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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 Creator/{{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.
* {{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.
* RelationshipVoiceActor: In the English dubs of ''W'' and ''Excess'', Rio and Yuji are voiced by Creator/AmandaWinnLee and her husband Jaxon Lee.
* Creator/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".
* SeriousBusiness: In the first ep of W, one of the Terrorists' demands is that a manager for a baseball team publicly Prostrate himself and apologize for their lackluster season
* 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''.
* WeHardlyKnewYe: Chisato
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