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Description
Beings from a different dimension have started a war with mankind. To counter this threat, an academy called "Genetics" that trains female warriors called "Pandora," who can wield special weaponry and armor, was formed. Kazuya Aoi decided to enroll in this school because of a promise with his sister, an outstanding alumnus who died in battle. There he meets second year Satellizer el Bridget, nicknamed "The Untouchable Queen" due to her solitary demeanor but also top of her class whose battle simulation streak is undefeated, until he came... and slowly changed her.

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Associated Names
フリージング
結界女王
零度战姬
零度戰姬
프리징

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Latest Release(s)
v.24 c.168 by For The Halibut & Vexed Scans (106d ago)
v.24 c.167 by For The Halibut & Vexed Scans (120d ago)
v.24 c.166 by For The Halibut & Vexed Scans (127d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
24 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Season 1; Vol 1, Ch 1
Ends at Season 1; Vol 6, Ch 37 (Alternate Ending)

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Average: 7.6 / 10.0 (1260 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.58 / 10.0
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October 13th 2014, 2:19pm PST

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Year
2007

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Booking (Haksan)
Comic Valkyrie (Kill Time Communication)

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Started decent, slowly getting worse   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by MangaGhost
February 8th, 2012, 7:30pm
It started ok. I liked some of the art and character designs. I do think some of the girls are starting to look too much alike. I really liked Satellizer as a Kuudere character. She could be a bit frosty and haughty, but it is in part a mask to hide her more shy and delicate feelings which makes her more sympathetic.

Some readers complained about all the catfights in the beginning. This didn't bother me so much. First, Satellizer has a bad reputation. Her classmates and teachers see her as a violent delinquent. A reputation that she does little to fix. In part because she has bad social skills and doesn't interact well, but also her "I won't give up/I'll just do it on my own personality" doesn't mesh well in a military unit/team environment. The upperclassmen see her not following orders and being a lone wolf which is detrimental to military unit cohesion. In military academies a certain amount of respect is expected from underclassmen to their seniors as a way to enforce the chain of command. Respect for one's seniors or sempai's whether in the military or outside of it is also important in many cultures. Satellizer won't bow her head or show active respect to her seniors. So she is a problem, one which her seniors try to remedy by punishing her. This is something that also happens time to time in military organizations where fellow soldiers try to get the person causing problems to "shape up" for the good of the unit. In this case it gets nastier, because the senior's pride gets put on the line since Satellizer wont back down and beats everyone to a pulp. Part of the solution was Satellizer opening up and trusting a bit and the seniors backing down. All of this was ok with me.

What I don't care for is that most of the limiters including Kazuya seem to be wimps. Its like the limiters had their gonads cut off and given to the Pandoras. It would be ok if 1 or 2 were like this, but not all. What a bunch of emasculated men and the Limiters never seem to improve only the Pandoras. Why even bother having them if they do almost nothing? The brother arc is where things started to go south really bad. Her brother is sick, abusive and has a stalker personality. All of that just doesn't go away. He needs more than professional help, he needs to be locked away. Really what was her sister thinking setting this up? No what was the writer thinking? The arc ended way too unrealistically. Abusers don't just have an aha! moment and just stop abusing. Anyone who thinks this or excuses this with "oh, sibling and familial love will overcome abuse" has no clue about sexual abuse or domestic violence.

The latest arc is just told sloppily. Really, if the Chevalier
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are so powerful, arrogant and cruel why do they need to torture Elizabeth or destroy her father's company? They have no problem killing people as experimental test subjects, then it shouldn't be a big deal having Elizabeth and her father have an "accident".
Its just a clunky set up for what's to follow, and its a lazy way of trying to instill outrage in the characters and viewers. Satellizer and her limiter who started as the main characters are hardly in this arc at all. It's ok if they want to develop some of the other characters, its just not being done well and it should at least include one of the main characters a bit more.

So it started off with some potential. Im Dal-Young's stuff always has a few good ideas, but the stories always end up getting screwy, dumb down or just run out of steam. Its getting frustrating to read any of his stuff. The series started as an 8 or 9 for me, but has dropped because of these two last arcs to about a 7 and that's being kind. I wonder if it can be salvaged. If it continues this down this way or miraculously gets better I'll update my score.

BTW: The anime is pretty disappointing as well. The girls all look nice, some of the action is decent, its got some cool music, but its turned mostly into a fan-service show. Some fan-service is ok, but if it gets in the way of the action and the story then that's not ok imho. Some will undoubtedly love it for all the fan service, and some won't. You have been warned.
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Its been dragging a lot and I would like to see this get some direction instead of introducing more and more characters with bigger and bigger boobs. I'll be putting this on hold for a couple of months and if I don't see some improvement then I'll be permanently dropping this. Oh, and yea dropping my overall score to a 5 now as we haven't gotten any substantial explanation on what makes Kazuya "special" and how this will figure into the story and in all the volumes I've read we haven't gotten much more info on the Nova nor has there been much movement in the romance. The relationship is still in the same awkward phase that it was in the first chapters! I guess the author is aiming for Bleach or Dragonball length levels here. Well I'm not going to stick around for another 5 years to see this finally get some place.

... Last updated on May 9th, 2014, 6:44pm
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what a drag   
Rating: N/A
by kurotan
January 30th, 2012, 9:16pm
hilarious chain of events. i honestly laughed a few times while reading this because of the sheer ridiculousness. anyway don't read if you value your time. and if you like hot girls....well there's better stuff out there.
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in typical dal-young fashion   
Rating: N/A
by Snorklepc
January 23rd, 2012, 4:28pm
This series starts out with a decently interesting plot with mildly interesting characters and then proceeds to deteriorate into something hardly worth reading. The original hero and heroine are lucky if they make a 1 panel cameo in the current arc and I have completely lost interest.
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Annoying....   
Rating: 5.0 / 10.0
by wuhugm
October 24th, 2011, 6:59am
This Dal-Young guy has too many ongoing series

But all his works have great potential, and then that guy just have to screwed them up

and Freezing.... Freezing is the best failure he ever created

We got here an amazing premise of a world threatened by monstrous beings called Nova that can easily make a mincemeat out of people

The first and the last line of defense humans have against them are Pandoras, enhanced humans (females) employed by an organization called Genetics, accompanied by their male sidekick. For some reason these pandoras are young people on the age of highschooler, so Dal-Young said let them live in a boarding school. Oh yeah, and the fight against Novas begins...

is what supposed to happen, but most of the time the story is just about Pandoras acting like Tokyo gal and fight against each other for whatever trivial reasons, and we are being fed with that skill this skill, pandoras beat the crap out of themselves, clothes torn up, got naked, blablablabla. Protag beat strong pandora, stronger one comes out, repeat XX times.

Now u wonder why mankind is in the brink of extinction, that is because they leave the fate of mankind in the cleavages of these emo-bitchez. They are busy being highschooler when they supposed to guard the world

Stay away from this junk, read Maian or Re:Birth instead
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Getting worse.   
Rating: N/A
by Anonymous
October 12th, 2011, 6:47pm
Freezing started somewhat decent. I used to like the female lead Satellizer because she was the type of character to beat anyone who will get in her way. Just like her title, the 'Untouchable Queen'.

The first arc was rushed and despite that there is a threat called Nova, the author dedicated 5 volumes to 'cat-fights'. Almost every Pandora was against Satellizer and they were trying to bully her cause of her bad reputation. Not to mention that Kazuya Aoi was doing NOTHING, even if he showed an interest in Satellizer. And the school-- What kind of system is this? Letting one of the students getting bullied so much and even if the supervisors witness it, they do not punish the bullies? Then for only 1 volume, the author is making the Nova to appear while wasting the others to meaningless fights.

The second arc,
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went more 'private' by introducing us Satellizer's twisted brother who had a complex with her. In this arc, Satellizer becomes very weak and she becomes the toy of her brother without resistance. Where the old good badass Satellizer went? The second arc totally ruined her image and Kazuya tried to save her... a little. Saying random melodramatic words like it's some sort of a shoujo manga.


And the third arc,
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has taken more of a Claymore/Neon Genesis Evangelion direction with a new project of Pandora and various conspiracies. Kazuya and Satellizer barely appear and whenever they appear Satellizer is an all-happy girl who does not mind to be touched by other girls. Now the author has introduced more and more characters and he focus on a new girl called Amelia who is somewhat like Miria but without her excellent leadership skills. Somewhat better compared to the second arc but still very flawless.


In the end it feels like the Nova isn't that much of a threat but rather the other Pandora and the headquarters.

The characters are poorly developed besides Satellizer. Most of the Pandora are just there for a fight and later they disappear. And don't make me start about Kazuya, he is just pathetic.
Some of the characters look alike too. There are like 3 girls who look like Satellizer, other 3 who look like Ganessa, etc. And it's funny how girls of this kind are able to protect the mankind. The author is just selling his heroines for fanservice, unlike the author of Claymore.

... Last updated on October 12th, 2011, 6:54pm
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alright   
Rating: N/A
by demonofchaos
October 3rd, 2011, 4:37pm
its a decent story but the character designs suck, sometimes im not sure who is who since a lot of the characters look exactly the same and they appear in the same page so its hard to follow and you keep having to do double takes and then just guess who the character is.
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Wow   
Rating: 8.9 / 10.0
by jerbear10
September 27th, 2011, 8:17pm
Wow is she freaking evil!!
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that scarlet ohara women is like the devils reincarnation!!! shes willing to kill off lots of people just to make the project have some results.
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It's decent   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by EvilTomte
September 11th, 2011, 12:16pm
It's got a pretty bad story, not to mention the actual storytelling. But I like it somewhat nonetheless, and will continue reading it. Artwork is good, but most of the characters look very similar so it's hard to know who's who. Aside from them being hard to tell apart, it's just annoying that the author can't think of a different character design for different people. The novas look like crap as well.

I do like the main characters a bit however... The artwork and the decent fight scenes are only good for a 6 in the end though. I will keep reading it, because it's entertaining somehow anyway, and I want to find out what happens to them. But I wouldn't really recommend it to anyone. Unless of course you're into fanservice and hardcore girl-on-girl fights. bigrazz
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It's ok...   
Rating: N/A
by jjkyxr
July 1st, 2011, 11:10pm
To add to JosephCurwen's excellent review of this manga, I must focus on how painfully true it felt when he said "look at us, we're in high-school being total bitches to each other. *Novas invade* Oh yeah, that's what we're here for! *invasion defeated after much carnage* Yay! Back to more high school!". This pretty much defines the manga and all its plot holes. It's sad because it would of been so easy to patch up. Only if the creators just made it so these girls are not the first line of defense for earth and humanity. They could of adapted the story so that they are actually in a highschool-like environment training to become full fledged earth defenders where they can later enter into an important fighting force which does all the deadly heavy work for mankind.

Oh but no, our author doesn't want that, he wants our little pretty highschool setup AND war with all its brutality, action, and emotions. I guess they was trying to get the best of both worlds when they must of said, "Hey, why not set it in a highschool environment so we can connect with the majority of our readers while offering high level of impact and importance with having these highschool kids fighting for humanity." Little does he know you can't do that. Highschool dramas with their petty squabbles and ranks don't exist if there are powerful mysterious evil aliens on the loose where only these kids and their schoolmates can eliminate with their lives are on the line. These 'kids' would mature very fast in these conditions and opportunities for ecchiness will feel as outrageous as it is in the manga Highschool of the Dead. Actually, if you like this manga, then HotD is probably up your ally.

The point I'm trying to get at is that the creators are really pulling me back from the fantasy, reminding me of reality: that I am just looking at a monitor in my room [forever alone]. For example, after finally getting to see a real battle against these alien thingys, seeing 3rd years jumping out in the front lines willy-nilly was hard to swallow. Though I'll admit, the author did try to pull the "these kids have no idea what is coming to them" card which sort of helped... if you minus the fact that everyone in that universe should know of the dangers that come with fighting these monsters.

And JosephCurwen, please don't comare this with Claymore, that manga is on a different scale with better focus. After 40+ chapters in, this manga will have a hard time climbing out of its holes it has dug while Claymore started on a good track record right away. I would still recommend reading this for its amazing art, but not to first timers in the manga scene. I would tell them to look into something like Claymore for a better composed story. Although if you must have ecchi with similar tones, I would recommend Soul Eater if you haven't read it already. That manga did a good job separating the serious aspects from its ecchiness in a fluid manner.

... Last updated on January 29th, 2012, 1:30pm
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Has its flaws   
Rating: N/A
by JosephCurwen
June 7th, 2011, 12:39am
One of the things I keep reading in these reviews is that this manga had a lot of potential. I definitely think so myself. The mangaka gives the background of what would ordinarily be the focus of the manga, but then he neglects it to do fanservice and show a bunch of girls acting like they're in high school. Meanwhile, we only read that the Nova have appeared numerous times and generally wreaked havoc and killed many people, but this is never portrayed strongly enough. I don't get the feeling of a society threatened by extinction. I get a sense of "look at us, we're in high-school being total bitches to each other. *Novas invade* Oh yeah, that's what we're here for! *invasion defeated after much carnage* Yay! Back to more high school!" But the Novas seems to be the last of this mangaka's concerns; his focus is on the interpersonal relationships of the Pandoras and their limiters, especially on Stella's tortured psyche and tragic background, into which he has delved no shallow amount as of chapter 46. And although this is developed while other aspects of the setting, such as the Nova menace, are left mostly unexplored (are they merely incomprehensible higher beings? If so, why do they want to destroy Earth's population? To take Earth and its resources? What the hell is going on here?), the mangaka has drawn at least me into his main characters, made me hate them, sympathize with them, cheer for them, hope for them, cry for them. This arc with her half-brother is truly infuriating (how can Stella's older sister be that ridiculously stupid? Why can't Kazuya sense that something is seriously wrong?). The latest chapters have been released late, and after reading them I can't go to sleep. This is good, insofar as I'm engaged in the story, and counts positively toward the rating.

However, aside from this psychologically rich (if sometimes psychologically implausible) storyline, the background feels a bit contrived to me. Why is Genetics run like a boarding school with a dumbfounding lack of oversight when the attendees possess such potent abilities and powers? The warriors behave like they're high-school girls because they're treated that way. Sure, it creates drama, but it's completely unbelievable.

All things considered, the background is a bit like Claymore. There's an inhuman menace that is fought using specially trained girls whose powers derive from elements from that same menace. Claymore's plot centers mainly on the conflict between the Claymores and the evil forces, but the Claymores don't feel human; as far as character development goes, many of them feel like shells of humans (although several of the actual main characters are not one-sided). Freezing is the opposite, but a lot of the supporting characters still feel one-dimensional. But not to say that Freezing should essentially be Claymore. Everything, the character development and backstories, the Nova, and the love story aspects should all be there in a well-ballanced, harmonious symphony.

For all of its flaws, I'm still optimistic that the story can only get deeper as it progresses. Chapter 46 is still be too early a point to pass judgment completely, and I'm looking forward to finding out how well this series will mature.
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