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Freezing

Woah. I just watched the Freezing finale and all I can say is…WOAH!

As we all know, Freezing’s quality was rather up and down during the Winter 2011 season so it had lost a lot of viewers by the time the finale aired, so I’m sure most people who chose to keep on watching were surely pleased by Freezing’s finale.

I really wouldn't call that smiling...

Anyways, the start of the finale was pretty intense. Not that we didn’t already know who Chiffon was, but her introduction was rather scary. I mean…who addresses themselves as the “Smiling Monster”? Isn’t that ironic? It’s literally an oxymoron too. Smiling and monster just doesn’t really go together.

Now that's called taking one for the team

True to what the manga depicts, Ganessa literally gets sliced up in half. As much as  the love-hate relationship goes between Ganessa and me, I felt really bad when I saw Ganessa get cut up like that…but then she totally had to live up to her arrogant “ojou-sama” attitude and say that she had to protect the weaker “comrades”. What are you…Danny Choo?

Hugging crazed bitches is totally the smartest idea ever.

Despite how lovely dovey Satella-senpai gets when Kazuya has skinship with her, the moment presented in the picture probably wasn’t the best time for Kazuya to show some love…Like, Satella was literally going on a killing rampage and you think a hug will be enough to tame her? Bold Kazuya, bold.

Andre, always prepared to "service" his Senpai

I know that most people only care about the voluptuous Pandoras in this show, so I decided to focus on a Limiter that deemed worthy of my mention. Anyways, as I’ve been observing the past few episodes, I’ve noticed that Andre is like the perfect guy. No complaints and always ready to go. Did I mention his Pandora is Elizabeth? Anyways, such a classy Limiter can only be paired up with extreme “ojou-sama” Elizabeth. He’s truly a real man.

So you don't care if you're nude right?

Anyways, as with most finales, we get these moments when some character is hallucinating in their own “world”. Although I generally enjoyed this episode, I was fairly displeased with these “moments”. I just thought it was way too cliche and BS to include this scene…

Kazuya's Freezing makes all the girls orgy. Nice.

Now after seeing this scene, I’m even more envious of this young man here called Kazuya. Not only does he realize that there 2 are two women with godly figures going after him, but he doesn’t notice that he has the power to literally make all the gorgeous ladies around him orgy. Like, what gives? This just isn’t fair! I mean, he’s only a year younger than me, so why should he get all the benefits…what an asshole. Whatever it is, I wouldn’t mind seeing Elizabeth’s “dere” expression anyday 😀

So do I Rana, so do I...

Because Rana’s CV is Hanazawa Kana, her “I feel so warm and fuzzy” line just made Rana’s character go up 100X the moe level. I’m not sure if you guys know this, but Rana’s CV (Hanazawa Kana) is also the CV for Charlotte Dunois in Infinite Stratos *Ichiki no echi~~~* . Ah well, despite not liking Rana’s character design, I wouldn’t mind hearing Hanazawa Kana say that line. I’d just have to imagine it was Charlotte saying it though…

I wonder how much blood I would lose compared to Kazuya...

Uhm…I think having a slight trickle is actually quite insulting, but hey, we are talking about lucky boy Kazuya here. With a sister that has an amazing figure, I guess to him, Satella just seems like the norm. Anyways, this definitely shows that Kazuya has some sort of feelings for his [dear] Satella-senpai

Real subtle Satella, real subtle

LOL?! DID SATELLA JUST SAY ONE OF THE CLASSIC LINES OF “HEY LETS HAVE CRAZY FIRST-TIMER SEX IN MY ROOM LATER”? ROFL! Knowing how dense Kazuya is, I didn’t really expect an reaction out of him, but I was surprised the other characters in the room didn’t pick up on that. I mean, what would a girl with a stunning figure do when she asks for you to come to her room late at night? Play monopoly? Of course!

What happened to the sex? Satella, baptism doesn't mean sex you know?

Ah whatever, who cares what Satella says. We all know that she meant sex. At least…thats how I interpreted it… 😀

A.C.G.T. sure knows how to please its fans

Ladies and gentlemen, enjoy the view. On an interesting side note, did anyone else notice that Satella always wears the same pair of underwear & bra? Talk about poor hygiene.

That does it. No more fanservice. My brain will be fried if I keep on going!

Screw my brain! I wanna see more! Actually, no I don’t wanna see more, but rather, I’d like to hear more of Hanazawa Kana’s melodious voice. It’s just too moe! Ah well, if only Charlotte from Infinite Stratos said that…mmmm

Season 2?!

No, I have absolutely no idea whether there will be a season 2 or not, but there is enough manga content for the producers to being the works.

Anyways, now that I’m done my long picture slideshow, you get to read my long rant about Freezing.

For the story line of Freezing, it was rather simple to follow and pretty original, even though the minor details and main base wasn’t. As for how it was carried out, the process was very disappointing. There were parts in the series when things progressed really slowly and then parts when it seemed that everything was fast forward. Therefore, there was a lot of details that was skipped, which I think was very detrimental to the overall quality of the show. I think the slow-fast changes during the course of this series is the reason why most people stopped watching the show, even if they did like the manga.

The characters in Freezing were rather dynamic. Some were pretty bland, but most of them were interesting to watch. Strangely, even though there was a large cast, I managed to remember most of the names of the characters, mainly because the characters were given a decent introduction and had a reasonable amount of airtime. What I didn’t like was that some of the characters seemed as “fodder”, people that were expendable and generally irrelevant to the story line. Overall, the quality of the characters were great.

As for the sound, it was rather good. I really liked the OP/ED, but mainly the OP. Did you know the OP was originally sang by Miku Hatsune?! Cool right? Anyways, the OST was generally acceptable, but not a lot of variation in the music was involved. However, I do like how they inserted each OST into matching “moods”, therefore the music sounded perfectly in sync to what was going on. Definitely a plus for the show.

Now, one of the biggest controversies of this show was the genres. Although Freezing is known as a series heavily based on ecchi, the gore part to the series just didn’t mix well. Freezing gave off a feel as if watching hot babes getting sliced and diced was supposed to turn you on, but really, it didn’t. I don’t think most people are sadist enough to find the fighting scenes erotic. Aside from the battle scenes, the ecchi was acceptable, but there were time when I thought it was being overused. It almost seemed as if the only attraction the producers relied on to get more viewers was to up the show’s ecchiness. Definitely not a good idea especially when it’s mixed with intense gore. If you want an example of how gore and ecchi is done right, check out Highschool of the Dead.

Anyways, Freezing has been a pleasure for me to watch and I’ll probably watch it more than once over the course of the next few years. Despite it’s rather low ratings, I still think Freezing is one of my favorite [series], so I think I’ll be deviating from the norm in that aspect. For those who are Freezing faithful, I bet you guys are waiting for a more improved 2nd season, judging by the highly suggestive picture I posted. Anyways, I’ll miss Freezing for the time being!

I'll miss y'all! Come back soon, k?!

 

Freezing OP “COLOR”

Speaking of Freezing, I’ve decided to post it’s OP song.
Originally, COLOR was sung by Miku Hatsune, our all-time favorite Vocaloid, but NicoNicoDouga singer, MARiA, sung COLOR as the opening theme to Freezing. Surprisingly, I found Miku’s version inferior to MARiA’s version…because somehow I felt MARiA put in more “emotion” to singing this song, compared to the high-pitched Miku. Not that I have anything against Miku (I enjoy a lot of Vocaloid songs), but I’m going to have to say MARiA definitely sung COLOR better. So without further ado:

 

Romaji Lyrics
tomaru koto wo yurusarenai nara
kono mama aruki tsuzukeyou
“oboete ite hoshii hitori janai koto”
furikirenai omoi wo dareka ga
“yowasa” to waratta to shite mo
kamawanai tsutaetai massugu ni kimi e

keep the faith mukai kaze no naka
ari no mama ni ikiru koto
yakusoku shita kara

oh, true color
sumiwataru sora
jiyuu ni iro wo nurikaeru you ni
oh, true color
tashika na keshiki nante nai
shiawase na mainichi demo
wasurenaide ite

tooku hanareta shiranai machi ni
itsu no manika somerarete mo
“oboete ite hoshii hitori janai koto”
koraekirenai namida wa itsumo
“tsuyosa” ni kawatte yuku kara
shinjitai todoketai
massugu ni kimi e

trust myself totsuzen no ame ni
kakikesareteta ano uta
ima tokihanatsu yo

oh, true color
ao no aosa wo
kokoro ni iro wo yakitsukeru you ni
oh, true color
hontou no jibun
itsumade mo oikakete dakishimetai

mazariau color
itsuka tokeatte
MONOKURO no jikan ga ugokidasu yo
oh, true color
tashika na keshiki wa mou hitsuyou nai
kawaranai mainichi demo
wasurenaide ite
wasurenaide ite

Freezing 11

Okay, here’s a post about this week’s Freezing. I won’t do blogs on anime episodes very often (probably just for a whole series), but when it comes to Freezing, I just had to say something. Although there’s been some pretty negative reviews for this show, I still think it’s one of my favorite series (manga/anime). Talk about having bad tastes. Anyways, if you read the manga, you’ll know the events are much more evenly spaced out and not rushed like in the anime, which made it seem pretty bad.

Hmm…so I’m sure you’ve all seen this week’s Freezing already…am I the only one who thinks that it was probably the best pre-finale episode compared to the other currently airing series?

I know the episode itself didn’t feature as much battle scenes as it should have, according to the manga, but it was decent in upping the suspense required for a dramatic ending episode.

Freezing 11 Cleo Punch

Cleo's "FALCON PUNCH!!!"

Yes in the picture, you can see Cleo Brand punching one of the Nova Forms in the chest. Although it mainly looks cool so people like me can say “Falcon Punch!!”, but thankfully there is a true purpose for hitting that exact spot. These “Nova Forms” have a stigma implanted in their chest that “controls” them to do the Nova’s bidding, and practically renders them invincible. Talk about H4X0Rz.

 

Anyways, the main point is, if another person destroys that stigma, the person supposedly returns back to normal without any injuries…except for a broken collarbone and a rib or two.

Freezing 11 Satellizer tells Kazuya to GTFO

Woah... Satella turns up the tsun...time for a cliche comeback!!!

Indeed, carrying on from the last episode, Satella overhears Kazuya talking about her to his friends and how she resembles his sister. So being really insecure as she is, Satella infers that Kazuya only likes her because then he can carry on his siscon. Oh how so wrong you are Satella! Kazuya likes you, but he’s just too dense to admit it (like most retarded protagonists in ecchi series). Anyways…Satella definitely turned up the tsun with that line…ah…I’d preferred to see Satella’s dere side anyday…moe~.

 

Freezing 11 Kazuya's comeback

The cliche comeback which turns Satella all dere dere...ah~

I had foreseen this. I had definitely had a deja vu or this was just too obvious that anybody could’ve guessed it. Anyways, on behalf of Kazuya, I do understand what it’s like to get misunderstood by an extremely tsundere senpai, but couldn’t he seriously have rephrased his comeback a little bit better. I mean, “Satella-senpai is an important person to me, who inherited my sister’s stigma”. If Satella wasn’t as emotionally vulnerable as she is, I’d just say Kazuya just changed the wording of what he had said originally. Not that I’m denying his love for Satella, but at least he could’ve come out with a better confession

 

Freezing 11 Satella's baptism determination

I wish I could date a girl like Satella...tell her some lame cliche line= getting laid?!

I can understand somewhat of a revelation for Satella, but she’s been so moved to the extent she wants to do the baptism?! For those of you out there who doesn’t get the “baptism” thing, it’s just the giving of stigmas from the Pandora to the Limiter, but in most cases, it’s an euphemism for great sex. I don’t get how those two could be tied together, but I do think giving stigmas is requires taking off clothes, but I didn’t think that it’d be that intense…

 

Anyways, compared to Infinite Stratos or Dragon Crisis!, I think Freezing’s episode 11 is the best compared to the rest of the pre-finale episodes out there. Certainly much more suspense and relevance to the actual plot line as well as evenly spaced out. Perhaps thats why Freezing was so rushed in the beginning so it could have a better ending? Meh. As far as similarities with the manga goes, I do have to say there are some differences, but I think they’re just prolonging some scenes and that’s why they’re saving the cake for the finale. Hopefully it won’t disappoint!