Even medieval fantasy girls with modern skirts and panties and old-fashioned bodies get too busy to really strut their stuff like they usually do…
Prism Ark is a Fall 2007 anime TV series. That makes it 12 years old. And it was only released on DVD.
Plot summary from AniDB:
The Sablum Empire has been attempting to take over the Kingdom of Windland for many years, and are now plotting with the mercenaries Sister Hell and Darkness Knight to start a new offensive using powerful beings called Angels. Hyaweh, a carefree yet talented swordsman, and Priecia, who just might be the lost princess of Windland, are enrolled at the Knight’s Academy in Windland to hone their skills in swords and sorcery. There they meet many friends and allies who can help them protect their homeland from the impending invasion.
Tags from AniDB and MAL:
action, adventure, comedy, drama, ecchi, erotic game, fantasy, game, magic, pantsu, romance, school life, seinen, visual novel
Title and summary from Wikipedia:
“The First campaign of Knights”
Hyaweh, Priecia and the others are assigned to protect a frontier fort. Arriving at the fort, the students are ambushed by an angel. When Priecia is injured, Hyaweh unleashes the power of his sword and destroys the angel.
From somewhere on the mountain to the bottom of the valley. Went the fanservice in this episode that is… But fear not, the mountain climbing begins anew in the next episode. And not long afterwards, we will be at the top of the mountain for fanservice.
Since the next episode has significantly more fanservice, I couldn’t combine episodes for this review. Instead I included the images from the NC ED which includes swimsuits plus some nipple bumps and some sexy poses…
Prism Ark is an older anime and SD to boot. It does deliver on fanservice but it’s also inconsistent. Sometimes there are pantsu, nipple bumps and even nipples. Sometimes there aren’t. Even if the situation seems similar to ones that did deliver. Having said that, there are a few episodes with nice payoffs for nudity and almost all episodes have some fanservice even if just gainaxing and/or panty shots.
The biggest problem with Prism Ark is structural more than anything else. More of a hodgepodge than something coherent. Too crammed. Too rushed. Prism Ark really should have been 24 episodes instead of 12. It’s almost like their budget got cut in half at the last minute. Such a shame. Since when it’s good, it’s watchable but when it’s bad, it’s rather cringy.
So watch Prism Ark for the PLOT and not the plot. Enjoy it for what it is and wait for the fanservice payoffs spread throughout the series.
Check out the links to AniDB and AniList if you want to learn more about the characters and story.
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For details on how to access and/or download the original media, or something close to it, see the Notes section of Kanata no Astra TV Episode 05 Special Edition Fanservice Review.
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