Based on the Queen's Blade series of visual combat books, this action-packed anime series centers on the ferocious -- and often bloody -- tournament of women warriors held once every four years to determine who will become queen of the land. High-born Reina enters the contest despite her inexperience and is aided by veteran fighter Listy. They fend off dangerous beasts and treacherous opponents to reach their goal. Vol. 1 contains episodes 1-4.