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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
Producers: Studio Fantasia, Youmex
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Gainax
Source: Manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.721 (scored by 1,964 users)
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Ranked: #49082
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Popularity: #5854
Members: 4,240
Favorites: 8


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May 16, 2010
MS06FZ (All reviews)
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 read more
Jan 28, 2014
5camp (All reviews)
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 read more
Jan 27, 2016
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 read more
Jan 23, 2015
DarkMaxUchiha (All reviews)
Overall this Ova is a fantastic representation of the manga. The characters are portrayed better then expected each bringing over there comedy to the ova so well that if you aren't laughing I'm shocked.

The fighting in this serious is well brought over as the manga doesn't really follow any tradional martial arts but instead an all out crazy system especially in the beginning with an winners takes all system.

Overall amazing well done worth watching only a couple of episodes long and still this ova will produce a bunch of laughs and fighting enjoyment.

Downsides are that the manga is a much longer and In dept story read more
Dec 4, 2018
Di-Ansatsu (All reviews)
Honoo to Tenkousei is a short but a really fun serie to watch. It's 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 they read more
Dec 8, 2016
ButtermeupScotty (All reviews)
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 read more