Freezing – First Impressions

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.

Rating: Mediocre

7 Comments to “Freezing – First Impressions”

  1. Lanir says:

    My impression was that the gore was heightened for the first episode for max shock value. In later episodes they aren’t as in your face with it and just use it a little for emphasis here and there. I’ve watched up to episode seven so far and I think the main emphasis of the story is on semi-nude fight scenes and the bad attitudes the various characters have. I was able to compare a recent scene between anime and manga for this series. The anime stripped the characters down from the uniform so one was completely nude and the other was in a bikini, tossed two thirds of their dialogue for the scene (including some that explained what was going on a bit better), and added other girls to the scene in a non-speaking eye candy role. As best I can tell the pool scenes are going for a she’s-nude-so-she’s-evil vibe.

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    Reltair Reply:

    Aw shucks, I wish they would have followed the manga more closely then. I would probably have liked the anime better if they did so.

    “the main emphasis of the story is on semi-nude fight scenes and the bad attitudes the various characters have”

    Yeah, that’s what it seemed like. Not particularly interesting to me.

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  2. adorach says:

    it is true alot of things are left un answered lol but still fun to watch when ever u have nothing else to do lol

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  3. adorach says:

    and i will agree with you after thinking about it there are alot of others this season that are shaping up better *shrug* oh well lol

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    Reltair Reply:

    Aye, at least it’s something to watch if there’s free time.

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  4. poketz says:

    the actual manga was better than the anime because there is more of a story than just showin tits here there and everywere

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    Reltair Reply:

    Haha, I wonder how the mangaka feels about the adaptation.

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