>axe larger than her body
Wouldn't that be really awkward to use?
Fiction in general tends to be really bad about practical weapons and tactics. Just about the last thing on the director's mind is "Okay, I'm going to battle in the 1500s, and I need to pick some armor and a weapon. So, let's do some research and play out likely scenarios to pick a good set of equipment for the job. In battle, I'd need..." Their train of thought is more along the lines of "What's can I design that's going to look really fucking cool?"
In the case of anime, you can at least often point to superhuman strength, agility, durability, and skill, along with unknown materials and crafting techniques, though. Queen's Blade included. Why can't someone like Elina in a universe like Queen's Blade use a chain whip spear thingy that would be really fucking stupid IRL?
she has a big glove to hold it so she should be fine
It's not, though. There's been a few threads about the UN getting angry at them over it just recently, and Japan responds by shooting down their flimsy arguments.
Honestly, even in western countries, this is a grey area and is typically only enforced in the capacity of prompting police to search for the real thing. Both the court and the police definitely have better things to do with their time and money than go after people who jack off to a figment of someone's imagination.
It's not a crime in Japan to make a drawing of a naked girl and say that she's ten years old. It's only a crime in shitholes that have been eaten alive by the feminist narrative.
it's easier when you make the handle extensible
during the Utsukushiki Toushitachi ending you can see Ymir nude in about 1 second.
once in Rebellion ep 11 but only her backside and when Melona is impersonating Ymir.
she's nude in Rebellion special 4 but she and the other blonde loli bodies look way different, they probably didn't want to show them nude normally.
she does it herself
>hair seems to be two different hairstyles stacked on top of each other
>a costume that's very small and revealing on the torso and groin, but very bulky everywhere else; big sleeves, big pauldrons, big dress thingy
>spikes and random pieces of metal everywhere
Grimoire's designs are way too damn noisy.
Let's look at Nanael here for comparison. The main part of her costume, which plays the biggest part in defining her look, is just a white dress. The dress is short around the legs, and you get some nice shots of her crotch and ass if she moves around a bit. She has armored boots and socks up to a little over her knee, which aren't too flashy and give her some absolute territory. She has a gold leg bracelet, further drawing attention to her legs. Her hair is short and simple, and she wears a small hairpin for added cuteness. She has relatively large breasts, which stand out on her short, curvy body. She has wings, since she's an angel. She has big, wide eyes and a energetic demeanor, conveying her genki personality.
Sexy? Yeah, she's built for both short stack and leg/ass/crotch appeal.
Larger than life? Yeah, she's very cute and you can tell she holds some authority.
Expressive? Yeah, she looks like a real character.
Noisy character design? No.
Her design is fairly simple, without being plain in the least.
By comparison, the majority Grimoire's designs are the exact opposite: Too noisy to be sexy, relate to, or get drawn in by.
>But what about Melona?
Even her design isn't half as noisy as THAT. What is she wearing, really? A two-piece somewhat transparent top and skirt of sorts with a little heart clip, bunny ears, and some squeeky-looking shoes.