English: Master of Martial Hearts
Synonyms: Zettai Shogeki
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 29, 2008 to Feb 25, 2009
Duration: 30 min. per episode
Rating: R+ - Mild NudityL represents licensing company
Score: 5.301 (scored by 2965 users)
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2 based on the top anime page.
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Apr 3, 2009
The story had a rather plain and unoriginal plot revolving around a gem that would grant the user any wish she chooses, however, it comes at the price of requiring them to fight for the gem and if they lose the fight, they would go into the "dark realm." The dark realm is never really explained and once you get to the end of the series you understand why. Now, as I was saying, I started off semi-enjoying this anime until it got halfway through the last episode. Out of nowhere it had more twists than an M. Night Shyamalan movie and like the new M. Night Shyamalan movies, the twists sucked and made no sense.
As another reviewer said, the main character's sole drive of continuing on this battle for the Platonic Heart is to save a "friend" that she only met a day prior. I don't know about you but I wouldn't put my life on the line for someone I just met and have no attachment to. Now, the other characters that you meet are plain and you have no interest or feeling towards them what-so-ever. Everything about this anime screams mediocre, from the art style to the characters and most importantly the story. It seemed like whoever penned the story liked the idea behind Sekirei and wanted their own version of it, yet they failed horribly.
I cannot express my frustration with how this anime ended anymore without giving it away. So I recommend anyone that is interested in this anime and feels the need to watch it, to possibly stop halfway through the last episode. You'll certainly be saving yourself a headache in the end. Overall: 3/10 read more
Aug 27, 2010
yeah, that about covers it. Anyway, for those who want more information... It's a 5 ep ova about a girl that becomes involved in a fighting tournament with only girls. Clothes explode with any punch or kick like Ikkutusen. Sounds hot, but the animation is so plain and ugly looking (looks like something late 90's or something when digital animation was just being practiced). Completely uninteresting characters, and a final episode that is so WTF why did they go there. Complete waste of time, you might laugh a bit at first, but that is only good for an episode or two. I think maybe copious amounts of alchohol might make it more watchable, but I think that won't help with the last episode and ending read more
Jun 12, 2011
I finished this series and I have to say that i was pretty disappointed. i understand that it's a 5 episode series, but this one dropped the ball and has no intention of trying to pick it up. I thought it was good at first; however, the series lead up to the biggest WTF twist of an ending i have personally seen in an anime so far. Basically, through out the series, it was one fight after another with plenty of fan service and somewhat of an attempt to throw in slice of life scenarios. Other than that, there really wasn't too much to it in terms of plot, characters and story.
That being said, if you are someone who doesn't care too much for those specific areas, then don't be surprised if it turns out to disappoint you, because it most likely will. read more
Sep 2, 2010
Story: The plot revolves around Aya Iseshima, a high school junior, who is dragged into a “Martial Hearts” tournament one day. Yes, by dragged, I mean Aya pretty much has to participate in a life-or-death situation since she justifies her use of martial arts as self-defense. Aya has to battle other very stereotypically dressed anime girls to obtain this martial heart capable of granting any wish. The initial story should be familiar to almost everyone who has seen anime like Fate/Stay Night. Since the anime revolves around Aya’s perspective most of the time, many technical details are left out in the beginning, such as who sponsors the event or why only females have to fight it out like this. This is suppose to be intentional, since it is meant to keep you in suspense about the real backstory. However, this simplifies a lot of procedures and can make the anime very predictable in the beginning. If you’re the kind of person who likes to take things at face value, you’ll probably find the story uninteresting at first.
Now, a big problem comes with the anime’s direction. On the surface, the anime seems to appeal to guys who enjoy watching women’s clothes ripping off during fight scenes; in other words, expect a lot of unnecessary fan service. However, the actual fight scenes are often brief, spanning only a few minutes at best in an episode. A large portion of the anime is spent on the drama and transition events, such as Aya lamenting over the consequences of her actions or trying to find out why her opponent has to fight. In general, this may confuse viewers because they don’t really know whether to treat the anime as more serious or comical, especially with the stereotypical costumes and battle moves during the fights. It’s like the anime staff wants you to like all this fan service but still feel guilty about it as a morally responsible human being. Thus, it’s best to leave this anime alone if you don’t enjoy the drama that comes along with the action.
This anime also has the issue of length. Spanning only 5 episodes, the story really doesn’t allow much time for multiple character developments. You’re expected to know how each character is related when they are first introduced, and the story pretty much goes from there. Therefore, you might have a hard time sympathizing with some of the characters, especially when it comes to situations when you're clearly suppose to feel sorry for them. For example, you're suppose to believe that Aya's friendship with a character you meet in the first episode is reason enough for her to risk her life. If you can’t come to like any of the characters, that makes appreciating the drama in this anime rather difficult and the show overall. Things might have been more clear if the anime was extended so proper character introductions could be made and the fight scenes given more detail. It just often seems unrealistic when the staff spends so much time emphasizing how important each contestant feels about winning and yet each fighter gets beaten in a few punches.
In addition, the length of the series makes episode 5 a bit hard to swallow for most viewers. I had to watch the episode more than once to fully grasp its meaning. The last episode is like a response to people who have come to view anime like this one as unoriginal and predictable. However, the lack of transition states from the series length can make the ending appear rather distorted to viewers, which is understandable. I could tell that the staff members were at least making an attempt to make the plot seem simple at first but gradually grow more complicated. The only advice I can really give for this factor is to pace yourself when watching the anime to minimize information overload.
Art: In my opinion, this is probably the weakest category in this anime. The art style is your usual pretty girl look, and the female bodies are given a mature appearance to enhance the appeal of the many boob and panty shots. Seeing as how this anime is based off of a visual novel, you would expect the art to be gorgeous, but this is sadly not the case. There was obviously a budget issue. For one thing, the characters hardly look the way they are portrayed on the cover advertisements for this anime. I’m not sure why they even have such a discrepancy.
Furthermore, the animation is often very limited. You’ll often see only a few frames associated with individual facial expressions and movements. Some of the scenes were quite ridiculous, like the flight attendant’s handbag assault in episode 1. The bag was clearly heavy enough to dent a solid wall, yet the woman suffered no recoil. This obviously violates conservation of momentum and demonstrates how the staff lacked an understanding of fundamental physics. But I suppose this is anime humor in its own right. Other fight scenes tend to look rather jerky and fake, and female bodies are sometimes shown out of proportion when the camera angle shifts. At the very least, special effects like explosions, rain, and obstacles are inserted in the right places. If you’re a fan of realistic animation, this may not be the right anime to find it.
Sound: There’s nothing too radical in the sound and music department for this anime. The opening is upbeat and cheerful to fit the action genre of the series, while the ending is more melancholic to fit the drama category of the show. The OP can get annoying somewhat, but you can always skip it at will. Music of the proper mood is thankfully inserted during important scenes of the anime, although they can get slightly repetitive. Most of it, once again, is used to enhance the drama that is centered around Aya.
Character: There’s pretty much a large variety of stereotypical female characters you would find in a ecchi anime, like the shrine maiden, nurse, and police officer. The characters certainly act like the way they should in those uniforms, which tends to add some comic relief because it’s just plain hilarious to see people out of context like that duke it out. Besides the costumes’ intent for fan service, it also seems like an easy attempt from the staff to try to differentiate characters in order to make them more memorable. This is reasonable because there's really little time for development in these other characters, so you pretty much have to stick with what you see on the surface here.
Aya seems like the only one whose background was explored in-depth somewhat, although this isn’t a surprise since the story revolves mainly around her. You’re often forced to interpret her past through brief flashbacks and subtle gestures she takes towards certain events, at least before the final episode. One thing I like about her was her humanistic reactions to her situations, like how the Martial Heart tournament sounded really ridiculous at first or how there would be consequences for others if she continued fighting. If you’re not interested in protective, resolute, or naïve characters, the mediocre action scenes certainly won’t make up for it.
Enjoyment: To get the most out of this anime, you pretty much have to appreciate both the hilariously bad fight scenes and the emo drama scenes. It’s not something most people can do for this anime, especially since this series is so compressed. You’ll just have to keep an open mind and try to place yourself in Aya's shoes, particularly as the series progresses. For many of the poor aspects discussed, it might be a good idea to treat them as more amusement from the anime.
Overall: I actually enjoyed this anime since I was able to bring myself to like the drama that was centered around Aya, even though such a story element is kind of overused by now. The action scenes weren’t particularly the best, but they were still rather funny from being random and out of place at times. I especially liked the plot twist towards the end even if it was a bit rushed. For those of you interested in watching, pace yourself and try not to focus solely on the comical fan-service part of the anime if you want to get something out of it.
Aug 3, 2010
Makes a great drinking game, and way to kill a very very slow Monday night.
Mar 7, 2012
Yeah, so if you plan to watch this one just hit the eject button on that brain of yours, send it out to clean or something and use that in between time to watch shows like this.
What is Master of Martial Hearts about?
It's about the the world of Martial Hearts. What the heck is it? A fighting contest/tournament that one enters which has the prize of a gem that can grant the winner her one and only wish.
The main leads are friends Aya and Natsume who happen to stumbled into the Martial Hearts world by mistake when walking into a fight in progress between a priestess named Miko and a flight attendant. After saving and hearing Miko’s story and the learning about how the tournament is and a few happenings in between they decide to join.
Who will come out victorious?….dah duh dum, wow no one will ever contract me to do soundtracks lol
Requirement to be recruited in the Martial Heart:
-Have knowledge of the martial arts. Which just so happens ALL the girls in this one have. Love it when that happens.
-Be a girl, which is just code for have boobs you don't mind being displayed to the world. And wear tornable (should be a word, clothes that can be easily torn, or made of foam) clothes.
-Have a wish that seems impossible and you want it to come true
-A cell phone, so that they can text you with the contest information
-Appear half naked at impromptu times throughout the day while fighting another female.
How it works when you‘re in?.. It’s not that easy, there are rules people!
They supply you with the money necessary to get ready and you start battling your way up the pyramid. If you end up being the winner you will receive the gem.
-But I thought you said it wasn’t that easy?
-Don’t blame me I don’t make the rules. Anyway you have to fight girls in really skimpy outfits. Maybe it makes you uncomfortable…
This contest isn’t for the faint hearted and boys can’t participate. I guess in this anime world boys have no hearts, sorry guys there’s always a next time. Don’t worry I feel insulted for you. But to be fair the fan service is ALL for you.
Actually even above all that it wasn't soooo bad. More annoying with than anything, and for a fairly short show that’s saying something.
For instance, every time (EVERY TIME) they hit, punch scratch their opponent their clothes magically shred leaving them in their underwear or naked, all I can do is call forth the 14 year old dude inside all of us and he'll say, "Boobies!" Fine he probably won't say it, but he'll think it. For those wondering, no, I don’t even take myself seriously sometimes. And with anime like these, that’s a silver lining.
As for the soundtrack and animation. Nothing stood out and the animation is rather plain. It’s not a new anime therefore it’s actually pretty ordinary in character design and color as a whole. No major flaws that I could see but I'll be honest I dozed off a lot of times. No worries when I came back five minutes later I still understood the plot, so no harm done.
The ending is where you get a feel for the main characters and you see they have some depths. It's a shame it's only for 10 minutes and you don't really care at this point.
Which honestly I just didn’t see throughout the show to begin with. Well maybe in a few instances but they get stripped away by battle scenes, pun intended. It’s also at the end where you see the perverseness behind the show, I mean it’s there (duh, the ecchiness?) but it shows you more in the end.
They tried to stuff us with useless plot lines and complicate the story to make it more interesting when if you really stayed and watched until the last second it was probably because you (as I was) were wondering if the "gem" was a symbol for anything but gem. Maybe that's just me cause seriously this was a piece of work... yeah let's go with "work."
What does Aya want as her wish? Watch and find out, why should I suffer alone….
Nov 6, 2011
I'll first start off by stating I watched this expecting a whole lot of ass-kicking babes, with a lot of fan service, which is exactly what I got. But here's the kicker..
General premise of the series is about a girl named Aya Iseshima and her best friend Natsume Honma, and their (well Aya's anyway) inclusion in a fighting tournament called the Platonic Heart, a tournament where female fighters compete for the grand prize of the Platonic Heart, a jewel that can grant any wish to the winner of the tournament.
I admit I was kind of enjoying this particular little anime, for a little while.
While the story lacks any true construct, it makes up for it's brilliant fight scenes.. But then again, a story can only go so far, when after all, it is about buxom babes fighting each other with plenty of ecchi to boot.
Now I have to say that the art style is actually pretty good. Watching our heroine beating the living daylights out of her opponents is a crisp, and rewarding thing to watch, and I love the fact the fact their clothes literally explode when a blow has been landed hehe.. Alas though, that's just about the only good thing I can say about this..
The soundtrack or BGM, is rather forgettable, nothing really struck me as brilliant, I can say is that I don't particularly like the opening theme. As for the ending theme, well.. It's forgettable! (Haha, oh well, I tried)
I really found myself liking our heroine Aya Iseshima, she has a knack for kicking some ass so.. Elegantly, which is pretty fun to watch! Aside from Aya, and her best friend, the rest of the characters hardly have any real development, they are just there for their respective episode, and we'd be lucky if we'd hear or see from them again.. Like I remember seeing one character with only 1 minute of screen time during the entirety of the show! She didn't have it good at all, ahh well, a lot of characters are indeed left with something to be desired, go figure. Afterall this is a show about expendable characters.
Like I said, there are parts where I liked, but for everything I liked, there about a dozen things I didn't.. There are characters we only see for a brief period of time, sometimes see them once, and never again. Soundtrack is relatively forgettable, and that awful opening theme I just don't care for in the slightest. Story is nothing spectacular, just your standard fighting tournament with Femme Fatale's fighting and tearing apart their clothes.
This is something that was truly something to behold...
Well I guess if you're looking for a show with little plot, but plenty of fan-service action girls, then this is a show you may like, just don't go into it thinking you'll get anything other than that. Being said, the only thing I like is the main lead character Aya Iseshima (The only character with development), and her fight scenes. In conclusion, Zettai Shougeki: Platonic Heart is just your fan-service fix for the weekend. read more
Dec 27, 2008
Character ? Basic. The two long years friends, and one of them is secretly in love with a gentlemen, beautiful men. When she see him, she always blush and dont know what to say (That's somehow already seen ... no ?)
This one is one more poor fan service ecchi anime, like ikkitousen, the girls are always getting naked because of the hits ... or the wind.
The drawing are very poor (check espacialy the legs and breasts) ...
I dont know what to say instead of : don't waste your time, if you like the animes with a good story and art, this one is poor.
Maybe, if you want to see naked girl, you'll like. read more
Oct 7, 2012
*Please stand by as we are having technical issues*
You know, you would think to this point that I would be desensitized at how much fan service the animators put into these shows but I end up feeling still grossed out to how much they do place. You don’t need a breast and tant shot every five seconds for it to catch someone’s attention, nor do you need female characters that are stressed that they may be more then just friends. The forcefulness of the girls being friends makes me feel a bit unwell and makes the script that much harder to listen to (Before anyone asks, I did watch the English version). Every character in this show seems ether perverted or a mental case.
The first girl they meet in this fighting match is a woman named Miko… a priestess… I shit you not, that’s her damn name. For those of you who don’t know Japanese, Miko is the name of a Japanese priestess. The word means pristest so therefore… SHE DOESN’T HAVE A NAME! Not only that, but she is in the fight because of a rather stupid wish, not that wanting to make friends is stupid… just fighting people in order to get a jewel that will grant that wish just so you can have a friend is stupid. She ends up making friends anyway with Aya and Natsume anyway even though she doesn’t get the jewel so what the hell is the reason she needs it?
So I got a question for you, when you fight someone, do you start kicking when you are about a foot away from the other person or do you kick when you are farther away? Well in the first episode, Aya actually kicks when she isn’t even close to her enemy and then stands in the way while she’s getting attacked. I don’t think the fighting animation works like that. A lot of the fighting looks half assed or done with a lot of speed lines and cheesy backgrounds. Another small thing about the battles I should mention, HOW ARE THEY SECRET? Half the time, they destroy everything around them anyway so how can they even think that that would be a secret?
And they didn’t have to place all of the little love problems Aya has in there as well. She is always giving the love lust eyes at Natsume’s brother even though she thinks she knows a dark secret. We feel nothing for this little love problem because we get no idea of who this boy is. We don’t even get a chance to feel for Aya herself so what makes the writers think we would have time to feel for the brother?
The ending really doesn’t work right. The ending is so demented that it just doesn’t feel right. It’s like they pulled it out of their butt because they had no other idea how to end the series.
The art is well… up to par with most hentai I think, and it really should be hentai for how much bare boob and pantie-d taint they show in it. I also wish they would pick a size for the breasts too, Aya seems to gain and lose boob mass whenever the artists seem fit. And what is the obsession with clothing being the look of wet paper towels getting ripped from a person’s body? I know I am a girl but I do know what is sexy and what isn’t on a women and this… this really isn’t. That and the strange breast transformation from large to tiny in two shots. Many bits are just looped and it’s rather bad. I would not watch this for the animation at all. The eating animation they have in the beginning of the series actually is very unattractive and makes me wonder what women in their right mind would even eat like how Miko was doing.
The opening it actually pretty good though the girl screaming in some parts makes me cring. I actually liked the upbeat way they did the song and it does show this will be a rather action packed show. The script for English is rather bad, and though it does ‘sort of’ get better, it still feels like it could have been done much better, it would have at least added something to this little piece of… um… ya. The script starts out stupid and pretty much remains that way throughout. The tone of the voices are better then the script but again, not much. Natsume comes off sounding like a whinny school child and Aya doesn’t sound much better when she gets down to the actual thinking.
They had an ok idea for a show, but in the end, they really massed it up with the script and the artwork.
Apr 10, 2011
Jun 27, 2009
Story: well as you can already tell by the synopsis this is pretty bad.
Art: nothing special. generic anime women, unimpressive backgrounds, horrible animations for mouths and pretty much any movement in general.
Sound: AWESOME just joking.... this is dreadful. the opening song itself made me want to stop watching. no good sound effects, just random noise...
Characters: there isnt a whole lot of information about each character
Enjoyment: nothing.... being a 5 episode ecchi ova, i guess i came into it with a pre-convieved notion that i would get a couple of chuckles and maybe enjoy a few scenes, nothing much but at least something.... nope not happening with this series... it seems so emotionless, and just as a heads up... if ur watching this just for the breast shots, you should stop and watch something else... its just not worth sitting through this
Overall: dreadful read more
May 23, 2012
This Girl called Aya has to participate in a tournament to win the Patonic Heart (AKA, Martial Heart), which has the power to grant any wish, as long as you're a girl. She is fighting to save Miko, a girl in a priestess get-up that she met one day earlier. I don't think I would try to save someone by entering a fighting tournament. Personally I'd call the cops and let them handle things, but I'm just a guy who spends his spare time watching anime, reading manga, and reviewing said anime/manga, so what do I know? Aya has to fight and defeat 5 girls with her epic martial arts skills. So yeah, this has been done before in shows like Sekirei and Ikkutusen. Well, besides the ending anyway. Like I said earlier, we'll get to it later.
Most of the characters are ecchi stereotypes that get no real development, apart from the main lead Aya, who does get some amount of development through the course of this OVA. That doesn't mean she stands out as a great character. None of these characters are really all that memorable. To be fair though, this is a 5 episode OVA series, so they would have to work a lot harder to develop their characters properly. That being said, I think they could have done it a little bit better. Since they aren't that well developed, it's hard to develop any sort of sympathy for the characters, and this really comes to light during the climax of the final episode. Most of the villains are just stock that appear for one episode for Aya to defeat in the tournament. I can't even talk about all the villains because that would spoil the ending too. I know, I'm bringing up the ending a lot, but it has such a huge impact that I can't help but continually mention it.
It's alright I suppose, but for an ecchi show that throws most of its money at making the characters look as good as possible, it's lackluster at best. The animation is average, the fight scenes are slow and clunky, and the artwork has this shiny, cheerful look about it that isn't all that appealing. Oh, and this is one of those shows where clothes are made from paper and can break apart with one punch. You know what's funny? In Claymore, most of the main characters and girls with swords that go around fighting monsters (and occasionally each-other), and yet somehow their clothes get less messed up then in Patonic Hearts, where one punch can cause your clothes to just get torn to pieces. This is common in a lot of ecchi anime though. I've gotten used to it, but I wish that the clothes would at least come off from some sort of special attack, not a simple punch or kick.
The voice acting for the Japanese dub is just average for me. The English voice actors put a lot of effort into it though, more then this turd deserves. The music is mediocre at best, and that opening is very, very annoying.
So this was a standard ecchi anime for me at first. Like I mentioned before, I've seen this kind of thing before, although it was not as good as the others. Still, it was a harmless, predictable show. And then the ending happened and.... well.... how do I put this? Okay, you know what Fairy Tail is about right? It's about this girl who joins a magic guild and they have a bunch of adventures and beat the bad guys with the power of friendship and whatnot. The main bad guys at this point is a bunch of "dark guilds" that are no longer a part of the normal guild system that Fairy Tail was a part of. Now imagine if at the very end of the series, Fairy Tail defeated the final dark guild, it was revealed that the dark guilds were actually good and were trying to destroy the normal guilds because the normal guilds wanted to enslave the Earth. Fairy Tail would then show its real colors and take over the world, and then they do horrible, unspeakable things to the main heroin who joined the guild at the beginning of the series. The climax of the final episode of Platonic Hearts is like that. The ending is a dark twist that comes the hell out of nowhere. And contrary to what some people believe, a dark twist doesn't automatically make an anime better. These kind of things are definitely more memorable then the typical happy ending that you see so often, but a twist like that has to make sense in context. The way this one is presented seems needlessly cruel to me, especially considering the tone of the anime until that final episode.
A standard Echhi tournament OVA with a rather needlessly-cruel twist ending. I recommend staying away from this one.
Sep 19, 2011
Art: The art is okay. It's not as smooth and fluent as some of the anime we have around, so it's seems a bit low budget.
Sound: It might have been where i got it from but it was a bit choppy at times.
Characters: Generic as S***
Enjoyment: I didn't even enjoy this with the fan service in it.
Overall: i'll give it a 5, just because they got it made. It's not something i'd suggest to anyone, for that fact, completely avoid this show if you can. Tell your friends not to watch it, let's just forget that this show even existed for that matter. read more
Jul 18, 2011
Objectively this is what you get: fan service in abundance during the fights and a long term plot line that links the episodes and keep the suspence on.
Personally I heve seen some ecchi flicks like Ah My Buddha and they usually consist only of fan service and NOTHING else which gets boring in the long run and waste people's time. In fact I found this one pleasant to watch and it was compelling enough to urge me to finish it. read more
Sep 3, 2010
queens blade is its step mom.
also best watched dubbed, srsly you GOTTA watch this dub. best.dialogue.evar.
Mar 31, 2011
Starts out with a decent plot. Really if you want to enjoy this only watch the 1st 4 episodes and if you want to see the ending of the tournmant watch the 1st 15 minutes of the 5th.
Personally I liked the art since it reminded me of my early days of watching anime like when I was 6-8. Compared to art styles of today it is not good by any stretch.
The sound wasn't anything amzing so don't get your hopes up
Since there was only one main character (who had very little developement) and many side characters who were important to the plot (who had no developement or just dumb development) I say there aren't any characters who would make most people favorites.
Again I will say I actually gave this anime a 7 until the last episode. You see the rating I gave it now. I DID like the anime at 1st
This was a dissapointment and a waste of time watching but try it out you might enjoy it more than i did. read more
Aug 30, 2010
The story isn't that bad,but it wasn't one of the best story's I've seen.I think the story is original,i haven't seen such kind of story before O.O
The art is nice,i really liked the uniforms,i really agree that the legs weren't that good,but i really like the character design
I really liked the opening song,i was singing it in my mind all day after hearing it 8D
The characters weren't something special,for that kind of story
I really liked the anime,expect the bad end -_- It was really enjoyable ^^ Even thought I'm a girl i really started to like this kind of animes and now I'm planing of watching Ikkitousen,hope it's good :DDDD
I think the anime was good =] read more
May 21, 2012
In terms of presentation, Master of Martial Hearts is below par in visual quality for an OAV series as it looked to be on par with a TV anime. Scenery and character designs are on the plain side in terms of quality, though battle scenes are not well animated with a number of apparent shortcuts and a decent number of occasions where the bust sizes of female characters are inconsistent. The soundtrack to the series is nothing special, though the OP song to the series tends to be a bit on the obnoxious side.
Master of Martial Hearts isn't a series I can find myself recommending to anybody unless you are part of the title's intended audience. Being unoriginal, its plot being a convenient excuse for its ecchi material, having subpar animation for an OAV title and a questionable way in which it resolves its plot, it's no wonder there are many folks who find this to be one of anime's most recent duds. read more
Aug 24, 2010
Story: Gotta admit, nice twist. So: 8/10.
Art: Lacking throughout the entire series. Unproportionate breasts, awkward eye shapes, the works. 6/10.
Sound: Alright soundtrack, but they should've used it more. 7/10.
Characters: No CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT but a nice array of females. 7/10.
Enjoyment: Pre-final episode: 8/10. Post-final episode: 6/10.
This is definately for people that not only like Ikki Tousen, but maybe Yu Yu Hakusho and RIN as well. read more