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Kick-Heart

Kick-Heart

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 26, 2013
Producers: Production I.G
Duration: 12 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 6.481 (scored by 2536 users)
Ranked: #48202
Popularity: #2767
Members: 4,173
Favorites: 3
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

Kick-Heart is a love story between Romeo, a successful pro-wrestler, and Juliet, a nun who lives a secret double-life as a female pro-wrestler. Romeo's secret is that he enjoys taking a beating in the ring, while Juliet feels invigorated when facing her opponents as a wrestler. When the two meet in the ring, the fireworks fly. Their story is set in the colorful backdrop of the professional wrestling world. Will Juliet reveal her true identity to the one she loves? Will Romeo be able to share his secret to the world?

(Source: Kickstarter)

Characters & Voice Actors

Juliet
Juliet
Main
Honda, Takako
Japanese
Honda, Takako
Maki, Romeo
Maki, Romeo
Main
Suzuki, Tatsuhisa
Japanese
Suzuki, Tatsuhisa
Devil Chicken
Devil Chicken
Supporting
Matsumoto, Shinobu
Japanese
Matsumoto, Shinobu
Father
Father
Supporting
Takagi, Wataru
Japanese
Takagi, Wataru

Staff

Leach, Justin
Producer
Yuasa, Masaaki
Director, Key Animation
Choi, Eun-Young
Key Animation, Assistant Animation Director
Mihara, Michio
Character Design



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Jul 11, 2013
opernlied
Pain and pleasure. They are two sensory feelings that are central to the experience of living as a human being. Although they are typically distinct from one another, it is certainly something else when the two feelings merge: something that may seem strange to some, enticing to others, or perhaps strangely enticing to the rest.

Masaaki Yuasa, the acclaimed director of titles such as Mind Game and Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei, drew the idea for the main theme of Kick-Heart from this concept of pain and pleasure. He watched a French man getting tortured, and then amused himself at the thought of what it would be read more
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Sep 3, 2013
Lainsbearsuit
With a total of one episode at approximately 12 minutes long, this show is more than worth the time you will put into it. Do you like professional masked wrestling? Do you like characters with secret identities? Do you like S&M? Well, you should still give this show a try.

This show (or episode I should say) actually manages a plot in its short run-time. I've personally seen shows that can go six episodes without developing anything plot-wise, so seeing a show with an extremely brief story, that still makes itself humorous and interesting, was very refreshing.

The animation quality is good, and it fits read more
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Recommendations

The art style looks similar and the weird way the show is presented comes quite close to Mind Game.
Colorfully lewd but also surprisingly sweet. Behold the scenes with trippy colors and bask in the glory of the terrible mixed with the sublime.

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Recent News

Production I.G & Masaaki Yuasa Raise Funds for Kick-Heart Short Film ( 1 2 3 4 5 )
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90 replies by Mamimii »»
11-11-12, 6:45 PM

Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Kick-Heart Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 3 )
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57 replies by mayukachan »»
12-05-13, 7:59 PM

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