Freezing is the last series that I’ll be looking at for this season.
The premise is that aliens have invaded Earth and any conventional means to defeat them appear to fail. So they made a school where genetically modified girls called “Pandoras” can train with their male partners called “Limiters” in order to combat this threat. Limiters can use a special ability called “Freezing”, which restricts the movements of the their target. Hence, where the name of the series comes from.
Freezing has way too much fan service content in it. Plus, it doesn’t really mix well with all the blood and gore from the battle scenes. As for the story itself, I find myself left with countless questions. Why are all the Pandoras high school girls? Why do they wear school uniforms to battle instead of some type of combat armor? Why do they all use Medieval Age weapons? Besides the “Freezing” ability, I really don’t see anything special about their attacks. It seems as if you could use freezing on an alien and then just fire a rocket at it instead.
Oh, then there’s the main character himself. I could rant on about how I hate characters like him, but I won’t. The students at the school also fight amongst themselves way too much when they should be united against a common enemy, the aliens. I’m really losing touch with these middle/high school aged shows. At least make them college students or something!
Overall, Freezing‘s story doesn’t contain any special elements that draw me in. Granted I’ve only seen the first few episodes, but an ecchi battle series doesn’t really interest me.