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.
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).
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.
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.
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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