Samurai Girls Anime? Works For Me

Topic started by gia on Feb. 25, 2010. Last post by king_m 4 years, 8 months ago.
Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13

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?
Post by Sonata (35,627 posts) See mini bio Level 20
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Oh very cool, the story could keep me interested. Plus Girls + Swords= Epic win in my bookXD
Post by Morpheus (210 posts) See mini bio Level 5
@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 
 
Post by AtomoPanda (26 posts) See mini bio Level 6

Ooooo lookin forward to this

 
I like the hair blade LOL
Post by rocketbomber (226 posts) See mini bio Level 9
pure, uncut fan-bait.  bound to be popular.
Post by Agent_Lost (1,124 posts) See mini bio Level 10
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.
Post by Konanda (796 posts) See mini bio Level 17

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.

Post by DocHaus (935 posts) See mini bio Level 18
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.
Post by Lance_McCloud (67 posts) See mini bio Level 6

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.    
Post by Void_Wizard (735 posts) See mini bio Level 9
Eh, I'll pass on this. I'll probably play Demonbane though when it is finally released this year in the U.S.
Post by king_m (393 posts) See mini bio Level 6
@AtomoPanda said:
"

Ooooo lookin forward to this

 I like the hair blade LOL "
*high fives*
Post by XChile (115 posts) See mini bio Level 4
@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!
Post by zyn (74 posts) See mini bio Level 9
In the last image of the article... THAT IS A GIANT HAMMER!  O_o;
Post by Lan (621 posts) See mini bio Level 13
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.


Post by gia (3,032 posts) See mini bio Level 13
@zyn: Giant hammers ftw :D
Post by John_Martone (2,992 posts) See mini bio Level 10
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..."
Post by king_m (393 posts) See mini bio Level 6
@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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