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Alternative Titles

English: Freezing
Japanese: フリージング


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 8, 2011 to Apr 7, 2011
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.321 (scored by 61983 users)
Ranked: #21282
Popularity: #255
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Set in a slightly futuristic world where Earth has been invaded and is at war with aliens from another dimension called the Nova, the story follows the adventures of a Japanese boy named Kazuya Aoi who enrolls for training at a special school for genetically modified girls called Pandoras who battle the aliens, and their male partners, called Limiters, who use a special power called "freezing" to limit their opponent's mobility. The protagonist makes the acquaintance of an unusual older girl named Satellizer el Bridget who appears to be the most powerful Pandora in her class, but has not yet chosen a male partner to be her Limiter, and in spite of the warnings of all his friends, he decides to be her Limiter.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Freezing
Side story: Freezing Specials
Sequel: Freezing Vibration

Characters & Voice Actors

Aoi, Kazuya
Aoi, Kazuya
Grelle, Josh
Grelle, Josh
Ichiki, Mitsuhiro
Ichiki, Mitsuhiro
el Bridget, Satellizer
el Bridget, Satellizer
Noto, Mamiko
Noto, Mamiko
Glass, Caitlin
Glass, Caitlin
Linchen, Rana
Linchen, Rana
Hanazawa, Kana
Hanazawa, Kana
Marchi, Jamie
Marchi, Jamie
Sister Margaret
Sister Margaret
Takahashi, Rieko
Takahashi, Rieko


Watanabe, Takashi
Tsujitani, Kouji
Sound Director
Bickham, Clint
Theme Song Performance

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Apr 10, 2011
*Fan-service aside, this anime did a great job at adapting the manga material.*

It breaks my heart to see such horrible overall ratings and reviews on this anime that, for all intents and purposes, was fairly accurate and stayed faithful to the manga if one were to ignore the anime original contents (eg. mostly fan service and one useless episode). While it is fair to say there are multiple flaws in the anime series that could have been improved on (or unnecessary contents that could have been done without), the anime as a whole has served itself quite nicely considering it is only a one-cour read more
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Yesterday, 5:53 PM
If you are reading this because you have not yet seen this anime and are trying to see whether or not this is the right show for you, then please keep in mind that this review is of my own opinion that may differ from you own, so keep your own personal tastes in mind. If you have already seen this anime and are reading this then you're kind of just along for the ride.

The story for freezing is set in a semi-futuristic world where humanity is under threat by inter-dementonal aliens called Nova and young girls; augmented with superpowers named Pandora are tasked with read more
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Jun 20, 2013
I'll have to say, the reason I started this series is because the introduction summary reminded me of Ash and Pikachu XD. But besides that, Freezing is a definite different from anime i have watched so far.
Please remember that this is my own personal opinion, whether you find it distasteful or outright wrong in your viewpoint, is your own valued perspective.

Story: The story is original, although it has the overused theme of aliens coming to earth for reasons unknown other than destruction, a typical fanservice-harem anime was easily revealed when the main roles were given to sexy teenage girls with giant racks and fetishes read more
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Feb 10, 2015
I haven't read the manga yet, so my review will be based solely on how I enjoyed the anime.

I shamelessly love the aliens-are-invading-lets-genetically-modify-teens-and-putem-in-a-school plot. I found that the Nova weren't really focused on at all until the last episodes, but the first half of the series was entertaining and flowed nicely. The story line is episode-by-episode for the most part but easy to keep track of.

The characters were physically distinguishable - if only by hairstyle for all the redheads but I mean. The breasts were unnatural and vaguely uncomfortable to look at, since they more like resembled balloons that jutted outwards. Ehhh. All read more
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It's about male characters fighting along side stronger female characters.
Both have a Certain power that only women/females/girls can use
Large, fearsome monsters regularly appear to destroy the world, only for a group of teenagers to fight back. Since NGE came first, most of Freezing’s story can be thought of as an imitation or tribute. Freezing’s Nova appear like NGE’s Angels, coming in numbered waves (Eighth Nova Clash vs. The 13th Angel). While NGE’s Angels take on different forms, the ones in Freezing generally look about the same as robotic figures, however, with each wave, they introduce new attacks. The Freezing field is similar to that of the AT field in NGE where it has to be penetrated or overridden in order to get in a successful attack. There is even a similar operatic sound effect played as the Nova approach that I was expecting that when the Nova explodes, it might show a cross symbol. They invade a deep underground fortress breaking through layers of doors and walls, and are rather successful at it. Their goal is shockingly similar. Meanwhile, the male protagonist pines for a connection to his lost family member and sees aspects of that person in his colleague.

If you’re into giant monster invasion action, watch the first episode of Freezing and then skip through to episode 9 where they finally deal with Novas again. If you prefer the moe aspects and actual ecchi fanservice instead of promises of fanservice, then you can watch Freezing. Just don’t expect a lot of psychological depth in Freezing.

Freezing's second season has even more similarities.
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- Ecchi
- Teenagers fighting
- Maidos!
- War between students
Both are panty-fighter shows, that is, with the heroines dueling each other until their clothes are shredded. Even when the heroines are clothed, the anime directors still insist on showing low-angle panty shots and exposed chests, along with the girls dressed in provocative clothing for their commercial breaks. Both series insist on giving the girls a nickname, a relative ranking (for Freezing), body measurements, weapon names, and special abilities, as if they were selectable characters for a video game.

The male protagonist joins a school full of fighting girls, lacking abilities of his own at first, but developing some based on his lineage (from family members who died prior to the series). Takeru in Maken-ki does not have a primary romantic interest but he attracts the same types of harem characters including a cold-hearted beauty with extraordinary powers (Himegami) and a childhood friend who latches onto him and who makes the others jealous (Inaho). The girls mainly fight each other but later they ally to support each other as they get involved with rival organizations with characters from around the world (Team Venus) and the over-arching conglomerate called the Kamigari who act as an antagonist. Maken-ki does have guys that also fight and have special powers.

Freezing is also centered about a bunch of school girls fighting, but there are more guys in the background as support characters, but outside of Kazuya and Arthur, they stay in the background. The main guy Kazuya is fairly useless at the start of the series, but stays loyal to the tsundere heroine Satellizer, while attracting the affections of a second girl Rana, who coincidentally uses hand-to-hand combat and hardened gauntlets like Minaho. He later develops some inherent abilities that surprise the staff, while Satellizer also shows an extraordinary ability to learn and develop her abilities. The other girls initially serve as rivals; like Maken-ki, they come from all over the world, and would later become allies for the common cause. Some of the authority figures from both the student body as well as alumni teachers are heavily involved in the series (Yumi and Elise in comparison to Minori and Aki). The faculty even get their own prequel series (Freezing: Zero) although Maken-ki’s prequel is much shorter, barely lasting a few chapters. The graduates join an organization called the Chevalier to defend the world from oncoming invaders, but the organization itself is suspect. Freezing is more violent as girls lose their limbs and get stabbed a lot, with explanations that they can regenerate them later.

Both series came out around the same time in both manga and anime form, and have been dubbed by Funimation, although it is interesting that some of the voice actors have disguised themselves under aliases for one of the series and not both. They both come in censored and uncensored formats.
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hot girls that are always undressed

hot girls that fight almost naked (if not naked)

main male protagonist is just an inocent guy

very good ecchi scenes

Opening Theme

#01 "Color" by MARiA

Ending Theme

#01: "Kimi wo Mamoritai" by Aika Kobayashi

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