Synonyms: Manyuu Hiken-chou
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 11, 2011 to Sep 26, 2011
Producers: Hoods Entertainment
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: R+ - Mild NudityL represents licensing company
Score: 6.431 (scored by 4502 users)
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Sep 19, 2011
Manyuu Hikenchou (MH) is fan-service and ecchi to the maximum. It is a big improvement over Omamori Himari and B Gata H Kei in that regard. Get ready for bouncing breasts...but there's also a plot and some good characters. MH is also a comedy, so expect some jokes that work well due to pretty great timing. MH also explores the unfairness of a particular caste system, and the main girl is fighting against this injustice. The female lead in MH has great morals and ideals, which makes this series a strong choice for idealists.
The two female mains have Yui Hirasawa and Mugi-chan's voice actors, so this is a good show if you liked Yui and/or Mugi in K-ON! as much as I did.
In the world of MH (which takes place in feudal Japan), breast size means everything. Huge breasts signify wealth and prosperity. Small breasts are looked down upon and seen as worthless. It is a pretty good setup for this type of series. The main character, Chifusa, has big breasts, but she is morally against the unfair cast system.
Chifusa is actually part of the Manyuu clan, which enforces the breasts-above-all doctrine, but she rebels from the clan, due to their unfair practices. She starts a journey to share the clan's secrets of a bigger size with everyone in Japan.
Chifusa gets a ton of development, unlike most anime characters! Her size increases every episode due to using the Breast Flow swordfighting technique, which reduces the opponents breast size and increases hers by the same amount.
MH is an episodic series, in which Chifusa helps people in need (or gets help for herself) around Japan. Meanwhile, the people of the manyuu clan are mad and Chifusa rebelling, so they come after her.
This story is not outstanding, but the above elements work well to create a decent narrative. There is a good setup for the fan catering and comedy. There are some completely absurd plot twists around the halfway point, which keeps the score of the story low at 5
The cast is enjoyable in this one. Manyuu has great ideals for a society that doesn't judge, making her a very solid protagonist. Kotobui Minako (the voice of Mugi in K-ON!) adds a lot of believability to this character. She is portrayed effectively as someone with a heart of gold. Chifusa's traveling partner is Kaede, voiced by Toyosaki Aki (also Yui Hirasawa in K-ON!). Similar to K-ON!, there is a lot of playful banter between the main characters. Kaede lost her breasts (due to another samurai using Breast Flow), so she is jealous of Chifusa for that. But she cares deeply about her childhood friend Chifusa.
The other characters change throughout the episodes, and none are too memorable. You've got old town elders that love breasts, little kids that miss their mom's, even more perverted guys, and more girls with big breasts. They usually have funny dialogue, and overall are good characters
Art and Sound (6 and 7):
The art and sound work well, although they aren't the best in the medium. The animation is fluid, although it is hard to judge quality (due to watching the Kira webcast version)
Sound gets a 7, largely due to the main characters' voices. This is the only combination of the Yui and Mugi voice actors outside of K-ON! and Hatsukoi Limited, so value is very high for this. The music works well, and the voices of the side characters are funny. The male characters are usually serious in a very comedic way. The music doesn't stand out, but it is decent.
I'm enjoying the ridiculousness of this whole thing. What surprised me is the comedy. The jokes are far from sophisticated, but the timing is very good. Despite having a decent story, this anime is not taken too seriously at times. It is mostly joking about tits (obviously), and there are also some lesbian jokes, as well. Shows like B Gata H Kei and Baka to Test don't have complex humor either, so Manyuu fits right in with those.
The anime's fan service is great, and it is well above any other non-hentai I've seen. Lots of exposed breasts in the webcast version. There are a lot of gimmicks with a ton of fan-service, as well. One of the villages has a bouncing breast contest, which is executed well. In another episode, a group of warriors fights an octopus, which is an opportunity for tentacle scenes (and jokes about the tentacle scene). There is also a group of kids who are addicted to their mother's boobs, so they shove their face in the girl's boobs. Meanwhile, the two main characters make jokes while all of these things happen. It is all done in a very slick way. Overall, the fanservice is very enjoyable, and way better than any other title airing today.
There are some ridiculous plot twists, which lowers the enjoyment from a perfect 10. Episode 6 has a completely ridiculous confrontation between Chifusu and her sister, which left me scratching my head. Overall, though, this is an above average enjoyment title, especially compared to other currently airing series.
Manyuu Hikenchou is a solid mix of fan-service, comedy, and social commentary (on the injustice of the breast size caste system). This is by no means a masterpiece, but it is a solid show if you are looking for ecchi/comedy, or if you like Yui and Mugi in K-ON!
Overall: 7 read more
Jul 11, 2011
The backdrop of this story might seem confusing upon first inspection, but after deeper thought and contemplation, we realize that the setting closely mirrors that of the irrational world of today. This cornerstone of artistic achievement starts out with an explanation of the setting and the circumstances surrounding the characters. Through this introduction, we learn that the tale begins in an alternate reality where breast size is a determining factor of wealth and popularity. The Manyuu Clan utilizes a secret scroll for producing large breasts and is able to rise through the ranks of the shogunate and monopolize power in the nation.
By using breasts as a symbol of prominence, Manyuu Hikenchou is able to satirize society's overarching preoccupation with physical attractiveness. The anime presents an extreme angle of this idea where breasts, an icon of beauty, hold superiority over other traits such as intelligence and character.
In addition, the breasts also represent power, as seen through the dominance of the well-endowed Manyuu Clan. Here, director Hiraku Kaneko delivers some of the more thought provoking themes of the series regarding government and its relationship with the common man. In Manyuu Hikenchou, breasts are indicative of power, and yet, every woman has a pair of breasts. Indeed, the anime is suggesting that the government has a limited amount of control over its subjects and that the real strength lies in the collective power of the people.
The innate greed of humanity, however, prevents such a utopian democracy in this show. The devious Manyuu Clan conducts "tit hunts" in an effort to purge large breasted females from the surrounding area, metaphorically stripping the power and livelihoods of the citizens in an effort to ruthlessly aggrandize strength. By doing so, the Manyuu Clan is able to maintain an iron grasp on society, as seen through how they violently punish dissenters and runaways.
The art in this anime is a fusion of shounen and ecchi styles. This masterpiece effortlessly blends the two into all scenes. Now, I know that many of you will be put off by the excessive amounts of fanservice in this show, but keep in mind that these ecchi shots are only a vehicle for presenting the plot. They create a lighthearted tone that ironically clashes with the serious and dark subject matter, promoting further introspection.
The use of censorship has a dual purpose in Manyuu Hikenchou. At its most basic level, the ever present censor criticizes how most series are required to mask many objects, limiting our freedom of expression. In addition, the censor covers up a large potion of the screen, confusing the viewer and keeping us guessing and anticipating the events of the story. It creates suspense while at the same time showing how reality itself might also be censored. It suggests that under the surface of a gilded society, there lurks dark secrets.
This is the one portion of the show that, although still good, is lacking. The opening and ending songs are conventional Japanese pop that have a catchy and uplifting beat. The uniformity of the songs might portray the widespread conformity of modern society.
Manyuu Hikenchou provides a deep and compelling plot that is a deconstruction of the popular fanservice show. While successfully suspending viewer disbelief throughout the entirety of the episodes, the anime is able to immerse the audience into a twisted world so cruel that it is strikingly similar to our own. It presents mature themes and manages to entertain the viewer at the same time. read more
Nov 19, 2011
Jul 20, 2011
So what is "Manyuu hikenchou"?.
Well I can easily describe it with one simple word, "Tits" thats what this anime is about, Tits Tits Tits and Tits everything is Tits.
Even though I watched only one episode, I can easily guess what happens next
The story can already be predicted, the art is good, although I think those who made this anime took most of their artwork on Tits.
I didnt enjoy watching every bit of the first episode.
However maybe it may actually improve over the next episodes, but thats just a guess.
Overall: 4, ive seen lots of bad animes, who were better than this.
Sep 7, 2011
Story- Poor 3 (Boink!).
The story, well, no matter what some open minded dude would say, simply follows a usual hero with sidekick epic on a journey to save mankind, of course like any epic there lies danger. But in this case it is a duo of 2 hot chicks (one has a pair of melons and the other has pancakes, get my drift?) on a mission to fight the evil that her clan has created and to also use the clan's sacred scroll to help all women to develop the technique to grow a pair of big bouncing melons, get my drift? Their quest also involves the lead hot chick (Chifusa) to be able to be able to learn and use the art of chichinagare which is some kind of magical breast augmentation technique. There is not much blood, gore and killing that goes on here, at least for now since only one supporting cast has died and it is yet to know if there will be some.....I think, in fact most fighting scene or any sadistic acts involves a female getting a non-invasive magical mastectomy.
Art- Good 7 (Boink!).
What can I say I like the way the chicks were drawn and it also includes the 2 big bouncing melon fanservice that comes with it.
Sound-Fair 6 (Boink!).
To simply put it, I like the opening theme, but I hate the closing them, also, I kinda like the sound that the 2 big bouncing melons produced when Chifusa and other chicks with similar big melons move around.
Characters - fair 6 (Boink!)
The thing about this part, is that it has a lot of support characters whereas the every episode of this anime is focus on the 2 hot chicks (Chifusa and Kaede) so who exactly are these 2 chicks?
Kaede - No surname just a first name, she Chifusa's lesbian sidekick who can't seem to stop mushing the latter's melons when it is least expected, probably because she was punished for her closeness to Chifusa therefore her double "D" size melons were reduced to cup "A" size pancakes through a magical non-invasive mastectomy done by Chifusa's elder sister Kagefusa.
Chifusa Manyuu - The lead chick in this anime, endowed with 2 big bouncing melons, she on a mission to end the prejudice concerning about the size of one's melons with the help of her clan's scared scroll and her determination to master the art of Chichinagare so that one day she'll have the power to have all women to have decent size apples than large melons, she not only a voluptuous hottie, but she can also kick ass with her trusted katana.
Kagefusa Manyuu- first she's Chifusa's arch enemy, now she's her caring sister, ok so she's sadistic and she lost her "G" size melons to Chifusa after a battle with the latter and now she sports a fake inflatable life preserver as replacement for her lost melons.
Ouka Sayama- a hired assassin by the Manyuu clan, I guess we'll have to expect that there will be a rematch between her and Chifusa on the last 2 episodes of this anime.
Munenori Manyu - the head of the Manyuu clan, well, I think it is safe to say that the old man is the piece de resistance for Chifusa.
And the rest, were just trivial to this anime.
Enjoyment- fair 6 (Boink!).
I'll be honest, the story is simply and exaggerated, but what attracts me to this anime is the comedy aspect combine with fanservice . Sure everything revolves around boobs or what I called "Big Bouncing Melons," but of course one can't help but develop a kind of fetish seeing hot voluptuous chicks duking out in fact the enjoyment can be compare to watching 2 hot babes doing mud wrestling.
Overall-fair 6 (Boink!).
I only have one thing to say, OH PIE!!!!!!!!!! Boink! Boink!
Jul 12, 2011
story - 4
one thing i have notice is that anime is trying do too much. does it want to be an action, a comedy, softcore porn, or just ninja assassin but with tits. the anime is also so ridiculous that you just can't take it seriously. logically how the F#*$ does big breast get to wealth. do they just hand it to you when you get a d-cup seriously. in the real world, women get big breast naturally or by first started out as B or C-cup, then get wealth and finally get a boobjob resulting in a D-cup. anime has tit hunting clan too which cut boobs of women. i know that disgusting and stupid. man i thought they were promoting big breast because big titties= money right, but no these guys cut them off. THOSE BASTARD!. now the only good thing about this anime is that it is a twist (though stupid) on the classic theme of class conflict, depicting a horrible world in which big breast rule while small breast are treated like commoner (don't know what applies for men, maybe big #$*%$)
art - 8
usually art doesn't really matter as much unless it is really good or really bad. this one look like any other anime. the thing i might comment on is the censoring which it good since i like it when animes do that or when it is covered with something funny.
sound just like art when it really good or really bad you notice it. i also did not listen to the OP or the ED songs.
i feel like my opinion on this might change later since there is not much character development to begin with and you have to continue the series to watch them grow. they did make it clear who the villain was. it that F#*$ bitch kagefusa bitch. really she is a bitch. and Chifusa the main character plays the role of the rouge ninja fighting to change how society work. chifusa is uninteresting and kinda like the guy from ninja assassin (except he was badass).
now to everyone surprise, i might have enjoyed it a little. i don't know if it was the 4 sexually scenes in the first episode or that the plot was just so funny. its so bad but i just can't drop it yet. usually i drop anime like this before the first 5 minute but male instincts can't control it.
overall it is a really bad anime with a dumb plot that it relies on cheap fanserves and censored sexually scene. now i actually recommend watching it. it so stupid that its funny. read more
Feb 23, 2012
Oct 8, 2011
The show is placed in feudal Japan where Samurai's still exist. And in this era, gigantic tits is a sign of being well off (rich or sophisticated). This tradition is so popular, even the techniques the Samurai's use involve stealing tits from other people. (Obviously the story wasn't the focus).
That's as far as I got.
I dropped this series after episode three. At first, I thought the show would get better -maybe less focus on boobs- but that didn't turn out to be the case. I'm all for breast obsessions, but this is just ridiculous.
The show was labeled as an action series, but there is a line that is hardly ever crossed between action and just plain smut. And this show crossed that line.
This really does not suit my taste. I thought it would be ecchi, but this is just over-the-top gigantic boobs constantly slapping and shaking, it's just pure smut or softcore porn... which ever label you prefer. read more
May 16, 2013
I have a hard time sitting through many ecchi shows. Queen’s Blade was troublesome and Seikon no Qwaser was completely unwatchable, but I actually enjoyed Manyuu Hikenchou. I think it’s because it knows it’s ridiculous and never remotely takes itself seriously. It also does a remarkably good job of not acting like the rest of the show has no purpose beyond serving the ecchi content. read more