Prism Ark DVD TV EP 10 Fanservice Review

Medieval fantasy girls with modern skirts and panties and old-fashioned bodies can get overexcited while taking baths too…


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.


Source: ANN

Tags from AniDB and MAL:

action, adventure, comedy, drama, ecchi, erotic game, fantasy, game, magic, pantsu, romance, school life, seinen, visual novel


Episode 10

Title and summary from Wikipedia:

“The Heart of Knights”


The annual school festival is coming up, and everyone is looking forward to the PNP (Prism Night Party) where an event called the PPP (Prism Prince & Princess) is the main highlight. Priecia, who has challenged Hyaweh to a duel, is convinced to participate in an acting competition, thanks to Fel and the Headmaster.

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Took a while, but Prism Ark finally reaches the peak of the fanservice mountain in this episode.  With some nice T&A including nipples in an extended bath scene.  Including naked gainaxing.  And more…

Too bad more episodes didn’t have this level of fanservice.  Otherwise, Prism Ark would be more remembered as an oldie but goldie hidden gem for fanservice.  It does seem like the creators did plan on having more fanservice scenes but didn’t get to make as many episodes as originally planned and more PLOT than plot wound up getting cut out.  Such a shame if that was the case…  Prism Ark really should have been 24 episodes instead of 12 and it does seem like a lot got cut out including fanservice.

Fortunately, episode 10 does deliver with a really nice payoff.  Especially if you are partial to redheads.  Even better is that Prism Ark isn’t quite done on delivering more fanservice including nipples just yet…

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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