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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