Anime / Bikini Warriors

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A fantasy series created by Hobby Japan (Not Koei-Tecmo). The story focuses on a group of female warriors who set out on a quest to defeat a demon lord. Oh and they're all wearing bikinis.


Tropes:

  • Affectionate Parody: Of RPGs.
  • Amazon Brigade: The main characters are all female.
  • Apologetic Attacker: Mage tends to be this way, even offering to make sure the monster she was threatening to turn into a frog would be a cute frog.
    • Fighter, Dark Elf, and Paladin all apologize before killing Mage after she is dominated by a deceased wizard in Episode 9.
  • Cast Full of Gay: Between a couple of clips from episode 12 and the contents of OVA 1, it's safe to assume that five of the eight characters in the show are into girls. And it's not like the remaining three ever showed much interest in boys.
  • Chainmail Bikini: Most notably is Fighter and the Paladin who wear very little actual armor.
    • Though believe it or not, their bikini armor actually does gives them extra protection from attacks.
  • Covert Pervert: Paladin seems to have a hard time hiding her urges.
  • Death Is Cheap: When the party is forced to kill Mage. Mage's ghost tries to tell them that they can revive her by paying the town church.
    • Paladin's ability to turn into holy energy and blast the enemy is apparently reversible, although Fighter fears she might die for real someday.
  • Deconstructed Trope: Every episode has been dedicated to taking a single Eastern RPG trope and running its consequences into the ground.
    • Episode 1: Chainmail Bikini: Fighter complains that the "armor" sold by the blacksmith is literally just a bikini, but is forced to admit she's wrong when her companions wear the bikini armor and it proves effective at protecting them.
    • Episode 2: With This Herring: The heroes try to bribe the King into giving them more funds and equipment by reminding them of their hero status, but the King locks them up for their greed.
    • Episode 3: Kleptomaniac Hero: Paladin gets the idea to rob the townsfolk blind after convincing her companions that they were owed for putting their lives on the line. After all their thieving, the townsfolk repossess everything the heroes spent their looting on, depriving them of even their clothing.
    • Episode 4: Chain of Deals/Fetch Quest: Fighter just kills her quest giver instead of putting up with her increasingly embarrassing menial tasks.
    • Episode 5: Too Awesome to Use: The heroes sell their stock of elixirs under the assumption that they never needed them if they had so many rare curatives. Turns out they needed those elixirs badly in the next dungeon.
    • Episode 7: Overrated and Underleveled: A flashback to how Dark Elf convinced the heroes to let them join the party portrays her as an overblown adventurer that exaggerated her competency. Dark Elf is unsurprisingly shown to be useless in every adventure depicted for the remainder of the episode.
    • Episode 8: Optional Party Member: The 2 new characters that fought over the chance to join the party end up forming their own party instead when because grew to like each other's company.
    • Episode 9: Brainwashed and Crazy/ Death Is Cheap: The party fails to understand that Mage is possessed by the wizard they killed, and are forced to kill Mage in self-defense. They also forget that Mage can be resurrected by the local church, so the heroes just leave Mage for dead.
    • Episode 10: Bragging Rights Reward: Because the heroes are especially whiny when demanding a better prize from the Great Fairy than either of her 2 treasures, the Great Fairy leaves them with nothing for their trouble.
    • Episode 11: Heroic Sacrifice: Paladin only throws her life into possible danger because she's a masochist. It's also why she offers her life in place of the other heroes so much.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Although technically Hunter and Valkyrie didn't exactly fight, and technically they didn't become friends...
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": The actual names of the heroines are not given, and when they do refer specifically to one another, they call each other by their class.
  • Fanservice: With a name like Bikini Warriors, how could it not be?
  • Fetch Quest: Parodied when the group have to do several random tasks for the town mayor to get a key they need to continue their quest. They don't take too kindly to finding out the key was metaphorical.
  • Fantasy Character Classes: The characters are based off typical fantasy classes.
    • Fighter: Fighter and Paladin.
    • Rogue: Hunter, Ninja
    • Magician: Mage, Dark Elf and Valkyrie.
    • Cleric: Cleric
  • Friends with Benefits: Episode 12 strongly implies this with Fighter, Paladin, & Dark Elf while OVA 1 does this with Huntress and Valkyrie.
  • Heroic Fantasy: A group of heroines with different talents who band together to go on an epic quest.
  • Hotter and Sexier: The Special and the OVAs, AKA episodes 13 to 15. The TV series already has tons of Fanservice, but these episodes border on Softcore Porn . Also, the OVAs come with "Hyper Sexy" versions of selected episodes, giving them a more explicit retouch.
  • Hyperspace Arsenal: One of the subjects of Episode 5. Lampshaded by first showing how few places they could keep all the stuff, then wondering aloud where they were keeping it after laying it out on a cloth.
  • Gainaxing: Any of the heroines, but special mention goes to Mage and Paladin.
  • Kleptomaniac Hero: In episode 3, the heroines begin raiding various houses and end up being stripped and thrown into the forest by angry villagers.
  • Logo Joke: The series' logo is clearly stylized after the Dragon Quest logo.
  • Naughty by Night: Clips in episode 12 indicate that the titular warriors (except Mage)engage in "nightly escapades". Also in the OVA 1 the same can be said for Hunteress and Valkyrie.
  • Naughty Nuns: Paladin has an unusually high amount of interest in eroticism, considering her profession.
  • Never Bareheaded: Dark Elf is never seen without her turban. She wears it when she bathes and even when she's "abed" with Fighter, and Paladin.
  • Nipple and Dimed: Played straight in the broadcast version. Averted in the Special, the OVAs, and the retouched episodes, which give them nipples.
  • Not Quite Dead: The wizard in Episode 9.
  • Only Sane Woman: Fighter fills this role most of the time, but she does have her moments. Like selling off all the extra healing elixirs they had.
  • Scenery Censor: Taken Up to Eleven in episode 6, where it's not only used when they have their clothing removed by the Monster of the Week, but to also obscure their armor to make it look like they're not wearing anything. For the entire episode.
  • Shout-Out: Fighter defeats an opponent in black armor with significant facial scars who congratulates her on how strong she is, and is also her father
  • Slap-Slap-Kiss: after fighting with each other, Huntress and Valkyrie eventually decide they'd prefer to go off together
  • Slobs vs. Snobs: the uncouth hick Huntress versus the distinguished and haughty Valkyrie. Also an example of Opposites Attract.
  • Stripperific: All of main characters wear very, very revealing clothes.
  • Useless Item: After enduring a dungeon of endless trapped chests, the final one reveals the Great Fairy, who offers them the Token of Courage or the Crest of Justice. When an irritated Fighter remarks that they don't want either of them, the fairy offers them both
    • An earlier episode had the group selling all of their excess gear in order to pay for Mage to get a Crystal Staff. Fighter ends up selling all of their Elixirs (which restores mana and health fully), reasoning that they've always managed to keep both up in their quests before, so they've never used them. Cut to the group at the end of a dungeon just before the boss fight, almost completely drained of both health and mana, with only one chest to possibly give up a healing item...and it contains an extra Crystal Staff
  • Whole Plot Reference: Episode 15 is a parody of The Emperor's New Clothes.
  • With This Herring: The king tries to send them out with a 10 gold coin stipend. When the heroines try to convince him to equip them better, he loses his temper and throws them into the dungeon naked and bound with ropes.

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