Active Raid Episodes 1 -2 TV Fanservice Review

Wait, I thought this was a mecha show? Well, needlessly to say I am a little sad there wasn’t any mecha robots but instead just men in mecha suites. Does that still make it a ‘mecha-theme’ anime? Or just a mash-up of Sentai Ranger and IronMan?

Here’s series summary for Active Raid: Kidou Kyoushuushitsu Dai Hakkei:

Set in a part of Tokyo that has descended into a quagmire, the story follows Unit 8 of the 5th Special Public Security Section’s 3rd Mobile Assault Division, popularly called “The Eighth,” who don powered armor “Willwear” exoskeletons to counter the rise in crime. 

Assistant inspector Asami Kazari is assigned to The Eighth with the task of assessing the unit’s status and reporting it to her superiors. But her true goal is to rehabilitate this sloppy, haphazard, justice-less group.

Here’s a little of what Wizard had to say about the series:

Other important facts about AR:

  • Produced by Production IMS
  • Directed by Taniguchi Gorō(Code Geass, Maria the Virgin Witch)
  • Character designs by ‘famed hentai artist Tosh.
  • This will be a 2 cour show.

Sounds like some good potential here, huh? Well, the first two episodes didn’t have much to show for. But hey, this is only the beginning, so let’s get started.

Episode 1

This looks like a nice gentlemen, he gives his up for the lead lady.active_raid_tv_ep1_00118 (92) active_raid_tv_ep1_00001 active_raid_tv_ep1_00118 (95)

The serious type.active_raid_tv_ep1_00118 (96)active_raid_tv_ep1_00118 (101)

Trouble brewing.active_raid_tv_ep1_00118 (102) active_raid_tv_ep1_00118 (103)

Introductions beginactive_raid_tv_ep1_00118 (104) active_raid_tv_ep1_00118 (105) active_raid_tv_ep1_00118 (106)active_raid_tv_ep1_00118 (107) active_raid_tv_ep1_00118 (108)active_raid_tv_ep1_00118 (113)Good, very good. tv_AR_ep1_girls_000

“There’s no way our commanding officer can be this cute!”.active_raid_tv_ep1_00118 (114) active_raid_tv_ep1_00118 (115)

Now meet the local pervert, who has an ankle fetish.active_raid_tv_ep1_00118 (117) active_raid_tv_ep1_00118 (120) active_raid_tv_ep1_00118 (121) active_raid_tv_ep1_00118 (122) active_raid_tv_ep1_00118 (132)

The quiet type spotted.active_raid_tv_ep1_00118 (133) It’s time for manservice ..uh mean to armor up. active_raid_tv_ep1_00118 (135)

Let’s see.. spikey hair, dashing good looks, scar on face…active_raid_tv_ep1_00118 (137)

Must be Basara’s lost brother. Or maybe just a badass.active_raid_tv_ep1_00118 (138) active_raid_tv_ep1_00118 (139)

“Oh her? I was just taking her in for questioning”. active_raid_tv_ep1_00118 (141)

“No, really I was”.active_raid_tv_ep1_00118 (143) active_raid_tv_ep1_00118 (147) active_raid_tv_ep1_00118 (148) active_raid_tv_ep1_00118 (150)

Instead of handcuffs, they use rop bondage. Brilliant.tv_AR_ep1_girls_004 active_raid_tv_ep1_00118 (151)active_raid_tv_ep1_00118 (154) active_raid_tv_ep1_00118 (155)

More manservice.active_raid_tv_ep1_00118 (157)

Well, she loves it.active_raid_tv_ep1_00118 (160)

That pose has been used by too many.active_raid_tv_ep1_00118 (97)

The Blue ranger will always be the wingman to Red ranger.active_raid_tv_ep1_00118 (161) active_raid_tv_ep1_00118 (166) active_raid_tv_ep1_00118 (167)

She rans to scene, in those heels. ‘sigh’active_raid_tv_ep1_00003Finishing move. active_raid_tv_ep1_00006Bad-guys were just attention-seeking, punks. active_raid_tv_ep1_00007There is always this rule: superhero’s identites must remain secret.active_raid_tv_ep1_00118 (168)

Problem: after battle, armor loses power and comes off.active_raid_tv_ep1_00118 (170)

And the ‘inner suite’ disappears.active_raid_tv_ep1_00118 (171) active_raid_tv_ep1_00118 (172)

She was ready. Takes video and pics(for private collection).active_raid_tv_ep1_00118 (173)

She thought she was ready.active_raid_tv_ep1_00118 (175)

Episode 2

Starts right with dressing scene.  active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (5) active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (9) active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (11) active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (12)

This actually the command’s younger sister.tv_AR_ep2_girls_000

The commander likes to drink.active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (22) active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (23) active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (24) active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (27) active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (28) active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (32) active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (33) active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (35)

Now for an undressing scene. active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (39) active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (40) active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (44) active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (45) active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (48) active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (49)active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (50) active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (52)

Imouto.active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (56) active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (58)Random distured man. active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (59) active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (64) active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (69) active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (74)

So random mentally-distured guy finds a mech suite lying around.active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (76)And has no problem using such advance technology. active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (77) active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (81) active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (82) active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (83)active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (86)

Note: this is actually a firefighting suite, which is really cool.active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (87) active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (88) active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (91)

It’s the future.active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (92) active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (93)active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (97)Now it’s her turn for action. active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (99)What a great ass. active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (101) active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (103) active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (104) active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (105) active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (106) active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (107) active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (110) active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (111) active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (114) active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (117) active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (120)

Your just wasting time.active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (121) active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (125) active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (126) active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (131) active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (135) active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (136) active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (138)

First battle and has already caused several 100 million yen in damages.active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (140)

But imouto is safe so it’s worth taxpayers’ money. Right?active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (142) active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (144) active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (147)tv_AR_ep2_girls_002 active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (150)

Logos? As in Aquarion Logos? Yep, evil, calling it now.active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (151)

The pickpocket girl? Wonder how she got injuried?active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (152) active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (156) active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (157) active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (159)

The sisters are cute.active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (160)Next episode should be interesting. active_raid_tv_ep2_00213 (1)

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Not all my vids made in this post. Episode 1, Episode 2