Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 8, 2011 to Apr 7, 2011
24 min. per episode
R+ - Mild Nudity
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Score: 7.361 (scored by 28735 users)
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SynopsisSet 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.
Related AnimeAdaptation: Freezing, Freezing Second Season Promotion Comic
Side story: Freezing Specials
Sequel: Freezing Vibration
Characters & Voice Actors
*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 series. Covering nearly 60% of the available manga materials at the time the anime finished airing, there really isn’t any way for the production staffs to wrap up the story without ruining any chances for a second season. For the record, the manga material is only two measly arcs ahead of where the anime finished at the time this review was written and the actual plot did not proceed very far.
I fully understand the complexity the anime brings to the new viewers who have no background knowledge from the manga. Numerous terminologies coupled with even more numerous unfamiliar faces does prove to be quite difficult for one to digest at first. Additionally the anime added tons and tons of boobs and nipples sprinkled everywhere in the show from the dormitory room change scenes to intense battles scenes. In short, there are bound to be boobies for the unprepared! Thus this served as another excuse for viewers (even loyal manga readers) to detest and despise the show. Even I have to admit it would have been better if the staffs can use those boobies air time to produce something more constructive like elaborating on certain flashback stories or further develop some characters and their personality or background. So let this be a fair warning to all you potential viewers, only watch this show IF you can stomach the fan services and accept the fact that the story is a work in progress!! With that said, let us finally turn our attention to introducing this anime for those of us who are still interested.
Set in the near future, roughly 50 years from now, the world we know today has already been invaded by an alien race known as Nova. Normal military is powerless in the face of this new threat and thus the world can only rely on girls with special tissues implanted into their backs (called Stigmata) to fight these unknown aliens. These girls, known to the outside world as Pandora, fight in pairs with a younger boy, in order to neutralize a special effect cast by the aliens (called Freezing which freezes anything within the cast radius). Now don’t quickly jump to conclusion just yet. While this may sound like a military action genre to you, the story in actuality takes place in an academy where Pandora are being trained. Following the school life of a second year sophomore, Satellizer el Bridget, the story introduces the problems and threats of the reality very (and I mean very) slowly to the point where one may end up asking more questions than there are answers to. Thus to be fair, I would categorize the anime as ecchi, school life, romance with a fair bit of action, but nothing dramatic nor is it deep in plot (though the manga is getting there). Without a doubt, the story department is the weakest one of all as all the emphasis so far is placed on the characters interaction.
Characters. Many many lovable girls with great looks and even better body proportions, albeit with a nasty attitude. Yes! This is certainly not for the average female viewers! In fact, the anime was never meant for the female audiences as evident from the trailers and even more evident as the series progress with all the boobie attacks on the screen. With that said, the one major downside in the character department for this show is the fact that there are too many girls with not enough time to introduce them properly. It will come as no surprise that you will likely be introduced to a new character in each episode and that the old ones will be brushed aside until close to the finale. On the bright side, our main hero and heroine does have their own lengthy flashbacks and character development for us to “know them better”.
As a manga reader, seeing this series get animated with voice was wonderful. Unfortunately it was not quite to my level of expectation in a few ways. Firstly and perhaps the most obvious is the fact that the broadcast of the uncensored version is at a horrendous 4:3 aspect ratio (and please don’t bother with the censored version, you won’t understand a single thing). Though it remains a mystery as to why the opening and ending animation are in 16:9. The second disappointment, coming from a manga reader perspective, is the altered character looks which may or may not discourage some readers, but it was a disappointment nonetheless. Lastly, and this I am sure is a common sentiment among all viewers, is the miscast voice acting role for Aoi Kazuya. This voice will surely cause some damage to your eardrums. However, other than that one miscast role, it is fair to say this anime has a lot of strong seiyu in the cast. Additionally, both the opening and ending them songs are extremely catchy and are few received by fans in general.
Overall I have mixed feelings for this anime. It was a pleasant surprise when the news that Freezing manga was to be animated. While the fan service ruined some enjoyment of the show for me, I must confess that in the short one-cour time frame I am quite impressed by the production studio with the amount of manga content they were able to include in the series. Most notably the inclusion of certain subplots that really makes certain characters much more realistic and likable. Staying faithful to the original material and introducing some anime-original contents as enhancements to the overall story made me very pleased particularly with the fact that the production studio did not opt for an anime original ending. With that said, I still cannot recommend this series to those who does not enjoy watching ecchi series as this show clearly relies on boobies as its major selling point. However, if the premise of the story does intrigue you then I highly recommend giving the manga a try. Afterall Dall-Young Lim’s manga are quite well received in Korea, Japan, and even Taiwan. read more
Aliens who try to destroy earth. Sure, we need super powered something somethings to save the world from total annhilation!' Sadly, those something somethings happened to be girls with special powers. No, no I have nothing against the most beautiful half of our, but look at genres! Sometimes, that works, but after seeing it for millions of times, and seeing it as badly executed as this, I honestly, cannot really tolerate this show's story.
The animation on the other hand, is pretty good. But what we have here, girls shaking boobs during the fight and that’s all. Boobs-boobs-boobs. C’mon! There's a time for fan service, and a time for action. Isn’t it that hard? Freaking NO! Heaven's Lost Property, is a perfect example, it’s more perverted but it’s epic! Rememer the Uranus queen mode…
The sound, all in all, is average, nothing special, but it is good. That's it. However when one of the "Novas" started to sound like an out of key choir, I sorta gave a start.
This series follows the adventures of Aoi Kazuya who entered a special school where Pandoras, genetically modified girls that battle other dimensions enemies, are being trained. The partner of these Pandoras are guys who uses the ability called ‘Freezing’ that either limits the opponents mobility or neutralize the ‘freezing’ ability of the opponent. Unfortunately, on the day that Kazuya entered the school there was an ongoing ‘carnival’ in which all of the Pandoras of a certain year battle each other to determine who’s the strongest among all of them. Our protagonist, having a sister complex, suddenly hugged the beautiful ‘Untouchable Queen’ Satellizer El Bridgette mistaking her as his sister during a battle and accidentally activated his ‘freezing’ that caused her to lose to her opponent. That encounter draws Kazuya’s attention to the upperclassman, he touched that girl and he is still alive...
The story isn’t as complex as some of the shows but it got me really hooked. The story didn’t focus on the battle between the inter dimensional aliens on the first few episodes but instead focused on getting to know the main characters as they battle out their upper classmen who want to punish and humiliate them for disregarding the ‘order’. Yes, the battle between Satellizer and her seniors are really interesting. Then on the climax of the series, we got introduced to the real antagonist the inter dimensional aliens that wants to invade earth though unfortunately there was little to no explanation on what those being really want and why they are after the corpse of the 1st Pandora and also they didn’t explain much on what Pandoras really are.
Despite its flaws, I definitely enjoyed Freezing because of the characters and their relationships. If you enjoy fan service, action and a bit of romance I suggest you to try watching this anime but don’t expect much from it or else you’ll be left in disappointment.
God damn you fan service, another ruined anime. read more
It's about male characters fighting along side stronger female characters.
Story is about strong fighting girls with a male partner that makes them more powerful. Similar fighting scenes of clothes being torn apart leading to tons of fans service and ecchi scenes. Also both actually have pretty good plot and storylines.
Both anime are action-packed and have proportional fanservice :D
Both are strong female characters who fight each other and boobs. Sekirei is lighter and funnier where Freezing is more serious.
Guy fights along a strong girl and he's in some kind of pact with her, but I think Sekirei had more funny moments and more Ecchi. Overall l liked both series i hope there going to be a 3rd season to Sekirei and a 2nd one for Freezing
Both protagonist have made a contract to the heroine to fight with their side, and both male has the strong determination to help their contractee ..
In sekirei, he only has more contracts made than freezing..both good action and harem!
Girls fighting each other with those fantastic boobs.♥
Both animes revolve around fanservice and a whole lot of "oppai revealing cloths ripping action" though, both anime are adapted from the their manga, they do side track and do not follow the exact same storyline as their manga predecessors' (understandably).
Both share the idea of a male lead who has a mighty harem, (Sekirei has a bigger harem, for anyone interested). Both anime share the genre of females fighting one another.
To summarise, I haven't really gone into much detail on plot, but both share very similar genres and if you do NOT love ecchi, these are not for you.
DIFFERENCES BETWEEN EACH ANIME, MUST READ------------------------
Sekirei: Considerably less action that Freezing, less gore(blood/dismemberment), less fanservice(aka nipple exposure etc)
Freezing: Alot more action scenes than Sekirei, much more violent and gory (meaning that there is alot of blood and body parts being cut off, so if you don't like chicks dying this is definitely NOT for you.. go watch a comedy/ecchi instead). Freezing also has considerably more fanservice and cloths ripping.
Hope this helps, it was my first recommendation and i hope to do more in future.. Please say hi and give me any friendly tips if you have the time. Thanks minna.
Both have a Certain power that only women/females/girls can use
This Kinda have a similar feel I.S has less Eechi Scene but more harem but its opposite in Freezing Also they have a story kinda the same of Girl being the ones with Power but in Freezing there a limiters for boys I.S has nothing really
Both anime are set in a sort of futuristic world, and girls are dominant. Infiinite Stratos has girls fighting in mech suits, whereas Freezing has girls fighting with weapons they summon from having an orgasm. Similar? :P sorta, but they're both harems AND they are both airing this year so go watch both at the same time!
They both have powers than only females can use.
The Difference between Freezing and IS is that Freezing is more ecchi and IS is about mechas
Doesnt really have that overall feel, IS has more rom-com like feel while Freezing is more based on crazy action.
However while watching Freezing it reminded me of IS with the Females having the special powers or that they are the only ones who can do a certain thing. The main male protagonist in both animes are "different" then the other males.
This is my first recommendation so please tell me if im doing something wrong ;)
Both IS and Freezing involve extremely powerful women gathered at a High School in order to learn about their abilities.
Both male protagonists seem to be unique because of their gender (IS) or their personal skills (Freezing)
Furthermore both male protagonists manage to create a Harem
As for the differences IS is a mecha like genre-anime ( gundam etc.) while Freezing makes use of genetic manipulation and fantasy (somebody compared it to neon genesis evangelion)
A big difference is the amount of tension and drama within the story
While IS seems kind of carefree and funny Freezing deals more with the problems of the protagonists (both male and female)
To sum it up there are definitely some diefferences but to me the overall feeling was the same
I enjoyed both of them
Mecha/romance: Freezing is bloody violent while IS is downright hilarious.
Opening Theme#01 "Color" by MARiA
Ending Theme#01: "Kimi wo Mamoritai" by Aika Kobayashi
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