The ''Burn Up'' franchise is a set of four PantyFighter series revolving around an AmazonBrigade quasi-[=SWAT=] team called "Team Warrior", and their fight against crime and [[GovernmentConspiracy government conspiracies]]. The series are generally lighthearted at first, but develop a case of CerebusSyndrome near the end.

All four series were produced by {{AIC}} between 1991 (the original) and 2004 (''Scramble''). Creator/ADVFilms actually helped co-produce the two middle entries in the franchise, ''Burn Up W'' and ''Burn Up Excess''[[note]]the latter also with Creator/MagicBus[[/note]], after the success of their release of the original one-shot {{OVA}}. The latest installment, ''Burn Up Scramble'' was released in North America by Creator/{{Geneon}} USA.

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!!This series contains examples of:

* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs (The last two episodes of ''W''.)
* AlternateContinuity (None of the series is in exactly the same continuity of the others.)
* ArtShift (Between the OVA, ''W'' and ''Excess'', and finally ''Scramble'' as part of the general shift in anime art style between the early and late 90s, and then the early 2000s.)
* BerserkButton (''Don't'' damage Remi's gear. "Lead enema", anyone?)
* [[spoiler:BigBadFriend]] ([[spoiler:The Commander]] in ''Scramble'')
* BrainwashedAndCrazy
* [[CantHoldHisLiquor Can't Hold Her Liquor]] (Lilika in ''Scramble''. Even a little gets her plastered and accentuated her {{dojikko}} and LesYay, below.)
* CherryBlossoms (In ''Scramble'', they fall while Maya informs Rio that she's leaving. They also fall on Lilika while she's [[CantHoldHisLiquor sleeping it off]].
* ColorCodedCharacters (The skinsuits in ''Scramble''. Red for Rio, green for Maya, blue for Lilika, purple for [[spoiler:The Commander]].)
* CovertPervert (For a supposed sheltered innocent, ''Scramble''!Lilika has a kinky imagination!)
* DarkActionGirl (Ruby)
* DarkSkinnedRedhead (''Scramble''!Lilika)
* EverybodyCallsHimBarkeep (The Commander from ''Scramble'')
* LittleMissSnarker (''Scramble''!Maya)
* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything (Our first view of Rio in ''Excess'' is one of these, where she's enjoying a bowl of ramen. ''Really'' enjoying. The scenes we see before this is revealed...)
* {{Dojikko}} (Lilika in ''Scramble''.)
* GadgeteerGenius (Nanvel from ''W'' and ''Excess'')
* {{Gainaxing}} (Creator/ADVFilms had a "Jiggle Meter" as a special feature.)
* [[spoiler:GovernmentConspiracy]]
* GroinAttack: Episode 8 of ''Excess'' had a giant Rio dealing with a giant male transvestite as the two of them were battling in the city from within a ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion''-like parody battle. Near the end of the fight, Rio ends up delivering a devastating back mule kick to the guy's own groin and you can't help but feel sorry for him, since Rio struck him with a ''sharp'' high-heel shoe and that you could hear the direct ''SickeningCrunch'' of the man's own crotch (complete with an x-ray that shows the entire pelvis cracking itself). It's safe to say that it's gonna be a long time before the guy is able to recover from such a strike.
--> '''Chi-Mama:''' Shoulda gone to Morocco for that sex-change operation...
* HadakaApron (''Scramble''!Lilika)
* HandOrObjectUnderwear (''Scramble''!Lilika, the "objects" being Rio and Maya)
* HandsomeLech (Yuji)
* ICallItVera (Every version of Maya.)
* InternationalCoproduction (''W'' and ''Excess'')
* IronicEcho: "It's showtime!"
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold (Rio)
* LawEnforcementInc (Team Warrior is usually non-official, and always provides bounties for successfully completed missions.)
* LethalChef (Adding ''bullets'' and ''gunpowder'' to "punch up" stew? Yeah, sure thing, Lilika)
* LocalHangout (The ramen restaraunt in ''Excess'', mostly because it's one of the places Rio can afford to eat at.)
* MafiaPrincess (''W''/''Excess''!Maya was the daughter of a {{Yakuza}} boss.)
* MarshmallowHell (In ''Scramble'', [[spoiler:The Warriors Commander]] uses this as an ''attack'' against Rio, before throwing her into a stack of junked cars.)
* MarsNeedsWomen (Henry, towards Rio.)
* MsFanservice (Lots of it, but particularly Rio.)
* NonActionGuy (Yuji, although he ''is'' technically an ace helicopter pilot.)
* NorioWakamoto ([=McCoy=] in the original series)
* {{Omake}} (''Excess'' usually had an epilogue to each episode, which eventually evolved into "Yuji's Omake Theater".)
* OmniscientCouncilOfVagueness
* PerpetualPoverty (Rio, because of her spendthrift habits.)
* PlayfulHacker (''W[=/=]Excess''!Lilica)
* PsychicPowers (''Scramble''!Lilica; they don't really work that well, though.)
** Not so much that they work poorly as too well, and Lilika had a tendency to spout off what she read in a CreepyMonotone without thought to how it may embarrass others (usually Rio).
* RareGuns: The original OVA is the only fictional appearance of the Steyr ACR experimental flechette rifle.
* RieKugimiya: Voices ''Scramble''!Maya. [[PlayingAgainstType Goes against type]] because she's no {{Tsundere}}, much less a ShanaClone, but a LittleMissSnarker.
* ScaryShinyGlasses (''Excess''!Maki, though she's a good guy)
* ScreamingWarrior (In ''Scramble'', Lilika, of all people. Also a pun.)
* SempaiKohai (In ''Scramble'', Lilika addresses Rio and Maya as "sempai".)
* ShootTheBullet (At the end of ''Scramble'')
* ShoutOut (Many, to ''Series/CaptainScarletAndTheMysterons'', ''Series/{{Ultraman}}'', and oh-so-many to ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'' -- such as a scene-for-scene remake of the fight with the Third Angel featuring Rio and a CampGay transvestite.)
* ShowerScene
* ShowSomeLeg (Rio does this to get out of trouble at her job in ''W''. She and the rest of Warrior also do this several other times in the line of duty.)
* SuperpoweredRobotMeterMaids
* TankGoodness (Rio has to escort a robotic AI hovertank in ''Excess''; it turns out to be controlled by a KillSat.)
* ThisLoserIsYou (Yuji in ''W'' and ''Excess''.)
* TokenMiniMoe (''W[=/=]Excess''!Lilica)
* TriggerHappy (Every version of Maya, but ''especially'' the ''W''/''Excess'' incarnation.)
* TronLines ([[spoiler:The Commander]]'s skinsuit in ''Scramble''.)
* TwelveEpisodeAnime (''Excess'', ''Scramble'')
* VirtualCelebrity (Maria from the second episode of ''W''.)
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