Jan 8, 2011 to Apr 7, 2011
24 min. per ep.
R+ - Mild Nudity
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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.
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Characters & Voice Actors
Opening Theme"Color" by MARiA
Ending Theme#1: "Kimi wo Mamoritai (君を守りたい)" by Aika Kobayashi (eps 1-11)
#2: "Color" by MARiA (ep 12)
*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
I freely admit that I have a guilty pleasure when it comes to silly ecchi action anime just like Freezing. So initially at least I was quite intrigued with this series and for the first few episodes I was amused. However that amusement soon waned as it was buried under it's dozens of characters, inane nonsensical plot, and confusing terminology and technobabble.
The premise for Freezing seems like it might have had an enormous amount of potential. Mysterious entities called Nova are invading earth intent on wiping out mankind. All that stands in their way are special soldiers known as Pandora and their Limiter partners. Our setting is a school/laboratory called West Genetics which trains future Pandora and their Limiters. This is where that potential I was speaking of starts to get lost. The Pandora are all, unsurprisingly all big breasted girls (hey this is anime after all!) and the Limiters are all guys. Given that the Limiters are timid, weak, and mostly useless this is unsurprising and the only thing they really do is hide behind the skirts of the Pandora and yell "Freezing!" and other clichéd nonsense. The girls on the other hand are violent and uncouth and spend most of their free time trying to kill one another or bully their underclassmen.
Now since I have not read any of the original manga I can’t speak to how well this anime adapts its story. Even if the manga has an amazing story (which I doubt honestly) it is completely lost in its transition to an anime. Really nothing is adequately explained from what the Pandora are to what the enemy is or why or how they are even ended fighting. Eventually by the end you do get some explanation and can make some conclusions from the action and context but this is a piss poor way to present a story to your viewers. Additionally for pretty much two thirds of the series nothing of significance to the plot happens. We get introduced to the lead, Satellizer el Bridget, learn a few snippets from her past, watch her take ALOT of showers, and get groped and bullied by the cunts and bitches she has as classmates and seniors. And for about the first eight episodes that’s just about all that goes on. What story there is remains unresolved with the ending. Though it leaves the viewer with the impression that at least one additional season should be expected. This kind of series always seems to get a sequel if it wants one so it’s really hard to hold the ending against it.
For a series that is at its core about fighting, the overall action is a bit disappointing. Don’t get me wrong, there is a lot of fighting but the majority of it is crammed into the last few episodes. Most of the early fighting is uninteresting and more about tearing apart the girls’ flimsy school uniforms to expose their breasts. If you enjoy exposed nipples and breasts then the world of Freezing should be like heaven to you. Like most fighting anime, the characters yell out lots of nonsense. With Freezing most of it is mindless technobabble and engrish and little to none of it is ever explained. While you can get the meaning from some of it through context it sure would be nice for the story to explain this to you once in a while.
Like the story the characters are also a major weakness. Neither one of our leads, Satellizer or the boy Kazuya are very interesting. Kazuya is your typically weak and unremarkable anime boy with powers (unsurprisingly) far beyond your typical Limiter. He has a special attraction to Satellizer that is both mysterious and due to the fact she reminds him of his dead sister. I know shocking that someone should have a sister complex in anime right? (Pardon my eye rolling) Satellizer, known in the school as the "Untouchable Queen" is a girl of dual personalities. Her external persona is that of a cold and ruthless killer while her true personality is that of a meek and mild mannered girl with a fear of men. Other than learning every inch of naked body through her regular trips to the shower or having her uniform torn off in all her battles we don’t learn all that much about her. What is learned fits into the narrow stereotype her character has its basis in.
The supporting cast is no different. I seem to beat this point to death in an awful lot of the shows I review but the main issue with Freezing's cast is the sheer number of characters in the cast. It is literally impossible to keep track of all the characters. They bring in 2 or 3 a week, many of which looks almost identical to each other. Their main purpose seems to be only to bully Satellizer who for some reason seems to really butt hurt them. Even so, you’re likely to have at least a couple that amuse or even interest you just a little bit. For me it was Rana Linchen who is a quasi-main but whose personality I enjoyed as well as having a pretty sexy character design.
Artistically, Freezing is also weak. For one the character models are absolutely ridiculous in most cases. While I do like the "full figured" look, the extreme and impossible bust and waistlines really detract from the series. Given how much tits and nipples are visible they really should have done a better job with this. Everyone's figures are pretty much interchangeable and the actual animation of all the "jiggle" is really not that realistic or even appealing. The color palette is very drab and depressing, with maroons, dark blues, grays, and blacks dominating the series. The world is also incredibly dark and depressing. While I am certain this is by design that doesn't explain why there is basically no sunlight at all and while they seem to be stuck in a world of eternal midnight.
Freezing's voice cast is quite impressive as it seems to include almost every current seiyuu of note. However this is a double edged sword as the reason it has so many is because the cast is so enormous. Because of this none of the actors really gets a chance to shine. Additionally Satellizer is horrible miscast with Mamiko Noto. While I really enjoy her work and also seeing her portray a bit of a different character than she normally does (though also exactly the same) I just don't think her voice works for her character. The music is solid but unspectacular action anime fair. The OP is particularly exciting but also really drives home how ridiculous, Satellizer's in particular, chest measurements are.
Even though I never really had any high expectations for it, ultimately Freezing is a failure. I was hoping it would entertain me somewhere between other anime it has a lot in common with such as Seikirei and Ikkitousen. But its lack of a coherent story, bland characters, and unappealing visuals make me unable to recommend this to anyone.
Have any of you played the Battle Raper series? Basically, it's just another ero-fighting game where most of the time two female characters fight each other and the main goal of some players is to destroy as much clothes as possible before actually defeating your opponent.
So what does this have to do with Freezing? If you're still asking this question after watching at least an episode then clearly you're either still a cherry or you watch Mormon porn.
If you understand where I'm going with this then congrats! Your right hand is your best friend (or left for some of you) and the only reason you stumbled upon this is because you finished jerking off to Sekirei and wanted more hot overpowered girls with wimpy guys. Lucky for you, Freezing has all that aspects!
So the story is pretty simple. In the future, big inter-dimensional creatures invade Earth, hot girls used by the military to fight the battles for them (Yes, military men are all perverts ;) God bless you Uncle Sam!) and wimpy guys giving them orders. Right.. At least guys are still giving them orders.. That's all what we've got in the future.
So a young boy wit a japanese name (where as everyone has cool high class western names) Kazuya Aoi just transfered into one of the many Academy use to militarily train poor clueless students by robbing them of their adolescence. Now Kazuya is one lucky bastard. Because he got to see his elder sis naked before she died?? No you sickos!! It's because he is able to touch the prestigious "Untouchable Queen" of the academy without the risk of getting his balls chopped off.
The artwork... Graphics are above average especially during combat scene and throw in a couple of panty shots and hundereds of "Mune" shots no one would be complaining. "Im sick and tired with all these fanservice!!" I know, I know... But this would probably never had cross your mind. Why? Because chances are you stumbled upon this review because you saw "Battle Raper" and instantly reminisce on your "Semen scented days"
Combat music is top notch as well, sending "chills" through my spines. Get it? Chills? Because this anime is called "Freezing" Get it?? What? I'm lame for making a lame joke??...Screw you guys.....
So introduction of characters! I love this part when Im reviewing.
Kazuya Aoi! Weak, but protective, lovable to all. A fine candidate for a harem male lead. Has a strong relationship BUT NOT TO THE POINT OF INCEST with his sister who died while fighitng one of those huge inter-dimensional beings.
He blushes easily to any girl...seriously... ANY GIRL!
Satellizer el Bridget! Strong in the outside, mushy in the instead. Apparently has a traumatic past and thus wont let any guys touch her except to Kazuya Aoi.
Why is this so? Well, according to the" Theory of Evolution", some males had develop into a new species named by the science community, "Justinian Bieberious" Im no expert on this matter, but Im guessing Kazuya Aoi is under this new species.
NAHH... Im just kidding... The fact is Kazuya Aoi possess something that normally the female characters in the anime would only possess (wont spoil anything here)
So other than those two, the rest of the cast are psychotic female warriors, a hot teacher, a hot nurse, another gay looking roommate, and powerless student council members.
Overall, fanservice anime with hot girls fighting each other and/or giant inter-dimensional beings. If you're complaining why Japan is always making such repetitive animes its because you're probably not the targeted demography. Remember kiddies, animes are made 1) For Japan... after that 2) Rest of the world...
This is one type of anime that will make you perverts go yay! when her clothes gets shred off and boo! when their clothes regenerate. So enjoy it while you can.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I've got some clothes to shred as well.. Damn.. Why do I always end up defeating the girl in battle raper before shredding her clothes?? Wait? Wouldn't it be easier to defeat her first then shred her clothes?? I mean, have you ever tried shredding clothes of an unconscious girl. Waaaay too easy.. Umm.. Not that I've ever tried... REALLY!
Entertainment is a fickle thing. Everyone has different tastes and different opinions, so making a series that satisfies the tastes of every single individual who may come across the series is a fundamental impossibility. Although, the entertainment industry keeps tabs on what has been deemed popular all throughout the course of history, and if nothing else, they use it to their advantage. While certain aspects of entertainment may be popular, that does not always guarantee those aspects can improve the quality of a title. These things could be criticized as the intentional use of said aspects in order to draw in viewers and have them pay for something they may not really be interested in. And what is debatably the most recognized aspect of this kind in the anime industry? Sex. Enter Freezing, a series that I would describe as the gold standard of what a title looks like when you only focus on the viewer's primal instincts, and the characters' chests.
The driving force behind the series called Freezing is a busty, young woman named Bridget Satellizer, who's reputation as "The Untouchable Queen" runs rampant among the other characters present at the university. With blonde hair, a different uniform from anyone else, and the biggest bust of the bunch, her role as the main character is set in stone, and it's apparent from the start. While there are other characters introduced before her, it's hard to recall said characters when comparing them to Satellizer's overall design. While she appears menacing and cold on the outside, she's actually cold and menacing on the inside as well. That is, until the appearance of the other central, yet less important character, Kazuya Aoi transfers into the school. From that point, Satellizer's image as "The Untouchable Queen" comes under fire, while a looming threat lingers in the distance.
One thing about this series that I never understood was its priorities. This is part of my claim that this series is simply a combination of popular anime tropes. At one point, the series focuses on developing the relationship between Satellizer and Kazuya through the role of damsel in distress, as one of them is placed in a difficult situation, while the other rescues them (or attempts to) from their conflict. This is typical in shounen series and Super Mario games in particular. At another point, they focus on melodrama based on testing the bond between the two of them as new characters are placed within the plot. Then there is also the evident antagonist threat, those called Novas, that eventually become a threat to everyone involved at the school and the world. These creatures are written off as unknown creatures with unknown purposes, which may or may not be an excuse for lazy writing. The sudden shift from one situation to another is more distracting than anything, and it shows an unusual desire to move on from a certain plot point into something new, which may also be a result of lazy writing.
Everything I've said up to this point about the plot was basically underlying problems, problems that arise after digging deep into a title and finding nothing. But what isn't underlying is the inexplicable amount of fan service shown on the outside. Sex appeal and the violence. The strongest argument I can give to support my claim is the apparent focus on these two qualities. Throughout every episode, these two qualities make themselves known in almost every situation. Whether the situation stem from tension between characters, the closeness of partners or comic relief, Freezing finds every single possible excuse to show exposed breasts or unnecessary violence. And while the violence isn't as prevalent throughout the series than the skin, it still panders to the whims of the viewer, finding unreasonable excuses to have the characters duke it out and show off their exaggerated weapons and speed. While this may not be a problem, it starts to become expected. And to expect something before it happens takes the pleasure of being surprised by the creativity of writing out of the equation. And what does this series become memorable for? When someone or something repeats a certain action enough, they become what they do, and they're remembered for that reason alone. How do I remember Freezing? Fan service alone.
Characters within Freezing are about as typical as the writing of the series. They display qualities similar to that of other characters from other series. Satellizer is a tsundere with a remorseful past. Kazuya is the equivalent of the male harem lead. Every other character serves to back them up. They each have one quality that defines who they are, and never develop past that. Their designs are a different story, however. Satellizer's appearance is memorable and does well to support the viewer's interest in her life and problems, if not her chest. The uniforms that all other characters wear are enough to draw interest, but some issues arise in the fact that they're either never in them due to fan service, and that their battle armor looks identical to it. Which, in turn, leads to the quality of animation, which is slick and shiny enough to keep even a sloth awake. The art is of higher quality compared to other titles released during that year, but doesn't take any risks to ensure a place in history. It's well done, but it's nothing different. And with the glorious amount of exposed sexual features, it's within my power to state that they're well done, but with how much it's shown, anyone would expect them to pay attention to detail.
In a society where money is everything, it's easy to assume that titles like Freezing will be prevalent far along in the distant future as much as they are today. As long as sex and violence remains a popular spectrum in the minds of viewers and they use their money accordingly, these things won't disappear anytime soon. At this point, those against it have to at least applaud their durability throughout time. And to those who are so against it, perhaps they should take the chance to see how it can be improved in the future. Fan service is not a bad thing. It lets the viewer identify with the writer or writers of a title and provides them with evidence that these writers had them in mind. But that isn't to say that a series should only rely on fan service, as there are other parts to a story that need to be constructed in order to make a quality work. This statement is both controversial and a gateway to debate. A debate that I hope everyone will take seriously and will take into consideration when watching series in the future. What makes a title successful? Its revenue or its attention to quality? Freezing is a good example of this, as nothing of its quality outside of fan service could be considered good in any sense. read more
It's about male characters fighting along side stronger female characters.
both have action that can enjoy the viewer, specially the harem fan :)
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.♥
Super powered ladies make up a large chunk of both of the show's casts. They also have to partner with (mostly) male characters to unleash their full power. The main male characters in both of the series are also timid quiet characters that let the girls do most of the fighting while providing support from behind them.
Similar relationships with men and women in fights.
Magical powers in both.
Both have ecchi/harem combo.
Ripping off clothes in both whenever there's a fight.
Freezing is more serious and violent, and Sekirei is more focused on funny/pandering fanservice.
With two seasons, they can count as 24 episodes each minus specials. (If you count them, Freezing has more.)
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
Both have an international cast of large chested bishoujo who come from all kind of different countries. These women fight using technologies only women can use and summon some kind of armor and weapons. In IS women become some kind of mecha; while in Freezing women wear paper-thin clothing and mainly melee weapons.
Also both anime are ecchi.
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
Both series contain a male lead that teams up with females to battle enemies. When in-battle, both of the males usually focus on one girl only, while off-battle, they own a pretty nice harem, including as many girls as possible at the same time. They both also deliver quite a lot of fan-service, with Infinite Stratos doing so through the display of our main character and a selected girl that's on-screen at that time, while Freezing tending to display the female characters' bodies as/when they perform various activities, such as swimming.
They are both harem anime focused on big boobies?!?! They have really good story lines and focus on the relationship between girls and guys. They also both revolve around fighting.
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
Sexy, cute girls who are violent and funny.
The protagonist is a nice guy who is initially weak, but then builds up his power to achieve his goal of earning his dream girl's virginity.
There is a lot of "accidental" undressing of the girls, much to the protagonist's delight.
The protagonist is a lot more perverted than the guy from Freezing, which makes it refreshing in a way.
-It contains the same amount of erotics and nudity.
-The love stories are similar.
If you love an Harem, look no further because you have found it. Both series have females that constantly go after the main lead guy. But that isn't a bad thing either. The women have big knockers which is an plus. The story is very interesting. There are some dark themes behind the characters past as well. Fighting in this anime is impressive. I gave both anime an 10.
Ever since i saw Highschool DxD, I tried to find a similar manga with an anime adaption that as ecchi, harem, shonen and exciting. I tried many mangas such as Kiss x sis or HOTD but none of them met my expectations. Through mangareader.net i came across this manga called "Freezing", once i finished reading the manga chapter (it was a random one) i instantly went to watch it... This manga is the closest i could find, it has the same amount of exposed "body parts"! But unlike DxD, Freezing started with the same amount of shonen as in the latest episodes of DxD new (greatly increased). i prefer more ecchi and comedy time than shonen (for shonen i prefer Naruto, OP ect.) for this genre. But i really respect Freezing because it never changed the proportions of the many elements inside the manga. If you look for a manga, anime that looks just like DxD but with a completely different plot, this is the thing for you. Which one is better?: DxD > Freezing, not because Freezing is bad (its not bad at all) but because DxD is amazing. Both are worth watching for harem fans.
Both shows have lots of ecchi nude scenes. Both also have very similar plot elements. Only real difference is the dxd is a harem and the protagonist is a pervert while the one in freezing is not.
Harem panty fighter shows with similar relationships in romance and battles.
DxD is more popular because of it's very perverted nature. Women also fight and get their clothes broken while battling.
But Freezing tells a more mature story, and the clothes aren't the only thing the girls get ripped off.
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.
in both anime the female characters have some kind of science fiction power.
both anime give the same feeling.
both anime have girls fighting each other.
both anime have panty shots! :P
in both anime the main heroine likes the main character.
Both series contain plenty of action, ecchi, drama, comedy, and later some emotional moments.
Both series' protagonists' lives are thrown into a world that they've never known before and meets other characters of various personalities.
Both series involves action with supernatural elements beyond the capacities of our world.
The girls takes a strange interest to the male protagonist.
Ecchi fanservice and panty shots
Both background stories took place in a specialised school of certain technology/magic abilities.
Male protagonist falls down a lot. And while falling down they will grab important.
One of them will be sticky to the protagonist, one is a tsundere, and one will be shy.
Girls tear each other’s clothes while fighting.
lots of fanservice and pretty girls fightning each other, although maken-ki is not a good anime that is actually worth watching, unless you're searching for an anime with lots of pantyshots and oppai
- Ecchis, the girls have an exaggerated breast size and there are a lot of excessive fan service influenced scenes.
- Both academy's specialise in fighting with weapons (Maken and Volt Weapon)
- The male protagonist just wants to protect those around him.
- The male protagonist is also the centre of attention by girls.
- Both contain comedy, ecchi and action.
- Both contain supernatural advancements of technology.
- The protagonist in Freezing is stronger and also has a more dramatic life.
- Freezing's plot is more plot orientated but it is still held back by the fan service.
- The students in Freezing work as a collective to take down the enemies (Novas) from an alternate dimension.
- Teenagers fighting
- War between students
Fighting,Echii goodness in a school where teachers are nowhere to be found, filled with boys on steroids and girls that look like they just came fresh out of a brothel.Makes you wonder if they really are underage.
In both, students at a school are made to fight. Mostly girl's, and the guys are either at the head of command or are made to assist the women. Both have extreme ecchi, which doesn't faze me, but as a warning.
To call something such as Ikki Tousen & Freezing classics would to many film critics be pretty similar to getting emotionally bludgeoned to death with a lead pipe! But there is always room for quality teenage hormone pandering in the hall of fame. With that said Ikki Tousen and Freezing are similar as they are amongst the best of its genre, forget about character driven story-lines lets utilize panty shots and boob slips as plot development!! That goes without saying, Freezing and Ikki Tousen are examples of the fap worthy editions to the harem-ecchi-action-school life anime that are never afraid to dwindle with what they want to be, forget censored crap this is the way to go to appeal to the 13 year old immature male within us all.
-loads of fanservice
-unique story, somewhat easy to grasp
- Generously proportioned women
- Clothes coming off
Oh, and there is a story too.
Fan service aside, both shows also try to have a some-what interesting plot (for what the shows are, gotta give 'em a bit of credit for trying.)
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.
Both have beings from another dimension bent on destruction that only a select group of students can defeat. The main characters also have deep seated flaws which must be overcome for them to reach their full potential. Also unlike other anime, things don't always run smoothly in both of these very good anime.
Have almost same concept of Nova/Pandora with Angel/Eva. It's like Freezing is a poor rip-off of NGE (only the Nova thing).
Lettuce be cereal, the "Novas" are a 1-1 copy of Angels/EVAs with the aesthetics of RahXephon Dolems. In addition, episode 10 pretty much confirms the similarities between the series Freezing and NGE.
-both of these have a mysterious enemy
- both oh them have a special persons who can fight against enemy
In essence, Freezing is a copy of Evangelion, but instead of thought provoking, Freezing is more focused on action and fan-service, while trying to make a plot at the same time (or just copy plot elements and ideas from Evangelion). Season 2 of Freezing also describes a lot of similarities between the shows as well.
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