- Mangaka : Taijiro
- Publisher : Seven Seas Entertainment
- Genre : Action, Adventure, Comedy, Ecchi, Fantasy, Romance, Shounen
- Published : September 2020 - Ongoing
Who Says Warriors Can’t Be Babes? Introduction
Warrior Woman doesn’t want much out of life. All she ever wanted is to get Hero to fall in love with her and marry her. No matter how much effort she tries to show her feminine side, he only sees her as a fellow adventurer because of the fact that she is the strongest fighter alive! So strong that she could even slay a dragon in a single blow! Will Warrior Woman able to win Hero’s heart without accidentally killing him in the process?
Let’s break it down! No, Warrior Woman! Don’t break Hero’s spine! Mage, we need your magic to revive Hero again. Ahem. Back to the topic at hand. This manga is like One Punch Man’s Saitama but a female version and in a fantasy world setting with a hint of the turned-based game but in reality nonetheless. We have a party of four members, Warrior Woman, Hero, Mage and Priest. The artwork is filled with energy and heat, ready to battle and tore their enemies to sunder. The story focuses on how Warrior Woman tries to be feminine as a way to show her love towards Hero while completing quests. This concept brings forth the comedy the manga has to offer to the readers.
1. Overpowered Female Protagonist
We could be wrong here, but we don’t get to see a much over-buffed female protagonist nowadays. As mentioned in the previous section, Warrior Woman is like a female version of Saitama from One Punch Man. Aside from their strength, their personalities were different. Warrior Woman wasn’t really fond of the massive power she possesses because Hero is not only seeing her as a fellow adventurer but starts to see her as a man. That alone was the starting point of her to pursue the path to charm her crush. However, she couldn’t just let go of all the strength and muscles she had built up as they are the main requirements for her to stay close to Hero.
2. Don’t Crush Your Crush!
There isn’t any other word that can describe the development of this manga. Warrior Woman may be the strongest fighter in their world, but the worst enemy is herself. She cannot control her strength and ends up killing or render Hero close to death whenever she experiences romantic feelings.
Either his personality or working as an adventurer, Hero accepts Warrior Woman and others for who they are. That might make some male readers think wow, this character treats others with respect and how easy going, he is with life. That reminded us of how much there is to life to explore and learn the universe and protect the ones you love. We only have one life and don’t have a mage that could revive someone, so try not to die.
3. Cliché to a Certain Extent but Relatable
We know, we know. There are some clichés moments or tropes that can be found in this manga, but we’re all about development. Warrior Woman shows how much dedication and hard work she has gone through to make herself attractive and proofing herself to Hero that she isn’t a buffed male adventurer. We’re talking about make-up, dressing with style, going out for a date, shopping and getting the entire plan derailed by some random enemies who popped out of nowhere that has a massive weapon of destruction for plot purposes.
4. Play by Play
This is where the ecchi elements come into play, and it all started with one small slime. For context, Warrior Woman attempts to use the slime for skincare. Yes, you know where this is going, and we’re going to let imagination do the work for you or read this manga. Let’s just say Taijiro works a little magic of writing detailed descriptions of said scenes.
Who Says Warriors Can’t be Babes? Is fun and enjoyable manga to read. It focuses on romance in a fantasy world with a female protagonist who can destroy anyone in one blow. Her willingness to find ways to get Hero’s attention is admirable. There are some clichés, in terms of the female main character, in anime, manga or light novels’ tropes, but they are for comedy purposes so don’t be hard on it. The manga is meant for laughs while supporting the protagonist at the same time. Have to multi-task at some point in life, right?
Most importantly, don’t try to hurt or kill your crush just so they can reciprocate your feelings, they don’t work that way in real life!
Not many people may come across this, but whatever Warrior Woman does to pursue love doesn’t apply to females, they do apply to males. The efforts similar to hers are admirable, and they are not something to look down upon in reality. Everyone has a unique set of the beauty of their own, looks and personalities.
If you want to read something similar to One Punch Man but in a romantic fantasy setting, you might want to give this one a go. We had fun reading this manga and can’t wait for the next volumes.