Freezing: Vibration

May 16, 2014

Although in my last blog I did mention the possibility of a sequel but I wasn’t really hoping for it. So when Freezing: Vibration came out, I thought the only reason why people would watch this is because of tits. Yup. Boobs. Isn’t that what the show was mainly about? Isn’t that how we remembered the first season? Me? I’m back again because I haven’t heard Mamiko Noto’s voice in a long time so before I start getting withdrawal symptoms, this one would do since she voices the main character here. What? Don’t believe me? Sure, the story was supposed to be about teenage girls pairing up with younger boys to fight insanely powerful creatures that terrorize the planet. However for pretty much of the first season, all you get are in-fighting among the b*tches, b*tch fights, b*tch slaps, b*tch curses and lots of b*tches trying to maintain the order of their school instead of putting their priority to save mankind. Serious. That’s why I don’t blame you and for those who have watched the season to remember this anime as some tits showing series. Serious. And the first season was only aired in 2011. Wow. That’s a pretty long time, eh?

Talking about tits and boobs means this show has got to be uncensored, right? For those who remembered watching the first season, there was this atrocious choice of watching your favourite tits in the old display resolution of 4:3 but for those opting the widescreen version, it would be totally censored. Don’t worry, folks. This season you don’t have to worry about the resolutions anymore. They’re all widescreens. However there is still the censored and uncensored version. The source that I watched was the uncensored one and if you ask me, there is nothing much to shout about. Is it because I’m used to it or come to expect what this show is good for? Sure, you still get to see the girls naked from the top but it’s not like they’re going to spam you in every frame of it (okay, maybe every a couple of minutes or so). I wonder if more extra scenes will be added if you buy the BDs. That would perhaps be a different story but then again, how much would it differ to get your 2 cents more worth of tits? Besides, doesn’t the second title sound suspiciously perverted? If you have a perverted mind…

Episode 1: Pandora Returns
Kazuya, Satellizer and Rana are on a plane flying through the Alaskan blizzard. So cold that Rana wants Kazuya to touch that warm part of hers… Why is Satellizer letting her monopolizing him? Anyway, suddenly a Nova Type-S is spotted and they are ordered to take it out and prevent it from reaching and destroying a nearby petroleum base. The trio drop into action and they have several plane reinforcements that fire all kinds of missiles at the Nova but as usual, nothing works. The trio manage to destroy the Nova but feel something amiss. It’s too easy. True enough, the Nova re-emerges and almost kills Satellizer (cue for her clothes to get ripped). Thankfully she is saved by Pandora reinforcements in the name of Elizabeth and Chiffon and their Limiters. At the end, they realize this Nova is a dummy. Someone faked a distress signal to call them into action just to test them. While on a ship to the E-Pandora lab, Rana tries to hog Kazuya for herself, causing Satellizer to get jealous and clumsy. Maybe this is where the real battle is. As narrated, this E-Pandora programme is to find girls who failed the aptitude test and were incompatible as a Pandora, another chance to become one. This is done by implanting artificially created Stigmata. This experiment was recently approved due to the shortage of Pandoras but whether it will be a success or not remains to be seen. Because as we know, many Pandoras lose their lives when they fight against Novas. However some like Dr Gengo opposed to it because of ethical and moral grounds. Inside the lab, the girls meet several top Pandoras from all over the world who happen to be acquaintance of Chiffon. They are American Roxanne Elipton, French Charles Bonaparte, German Julia Munberk and even an old face, Cathy. British Holly Rose seems to be missing. How come I smell almost Infinite Stratos harem setting… The head of E-Pandora project, Scarlet Ohara (sorry, not related to the one from Gone With The Wind) announces this project is to artificially produce Stigmata compatible subjects and thus require their original Pandora’s data. This will lessen the need to rely on extremely rare people who are naturally compatible as a Pandora. Roxanne thinks there are human experiments in this project, the reason Gengo opposed it. Then several girls from the E-Pandora project pop up. Stand off?

Episode 2: Evolution Pandora
Thankfully no untoward incident happen. But there might be one happening now because Rana is upset Kazuya and Satellizer are put in the same room while she herself is alone. Now it’s Satellizer’s turn to rub it back at her. Care to switch rooms? Hell, no! There is an exhibition match between original Pandoras against Evolution Pandoras. Rattle and Gina Papleton go up against Anna Parker and Jung Ara respectively but are noticeably weaker and easily defeated. Amelia Evans will take on Elizabeth and the former seems cocky she is not like the other duo. Well, Elizabeth too may sound cocky as she wants to know how much power to hold back. And though Amelia may be slightly different than her modified counterparts (she can summon a weapon), she is still no match for Elizabeth who beats her up not because she is a cocky b*tch but rather she feels it is her duty to provide accurate data as close as possible. Elizabeth wants to match to be called off since Amelia is injured but the latter wants to continue. Even Ohara gives the green light till somebody is incapacitated. Elizabeth knocks her out with a few quick and powerful strikes. Amazingly, Amelia gets back up on her feet. Then Ohara calls off the match because Amelia fainted while standing up. It makes the rest wonder about her will and drive. Why did she go this far? Is it her pride as an Evolution Pandora? In the locker room, Gina is obviously upset because it makes them feel the originals are like spoilt girls who know nothing about suffering and making a mockery of all the efforts they put in. But Amelia is calm and mature. The reason they entered this experiment was to escape their individual hardship. Coming here brought those with the same pain together. They made irreplaceable friends. They should gracefully admit their defeat this time and work hard for the next. During dinner, Elizabeth sits next to Amelia and co. Despite explaining she comes from a family that produces luxury goods, she was humble to say that her victory against Amelia was because she was born with compatible Stigmata and had been a Pandora longer than her. Family line has nothing to do with it. She also tells them the harsh realities of the world. It is unfair but being weak doesn’t mean you are always defeated. Besides, they’re gathered here to make them stronger using their data. With Rana supporting that call, everyone cheers and become good friends. But this happiness may not last because Ohara dreads telling what is to happen next. Because she has been given the ‘approval’ by project director, Marks Spencer to use a dangerous Mark IV drug. He doesn’t care how many Evolution Pandoras die because new ones are always easy to get.

Episode 3: Mark IV
Ohara reveals Mark IV to the Pandoras and its use of raising the Evolutions on par with the originals. It will be done via injecting nanomachines into their body. Some wonder if their body can endure all that. Later Amelia sees Ohara and is concerned about Mark IV. Because Mark III was a failure and Amelia herself nearly died. Ohara assures it is an upgraded version but since she is still suspicious, she scolds her like a mother scolding a child. She should just obey. Even when she is told to die, she has no right to refuse! However she won’t let her die that easily. That was enough to bring some smiles to Amelia’s face. After Rana and Satellizer are done with one of their silly ‘competitions’, Rana accidentally bumps into Rattle, causing her to drop her ice cream. Rattle quickly picks it back up and tries to eat it. Gina thinks Rana was laughing at her and insulting them. Satellizer quickly takes Rana away before the girls get rough. Satellizer overheard Amelia’s pep talk to them the other day. Rattle joined this programme just to escape hunger. Satellizer puts it bluntly to Gina, at the rate they are now, they cannot defeat them. Gina is so upset about it that she volunteers herself to be a test subject for Mark IV. Amelia opposes but Gina wants to be strong for them this time. She reminds Amelia that her little brother is waiting outside. Gina then tells Satellizer about her volunteer because she saw the Pandora data they are going to use belongs to Satellizer. After administering Mark IV into her, the mock battle between Gina and Satellizer begins. Now she can deploy her own Volt Weapon and do high level techniques like Acceleration. This fight is broadcasted to the public and their views on this are positive. All part of Spencer’s plan. He wants to do the same for the next few matches. Of course what they didn’t tell the public, the after effects of it is slowly eating away Gina’s body tissues. But Spencer wants her to remain alive even if it means becoming a living dead. Ohara even knows that Gina is slowly changing into Nova and this experiment had no chance of success in the first place. And then it happened. Gina’s vital signs go berserk and she breaks out from the lab. Spencer panics and orders her to be contained for fear this might leak out to the public. In his desperate attempt, he orders the Pandoras to take care of it. He doesn’t care how many, just get it done!

Episode 4: Mate
Satellizer is supposed to be on standby but rushes to the scene anyway. She has a bad feeling about this. During her fight with Gina, the match was prematurely stopped because Ohara explains it has reached its objective that Mark IV can improve their speed and strength. This was some sort of ‘victory’ to the Evolutions. And suddenly Gina doesn’t hate the world anymore. It’s like she understands what it’s like to be a Pandora (because it’s Satellizer’s data, right?). She’s glad to be part of this project. Oh, really? And look what fine mess she has gotten into? Elizabeth fights Gina and is no match. She could have been killed if Amelia didn’t block that strike. In her fading consciousness, Gina ekes out that Mark IV is a sham. Her body slowly turns into Nova as Charles uses her high end skills to beat up Gina. However Gina adapts to her pattern and fights back. That’s when Charles gets real and serious. Upping the attacks and seemingly enjoying it. Charles is in the path of Gina’s fatal blast but thanks to Amelia who was trying to prevent Charles from killing her friend, the beam missed her by a whisker. In the aftermath, Charles looked so shocked. Like as though she just realized she committed murder. Amelia is most distraught. She is upset Charles had the power to stop her but had to kill Gina instead. Gina’s friends hold a ‘funeral’ by burning away her stuffs. Amelia confronts Ohara about the failure of this project. However Ohara says the experiment has not ended yet. What if nobody obeys to do this? Don’t worry, they’ll be made to obey. I guess Satellizer wants to confront Ohara too. I mean, it’s her data they used, right? Feeling responsible? Especially after how she made some friendship pact with Gina after their match. Elizabeth won’t let her. Because it’s not her job and all the more reason to stay out of this. Now Elizabeth talks to Amelia. The latter paints a gloomy outlook that the experiments will continue as though nothing has happened. She hints she will volunteer to be the next guinea pig to protect her comrades. She even asks Elizabeth for a favour that if she loses her life, please go see her little brother and tell him they’ve fought as friends. Then Elizabeth talks to Chiffon about the suspicious Mark IV. However Chiffon as a Chevalier has to put humankind’s interest first. It is their job to do their utmost even if it means fighting to their deaths. Playing politics isn’t part of the job description. Elizabeth takes it that she will need to get help from her Mably family. It’s like Satellizer who has a knack for eavesdropping, overheard everything and also hints she might bring in help from her El Bridget family. But Elizabeth tells her to stay out and incapacitates her limbs.

Episode 5: Noblesse Oblige
Satellizer is now wheelchair ridden. She is to be sent back to West Genetics. Look on the bright side. At least Kazuya is coming with her. They’ll be alone… But Satellizer wants to fly to Bali, Indonesia. Elizabeth talks to Andre that she is planning to leak top secret information to her father who is also the head of the Mably family and conglomerate. It may be reckless and amounting to treason but the world and media will definitely listen to this man. But it might put her family in danger. She explains about noblesse oblige that her father instilled into her. It is the means to conduct oneself with responsibility and morality. As an aristocrat and Pandora, it is her noblesse oblige to protect those who are weaker. She doesn’t want Andre to get involved but as her Limiter, I guess that won’t do. He’ll follow her wherever she goes. Few days later, she is summoned to the main HQ to see Spencer. She knows trouble is brewing as there are active Chevalier soldiers around. Spencer shows her the report she was supposed to send to her family, ending up in his hands. She was sure her family took every precaution. Spencer puts it that if the head of the Mably family sought for advice from someone who also worked for Chevalier, naturally the reports will end up here. Spencer seeks her explanation for doing this. She cannot accept this. The fact he hid the truth Mark IV could turn one into Nova. He reminds her it is her job to obey. She has her under arrest. I’m not sure what kind of drug Elizabeth is administered to but Spencer doesn’t care and increases the dosage even if it might do irreparable damage. Because a Pandora isn’t so weak that they would break easily.

Rana is bored to death that Kazuya is gone (I see she’s taking this quite calmly). So bored that she got time to get involve in affairs of others. Like how she sees Andre trying to get pass the Chevalier to see Elizabeth who has been ‘summoned for business’ and has not returned for days. Chiffon doesn’t think they can do anything and return to their room. Just then, Elizabeth is returned but she looks dead. Like a vegetable. No response. No reaction. I suppose this hurts Andre even more. Yeah, probably Elizabeth has no more feelings… Suddenly on TV, the Mably family is reported to be in some big scandal. Fraud, corruption and massive misuse and abuse of just about anything. There is a big protest too. Andre reveals that this is Chevalier’s doing. They are destroying the Mably family for their act of turning against them. They spied on Chevalier on the use of Mark IV. Despite its failure, Chevalier needed public support to keep E-Pandora project going. Therefore those Evolutions are expandable guinea pigs. Elizabeth did it although she is very well aware of the consequences to prevent any further casualties. Amelia who happens to have overheard all this just feels so sad. She never knew Elizabeth was this kind. Meanwhile Satellizer and Kazuya just arrived at Bali. She sees the newspaper headlines regarding the Mably family and knows something has happened. They are picked up by a butler and being driven in a limo to the El Bridget’s resort run by her sister Violet. OMG. She looks like Saber… Anyway Violet is more interested in Kazuya probably since he is the first boy she brought back home. Yeah, smothering Kazuya in her boobs. Violet mentions their parents are also here. And also Louis… Isn’t he Satellizer’s younger brother who abused and almost raped her? Yup. He’s here. The traumatic memories return…

Episode 6: Marionettes
Louis is also a Limiter of the Genetics Britain (UK) branch. His Pandora is Holly. Holy… As Satellizer is still traumatized about her past, that night Louis pays her a visit in her room. He tells her that the scandal involving the Mably family was a frame setup by Chevalier. Because they had suspicions of the E-Pandora project and the information they get from the family network, the reason why Holly and Louis didn’t participate. He knows she came back here to get the family involved. But will father listen to her, especially she is the daughter of his mistress. Furthermore, mother hates her, right? However, father might listen if Louis is the one who is asking. He will do it on one condition: Satellizer must return to who she was before. His doll. That means reliving those abuse and cruel times. Satellizer thought she is a different person now but since her goal is to stop E-Pandora, she gives in. And so the abuse starts… Or continues rather. First Louis forces her to call him what she usually does (Master) and reminds her that he is the only one capable of protecting her in this family. That wuss won’t do. Speaking of Kazuya, where the f*ck is he? Louis is having his way with her and more effective than whatever got into Elizabeth because Satellizer is like a vegetable under his spell. She allows him to do whatever he wants but he slaps her. Then it’s like he got scared and pulls back. He regrets raising his hand to his sister and doesn’t understand why he did that. Wait a minute. This demon has got a conscious? Next morning, Kazuya (here he is now) shows up outside Satellizer’s room but she isn’t feeling well so she locks him out. Kazuya has breakfast with Louis. The latter gets straight to the point. He is relieved Kazuya and Satellizer hasn’t Baptized yet. He throws Kazuya a return ticket and some money as severance fee. He wants him to cut ties with Satellizer and find a new partner. Blah, blah, blah. Of course Kazuya won’t accept it and tears it up. Because whatever happens between them is none of the little brother’s concern. Trying to talk big now, eh? Kazuya and Satellizer are called out to the ruins by Louis. He is going to show Kazuya reality. He makes Satellizer repeatedly call him master and then has her undress. Kazuya wants to put a stop to this but gets beaten up. He believes Satellizer isn’t that kind of person so Louis reveals their family past. Even so, Kazuya believes in her. She is a strong person, the only one he loves and needs. Wowee. Who gave him permission to confess? It seems Louis has Holly under his command too. He wants to see Kazuya’s resolve and orders Holly to cut off his arms.

Episode 7: Spellbound
Satellizer defies Louis and moves to protect Kazuya. She’s touched by his words and will protect him from any threats. But of course. So when they start fighting, it’s like Holly has this jealousy in her speech. I think it is. Louis could only think of Satellizer. Holly offered to be by his side but his sister complex was much stronger. He abused Holly and almost raped her. What hurt her most was his words that she isn’t worthy of being Satellizer’s substitute. It’s no wonder Holly is in a way pissed with her. Louis makes a deal. If Satellizer beats Holly, he’ll talk to father for her. The high speed battle rages on. I can’t help notice they have this habit of slicing each other’s cleavage. With Kazuya providing moral support, Satellizer gets back on her feet and uses her Stigmata wings. Kazuya is so mad of Satellizer’s defiance that he now orders Holly to kill her. He thought he could cheat by using his Ereinbar Set but Kazuya interferes and nullifies it. In the end, Satellizer wins after cutting deep into Holly’s arm. Louis couldn’t believe it. He lost. He couldn’t accept reality. Then it suddenly hit him. Satellizer was no longer alone. She no longer needed him. Well, life sucks. There’s no meaning to it now. He jumps off the cliff! Trying to take the easy way out? Holly was fast enough to dive down with him. Then all the good memories of their time spent together resurface. He should have realized there was a beautiful chick always by his side. Louis wakes up alive and the first thing he is concerned is about Holly. Don’t worry. She’s still breathing. And it’s like he is a whole new person because he sounds and acts so much kinder! Is this the Louis we know?! He even thanks Satellizer! What a big change! Later, Kazuya gets an international call from Rana. I don’t know how she squeezed everything into a minute about Elizabeth’s situation before their call can be traced. Rana wants them back at Alaska now. Louis sends the duo in his private jet. He is prepared to atone for his sins and will talk to father on her behalf. Wow. Really changed indeed. Meanwhile Ohara seems to be cultivating a nasty army of hers in those incubation tubes. These babies will be the ones who will save the world in the next Nova Crash, which isn’t very far away.

Episode 8: Rebellion
Gengo gets a call from Howard (Satellizer’s father) to meet. Ohara is not pleased that Spencer wants her to continue with the administration of Mark IV. She is made to remember her position as the world wants to see more success of E-Pandora, expending a few more is no big deal. When several Pandoras talk about the rumours of their kind turning into a Nova, Charles tells them that it is their job to destroy Nova and obey any orders from above. Amelia confronts Ohara after she has found out Rattle will be the next test subject. She volunteers herself to be it but Ohara rejects. Rattle will proceed as the next test subject, like it or not. Roxanne is talking to her fellow friends about Pandoras and Nova. What do they know about Nova? What does humanity know about Nova? Nothing. Seriously. Thinking the world will be screwed if Nova attacks here now because some sort of powerful photon generator is housed here that packs a hundred million times to power of nuclear bombs. Then they realize when they are making reference to the Bible’s Tower of Babel. Could it be that mankind has created some technology that would breach God’s area so they sent creatures to destroy them? Amelia talks to Elizabeth (still in coma). She tells her about Rattle being the next victim but will go fight for her friends. Cathy is one of the many that doesn’t know about Elizabeth’s condition. Rana’s slip of tongue has her find out. She is horrified to see Elizabeth’s state. Julia doesn’t care about this. This angers them but seriously, what is it that she is supposed to feel and care? Ohara remembers how she managed to decode the entire genome map of Maria to Gengo. However he is not pleased and that Tower of Babel answer cropped up. Ohara argued about the stuffs they could do with this discovery but Gengo viewed it as blasphemy. Due to their difference in opinion, he bans her from his lab. Till today Ohara never felt she was wrong and believes Maria’s power must be placed under humanity’s control. Amelia and the other Evolutions begin their rebellion. They break into Ohara’s lab to steal the Mark IV. Because Rattle knows she is doing this to let her friends escape, they want to do this together. Because they’re friends. Everyone injects the drug into themselves and fights off the Chevalier guards. At least they’ve achieved their dream of becoming a Pandora even if they have to die in the end and put a stop to this project. Amelia goes to find Ohara’s experiment logs but is instantly stopped by Julia. She is about to get owned but look who is back? Yeah. Satellizer and Kazuya. Siding with the traitors? Satellizer puts it as protecting what is important to them.

Episode 9: Traitor
Satellizer slaps Amelia because she shouldn’t have rebelled like this. Besides, she already has the El Bridget family investigate this matter. Yeah. How would she know? Rana can’t stand doing nothing and decides to do something although she hasn’t thought out of what she wants to do. Geddit? Then she bumps into Satellizer’s battle. Nice timing. Then she gets owned by Julia. At least she gets to be in Kazuya’s arms. For some reason, Elizabeth wakes up from her coma and gets going. It’s like she’s not weakened or in daze. Chiffon stops her using her authority as Chevalier. But when Elizabeth tells her she was once a girl whom she respected and now she has lost that respected, she just let her go? Cathy offers to take care of Julia so that the rest can go ahead. Cathy thought she had her with her Quattro Full Accel but she herself got injured due to some Sonic Wave Volt Weapon thingy Julia had. Whatever. Outside, the gang are confronted by Chevalier guards but they are swiftly taken out by Elizabeth. Then Satellizer and Elizabeth get into their rich girl argument. Because Elizabeth wants her to stay out as not to be labelled as traitors but Satellizer argues her recklessness caused her family to fall apart. They thought there is time to change Amelia back but she says she has understood after injecting the drug. She can’t turn back and the most she can do is expose to the world this hideous experiment. By the time they are going to get going, look who is here? Charles. She badmouths those ‘imitations’ and this upsets Amelia a lot because she’s saying bad about Gina. It causes her to nearly transform into a Nova. Elizabeth reminds her about her goal to expose the leadership flaw. This made Charles remember that her father told her he was willing to play the villain to save countless people. Elizabeth orders Satellizer and Rana to protect Amelia as they push forward while she stays back to handle Charles. She doesn’t need to beat her. Just keep her busy.

Episode 10: True Pandora
Satellizer’s group now faces Chiffon in the way. They’re going to wipe the smirk of her face. Can they? Even after all that pounding, Chiffon can still get back up and with that creepy smile. Anyway they lost. Satellizer and Rana realize that if they aren’t ready to take risks, they can’t beat her. Julia suggests that the winner can do anything to the loser. Doesn’t that just motivate you? Andre uses his immense power that is on par with suicide so that Elizabeth could defeat Charles. I’m not sure if she missed because just before they can celebrate their victory, Charles was swift enough to slice Elizabeth. Charles can’t lose either because she is betting her life and hope on this project that is initiated by her father, Spencer. Wait. He, her father? Well, not blood related. He picked her up while she was freezing to death in the cold slums. And of course he found her compatible to be a Pandora. To show her gratitude, she would do anything he asked. Andre unleashes an even more powerful and suicide move just to show Charles that she cannot beat his milady’s will. He is willing to give his life for her victory. Then at point blank range, she fires a shot at her stomach but short of killing her because she wants to teach her that true victory doesn’t necessary mean risking one’s life (isn’t that a contradiction to what Andre said?). Charles thought she killed Andre in this meaningless battle for her selfish reasons but was lectured back instead that there is no victory gained in losing those dear. Everyone fights because they have something they hold dear. Don’t worry. Andre is still alive. Cathy wins her battle via her Quintuple Full Accel! Woah! Just how fast can it get?! But she’s not really interested in that loser-abide-the-winner thingy. Since Chiffon continues to stand up after taking all that beating, Satellizer wonders if she is human or even a Pandora. Chiffon replies that she is what you call a true Pandora. Amelia has reached Ohara’s lab but since the other Chevalier guards hint that Rattle is dead, she becomes enraged and turns into her Nova form and kills them all. Then she sees those bodies in the tubes.

Episode 11: Nova Crash
Ohara explains these are Type-Maria Pandora and she has been cloning them to fight Nova. So what the hell was E-Pandora for? This is her personal project that goes under the radar of Chevalier. Amelia feels so betrayed that she turns into a real giant Nova. Ohara thought the barrier will nullify her Stigmata system but it seems the Marias are resonating with her and nullify it. All the Marias burst out from the tubes and get absorbed into the Nova. Ohara suddenly realizes what she is doing was akin to the Tower of Babel. Too late to regret now. Nova is like divine punishment from God, right? Did she get one too with a concrete slab falling on her? The Nova tears apart everything and guess where is it going? Yeah. The photon generator. The special alert is sounded. Spencer is confronted by Gengo and his Chevalier inspection team as per requested by the El Bridget family. Not only has Spencer performed outlandish human experiments but he also created a Nova. Yup. Nova doesn’t come from another dimension but created here! Oh, the revelation! That’s why its dimensional vibrations had an unusual pattern. They arrest Spencer as Gengo takes over. Gengo has Lee Su-Na head the Pandora platoon and orders all Pandoras and Limiters to the frontlines. However almost all the Pandoras become paralyzed upon hearing its scream. Due to their high level Stigmata compatibility, it causes them to take the full brunt of Nova’s mental deterioration. Satellizer is one of those unfortunates and turns into a raging beast while Chiffon fights to subdue her. Kazuya is told to enter into Satellizer’s inner mind to save her. Otherwise Chiffon will kill her if she turns into a true Nova. It may be risky that if the link fails, he will die but he won’t stand for Chiffon killing her. Now where to look in her great big mind… Satellizer inside her mind is a sad girl. She is devastated over the death of her real mom and is feeling lonely. She thinks of going to where her mom is and regrets lots of things (one of them being the Baptism with Kazuya they never had, I suppose). Kazuya calls out to her but surprisingly it is Rana that reaches out and pulls Satellizer back out. I guess that’s what strong rivals are for. Though they’re back in the game, the Nova unleashes anomalies. Several Maria Novas drop into battle and the casualty rate of the Pandoras increases. Holly and Louis are also part of the platoon fighting the menace. The Nova moves closer to the generator and before it is Satellizer’s group. Chiffon has no choice but to unleash her Anti Nova move. It’s time to put your lives on the line.

Episode 12: Shaft Of Light
Chiffon knocks down the Nova but it evolves and gets back up. She notes she must pay a similar price in order to stop it. And so Chiffon becomes a Transformer. At least her transforming scene into a Nova! All the Marias also got resurrected and merge into one big mother to power up the Nova. Now the photon generator is within its firing range. Amazingly Chiffon stops the blast singlehandedly. Chiffon could hear Amelia’s voice and they talk. Amelia couldn’t understand why she protects the humans seeing she isn’t one. That is all the more reason why she wants to protect them. They are weak and she hopes Amelia can forgive them. Because she too is on the verge of committing the same sin humans do. Amelia wants to end this but her hatred is too much for her to hold back any longer. Nova then changes shape. A big ball. It’s going to self destruct and take out the photon. Gengo issues an order to all Pandoras and Limiters to take underground shelter. But it’s too late for most of them near the Nova. So how? Chiffon is going to protect them. It’s like she too has one last talk with Satellizer. Explaining Amelia’s hatred is so deep that it can’t be stop. Perhaps humanity should pay for what they have done but even so, Chiffon wants to protect her friends. So it’s goodbye Chiffon? Chiffon shows Rattle is still alive and this brings a big relief to Amelia. And then the big giant ball just beams away into space. It starts snowing, erm, life force? A tiny life force makes its way back to West Genetics and to Ticy’s room. Now it’s her turn to have one last chat with Ticy and pass the baton to her. She is devastated to learn Chiffon is no longer around. The Pandoras could feel the warmth in the falling little life balls. Satellizer notes it is the love left behind by Chiffon. In the aftermath, Rattle and Amelia survive the ordeal and all the bio-effects of the experiment on them are wiped away. They should be on the road to recovery. Ohara is also alive but has not awakened from her coma since. After Spencer’s arrest, E-Pandora project is permanently terminated. Elizabeth plans to stop being a Pandora to take care of heavily wounded Andre. She can’t bear to have another guy as her Limiter-cum-partner. She also regrets scorning Chiffon. But if Elizabeth and Chiffon are no longer around, who is going to lead West Genetics? You’ll know soon enough… Ticy… Boy, she’s got a mean look on her face… Scary…

Specials

In addition to seeing great HD bare tits, you also get 6 extra 3-minute short but super fanservice specials that come along with when you buy the BDs. ‘Unfortunately’ at the time of the release of my blog, I have only watched the first five. Phew.

Special 1
To sum up this first special, Satellizer has been hooked onto some emotion sharing simulation device module that allows Amelia, Gina and Rattle to feel the oh-so-good sensation that Satellizer is feeling. We don’t give a crap about this module that supposedly links and shares information, blah, blah, blah. Who cares about all that? We are here to see the girls in orgasmic pleasure! Behold the true strength of the original Pandoras! In the end, the sensation was too great that the E-Pandoras admit they lost. Why the heck is Kazuya in tears?! Maybe he doesn’t like the idea of somebody molesting his Satellizer…

Special 2
Ohara enlists Charles’ help. As a result of this experiment, Charles now spots humungous boobs! On par with the biggest boobs in the academy who are no other than Elizabeth, Roxanne and Satellizer. Charles shows them a secret equipment that allows breast enlargement. Or rather, it accelerates the growth of your boobs. Ohara arrives too late to warn them they need to read the manual and avoid using it wrongly. I don’t know if the wrong way is the right way because although their boobs remain the same, we see them all out and ‘satisfied’. So people, it is important to read the manual!

Special 3
Julia asks Satellizer and Rana about Cathy and they remember she wants to be a novelist. Due to Julia’s sick idea of developing some lesbian relationship with Cathy by doing the same hobby, she too wrote a novel. A twisted and perverted version of Cinderella whereby Cathy is the poor and pitiful titular character who gets sexually harassed and molest by her evil step mother and step sisters. Like in the story, she cannot go to the ball but Julia the fairy godmother magical girl is no different since she too starts turning Cathy naked with pretence to wash her body clean. The story ends there with the continued molestation…

Special 4
Taking place after Louis tries to kill himself by jumping off the cliff and Holly came diving for him. Kazuya also jumped in when Satellizer did so. The ladies manage to bring the unconscious guys back up on land. However seeing how cold they are, Holly begins to take off her clothes and rub her master some body warmth. Satellizer adopts a monkey see, monkey do approach on Kazuya. I don’t know if the guys are faking it because the fingers look perfectly fine molesting those boobs. And they’re still saying how cold it is… Suspicious. Our ladies go faster and faster from Double Accel to Triple to hundred Accel in that rhythmic back and forth action. Rubbing at the speed of light! They’re on fire! So much so the ice melted and split in half! WTF?! Shouldn’t they have moved the guys to somewhere warmer instead of staying on that block of ice?

Special 5
Roxanne finds out Satellizer and Kazuya hasn’t been Baptized yet. Probably the reason cheeky Rana says she still has a chance with him. Roxanne offers to teach her method of seduction. First she has Satellizer try out several skimpy underwear. Rana is a natural in her loincloth. Then she makes them do embarrassing seductive positions complete with seductive moaning. Rana totally enjoys it while Satellizer must be embarrassed to death. The real test comes when Roxanne throws Kazuya at them. Satellizer can’t take it anymore and screams. This has Chiffon coming smashing in to find out the ruckus. But when she learns what they are doing, she wants to join in too! The more the merrier? Kazuya, you lucky bastard…

Freaking Violation!
Honestly, I wasn’t really impressed with this season and personally I think it fared as bad as the last season. Firstly, the main duo of the series who are supposed to be Satellizer and Kazuya (and possibly Rana too) have been reduced to secondary characters. Don’t you just feel it that they didn’t really play a major role for this entire season? It was mainly about the Evolutions and some of the newer casts. Therefore when Satellizer and Kazuya returned to Bali, the ‘break’ felt like it was just to remind us who the main star of this show was. Sadly, even the Bali escapade wasn’t much and was just to showcase Satellizer being freed from the chains of her rapist brother. It felt like Louis was the one in control of everything till the final breakout moments. Kazuya was just a wuss and so I feel that their unbreakable bond between them was just a convenient excuse to end this misery and let Satellizer go free.

Instead of them, it felt like Elizabeth, Amelia and ultimately Chiffon who took on the main character role. Although Elizabeth failed to bring her family’s help in and faltered, at least she left some sort of impact unlike Satellizer’s family who suddenly out of the blue, well, just came into the picture (in the background) and set things right. It is as good as putting the FBI and CIA turning up at the doorstep and arresting the big bad guy. Because of Elizabeth’s noble and principled ways, it played a big part in overshadowing Satellizer as the main character. The mind boggling part was how she managed to get back up back to normal after Spencer administered some powerful drug into her system. Like as though she was never subjected to it in the first place. I know it will wear off in time but don’t you think she would still be weakened? Convenience for the story plot, I guess.

With this season having it season way up north in the cold freezing ice desert of Alaska, I thought it was a pretty convenient ploy to ‘kill off’ many of the characters of West Genetics from the first season. Characters like Ganessa, Ingrid, Attia, Creo, Arnett, Leo, Yumi, Elise, Miyabi, Kaho and Arthur were totally absent and missing. Remember those bunch? I think I forgot almost half of them. It’s like as though they have ‘died’ and not mentioned at all. So if you don’t remember them, it’s okay since they won’t have any bearings on this season at all. Ticy too would have fallen under this statistic had she not made her stinking one minute of appearance at the end, which also serves to be another big cliff-hanger teaser. Because you can see the rage on this girl’s face. So mad and upset that her best friend died, that you think she has this potential of becoming a Nova! More on this matter later.

But some of the new characters this season were also so-so. Those top Pandoras like Roxanne, Charles and Julia didn’t do much in particular except fight their fellow Pandoras. Therefore if you thought that this season would be void of all those catty fights you see in the first season, it is somewhat the same here because at first it was the discrimination between original Pandoras and genetically modified Evolutions. And then when the Evolutions rebelled, it is an excuse for them to fight among themselves again. Isn’t it any different than last season? And say, didn’t last season too have a person turned into Nova? That was Cathy, right? Now it was Amelia’s turn. And what do you know? They both survived. Oh, not to mention Satellizer had some sort of ‘final episode’ issue too. Last season she went uncontrollably enraged and Kazuya had to save her with his voice and touch. Deja vu, no? Only this time Rana was there to help out.

The rest of the other characters are left much to desire. I thought Gengo would play a major role in this series as opposed to his cameo in the final episode of the first season. Well, he does appear a few times but not enough to make you think he will do anything major. Even taking over Spencer’s operation and taking command of the Pandoras and Limiters, well, I thought anybody high ranking could have just done the job. So what is with the teaser of this guy’s relationship with Kazuya? He saw this kid on the monitor once but notes it is him but that’s it. So? Then there is Satellizer’s father and step mother. They also make their single appearance during the Bali trip but missed each other because of the need of Satellizer and Kazuya’s return. And Howard did say he really wanted to see Satellizer. Maybe next season, huh? If that ever happens. The most mind boggling one is Louis. For all his life he has been abusing Satellizer like his doll. For this little showdown and after he lost, it’s like he suddenly opened his eyes. He turned over a new leaf so quick that I thought he was a completely different character altogether. One less problem to worry about. At least now he is appreciative of Holly. Speaking of her, Holly also somewhat feels under-utilized since she was supposed to be one of the best Pandoras and here she is fighting Satellizer over the topic of being loved. And she lost. Well, at least it’s much better than Roxanne because she’s the only top Pandora who didn’t really get involved in a fight like Charles or Julia, making her appearance somewhat redundant. In short, the character development for this season is lacking and the biggest disappointment for this series.

Some of the other characters you will notice their unusual habits like Elizabeth has this penchant to swim naked even if she’s right in the eyes of Andre (it feels like as though she is an exhibitionist), Julia loves to surprise squeeze boobs from behind and she can exactly tell their size just from the touch (Cathy is her unfortunate serial victim), Charles always wears a headphone over her head and she really gets into rhythm when she hears her favourite (and weird) French music, and annoying Rana is such an airhead and perhaps a desperate person when it comes to trying to get Kazuya’s attention because she did mention straight in his face that she wants to do something real indecent with him. Serious. I guess some things don’t change. De arimasu. Remember Cathy’s ambition to be a novelist? Don’t blame you if you don’t remember since she didn’t say about it (if she did, she would have been telling her pals how awesome she was to have achieved her dream). I remember last season we had Kaho and Arthur who were good at eavesdropping. Now for this season it seems Satellizer and Amelia has taken over that ‘role’. How else would they stay ‘updated’?

I have mostly forgotten about the terms and jargons that were used in this series although I did refer back to my old blog, I felt it was too bothersome to go and understand them again. Maybe my memories aren’t that good these days. The reason why I think this season had lesser usage of the terms. Then again, I might not be paying attention. So I concluded that the only reason why this series is able to live up to its name is not only about the special ability of Limiters to use Freezing and neutralize a Freezing Area (which is a rarity here), it is because of the freezing nature of the cold Alaskan desert. Yes. This is why this show is called Freezing. And oddly enough, some of the Pandoras can fight without feeling the slightest cold with their thin layer of uniform. Shouldn’t their blood clot from the freezing cold when it gets exposed? As for the second title Vibration, I can’t really see the connection of it. What is the thing that vibrates? It was mentioned a couple of times of the different wave vibration patterns of the Nova but I can’t really connect the dots of it all. I would prefer to believe that your body ‘vibrates’ violently when being confronted with a giant Nova…

The Nova is still a scary being mainly because of its eerie shriek. But now that the revelation is that they might be not aliens from another dimension but rather humans turning into one, wouldn’t that amount to some sort of screwing with our minds? I know they want some shocking revelation but I think to reveal the antagonist as the same with the protagonist isn’t really anything original. Think about Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica. The witches were once magical girls, right? There you go. Same concept. So isn’t ironic that if humans are the ones who made this mess, then it would be apt that they pay dearly for their sins. Therefore I conclude that the eradication of the Nova threat is simple: Stop whatever experiments to produce Pandora. Because Pandora -> Nova. Thus, no Pandora means no Nova, right? So it’s like Chevalier, the big main military organization governing the Pandoras being both the bad guy and good guy. The angel and the devil all in one.

Aside this argument, the concept that Nova might be a divine punishment from God because creating Pandoras is like trying to be God, I thought that was just stretching it trying to put in the Tower of Babel thingy. A blasphemy. An atrocity. A travesty. So this is what God’s punishment looks like? If this is the case, then wouldn’t it be ironic that humans are trying to play God by creating the best Pandoras and mixing genes and stuffs? Yeah. Definitely a sin worth punishable. And now that it is greatly hinted that Chiffon wasn’t even human to begin with, is she like some sort of Jesus Christ for this anime? Sure, she sacrificed herself but something bugs me that she didn’t really die and went to a higher plane and if there is ever another season, she’ll just return in another form. I for one wouldn’t really know her true form. Her ever smiling face hides her motives and ever polite way of talking just makes her an overall mystery. But she may be more human than humans themselves since she sacrificed herself so her friends could live.

Sadly, somehow I would prefer more of the cat fight that Satellizer and Rana would put up when they fight over blur Kazuya. And those that were seen felt like side distractions to everything. Yeah. Somehow I prefer that because at the end of last season as we know, Satellizer and Kazuya didn’t get Baptize (a fancy term for a Pandora and her Limiter to get intimate) when they were supposed to thanks to Rana’s interference. Therefore in this season, I suppose the idea of them getting Baptized won’t be making much headway either. They just talk. Not sure if they’re really planning to go ahead. Because if they did, then there is a big chance we won’t get to see the cat fight over Kazuya anymore. Because these trio don’t feel like main characters, the main chemistry between Pandora and Limiter falls to Elizabeth and Andre. This really makes them feel that they are the stars and main protagonists for this season.

The general drawing and art remains okay and consistent in this season but I can’t help notice that in the subsequent episodes towards the end I noticed there is a slight drop in quality. In certain scenes when from afar (instead of close up on their face), some of the characters do look simpler and less detailed than usual. Maybe it’s because of the Maria Novas since they are all clones, why the heck would you want to put in so many details in those illuminating bodies? They’re going to get beat up, they’re going to get merged so it doesn’t make a difference. Taking a closer look at the Nova’s face, somehow I can’t help think that it looks like Transformer…. Really. And there I was wondering what is an Autobot or Decepticon doing in this anime. Well, it did ‘transform’, albeit a giant round bomb and not some sort of a vehicle or animal. However the scenery seems to fare better because like the snow and the snowflakes, they’re at least looking good.

Action wise, still feels the same. Nothing really ground breaking even with the new Pandoras showing their respective abilities, it wasn’t unique enough to be memorable in the long run or anything that would make me drop my jaw and be in awe. Even the Volt Weapons that they summon seem lacking in design. It’s like for most of the Pandoras, they need to be carrying some sort of ugly weapon (if you can call it that) like for instance Satellizer’s Volt Weapon, I thought it looked like some over-sized pizza slicer or cutter. Yes, seriously it does. Chiffon’s Volt Weapon resembles a big claw that may scare off Freddy Krueger while I don’t really know what kind of ‘tray’ Charles holds in her hands. Some of the familiar Pandora skills like Accel Turn and Tempest are still featured during fights but I can’t help be amused by the ever increasing Acceleration skill. It seems to go faster and faster, eh? With Cathy now setting it at quintuple, will the next evolution be sextuple? Yeah. I think that would somehow go well with the series. This time however you don’t see limbs getting ripped off like in the last season since there is no Carnival but the bloodiness still remains especially in the final episode when the Pandoras seemingly get slaughtered. Also, the Pandoras don’t go into Pandora Mode. If you remember what that is (something to do with not using a Limiter).

I thought I wanted to stay clear on commenting about the fanservice but it’s too ‘tempting’ to leave it alone although there isn’t anything ground breaking in this season. The customary dishes of panty shots and topless girls running about. As usual, the fights are part of the fanservice package because certain parts of the clothes get ripped and the girls will be fighting bare chested. They should actually make some armour for that part. Besides, aren’t the uniforms materialized because of the Volt Texture thingy? It’s like all the Pandoras ever need to do is just use their mind to imagine wearing the uniform and voila! It materializes. Mind boggling question: Shouldn’t the girls put on more layer of clothing since this is the freezing Alaskan we’re talking about? In last season, the mid-intermission had bio-data of the characters. For this season, we have none of that and it is replaced with a still picture of the characters. The first one usually in some sort of cosplay outfit followed by a very suggestive yuri rape play. The ending credits animation is also a place for fanservice but this group picture of the naked Pandora ladies fooling around covered in body paint feels like WTF moment.

I’m not sure about another season but I won’t expect it so soon. In the event if there should be one, hopefully it would lift the series back up to where many fans expect it should. Then maybe from the cold freezing blizzard of Alaska (suddenly I have this urge to sing… Way up north/North to Alaska/They’re going north, the rush is on…), we can head down south to some warm southern pacific island where you can still get plenty of fanservice from girls in bikini and fun in the sun and sand. What? This is what this show is about, right? This is what you want to see from this series, right? Who cares about fighting Novas when you can have a group of beautiful ladies running around topless. Oh, for the record, boobs bounce. They don’t vibrate…

Freezing

May 26, 2012

Why is it that only young people have the ability to fight against extra terrestrial threats? Be it possessing super human abilities or piloting a certain mecha, I know teenagers are our future but what does that tells us about old people? It all started with that Evangelion series that only 14 year olds can pilot a particular robot. It is no different in Freezing. Though it is never mentioned any age limit for teenagers to fight against aliens, but why are they just confined to high school girls? Oh heck, like I care about that.

This series which is based on the manhwa (Korean manga) of the same name, is one of those typical man versus alien for the future of mankind and set in the near futuristic world. There are lots of sci-fi terms to learn but you’ll get by as you watch. Sometimes it might be a headache to remember the jargon but you won’t get any concussion at the end. Besides, how bad is it going to get for just a dozen of episodes anyway?

But if you want to watch this series, you watch it for the fanservice. Yes, fanservice. No doubt. What else would you want to watch this show for? However when the series was being aired, viewers were given 2 types of video resolution. Either you watch the 704 x 400 (16:9) screen but is censored or the 640 x 480 (4:3) screen in which you’ll get the much needed fanservice that is the point of this show. Sounds unfair, right? It’s either you get wide screen without the ecchi bits or else be contend with the black strips on the sides of your screen. Of course you can have the best of both worlds when you buy the DVD but that’s not the case. For me, I thought it was best to go for the full fanservice not because I’m a pervert but after my experience with Seikon No Qwaser, maybe I can see the larger picture of everything and not have any annoying censors. Okay, maybe I do sound like a pervert. Honestly, I have not watched the censored version at all so I can’t tell. But I did watch a couple of episodes from the DVD version. Which brings me to this point. If you’re watching the 4:3 resolution, you’re going to find it a little annoying because there are words from the side that are purposely cut out due to the insufficient screen length. This is evident especially in the title screen whereby the episode synopsis is listed. Yes, they actually put the episode summary but it’s in English. This is irritating when the words of the sentences are just cut off or blocked due to the screen size.

Episode 1
In a simulated combat training called Carnival, genetically female warriors dubbed Pandoras are brutally slaughtering each other to death! Amidst the bloody slicing and limb cutting action, they manage to put in some fanservice within the violence. Satellizer el Bridget is the Academy’s second year number 1 and also known as the Untouchable Queen because well, nobody can even touch her. Not even if the girls gang up and attack simultaneously, Satellizer efficiently kills them all! Yumi Kim is an instructor at the Military Academy of West Genetics. She is lecturing to her students about Pandoras fighting against extra dimensional aliens called Novas. Pandoras are infused with Stigmata that allow them to deploy their Volt Weapons and grant them physical abilities that far surpass normal humans. With Stigmata, any cut off or damaged parts is able to be recovered without visible scarring but the surgery must be done quick (see the surgery hall filled with screaming ladies. Ouch!). Arthur Crypton wants Yumi to tell them about her past. The time she was still an active Pandora. Four years ago during the 8th Nova Crash, Type-S invaded Japan, she and Elise Schmitz were the only participants that truly protected Japan. Elsewhere, Kazuya Aoi is praying at his sister’s grave. He remembers when he was young, he doesn’t want Kazuha to fight the Novas. She promised she won’t lose as they are the only people who can fight the aliens. But that was the last time he saw her. Kazuya is picked up by student council president, Chiffon Fairchild and is being explained about several terms like Limiter, partners for Pandora (that is what Kazuya is going to be). Ereinbar is a neural system that controls one 5 senses and during battle, a Pandora and her Limiter can synchronize their Ereinbar into one. Its rate is highest when the Limiter is a younger boy. The act of Pandora and Limiter synchronizing their senses is called Ereinbar Set. This is used to neutralize Nova’s Freezing Area with their own Freezing. As battles with Novas involve death, even so they have to fight just like his sister did. Yumi recounts how her team of Pandoras exposed Type-S Nova’s core but its counterattack left many wounded or dead. Yumi even lost an arm! With medics retrieving them, Yumi saw Kazuha sacrificing her life to destroy the Nova’s core. Kazuya arrives at West Genetics and is greeted by student council officer Ticy Phenyl when suddenly a blast within a building occurs. Seems to be the Carnival. Satellizer lives up to her nickname and viciously maim and kills her opponents. No mercy! But the Academy’s number 2, Ganessa Roland, that bratty b*tch isn’t going to let her get all the glory and attacks. Satellizer is obviously better than her but the battle ends up before Kazuya’s eyes. Kazuya recognizes Satellizer as Kazuha (at least that’s what he thinks) and hugs her. Woah! He touched her! Being the Untouchable Queen, this is how she got touched?! Unbelievable. Worse, Satellizer is making embarrassing girly reactions. Probably Kazuya is burying his face in her boobs. Can’t blame that kid because he really misses her sister. Maybe it’s the power of the hug that causes Satellizer to activate a Freezing area as well. Ganessa uses this chance to attack.

Episode 2
The military guys note that it is forbidden to use a Limiter during Carnival but they don’t know who this Limiter (Kazuya) is. Due to that, Ganessa becomes the new number 1 usurping Satellizer. Kazuya wonders why he thought Satellizer was his sister since she’s dead. Chiffon explains that although Carnival is a formal match to determine the rankings of Pandora throughout the entire academy, accidental interferences will also affect the result. In short, her loss cannot be overturned. Kazuya wants to apologize to her but Chiffon warns him to transfer to another school! He just got here! Due to Satellizer’s violent history and the trouble she caused at Genetics, she never forgives anyone who touches her. I guess that’s why they call her untouchable too. Oh speaking of the devil, here comes Satellizer. Probably Kazuya didn’t listen right because he grabs Satellizer’s hand! This causes her to have a horrid flashback as she fumbles losing her glasses. Kazuya returns it to her but she ignores him. Again he grabs her hand and apologizes for causing her that wound. She warns him not to get too close to her. Still he wants to grab her hand but before he could, she draws her weapon to threaten. Now do you listen? Ganessa comes by to mock her and rub salt to her wounds. She even goes as far as to say to find a lover boy and retire forever and forget about reclaiming her queen title. However Ganessa still wants to challenge her now to see who is really number 1 even if this is against regulations for Pandoras to fight outside Carnival. Ganessa deploys her Volt Weapon, Chains of Binding and attacks. But Satellizer was just cool and she didn’t even move much to send Ganessa to a crashing defeat! Eat your words b*tch! Ganessa couldn’t care less about anything now and activates her powerful Pandora Mode. It blows Satellizer away but Kazuya catches her. She doesn’t feel spiteful despite him touching her. Due to the distraction, Ganessa binds her and starts cutting her up. She is about to cut her right hand to commemorate her victory but Kazuya steps in to protect her. She slaps away the kid. Satellizer gets upset and unleashes her Pandora Mode. She breaks loose from the chains and in the final face off, all it takes is a single strike from Satellizer to defeat Ganessa. Yeah, she’s close to naked too. She could’ve been finished if Yumi and Elise didn’t refrain her. They order her to disarm her Pandora Mode since it’s only for experimental purposes and they don’t know what side effect it will have. Both ladies will get their punishment. Kazuya upon knowing who the lecturers are realizes they once fought along Kazuha’s side and believes that there are people who have returned from the fight with Novas. Principal Sister Margaret gives Kazuya his dorm key and advises him about the pairing between Pandora and her Limiter is left to the choices of each person in question. Kazuya finds his roommate is Arthur. He wanted to ask about Satellizer but was told not to get involved with her because she doesn’t even use a Limiter. But Arthur is so eager about telling his own Pandora, the most beautiful, strong and incomparable Pandora that loves him: Ganessa. Oh sh*t. He didn’t watch today’s ruckus, didn’t he? Limiter Eater, Miyabi Kannazuki takes an interest in Kazuya and feels he has got enough qualifications to receive her proclamation. Big breasted girl in her hot lingerie surrounded by her male harem? Doesn’t sound good.

Episode 3
It is Kazuya’s first day in class and he realizes Arthur isn’t around. That’s because he’s nursing Ganessa. Still didn’t know what happened to her, eh? Better don’t ask. Class rep, Kaho Hiiragi shows Kazuya around the cafeteria. She mentions she saw him standing up for Satellizer and though he still feels guilty for causing her to lose the Carnival, she advises not to get involve with her. But Kazuya is upset that she is saying bad things about people she doesn’t even know much. Speaking of Satellizer, she comes into the cafeteria and everyone just ran away like they saw a ghost! Guess what? Kazuya grabs her hand again! Shocking! She drops her food and runs away to the rooftop. Kazuya follows her and not only apologizes but also thanks her for saving him then. She says it’s her principle to return favours. Kazuya feels she is a nice person compared to how others paint and guess what next? He asks her to take him as her Limiter! Arthur and Kaho are eavesdropping and must be surprise at the developments. However third year Miyabi and her men tease them about making a pact at such a place. Arthur and Kaho know Miyabi as a Limiter Eater because she throws away guys once she gets tired of them and has no intention to fight Novas. Miyabi wants to make Kazuya her little brother and do a Baptism with her but he rejects. She doesn’t take light of this insult. In a shocking turn, Satellizer warns her not to lay a finger on him. Now she’s standing up for him? Miyabi feels she’s been underestimated and will show her the different levels between a second and third year. She uses her Volt Weapon, Homing Dagger followed by her high speed Accel Turn but to everyone’s surprise, Satellizer can also do that. Accel Turn is a curriculum only thought to third years. Miyabi goes crazy when Satellizer scratches her face. She orders her Limiters to do Ereinbar Set and sets upon them a Freezing Area. However Satellizer can jump out of it but she sees Kazuya stuck and goes back to get him. In that instance, she got stabbed by the Homing Daggers. Miyabi is going to teach her a lesson for scarring her face. All Satellizer wants is for her to let Kazuya go. But she isn’t going to let it be. She has her guys beat Kazuya up while she fondles Satellizer’s boobs. Adding to her humiliation, she pulls down her pantsu and has her guys take pictures of her nice ass to send it around later. Kazuya is so upset that he breaks free from Freezing Area and sets that area upon them himself. Without Ereinbar Set, how can he do that? Beats me but Satellizer is going to turn the tables on her. Chiffon gets word of what’s happening and rushes to the scene. Look at all the guys beaten up unconscious and Miyabi is begging for mercy! So badly beaten up that she promises never to stand up to her again! What the hell did she do? Chiffon pleads to Satellizer to disarm herself but she won’t listen. Not even the instructors can help. But Kazuya. He has had enough and Freezes Satellizer. Remembering Kazuha’s words, he says Pandoras are not meant to hurt each other. So that’s the end of that. Yumi and Elise research on Kazuya on how he is able to do Freezing. The number of Stigmata that can be matured within a Pandora’s body is between 2 to 4. However Kazuha’s body was exceptional and was able to mature over 20 Stigmata. Though males cannot mature Stigmata or is there any need for it, Kazuya’s body has 30% skeletal structure composing of Stigmata tissue. Whether or not he knows it, perhaps that’s why the government and Genetics knew about this before enrolling him here. Chiffon tends Kazuya’s wound and once again advises him not to get involved with Satellizer. Her actions went too far because in this place, school seniority is like rank in the army, which is absolute. With a third year losing to a second year, this will certainly force third years who have overlooked things so far to take action. Ingrid Bernstein and her Limiter, Leo Bernard are in another practice simulation with a Type-R Nova. As usual, their synchronization is perfect and allows them to easily defeat the enemy. On the way out, she meets Attia Simmons who wants her to take care of Satellizer.

Episode 4
Ingrid remembers her best friend dying in her arms after an attack from a Type-S Nova. Satellizer has been released from solitary confinement after a week. But trouble greets her again. Ingrid, The Guardian of Order as she is called is here to punish those who disturb the order at the academy with all her power. She wants her to find herself a Limiter by tomorrow afternoon so that they both will receive her punishment. The ever stalking Kaho heard the unbelievable and return to inform Arthur and Kazuya. They warn Kazuya to hide because they predict Satellizer will come looking for him. But guess what? He went out looking for Satellizer in her dorm instead! Such a rebellious kid. She is currently in the bath (why the hell didn’t she lock the front door) so Kazuya is tempted to read her diary! Bad kid. Thankfully she steps out and thinks he may have done so and pushes him away. Oh, her towel slipped off. Once both sides have calmed down, Kazuya reveals his intention to come here to find out about her answer in making him her Limiter. The answer is still no. That night Satellizer visits Ingrid and she attacks her because she believes one must strike the opponent while she is separated from their Limiter. So another power fight on the cards. But if Satellizer thinks she can beat Ingrid without her Limiter, she’s wrong because it doesn’t make her any weaker. In fact, she is much stronger and faster especially with her tonfa-like Volt Weapon, Divine Trust. Satellizer uses Accel Turn but Ingrid uses another high end skill called Tempest Turn that clones herself to beat her up. For the record, Ingrid is ranked 7th in her grade. With Leo coming into the picture, Ingrid once again gives her a chance to find a Limiter or else she’ll receive straight the punishment. And conveniently they’re outside the boys’ dorm. Would anybody care to be her Limiter? Oh, there’s one. No prizes guessing who. Kazuya is warned that by becoming her Limiter, he too will be an accomplice with Satellizer in disturbing the order. Heck, screw that. He can’t stand Satellizer being beaten up like this. Kazuya offers to be her Limiter but again she turns him down, citing she hates that dirty sensation of her entire body being licked all over. Ingrid explains her misunderstanding. Though it’s true there is some discomfort as they are sharing all senses, it is not dirty but a sacred bond achieved through deep trust. I guess time’s up so Ingrid charges. To everyone’s surprise Kazuya uses Freezing to stop her even if he hasn’t been Baptized yet. She thinks she should take him out first but was slashed by Satellizer. Kazuya wonders why Ingrid is so obsessed with the order so conveniently Ganessa was there to explain. A year ago before Satellizer transferred here, her grade went on a Carnival expedition but was ambushed by a Nova. Due to its sudden appearance, order within the ranks was thrown into chaos. If the first years did not abandon ship, Marin would’ve till been alive. By the time medics arrive, the Nova is suppressed and Marin died. Ingrid and Leo use Freezing on Satellizer but Kazuya stuns them again by using an omnidirectional Freezing that is normally used by Novas. Satellizer takes out Leo and then targets Ingrid. Ingrid activates Pandora Mode which allows Pandoras to move in Freezing Area without a Limiter. She is still obsessed in protecting the order to prevent unnecessary deaths like Marin. Kazuya using a stronger Freezing begs to differ. Though he may not know her well, but he believes she did not die in vain. She died while upholding her beliefs as a Pandora. He knows it because he too had a sister like that. Ganessa reveals the truth that the first years didn’t abandon ship. Marin purposely let them escape because she knew they couldn’t win as they were without Limiters. Marin stalled for time to let them escape to safety. Ingrid remembers Marin asking her about the first years before her final breath. Thankfully they were all safe. Hey Ganessa, why wait till today only to tell her? More impact? Ingrid feels guilty for even thinking that her best friend’s death was in vain. So end of fight. Kazuya thanks Satellizer for saving him for the second time.

Episode 5
Kaho and Arthur find it strange that Kazuya can use Freezing even without being Baptised. Kazuya himself doesn’t know and all he knew was he wanted to protect Satellizer. Again they try to tell him to stay away from her because even when he saved her, she didn’t even say a word of thanks. Speaking of which, here comes Satellizer. She wants to have a word with Kazuya. At the rooftop, she puts his hand over her cheeks and realizes that when he touches her, she doesn’t get this feeling. She agrees for him to be her Limiter with a condition they don’t do Baptism. I guess he’s happy enough with that. Rana Linchen has arrived all the way from the Tibetan Himalayas to West Genetics as the new transfer student and is fired up to find her Destined Man. Over lunch, Satellizer invites Kazuya to her room tonight. Could this be it? As Kazuya walks back, he spots Rana. Seems she got lost and is happy to see him because he’s the first person she met ever since stepping foot in this academy! WTF?! It took her the whole day?! Kazuya guides her to Margaret’s office and meets up with Kaho and Arthur. They learn about becoming Satellizer’s Limiter and his invitation to her room. They think this could only mean she may be just want to use his power because there is no Stigmata given as a symbol of bond and that the First Room Entry is some kind of custom for Baptism (I don’t blame you if you start having naughty thoughts. Besides it’s a custom for Pandoras to bond well with their younger counterpart). Outside the girls’ dorm, Kazuya bumps into 3 ladies. Once they know Satellizer has consented to join with him, they wish to celebrate with him by beating him up! Audrey Duval AKA Slash Maiden, Aika Takeuchi AKA Silver Leaf of Intoxication and Tris McKenzie AKA Twin Fang are the ladies who bitterly lost to Satellizer at an earlier Carnival. It doesn’t take a genius to guess that they’re doing this out of revenge. Kazuya is pinned down but the thing is, they too get rough with Kaho. They call it re-education or training, but it’s bullying-cum-punishment obviously. Tris and Kaho fight but of course a first year like Kaho is no match for her senior. If Arthur had not stood there and watch and go inform the teacher, he wouldn’t have got beaten up and stepped on especially where it hurts most. Seeing his buddies getting beaten up, Kazuya gets upset and unleashes his Freezing. The bullies are shocked. Meanwhile Rana once again lost her way to the dorm but sees Kazuya using Freezing. She saw the Kunlun Tears trembling. However Kazuya loses power and collapses. The bullies plan to leave a scar on his body but were stopped by Rana. She won’t let them harm this kid. Stronger and faster, she teaches those bullies a lesson they won’t forget. Elsewhere, Satellizer must be spending the entire evening just choosing which dress she will wear to meet Kazuya. But that’s not him at the door but Arthur. He brings her to the Recovery Centre where Kazuya is recuperating. Satellizer and Rana meet for the first time as the latter introduces herself as a transfer student beginning tomorrow. The former seems suspicious. The ‘it’s another woman’ kind of suspicion, get what I mean? Arthur chauffeurs Rana away to visit Kaho. Elise is surprised Satellizer is asking for Kazuya’s condition. His condition is stable, not life threatening and just overworked his body. At Kaho’s side, Rana explains that she was sent by her Elder to find her Destined Men as this is a fate for women who possess Kunlun Tears. Deciphering her terminology: Rana is a Pandora; Destined Man = Limiter; Kunlun Tears = Stigmata. She shows those Tears behind her back and she has 6 of them (Pandoras often have 2 only). Rana has already decided on her Limiter: Kazuya. But the duo mention he belongs to Satellizer. Oh, look at that expression. I smell a big cat fight coming up…

Episode 6
Kazuya wakes up with Satellizer sleeping by his side. He apologizes for not making it to her room but she is okay with it since they spent the night together. Nothing funny happened lah. Rana is in the same class with Satellizer. She is actually a year older than them but held back a year to learn the basics of being a Pandora. Guess where she sits next to? She gets straight in telling Satellizer that Kazuya is her Destined Man. During a free battle simulation, Rana fights against Ganessa. Rana’s Volt Weapons are her iron gloves and boots, making her a close combat type. She easily dodges all Ganessa’s moves and could’ve dealt the final blow if Yumi didn’t stop the match. Elsewhere, guess who are trying to tell Kazuya to stay away from Satellizer. So persistent, eh? They reveal 2 years ago before Satellizer was transferred here, she was from East Genetics and made a Limiter beyond recovery. That guy, Brooks Ribbon was just like Kazuya. Good looking, lots of girls chased after him and offered himself to be Satellizer’s Limiter. However Satellizer used him to a point whereby he couldn’t be a Limiter anymore. She served a year under house arrest and should’ve been a third year instead of a second year. Subsequently she beat up another second year Limiter who touched her by accident. Their talk is interrupted with Rana joining them. The duo leave so they both can get better acquainted. Rana gets picky on how Kazuya should call him and starts seducing him. They’re in the cafeteria, you know. Hope others don’t lose their appetite with her getting too close and intimate to him. And then… Satellizer comes in. She wants to have a word with Kazuya. Obviously that guy follows her. Attia soon takes her seat next to Rana and proceeds to tell her something ‘pitiful’. Gosh. That doesn’t sound good. At the rooftop, Satellizer wants Kazuya to call her casually too (don’t want to lose out to a certain transfer student) and invites him to eat lunch with her. Rana reflects what Attia told her. Because Kazuya and Satellizer became a pair without Baptism, this could only mean Kazuya has been tricked by her pretty face so she can use his ability. After that, she’ll just toss him aside and search for another one. Oh, great lie she’s telling but unfortunately gullible Rana believes her. Rana goes to see Satellizer in her room and wants them to settle a score at the simulation centre. She tells her to break up with Kazuya. Of course she can’t. Then why doesn’t she do Baptism? She’s not obliged to give her private reason, right? Haha. Because Rana touched her shoulder, she got punched. If that’s the way how she wants to settle it, so be it. Let the cat fight begin. If Satellizer wins, Rana will never bother them again. Vice versa. Rana wins and Satellizer breaks up with Kazuya. Instigator Attia is watching with glee as both powerful women duke it out. Both are evenly matched so Rana activates her Holy Gate Stigmata. This allows her to push her power to the limit so she becomes stronger and faster both in the short and long range. Though Satellizer gets pounded, she uses her Double Accel Turn and 3 attacks from 3 directions to return the favour. It ends with Satellizer stabbing her sword into Rana’s shoulder. But that is where she wants her so she can use her Burning Fang up close and do serious damage to her ribs and internal organs. Satellizer lost? Not yet. She gets up and claims it’s not over. Attia doesn’t like what she sees because these women are more dangerous than expected. Kazuya wanted to visit Satellizer’s room but finds nobody in. He overheard some girls talking about the said woman so Kazuya rushes all the way to the centre to stop them. Kazuya is adamant his partner is Satellizer and Rana’s perception of him being use is just a misunderstanding. Attia interrupts them. Mentioning just a little bit more and everything would’ve gone according to plan, she and her friends want them to do something more interesting.

Episode 7
Rana didn’t like the fact she’s been tricked and used. Attia reminds them about the hierarchy of this academy and with Satellizer causing trouble, this won’t set a good example for juniors and thus her plan to punish her. She gives her a choice of who she wants to fight. Either 4th ranked Arnett McMillan AKA Slashing Trickster or 5th ranked Creo Brand AKA Lightning Hammer. Satellizer will take them both. It might seem like bullying with 2 against 1 and especially an injured but with Rana in the fray, it’ll be fair and square, right? Kazuya tries to stop them but gets knocked out. I guess now there really is a reason to fight, right? Satellizer fights Arnett with her Scythe Machina and got slashed here and there because her attacks come in opposing direction instead of where she believed came from. Yeah, it may even be Triple Accel Turn for all you know. How fast can they get? Arnett finishes off Satellizer with a deep cut. Meanwhile Rana meets her match as Creo beats her up with her Infinity Fang. Attia is willing to take them to the Recovery Centre if they say sorry but Satellizer refuses to acknowledge defeat or kneel down to anyone. Attia got so pissed that she orders Arnett and Creo to tear off their Stigmata. They fear they may be hold responsible for causing them to retire as a Pandora but Attia insists they already have crossed that line. The will of their seniors especially Elizabeth’s have been passed to them so in order to preserve that, she’ll gladly accept the academy’s punishment. Yeah, but why order them and not do it herself then? Satellizer close to death sees a vision of her mom, Noelle Allouache. Flashback time. When Satellizer was just 9 years old, she and her mom went to live at the el Bridget’s family mansion. Noelle is Howard el Bridget’s mistress and by this you can make what Satellizer is, right? Howard’s wife, Olivia didn’t like or acknowledged her but was forced to take her in due to Howard’s will. Plus, Olivia is suffering from an illness. The eldest daughter, Violet is kind enough to them but the youngest son, Louis hates Satellizer. He subjects her to harsh and cruel treatment. Violet tries to speak up to Olivia but she turns a blind eye and continues to hate that woman, thinking they’re only here for the family treasure. One night, Louis enters Satellizer’s room and wants her to become his doll. All she has to do is does everything he says and he will make sure her mom gets to stay here. He starts molesting Satellizer and at this rate, he could be a future rapist. She tried to tell her mom that Louis is doing funny things to her body but she brushes it off and tells her to put up with it. This outrage continues well until Satellizer is grown up. You could say this is where her touching phobia stems from. One night, Violet caught Louis in the act and slapped him. Probably he was moving on to rape. Yeah, the excuse of playing with her isn’t going to cut it. Doesn’t that make it worse? In view of Satellizer’s safety, she couldn’t stay here anymore. Then she got news her mother is dying. Noelle’s last words were to never lose, be stronger, surrender to no one, stand tall and live proudly. Wow. That’s a lot. Then she passed on. Satellizer’s strong unyielding will made her stand up. Then she emits bright lights like those from Holy Gate. She is so bloody fast, faster than her Double Accel Turn that Arnett takes a beating with a move she barely could see. Likewise, Rana gets back up and turns the tables on Creo with her Holy Gate skill of cloning herself to counter Creo’s Tempest Turn. The result of exerting her Holy Gate made her cough up blood. Attia panics upon seeing this nightmare. She is about to do it alone but Arnett and Creo stand back up to finish the fight. They probably would have another go if Chiffon did not stop them. Arnett couldn’t care less and lunges ahead only to be halted by Ticy and a single move by Chiffon. A move so fast that we weren’t able to see what she did. Attia and Creo back down as advised because they don’t want to go messing with the academy’s 1st ranked Chiffon with her Illusion Turn. With a battle ended, another one begins. That is, who shall take Kazuya to the Recovery Centre. Seems Satellizer got it. Chiffon is seen talking to Elizabeth Mably and the latter has no intention of backing down about Satellizer. Chiffon warns that many high ranking third years have been defeated by Satellizer and the results of challenging her may only bring the dignity of third years down even further. Even if Satellizer is a second year, she possesses abilities greater than third years. She feels she should only think of ways to subdue her once she has understood that fact because using plans based on powers will not work. Also as warned by Margaret, peaceful days may not be stay much longer. With all the cat fights, I can see why.

Episode 8
Kazuya wakes up and the first thing he did was to apologize for his uselessness. Satellizer berates him for jumping in without thinking but actually she’s worried he would’ve been hurt bad. Rana didn’t like how Satellizer is making Kazuya feel small. Instead, his bravery is the reason why she likes him even more. She is okay if it is one-sided. For now. Satellizer is starting to reveal her true colours as a tsundere because deep down, she’s in fact happy Kazuya came for her. But the highlight of this episode is the Prom night. Yes, which academy is complete without one of these nights to foster the couples closer to each other? In this case, Pandora and her Limiter. But the main event is the Pandora Queen contest which is somewhat similar to your typical Prom Queen. Last year’s winner was Elizabeth and her stunning beauty is no exception. Speaking of her, she tells Attia and co to leave Satellizer alone. With high ranking third years unable to do the job, what difference would it make? Besides, she is interested in the possibilities of her power. Attia still isn’t giving up but it’s not like she’s going against Elizabeth’s order because to her, there are other ways to punish that b*tch instead of fighting. Satellizer is looking for Kazuya to apologize but she didn’t count on Rana beating her into asking him for the Prom. Arthur and Kaho are smart enough not to get involved in the impending ‘fireworks’. Satellizer insists Kazuya is going to the dance with her and before the ‘fireworks’ really take off, Kazuya announces he did have intentions to ask Satellizer. Rana admits her loss this time and kisses him on the cheek! Hah. It’s not over by a mile. Kazuya comes to pick Satellizer up at her room but her dress was too long so she tripped on top of him. Hmm… Where is his hand grabbing? However they are interrupted by Attia who challenges her to see who can rake in the most votes in the Pandora Queen contest. Satellizer accepts the challenge. Oh Attia, be wary of her gigantic boobs. Hope you have not picked on the wrong area to challenge head on. Chiffon and Ticy are watching with Kim and Elise. The student council girls wonder if Margaret is coming but the instructors mention of recent dimensional disturbances (whether it is Nova invasion is still uncertain) so she is busy having meetings every day with Chevalier and the army. All the candidates for Pandora Queen go up to stage and strut their stuff. Why must they wear such revealing clothes? Even Rana. Yeah, every vote from the guys counts. However Satellizer got cold feet and mentioned she accepted Attia’s challenge at the spur of the moment. Now she’s too embarrassed to go out on stage. Rana gives her rival an uplifting advice that the honour of a Pandora is also the honour of her Limiter. Because of that, they can do anything no matter how unpleasant. The crowd is stunned when Satellizer finally takes stage. Never in their wildest dream the Untouchable Queen would even enter such event. However she is saying and doing nothing. Just standing there embarrassed. But you know how guys and their twisted pervertness. They think it’s the new form of moe!!! Following this event is the dance whereby Pandoras dance with their Limiter partner. I guess Rana without a Limiter ends up with Kaho. Kazuya praises Satellizer for doing her best for him. She’s about to confess into doing the Baptism together when it’s time for the announcement of the top 5 Pandora Queen. Miyabi comes in at 5th but due to her underhanded ways, she got disqualified and is replaced by Ganessa. Then in ascending order, they are Rana, Attia, Elizabeth… Oh wait. Last year’s Pandora Queen took second place? Then who the heck got first? You guessed it. It’s Satellizer winning by a mile! Sore loser Attia isn’t about to give up yet. She tells a couple of those organizer girls that this year’s winner is supposed to wear some outfit. She even made up a story Elizabeth let this year’s victory slip away because she doesn’t want to wear it. Well, the girls believe her and put Satellizer in that skimpy dress. Is that even considered to be clothes? Apparently not. As Attia puts it, a prank item. When it reacts to body temperature, it will gradually turn transparent! Satellizer is paralyzed on stage while Attia has her last b*tch laugh. Satellizer screams for Kazuya’s help. In an instant he uses Freezing to freeze the surrounding area. Isn’t that too much? Then he takes her hand as they make a run out of this place.

Episode 9
Kazuya is being invited to East Genetics as he watches in awe, the academy’s number 1, Cathy Lockharte using her Quadruple Accel Turn (how fast can it get?!) to defeat 2 Novas simultaneously. The reason Kazuya was invited was because as Margaret points out, Cathy is one of the Chosen Pandora who inherited a Heroic Stigmata from Kazuha. However even if Kazuya praises her, Cathy is bent on retiring rather than being promoted to fourth year and joining the Chevalier reserves. She feels somebody more deserving should inherit the Stigmata and that her dream is to be a novelist. Even if it sounds embarrassing to her, Kazuya thinks it’s a wonderful dream and looks forward to her first novel. On the way back, Margaret laments Cathy’s retirement because she could’ve been Kazuha’s equal. Having a Heroic Stigmata, there has never been another capable of producing her level of compatibility throughout the world. Seeing Kazuha had 20 of them, Margaret lets Kazuya know that Satellizer inherited 6 of them. Cathy talks to her instructor Milena Marius. She entered Genetics because her father was a politician and wanted her to attain some distinction. She wouldn’t have enrolled here if he hadn’t made her. But even if she has retired, it’s not like she will stop fighting against Novas. She’ll still continue to protect those she loves. What scares her is that becoming someone that guides other Pandora. She knows she doesn’t possess the true strength of a Pandora and realizes herself as a coward. A fight with Satellizer made her realize that. On that day when Brooks was incapacitated, though he admitted he was forceful, if Cathy wasn’t there, he might have died for real. Cathy fought Satellizer but realized the outcome was apparent. Satellizer had that look in her eyes that never gave up, always standing back up no matter how many times you knock her down. She saw the difference in their reasons to fight, the burdens they carry. In the end, the third years came to suppress her but it made her realize she had no right to lead her fellow Pandoras against Novas. A dimensional disturbance is detected near East Genetics and all fourth and third years are put on standby. What they see next is truly shocking. Four S-Type Novas! Something unprecedented. Prior to this, it has always been 1 Nova at a time. I don’t know why they even bother using a normal military helicopter to fire missiles into it. Didn’t past experience tell you it’s useless? See, they died for nothing. And the Novas aren’t even slowing a bit. Due to shortage of Chevalier, East Genetics are roped in. They did well using tactics of decoys, strikers and finishers for the first Nova to expose its core. However when it is Cathy’s turn to finish the job, it was faster than her Quadruple Accel Turn to stop her from getting close to its core. Then another unprecedented act. The Nova fires a high energy blast! Satellizer is frustrated because she can’t be of any use during this point of crisis. She hears comments of some of the Pandoras feeling glad they aren’t third or fourth years because they are scared in fighting the Novas. Can’t blame them. Kazuya talks to Kaho and Arthur about Ereinbar Set and Baptism with Satellizer. Kazuya realizes why he thought Satellizer looked like his sister. The rest concludes it’s because Satellizer looked like Kazuha due to the Heroic Stigmata she inherited, the reason why Kazuya voluntarily wanted to be her Limiter. Oh, guess who is eavesdropping nearby? Oh, that girl. So broken-hearted. And she thought he was special and was ready to give her heart to him. Is this the right time to be sad? Meanwhile chaos and madness is what is left at the battlefield. The Nova did another unprecedented move by grabbing Cathy with its tentacles. No hentai play, please. More accurately, it is trying to fuse the Stigmata of Cathy and the other Pandoras by neutralizing their Volt Texture. Cathy tries to use her Quadruple Accel Turn but it is futile and got swallowed.

Episode 10
Here’s another surprise. All the Novas suddenly disappeared. End of invasion? Not quite. They reappear close to West Genetics and are surrounding it. Oh sh*t. So attacking East Genetics was just a diversion? Better scramble and on the double! Margaret narrates her observation of past Nova behaviours. When they appear, they seem like they are looking for something and the maximum time remained was 5 hours 37 minutes before self destructing. As West Genetics move out, Satellizer plans on going to fight too even if second years are on standby. She couldn’t care less about Kazuya but what made her stop? Ah, Rana trying to take him away. But still Satellizer isn’t fazed. Rana takes this as she has admitted defeat. Taboo word. Satellizer the eternal I’ll-never-lose woman. They gear up to face off but once again, it is Kazuya who has to come between them and remind them that this is not what being a Pandora is about. Besides, her sister too said never to lose. As the Pandoras take position near the Novas, they see one of them suddenly growing tumour. Actually, they are the East Genetic Pandoras it absorbed. However, they have become possessed zombies under its command. Each of them has a diamond-shaped Stigmata formed on their chest. Something Margaret recognizes and fears as Nova Form. These Pandoras bypass the defence and head straight to the academy grounds. Miyabi laments she has to watch the gates but soon she’ll have to eat her words because the Nova Form Pandoras bust their way in. They ignore Miyabi but when she attacks, she got blasted away for good. So much for defence. Kazuya finds out the reason behind Satellizer’s bad mood. She insists she is not his sister’s replacement. She thought she is special to him just because she inherited Kazuha’s Stigmata. Before Kazuya could dispel the misunderstanding, they get a call from Margaret. Satellizer, Rana, Ganessa and their respective Limiters are to meet her at the Ravensborne Nucleochede. Lesbian Nude Chichi (tits) what? That sums up what this show is about. Just kidding. It’s a chamber deep beneath underground that Margaret wants them to defend at all cost. Inside this chamber is Holy Body. Inside this capsule is Maria Lancelot, the body of the person who become the source for Pandoras to be created. Stigmata have been mass produced using this body and by transplanting it into women, they created Pandoras, the only means to fight Nova. Since the composition of the Stigmata is the same as a Nova’s core, it means very Pandora possesses the latent possibility to turn into Nova Form since to create a Pandora is to implant Nova tissue into humans. Just like how Kazuha did. Holy sh*t! You mean it’s like Bleach in which everyone including shinigamis has that potential to turn into a Hollow?! You mean it’s like in that Madoka series that every magical girl has the potential to become a witch? Because of the fact that the Stigmata can be a double edged sword for humanity, they begun to limit the number of Stigmata injected. But now the Novas are even capable of doing things like this. Speaking of the Nova Form Pandoras, they have already broken into the facility. They are so fast that the shutting walls could barely contain them. Due to the several security layers, they are trapped in an area as command centre releases some gas to disarm them. The walls are even hard enough that their blades but they regenerate. However the joy is short-lived when they blast a beam destroying the walls. Nothing can stop them. So how much do you know about your Novas?

Episode 11
Two of the four Novas have been destroyed. Wow. So long and so much destruction just to take out half the numbers. Margaret reminds the Ravensborne-defending Pandoras about defending it at all cost because if it falls into enemy’s hands, they will have nothing to research on to stop the Novas. The Nova Form Pandoras encounter the first line of defence in the form of Attia, Arnett, Creo and Ingrid. Unfortunately their Limiters got taken out and a couple (Cathy and Milena) got through. But Margaret wants them to stand their ground and keep the rest from advancing as there are other lines of defence. The second line of defence is Elizabeth and Andre her Limiter. Elizabeth’s Stigmata Satellite System demonstrates that one is able to turn those girls back to normal without killing them by destroying the Stigmata. Oh sure. I know the enemy won’t tell you that but hasn’t anybody previously been curious enough to try destroying that piece sticking out like sore thumb on their chest? With this information, the rest pummel the other Nova Form Pandoras and destroy the enemy’s Stigmata. However Cathy unleashes a move that blasts a big hole in the ground and right down to the final defence at the bottom. It boggles me too. Why didn’t they just make a straight path down instead of being toyed around by the wall barriers? They are strong enough to destroy the walls and the floor, right? The first thing Cathy did was to pierce her blades into Rana’s shoulder blade. Still, Rana is strong enough to break free but Cathy’s blade regenerates. Ganessa thought she could help by covering Rana but ended up a liability because she can’t use Accel Turn. Rana had to cover her ass or else she end up as a casualty. Kazuya’s Freezing enables Rana to avoid the same fate. Rana runs out of steam and collapses. Ganessa got so scared she passes out. WTF?! All big talk only, eh? Now it’s Satellizer’s turn to do some serious butt kicking. She insists she doesn’t need Kazuya. Not only because she isn’t his sister’s replacement, she has a score to settle with Cathy. Well, they’re on different ends on sanity the last time they fought. Satellizer takes a beating when she couldn’t match Cathy’s speed. But she wouldn’t lose or give in. This means, she still wants Kazuya to stay out. Getting back up, Satellizer uses a high speed move, No Interval Double Accel (Accel Turn that looks like Tempest Turn. Man, how fast can it get?!) to damage the Stigmata but short of destroying it. This temporarily brings Cathy’s consciousness back but the Stigmata starts suppressing it against her will. Satellizer again uses No Interval Double Accel but finds she can’t keep up with Cathy’s speed. She could’ve lost if Kazuya hadn’t use Freezing on Cathy. He tries to make Cathy remember about their promise and that she’s not supposed to do something like this. Wait. Can mere words wake her up? Oh I forgot. Kazuya isn’t your normal kid. True enough, his words reach Cathy. She tries to fight the control. Kazuya is also Freezing so hard to the point he is bleeding. Satellizer still insists she doesn’t need him. Now he’s got an answer for her. Even if she doesn’t, he still does because she is his partner. She is an important person who inherited Kazuha’s Stigmata. He wants to protect everything that is important. Those words finally made Satellizer realize Kazuya didn’t wish for her to be his replacement sister. Besides, it’s not that she can become that heroine in the first place. Though it’s true he may have chose her because of Kazuha’s Stigmata, but without that, she wouldn’t have met him and would never have gotten a partner. So are you glad you met that kid now? Are you glad you got Kazuha’s Stigmata? She still won’t lose, though. Kazuya is at his limit and got blasted away. Satellizer too could have died if not for Cathy struggling to fight the mind control. She is in pain. Anguish. Torture. Pleading for Satellizer to stop her (do those blood tears convince you?). But why is Satellizer just standing there wondering what is going on? She had ample chance to strike the Stigmata but no… She was just starring in awe till Cathy starts glowing. Meanwhile Attia and co rush back to Elizabeth. She seems to have miscalculated her aim because when she let her guard down, Milena got up and drilled a hole right down to the Holy Body.

Episode 12
It’s not that the chamber is left totally unguarded. Chiffon and Ticy are there to keep Milena company. Cathy unleashes a powerful blast meant for Satellizer. But guess who stood up to protect her? No, not Kazuya. Ganessa! I wonder how her tiny body is able to block that big blast. But seriously, the blast is so devastating that Ganessa’s arm got ripped off!!! Holy sh*t!!! She might still be giving an excuse to protect weaker people as a Pandora’s duty but we know she means it on a deeper scale. Arthur is hysterically that his beloved senpai is dying and instead of talking, why didn’t he start carrying her? Look, she’s dead. Okay, maybe it doesn’t change the fact that she’ll die since they’re so deep underground and by the time they reach the nearest Recovery Centre, she’ll already be dead. Seriously, Ganessa dead? NOOOO!!! Satellizer has never felt so much rage inside her that she is entering what is believed to be Nova Mode or Abnormal Stigmata Assimilation on her own will. So fast, so powerful, so full of rage that she blocked every move Cathy struck. So angry that she tore off both Cathy’s arms!!!!! So pissed off she ripped the Stigmata out of her chest!!!!!! Man, she is one mad woman. Satellizer would probably have listened to Cathy’s plea to kill her (she got her consciousness back) but Kazuya stopped the rampaging Satellizer. He doesn’t want to see friends killing friends. Can mere words and hug stop her this time? Maybe Kazuya needs to try harder. To show that Satellizer is still in control of her destiny, she didn’t kill Cathy and reverts back. Oh, as not to end on a sour note, Ganessa is still alive. Better hurry and get medical attention to her. Cathy wonders why she didn’t kill her so Satellizer replies she doesn’t want to disappoint Kazuya as he has thought her an important lesson of those who bear the Stigmata and the sole purpose of a Pandora. Chiffon and Ticy aren’t the academy’s number 1 and 3 respectively for nothing. They disarm Milena and with the Nova down to only 1, it’s a matter of time they defeat it. But they’re not out of the woods yet. The Nova suddenly disappears. Using Milena’s Stigmata as a coordinate, it reappears right in the chamber! Oh, how does something so big fit into there? Never mind. So it’s time for the Pandoras to go into action but wait. Something strange is happening to Satellizer. Her Stigmata Abnormal Activation Rate has been surpassed and she is turning into a Nova herself! I know she tore out Cathy’s Stigmata, but how the heck did it get absorbed into her chest? Satellizer unleashes a powerful Freezing Area, immobilizing all the Pandoras. They think they have a trick up their sleeve as they activate Pandora Mode. But that is only short-lived because Satellizer’s Freezing is more powerful and cancels Pandora Mode.  The real Satellizer is sitting alone within herself, pleading Kazuya for help. Now she really needs him, eh? Kazuya uses Freezing on her and says he believes in her. Satellizer meets Kazuha who tells her to protect her precious people because she has the Stigmata to do that. She gets to extra power to break free from her Nova Form as the Stigmata itself breaks. Kazuya’s Ereinbar Set engulfs the ladies and they felt his warmth. They use this opportunity to strike the Nova’s core. In the aftermath as everybody is picking up the pieces, Kazuya sees off Cathy and Milena. Cathy thinks of joining Chevalier. What about her novel? She’ll do that too. I guess after all the amazing things that have happened today, doing both at the same time is nothing. Kazuya and his friends visit Ganessa recuperating in hospital (don’t worry, her arm is patched back thanks to her Stigmata as with the same with Cathy). Surprisingly, Satellizer also pays a visit as she thanks her for protecting her then. Something she would never have done. So she’s totally change, eh? I can think of one good reason. And remember Kazuya’s visit to her room? Yeah, they haven’t forgotten about that yet. And yes, it’s Baptism for real. Probably she took too long in choosing which dress she should wear that Kazuya and Rana are already at her doorstep. In her panic, she trips so when the duo see her in an ambiguous position, Rana thought she’s planning on doing something sly to seduce Kazuya. Rana doesn’t want to lose out and strips too. I guess the only aspect of Satellizer that hasn’t changed is her attitude of not wanting to lose. Yeah, she takes off her bra… What else has she got to lose?

Specials
These are 3-minute specials that come with the DVD. There are a total of 6 of them and the only reason you watch this is of course, the nudity and fanservice. Not the plot or anything else. Duh. Like we need more of them since the TV series is filled with it. Ah strangely, you can never get tired of the same fanservice :p. I guess even if they have that tough ‘armour’ on the outside, they’re still sensitive vulnerable ladies on the inside.

Special 1 – During a Carnival, Satellizer’s accidental sneeze causes her Volt Texture to turn her clothes transparent. In short, she’s naked. Rana starts fondling her humungous melons and embarrassed Satellizer does the same to Rana for they misinterpret some idiom. Rana notices Kazuya’s eyes nailed to Satellizer’s bare skin so she too strips herself and gets dirty with Kazuya. Seeing Arthur’s eyes are wandering too, Ganessa also strips and uses a certain part (let’s say it’s that part down there) to attack Rana. The cause of their Volt Texture becoming unstable? Catching a cold. Achoo!

Special 2The third year ladies are bugging Satellizer about her First Room Entry with Kazuya on what she should do. Why the hell is Kazuya in the girls’ bath too? Anyway Elizabeth tells them off because they too didn’t properly do their First Room Entry. Elizabeth reveals all their embarrassing First Room Entry failures (all of which I feel are laughable). She feels they aren’t qualified to teach others so they want her to teach them the true way. When Chiffon learns what they are talking about, she starts laughing so uncontrollably hard. Perhaps Elizabeth’s First Room Entry was the worst? Yeah, she can’t even say…

Special 3 – It’s the physical examinations and Rana has this penchant of measuring one’s bust with accuracy by just feeling and rubbing. Some skill… Ganessa has that evil smirk on her face when she thought her bust size increased based on Rana’s measurement. Of course the one who dreads this day is the flat-chest Attia. Chiffon sees her alone and proceeds to measure her herself. She notes her cute tiny breasts are her charm. An insult? Attia vows to turn them bigger with her Volt Texture (can she?). Meanwhile all the guys are eavesdropping outside. This must be paradise…

Special 4 – I’m not sure what this swim meet is about but in this free-for-all race, the girls start getting dirty by trying to sabotage each other. That means, unstrapping and stealing their swimsuit. I don’t think this is a race anymore. All the girls are naked. And why is Kazuya the only guy in this race? He thought with the girls fighting, he will win this since he has been in the lead since the start. But the winner turns out to be a Nova?! WTF?!

Special 5 – Margaret, Yumi and Elise have detected a critical error that will corrupt the data in the Volt Texture system. They fear something terrible is going to happen. Meanwhile, I’m not sure what the heck is this PE class is about because the girls are to do group exercises while the boys watch with glee (they call it studying relations). The girls put up weird group poses with equally grand if not disturbing names. Finally the error in the Volt Texture gives in and all the girls’ clothes disappear. Wow. It must be paradise again for the boys. See how everyone starts snapping away with their cameras. Why the hell in the first place do they have cameras?! As for the principal and instructors, they too become naked. Look at those gawking eyes of the military men. Guys will always be guys.

Special 6 – In this special training session, not only the Pandoras must try and get out of Kazuya’s Freezing Area without activating Pandora Mode, they must also fight against this sensation that they are feeling with his Ereinbar Set. Hmm… Must be something stimulating, eh? Why is Yumi even joining in? How does everyone escape? The girls gang up and strip Satellizer’s clothes to reveal her sensitive parts! I’m sure Kazuya is knocked out after seeing this ‘amazing scene’, eh? Poor Satellizer is inconsolable. The Untouchable Queen just got violated…

Free For All!
At the rate the TV series was going, I thought it was going to be filled with cat fights, b*tch slaps and slugging out of petty egos. Well, at least for the first 2/3 of the series. Then with the final third having the girls needing to fight off Novas, I just felt this final bit was to remind us what the original plot of this show was about. That’s right. Fighting Novas. Not among each other. Ironically an academy which is set up to train Pandoras to fight against Novas, here we see them obsessed with keeping the order. Is it a wonder why we human race do not stand a chance against the Novas? With b*tches like this, it’s no wonder human race is doomed. Not even Superman can save the day. If they can display that kind of violent grit during Carnival, why can’t they do so when faced against Novas? Yeah, when you see the real thing, it’s going to be real sh*t. I guess everybody is also ‘blind’ in the sense that most of the girls who don’t like Satellizer try to pick on her and think they are damn powerful. Just because she lost her status as number one doesn’t make her any less weak. Besides, don’t they know that she is actually a third year and only held back due to her delinquent status? That’s why I say they are blind. They think she has been beaten and touched, a second year and therefore can be easily thought a good lesson. But thank goodness that they themselves receive the painful end of their own actions. You reap what you sow.

I guess there are lots more potential for this show since in the final episode, there is this professor, Kengo Aoi (I believe he is Kazuya’s dad or uncle) mentioning that it is their right decision to choose Satellizer. As because the Stigmata serving as a double edged sword, they will give birth to stronger Pandoras. I suppose this means if they are to make a sequel, they will have more characters, abilities, terms, shocking secrets, twists, revolutions and yes, the catty fights complete with fanservice. The Novas portrayed here are truly a scary creature. For one thing, there is nothing much you know about them. Because of this fact, it makes them dangerous and ‘scarier’ because you know nothing about them. You don’t know why they are here, what they are looking for, their goals and such. Even as I was watching, I couldn’t help feel a little frightened whenever a Nova appeared. Especially when they start making that creepy voice. It sounds so eerie and hollow. Yikes.

The main characters are nothing to shout about. Satellizer is your typical cold and unfriendly heroine at first. Because of a persistent boy, she finally opens up and finds that being touched isn’t that bad. It’s always that traumatic period when you’re a kid that sets the tone and scars for the rest of your life. As the series progresses, I kinda noticed that everyone doesn’t fear Satellizer like they use to. Hmm… Maybe it’s because of her title as Pandora Queen that softens her outlook. Still, she has a potential to develop into a tsundere especially when cheerful honest-to-goodness Rana comes into the picture, expect some tussling. Though Kazuya has his sights set on Satellizer, you might never know in the future. Maybe they should have more of this love triangle in the future. Seeing the ladies got a taste of Kazuya’s Ereinbar Set, I’ll be guessing some would even start falling for him. Besides, that kid is also a mystery himself. Like how can he defy conventional science by using Freezing by himself without being Baptized. Don’t tell me he is a Nova too! I won’t cast away that possibility… Otherwise, you can say he is a nice kid and with a pinch of rebellion within. He keeps doing the opposite of what his friends tell him. But they are the right things. You can’t ostracize people based on rumour or just because one looks scary. Kaho and Arthur are minor characters that have a knack of popping up eavesdropping ‘important’ conversations so I feel this is not to make them being neglected. I mean, what business and role would Kaho have in the series seeing she isn’t a full Pandora herself and even so without a Limiter. As all other Limiters to the Pandoras are so minor (not to mention some of them look the same), their role is so forgettable so where would Arthur stand if he isn’t put into this kind of role? As for the other ladies who fought Satellizer, they may sound like as though they are just big talk but they do have the fighting skills to give her a good fight. Except Miyabi. Of course eventually they will lose out because you know, Satellizer is a bad loser.

Something still bugs me. If Pandoras are able to move inside Freezing Area without Limiters via Pandora Mode, why the heck do they need Limiters in the first place for? Perhaps it’s still under experimentation stage and they do not know the side effects when used often. Seeing this skill called Accel Turn in which Pandoras can use it to accelerate themselves at high speed to attack, it just dumbfounds me that there are double, triple and then quadruple faster speeds than the usual. I guess in the future I won’t be surprised that there will be faster terms to coin this. And if they are so fast, I’m sure you wouldn’t have seen anything, right? They’ll land the blow faster than they can even finish their sentences. It also boggles me that every Pandora has their own nickname. Though it suits their personality and attacking style, I just thought it sounds grand and doesn’t have any real impact in real battles whatsoever. Are the Novas going to stop in fear when they hear those names? Hearing them just made me go WTF sometimes. Even the term Pandora is a question itself. You know what a Pandora Box is, right? One word: Trouble. Ironic, eh? Considering that Pandoras can become Novas and when not fighting the enemy, they fight among themselves.

The action doesn’t disappoint but the fanservice always get in the way. Get what I mean? If you notice this, during the intense fights, the first part of the clothes to be ripped and torn apart are the breasts. It makes you wonder why they don’t make a stronger defence point at this place. Besides, seeing that all the Pandoras are armed with Volt Texture, couldn’t they just let it not rip? For realism? For fanservice is more like it. So for the most duration of the fight, you will see the ladies fighting out with their bare breasts and for extra added service, you’ll get to see some fighting in their undies. If Volt Texture can regenerate the clothes back to normal, then shouldn’t it automatically restore the torn part? The skirt is also so short that it makes you wonder why the hell do they need to wear it in the first place. Who approved of this kind of uniform anyway? They don’t need to even bend a bit, you just tilt your head a little and wahlah! You get a glimpse of panty shot satisfaction. Like as though the skirts were made this short for this purpose (which I think it is). Also, why is it Satellizer gets to wear a different uniform from the rest? It’s not like this was her previous academy’s uniform either.

The mid-intermission is another section to get your fanservice fix. In addition, you can glimpse the biodata of the focused Pandora of the series such as height, blood type, hobbies, nationality, favourite food and the all important 3-sizes. Guess what is Chiffon’s favourite food? Yeah, maybe she’s just living up to her name, eh? But the most mind boggling data is the one which states the weakness point when they are touched. What the heck is this info for? What usefulness would this provide? For instance, Satellizer’s weakness is to be touched on the boobs and under the arms for Ganessa. Huh? So are they saying you can ‘paralyze’ a Pandora simply by touching this area? I don’t know, it wasn’t really demonstrated in the series except for the single scene in which Kazuya hugged Satellizer for the first time. Rana is the only one without any form of weakness (heck, that girl came from the Himalayans, you expect her to have some form of sensitive spot?) while Ingrid is the total opposite having her weakness just about anywhere. I hope the Novas don’t find this information out because they can turn the entire Pandora squad into some hentai flick if they so wish. Another odd thing about the biodata information is that the final episode is focused on Kazuya! And here I thought which of the girls are left out (some episode features 2 Pandoras instead) and was guessing who would the final girl be. It could even be Satellizer again but no… Why would they put up the biodata of a guy?! Even his 3-sizes?! NOT STIMULATING! NOT FUNNY! And why does he have his hair as his weakness point?! Oh, I don’t know what else to say anymore. Sometimes the other reason than fanservice why you won’t want to watch this is the gore and blood. There are several scenes in which girls are violently slashed, their limbs falling apart and blood smearing everywhere. It is very graphic so if you can’t stomach this kind of scenes, don’t watch this.

For an ecchi series like this, there are quite a number of popular seiyuus. For instance, my favourite Mamiko Noto lends her voice to Satellizer. She also doubles as Kazuha so each time Kazuya thinks how similar his sister is to that ice queen, I can’t help smirk and say, “That’s because they are the same voice actress!”. I guess if not for her, I wouldn’t be really watching this series either. Sheesh… I had this feeling Rie Kugimiya was behind Cathy’s voice. If she doesn’t do her tsundere loli trademark, I wouldn’t spot her at first go. But still, her squeaky voice is still recognizable. Kana Hanazawa as Rana is so much recognizable like as though she is a much livelier version of Kobato. Other casts include Mitsuhiro Ichiki as Kazuya (Yukio in Bleach, Takeyama in Angel Beats), Eri Kitamura as Ganessa (Rin in Kodomo No Jikan), Kana Ueda as Attia (Rin in Fate/Stay Night), Marina Inoue as Chiffon (Laura in Infinite Stratos), Aya Uchida as Ticy (Ascoeur in Kiddy Girl -and), Yuko Kaida as Elizabeth (Ryomou in Ikkitousen), Ami Koshimizu as Ingrid (Horo in Spice And Wolf), Yuu Asakawa as Arnett (Sakaki in Azumanga Daioh), Izumi Kitta as Creo (Cordelia in Tantei Opera Milky Holmes), Natsuko Kuwatani as Miyabi (Suisei Seki in Rozen Maiden), Rumi Ookubo as Kaho (Chinatsu in YuruYuri), Nobuhiko Okamoto as Arthur (Usui in Kaichou Wa Maid-sama), Akeno Watanabe as Yumi (Rito in To Love-Ru) and Fumie Mizusawa as Elise (Juliet in Romeo x Juliet).

Hmm… Don’t you think Pandoras and their younger Limiters make them as cougars? Older women, younger boys… Sometimes it looks like the academy seems like a big match-making organization. So power up humans to save the world from highly advanced aliens? Sounds like a nice idea but first we have to get pass the prejudice and hatred among ourselves. Or else the aliens would just watch in glee how we kill and take each other out. They don’t even have to lift a finger to destroy us. We do a good job in that. Naturally. I hope there won’t be any kind of story whereby only otakus can save the day from menacing super aliens. At that point I’ll just be Fleeing. Don’t want to stick around to find out what happens next. Or worse, get my arms ripped off!