Honoo no Tenkousei

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Alternative Titles

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: 6.591 (scored by 32183,218 users)
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Ranked: #61492
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Popularity: #7144
Members: 7,086
Favorites: 15


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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
Watanabe, Sumio
Episode Director, Storyboard


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, 2020
"The sky is blue."
- Noboru "Leeroy Jenkins" Takizawa, 1991.

I gotta say, this is easily without a doubt, the most thought-provoking and profound statement of the 20th Century. After that, I believe he won the Noble Prize for Literature in '91. Nadine Gordimer? She doesn't exist. I wish more anime were like this OVA. Don't let that score fool you, this anime is incredible. In fact, don't even look at it. You're going to look at it right after you read this review, aren't you? Well, there's a new transfer student and his name is Noboru Takizawa. At this school, students settle arguments and ...
Dec 4, 2018
Well that was a decent fun watch.

Honoo to Tenkousei is a short serie who is both an homage and a parody to classic shōnen like Saint Seiya or other anime from the eighties.
Just from the opening, you can feel the love they put into this work: everything in those two episodes like the soundtrack, the characters design, the animation and the overall atmosphere are all a love-letter to those anime. And of course, they use every cliche in the book like the nonsensical romance, super attacks, the speaker for the fight, the rival who cheats, etc...

But what make this show works is that ...
Dec 8, 2016
Mixed Feelings
This anime is decent but not great. One of the main reasons I watched it is because I am going through all of Gainax's older works. I really liked the art style, which had thick black lines and a dirty cel look. The animation was choppy but that was on purpose since they were trying to emulate the look of older fighting anime. The story is not very great, but it's not supposed to be since it is only two episodes. The ending was decent but was very predictable.

Overall, this is a decent anime to watch, especially if you want to watch some of ...

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