Battle Girls: Time Paradox

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The main character is the one in yellow

Ordinary High School Student Hideyoshi (real name: Yoshino Hide) can't do anything right. She's a trouble magnet who is in danger of failing, and with a test on the Sengoku period coming up, her future isn't looking bright. One night, she stops by a shrine and finds herself, through a series of accidents, being transported back to the actual Sengoku period. Only most of the major historical figures are now women, and Hideyoshi has no idea what to do or how to get home, so all she can do is help Nobunaga obtain the pieces of the Crimson Armor so she can take over Japan.

Originally a pachinko game, Sengoku Otome was adapted into an anime, Battle Girls: Time Paradox, known in Japan as Sengoku Otome: Momoiro Paradox (戦国乙女~桃色パラドックス~, Sengoku Otome ~Momoiro Paradokkusu~, literally "Warring States Maidens: Pink Paradox"), in the spring of 2011.

Tropes used in Battle Girls: Time Paradox include:
  • Absolute Cleavage: Oda Nobunaga
  • Action Girl: Just about the entire cast. Even Hideyoshi has her moments.
  • Alternate Universe: The Sengoku era Hideoyoshi landed in is not Earth's. For one, men don't exist. Literally (Except Shiro but he is an animal so its more of a world without human men).
    • The clincher is the outcome of the Battle of Okehazama, which in reality would be about a small force overcoming the enemy's greater numbers with superior strategy, ended in Yoshimoto Imagawa's death and signalled the beginning of Nobunaga's conquest. Here, it was a recreation tournament, with kite fighting done as a tie-breaker and ended with Yoshimoto just giving Nobunaga the Crimson Armor's left leg piece. This is lampshaded by Hideyoshi and Shiro.
    • The Incident at Honnou-ji still happens but in actual history, happens after years of suffering repeated insults from Nobunaga, but was ultimately tipped when Nobunaga's actions resulted in the death of Mitsuhide's mother. This caused him to divert from reinforcing Toyotomi Hideyoshi to attacking Honnou-ji, and the rest is history. In the show, Mitsuhide was enduring an Unrequited Love for Nobunaga and jealous of the attention she constantly gave Hideyoshi. Not only that, but Date-sensei pushed her into actually going along with the whole incident as a ploy to steal the Crimson Armor. Nobunaga doesn't die (in fact, no one does) and she helps Mitsuhide resolve the issue, but they later find that the Crimson Armor is gone.
  • And the Adventure Continues...
  • And You Were There: Hideyoshi's friends in the modern day resemble the people she'll meet in the past to an uncanny degree. Except for Nobunaga, who has no modern day counterpart.
    • She does have one. Her face isn't shown, her hair is not red, but she sounds and speaks exactly like Nobunaga. Hideyoshi passes her on the street.
  • Animal Motifs: The Monkey for Hideyoshi and in Episode 2 Nobunaga is going to give Monkey as Hideyoshi's nickname but Hideyoshi hates it and prefers to have Hideyoshi as her nickname.
  • Badass Cape: Nobunaga
  • Bad Boss: Ieyasu
  • Bare Your Midriff
  • Beam Spam: Nobunaga's method of fighting.
  • Berserk Button: Lay a hand on Hideyoshi and Nobunaga will massacre you.
  • BFG: Otomo Sourin's Don Frankie cannon.
  • BFS: Nobunaga's sword is pretty big.
  • Big Bad Ensemble: For the most part, there wasn't one, until Ieyasu pulls a Face Heel Turn and fights the rest of the cast. Date-sensei tried to be this for about half of episode 13, but never really picked up, especially after Nobunaga destroys The Helmet of The Crimson Armor.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Ieyasu

Hideyoshi: "She's cute, but sharp-tongued."