Najica Blitz Panties

By Shamus
on Apr 26, 2006
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Anime

Najica Blitz Tactics is really something else. During the opening credits, we are treated to many, many shots of the main character’s backside.

WIFE: I’m getting pretty tired of seeing that butt.

ME: That’s too bad. I think it’s the main character.

It’s outragous and crazy. The fan service is so constant that it sort of defies explanation. Even fan service vehicles don’t have this much fan service. Imagine making an entire show where the lead character wears a miniskirt that doesn’t even cover her underwear, and where she is constantly kicking, doing backflips, climbing ladders, and other don’t-do-this-in-miniskirts kind of stuff. Now hire a 2-foot tall pervert to be the camera man. When you’re done making the show, you will proabably still have less images of ladies’ underwear then Najica Blitz Tactics.


I see London, I see France….

It’s interesting. The story is played straight, and the visuals are played for laughs. I wasn’t sure if they were kidding or not, until we got to the part of the story where Najica must assualt a mansion which seems to have a lot more maids than anyone could use…


Nobody’s mansion needs this much cleaning.

…but then reveals that all of these maids are really bodyguards! And they are… armed?


Ummmm. Where did those come from?

The images don’t even pretend to make sense. The maids move as if drawing the guns from a holster, but it’s clear the guns weren’t there a second ago, and the uniforms leave little to the imagination. It’s full of stuff like this that seems more like parody, but at the same time the story is not a joke.

It’s funny and unexpected. To be fair, Steven warned me about this title, so I knew it wouldn’t be like Noir, but it’s one of those things you have to see to believe.

It’s currently sitting here alongside Someday’s Dreamers, which isn’t really fair. SD is instantly charming and interesting, and will probably consume all of our anime-watching time in the near future.

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  1. Have you given up on NBT, or do you intend to watch all of it? The story does actually develop in interesting ways, and the ending is better than you’d expect.

  2. ubu roi says:

    Ah, yes. Najica Panty Blitz, as I call it. I thought it was the ultimate in fanservice until I downloaded fansubs of Girls High. To be fair, Najica has a much better plot (though maybe that isn’t fair after only 2 episodes of GH). But Girls has high schoolers. Decisions, decisons…

  3. Pixy Misa says:

    I thought it was the ultimate in fanservice

    I take it you’ve never watched a Go Nagai title? (Cutey Honey, Kekko Kamen.)

  4. The character designs in Cutey Honey aren’t as good. The NBT character designer is among my favorites. (The reason I tried Stratos 4 was because he also did the character designs for it.)

  5. Shamus says:

    Have you given up on NBT, or do you intend to watch all of it?

    I’ve only seen one episode, and I really should give it a chance to establish the story. It’s just hard to NOT watch Someday’s Dreamers right now. :)

    On that note, I just hit the end of the first disc, with the “moon” episode. Holy cow! I keep trying to get a clear view of what mages can and cannot do, and the subject is nebulous at best.

  6. Shamus says:

    Another thing about NBT: Lili really does seem like a Chi with guns, and so all the underpants makes me think of the Chobits where Chi had to go buy underwear, and ended up saying “underpants” to everyone she met.

    Picturing Chi saying “underpants” over and over during NBT is funny to me for some reason.

  7. I certainly can’t blame you for watching “Someday’s Dreamers” by preference. But when that’s finished, don’t give up on NBT.

    All together now: “Pantsu! Pantsu! Pantsu! Pantsu!”

  8. Evil Otto says:

    I think… panties… it’s just that… panties… I…

    BRAIN HAS PERFORMED AN ILLEGAL OPERATION AND WILL BE SHUT DOWN

  9. Tatterdemalian says:

    We need an “Ultimate Fanservice Anime” poll. Or maybe even a competition with categories for Best Story, Best Character Design, Most Ludicrous, etc.

  10. Pixy Misa says:

    What do you mean the character designs for Cutey Honey aren’t as good?!

  11. ubu roi says:

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  12. […] Girl’s High has enough fanservice to make Najica Panty Blitz look tame. However, after being challenged by Pixy Misa’s Cutey Honey link over on Shamus Young’s’ site, causing an instant 601 error (think Andromeda Strain: “too much data, the system can’t handle it all”) in my brain, I realized that I was going to have to do some serious captures to get my point across. So rather than hold up this entire post, I’ll just leave you with these two and come back later for a fanservice special. […]

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  1. […] Girl’s High has enough fanservice to make Najica Panty Blitz look tame. However, after being challenged by Pixy Misa’s Cutey Honey link over on Shamus Young’s’ site, causing an instant 601 error (think Andromeda Strain: “too much data, the system can’t handle it all”) in my brain, I realized that I was going to have to do some serious captures to get my point across. So rather than hold up this entire post, I’ll just leave you with these two and come back later for a fanservice special. […]

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