Lingerie Senshi Papillon Rose
Also Known As: Lingerie Fighter Papillon Rose
Genre: Comedy
Format: 1 ONA
Allegiance: Pink Company / ECHIGOYA
Director: N/A
Vintage: 2003
Intelligence Agency Report by: Drake
Tsubomi-chan is your average lingerie-clad hostess trying to survive high school. Little does she realize her whole life is about to change after she beds Hikaru and turns into Papillion Soldier. Her mission is to defeat the minions of Regina Apis, an evil woman seeking to claim all the sexual energy of the world for herself. Can Tsubomi-chan put an end to this evil villain or is the world’s libido doomed?

Field Agent Report by: Drake
Plot
Characters
Impact
Visual
Audio
4.00
2.00
1.00
6.00
7.00
Overall 4.50
(not an average)

Ugh, another Sailor Moon parody. Normally I don’t mind parody work too much, but when the parody in question involves women wearing lingerie and prancing around trying to save the world from an evil villain with the desire to steal all the sexual energy in the world, for her own purposes. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind the uniforms, but I do draw a line when the villain’s goal is to rob the world of its sexual stamina.

To be expected with an anime based solely on ecchi, the plot and characters are poorly developed. The plot, if you can call it that, just leads to scenes that exist as stress-relievers to those with raging hormones. The characters in this show also exist for no higher cause than providing sexual content, and one can never feel any connection of any kind for the character. This can partially be attributed to the length of the anime being only one episode. Had the show reached at least four to five episodes, perhaps we’d have a more developed plot and more fleshed out characters.

Lingerie Soldier Papillon Rose even does a poor job at making fun of Sailor Moon. Many elements from Sailor Moon are present in the anime, such as a cat, a man that saves the heroine in timely fashion, and even Sailor Moon’s catch phrase “you will be punished in the name of the moon.” However, the first two of these elements have been saturated with elements of crude humor, which were not funny in the slightest.

Even the art carried high sexual overtones, from the costumes of Regina Apis’s minions to the weapons used by Tsubomi-chan. Putting aside the sexual implications of the anime; the art was colorful and would have been considered at least average. The music was nothing special, just another random J-pop artist with no particularly superb skills.

If you’re in the mood for high school girls clad in lingerie fighting the forces of evil with weapons resembling sex toys, then by all means carry on. However, if you are not interested in twenty minutes of terrible anime, then I suggest you look elsewhere. My recommendation: try Tenbatsu Angel Rabbie, it at least has a decent plot within the same running length.