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A series featuring martial arts or streetfighting with pretty girls. Typically a vehicle for large amounts of shameless Fan Service and crude sexual humor.
Examples of Panty Fighter include:
Anime and Manga
- Ikki Tousen and its sequels, Ikkitousen Dragon Destiny, Ikkitousen Great Guardians, and Ikkitousen Xtreme Xecutor.
- Extreme example: Agent Aika, which more or less defines this trope. In fact, you can barely count a minute without a glimpse of one the girls' white panties in the anime.
- Change 123 is a textbook case.
- AIKI was created by a hentai artist, but tended more towards pure action by its end.
- Tenjou Tenge
- Real Bout High School, but in the anime only. The manga actually keeps it pretty tame.
- Dirty Pair
- Najica Blitz Tactics has its camera angle constantly well below skirt level, fighting or not.
- Unsurprising, since Studio Fantasia created Aika as well.
- Mahou Sensei Negima, has unsurprisingly done this at times. Notable was this being an Enforced Trope during the martial arts tournament at Mahora Academy. The organizer decides that Setsuna's and Asuna's fight would be too boring.... without some Fan Service so puts them in short skirted maid outfits.
- Averted in Busou Renkin: According to the Word of God, The legs to Tokiko's Valkyrie Skirt were originally going to be skeletal bones to a hoop skirt, but he changed them to be attached to the thighs precisely to avoid panty shots.
- Arcade Gamer Fubuki parodies this trope: Exposing her "passion panties" gives Fubuki magical video game playing abilities.
- The manga version of Rosario to Vampire focuses more on the Fighter element than the panties, but when it was turned into an anime, the amount of Panty Shots increased.
- Highschool of the Dead
- The six omakes produced for To Heart: Remember My Memories is basically this, entitled Heart Fighters.
- An Air Gear story arc features a rather prudish female character who's tricked into dressing up in a Stripperific outfit and appearing publicly, which could be considered a subversion of this trope... but then again, it is an Oh! Great comic...
- The Queen's Blade anime makes sure that no less than one woman's breasts are exposed in every episode, though not always necessarily through fighting (though it happens the most during.)
- Strike Witches, because none of the girls are wearing any pants. But they're not panties, so it's no problem.
- Airmaster downplays this to the extent you wouldn't expect from a series about a schoolgirl martial artist. Maki never gets her clothes torn and the camera doesn't seem to excessively focus on her undergarments.
- Master of Martial Hearts, like Queen's Blade in premise; a all-female combat tournament with a variety of unique participants, each representing some Moe or fetish. Lampshaded in a Meido cafe episode, where Aya is declared Moe when she wins in a Catgirl outfit. Also the most shocking subversion of the genre the final fight is quick, brutal, and ends in a bloody Discretion Shot. Flashbacks to earlier fights show more blood than the original scenes, and later fights include bloody gun violence and neck breaking.
- Freezing though it's tends to be very brutal.
- Maka in the Soul Eater manga. In the anime they gave her a Magic Skirt.
- Ranfan from Dragon Ball. Her special technique is stripping down and fighting in only her panties and bra to distract her opponent.
- A chapter of Bakuman｡ introduced a new manga within the manga, appropriately named "Panty Flash Fighter". Apparently there are girls competing in a tournament where the goal is to expose your opponent's panties.
- After having a Magic Skirt in the beginning, Lucy Heartfilia from Fairy Tail becomes a panty fighter in the second half of the Edolas arc.
- While still talking about Fairy Tail, Erza Scarlet is a panty fighter in the manga when she wears her goth loli dress and fights against Evergreen.
- Almost all of the female fighters in Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple fit this perfectly.
- Rarely with Akane from Ranma ½ in the episode, "A Sudden Storm Of Love". Her white undies are seen better in a freeze-frame from above, as she fights off a track runner among the other sporty, male students pursuing and harassing her, and she front-flips.
- A few Supergirl runs took advantage of the fact that their protagonist flew around in the sky wearing a skimpy little skirt. After Infinite Crisis (2006), she's been shown wearing sensible bike shorts under her skirt due to a top-level executive stated that the number of panty shots was ridiculous, especially given that she was emotionally and mentally pre-pubescent.
- The short-lived X-Men miniseries Phoenix: Legacy of Fire, written for Marvel's MAX label, during the days when they thought they could do manga better than the Japanese. It bombarded pages with so much Fan Service that it all actually had a negative effect with readers.
- Variable Geo
- Dead or Alive (which boasts "Jiggle Physics")
- Rumble Roses
- The Japanese PC fighter Line-Kill Spirits takes this one step further: players will slowly regenerate damage from attacks unless they can snap a picture of their opponent's panties (exposed by knocking them to the ground or into the air), locking in attack damage.
- Bikini Karate Babes and its sequel Warriors of Elysia both feature real women.
- Dolphin Blue's (essentially a Metal Slug clone) 2P player character, Ann, wears a short skirt which flaps up when she jumps and rolls, exposing her teal blue panties.
- Sakura Kasugano of the Street Fighter series is a blatant attempt to appeal to this fanbase.
- Higurashi Daybreak: Female characters do this repeatedly. Lampshaded during Shmion's storyline.
- Vanguard Princess, although this is a more serious stab at creating a Fighting Game than most other examples of its ilk.
- Jingi Storm, released to arcades around the same time as Arcana Heart. It's basically Tekken combined with a softcore Eroge.
- X-Blades, which is basically an attempt to copy Devil May Cry with a girl wearing dental floss. No catfighting, though.
- Skullgirls definitely seems unashamed of showing off the undergarments of its cast.
- Rumy of Fans, and she's somewhat mortified when she realizes it and switches to pants to compensate.
- Team Kimba is not allowed to forget what they were wearing when they first fought the Yama Dojo Ninjas.
- The premise of the episode Grudge Match in Justice League Unlimited. To bring in more money for an underground superpowered fighting ring the villains featured death matches between various villainesses and brainwashed super heroines.