Soukou no Strain DVD Fanservice Review Episodes 07 – 07 [UPDATED]


Finally the episode of Strain that ecchi fans have been waiting for…


I wound up re-watching yet another older anime from 2006 recently which gives me a chance to put together some fanservice reviews.  Oldie.  But Goldie.  But the surprise is that it’s a Type A show that has both nipples and yuri.  And somehow didn’t get tagged as ecchi very often.

Fair warning: most of the good stuff takes place in the middle of the show which looks the be in my third review which is next.  So please be patient and please  try to avoid posting spoilers in the comments…

You can find a plot summary and tags from AniDB or from my first review.

Episode 07

Exercise boob bounce is nice.  Looking up her shirt is even nicer.  Bra-less?

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Nice Lavinia panty shot.  Even better things to come…

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Once again, this anime has actual kissing.  Nice…

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She wants it…  xD


And Lavinia wants Sara…

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What an imagination Lavinia has…

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Nipples sighted!  Yes, this is the episode of Strain that has the most fanservice (and more than the rest combined) including a good helping of nudity with nipples.

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And yuri happens.  This time for real, not just imagination…

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Jessie was ambushed with yuri but she likes it…

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WTH?  I can’t believe that Lavinia ran away after Jessie said yes to yuri…

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And now Lavinia unintentionally goes for public nudity.  Much to the appreciation of guys on the ship…  xD

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Lavinia does have a nice pair of tits…



Now it’s time for some bare ass…

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And Lavinia’s naked lap (or two or three or more) around the ship becomes legendary and a running gag and part of the plot later on.  Nicely done…

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And back to Lavinia’s imaginary yuri…

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I found some but not a lot of omake for a 10-year old anime.  I will be spreading those out amongst all my Soukou no Strain reviews.  There are a couple of good ones but I saved those for this review since they match up with the ecchi in the middle of the show.

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Finally the episode that ecchi fans have been waiting.  Most of the fanservice for the entire show is in this episode.  Unexpected for a Type A show.  But a real treat for ecchi fans.  Think of of it as an intermission.  And enjoy it…

Wish more recent shows would take an intermission like this and give fans some tasty fanservice as a treat.  Nowadays you have to hope for an OVA since it’s rarely done as part of an anime that is trying to be mainstream.

Ironically, most viewers don’t seem to watch Soukou no Strain for the PLOT.  They watch it for the plot instead.  Myself included.  So the amount of Type B stuff really sneaks up on you.  I remembered the Type A stuff but had forgotten a lot of the ecchi and fanservice.  So my recent re-watch was a pleasant surprise.  Especially since there was enough material for a fanservice review.  Including nipples and yuri.  But please be patient.  Once again, most of the good stuff happens in the middle of the show.  Think of it as an intermission…

Another thing that surprised me during my re-watch is how pretty much every episode has a least a little fanservice.  More than I had remembered.  Unfortunately, too much of it happens off in the distance except during the good parts in the middle of the show.  But sometimes that brief bit of fanservice per episode is better than expected.

Strain does try to be a serious show.  Maybe that’s why we don’t see the ecchi tag too often.  I really liked how the tried to be realistic about FTL (Faster Than Light) space travel.  A lot of science fiction doesn’t even try…

Fair warning: Soukou no Strain is a Type A show not a Type B show.  Don’t be surprised by blood or character deaths.  Also, it does have cliffhangers so it’s sometimes hard to watch just one episode at a time.

I’m not usually a fan of gloomy girls but I did wind up liking both Sara and Lottie a lot.

Cute Girls.  Mecha.  Spaceships.  Space battles.  In a setting that has a pretty decent plot for anime.  Ecchi.  Nipples.  Yuri.  Fanservice.  For thirteen episodes, Soukou no Strain does a pretty good job of checking off  a number of check-boxes so ecchi fans might want to take a look…


I used Iznjie Biznjie 480p R2J DVD fansubs for my review.  Most of the torrents for Soukou no Strain seem to be dead and these had the best video quality of the ones I could download.

All of my HD WebMs were included.   But for downloading, you can find my albums here: 07.


This review has been updated for the following:

  • Fixed broken links for WebM albums due to Gfycat changing how albums work.
  • Updated gfycat embed code from old WordPress plugin to newer Responsive Iframes.
  • Removed text and link for old Imgur album that has been retired.