Battle Girls - Time Paradox

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  • 2011
  • 1 Season

Battle Girls - Time Paradox is an anime television series produced by TMS Entertainment and was first broadcasted on TV Tokyo on April 2011. The show is set in the Sengoku Era of Japan and is centered on a high school student named Yoshino Hide who is a history fanatic. She is fond of visiting historical places and tries to collect as much information about the Sengoku Era and Japan's history as possible.

One day, while exploring a shrine, she disembarks on a time-traveling adventure with a talking jewel called "Kanazuchi" in hand. She finds herself in the middle of a ferocious battle between the female samurai warriors of feudal Japan—the Imagawa and the Takeda. The story follows her journey as she tries to return to her time and uncover deeper secrets about the Sengoku era.

Upon her arrival, she discovers that the outcome of the battle between Imagawa and Takeda would lead to catastrophic consequences. The feud is triggered by the misinterpretation of a document, with each faction seeing it as a call to arms. The Takeda clan is eager to use the document to take over the land's populated areas, while the Imagawa clan sees the chance for negotiation.

Yoshino Hide's arrival in the past, a world unknown to her, shakes up the seemingly inevitable course of history. She decides to set things right and prevent the calamity that looms over the Sengoku era. Throughout the series, we observe Yoshino's character development as she adjusts to the new environment and learns to blend in with the people from the past, including the samurai warriors who share the knowledge of art and military craftsmanship of the era.

The show's main allure is the action scenes between the female samurai warriors, whose fighting styles are individualistic and fascinating. The girls exude determination and incredible strength, fighting for their individual causes and beliefs. The animation of the fights is fluid and captures the brutal nature of samurai battles.

However, despite the historical aspect of the show, the creators opt for more of a fantastical approach with the inclusion of the time-traveling crystal, Kanazuchi, and its ability to control time. The show takes some creative liberties in its storytelling, making the show less of a historical account and more of a fantasy story featuring strong female leads.

The show's pacing is decent, with each episode crammed with action, mystery, and comedy. The characters are well-defined, and the show takes strides to give every character their arc, with each progression of the plot feeling meaningful. The show can tread familiar ground in some aspects, with Yoshino finding herself in problematic situations, but the show's character development helps it break free from tropes and cliches.

The show manages to balance humor, action, and drama to make it a solid watch for those who are looking for an interesting storyline filled with strong female characters. The historical settings and the inclusion of actual figures of the era add a layer of authenticity to the show's world.

The show's sound design is fantastic, with music that manages to elevate the emotional scenes while the battle tracks keep you engaged right until the end. The voice acting is noteworthy, and the characters are matched suitably in both Japanese and English language tracks.

In conclusion, Battle Girls - Time Paradox is a great watch for those interested in samurai history and those looking for a female-centric show filled with action and humor. The show manages to balance historical accuracy and creative liberties, creating an intriguing storyline that leaves you waiting for more. Although it veers off into fantastical territory with the inclusion of a time-traveling jewel, it manages to use that as a means to an end in telling an exciting story.

Battle Girls - Time Paradox is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (24 episodes). The series first aired on April 4, 2011.

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E 13
13. E 13
June 27, 2011
Everyone eats a meal while cleaning up the ruins of the castle. And then someone slips away!? Date-sensei leaves to find the armor, still buried in the rubble. She hasn't given up on getting it yet. And just as she finds it, Hideyoshi appears... What will be the fate of the battle girls?
Time Paradox: Battle Maiden
12. Time Paradox: Battle Maiden
July 21, 2011
When the Crimson Armor finally activates, it absorbs Ieyasu's black heart; the maidens struggle to overcome Ieyasu's newly found strength.
E 12
12. E 12
June 20, 2011
At last the Crimson Armor has activated! The Armor absorbs Ieyasu's dark heart and goes out of control. Nobunaga and Mitsuhide are powerless against Ieyasu's overwhelming might. Imagawa Yoshimoto, Takeda Shingen, and Uesugi Kenshin come to help! Nobunaga begs for the others to help her save the innocent people. And the Battle Maidens at last join together...!!
Time Paradox: Thief Maiden
11. Time Paradox: Thief Maiden
July 14, 2011
Once again, Nobunaga must recover the rest of the armor when it is taken again. Later, Masamune reveals the truth about the latest events to Hideyoshi.
E 11
11. E 11
June 13, 2011
Masamune took advantage of the confusion at Honnouji to steal the armor! Nobunaga follows her to Azuchi castle, but finds Masamune lying on the ground midway. The armor had been stolen by Ieyasu. Nobunaga and Mitsuhide hurry to the castle to stop Ieyasu from getting all the armor. Masamune tells Hideyoshi the truth behind everything that's happened...
Time Paradox: Double Suicide Maiden
10. Time Paradox: Double Suicide Maiden
June 7, 2011
Finally, all the pieces of armor are recovered! Hideyoshi's history book reveals a grim future for Nobunaga.
E 10
10. E 10
June 6, 2011
At last Nobunaga has all the armor! They head back to Azuchi Castle, where they've left the remaining pieces. On the way back, they stop at Honnouji Temple. Even a dummy like Hideyoshi remembers that name! Her textbook says that this is where Akechi Mitsuhide killed Oda Nobunaga... no way! Meanwhile, Mitsuhide is at her breaking point. With some advice from Masamune, she takes action. Everything she does is for love..
Time Paradox: Saigoku Maiden
9. Time Paradox: Saigoku Maiden
May 31, 2011
When Hideyoshi is taken captive, Nobunaga sets out to save her and is overcome by a violent rage.
E 9
9. E 9
May 30, 2011
The group is confronted by a very... unique trio: Mouri Motonari, Chousokabe Motochika, and Ootomo Sourin. Nobunaga captures them and makes them give up the location of the armor. But the box with the armor in it is trapped, and Hideyoshi is taken prisoner. Nobunaga heads to the mountain where she's being held, her features twisted with a terrible rage...
Time Paradox: Fever Maiden
8. Time Paradox: Fever Maiden
May 24, 2011
Nobunaga and Hideyoshi set out to recover the remaining pieces of armor, and Nobunaga falls victim to an ugly rumor. Later, Hideyoshi becomes ill.
E 8
8. E 8
May 23, 2011
Nobunaga sets off to recover the last three pieces of armor in Saigoku. Of course, there's no cars or trains, and Hideyoshi is quickly exhausted. They decide to rest at a ton, but for some reason the town is overflowing with rumros that Nobunaga is a demon who eats children and babies! And they say that Mitsuhide is the one who spread the rumors! Meanwhile, Hideyoshi gets more and more tired, and finally falls ill...
Time Paradox: Drama Maiden
7. Time Paradox: Drama Maiden
May 17, 2011
Hideyoshi teaches the rest of the girls what a play is and how to perform it! As soon as everyone is up to speed, the competition begins for a leading role!
E 7
7. E 7
May 16, 2011
Everyone decides to put on a play at Hideyoshi's suggestion. Nobody knows what a "play" is supposed to be, so Hideyoshi has to teach them everything. She starts making the set and working on the script! But she has no idea what to write, and so asks Yoshimoto, who loves everything literary. Yoshimoto's idea is a world of passion with lots of girls in love! And just once things start to get in shape, everybody starts trying to win themselves a bigger part...
Time Paradox: Memory Maiden
6. Time Paradox: Memory Maiden
May 10, 2011
As the downpour continues, each girl reflects on her past.
E 6
6. E 6
May 9, 2011
The long rain has everybody feeling a bit melancholy, and each character remembers somehing from their past. Mitsuhide thinks back to the rainy day when she first met Nobunaga. Nobunaga shows Hideyoshi a pipe she always carries with her, and talks about the memories it holds. And Date Masamune thinks about something that happened only a short while ago...
Time Paradox: Ghost Story Maiden
5. Time Paradox: Ghost Story Maiden
May 3, 2011
Hideyoshi goes hawk hunting with the rest of the group, but when they go after their prey they get more than they bargained for.
E 5
5. E 5
May 2, 2011
At Tokugawa Ieyasu's suggestion, everyone goes hawk hunting. Hideyoshi is looking forward to her first meat in ages. A bit after they begin, the hawk flies off into the forest after its prey... Everyone follows the hawk, but instead they find a grave and ghosts! If they can't tell scary stories to satisfy the ghosts, they won't be able to leave...!?
Time Paradox: Confrontation Maiden
4. Time Paradox: Confrontation Maiden
April 26, 2011
Uesugi and Takeda continue their fight over the armor. Meanwhile, Hideyoshi laments that her cell phone is broken!
E 4
4. E 4
April 25, 2011
Uesugi Kenshin and Takeda Shingen are rivals. The two of them are battling again today like always, and seem to be enjoying themselves. Both have pieces of the armor, but neither will simply hand it over. Mitsuhide suggests a plan to trick them both and get the armor, but Nobunaga refuses, not wanting to ruin their fight. Meanwhile, Hideyoshi is depressed that her cell phone is broken...
Time Paradox: Sky Maiden
3. Time Paradox: Sky Maiden
April 19, 2011
Imagawa Yoshimoto is under attack by Nobunaga! Later, Nobunaga challenges Yoshimoto!
E 3
3. E 3
April 18, 2011
Nobunaga learns that Imagawa Yoshimoto has the left leg of the Crimson Armor. But Yoshimoto, while uninterested in the armor, has no intention of just giving it over. She brings a large army and attacks Nobunaga! Nobunaga returns to her castle, where Hideyoshi gives her a plan. And Nobunaga sends a challenging letter to Yoshimoto...
E 2
2. E 2
April 11, 2011
It's been decided that Hideyoshi will help look for the legendary Crimson Armor. Also, this world looks like the Warring States era, but it looks like there's only girls... Hideyoshi stays with Nobunaga and Mitsuhide, but she's worried about whether or not she'll be able to go home. And then a weird dog appears. For some reason, the dog starts talking to her?
Time Paradox: A Confused Maiden
2. Time Paradox: A Confused Maiden
April 12, 2011
This new world in which Hideyoshi finds herself is exactly like the Warring States era....except there are only women!
A Maiden Teleported
1. A Maiden Teleported
April 4, 2011
The Present Day. There's a middle school girl named Hideyoshino who loves fashion and cell phones. Her nickname at school is "Hideyoshi." Just before her exams, she realizes that her only hope is divine intervention, and goes to a shrine. There she is whisked away by a mysterious light...The next thing she knows, she is surrounded by female bandits who proceed to attack her! She is saved by a general with a gigantic sword. The general calls herself Oda Nobunaga...
Where to Watch Battle Girls - Time Paradox
Battle Girls - Time Paradox is available for streaming on the TV Tokyo website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Battle Girls - Time Paradox on demand at Amazon Prime.
  • Premiere Date
    April 4, 2011