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Vice Interrogation: Queen's Blade

A review based entirely on the first episode of a series.

So, this video took me three days to make, because I could not for the life of me find the proper transcode to get clips from the show into iMovie. Which is probably why Ethan jumped the gun and posted HIS review of the show earlier today.

That said, this is an experiment of a combined video and text review of the show, so let me know what you think about it-- if all goes well, I'll be posting another one like it for K-On! tomorrow and Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood on Wednesday!

  


Title: Queen's Blade
Studio: ARMS
Genre: Fantasy

Ratings (of 5)
Story: ♥½
Animation: ♥♥½
Characters: ♥½
OP/ED Themes: N/A

OVERALL: ♥♥

Thoughts:
For the most part, Queen's Blade is everything you expect it to be: fanservice upon fanservice laden with fanservice and a touch of fanservice on the side. Acid-shooting boobies, the most unlikely chain mail you've ever seen, yuri twincest, the works-- it's all here.

So there isn't a lot to say about it. The characters are flat (as in they're not developed personas-- they're all perfectly buxom, natch). The animation's decent, since visuals are the key here. But I doubt there's going to be much of anything worth watching in the future episodes of the show.

That said, it IS very over-the-top (I can't decide whether it's a shame that they didn't take it a more comedic direction, intentionally anyway), so you and your friends might get some LULZ out of watching the first episode and mocking it all the way through, a la Mystery Science Theater 3000.
MoonStormon April 6, 2009 at 7:22 p.m.
I had to play it back when you said "boobs that shoot acid''. HA that too funny.
Sigueon April 6, 2009 at 7:26 p.m.
If they can keep the terribad coming I'll be watching this. Here's hoping...
RedRoseson April 6, 2009 at 7:31 p.m.
Is it just me or is the video glitchy? I'm running Firefox 3.0.4 right now... I don't really want to update it 3.0.8 because I'm lazy. I cleared my cache but that didn't help.

Well it works on IE... but whatever. I must say that I have to watch at least the first episode with some of my buddies just because of the ACID TITS. It seems like something I would watch just because it's incredibly ridiculous.
Agent_Loston April 6, 2009 at 7:37 p.m.
yep, same here. The show is bad, there no question about it and yet I still watch for begin to end.
DocHauson April 6, 2009 at 7:53 p.m.
Dammit, now I'm getting the urge to see the second episode when it comes out, just to see if it can get any better...I mean, more unintentionally hilarious.
giaon April 6, 2009 at 8:12 p.m.
RedRoses, Agent_Lost: yeah, it turned out a bit glitchy-- my bad, not yours or the video player's. Unfortunately by the time I realized that, it was already up and everyone in the office was gone! ;)
ethan staff on April 6, 2009 at 8:46 p.m.
Gia, Oh Snap i honestly didn't realize you were saying Queen's Blade was the video you were putting up.... confused!... Some how I actually thought you were saying there was yet *another* anime with acid milk boobs.  BUT, my article was not a review anyhoo!

That said, I agree that Queen's Blade episode one is "Kinda awesome".  In a strange way I think acid squirting boobs are as empowering to women as penis tentacles on a male demon are to dudes.  Does that even make sense?  Perhaps I'll spend more time and write  a thesis on this?
Nerxon April 7, 2009 at 1:52 a.m.
Exploding Boobs + Acid Boobs and Slime on Boobs

hot-diggety-damn!

this anime is smokin h0t
Baku_Senseion April 7, 2009 at 2:03 a.m.
GIA! THEY MADE AN ANIME ABOUT YOUR BOOBIES!
Jlynnanaon April 7, 2009 at 2:11 a.m.
Boobies that shoot ACID ???

Sonata moderator on April 7, 2009 at 7:36 a.m.
LOL Nice review GIa:)
NovidAnonon April 7, 2009 at 8:45 a.m.

Well, this was gonna happen. The question now is...are they gonna write a story or they gonna over do it? Im still waiting on Guin Saga.

TheBigNon April 7, 2009 at 10:36 a.m.
"In a strange way I think acid squirting boobs are as empowering to women as penis tentacles on a male demon are to dudes.  Does that even make sense?  Perhaps I'll spend more time and write  a thesis on this?"

Please do, because that would be an interesting way of covering it. :P
Lanon April 7, 2009 at 7:42 p.m.
Here's what more we have to look forward to in Queen's Blade: http://queensblade.net/character/

You know, if it weren't for the ridiculous proportions and over sexualization of the characters, I could maybe write their designs off as being part of the fantasy genre. Some of them would look like kind of bad ass if it weren't for huge breasts and near vagina showing.
Sigueon April 7, 2009 at 8:36 p.m.
I think you're missing the point Lan. Boobies that shoot acid. ACID TITS.
Nerxon April 7, 2009 at 8:41 p.m.
Sigue said:
"I think you're missing the point Lan. Boobies that shoot acid. ACID TITS.
"
Exploding acid titties to add to that
JELEINENon April 7, 2009 at 8:55 p.m.
The show is effectively soft core porn.  For something based on a fighting game, I find it amazing how badly done the fights were.  It was either the opponents posturing or the fights occuring off screen.
Sigueon April 8, 2009 at 12:13 a.m.
JELEINEN said:
"The show is effectively soft core porn.  For something based on a fighting game, I find it amazing how badly done the fights were.  It was either the opponents posturing or the fights occuring off screen."
And boobies that shoot acid. Acid tits. And they explode.
N15PCAon April 9, 2009 at 12:09 p.m.
Mark my words.  This is going to end gettting a dub and brought over state side.
ethan staff on April 9, 2009 at 12:21 p.m.
N15PCA said:
"Mark my words.  This is going to end gettting a dub and brought over state side."
I agree... I think I read somewhere that there already is a english dub... anyone know?

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