Follow TV Tropes

Following

Anime / Burn Up!

Go To

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/d2a7e065ff60226ae4733ef04513ca16.jpg
Advertisement:

The Burn Up franchise is a set of four Panty Fighter series revolving around an Amazon Brigade quasi-SWAT team called "Team Warrior", and their fight against crime and government conspiracies. The series are generally lighthearted at first, but develop a case of Cerebus Syndrome near the end.

All four series were produced by AIC between 1991 (the original) and 2004 (Scramble). ADV Films actually helped co-produce the two middle entries in the franchise, Burn Up W and Burn Up Excessnote , after the success of their release of the original one-shot OVA.

The latest installment, Burn Up Scramble was released in North America by Geneon USA, who also co-produced the show along with their main office in Japan.


Advertisement:

This series contains examples of:

  • All Your Base Are Belong to Us: The last two episodes of W.
  • Alternate Continuity: None of the series is in exactly the same continuity of the others.
  • Art Shift: 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.
  • Barbie Doll Anatomy: Zig-Zagged It's averted in every other entry of the series, but for some reason Excess plays this trope straight and has it on full display. note 
  • Berserk Button: Don't damage Remi's gear. "Lead enema", anyone?
  • Goofy Print Underwear: Rio is shown to wear childish underwear with teddy-bear prints in both Excess and Scramble.
  • Groin Attack: 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 Neon Genesis Evangelion-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 Sickening "Crunch!" 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...
  • Hadaka Apron: Scramble!Lilika
  • Hand-or-Object Underwear: Scramble!Lilika, the "objects" being Rio and Maya.
  • Handsome Lech:Yuji
  • I Call It "Vera": Every version of Maya.
  • Ironic Echo: "It's showtime!"
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Rio
  • Law Enforcement, Inc.: Team Warrior is usually non-official, and always provides bounties for successfully completed missions.
  • Lethal Chef: Adding bullets and gunpowder to "punch up" stew? Yeah, sure thing, Lilika
  • Local Hangout: The ramen restaraunt in Excess, mostly because it's one of the places Rio can afford to eat at.
  • Mafia Princess: W/Excess!Maya was the daughter of a Yakuza boss.
  • Marshmallow Hell: In Scramble, The Warriors Commander uses this as an attack against Rio, before throwing her into a stack of junked cars.
  • Mars Needs Women: Henry the AI Hover Tank, towards Rio.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Lots of it, but particularly Rio.
  • Non-Action Guy: 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".
  • Omniscient Council of Vagueness: One of these approves dispatching Team Warrior in Scramble.
  • Perpetual Poverty: Rio, because of her spendthrift habits.
  • Playboy Bunny: In Excess, Maya ends up in one as part of a (half-baked) plan to infiltrate an Auction of Evil as entertainers.
  • Psychic Powers: 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 Creepy Monotone without thought to how it may embarrass others (usually Rio).
  • Rare Guns: The original OVA is the only fictional appearance of the Steyr ACR experimental flechette rifle.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses: Excess!Maki, though she's a good guy.
  • Screaming Warrior: In Scramble, Lilika, of all people. Also a pun.
  • Sempai/Kōhai:In Scramble, Lilika addresses Rio and Maya as "sempai".
  • Serious Business: 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. (Their rage at Lilika's faked Backhanded Apology footage is taken as more evidence that they're not the masterminds.)
  • Shoot the Bullet: At the end of Scramble.
  • Shout-Out: Many, to Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, Ultraman, and oh-so-many to Neon Genesis Evangelion — such as a scene-for-scene remake of the fight with the Third Angel featuring Rio and a Camp Gay transvestite.
  • Shower Scene: Several across all incarnations of the franchise.
  • Show Some Leg: 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.

Top