Freezing: First Chronicle is indeed one of those prequel mangas that explain the most mysterious things. The most mysterious thing that might lead to the creation of this prequel is probably the questions about Chiffon Fairchild. Anyways, on with the review.
The plot is well understandable and explained since the manga is based on Chiffon's first year at Genetics. As the story progress with her best friend, Ticy Phenyl, is the first character to lead the story up to the point where Chiffon is introduced into the situation. Of course there will be a struggle in their friendship which lead up to the reason behind Chiffon's
title "The Unmatched Smiling Monster".
Chiffon is like herself in the parent story except for the fact that she appears to have long hair in this manga, but she seem to be more friendly towards others. Also she seemed like a person who cannot be tricked so easily and be turned into one's enemy easily. Ticy is less like herself from the parent story where she is very nervous and bullied in her first year at Genetics.
The manga is more likely to help understand the reason of Chiffon's origin of her title, but there is the enjoyment of finding it out the truth seems fair due to the fact the manga goes by quickly which is alright. The plot is indeed outstanding including the characters. I wouldn't highly recommend this manga, but I would recommend it for those who are curious about Chiffon's title.