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Oh, how wonderful it is to have the power of imagination and dreams. That is one of the mindsets you should be in when it comes to the anime Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid. Without giving away too much of the plot, you have such things as the main characters turning into weapons when being kissed and after that, perhaps nothing else will surprise you about this anime. One thing which is true though about this kind of genre is the following: sex sells. This is something which is known when it comes to any marketing strategy. Just look at anything in the entertainment business – movies, games, anime etc. But usually it’s only a small part of a larger story and when it’s about anime, it usually comes off as crazy, cute, or just darn ridiculous in a weird kind of funny way.
So let’s jump right into the recommendations!
Similar Anime to Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid
1. Sakura Trick
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: January 10, 2014 – March 28, 2014
Sakura Trick is the story of two high school girls, Haruka and Yuu who go to a high school which is about to close down in a few years, making them among the last students to enter the school. They share something more than just friendship between them – a kiss that will strengthen their relationship even further.
What similarities do Sakura Trick and Valkyrie Drive share? Let’s see... the most obvious one has to be that in both anime, we have a lot of kissing between girls and these kisses cause their relationships to grow stronger, beyond those of mere friendship.. Even though they are similar in a lot of ways, Sakura Trick can be a little more soft on the ecchi part compared to Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid.
Sakura Trick Trailer
2. Seikon no Qwaser
- Episodes: 24
- Aired: January 10, 2010 - June 20, 2010
The story of Seikon no Qwaser is about super warriors who have the ability to use weapons of their choosing based on which element the possess. But with this power a warrior’s stamina gets drained and the only way to get their stamina back is by the liquid substance which the Qwaser’s female partner possesses.
Seikon no Qwaser and Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid share some sexual similarities. For example, both anime use a sexual way to power up their weapons. If grown men breastfeeding doesn’t make an anime stand out then what does? But anyhow, they don’t just do this to power up the weapons. They also do it in order to get their energy back when they have used it for fighting. Both anime have many scenes with nudity and some pretty awesome fighting scenes.
Seikon no Qwaser Trailer
3. Queen's Blade: Rurou no Senshi
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: April 2, 2009 – June 18, 2009
This anime takes place in a far off land were a tournament is held through which the land’s next queen is chosen by the victor. To make it into this tournament, the women have to be top-notch when it comes to fighting.
Both anime have the style of showing a lot of nudity especially when it comes to breasts. Even though this is a big element in both anime, they have the similarity of featuring many strong warriors. Where these anime meet is in how little clothing/armor the characters seem to be wearing even though these women are strong fighters. The female fighters of course have some armor when battling, but other than that we have two over-the-top ecchi-style anime.
Queen's Blade: Rurou no Senshi Trailer
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4. Shinmai Maou no Testament
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: January 8, 2015 – March 26, 2015
Toujou Basara is a first year high school student and his world will soon be forever changed when his dad suddenly asks him if he wants a little sister. His energetic dad had more news, he’s getting remarried and plans to bring home two attractive step sisters for Basara. But who could’ve guessed that Mio and Maria’s true persona is that of the new demon lord and a full-blown Succubus?
These anime are similar because of the strong ecchi style they share and the similarity in terms of action scenes in both anime. Other similarities include the union that two characters make to become a stronger team. The main plot in both anime are similar because of the strong focus on the ecchi theme they both share.
Shinmai Maou no Testament Trailer
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: January 8, 2011 - April 7, 2011
Freezing takes place in a world where the planet has been attacked by aliens called the Nova. The anime is about Kazuya Aoi who enlists in a special training school for the only weapon-based system that can take down the Nova. The Pandora are what fight against the aliens and they need a female and male partner who work together to take down the aliens.
Freezing and Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid are two anime which both share the similarity of being about two characters fighting together somehow. Another one would be that they share a cast full of strong women with armor. Of course, the biggest thing the two anime have which make them similar is the big focus on the ecchi interactions. And this goes without saying, but they also have lots of fan service.
6. Manyuu Hikenchou
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: July 11, 2011 - September 26, 2011
This anime is set in an era where breasts are everything and if you’ve got ‘em you are basically promised to be rich, popular and on top of the world. But if you don’t have big breasts you are not even worthy of being called human. The Manyuu clan has a secret scroll which reveals the secret of how to grow big and beautiful breasts and that is why the clan helps to train the future girls to have big breasts.
Let’s get to the similarities between these two anime, shall we? They both have a big focus on the ecchi genre. Especially when it comes to big breasts. Another element which Manyuu Hikenchou and Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid share is the fact that even though a lot of the focus is on the ecchi theme, we also have a big focus on the action part.
Manyuu Hikenchou Trailer
And there we have it, a list filled with anime based on action, a bit of comedy, of course ecchi and a lot of female characters. Some are more interesting than others, so check ‘em out and dive into the imagination of the anime world.