Rana Linchen from Freezing (Sexy Version) (NSFW)

Rana Linchen from Freezing by FREEing

Freezing is one of the worst anime series I’ve watched to completion but that hasn’t stopped it from inexplicably getting a second season (titled, with all appropriate subtlety, Freezing Vibration). Nor has that stopped it from receiving a number of figures, which is more understandable given the pleasing looks of much of the show’s (and manga’s) principal cast. FREEing has made the majority of them, including lead girl Satellizer el Bridget. Today we’ll look at her co-star and romantic rival, the happy Tibetan homewrecker Rana Linchen.

Rana Linchen from Freezing

Rana shows up about midway through Freezing’s first season, and it’s no coincidence that the show begins to improve from that point. She’s a lively, spirited girl with a curious speech quirk – she commonly ends statements with “de arimasu” – and who cheerfully admits to having no shame; all attributes that differentiate her from the reserved and taciturn Satellizer. Upon setting foot on the West Genetics campus, she immediately declares that male protagonist Kazuya Aoi is the man of her dreams and works to pry him away from Satellizer.

I liked Rana a lot, and her introduction improved my opinion of the show somewhat. While the first half of Freezing was about as dreadful as any show as I’d ever seen, the second half was better, particularly since it started taking itself less seriously. Hopefully this upcoming second season focuses more on its core competencies – violence, big tits, and exploding clothes – and less on the central romantic relationship. I’m expecting it to disappoint, though.

Rana Linchen from Freezing

FREEing labels this figure the “sexy” version, which is a bit presumptive as sexiness is a concept with individual interpretations. The figures in FREEing’s “sexy” Freezing lineup all share similar traits: they depict the characters in a state of undress, they feature removable clothing, they are posed in a lounging position and they are all sculpted in 1/4 scale. Rana is an exceptionally large figure, measuring about 40 centimeters in length and about 16 centimeters in maximum height; even though she’s lying down, she’s not much shorter than many 1/8 scale figures.

Rana Linchen from Freezing

FREEing’s idea of sexiness is obvious; they equate sexiness with a lack of clothing. Like Satellizer (and Ingrid Bernstein), Rana wears a dress shirt, her underwear, and a pair of socks.

Rana Linchen from Freezing

Before we look at the sexy stuff, though, I will first point out this peculiar problem. I opened up my figure and found that it had these black spots on its right knee. I’m not sure what they are and they aren’t coming off. For a figure that costs as much as Rana did, I find this lack of quality control to be very annoying.

Rana Linchen from Freezing

Now on to the happier bits. Rana comes from Tibet and is sometimes labeled a country bumpkin by her classmates. However, despite being a foreigner, Rana wears what appears to be a traditional Japanese sarashi and fundoshi over her breasts and hips (not that a chest wrap and loincloth are unique to Japanese culture). Her sarashi is obviously made of plastic and isn’t all that realistic, but Rana’s size means that one could easily improvise a more convincing chest wrap from some fabric (maybe a gauze roll or something).

Rana Linchen from Freezing

Rana’s dress shirt is easily removable – maybe too easily, being that the right sleeve tends to not stay in place. Unfortunately, Rana needs her shirt to stay balanced by herself; otherwise, she tips over easily. FREEing does provide a little plastic brace to slide under her butt to keep her from wobbling.

Rana Linchen from Freezing

And of course, her top is removable. Rana has a respectable chest but she falls short of being able to compete with Satellizer’s magnitude, a reality that Satella (in an alternate world) occasionally brings up when trying to thwart Rana’s game.

Rana Linchen from Freezing

Rana’s loincloth is obviously not removable.

Rana Linchen from Freezing

Rana’s expression is fairly placid; I think I would’ve preferred something a little happier, since Rana is often depicted as being very exuberant and strong-willed. She does look pretty, though. Her tattoo is nicely done and adds a bit of uniqueness to her design, being that very few anime girls have tattoos. (Personally, I have a strong dislike of tattoos but I think Rana’s looks pretty cool.)

Rana Linchen from Freezing

Being a Pandora, Rana’s stigmata marks are readily visible on her back.

Rana Linchen from Freezing

Rana’s thigh-high socks are made of real fabric and are thus she can displayed with or without them. Given the unsightly markings on my figure’s knee, I’m going to keep them on Rana’s legs, since they do a decent job of concealing the defect. They look pretty nice, though they seem to be a bit mismatched; lacy thighhighs would seem to go better with lingerie rather than a tribal loincloth and a white dress shirt.

Rana Linchen from Freezing

As mentioned earlier, the sleeves of her dress detach to facilitate the removal of her shirt, but one could also just let her wear the sleeveless shirt like a vest. This keeps her from wobbling without requiring the little stand, and Rana has enough style to pull off the popped-collar look.

Rana Linchen from Freezing

Aside from the manufacturing issue, I like this figure quite a bit. Obviously I’d like it more if the figure were in better condition, but while I was wroth when I removed the figure from the box, I suppose I’d now say that I’m somewhat peeved. It helps that the issue is easily hidden, I guess. It also helps that I like Rana a lot; her presence gives Satellizer someone to bounce off of and interact with. I’d have preferred it had Rana been standing up, since she takes up a ton of space, but regardless, her massive size and stated sexiness are both very appealing.

Rana Linchen from Freezing
Rana Linchen from Freezing

There is another review of Rana available at Neathgrim.

Rana Linchen from Freezing
Rana Linchen from Freezing
Rana Linchen from Freezing
Rana Linchen from Freezing
Rana Linchen from Freezing
Rana Linchen from Freezing
Rana Linchen from Freezing
Rana Linchen from Freezing
Rana Linchen from Freezing
Rana Linchen from Freezing
Rana Linchen from Freezing
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14 Responses to Rana Linchen from Freezing (Sexy Version) (NSFW)

  1. Asa says:

    Yay tentacles.

    Nothing else to say really, not seen the show and such large breasted characters (and ecchi figures) don’t appeal to me, so I’ll just go away now.

  2. MaybeNotMyRealName says:

    Awesome! So glad to see you posting figure reviews again, and a NSFW at that! The size of the figure seems awesome, but otherwise there was nothing about it with a fantastic wow factor.

  3. Tsunami3k says:

    I’ve gotta remember to pick up this little lady. After getting the other 3 girls from this series, my wallet was suffering a bit from “big-figure fatigue” so I never got Rana. This review makes it clear that this omission should be remedied ASAP!

    BTW, is her right arm segmented at the elbow? I can’t quite tell. Her arm band is clearly the most obvious place to hide a connection point so the edge I’m seeing may just be a natural skin fold but I’m a bit hypersensitive about awkward seams with Freeing figures largely because, earlier in their history, they often did little to nothing to obscure unsightly seams. This was particularly problematic on their more scantily clad quarter scale figures.

    They’ve improved drastically on this over the last couple of years but I’m always paranoid a rogue seam will sneak in when I least expect it.

    • Tier says:

      Her arms detach in the middle of her biceps, under the lacy armbands (which are also removable); otherwise, her arms are all a single solid piece. I think the most awkward seam her is with her dress shirt, since the sleeves keep falling off (indeed, you can see the right sleeve has detached by itself on a lot of these photos; I didn’t notice it until after I had wrapped up taking pictures). They may have gotten a little better at it but I definitely wouldn’t say this implementation is all that great, since you might have to tape the shirt sleeve in place or something.

  4. illuna says:

    Tho i liked figures from Freezing and watched anime as well i didn’t get any figures, 1/4 size is way to big.
    I think this figure could use lot more details on hair especially (like individual hair lines or something), for the size of figure you could really make it detailed, sad that they didn’t go this route.

    PS: all hail tentacle monster ;D

    • Tier says:

      Yeah, even though they make a lot of 1/4 scale stuff, neither FREEing nor Gift really puts a lot of details into their stuff. Indeed, a lot of larger figures don’t take advantage of the larger size, and I wonder why. The only ones I own that do a decent job of it are Volks’s Sengoku Rance and Muv-Luv Alternative figures.

  5. BostonBrandon says:

    The Maestro is back!

  6. bear says:

    For some reason I was expecting tentacle on stigmata action :p

  7. Halbred says:

    I’m not liking the pose. It looks awkward to me. Satellizer’s pose is much more natural and relaxed. I also don’t like the “wrapping” underwear–I’ll take a lacy bra and panties over that any day. I’ve never seen the anime or read the manga, but from what I’ve read, the series sounds ridiculous and heavy on the fanservice. Maybe I’ll check it out for a few chuckles.

    I adore my Bridget figure, and I’ve got Ganessa on my wishlist. Someday…

    • Tier says:

      I like the sarashi style but I don’t think it’s done that well here; it looks very much like plastic, and I think they’d have been better off providing a fabric wrap. They had no problem sourcing the socks so I would think that a strip of cloth for the wrap wouldn’t be too hard to provide.

  8. Wieselhead says:

    silly fanservice animes always put a smile on my face, the ecchi scenes are often that absurd, that I have tears in my eyes from laughing. On the downside too big harem often leads to nowhere, which is a reason why I distanced myself a bit from this genre, so still I haven’t watched Freezing.

    It’s a pretty figure overall, girls look great in unbuttoned white shirts. It’s good to have the option to use it with bare boobs as well. The body is quite attractiveThe mouth lets it appear like Rana is munching something, I don’t know the character, so I have no idea about a different expression.
    the “selfmade looking” slip design is very odd, I can’t get used to the plain look.

    • Tier says:

      Freezing is definitely fanservice-y, but in the first half of the show, those parts get kinda lost in the lead hero’s angst and whining and stubbornness. The second half of the show is a little bit better, mostly because we don’t see him as much. It’s a little unconventional in that the lead guy only has two girls interested in him, while all the other girls are either fairly indifferent towards Satellizer or actively trying to abuse her.

  9. Rene says:

    awww did the tentacles rape her?

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