Synonyms: Burn Up! X
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 12, 1997 to Jul 1, 1998
25 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company
Score: 6.811 (scored by 1982 users)
1 indicates a weighted score
action comedy ecchi
SynopsisFollows the exploits of Team Warrior, a special anti-terror wing of the Neo-Tokyo Police force. Team Warrior is comprised of the habitually broke Rio, gun-crazy Maya, computer specialist Lillica, tech-expert Nanvel, piliot/voyeur Yuji, and is led by the enigmatic Maki. The team faces a number of missions, ranging from bodyguard duty, breaking up robbery and arms rackets, and providing security for a very powerful tank. Rio and company continually thwart the terrorist aims of Ruby, an operative for a shadowy cabal of powerful men. Before the final showdown, the circumstances behind the formation of Team Warrior, how the precocious Rio came to join it, and Maki's painful past will be revealed.
Related AnimeAdaptation: Burn-Up: Excess & W
Alternative version: Burn Up Scramble
Prequel: Burn Up! W
Characters & Voice Actors
I personally find this series much better than Burn Up W.
(In comparison to Burn UP W)
the episodes are much more broad in origin; they aren't just restricted to the cops fighting crimes, they are more interactive amongst other characters and people.
It's also funnier. The jokes are much more outrageous and will get you cracking up, although most of them are sex jokes and are centered around Rio being a blonde stereotype. if you don't get offended by this show's crude humor, you will find this show hilarious.
it is an equal blend of comedy, action and also a bit of drama.
it's clever how generally every crime Team Warrior encounter all tie together. they all contribute to unfolding the storyline, (without ruining it for those who haven't watched it) it is all an unraveling from the past one of the members of Team Warrior which makes it quite intriguing, and generally interesting without getting too dark and emotional. so it won't stir you up.
the characters are much more unique. every main character has their own personality and are more refined. although in Burn Up W, Rio, Lilica, Yuji, Maki and Nanvel are practically the same. You get to see more of Nanvel and get to know her character better.
Also, the section chief seems more like a boss in Exess, in 'W' he is also perverted just like Yuji, so it's kind of just repeating his character. He also makes the show funny by calling Rio 'rookie' and making her appear as mischievous and annoying.
also bringing in a wide range of different characters gives the show more broad personalities, involving more cops, suspects, and people they encounter along the way. And all of them are anything but normal. which gives the show more hilarious textures.
Bringing in various regions like the Sahari Desert, Osaka, and also representatives from different countries, gives the show more culture, and it keeps the storyline outside of Neo-Tokyo, so that it isn't so predictable.
Although this show is Generic Japanese Anime, it deserves praise for how well it is put together and the entertainment value, there are also meaningful messages in some episodes that will help you appreciate it.
Both are the continuation in the early "girls with guns saga" (the term didn't exist back then). Mainly girls are in the center of the story, and both their authoritarian handlings of stuff haven't changed much, but it's still funny though.
Burn Up instantly gave me the Excel Saga feeling. The female protagonists are both blond, hyperactive and quite stupid girls which are short of money and always hungry. Also, both work in some kind of organization (Excel=ACROSS, Rio=police). Municipal Force Daitenzin in ES and police in BUE both have the goal of protecting the city (even if they usually fail).
Both anime have comedy, randomness and action. They also are both set in non-existent cities.
Opening Theme#1:"Future Dream" by Kanako Tsuruta
#2: "Show Time" by Mami Kanezuki
Ending Theme"Future Dream" by Kanako Tsuruta
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