya upon arriving.

Luis el-Bridget is Satellizers' younger brother and although not much in the anime he deserves special mention here. Upon meeting him it is clear that this is one very sick fuck and that Satellizer is terrified of him. His arc in the anime almost made me rage quit. You have been warned.

STORY: Alright in the first season review I mentioned that Pandora are a rare and valuable commodity in the fight against Nova. In this arc scientists are doing something about this. They have found a way to turn girls who failed the Pandora test to become artificial Pandora through nanomachines and implants. A large number of natural Pandora are send over and help produce a line of artificial Pandora that are equal to the naturals.

Understood? Good, now here is where it (again) gets tricky. Natural born Pandora are still very rare and very few decide to become Pandora so finding a way to create artificial Pandora is actually pretty good. Unfortunately here is where is hits a bump.

This sort of research takes decades with many many testing phases before human trials become possible. Here they started with human trials and it is heavily implied that many girls died during the process. I do not care how powerful an organisation is running the facility the second they come out people will demand to see data.

Much can be thrown under the header of classified but reporters aren't stupid and neither is the medical community. One look at the data that is released and shit will hit the fan with everyone exposed as monsters for human experimenting. Public opinion will turn and you are in a huge pile of trouble.

That this doesn't happen here is an insult to the viewer but for the sake of the story I will overlook it for now and continue on.

As the series progresses and the dead start to pile on it becomes clear for the other E-Pandora that the enhancers aren't really working as they should. In an effort to boost the power of their current system they get injected with a new type of nano machine. While this greatly increases their power it also kills them slowly untill they turn into a Nova like being.

Yes, you read that correctly. The organisation tasked with fighting Nova is actually turning people into Nova in their effort to artificially create artificial Pandora. Considering the huge danger that Nova's represent and that a large number of actual Pandora die fighting them one fails to see the logic of this method.

Even more amazing is that the management expects the test subjects to take this lying down. I almost laughed my ass off when the one girl who questioned it was brusquely told that she had no choice as she had signed a document that led them do as they pleased. No legal document exists nor will it ever exist as this basically amounts to slavery which is highly frowned upon by everyone else in the world. The swift and correct answer would be to tell them to shove said piece of paper where the sun does not shine. Signature included.

Actual administration of the drug will probbaly go something like this:

scientist "So I'm going to give you a shot now that will temporarily boost your power before turning you into a Nova slowly and painfully, ok?"

Subject "Sure, give me the needle and I'll shove it up your ass myself, ok?"

It is therefore not really surprising that they rebel with intent on kicking major butt along the way.

The natural Pandora are neatly split in the middle with one group helping the E Pandora while another follows orders and try to stop them. Again because they signed a contract. I do not care what your contract says, if you are told to commit acts of crimes against humanity there is NO CONTRACT THAT LETS YOU GET AWAY WITH IT!

Take it from the Germans who tried this after WWII ended by stated that they were only following orders. They got tried and hung untill death for their share because there simply no excuse for this sort of crimes.

So as expected one of the E Pandora goes Nova, shit hits the fan, world is almost destroyed and many Pandora are killed before things are under control. Bad guys are arrested and I'm banging my head on the desk frustrated by the massive amounts of stupidity. The End.

I will recommend this for fans of the genre only. If you don't like this then stay far far away from it.

Please let there not be a season 3.

4/10 story
8/10 animation
7/10 sound
5/10 characters
5/10 overall

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