A while ago I finished Queen’s Blade Rurou no Senshi. Queen’s Blade is a bold and sensual anime set in a fantasy world. In searching for her own independence and growth, Reina leaves her prestigious heritage to participate in Queen’s Blade, a competition held every four years to determine the queen of all lands. Through her adventures, she soon becomes the center of Queen’s Blade and many’s attention.
There is no doubt that this focuses much more on servicing fans with oppai and pantsu than any other aspect. In every battle, the first damage is always to the chest plate or the dress of these scantily clad female warriors. In particular, Queen’s Blade pays a lot of attention to breasts, which is fine with me (although I am more of a legs person). In fact, even the nipples are not censored with objects or fog as they usually are. It was definitely rather hard for me to digest at first, but I easily got past this. The yuri certainly helps!
Perhaps I am behind on the times, but this anime had the most fan service among the series I have seen. The level of ecchi borderlines that of an h-anime.
Queen’s Blade has gotten a lot of ridicule and praise for this. Before watching the series, I had a prejudice against something so ecchi. I had thought I was above this kind of blatant mindless display. However, out of curiosity, I watched a single episode. Since then, I just could not stop.
The pacing, the story, the action, and the character development of Queen’s Blade are very well written. Watching Reina’s progress and her interactions with various personalities is just amazing. Further, there is a real depth to the characters. Claudette and Echidna especially come to mind; their motivations and relationship with Reina is just fantastic. Most of the other women are also extremely well developed, both in in their character and their physique.
Moreover, the characters designs are rather erotic and gorgeous. Some are voluptuous; others demure; there is even a loli. But all the women have a really refined luscious sexiness to them.
I did really enjoy Queen’s Blade. It is not mere fan service. It is not even just stupid trashy fun. More than those, Queen’s Blade is an anime with real depth, powerful characters, and intense development. I cannot wait to start watching the next season.
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