Kick-Heart
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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: ComedyComedy, RomanceRomance, SportsSports
Duration: 12 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 6.391 (scored by 77767,776 users)
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Ranked: #62642
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Popularity: #3886
Members: 14,578
Favorites: 20
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Synopsis

By day, Romeo Maki is a respectable man who loves bringing gifts to the local orphanage, and Juliet is a newly employed nun working at said orphanage. However, by night, they are Masked Man M and Lady S, popular professional wrestlers. Kick-Heart tells the story of what happens when this dynamic pair meet in the ring, the only place where they can express their hidden desires.

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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

Oshii, Mamoru
Producer
Leach, Justin
Producer
Yuasa, Masaaki
Director, Key Animation
Epcar, Richard
ADR 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
Dec 31, 2019
Gundroog (All reviews)
Fun little short. I don't think it gets mentioned too often despite being one of the most recent of Yuasa's works and that's probably fair. Kick-heart doesn't have the same emotional impact his other works normally carry, instead the focus seems to be more on style and animation which are done extremely well.

The story is simple and a lot of things are left up to the viewer to fill in. You could try spinning it in a way that would make it look like some point is being made or some theme is being explored, but that's just self-wank. The only thing that matters, is read more

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Production I.G & Masaaki Yuasa Raise Funds for Kick-Heart Short Film

Production I.G and director Masaaki Yuasa recently launched a Kickstarter campaign for an original animated short film titled Kick-Heart. The campaign seeks to raise...read more


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