In a land where a queen is chosen every few years solely by winning a tournament, there can be no short supply of formidable opponents. For one woman warrior however, an early defeat clearly shows her that she is lacking in experience though she may be bountiful in body. Fortunately, while defeat could spell one’s doom, her life is saved by a powerful stranger. But unfortunately for this savior, less-than-pure motives and shrewd family members mean her reward is a prison cell. Her release is prompt when the unseasoned warrior she saved, tired of her current lifestyle of nobility, sets off to prove herself. – My Anime List
Based on 13 review scores:
Canne’s Anime Review
In conclusion, Queen’s Blade is a fun show that is made for specific audience. If you are just looking for good show in general, I would not recommend Queen’s Blade. But if you are looking for fanservice, ecchi and possibly humor, you won’t be disappointed because Queen’s Blade does not shove these things into your throat ruthlessly but presents them to you within a well crafted anime as a whole.
The story of Queen’s Blade isn’t too original or outstanding at this point; however, the animation quality is breathtaking, sadly however only in the first few episodes. You will get to see plenty of fanservice and fights, but only time will tell if this anime is all about half-naked girls fighting each other, or if the story is going somewhere as well.
My Anime List
Don’t expect a deep, riveting story, flawless artwork, or lovey-dovey romance. What you should try to enjoy Queen’s Blade for is the creative cast of interesting characters. If you can get past the shock value (which is truly more comical than irritating), you may come to enjoy this. At least give it a shot before you drop it!
In the end, taking everything into account — the fanservice, the subplots, the characters — Queen’s Blade turned out to be… pretty entertaining, actually. The dangers of giving something a second chance is always a double-edged sword — when I did so with the original To Love-Ru TV series, it backfired spectacularly — but with Queen’s Blade, it actually paid off. Another one for the guilty pleasures section.
The series is for those who are fans of fan service, simple as that, it gives us characters and reasons for them to be together or even near each other and what that leads onto is exactly what you may be looking for, the fact is that the series doesn’t hide this, it knows what it is, it doesn’t come at you like a adventure/fantasy and then surprise you. It’s good for what it is but it is definitely for a suited audience so don’t just jump into it without a thought.
The Nihon Review
I suppose the best way to describe Queen’s Blade is softcore porn interlaced with medieval fantasy action. With good production values, everything looks on-model with lusciously drawn depictions of girls at many different angles. With erotic situations that would make even HBO blush, the show is definitely not out for rewards or accolades, but it sells sex, and it sells it pretty damn well.
Queen’s Blade finds itself sitting precariously on an uncomfortable fence of ecchi. On the one side of this fence are anime such as Shuffle!, which lose the air of smuttiness, have a good laugh, and make you care about the characters before stripping them semi-naked. On the other side of the fence there are a number of excellent hentai which don’t waste time telling a story and are able to deliver a more satisfying experience. Both of these options are – in my opinion – far preferable to the lukewarm boobfest served up by Queen’s Blade. I’d be lying if I said that this had no appeal whatsoever, but – whether you’re looking for ecchi or H – there are many better titles available.
The Anime Guide
A weak story, shallow characters and mostly unremarkable fights make Queen’s Blade a below average show. It’s entertaining enough, but there is so much wasted potential. However, if you want fanservice, then you’d be hard-pressed to find a show with more than Queen’s Blade.
The Anime Habitue
This show turns the ecchi factor up to 11, it’s flat out pornographic. The only thing it doesn’t do is show sex acts, which is the only thing keeping it out of the Hentai column. There is also a lot of yuri/lesbian connotation and even incestuous yuri! If you haven’t figured it out yet this is definitely not a show for children under the age of consent. If you don’t like lots of nude fanservice make sure you give this show a wide berth. However, if you’re into pretty hard ecchi and hentai and like it with a sugar coating of high-fantasy then lucky you, because your wish has been answered.
So in summary, it’s an awful show, but it’s fun to make fun of.
Queen’s Blade has several flaws, most of which begin with the letter “R” and end with the letters “eina.” Like lead characters in many action anime, Reina starts off useless, powers up overnight, and becomes practically invincible by the end. The process was cushioned a lot better than I expected, but the “zero to hero in no time flat” transition can never be completely smooth. As a result, many of Reina’s earlier fights sucked, and many of her later fights felt cheap.
There isn’t much here besides an empty promise. Even the fan service I think failed.