Ranked #4558


Alternative Titles

English: Ikki Tousen
Synonyms: Ikki-Tosen: Legendary Fighter, Battle Vixens
Japanese: 一騎当千


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 30, 2003 to Oct 22, 2003
Premiered: Summer 2003
Broadcast: Unknown
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 6.651 (scored by 40,765 users)
Ranked: #45582
Popularity: #551
Members: 79,095
Favorites: 329
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.


Seven schools are constantly 'at war' with each other, and the students within - both male and female - have become skilled fighters and constantly battle with rival schools. Their lives and fates are guided by strange jewels that contain the spirits and destinies of warriors from the Sangokushi period. One girl, Sonsaku Hakufu, has recently moved to Japan and is apparently destined to unite the schools as her counterpart united seven countries long ago. But, like all heroes, there is a darker side to her fate, and as always there is a constant struggle by those around her to break the chains of their own destinies and make their own lives.

(Source: ANN)


No background information has been added to this title. Help improve our database by adding background information here.

Promotional Videos

Related Anime

Characters & Voice Actors

Ryomou, Shimei
Ryomou, Shimei
Kaida, Yuuko
Kaida, Yuuko
Sonsaku, Hakufu
Sonsaku, Hakufu
Asano, Masumi
Asano, Masumi
Shuuyu, Koukin
Shuuyu, Koukin
Hino, Satoshi
Hino, Satoshi
Genpou, Saji
Genpou, Saji
Morikubo, Showtaro
Morikubo, Showtaro


Watanabe, Takashi
Watanabe, Takashi
Director, Storyboard
Yoshioka, Takao
Yoshioka, Takao
Hashimoto, Masakazu
Hashimoto, Masakazu
Theme Song Performance

More episodes Episodes(0/13)

No episode information has been added to this title. Help improve our database by adding episode information here.

Opening Theme

"Drivin' through the Night" by move

Ending Theme

"Let me be with You" by Shela

Write a review | More reviewsReviews

Jun 21, 2008
Ikkitousen is loosely based on the infamous Chinese novel, Romance of the Three Kingdoms which is set around 200 AD. As a person who knows quite a bit of the history during that period, I find easy to understand the relationships between characters and what the anime is trying to bring out. But I must admit it will be quite difficult for an average person with no background to try to understand what is going on in the story.

So before any further rating of the show, I would like to give a bit of advice to those who plan to watch this. IF YOU read more
I found this review Helpful
May 24, 2008
Ikkitousen is by no means a good anime. Though, that's not to say that it wasn't rather enjoyable, and I must admit that I was surprised that I was able to finish it, and still feel a sliver of satisfaction after watching it. There were many things that could have been done much better-- that would have made this a better series-- but if you leave your expectations and occasionally your sense of decency behind, this is not a terrible watch.

Story: A good concept gone to waste most of the time, and slightly silly to boot. A plot lightly touching on pre-destination and the read more
I found this review Helpful
Feb 4, 2007
When I read the official review of Ikkitousen, I told myself: "Yea! Another Tenjou Tenge. Some arse kicking fights!" But I was so horribly wrong!!

There is NOTHING great about the series. The characters fight for no reason. They fight like bersekers without using their minds, breaking each other for no reason, then will ally afterwards, then fight each other again, and use insanely powerful blows on each other, but still manage to come out alive. Dreadful!

Regarding character development, there is nothing great again here. The main girl lead is just a battle-addict-crazy. She is accompanied by another girly man who appears to fight like a read more
I found this review Helpful
May 27, 2008
Ikkitousen: A poor attempt at action, or a drivel of goo at your shoes?

Ikkitousen is not your regular anime, as it masterfully and elegantly sets itself apart from others by being as unoriginal as it can be. Not a common sight in the world of anime today you might conclude and nod, and most everyone can only but concur. Indeed, it is so awful for its genre that even animes that reek of incompetence and utter failure, laugh and triumphantly raise their arms in victory, when compared to this piece of cancer in your lung.

It might not kill you, true, but then again, it read more
I found this review Helpful


Anime: Tenjou Tenge
Ikkitousen is the same genre of anime as Tenjou Tenge. They both are heavily based on the martial arts and ecchi genre with a bit of the superpower genre tossed in as well. Although Ikkitousen has more ecchi and a proper ending. 
reportRecommended by zanmato666
Anime: Freezing
- Ecchi
- Teenagers fighting
- Maidos!
- War between students 
reportRecommended by DJackerick
Anime: Sekirei
Really Hot, Well endowed Girls. Beating the crap out of each other. Need I say more? 
reportRecommended by EcchiEcho
Anime: Queen's Blade: Rurou no Senshi
They are both filled with ecchi big boob females who fight one another. Fighters in both series have powers they posses.  
reportRecommended by spineslayer
Anime: Koihime†Musou
Similar on the fact that the names have to do with the other and some of the fight scenes are similar and is a Historical anime 
reportRecommended by Valeria-chan
Anime: Hyakka Ryouran: Samurai Girls
Seems to have the same backstory. Ikkitousen uses the Romance of the three kingdom, while Samurai Girls uses the Sengoku period of Japan. Also plenty of Fan service in both. 
reportRecommended by komic

Recent News

'Ikkitousen' to Continue in 2014

According to an announcement made on the official website on Saturday, the Ikkitousen franchise will be continued this year and not be brought to an end. It is unkno...read more

Recent Forum Discussion

I hated Ikkitousen (Battle Vixens)
R3DArrow - May 10, 2015
2 replies by TheBigGuy »»
Jan 5, 7:23 PM
Poll: Ikkitousen Episode 13 Discussion
Ranivus - Jun 16, 2008
19 replies by AllenVonStein »»
Dec 8, 2015 6:50 PM