Like Queen’s Blade: Spiral Chaos, its PSP successor, Queen’s Gate also has an armour damage system. Opponents can do damage to armour in five areas: the head, arms, chest, hips and legs.
Destroying armour in any of these areas will activate a close-up scene of your female fighter’s armour breaking. Once your armour is broken, both the portrait on the status screen and the super-deformed ingame sprites will reflect the change as well.
We try to keep things more or less clean around here, but if you’re looking for the more sultry pics of the armour destruction in Queen’s Gate, head over to Dengeki’s write-up on the game.