Bikini Warriors is an anime about two things: buxom fantasy heroines dressed in nothing but bikini armor, and making fun of some of the most prevalent JRPG clichés.

Let’s be clear up front: There is a stupid amount of fanservice in this short-form anime. So that alone may move it off (or onto) your watch list.

[Image: Feel | Tokyo MX]

However, what keeps me watching each week is its comical jabs at JRPGs. Each four-minute episode is focused on one cliché or another. The first episode is the most obvious one: chainmail bikinis (and the absurdity that they provide any protection at all).

[Image: Feel | Tokyo MX]

The second episode deals with the odd economic disparity existing in the lands heroes visit—i.e., the reward for saving a kingdom quite often being less than the price of a night at an inn. The third hits on an obvious target: JRPG heroes are basically the world’s most blatant thieves.

[Image: Feel | Tokyo MX]

My personal favorite episode so far has been on the useless stockpiling of elixirs—I mean who doesn’t end each game with a dozen or so, stashed away for an emergency situation that never comes.

[Image: Feel | Tokyo MX]

Long-time JRPG fans will likely get a good laugh or two out of this anime, if they can come to terms with the fanservice, that is.

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Bikini Warriors airs on Tokyo MX in Japan. It can be watched for free and with English subtitles on Funimation and Hulu.

Top Image: Feel | Tokyo MX

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