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Hentai Anime Review: Armored Warrior Iris


Armored Warrior Iris, a game that I covered thoroughly in my recent review deserves an equally insightful review of its anime adaptation, especially since usually there exist many similarities between visual novels and their anime counterparts. Nonetheless, my inner lewdness needs to be satisfied as I will attempt to process my experience on digital paper.

My initial feelings couldn’t hold back an internal grunt as I looked upon the four episodes this anime offered. Each episode provides around a half hour of content – making this anime’s length relatively short in contrast to most anime. This is to be expected in the nukige genre, and my surprise was appropriately non-existent.


The only distinction in the anime was portrayed in the beginning, which lacked some of the preliminary dialogs that were within the visual novel. These dialogues were responsible for setting the mood of the characters and established the premise in its counterpart. This anime requires foreshadowing, as it doesn’t even attempt to tease you in its world and lore. It can be considered that the developer choose for even fewer story elements in order to satisfy the nukige audience. This approach didn’t personally bother me, and I didn’t expect it would dampen the atmosphere shown in the anime. Players are given a brief introduction to its world, and its focus is related to two female protagonists.

The first protagonist is a human Earthling called Iris that works alongside a befriended female elf named Mei-ling, as they fight together for an organization called “Armored Warriors”. The character Iris is built on a strong, tough foundation and plays the part of a serious, resourceful person being dealt a bad hand. Her character remains consistent and doesn’t change into a cum-loving woman out of the blue. Reasons are eventually given and still align with her brisk attitude. Mei Ling is a whole other case as she doesn’t possess an established personality, and the sudden love struck attitude at Iris could have used more explanation.

The lack of characterization is worse in the anime since story events don’t seem to occur, and the follow up on some scenes seem rather abruptly. Still, this female cast is likable and does portray a sensitive side, which isn’t always prevalent in the nukige genre.

Bringing it back to the story a bit, the organization these two fight for aims to bring Galactic peace and order that follows orders from the Galactic Federation Senate, a collective of planets and species that hold similar ethical standards and viewpoints. Armored Warriors are responsible for enforcing these standards by any means necessary and use their armored suits to full effect. A mission on a foreign planet grabs the attention of these Armored Warriors and immediately set out to combat certain particular threats.

These “threats” are unknown and lack some degree of context. Lack of context that occurs within the anime becomes painfully evident on occasion and isn’t a rare occurrence in the overall content.

During the anime, a particular battle doesn’t go well, and both Iris and Mei Ling armored suits seem unable to handle the amount of strain being put upon them. The game focuses its attention on Iris now, as we see her leave her broken-down armored suit in a desperate search for her female companion. Her search appears to be fruitless, and her sudden capture by slavers instigates the game’s first H-scene.

Players that are familiar with the visual novel will notice the originality of this specific scene, which wasn’t present in the visual novel. However, this particular scene is the only exceptional addition that surprised me. This scene and the scenes that will develop don’t provide anything innovative, but can offer a visually appealing experience equal to the visual novel. It should go without saying, that there does exist some amount of censoring of private parts that is customary in Japan. Sadly, such censoring limits the game to some extent, and I couldn’t help feeling disappointed as a result.


The anime shifts into high gear after the first scene and the plot reveals her owner to be a seedy underworld brothel owner. Her dedication into providing a wide array of customers makes her service mandatory and forced while she ponders a scheme to escape this predicament. These customers show variety, as different species want to be served by the enticing Armored warrior – resulting in plentiful unorthodox scenes. Eventually, her companion is shown to be active in the same brothel  and this increases her desperation for escape. An odd love story ensues between these two and is a cheap excuse to include even more scenes, without having to add additional story elements.

Seeing them both talk and move with grace and engage in plentiful lewd acts is satisfying, and their moaning did manage to increase my breathing to new heights. Armored Warrior Iris is a decent anime that felt a little disappointing in the grander scheme of things, but it remains fun to watch and a good way of spending a Sunday afternoon with a box of tissues.

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Pros

  • Visually appealing
  • Likeable female cast
  • Enticing audio

Cons

  • Lacks context on occaison
  • Characters aren't properly characterized
  • Less variety than its visual novel counterpart
  • Story
  • Writing
  • Sound
  • Art and Graphics

LewdFactor

This anime adaptation cover all fetishes in the nukige genre including rape, mind break, hardcore sex, futa, tentacles and a vore scene.

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