Bikini Warriors is a Comical Look at JRPG Tropes

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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.

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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.

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[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).

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[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.

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[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.

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[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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DISCUSSION

koda89
Koda Kazar

Do keep in mind prospective viewers that Richard isn’t even doing justice how bad the fanservice can get. In one episode, the fighter of the party(the redhead) was *ahem* licked by a dog to till she pretty much reached orgasm. Yeah.... >_>;

He is still right, though. There is a surprisingly funny comedy here. It’s just buried under a mountain of boobs and asses.