Apr 18, 2014

Posted by in Spring Anime 2014

Break Blade

I wonder why sub groups don’t seem all that interested in Break Blade the series… They’re pretty good, aren’t they? I’ve seen all the movies and thought they were rather good. It’s too bad that this seems to be some kind of a reboot? I’ve pretty much already seen this? I’m not very impressed so far…

Break BladeThe artwork is good. I expect nothing less from Break Blade. The characters look good, the mechs are awesome and the details get two thumbs up. It’s definitely a nice watch.

I always kind of disliked the name “Break Blade”. They should’ve just named it “Broken Blade”, which is what they call Rygart’s mech. It’s too bad that there’s no unique story here. It’s all basically from the movies from what I’ve seen so far.

Break Blade fans will enjoy this, probably. I might not be as big a fan as they are, because I found it rather disappointing that there’s no original story. Haven’t seen any of the Break Blade movies yet? Go and try this out.

Plot Summary: In the continent of Cruzon, an impending war between the Kingdom of Krisna and the nation of Athens is brimming. The people of this land are able to use quartz for whatever purpose they desire. Yet one person, Rygart Arrow, is not. He is an “un-sorcerer,” a person unable to use quartz. But this characteristic will enable him to pilot an ancient Golem, one strong enough to put up a fight against the invading army of Athens.

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Dec 26, 2013

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Freezing Vibration episode 12

This ending seems familiar. Oh, that’s right, it’s the same as the first season’s ending. It basically doesn’t end anything, does it? That just means that there’s probably going to be a third freezing season. I just hope it won’t be as mediocre as this one.

[Hiryuu] Freezing Vibration 12 [AT-X Hi10P 1280x720 H264] [15BC984D].mkv_snapshot_02.42_[2013.12.25_23.45.42]So Chiffon has been bumped from a supporting character to a main character during these past few episodes… Good for her! Was she one of the ‘good guys’ in the end? I’m not sure. The ending was really vague. All of a sudden she displayed abilities similar to the E-Pandoras, making me think that she, too, was a lab rat that those scientists experimented on. It would certainly explain why she would protect the facility and the researchers by fighting off her (former) friends. I can’t say anything with utmost certainty though, it was just too damn vague.

[Hiryuu] Freezing Vibration 12 [AT-X Hi10P 1280x720 H264] [15BC984D].mkv_snapshot_14.38_[2013.12.25_23.46.12]In the end Chiffon ended up sacrificing her life in order to fix the mistakes those scientists made before it destroyed the world as they knew it. What about that old dude? What about Maria? They showed us glimpses and nothing more. I dare say that this was a waste of time to watch and write about. Oh, and… Oh, to hell with it. I’m done reviewing Freezing Vibration.

It has been a very, very disappointing season. It just didn’t measure up from the very beginning. The finale was rushed, most of the important questions did not get answered, lots of depowered characters and the worst character on the show, Luis, was forgiven for his evil deeds like it never even happened. What a disappointing season… Please fire (and sue) the director!

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Dec 19, 2013

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Freezing Vibration episode 11

Ah, I see where they’re going with this now. Good, at least the season might actually have a decent ending. It’s all been one strange ride and watching it has left me a bit unsure. Was season one better? Yes, I think so. There are still a lot of questions that need to be answered before this ends.

[Hiryuu] Freezing Vibration 11 [AT-X Hi10P 1280x720 H264] [A0476AD3].mkv_snapshot_05.16_[2013.12.18_23.17.27]So that poor girl finally transformed into an actual Nova. Man has been working so hard on creating an inexhaustible supply of soldiers that would help mankind fight against the Nova threat. It’s an old story about man trying to take on the role of god and do whatever it is that they think is necessary. Cloning people and creating artificial Pandora was something that they thought was necessary. In the end they gave birth to a man-made Nova that might very well be more powerful than anything they’ve ever faced up until now. Are a couple of people going to die? I hope so. Examples need to be made in order for mankind to learn.

[Hiryuu] Freezing Vibration 11 [AT-X Hi10P 1280x720 H264] [A0476AD3].mkv_snapshot_20.18_[2013.12.18_23.18.07]I’m actually hoping that that scientist died. She tried to play god and failed miserably. Instead she gave birth to the devil that might very well end up destroying the world as they know it. At least it thought me a few things about Kazuya and his grandfather, that old man that’s pulling quite a lot of strings from behind the curtains.

That old man is Kazuya’s grandfather and he has a connection with that (legendary) Pandora. Does that make her Kazuya’s grandmother or something? I’m not very familiar with that part of the story. It would be quite big if she were his grandmother. It could explain why Kazuya has that body and those abilities that others simply don’t.

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Dec 12, 2013

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Freezing Vibration episode 10

Not a very bad episode. I definitely enjoyed myself this time. There were times that I wanted to punch my first through a wall, but that goes with the territory. I fear that the ending is going to be very, very bad. Two episodes just aren’t enough to answer all the questions. I think a third season is necessary.

[Hiryuu] Freezing Vibration 10 [AT-X Hi10P 1280x720 H264] [2B47E6BB].mkv_snapshot_03.21_[2013.12.11_23.33.57]I think Elizabeth impressed me the most this week. That young lady from the Mably family always talked quite big. She struck me as a rich, spoiled young lady with too much power. I hereby retract that opinion and say that she is by far the most impressive Pandora out there. She trusted her limiter completely and was willing to let him pay the ultimate price, which is not an easy to do in her case, in order to help defeat her enemy, a naïve Pandora that fought to obey the commands of that mad scientist. I was rooting for her from beginning to end. I just hope that guy survives and recovers. I kind of liked him.

[Hiryuu] Freezing Vibration 10 [AT-X Hi10P 1280x720 H264] [2B47E6BB].mkv_snapshot_17.53_[2013.12.11_23.34.44]The fight that least impressed me and only made me want to throw my monitor through the window was the one with Chiffon. I don’t know if she was just acting or if she was completely serious, but the honour of her family’s name appears to be enough for her to kill her friends. She has either has very little idea of what is going on or she knows most of it and supports it completely.

The next episode should tell us more about Chiffon’s allegiance, the doctor’s plans for the E-Pandora and hopefully a bit about the survival of Elizabeth’s limiter. It’s going to be a very busy episode with a lot of action, hopefully. Either way, Chiffon needs to be taught a lesson. She is too cocky because she’s currently the strongest Pandora there.

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Dec 5, 2013

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Freezing Vibration episode 09

I’ll be keeping this post short because I have very little I want to say about this week’s Freezing Vibration episode and I don’t want to lower the already shockingly bad quality of my posts by ranting on about something that doesn’t even matter.

[Zero-Raws] Freezing Vibration - 09 (MX 1280x720 x264 AAC).mp4_snapshot_17.06_[2013.12.04_23.15.24]Well then, shall we start by pointing out that everything’s still so damn predictable? Almost all the Pandoras found out about the experiments and some of them agreed to help the E-Pandoras in their attempt to escape the facility. It was no surprise to see Satellizer and a grossly depowered Kazuya on the frontlines.

The predictability, unlike my interesting in this show, keeps growing and one can almost see the ending. They are probably going to wait another episode or two before revealing yet a few more little secrets that involve either that professor and/or that Pandora, who’s probably related to Kazuya somehow. Choosing this over Noukome or Gingitsune may have been a mistake after all.

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