The Best Episodes Directed by Kouhei Hatano

Shaft of Light

#1 - Shaft of Light

Freezing (2011) Season 2 - Episode 12

Chiffon fights Amelia's Nova in attempt to protect the photon generator and her fellow comrades Satellizer, Rana, Kazuya and her Limiter Eugene. She lands some blows to Amelia but the Nova's armor quickly repairs and protect its core. Chiffon further transforms herself to increase her strength. Amelia's Nova delivers a powerful energy beam but Chiffon manages to nullify its attack. During the fight, Chiffon and Amelia converse each other within their subconscious and Chiffon decides to protect her comrades and suggests to stop the attack while Amelia agrees on Chiffon's suggestion but her emotions completely took over her and the attack is unavoidable. With the assimilation of Type Maria's power to Amelia's Nova, Amelia further transforms her Nova into a powerful self-destructing core and Chiffon decides to sacrifice herself in order to prevent annihilation. After Chiffon's successful absorption of Amelia's attack, her aura spreads throughout the Alaskan laboratory putting Pandoras to tears and realizing it came from Chiffon's love. Even Chiffon's aura reaches to Ticy, which she tells Ticy that she would be the successor of becoming President on their organization. In the aftermath of Amelia's Nova attack, Oohara was hospitalized and Spencer was taken to custody. Kazuya returns to Japan to be with Satellizer and Rana, but afterwards they see a new Ticy Phenyl with hair length same as Chiffon and the ribbon being tied to her right part of the hair walking somewhat grieving due to Chiffon's death.

star 9.11
62 votes
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Mark IV

#2 - Mark IV

Freezing (2011) Season 2 - Episode 3

Scarlett reveals the Mark IV proposition to the E-Pandoras and original Pandoras explaining it to be a nanomachine infusion containing original Pandora data to enhance the E-Pandora's compatibility with their Stigmata. Afterwards, the original Pandoras discuss the timing of Mark IV and its viability. While Satellizer and Rana train competitively, Amelia meets with Scarlett to discuss her concerns about the Mark IV wherein Scarlett reveals that due to the E-Pandoras willing agreement to join the project, they have no say in the matter but somewhat manages to allay Amelia's concerns. Back in training, Satellizer manages to diffuse a confrontation between Rana and Jina over Rattle's eating habits. Amelia confronts Jina about volunteering for the Mark IV but Jina rebukes her stating its only fairly her turn. Later, Jina thanks Satellizer revealing that it's Satellizer's data she'll be using and that'll allow her to defeat Satellizer for their practice match. During the administration, a problem arises before a flash forward to the match wherein Jina appears to be holding her own as shown in a promotional video to the public. Spencer is briefed in Jina's increasing unusual Stigmata activity, but he considers it to be expected and necessary to the point of her being a living corpse for the public's support. At the administration lab, a helpless Jina is shown to be becoming a Nova and consciously aware of it. Desiring to see Amelia and Rattle again, Jina breaks free of the lab while Spencer orders the mobilization of selected Pandora to stop her.

star 8.84
66 votes
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Noblesse Oblige

#3 - Noblesse Oblige

Freezing (2011) Season 2 - Episode 5

As Kazuya accompanies Satellizer, who is confined to a wheelchair, to West Genetics for treatment, she has a change of plans and heads to Bali instead. Meanwhile, Elizabeth, as her Noblesse oblige duty, sends information about the E-Pandora project to her family, hoping their influence will lead to an investigation into Chevalier's shady activities and save the E-Pandoras. However, Spencer and the Chevaliers discovers the leak and has Elizabeth tortured with electroshock as punishment. Three days later, Chiffon, Eugene, Andre and Rana are worried over Elizabeth, but much to their shocked, the Chevaliers return a catatonic Elizabeth to them. At the same time, the Mably Conglomerate are hit with a series of scandals which ruins the company's reputation. Andre and Chiffon realizes this was the work of the Chevaliers in retaliation of Elizabeth's leak as she discovered the Mark IV experiment is incomplete and the Chevaliers were trying to cover up the truth to the public. Amelia is sadden on what has happen to Elizabeth. Elsewhere, Elizabeth reveals to Kazuya she came to Bali to ask her family for help to stop the E-Pandora project. Arriving at a hotel owned by the el Bridget family, Satellizer is reunited with her older sister Violet. But to her horror, her younger brother Louis is here as well.

star 8.81
61 votes
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Rebellion

#4 - Rebellion

Freezing (2011) Season 2 - Episode 8

Furious that the Mark IV experiments are scheduled to resume, the E-Pandora girls plan to escape from the Alaskan base. But the situation only worsens when the regular Pandora learn the truth...

star 8.80
59 votes
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Mate

#5 - Mate

Freezing (2011) Season 2 - Episode 4

Satellizer departs as she remembers the match with Jina while Jina in Nova Form engages Elizabeth. Barely conscious, Jina reveals to Amelia that the Mark IV is s sham as Charles starts to engage Jina as well, ultimately killing her. Later, the other E-Pandoras hold a memorial service for Jina by burning her mementos. Scarlett interrupts the service ordering the others to stop the fire as she reveals the Mark IV experiments will continue whether the E-Pandoras choose to or not. Elizabeth, overseeing the service visits Satellizer after being turned away by Dr. Ohara while investigating and warns her to stay away. Outside the facility, Elizabeth consoles Amelia. Pursuing the matter, Elizabeth attempts to enlist the aid of Chiffon but is denied while being overheard by Satellizer. Curious about Elizabeth's methods while attempting to forcible assist and intervene, Satellizer is shot by Elizabeth who continues on her own.

star 8.76
61 votes
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Pandora Returns

#6 - Pandora Returns

Freezing (2011) Season 2 - Episode 1

Satellizer, Kazuya and Rana are en route to a Chevalier base in Alaska when they are called for help to defend an oil field from a Type S Nova. As the three of them fight the Nova, their battle is watched by a female scientist. Together with Chiffon, Elizabeth and their Limiters, they destroy the Nova which they discover is a robot Dummy Nova, realizing the whole thing was set up to test their skills. Since the incident at West Genetics, the Nova are coming into their dimension at a shorter time. In response, the Chevalier have approved the E-Pandora Project by Scarlett Oohara, which aims to make young woman who aren't genetically compatible with Stigmata into Pandoras despite oppositions by others including Professor Gengo Aoi, Kazuya's grandfather. At the Alaskan base where the world's top Pandoras have gathered, Chiffon introduces the others to Roxanne Elipton, Charles Bonaparte and Julia Munberk, the top Pandoras of Genetics America, France and Germany respectively. Together with Cassie and Chiffon, the five of them are the top five Pandoras of their generation. After trying their new uniforms, Scarlett explains she gathered the top Pandoras in collecting data to help the E-Pandora Project. When Roxanne comments Scarlett may have performed human experiments before the E-Pandora Project was approved, she is angrily confronted by a trio of E-Pandoras.

star 8.26
101 votes
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Evolution Pandora

#7 - Evolution Pandora

Freezing (2011) Season 2 - Episode 2

Rana is to displeased when she discovers Satellizer and Kazuya will be sharing a room. Later, a mock battle between the Pandoras and E-Pandoras is held to test their strengths. In the first two rounds, E-Pandoras Gina Papleton and Rattle are defeated. Amelia Evans, the strongest E-Pandora, battles Elizabeth in the third round. Despite being badly beaten by Elizabeth, Amelia refuses to give up even when it becomes clear her body cannot take it. It is only after when her friends and Scarlett persuades her that she gives up the fight. The E-Pandoras feel down with their defeat but Amelia cheers up her comrades by telling them they will defeat the Pandoras, who they consider uppity elites due to coming from rich families, while they themselves came from even worse backgrounds. The next day at lunch, Amelia, Jina and Rattle are surprised to find Elizabeth having lunch with them. Elizabeth assures the E-Pandoras they only lost because the regular Pandoras had longer training and experience than them so she and others Pandoras will help them to be strong as the Pandoras, cheering the E-Pandoras. Meanwhile, Secretary Spencer orders Scarlett to administered "Mark IV" despite her opposition.

star 8.04
93 votes
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