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Samurai Girls Anime? Works For Me

On to something more pleasant: hot female samurai.


Word on Moon Phase is that Hyakka Ryouran Samurai Girls-- a merchandising franchise created by artist Niθ (Demonbane and other Nitro+ games), figure maker Alter, and Hobby Japan --is going to be made into an anime.

Now, when a franchise like this gets an anime, there are a couple of things you can count on: nice art and design, and lots of merch. But will it have an interesting story?

The series is set in an alternate present in which Japan is still a shogunate. A special school called Buou Private Academy teaches the children of the samurai how to, well, be samurai, but the school is haunted by a group that wants to rebel against the ruling Tokugawa clan (the descendents of the same group that ruled Japan in the Edo era for 265 years).

That doesn't sound so bad, but judging from the art I'm guessing it'll be a bit more wacky hijinks than serious political drama. I mean, I think that one girl is wearing shide (a streamer used in shinto rituals for purification) as a loincloth/thong. Oh, and there are a couple of bishies in there as well.

This one's my favorite. Who's yours? Do you think you'll watch this anime?
Sonata moderator on Feb. 25, 2010 at 8:17 a.m.
Oh very cool, the story could keep me interested. Plus Girls + Swords= Epic win in my bookXD
Morpheuson Feb. 25, 2010 at 8:21 a.m.
@Sonata said:
"Oh very cool, the story could keep me interested. Plus Girls + Swords= Epic win in my bookXD "
Cant go wrong with women who wield a blade

The guy with the silver hair, I predict as a future av 
 
AtomoPandaon Feb. 25, 2010 at 8:31 a.m.

Ooooo lookin forward to this

 
I like the hair blade LOL
rocketbomberon Feb. 25, 2010 at 8:40 a.m.
pure, uncut fan-bait.  bound to be popular.
Agent_Loston Feb. 25, 2010 at 9:01 a.m.
Oh sweet, I like all the artwork. As for my favorite, well it Senhime, I can't say no to a girl in a kimono.

Also, I'm planing to get the figure of her.
Konandaon Feb. 25, 2010 at 9:47 a.m.

I agree with the girl with the giant hammer being my favourite since that is a pretty awesome hammer, (I love that it has a bunch of torii in the middle just for kicks) amber eyes are always amazing, she's got a cool looking jug on the side of her hip, a ripped up stocking so you know she's seen some pretty intense action and purple hair is great. 
 
I might watch the anime depends on how seriously they take it because this seems like more comedy matererial to me.

DocHauson Feb. 25, 2010 at 9:51 a.m.
Keep in mind that shows like Queen's Blade and GI JOE were created to sell their already existing toy lines. I'm just saying, it could go either way, but my money's on the "shameless fanservice" route.
Lance_McCloudon Feb. 25, 2010 at 9:58 a.m.

As long as it doesn't turn into something as pathetic as Queens Blade, I might actually give it a watch. I wouldn't mind some lighthearted action with some cute female cahracters, but they are usually just pathetic and discriminatory. Character designs are nice, but the same can be said for many anime series so they will have to do better then that.    
Void_Wizardon Feb. 25, 2010 at 10:13 a.m.
Eh, I'll pass on this. I'll probably play Demonbane though when it is finally released this year in the U.S.
king_mon Feb. 25, 2010 at 1:29 p.m.
@AtomoPanda said:
"

Ooooo lookin forward to this

 I like the hair blade LOL "
*high fives*
XChileon Feb. 25, 2010 at 1:58 p.m.
@DocHaus: nothing wrong with that if they at least  have some fan service for the ladies.
 
No love for the mysterious angry gal? anybody?
 
 
very nice!
zynon Feb. 25, 2010 at 6:27 p.m.
In the last image of the article... THAT IS A GIANT HAMMER!  O_o;
Lanon Feb. 25, 2010 at 7:44 p.m.
This looks fun at the very least. I like the character designs especially these two gals because of the pirate look. Eyepatch chick not only has an awesome eyepatch but some wicked looking stockings. And I love the other gal's wannabe half knight half pirate outfit. I'll give it a shot.


giaon Feb. 26, 2010 at 1:15 p.m.
@zyn: Giant hammers ftw :D
John_Martoneon Feb. 26, 2010 at 1:18 p.m.
The designs are definitely interesting. Though I have to say that 
 
@king_m said: @AtomoPanda:
" @AtomoPanda said:
"

Ooooo lookin forward to this

 I like the hair blade LOL "
*high fives* "
Skanky pants girl isn't doing too much for me. Also, I think that hair blade adds new meaning to "letting your hair down..."
king_mon Feb. 27, 2010 at 1:51 p.m.
@John_Martone said:

" The designs are definitely interesting. Though I have to say that 
 
@king_m said: @AtomoPanda:

" @AtomoPanda said:
"

Ooooo lookin forward to this

I like the hair blade LOL "
*high fives* "
Skanky pants girl isn't doing too much for me. Also, I think that hair blade adds new meaning to "letting your hair down..." "
well I'm high fiveing the whole concept of the show

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