Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut – Episode 1 [The Crimson War Princess] [First Impression]

This show is described by My Anime List as being of the supernatural, fantasy and romance genres, among others, and also… an ecchi. So! If you’re reading this, please know that unlike K: Return of Kings, I will not whine and gripe every time I see boobs, panties, or conveniently obscured genitals. This is an ecchi after all!

Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut (Undefeated Bahamut Chronicle) opens with a flashback. 5 years ago, the cruel empire of Arcadia was overthrown by a rebellion. One Drag-Knight, nicknamed The Black Hero, lead the country into a new future. Now the new empire, Atismata, is putting all of its energy into training Drag-Knights so that they will never be overtaken by other countries.

vlcsnap-00006Our main character, Lux Arcadia, happens upon the Royal Knight Academy by accident. While chasing a cat which had stolen a girl’s purse, he falls through the ceiling and lands on top of a naked blonde girl named Lisesharte (or Lisha, as her classmates call her). He shoves his foot in his mouth by saying something stupid; then the Academy shoves him in their jail. Lux carries two swords, indicating he is a Drag-Knight. After he is taken to speak to The Academy’s headmaster, she informs him that male Drag-Knights are rather rare and she wants him to work at their school.

However this decision pisses Lisesharte off. Lux was the one who fell on top of her while she was bathing, no? The headmaster agrees that Lisesharte should get to pick Lux’s punishment, so the blonde challenges Lux to a Drag-Ride duel. However, apparently Lux has the reputation of being “The Weakest Undefeated”, so maybe there’s more to him than meets the eye…? The princess of the new kingdom versus a former prince of the old kingdom – Round 1, FIGHT!

vlcsnap-00019For a mecha anime, which I usually avoid like the plague (aside from a handful of exceptions), I enjoyed this show much more than I thought I would. I went into it expecting fanservice, and I wasn’t disappointed. There was the gratuitous bathing scene less than 5 minutes in, and some skimpy outfits and all that jazz. Fanservice aside, both Lux and Lisesharte have secrets in their backstories, and I’m intrigued enough to keep watching.

The animation is pretty good by my standards, aside from a couple of questionable shots, and I have no objections to the music used either. The opening theme is fun and upbeat, but there was no closing theme so I am looking forward to hearing it for the first time next week. Thus, the eye and ear candy gets a thumbs up from me.

As for the characters, while Lisesharte annoys me a little, we only got introduced to a few characters in depth so I feel like it’s too early to critique anyone too much. Lux is a little stereotyped as the naive male lead, but it leads to really entertaining dialogue falling out of his mouth so I’m overlooking it for now. I thought it was interesting that his sister attends the Royal Knight Academy; I wonder if that will become important later on in the season.

All in all, yay for a new surprise favourite show of the season! (????)?*:??? This will be one of only a couple of ecchi I have ever seen, and I hope it will not be a major disappointment.

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3 thoughts on “Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut – Episode 1 [The Crimson War Princess] [First Impression]”

  1. I haven’t even watched the episode yet, but I was hoping it wouldn’t be another carbon copy. Looks closest to Rakudai from the synopsis. My wounds from the last school battle harem war are still healing, so I think I might avoid these for a season or so.

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