With American comics and animation you’ve got Vampirella, Lady Death, Heavy Metal, and Witchblade.
With Japanese manga and anime you’ve got Ikkitousen, Queen’s Blade, Grenadier, …and Witchblade.
All of these titles and more center around buxom ladies kicking ass and taking names but always being just on the other side of emasculating so that we as guys can picture them in our fantasies, if that’s the sort of thing we’re into.
I can throw around all sorts of descriptive terms, like fanservice, cheesecake, girls in metal bikinis, girl power, but is there a specific name for this genre?
If not, I propose a few.
“Action Cleavage Boobs Fest”
Or perhaps, as one friend suggested, “Softcore.”