Bikini Warriors Anime's Promo Video Showcases Characters
posted on by Egan Loo
The official website for the Bikini Warriors television anime began streaming the first promotional video on Monday. The video profiles the characters and notes that the anime will premiere on July 7:
Text: Heroines, wear armor (bikini). It is time to fight.
Text: Bikini Warriors
Text: The battle commences on Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Test: Tokyo MX: Every Tuesday at 25:35-25:40, starting July 7
Test: AT-X: Every Wednesday at 23:45-23:50, starting July 8
The main cast includes, in the order that their characters appear in the video:
Yōko Hikasa as Fighter (designed by Cute Devil Girlfriend manga artist Hisasi), a professional in hand-to-hand combat who is especially skilled at using close-range weapons. In fact, she actually doesn't have any other special skills except for that. The Fighter overcomes her adversaries with just muscle and will.
Kana Ueda as Paladin (designed by Alice Soft's Onigiri-kun), a knight who uses every weapon in order to save the weak and defeat evil. It's often thought that this class is far above rank in comparison to the Fighter, but her weakness is being held down by large amounts of foes. She also has the weak point of not being able to understand views of the commoner, as a majority of paladins are born from high-class families.
Ai Kakuma as Mage (designed by Ninja Slayer From Animation character designer Saitom), a class that is unskilled in close-range combat, but can take out an enemy in one hit with their powerful magic. She's the bag of knowledge for the party, but isn't very good at communicating.
Chiaki Takahashi as Dark Elf (designed by Non Oda), a beautiful race that can use an extravagant sword and combine it with magic. She is quite good with her hands, and also has very good hearing. She can use her many skills to adapt to various adventures. However, she never gives her full effort in any situation.
Other characters in the figure line include:
Hunter (designed by Black Lagoon's Rei Hiroe), warriors that live in the wilderness. At times, she will hunt wild beasts, and at other times, she will make them her allies. She has much experience with the bow, and there is no one that can top her in survival tactics. On the other hand, she has little knowledge of modern tools, and it's said she doesn't even know how to shop.
Valkyrie (designed by Shining Hearts character designer Tony). It is said that ones that can be part of this race must be born with high levels of talent, or must have large amounts of experience. It is also said that they can only use spears chosen by God. She appears to have more powers than just the spear, but she won't show those skills off so easily.
The series will premiere on Tokyo MX on July 7.
The anime adapts Hobby Japan and Megahouse's fantasy figure line of the same name. The official website describes the project:
The setting is a an RPG-style world with swords and magic, where adventurers form a party to challenge the demon king's right to rule. But, the adventurers all have beautiful breasts, enormous breasts, and bikini armor!!
The figure line's official website is posting short dialogue stories that chronicle the bikini warriors' adventurers. The website notes that a manga and a game are also planned alongside the television anime series.
The anime's official Twitter account posted about the official cosplayers who appeared at the Mega Hobby Expo 2015 Spring event on Sunday:
メガホビEXPO2015springの撮影会ではHJキャラクター勢揃いしてました…!!メイジとファイターに挟まれたお二人は『神話大戦ギルガメッシュナイト』ディーナでUsagiさん『ソード&ウィザーズ』フェリシアで火将ロシエルさんです! pic.twitter.com/Rd2cjUfiek— アニメ『ビキニ・ウォリアーズ』公式 (@bikiniwarriors) May 30, 2015
Thanks to Dennis R for the embedded video