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In an alternate feudal Japan (specifically set in an alternate Edo era), breasts mean everything. Literally.

In this strange time, the social status of a woman is entirely dependent on the size of her mammaries. The more favorably endowed tend to live the life of aristocracy and wealth. The less-than-ample are treated like trash. Of course, a system such as this would lead to a very erratic society, with wealth shifting hands haphazardly every generation. That's where the Manyu Clan comes in.

The Shogunate employ the Manyu Clan, a group of samurai who know the endless intricacies and knowledge of the human breast, to keep the rich and poor in their place. Using knowledge and techniques passed down through the generations, the Manyu Clan nurtures the future aristocracy to reach their buxom potential. They also dispatch of the poor who develop massive, magnificent mounds through the use of their secret slashing technique, which rips the "soul" of the breast out of the target's body. Without harming their supple body, of course.

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Chifusa, the future successor of the Manyu Clan, becomes disillusioned of the crazy society in which she lives, and flees with the sacred scroll of the clan, which explains all of their breast-growing secrets, as well as the technique to destroy the breast. Chifusa gained her status as successor not because she was the eldest of the aristocracy (although being one of the previous successor's children helps a bit), but because of a technique she and she alone possesses: the ability to not destroy, but absorb breasts. While remarkable, this is mostly a hindrance to Chifusa. Despite this, she goes on a Robin Hood-esque quest to right the wrongs of society and to punish the unjust who flaunt their wealth, mainly her father who runs the society, Munenori Manyuu.

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Contains examples of the following tropes:

  • A-Cup Angst: Enforced on all flat and small breasted women by the mandate of the Manyuu Shogunate.
    • Kaede has been treated as an outcast ever since she was stripped of her breasts for choosing to remain at Chifusa's side. She hopes that by helping Chifusa find a way to master the Chichinagashi sword art, that she'll be able to regain her former cup size. She doesn't.
    • It's zigzagged in Kagefusa's case. She loses hers at the end of her duel with her sister, Chifusa. But, unlike Kaede, Kagefusa soon recovers a respectable bossom. But the fourth OVA special is set prior to episode 1, so Kagefusa's back to being stacked and flaunts them in front of Kaede and Ouka.
  • Aloof Dark-Haired Girl:
    • Subverted in Chifusa's case. She looks the part and tries to portray an air of stoicism, but It quickly becomes plain to see that she's a girlish tomboy.
    • Ouka plays the trope straight, having long dark hair and a stern ice-cold demeanor towards everyone except Muneyuki, whom she's secretly in love with. The OVA specials subvert it, by portraying Ouka as Kagefusa's hapless Chew Toy.
  • And the Adventure Continues: The 12th episode ends with Chifusa reconciling with her sister, Kagefusa, after promising that she'll restore her breasts once she finally masters Chichi Nagare. Then she and Kaede continue on their journey.
  • Art Evolution: There's a noticeable art shift beginning in the manga's third volume, with much cleaner lines and character modelling.
  • Ascended Extra:
    • In the manga version, Chifusa abandons Kaede at the end of chapter 1 to keep her from becoming a fugitive. Kaede's only other appearance is limited to a single flashback panel at the beginning of chapter 2. The anime differs by having Kaede join Chifusa as her travelling companion and her handmaiden. She's also given her own spotlight episode (7) where she meets a young painter, named Sakuji, who falls in love with her.
    • Likewise, Chichi only has a brief scene in chapter 2. But she's featured in the anime's OP (as an example that large breasts = status), as well as the animated version of her aforementioned scene.
  • Author Appeal: Not the author of the manga, but the director of the anime adaption, Hiraku Kaneko. He has a blatant love for oversized breasts. A lot of elements from the manga are exaggerated in the anime. This is par for the course when it comes to his the other adaptations he has worked on, either as a director or an animator (Witch Blade, Queen's Blade, etc). The anime adaption has added nipple sucking in many episodes, a holdover from Seikon No Qwaser...where there was actually a reason for itnote .
  • Bald Women: Justified with the minor character Kenkyou, who is a buddhist nun and has a shaved head. She's also pretty attractive.
  • Beach Episode: Featuring a very perverted octopus. The episode also proves that large breasts aren't very hydrodynamic.
  • Big Breast Pride: A lot of women, more specifically noblewomen like to flaunt their breasts or walk around with an air of superiority.
  • Beauty Equals Goodness: Usually averted, but played straight sometimes, especially with Chifusa.
  • BFS: Ouka wields a katana almost as big as her, and she's fast with it too.
  • Big Bad: Munenori Manyuu, Chifusa's Archnemesis Dad and leader of the Manyuu clan who enforces the oppressive Buxom Is Better standard. He's also one of the, if not the, most serious character in the show. He's also Orcus on His Throne, since he never takes the matter of Chifusa's escape in his own hands.
  • Blade on a Stick: Tsuyuha wields a naginata.
  • Blood from the Mouth: Played for drama in episode 7, as it's the first sign that Momoha's death is imminent.
  • Bloodless Carnage: Hitomune's rampage at his traitorous vassal and his men, many were slashed and yet not a single drop of blood was spilled. From the way he held his sword, it appears that the was using the blunt edge. There was plenty of slashing, but little to no stabbing, so the only bleeding going on would be internal.
  • Boobs of Steel: There is an inversion of this with Chifusa. At the start of this series she has an average size bust and is a very efficient fighter, however as her breasts continue to grow while fighting her female attackers and stealing their busts, they become quite a interference with her fighting skills, especially when they eventually become the largest in the series.
  • Break the Haughty: Kagefusa, in the first chapter or episode, as the first victim of Chifusa's ability to absorb breasts; she goes from extremely well endowed to flat or nearly so in seconds, and Chifusa's breasts jump in size to even bigger than Kagefusa had, just to rub salt in the wound.
  • Breast Expansion: It's a pretty big part of the series as a whole.
  • Bullying a Dragon: In one episode, several well-endowed Manyuu assassins proceed to taunt and insult Ouka for her lack of breasts, even though Ouka is actually much more formidable than them combined. Still, aware of her status, Ouka has to let them get away with it.
  • Butt-Monkey:
    • Kaede whose the butt of many jokes pertaining to her flat chest.
    • Chifusa also serves as one. like Kaede she's the butt of many jokes mainly because of her chest. Though, unlike Kaede its because her chest is insanely large. They also been heavily fondled and sucked on by many characters, including her own sister Kagefusa.
  • Buxom Is Better: The opening openly states that women with small breasts aren't even considered human.
    • Averted In-Universe by Muneyuki: years and years of dealing with large breasts to evaluate them has left him with an utter disgust of large breasts, which is quite ironical given the setting. In the end, Ouka, with whom he has a Ship Tease, regain her breasts, which are of modest size and do not make him sick.
  • Cain and Abel: Chifusa and Kagefusa. This mainly due to Kagefusa jealously over Chifusa being chosen to become successor to the clan despite Kagefusa having bigger breasts.
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Pretty much any sympathetic male character, but especially Lord Mie Hatamune.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Kaede towards Chifusa, especially when other characters show lecherous attraction to her. Notable examples include episode 3 (where she breaks a wooden tile over a customer's head for trying to peek up Chifusa's skirt during the show) and episode 4 (where she repeatedly lashes at Oiso when she fondles Chifusa).
  • Dangerously Short Skirt: The women of the Manyuu Clan wear uniforms consisting of only a white dougi top and dark stockings. So their fundoshi are fully exposed whenever they sprint, with Kaede being the most prominent example since hers is fashioned into a thong.
  • Deconstruction: The whole show takes the idea that a woman's breast size equals status and authority and shows in unequivocal terms that it's a terrible way to judge a woman's worth as opposed to their actual talents and ability to contribute to their society.
  • D-Cup Distress: Oiso from is notable for being one of the few large breasted women in the series to hate her breasts. In a fishing village dependent on skilled divers, she was formerly the best, but her breasts grew so large that they got in the way of her diving. When Chifusa ends up having to use the breast-absorbing technique on her, shrinking Oiso's breasts, Oiso is grateful. Kaede looked furious at the idea of hating breasts.
  • Double Standard: Rape, Female on Female:
    • Kagefusa rapes Kaede during the opening scene of episode 1, to punish her for choosing to defect from the Manyuu Clan with Chifusa. The scene ends with Kaede briefly passing out, as the camera zooms in on her raised hindquarters and the damp spot on the ground between her legs.
    • In the second OVA special, Kagesufa and Kaede have Ouka restrain Chisufa, while they suck on her breasts against Chisufa's will and yes its portrayed as female on female fan service.
    • Keade often uses her duties as Chifusa's handmaiden as chances to grope and suckle Chisufa's breasts, usually whenever she's bathing her. Most of her attempts fail, since Chifusa is all too aware of Kaede's infatuation with her body. But Kaede has better luck during the OVAs, which show Chifusa isn't always unwilling.
  • Early-Bird Cameo: The buxom woman from the intro and opening, Chichi, is introduced properly in the story in the second episode, even though she appears in the first episode's opening, as well in all others.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Chifusa, and it's not just Kaede who goes after her.
  • Fanservice: Considering the type of magazine it is published in, as well as the very concept of the work itself, this shouldn't come as a shock. However, as the series has progressed, fanservice has become less and less frequent. The anime is exactly the opposite: it took the fanservicey nature of the first volume and cranked it Up to Eleven.
  • Exotic Eye Designs: Popular dancer Sakura-chan from episode 3 has heart-shaped pupils when first introduced. While dancing, she sports star-shaped pupils instead.
  • Fake Boobs: Kagefusa dons an inflating bra, after Chifusa steals her breasts.
  • Fanservice with a Smile: More than once Chifusa and Kaede have had to get part time jobs in maid outfits to keep their funds up.
  • Gag Boobs: After devastating a very large group of buxom ninja, Chifusa finds herself with breasts so big she can't even stand due to their sheer weight. Cue a Rocky-esque montage of her training at a nearby temple to learn how to reduce her size while wearing what is essentially the biggest sports-bra ever.
  • Gainaxing:
    • Invoked when Chifusa agree to represent a village in a festival where each side nominates their bustiest woman to stand on portable platforms and has attendants shake the platforms under them to get the breasts to bounce.
    • Earlier in the same episode, Chifusa has to perform poledancing along with the local dancer Sakura-chan. Unlike Sakura though, Chifusa is embarassed by it, especially given the lecherous reactions of the costumers.
    • Weaponized in the second episode where an assassin puts Chifusa in a trance with a technique that involves drugs and spinning her breasts. However, the downside is that the technique causes her breasts to sag.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: Chichi, the noblewoman from the opening and episode 2, is quite buxom and wears a lavish, dark purple kimono adorned with a flower pattern, the better to show off her wealth and statper.us along with her rouge, Parasol of Prettiness and hairstyle. The graceful part though is mostly a façade, as seen when she loses her temper.
  • Hidden Depths: In spite of the Breasts = Prestige equation in this world, Chifusa's other sister Kyouka Manyuu doesn't have a massive chest in spite of being a high-ranked member of the Manyuu family. Sadly, this is never explored.
  • Hit Me, Dammit!: When Chifusa discovers that Kagefusa has to use fake breasts because she couldn't deal with the loss of her real breasts, which Chifusa stole, Chifusa proposes that Kagefusa shrink her breasts as payment.
  • I Have Boobs, You Must Obey!: Played with. Boobs are the source of social standing in this world, after all, so it's not all that crazy when a chick can just pull them out and turn a potential fight into a frenzy of cheering and general happiness.
  • The Immodest Orgasm:
    • The side effect of Chichinagashi is increased breast volume and sensitivity, especially to stimulation applied directly to the nipples. So, due to having used Chichinagashi several times, Chifusa's breasts are extremely sensitive, which causes her to climax easily and fervently.
    • Kagefusa gropes Kaede's breast while fingering her, in the aforementioned scene in episode 1. The resulting orgasm is so intense that Kaede squirts during a brief cutaway shot. Afterward, the camera pans down to show she's fainted from it.
    • A special (apparently set before Episode 1), Kagefusa has one when Ouka vigorously massages her breasts, for the same reasons as Chifusa above, presumably.
    • Naughty Nun Kenkyou has one while scrubbing Chifusa's back with her own breasts, right as she says how she likes performing this duty.
    • In the final episode, it's shown that a properly-performed Chichinagashi causes pleasure, not pain, as the Manyu assassin hit by Tsuyuha's naginata screams in pleasure as she faints from the attack.
  • In the Blood: Chifusa's bloodline happens to be that of the enemy of the Manyu clan. The leader decides to make her the heiress due to her incredible potential. It didn't work out.
  • Incorruptible Pure Pureness: Despite being born and raised in a society where breasts mean everything, being raised as the heir of the clan that basically controls the country, and being taught that women without breasts are trash, Chifusa still sees the good qualities in the flat and the bad qualities in the busty. She doesn't see either side as necessarily better or worse, the system just isn't fair. Although, it could be that her rebel blood is what makes her fight.
  • Interrupted Intimacy: In episode 5 Yasuke's kids walk in on him and their soon to be stepmother just as the couple was about to get passionate with each other. Fortunately, they were too young to understand what was going on.
    • Played for Laughs in episode 6 when Junichi pops out to interrupt Kenkyou's back-cleaning session with Chifusa before it gets... weirder...
  • Jerkass: Chichi tries to beat a kid with her umbrella when he refuses to apologize and insults her.
    • The teahouse owner from episode 3 is very rude and abrasive to both Chifusa and Kaede, and is actually angry at them when Chifusa refuses to put up with a lecherous client's advances and kicks them both out because of this.
  • Knight of Cerebus: Ouka, who uses her blade to actually kill someone instead of just shrink their breasts.
  • Lens Flare Censor: The anime's censored broadcast goes crazy with this. Shots of characters holding large flabs of "light", entire bodies glowing, and lasers covering the majority of the screen are not uncommon. Inevitable Dragon Ball jokes followed.
  • Lighter and Softer: The anime adaptation tones down much of the sex and violence seen in the manga.
    • The first chapter begins with Kagefusa raping a local village girl, simply because she was a commoner with large breasts. Several pages later, the reader learns that Kagefusa's squad also raped the girl's mother to death and killed her father afterward. The ordeal left her so grief-stricken, that she tries to take revenge on Chifusa because she recognized her as being part of the Manyuu Family. In the anime version, Kagefusa spares the girl's family and only takes her breasts.
    • Kaede's rape scene is censored in the anime version, by keeping the camera above her waist once Kagefusa slips her hand down the front of her fundoshi. All the viewer sees is the implied hand motion and the effect it has on Kaede. The scene immediately cuts to a shot of the night sky just as Kaede screams. The manga differs by having Kagefusa pull Kaede's fundoshi aside so the readers can see that her fingers were inside her.
    • Episode/chapter 2's villain. In the manga, Ame was a girl whose breasts could secrete poison in lieu of milk, but she couldn't lactate or have children. In the anime, the assassin is a different woman whose breasts were large enough to spin around to generate boob-related illusions. The downside being, that the technique gradually causes her breasts to sag. Both cases are rectified by Chifusa's Chichinagashi, which restores their breasts to normal by relieving them of their afflictions.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac:
    • Kaede has an obsession with Chifusa. And large breasts. And just hot chicks in general. Even more so in the anime, where she attempts to molest Chifusa at least four times an episode, instead of just once every other chapter.
    • Lord Mie, especially when he's masquerading as a commoner.
  • Make-Up Is Evil: Downplayed with both Chichi (the bossy noblewoman from episode 2) and Toyo (Chifusa's rival in the breast-shaking festival from episode 3), who wears noticeable lipstick and, while not terribly evil, are still haughty snobs.
  • Marshmallow Hell: More like marshmallow heaven in most cases. In episode 5, one of the things Yasuke's kids miss about their mother is how she'd smother them with her breasts.
  • Meaningful Name:
    • Much of the cast has names with Mune on them note , yet another word for breasts, although the kanji for them actually has other readings, so it won't blatantly mean just breasts.
    • Chifusa's name is one dakuten (voiced accent mark) away from chibusa ("udders").
    • Manyu literally means Breast/Tit Spirit and that's a family clan name of a feared group of ninjas, the title of the series itself means Breast/Tit Spirit Scroll.
  • Mood Whiplash: Episode 6, a light-hearted/fanservicey moment between Chifusa and Kenkyou suddenly turns serious and odd when Chifusa has a flashback on her mother. It snaps right back to funny when the superior nun calls them out on their apparent lesbianism.
  • Ms. Fanservice:
    • Appies equally to both the Manyuu sisters, due to the size of their breasts and both being Amazonian Beauties. They're both also capable of lactating when they're aroused, though Chifusa's breasts only trickle. Kagefusa's literally ejaculate large volumes of breast milk during orgasm.
    • Kaede is subject to frequent upskirt shots to place emphasis on her thong and camel toe. At other times, the camera will focus on the width of her hips, her legs, and the plumpness of her glutes. And she's the series' main source of lesbianism by frequently molesting Chifusa.
  • Naughty Nuns: Buddhist Nuns in this case, minor character Kenkyou from episode 6, under the pretense of washing Chifusa's back, proceeds to unrobe and do so with her breasts, showing a great deal of pleasure in doing so.
  • Nonindicative First Episode: Episode one features betrayal and excessive fanservice. The next few episodes are mostly goofy misadventures with lighter fanservice. Then the Knight of Cerebus appears.
  • Only Sane Woman: Chifusa sees the distinction of judging a woman's place in society by her cleavage level to be ridiculous, and her goal is to spread this fact to everyone else.
  • Orcus on His Throne: Most of the higher members of the Manyuu clan, up to Munenori, don't actually move directly to stop Chifusa. They just keep sending more assassins, and eventually Ouka. Muneyuki was the one who went closest to the battlefield, comparatively-speaking.
  • Phrase-Catcher: "They're so lesbian" (usually said in deadpan), directed at Chifusa and whichever girl happens to be groping her at the moment (usually Kaede).
  • Psycho Lesbian: Kagefusa earlier on, as seen when she molests a victim and later Kaede. Thankfully the psycho part is dropped later on, but that didn't stop her from collaborating with Kaede in molesting her own sister Chisufa.
  • Reformed, but Not Tamed: Kagesufa seemed to genuinely change for the better becoming more easygoing and carefree. However, she seems to harbor some sadistic tendencies, as such when she painfully suckles on her sister's breasts.
  • Reluctant Fanservice Girl: Chifusa. She's a broke runaway samurai in a world that favors huge breasts. She's doesn't have any choice but to use her huge breasts to make money.
    • Invoked in episode 3 by Lord Mie: at the climax of the breast-bouncing competition, the excessive movement causes Chifusa's sarashi to fall, exposing her nipples and causing her to cover herself in shame, only for Mie to declare her the winner. When Toyo tries to bare her breasts for him, he angrily yells at her that's much more exciting if this happens by mistake.
  • The Reveal: In truth, Kagefusa wasn't Chifusa's first stolen breasts: she managed to perform the Chichinagashi on a young Ouka, stunting her growth and leaving her with a flat chest, which meant ostracism and grudge.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Lord Mie is actually rather terrifying when he finds out that someone's harmed Chifusa('s breast).
  • Samurai: Although they are much more like ninja.
  • Scarf Of Asskicking: Only worn in the early chapters of the manga, but featured heavily in advertising and the anime.
  • Scars Are Forever: In episode 4, an old guy is asked about his old scar, prompting a flashback of how he got it from a girl he was trying to grope.
  • Schizo Tech/Anachronism Stew: Somehow, AU!Edo-era Japan has Western-style disco pole-dancing clubs, complete with electrical lights, long before the Western world would have invented them.
  • Screw the Rules, I'm Doing What's Right!: The OP of each episode explains that Chifusa defected from the Manyuu Clan in order to put an end to the corrupted social hierarchy they've enforced. She intends to divulge the secrets of her family's scroll to those who need it, to restore equality among the social classes.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: In episode 2, a street urchin bumps into a busty noblewoman named Chichi. She takes it as an affront, regardless of being an accident, and threatens to beat "proper respect" into him and Chifusa for coming to his defense. But when the landlady flashes her much larger breasts, it causes the crowd to completely forget about Chichi, who becomes further insulted by their inattention and leaves in a huff.
  • Serious Business: Breasts equal everything. EVERYTHING.
  • Super Drowning Skills: Chifusa and Oiso share difficulty in diving. Oiso was the best diver in her village until her breasts developed, making her too buoyant to dive properly. After Chifusa is forced to absorb her size, Oiso's diving skill returns, while Chifusa becomes even more inept.
  • Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Anime-only Toyo, design wise, shares several characteristic (basically being a very buxom woman with long hair and lipstick) with Chichi from the previous episode/chapter 2, and both are haughty antagonists, though Toyo is also a Shameless Fanservice Girl.
  • Tentacle Rope: The perverted octopus in the beach episode, who likes to put his victims in some very comprising positions. Chifusa lampshades the appeal of this trope when she point out that there some weird people who find this appealing. Thankfully, the only victims who are dragged underwater and then spit out are both men (and one of them is Lord Mie).
  • Time Skip: By episode 10, Kaede has been charting the expansion rate of Chifusa's breasts for two years, beginning from the moment they left the Manyuu Clan.
  • Title Drop: The Scroll Chifusa carries with her, the Manyu Clan's treasure: Manyu Scroll —> Manyu Hikenchou.
  • Too Hot for TV: As expected, the initial version has been called a "Broadcast Wreck" due to excessive use of Lens Flare Censor that renders it mostly unwatchable. The AT-X broadcasts, meanwhile, are partially uncensored, and the fully uncensored Director's Cut is available as a streamed webcast. DVD and Blu-ray versions are (as usual) uncut.
  • Victoria's Secret Compartment: Where Chifusa keeps the scroll.
  • Widget Series: However you may take the shockingly-bizzare concept, you have to praise it for being daring and original.
  • Work Off the Debt: Chifusa and Kaede seem rather used to having to work at the places they rest and eat. In the beginning of episode 4, when they realize they don't have enough money to pay for the food they just eat they immediately put on their waitress uniforms from a previous episode.
  • You Have Failed Me: After Kagefusa's squad fails to capture Chifusa, she punishes them by shrinking all of their breasts. Considering how important breasts are in this show it's a hefty loss.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Chifusa and Kagefusa's standard outfit. Well, pretty much all the Manyuu assassins, really.

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