Honoo no Tenkousei

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Synonyms: Blazing Transfer Student
Japanese: 炎の転校生


Type: OVA
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 21, 1991
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Gainax
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, ComedyComedy, SportsSports
Themes: Combat SportsCombat Sports, Martial ArtsMartial Arts, ParodyParody, SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.621 (scored by 28992,899 users)
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Ranked: #57562
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Popularity: #6819
Members: 6,315
Favorites: 13

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Transfer student Takisawa Noboru quickly learns that all disputes at his new school are settled in the boxing ring. Now he finds himself in a series of showdowns with the local top dog, Ibuki Saburo, for the love and respect of the beautiful Yukari.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Nishijima, Katsuhiko
Director, Animation Director
Iwanami, Yoshikazu
Sound Director
Anno, Hideaki
Episode Director
Okada, Toshio
Script, Screenplay, Planning


Opening Theme

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"Blazing Transfer Student" by Toshihiko Seki

Ending Theme

"夢みるキ・モ・チ ~Dreaming Heart~" by Noriko Hidaka

May 16, 2010
To begin with, I'd like to say that this show is only a 10/10 if you know anything about Fist of the North Star and the shows of Go Nagai.

If you have, or know anything about fighting anime in general, you'll love this. Because it's a total love letter to them all. There is basically no plot, just two episodes of lots of punching, shouting, sideburns and jokes.

The art-style is a Go Nagai-esque heavy lined style, very much like an animated manga. The music is full of heroic themes, and a rock OP reminiscent of Ai Wo Torimodose (as is fitting.)

What the show ...
Jan 28, 2014
Blazing Transfer Student originally caught my eye because it was brought up a lot by People In The Know as something Kill la Kill was heavily inspired by. It’s an old Gainax OVA from 1991 in which a mysterious transfer student arrives at his new school and immediately gets into battles with the leaders at the school. The school runs entirely on student power and whoever beats someone else in a fight can claim whatever the loser owned. The influence is fairly clear, albeit made stranger by the fact the original Blazing Transfer Student manga was itself intended as a parody of old 70s fighting ...
Jan 27, 2016
Mixed Feelings
Blazing Transfer Student is a 1991 two episode Gainax OVA specifically made to advertise the much longer running manga, as such things often are. This shonen/delinquent parody stars Takizawa Noboru, a good-natured but daft boy who challenges the school bully Ibuki Saburo for the love of Yukari Takamura. Honjakuniku High seems to only follow one rule, and it's the one unwritten rule of all fighting anime: the winner of a fight gets whatever they want. The endearing thing about Blazing Transfer Student's style of humor is that it never leaves the mind of its setting. The characters are all teenagers and consistently act as melodramatic ...

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