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Japanese: ヘヴィ


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 14, 1990
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Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, SportsSports
Theme: Combat SportsCombat Sports
Duration: 52 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 5.771 (scored by 247247 users)
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Ranked: #98232
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Popularity: #12836
Members: 933
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Gai, a karate expert in the New York slum, is trained to be a boxing champion by a cancer-strucken doctor and a transvestite suffering from AIDS. Based on the manga by Motoka Murakami.


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Ishiguro, Noboru
Director, 2nd Key Animation
Murakami, Motoka
Original Creator
Oumi, Gorou
Masuda, Chieko
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Jan 31, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Sometimes, you go into an anime knowing it’s a classic. Sometimes, you accidentally stumble upon buried treasure. Heavy from 1990 is solid gold that has somehow been buried until now. The hero of our story is Noburo Ishiguro, best known for directing Legend of the Galactic Heroes. In 1990, he took some time off from directing LotGH and decided to direct one of the greatest “so bad it’s good” anime I’ve ever seen! Heavy is basically Ashita no Joe meets Mad Bull 34 and I loved every minute of it!

Our story starts in New York City, where a great boxing coach has been diagnosed with ...
Apr 6, 2020
A very interesting and yet unknown Ova from the early 90s, the designs were made by the same guy who do the "Bounty Hunter" Ova, so it really haves a good looking style. Story is kind of basic "underdog goes for the top" type, but it really has is own ideas, specially depicting the ghettos or bad neighborhoods from that era, and the sort of hard life that people have back then, you know the tale: prostitutes, drunks, extreme poverty and boxing as this sort of chance to make out a leaving, more than a sport.

What it surprise me the most was how this ...

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Poll: Heavy Episode 1 Discussion
Audinga23 - Oct 21, 2020
1 repliesby MoesianThracian»»
Jan 1, 1:33 AM
Heavy (1990)
AnimeDestroyedMe - Apr 13, 2016
2 repliesby MoesianThracian»»
Jan 1, 1:31 AM
It’s time to ditch the text file.
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