Ugh, this anime is terrible. You win again, penis.
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Production Company: ARMS
Vintage: October 2008 to February 2009
Nipple sightings from other ARMS produced anime:
Ikkitousen: Dragon Destiny
Ikkitousen: Great Guardians
Ikkitousen: Shugaku Toshi Keppu-roku
Queen’s Blade II
Queen’s Blade: Utsukushiki Toshi-tachi (OVA)
Queen’s Blade: Rebellion
Sekatsuyo (unofficial but highly probable)
Other notable / recently relevant mainstream anime from ARMS:
Maoyuu, Pandora Hearts
Believe it or not, ARMS has also produced a couple dozen hentai titles, including Kite, Another Lady Innocent, La Blue Girl Returns, and perhaps most infamously, Words Worth. If you ask me, that horse-man rapist should be their company mascot.
Kaori Nazuka as Aya Iseshima
Kaori Nazuka is also well known for her roles as:
Ami Koshimizu as Emi Daimonji (the nurse who throws syringes)
Ami Koshimizu is also well known for her roles as:
Yuko Kaida as Rei Kakisaki
Yuko Kaida is also well known for her roles as:
Thoughts on the anime
Here is my review of Zettai Shougeki. It’s terrible. Don’t watch it. It’s a pretty blatant rip-off of Ikkitousen, but without the charm, well drawn nudity, occasionally compelling storytelling, and “franchise factor.”
Ironically, Zettai Shougeki was animated by the very same company as Ikkitousen, during the same calendar year that ARMS produced Ikkitousen Great Guardians. How many blatant knockoff animes were produced by the same company during the same year? Not many.
I love ARMS, if only because I watch ecchi for nudity first and foremost and no other company delivers nipples more often than ARMS does. But until today, I was unaware that they started off as purely a hentai company before branching into TV ecchi in 2004 (Kakyuusei 2) during the first ecchi boom. I’ve long thought that ARMS typical production values felt like they were half a step above hentai levels in most cases. And now that all makes sense, because they started off as a hentai company.
In a way, ARMS is the perfect company for modern ecchi, considering that the ecchi genre is inching closer and closer to hentai while hentai is trending towards ecchi formats. The line between ecchi and hentai is not as clearly defined as it once was, so it makes sense that the top ecchi company would have strong roots in the hentai business. (Hoods Entertainment is a similar story).
While ARMS occasionally does great looking work (Queen’s Blade, Samurai Girls, Elfen Lied, plus the upcoming Wizard Barristers which looks gorgeous), the more typical ARMS project tends to be bland looking with low production values (Hagure Yuusha, Sekatsuyo), and every now and they have some real stinkers. Zettai Shougeki is one of those, with production values that are far below their modest to begin with 2008 peers.
Regardless, even a former hentai company with a long resume of nude ecchi is not a lock for nudity when they make an anime. Nipples are rarely a sure thing and ARMS has done about a half dozen ecchi titles that kept the fanservice non-nude. Zettai Shougeki sucks, but it delivers where it counts the most. This may not be a good anime, but I’d gladly take a terrible anime with bare breasts than a classic fanservice anime that is all tease.
Thoughts on the fanservice video
Pretty straightforward video, not much in the way of filtering, zooms or repeats. High violence level is unwelcome in nude ecchi as far as I’m concerned, and like FREEZING, I think the fanservice benefits from a video like mine because it helps separate the nudity from the disturbing moments.
The best thing I can say about this video is that it includes the surprisingly rare fanservice specials, which came bundled with DVDs 2 through 5. The torrents which include those specials have basically gone extinct, and I had to get them myself from a non-torrent Japanese DVD-rip source. Granted, these specials are just of the moving picture variety, but nipples could be found in all four editions, adding to a fairly decent nipple count for a mere 5 episode series.
Aya by default. Her short-haired friend might have been a touch hotter, but she barely gets any screen time.