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Kick-Heart


Alternative Titles

Japanese: KICK-HEART

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 26, 2013
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Unknown
Genres: Sports, Comedy, Romance
Duration: 12 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 6.331 (scored by 6,159 users)
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Ranked: #64452
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3684
Members: 11,178
Favorites: 12
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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)

Background

Kick-Heart was funded through a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2012.

Characters & Voice Actors

Boss
Supporting
Kanuka, Mitsuaki
Japanese
Vacuum Fat
Supporting
Satou, Miyuki
Japanese
Father
Supporting
Takagi, Wataru
Japanese

Staff

Leach, Justin
Producer
Yuasa, Masaaki
Director, Key Animation
Epcar, Richard
ADR Director
Choi, Eunyoung
Key Animation, Assistant Animation Director


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More reviewsReviews

Jul 11, 2013
opernlied (All reviews)
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
Aug 23, 2018
literaturenerd (All reviews)
Overview:

Masaaki Yuasa has a reputation on MAL SO high that it's actually difficult to find parallels. Old school, film snob magazines like Sights and Sounds will talk about François Truffaut, Federico Fellini, Andrei Tarkovsky, Ingmar Bergman, and Jean-Luc Godard in the same way that MAL and 4chan talk about Yuasa. That should give you a hint of just how highly he's regarded among part of anime community. However, there is ONE Yuasa anime that nobody talks about. The one black mark on his record that MAL apparently hates. Kick Heart is that anime!

Plot:

Kick Heart is a 12 minute, psychedelic romp about a masochistic luchador who read more
Sep 3, 2013
Lainsbearsuit (All reviews)
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
Jul 11, 2018
megafat (All reviews)
Japan can come up with some weird and wonderful things. This is a country where people can pre-order their Christmas dinner months in advance from KFC, have hotels with rooms that are slightly larger than coffins, and have mascots for literally everything, such as bottled water, train lines, and even prisons. And it's not like the west doesn't have it's fair share of weirdness either, just take a look at wrestling. Throughout the history of wrestling, there have been wrestlers such as Doink the Clown, Xanta Claus, who is an evil Santa Claus, and Perry Saturn, a man who fell in love with a mop read more

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