Freezing (Japanese: フリージング, Hepburn: Furījingu) is a Japanese manga written by Dall-Young Lim and illustrated by Kwang-Hyun Kim. The series revolves around the invasion of Earth by an interdimensional force called the Nova, and a special military group of genetically engineered young women called Pandoras. Pandoras fight alongside their male partners known as Limiters, who are created to combat the Nova. The story centers around Kazuya Aoi, a Limiter whose late sister was a Pandora, and Satellizer el Bridget, a Pandora with a cold personality who is known as the "Untouchable Queen" due to her intense aphephobia. Both are enrolled at West Genetics Academy, which is a training school for Pandoras and Limiters.
An anime adaptation was produced by A.C.G.T aired on AT-X from January 8 to April 2, 2011. The series aired uncensored in 4:3 format on AT-X, while the airing on Tokyo MX and other channels, which began on January 9, 2011, were in 16:9 widescreen format, albeit heavily censored.
Why It Rocks
- Good voice acting in both sub and dub.
- Excellent animation in all of the action scenes and dramatic scenes.
- Very appealing art style and character designs for the girls.
- Surprisingly interesting and sympathetic characters due to this being an ecchi anime, especially the main heroine, Satellizer.
- Lots of character development.
- Great soundtrack.
- Fans of fanservice will be pleased because the artwork of the fanservice looks really good and appealing.
- Engaging, well developed relationship between Kazuya and Satellizer.
- The show is sick and twisted, yet it somehow managed to be sweet at times.
- Amazing, heart-pounding, intense fight scenes.
- While the girls character designs are appealing, the male character's designs are very generic.
- It can get mean-spirited at times, as in Season 1, Satellizer gets repeatedly assaulted by 3rd year students just for defending herself and her friends. And the academy's staff did NOTHING to stop it.
- The fanservice in the series is a double edged sword. While lots of people will like it, lots of others will hate it, since the series is loaded with it.
- Even to some people who like fanservice tend to dislike some scenes in this show such as early on when the main female character, Satellizer, is basically rapped by a bunch of other students.
- The story, while good, does have a few plot holes. For example, Point 2 doesn't make any sense because the academy is supposed to be a MILITARY one so pathetically bad discipline like this is completely unacceptable.