Freezing Vibration: Don’t Bother

A short time ago, I finished off Freezing VibrationMy other article noted that the anime’s Bali Arc was rather inferior to the manga’s presentation.  The only thing the anime did better was fanservice, quem flocci non facio. (“Which I don’t value at a hair.”)  They did do an excellent job making one feel for the E-Pandoras, Elizabeth, and Satellizer’s struggle to overcome her brother’s hold on her; yet, most of the other characters’ development was sacrificed.  Kazuya in particular was treated as an extra number.  Also, Chiffon’s supreme moment felt rather hollow compared to the pathos one felt while reading this scene in the manga.

They also did do a good job on Charles Bonaparte, but I don't particularly like this character--though she has shown a better side of herself in the latest chapters of the manga.

They also did do a good job on Charles Bonaparte, but I don’t particularly like this character–though she has shown a better side of herself in the latest chapters of the manga.

Of course, one of the main reasons to see an action manga animated is the fights, but these don’t hold a candle to those first season.  The fights in the first season gripped the viewer such that the fighters’ clothing being torn to shreds went unnoticed.  Somehow, they built up a degree of suspense in these fights which the second season was unable to duplicate.

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So, there you have it.  The sequel fell far inferior to the first season of Freezing.  If they do make a third season, I’ll wait for the season to be reviewed before jumping in.

But, here’s to you Chiffon Fairchild!  One of the noblest exists an anime character could wish for!

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