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Queen's Blade (クイーンズブレイド Kuīnzu Bureido?) is the anime adaptation of the Queen's Blade visual combat books, produced by ARMS Corporation. The episodes' plot covers the events leading up to the Queen's Blade - a competition of strength and beauty held every four years to decide who will be the next Queen. The story centres around Reina Bansu, heir to be countess, travelling to Gainos to compete in the Queen's Blade tournament.

This anime premiered on April 2, 2009, and aired every Thursday, with repeats Sunday in Japan until June 18, 2009.[1]. The show aired uncensored on AT-X, and is heavily censored on the other channels which also aired it. The series contains 12 episodes in the first season, a second season with also 12 episodes, and a third currently on air as OVAS released every month each.[2]

The DVD and Blu-ray releases consist of six volumes of two episodes per volume, and are released by Media Factory. The full uncut versions of the episodes, including six new OVAs to be included with each DVD volume.[3]. Volume 1 of the Blu-ray and DVD was released in Japan on June 25, 2009.[4] Volume 2 of the Blu-ray and DVD was released in Japan on July 24, 2009.[5] Volume 3 was released August 25, 2009,[6] Volume 4 on September 25, 2009 [7], Volume 5 will be released on October 23, 2009 [8] and Volume 6 on November 25, 2009.[9]

Media Factory will also be releasing the first volume of the original soundtrack on July 24, 2009.[10] The CD contains eight tracks, and contains a bonus track that is an 11 minute drama read by the voice actors from the show.[10]

Season 1

The title of Season 1 is Queen's Blade: Wandering Warrior (クイーンズブレイド 流浪の戦士 Kuīnzu Bureido: Rurō no Senshi?).

EP# Title Original airdate
1 High Spirits ~ The Vagrant Warrior
"Kien ~ Rurō no Senshi" (気炎~流浪の戦士)
April 2, 2009 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Reina is walking outside of town when she encounters Melona, and tells her she is going to defeat her for attacking travellers. Melona taunts Reina for being such a weak fighter, and says she only wants to fight decent warriors as she is a participant in Queen's Blade, a tournament held every four years to decide who is going to be the next Queen. Listy is watching the battle from the sidelines. Just as Melona is about to kill Reina, Listy intervenes and saves her life. Listy tends to Reina until she recovers and takes her as a prisoner back to the Bansu castle to recover the bounty on her head. When Listy arrives at the castle Claudette appears and arrests Listy for being a thief and imprisons her in the castle. Listy escapes from prison and steals the Bansu family heirloom breastplate. She hides in Reina's room and gives Reina the armor, then leaves, encountering Claudette outside and they fight. Melona appears at Reina's window. They fight, and Reina defeats Melona by stopping her shooting acid from her breasts, causing her to explode.
2 Ambitious Undertaking ~ Warrior Shrine Maiden
"Sōto ~ Musha Miko" (壮途~武者巫女)
April 9, 2009 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Tomoe, a Warrior Priestess, and Shizuka, a Demon Ninja who has defected are meditating in the shrine they tend to. Tomoe decides she is going to travel to the mainland to compete in the Queen's Blade tournament. During the night, Demon Ninjas attack the temple. As the battle is being waged one demon ninja sets of a bomb destroying much of the temple the priestesses occupy. Trapped in the burning buildings Tomoe and the other priestesses attempt to escape. However the demon ninjas transform into a giant toad which starts killing the priestesses. Eventually Tomoe gathers her inner strength and defeats the giant toad. She is saddened by the loss of life of her friends, and declares she will avenge them, and will win the Queen's Blade tournament for them. The next morning Tomoe and Shizuka set off across the sea for the mainland.
3 Full Power ~ Veteran Soldiers
"Enshū ~ Rekisen no Yōhei" (艶襲~歴戦の傭兵)
April 16, 2009 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Tomoe and Shizuka arrive on the mainland. Tomoe attempts to blend in by choosing an outfit more fitting for the mainland when she overhears a Queen's Blade battle being undertaken. Reina and Listy reach the entrance to where the Queen's Blade tournament is being held. Echidna is here, charged with returning Reina to Claudette. Echidna paralyzes Reina and Listy with her snake and steals Listy's gold. Reina decides to enter a competition to earn enough money to continue. The competition involves mud wrestling for a large crowd. In her first match, Reina tries to get close in an attempt to wrestle her opponent, but she keeps dodging Reina's every attempt until Reina attempts led to bits of mud to smear all over her opponent, distracting her long enough for Reina to get behind and tossed her down. Reina is victorious in her first match but only wins 5 gold, not enough to pay their bills, so she has to keep fighting, however this time in an oil match against Echidna. Reina has some doubts but recalls her victory at her previous match and tries to attack first, only to slip miserably on the oil. Echidna offers to help her up, but tricks Reibna into a painful bear hug. Not willing to give up, Reina lifts Echidna, who asks then what? Reina throws her down in a pin, but Echidna uses the oil to slip away and begins to subject Reina in a series of painful holds. She continues to have the upper hand in the battle as Reina has difficulty fighting in the oil, and Echidna chases out all the spectators just as she is about to kill Reina. Meanwhile Listy breaks into where the winnings are kept and steals them. Echidna's snake Renta bites Reina on the chest and poisons her but at the last moment Echidna gives her an anti venom. Reina has passed out and when she comes to Listy is gone. Reina heads off to find Listy.
4 Rivarly ~ The Lightning General
"Sōkoku ~ Raiun no Shō" (相克~雷雲の将)
April 23, 2009 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Claudette arrives where Reina and Listy were the night before and encounters Echidna who explains she let Reina go so that Claudette could become countess and hence reward her. Claudette goes to find Reina, and has a flashback to where she rescued Reina as a child. Reina eats a poisonous mushroom and Nanael turns up to help her out with some medicine. Reina asks Nanael where Listy is, but she does not know. Claudette arrives and chastises Reina for consorting with thieves and challenges her to a fight to decide who will be the next countess. Tomoe and Shizuka watch the battle from afar and decide Claudette will be victorious. Claudette forfeits to protect Reina's honor but Reina refuses to accept the forfeit and continues to fight, asking why she has to be the heiress and does not understand why Claudette just accepts it, when her father did not like her at all. Claudette says she does it for the Bansu family and attacks Reina, defeating her swiftly with a lightning attack. The ground gives way and Reina almost falls from the cliff, with Claudette grabbing her hand as she dangles over the edge. Reina slips from her hand and falls into the ravine below.
5 Resurrected Curse ~ The Ancient Princess
"Soju ~ Kodai no Ōjo" (蘇呪~古代の王女)
April 30, 2009 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Reina is missing, swept down the river at the bottom of the ravine, and Echidna goes searching for her. Reina has been enslaved by Menace inside her pyramid. Tomoe and Shizuka approach where Menace is holding Reina, in the Queen's Capital. A sandstorm appears and Reina, still possessed, attacks Tomoe and Shizuka. Nanael appears and turns this into a Queen's Blade round between the possessed Reina and Tomoe. Tomoe and Nanael become trapped in a pyramid with many booby traps however Nanael manages to escape by finding a hole in the wall. Just as Tomoe is about to drown in a water trap Nanael returns to witness Tomoe using her sword to wedge open a brick in the wall and drain the water out, encountering Reina after she escapes. Tomoe manages to break the curse on Reina, causing Menace to attack Tomoe, and causing the bridge they are standing on to crumble, with Reina falling into the abyss below. Shizuka rescues Tomoe from Menace, and explains to Menance how her kingdom failed because of the failure of the princess without realising Menace was that princess. Menace through her anger causes the pyramid to self destruct, and Tomoe, Shizuka and Nanael are washed outside as it is destroyed. Menace states her intention of resurrecting the Kingdom of Amar.
6 Promise ~ Forest Guardian
"Yakusoku ~ Mori no Bannin" (約束~森の番人)
May 7, 2009 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Reina recovers outside the pyramid, on the edge of a forest, and a Maid of Temptation, Airi is turning the forest into a swamp. She is attacked by the Nowa, Watchmen of the Forest. Airi catches Nowa and steals her life energy. Reina intervenes and has to fight Airi. Airi starts draining her life energy but Reina breaks free and Airi disappears after slashing Reina across the chest. Nowa nurses Reina back to health, introducing her to Combat Instructor Alleyne who heals her wounds, after explaining how the elves do not normally humans into the forest. Reina enters the main elf city and the elves are not pleased, and confront Nowa about it. Elina goes to search for her sister, and holds Claudette in the castle. The elf council force Nowa to leave the village and fight in Queen's Blade. Alleyne wanted to compete, but was not allowed by the elders. Reina stops Nowa leaving the forest and causes her to fight, trying to dissuade her from competing. Nowa convinces Reina to let her compete and they two of them part ways.
7 Kourin ~ Angel of Glory
"Kōrin ~ Kōmyō no Tenshi" (降臨~光明の天使)
May 14, 2009 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
In heaven, Nanael is summoned by Seraphim, the head angel who plans to exile her as she has forced people to fight each other. Seraphim threatens to send her to hell unless she goes to where the Swamp Witch is and find out what the Swamp Witch is up to. Hachiel, a fellow angel, goes with her and falls into the swamp. She is rescued by Reina. Nanael is relaxing in a hot spring by the entrance to hell when Melona, Menace and Airi show up in a nearby spring. They all discuss about how they were defeated by Reina and Nanael passes out from the heat and turns up in the same spring as the other three. Nanael accidentally tells them she has come to observe the Swamp Witch. Nanael offers to tell them where Reina is for information about the Swamp Witch. They tell her that the three of them have been asked to participate in Queen's Blade. Nanael tells them the direction to go to find Reina and they run off to find her. Nanael realises she has put Reina is grave danger and goes to stop the three of them from reaching her and they fight, and Nanael swiftly defeats them. Upon returning to Heaven Seraphim still banishes Nanael from heaven, and tells her she must follow and help Reina on Earth.
8 Secret Maneuver ~ Fang Assassin
"Anyaku ~ Kiba no Ansatsusha" (暗躍~牙の暗殺者)
May 21, 2009 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Nanael is following Reina on her journey. Tomoe and Shizuka are continuing on their journey as well, and rest at a hot spring. Elina is also on the road and encounters Tomoe and tells her to leave the springs but before she goes Elina realises that Tomoe has fought Reina. Elina announces she will also compete in Queen's Blade. Shizuka encounters Irma, a member of the Queen's Assassins of the Fang, and starts fighting her near the hot springs. Shizuka is defeated swiftly. Elina tries to fight Tomoe, but she refuses as it is an unjustified battle. Shizuka is captured by Irma after the battle and questioned about her time as a Demonic Ninja and is beaten unconscious. Tomoe spends the night looking for her and encounters Irma in disguise who brings her to Shizuka and threatens to kill Shizuka if Tomoe does not help her. Shizuka reveals that it was Irma who made the Demonic Ninjas attack them back in their homeland. Tomoe challenges Irma to a Queen's Blade fight to avenge the deaths of her fellow priestesses. After a long battle Tomoe defeates Irma, and Irma flees. Claudette announces to her father that she wants to participate in Queen's Blade.
9 Sincerity ~ Weaponsmith and Steel Princess
"Sekishin ~ Bukiya to Kōtetsu Hime" (赤心~武器屋と鋼鉄姫)
May 28, 2009 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Steel Princess Ymir announces that she will take vengeance against Cattleya for selling low cost weapons, compared to the Steel Mountain ones that she creates. Cattleya leaves her son Rana in charge of her store, and Echidna shows up asking after Reina. Cattleya runs into Reina on the road and asks to look at her weapons. Ymir shows up at Cattleya's store and encounters Echidna there who scares her off with her snake. Cattleya and Reina return and run into Echidna. Echidna relates the tale of how Cattleya and Owen used to be great warriors before they retired. Tomoe and Shizuka are looking for a map to get to the capital city and Listy shows up to sell them one. Echidna leaves during the night. Ymir finds the real Cattleya in the morning and challenges her to a fight. On Rana's insistence Reina tries to help, and finds a the Giant Slayer weapon, which she gives to Cattleya, and Cattleya defeats Ymir and decides to enter Queen's Blade. Cattleya gives Reina a new sword. On leaving town Reina runs into Listy on the road.
10 Enlightenment ~ Dragon Blow
"Kaigan ~ Ryū no Ichigeki" (開眼~竜の一撃)
June 4, 2009 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Listy, Tomoe and Shizuka all reach the edge of Gainos, and Reina and Nanael catch up with them. Listy tells them to leave, so Reina challenges her to a fight for Queen's Blade and Listy accepts. Listy is about to defeat Reina when Tomoe intervenes to stop the battle. Listy tells Reina not to bother competing in Queen's Blade as she is not strong enough. Echidna arrives and challenges Listy to a fight, however after a few minutes of fighting they stop, and Listy announces they will fight again in three days. Reina admits she has no purpose for fighting like everyone else and Tomoe reassures her that she is still right to fight in Queen's Blade. Reina slips out during the night and meets Echidna, and asks her to teach her how to fight. Echidna makes her a suit out of tree sap to protect against being injured in the practice battles. Echidna fights her with all her strength and Reina is so afraid she can barely move. Emboldened by this, Echidna and Reina fight non stop for two days and nights. At the end of this Reina is finally able to land a blow on Echidna, a move Echidna refers to as the Dragon's Tail. Reina comes to fight Listy, only to discover she has already been defeated by Claudette.
11 Thunder ~ After the Death Battle
"Genrei ~ Shitō no Hate" (厳霊〜死闘の果て)
June 11, 2009 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Listy is fighting Claudette when she realises she is starting to go numb from some poison that Echidna has given her, and Claudette defeats her. Reina uses the Elven medicine she has to heal Listy. Reina then challenges Claudette to Queen's Blade. Elina witnesses the battle starting and rides as fast as she can to reach them. Claudette tells Reina she has always hated her for her immaturity. Listy recovers in time to see Reina be able to reflect one of Claudette's lighting attacks. Listy attacks Claudette with her Dragon Tail maneveur which Claudette deflects with her sword, only to have her sword explode injuring them both. Claudette realises that Reina has a true inner strength and reconciles with her. Nanael declares the match a draw. Elina arrives as the battle ends, and announces she will be entering Queen's Blade as well. Nowa and Cattleya see the Army of the Dead approaching Gainos. Queen Aldra reveals the Swamp Witch wants to prevent the Queen's Blade tournament, and Shizuka overhears this. Everyone is about to enter Gainos, and Melona, Menace and Airi shows up with the Army of the Dead.
12 The Open Door ~ Path to the Queen
"Kaimon ~ Joō e no Michi." (開門〜女王への道)
June 18, 2009 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Cattleya and Ymir head to Gainos to help out those being attacked by the Army of the Dead. Melona, Menace, Airi and the Army of the Dead continue the onslaught against Reina, Listy, Elina, Claudette and Tomoe. Reina is separated from the rest and must fight Melona. Airi and Menace alone. Reina is about to be defeated when Nowa and Alleyne show up and save her. Melpha destroys all the Army of the Dead in one fell swoop using the "Holy Pose: Banishment" once the Queen's Blade battle is announced. Melona shapeshifts into various other characters to try and confuse and outwit Reina. Tomoe comes to aid Reina against Melona dispatching her and continuing the fight against Menace. Melona transforms into Reina to precipitate an ironic end to Reina, however Reina overcomes Melona with her Dragon Tail. In desperation, Melona summons a massive Demon Serpent from Hell. Tomoe attempts to attack it but is paralyzed. Claudette attempts to use a lightning attack, also to no avail. Nanael flies Reina up to the Serpent's face, and Reina stabs her in the eye defeating her. Queen Aldra appears and petrifies the Serpent, which then crumbles into the water. Nanael informs them all she is returning to heaven. Tomoe apologises to Reina for underestimating her. Queen Aldra announces they can all enter Gainos, and can start the tournament for Queen's Blade.

Season 2

The title of Season 2 is Queen's Blade: Inheritor of the Throne (クイーンズブレイド 玉座を継ぐ者 Kuīnzu Bureido: Gyokuza o Tsugu Mono?). It will be known in English as Queen's Blade and The Evil Eye.[2] Season 2 started airing in October 2009.

EP# Title Original airdate
1 All are Assembled! The Queen's Blade
"Sanshū! Kuīnzu Bureido" (参集! クイーンズブレイド)
September 24, 2009 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Nanael is reassigned by the Head Angel to compete in Queen's Blade as punishment for failing her prior assignment. Heaven suspects something is wrong with Queen Aldra. Everyone is looking for residences in Gainos: Tomoe with Shizuka, Ymir with Cattleya, Alleyne with Nowa, Nanael with Melpha, and Elina with Claudette. Echidna is there as well, and confronts the rogue assassin Irma. Melona tries to take things into her own hands and assassinate Aldra, but is turned to stone by Aldra's power. Nyx, a new contender, is revealed.
2 Crush the Evil! The Unforgettable Battle
"Haja! Omoigakenai Tatakai" (破邪! 思いがけない闘い)
October 1, 2009 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Reina is having trouble finding accommodations until she mentions she is in Queen's Blade, and the greedy hotel manager rushes to fill her order, and ends up rooming her with Echidna. Tomoe and Shizuka meet Melpha, and Tomoe admires her for dressing more appropriately than other competitors. It is revealed that Nyx used to be a maid for the Bansu family, and was treated cruelly by Elina. Aldra wants a new servant to lead the Fang Assassins, and sends a fake letter to lure Listy to her palace. Once there, she awakens the hate in Listy's soul, making Listy her servant. The first match is fought: Tomoe vs Melpha, where Tomoe finds that Melpha uses lewd "Holy Poses" to fight, giving Tomoe the resolve to defeat her perversion. Another match begins: Elina vs Nyx.
3 Burnout! Bounds of Fate on Fire
"Enjō! Moeagaru In'en" (炎情! 燃え上がる因縁)
October 8, 2009 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
It is revealed that Nyx is enslaved to a tentacle demon lord named Funikura, who has given her magical fire power, yet often molests her with its tentacles. Elina realizes that Nyx is a coward without Funikura, and tricks her into relinquishing it, upon which Nyx surrenders. Listy is revealed as the new leader of the Fang Assassins. Aldra turns Funikura to stone, saying that old demons should not wander free. Nowa gets lost in the Gainos marketplace and is almost raped, then saved by Echidna. Nowa and Alleyne are summoned to fight in a swamp, as are Echidna and Irma. It is then revealed to be a team match: Alleyne and Nowa vs Echidna and Irma.
4 Confrontation! A Voice of a Crucial Meeting
"Taiketsu! Yobiau Kizuna" (対決! 呼び合う絆)
October 15, 2009 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Irma refuses to help Echidna, so Alleyne and Nowa resolve to pick them off one by one. Echidna's past is revealed. Echidna manages to trap Alleyne in a pitcher plant, then to pin Nowa. Alleyne breaks free and takes the initiative against Echidna, but Irma appears, threatening to kill the trapped Nowa, and forcing Alleyne to surrender. Reina brings her sword to Cattleya for repair again, while Ymir's attempts to sell weapons go unnoticed in the market. Cattleya states her resolve to reunite her family. The next set of matches begins: Reina vs Ymir and Cattleya vs Airi, the latter being fought in the room where Aldra keeps all of those she has turned to stone.
5 A Ruse! Queen's Palace of Grief
"Sakubō! Nageki no Ōkyū" (策謀! 嘆きの王宮)
October 22, 2009 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Ymir uses the fact that her bout is being broadcast to advertise the effectiveness of her weapons, especially since Reina is using a Cattleya weapon. Reina emerges victorious, however. Lana is hanging on to Cattleya during her fight with Airi, but actually proves to be helpful, as Airi cannot bring herself to kill him. Cattleya is winning when she sees that Owen is frozen inside one of the stones in Aldra's "Palace of Grief." Cattleya breaks down crying and concedes defeat. Aldra promises to reunite Cattleya with her husband, and does so by turning her to stone too. Rana is filled with grief, grabs Cattleya's spear, and tries to attack Aldra. Aldra is about to turn him to stone too when Airi rescues him and they escape. They are confronted by Listy and the Fang Assassins, but when Listy is about to strike Rana down, she remembers the orphans she used to care for, and hesitates, allowing them to escape. Rana keeps following Airi around, and she resolves to care for him. When Cattleya does not return, Ymir asks Reina to allow her to care for her sword from now on. The next match is set: Claudette vs Menace.
6 Puzzle! A Bad Feeling
"Sakusō! Kawariyuku Yokan" (錯綜! 変わりゆく予感)
October 29, 2009 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Claudette and Menace are fighting in a desert, giving Menace the upper hand. Her sand attacks confuse Claudette, and she uses cursed attacks to drain Claudette's strength. It begins to rain, however, which weakens her sand attacks, and Claudette emerges victorious. Menace is later turned to stone by Aldra, who says that ancient things should stay in the past. The first round is over, with Listy advancing by some unexplained method, and Nanael advancing because her foe did not appear (presumably Melona). Nanael is dismayed that no-one is placing bets on her, so uses Melpha's money to place a large bet on herself while in disguise, but that uses up all of Melpha's money, so as Melpha's roommate, she must subsist on vegetables from her garden. Listy is pursuing Irma through the city. She corners her and is about to kill her when Echidna intervenes, and shelters Irma for a while, but Aldra sets the next match so that Irma must fight Listy anyway. Tomoe is also summoned to fight Elina.
7 Freezing! Appraisal of the Situation
"Hyōketsu! Keisangai no Jitai" (氷結! 計算外の事態)
November 5, 2009 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Irma looks for an opening to strike in her fight with Listy, and finds one when Listy starts having flashbacks to her old, righteous self. Irma just misses in her killing blow, and is defeated instead. Echidna retrieves her afterwards, and the two depart together. Elina shakes Tomoe's resolve by calling her a hypocrite in regards to how she can call herself righteous while killing people. Tomoe tells Elina she has formed a bond with Reina, since they shared food and shelter on their journey, which Elina misinterprets, thinking that Tomoe has slept with Reina. Elina attacks in a frenzy, but Tomoe pulls through victorious. Ymir is pondering how best to augment Reina's sword. The next match is set: Nanael vs Airi in the Palace of Grief. Tomoe returns from her victorious battle to find a note from Shizuka, leading her to a graveyard. Shizuka reveals that she never actually left the Demon Ninja, and has been posing as Tomoe's friend to lower her guard so she could kill her. Tomoe finally gains the will to fight her friend, and kills her. In dying, Shizuka says that being able to kill her best friend has made Tomoe stronger, since these emotional bonds would only hinder her resolve as a warrior.
8 Disgrace! An Angel in combat
"Zanki! Tatakai no Tenshi" (慙悸! 戦いの天使)
November 12, 2009 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Airi and Nanael are both desperate to finish the match quickly, as both are starving, and begin to fight in earnest. Airi weakens Nanael by causing her to spill more of the sacred milk, which spills onto some of the petrified people in the palace. Airi runs out of time, because it has been too long since she has consumed vital force, due to her desire not to do so in front of Rana, and Airi disappears. Aldra is visibly disturbed by the spilling of the sacred milk. Rana has lost another guardian, and this time goes to Ymir, deciding to help her fix Reina's sword. Rana reveals Cattleya's fate to Ymir and Reina, and Reina says she will save Cattleya. The sacred milk causes the stone Melona was encased in to crack, and she manages to escape. Nanael is then set against Reina, but Nanael is now weak from having spilled the sacred milk, and with her new sword Reina easily defeats her. Count Bansu puts a plot in motion to seize the throne for himself. Melona appears before the defeated Nanael with a proposal to defeat Aldra. The next match is set: Claudette vs Listy.
9 Sincere Feelings! A Duel with the Vance Countess
"Chūshin! Vansu-jō no Kettō" (衷心! ヴァンス城の決闘)
November 19, 2009 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Claudette and Listy are fighting in the courtyard of Bansu Castle, just as Bansu's army is leaving in his bid to overthrow Aldra by conventional military force. Claudette is initially victorious, knocking out Listy with a lightning bolt. Claudette tries to dissuade the Count from his attempted overthrow, saying that it will only breed war across the continent. Claudette reveals that Lady Maria, Bansu's wife and her adoptive mother, told Claudette to heal Bansu's pain if she did not return from Queen's Blade. Claudette has been serving loyally to soothe Bansu's emotional scars. Bansu tries to convince her to serve him again in his bid to overthrow Aldra, but she refuses, and he tells her to leave. Listy then awakens, however, and it is now apparent that she was sent to kill the Count. Claudette manages to stop her, but is eventually defeated herself when Listy collapses a roof on her. As Claudette is teleported back to Gainos, she reconciles with the Count, who then withdraws his army. Aldra calls it a success: though the Count still lives, his coup was thwarted. Claudette warns Reina that Listy has changed. Meanwhile, it is seen that Nyx has found a job as a barmaid, and that Tomoe is training fiercely, now wearing Shizuka's old horned headband. Melona, Nanael, and Melpha discuss the mysterious Aldra, and Melona steals Nanael's sacred milk.
10 A Cherished Wish! What is Worth Fighting For
"Honkai! Tatakau Riyū" (本懐! 戦う理由)
November 26, 2009 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Nanael is drinking milk to drown her sorrows at the bar where Nyx works, and Nyx tells her of the rumor about the horned monster seen in the woods. Nanael thinks it might be Melona, and goes to seek her with Melpha. She instead finds Tomoe in a dangerous mood. Elina returns home after Claudette tells her that she is the only one of the three sisters capable of serving Count Bansu any more, as neither Claudette nor Reina have the will to. Nanael tries to get Reina to ambush Tomoe in the forest, but then decides to tell her what they know about Aldra so far. Between them, Nanael, Reina, and Ymir determine that Aldra has to be allied with some sort of Heavenly creature, because the sacred milk actually has a negative impact on the divine (and conversely a positive one on the demonic, which is how it was able to revive Melona). Melona spies on the conversation, posing as Rana. Reina is summoned at last to fight Tomoe, and they battle in the ruins of Tomoe's old shrine in Hinomoto. Tomoe's hair has turned white, and Aldra says that she is driven by the ghosts of her friends and the suffering in her heart. Tomoe says that, for Shizuka's sake, she has become a demon who will win at any cost. A desperate fight begins with Tomoe having the upper hand, utilizing a lot of powerful techniques. Reina eventually recovers and says that she cannot lose either, and that she accepts everything that has happened, including Tomoe's feelings. Tomoe rejects that, replying that one needs to be heartless to be strong. Reina triumphs, and Tomoe claims she finally understands her. Ymir uses the fight as advertising for the sword she re-forged, and sells many cheap knockoffs of it. Tomoe awakens in the Palace of Grief.
11 The Feud! Culmination
"Kettō! Chōjō Taiketsu" (血闘! 頂上対決)
December 3, 2009 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Tomoe demands to know why Aldra had the Demon Ninja attack Hinomoto. Aldra says that she has been searching for her sister, and Hinomoto is the only area outside of her rule. She says burning the country to the ground would be worth it to find her sister. Aldra's past is revealed: she and her sister were outcasts for being of mixed demonic descent, and were forced to wander. Her sister mysteriously disappeared one day at the edge of a forest, and Aldra in desperation found a spirit without a body. The spirit inhabited Aldra's body in return for giving her great power and eternal youth. Aldra offers Tomoe rule over Hinomoto in exchange for her servitude, promising peace for Hinomoto if her sister is found. Tomoe rejects this offer, remaining loyal to her Empress. Nanael has mysteriously returned to Heaven. Reina and Listy finally fight. Reina fends off Listy's aggressive style, and eventually causes her to hesitate when she shows her the lucky coin she gave her. Reina scores a hit and Listy falls. Reina rushes to tend to her, and Listy temporarily breaks free from Aldra's control. Aldra's evil spirit then possesses Listy directly, however, and Listy begins strangling Reina. Reina is about to pass out when Melona appears in Aldra's throne room and coils up her body, shaking her control over Listy. Reina uses the opening to break free and eventually defeats Listy, shattering Aldra's control over her for good. Melona and Aldra fight, with Melona managing to dump what remains of the sacred milk on Aldra, weakening her, but Aldra manages to drive Melona off anyway. The final battle is set to begin: Reina vs Aldra.
12 Ambitions! Heiress to the Throne
"Taishi! Gyokuza o Tsugu Mono" (大志! 玉座を継ぐ者)
December 10, 2009 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Nanael makes her report to Heaven, where the Chief Angel determines that Aldra has made a pact with Delmora, a fallen angel. The final battle begins, with Aldra proving to have overwhelming power. She eventually kicks Reina in the neck, making her collapse. Listy appears at the arena and cheers Reina on, causing her to get back up. Reina shows that she has adopted many of her old foes' techniques: she hits Aldra with Claudette's lightning and Tomoe's kick. Just as Reina has the advantage, however, Aldra petrifies her. The crowd jeers, calling her a demon. Meanwhile, Rana has invaded the palace, trying to rescue his parents by himself. He is confronted by a Fang Assassin, but finds Airi's Scythe, which still contains some of Airi's spirit. He hurls the scythe at the Assassin, and Airi snags enough of the Assassin's vital force to reconstitute her self. Nanael overhears the struggle and arrives with more sacred milk, freeing Cattleya and Owen. Melona has been hiding in the palace, though now she is tiny. Menace is also freed. Aldra flies into a rage at the crowd's jeers and petrifies them all, except Claudette, Tomoe, and Listy. Even though Reina is petrified, her spirit causes everyone's weapons to glow: even those far away like Nowa and Echidna, showing the bonds she has formed with all of them. Nanael frees Reina with more sacred milk, and she counterattacks. Delmora convinces Aldra to remove the seals on his power. Reina defeats Aldra, but then Delmora emerges. It is revealed that Delmora separated Aldra from her sister so that she would despair and seek to use his power for revenge, so that he could get her body in return. Nyx sees that some of those petrified have been freed, and finally shows resolve of her own, to go free Funikura herself. Nanael pours more sacred milk on Delmora, then Claudette, Tomoe, and finally Reina attack, defeating him. Reina is victorious. Aldra matures to adulthood in an instant, since Delmora had given her eternal youth. Tomoe tells her that she can seek her sister in Hinomoto herself. Reina shall be the new Queen.

Season 3

The title third season is currently airing. Its title is Queens Blade: Utsukushiki Tōshi-tachi (クイーンズブレイド ~美しき闘士たち~). Season 3 as an OVA started airing in August 2010.

EP# Title Original airdate
1 Faith! Erina's Unshakable Bond
"Shingi! Erina Yuragi Naki Kizuna" (信義!エリナ揺るぎなき絆)
August 8, 2010 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Features Leina, Erina, and Echidna.
2 Longing! Alleyne's Thousand Year Separation
"Aiseki! Arein Sennen no Wakare" (愛惜!アレイン千年の別れ)
September 12, 2010 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Features Nowa, Alleyne, and Nyx.
3 Melancholy! Airi's Double Cross
"Yūutsu! Airi no Nishin" (憂鬱!アイリの二心)
October 10, 2010 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Features Airi and Melona, with side centering on Cattleya and Rana in the first half and Melpha, Aldra, Tomoe, and Nanael in the second half.
4 Revival! Menace's Royal Palace of Pleasure!
"" (再興!メナス愉悦の王宮)
November 14, 2010 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
Features Airi and Melona re-recruiting Menace.
5
"" (堕天!逸楽のナナエル)
December 12, 2010 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}
6
"" (奥義!差添いの逢魔が旅)
January 9, 2011 {{{FirstEngAirDate}}}

References

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  3. "Queen's Blade Anime Announced". Animekon. Retrieved 2009-07-04. 
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