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Do not worry. Don't be afraid. For in Great Japan...guardian deities do exist.

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The story takes place in Japan in the early 21st century, in an alternate reality where the Tokugawa Shogunate has remained in power and any foreign influences that tried to force their way into the country were pushed back or destroyed. In this reality, skilled swordsman and Ordinary High School Student Muneakira Yagyu plans on attending school. However, on his first day there, he ends up becoming allied with the gender-swapped reincarnations of Yukimura Sanada and Goto Matabei as they rebel against the oppressive student council ruled by the domineering Sen Tokugawa and her servant, a Meido-fied Hattori Hanzo who leads a loyal band of girl ninjas.

Hyakka Ryouran Samurai Girls is a Light Novel series that was later adapted into an anime that premiered in the fall 2010 season. Now showing (in North America) on the Anime Network's online player.


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  • A-Cup Angst: Yukimura
  • Absurdly Powerful Student Council
  • Abuse Is Okay When It Is Female On Male: In episode 8
  • Alan Smithee: The anime was directed by someone named "KOBUN".
    • Same with the English dub cast, which uses ridiculous pseudonyms that even rivals that of Bart Simpson's prank calls (Ophelia Cox, Ben Wabal, Mina Jetoi, and Eileen Dover to name a few).
  • Almost Kiss: Poor Yukimura, at least she got one at the end.
  • Alternate History: The Tokugawa Shogunate, for some reason, is still in power.
  • Anachronism Stew
  • Anime Hair: Naoe
  • An Ice Person: Gisen
  • Ax Crazy: "Evil" Jubei, though she is more focused.
  • Bad Boss: Sen towards Hanzo.
    • And Yoshihiko towards Nia until the last few episodes. Must be In the Blood.
  • Badass: "Evil" Jubei is pretty much the incarnation of badass in a really short dress.
  • Badass Pacifist: Muneakira. How exactly? He finally gets himself free from the chains that bound him whenever the other Jubei comes out and stops the attacks coming from Jubei and Nia. Then he bows down to Yoshihiko so that they can stop fighting already.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Matabei, and Sen in her Master Samurai garb.
  • Battle Aura: A light inky aura is around anyone who has their Master Samurai powers activated. The 'proper' Master Samurai and their Generals have black auras, the 'artificial' Master Samurai have purple auras, while Gisen has a white aura.
  • Beach Episode: Episode six.
  • Berserk Button: Do not call Yukimura flat, Naoe learned this the hard way.
  • Big Bad: Yoshihiko, until Gisen revealed the true big bad, Shirou Amakusa.
  • Bittersweet Ending: Muneakira and company, including Yoshihiko and Nia, defeats Gisen/Shirou, but at the cost of Jubei (both personalities, even) blowing herself up with Gisen in space.
  • Blade on a Stick: Sen and Matabei, who both wield spears (Sen's is a naginata, but Matabei's is a more common variant).
  • Blessed with Suck: Let's take a look at this from another perspective. Muneakira kisses one of the girls, and she gets powered up. Unfortunately, Muneakira gets to be chained with an invisible force to the point he can't even fight. Now, if an enemy is Genre Savvy, then they'd gun for Muneakira already with no guard or whatsoever. This doesn't seem to apply to Sen and Yukimura - only "Evil" Jubei provokes the vulnerable mode so far.
    • It's revealed towards the end that Muneakira's ability as a general is still imperfect at the beginning of the series so his contracts are imperfect and carries major drawbacks, both in power output and the mentioned weakness. After Muneakira mastered the ability, he no longer suffers the weakness.
  • Blow You Away: Yukimura
  • Butt Monkey: Hanzo, all the time. Muneakira, due to lots of accidental perversion and the fact that his Unwanted Harem is composed of Action Girls who get really scary when mad. Though in his case, it may just be a matter of perspective.
    • Naoe is the biggest one.
  • Calling Your Attacks
  • Camera Abuse
  • Censor Splatter: Most of "special" scenes are covered in ink splatter, although the blu-ray release averts this.
  • The Chew Toy: Naoe
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: Sen and Yukimura
  • Combat Stilettos: Naoe wears them.
  • Combat Tentacles: Episode 12.
  • Cool Sword: Hanzo, Gisen and Charles's swords.
  • Covert Pervert: ...hell, practically everyone in the main cast. This is mostly evident through the voiced mangas.
  • Cry Cute: Yukimura in Episode 5, while pleading to Naoe to stop roughing up on Muneakira.
    • It's an inherent trait of Kugimiya's loli characters.
  • Cute and Psycho: Jubei appears to be like this.
  • Dangerously-Short Skirt: Almost all of the girls.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: "Evil" Jubei is not really all that evil, contrary to popular belief. Then again, it was pretty obvious from the start.
    • Also the color of Muneakira's aura, or a 'proper' General/Master Samurai aura in the anime.
  • Deliberately Monochrome: In the anime, the final battle between Jubei and Gisen is completely devoid of color.
  • Does Not Know Her Own Strength: Yukimura after becoming a Master Samurai for the first time.
  • Drop the Hammer: Naoe
  • Dual-Wielding: Hanzo wield two blades that can connect similiar to Cao Pi.
    • Jubei and Nia more conventionally dual-wielded swords.
    • Yukimura has her fans.
  • Engrish: Naoe seems fond of this. It's lampshaded.

  Naoe: "Noo! I AM MY COTTAGE desu wa! "

    • This is also notable between Hanzo and Matabei, seeing as how they decide the best way to practice their kissing attempts on Muneakira is to do it on each other. Hilariously lampshaded in one of the motion comics.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Sen sports a grade A in her Master Samurai garb.
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