8 January 2017 | Victreebong
Awkward to watch and will leave you frustrated at times.
This show has gotten a lot of ire in the past. It sets the gold standard for the 2010s of ecchi anime released in the US, mostly because there are few. Queen's Blade is about the female form, and nothing else.
This part of series shows the Queen without her tournament, power, and the buxom warriors wandering in search of overthrowing the crown. Or at least that's what you'll get out of trying to sift through the exposition. The reality is, we follow one or two warriors who meet up with other new vixens, have calamitous battles where clothing gets strategically torn (but never any cuts on the skin), and the ladies find themselves in compromising situations. At one point, an octopus fondles several warriors' genitals. I'm not making this up.
The animation is in the top 80% of anime TV shows. It's not the greatest there is, but the production is better than most shows that utilize offshore Korean studios for in-betweens. Real challenging angles are reserved for gratuitous pantie shots and some action, otherwise most scenes are straight forward.
The dubbing is poor in this outing as the voice actors don't give a lot of emotion. It's also in Dolby 2.0 format for both English and Japanese.
The newer characters are a mixed bag, with the new exotic girl from the cover (the Moon Princess) being a huge staple. She is dripping with tantalization. The fact that her garment consists of beads across her v*lva, a ph*llus on top of the beads, and two clothes drifting over her breasts (which conceal nothing) are proof positive that her character was solely created for er*tica. She also turns dark tan when aroused and has spontaneous tentacles.
So if you need an escape to watch proportionately impossible vixens battle one another exposing their bodies, the third season of Queen's Blade continues the trends of the franchise. The plot is marginal and not easy to follow, the animation is fairly great, the sound is sub par, and the whole show is an exposition of the female form. It is what it is.