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Ayane-chan High Kick!

Alternative Titles

English: Ayane's High Kick
Japanese: 綾音ちゃんハイキック!


Type: OVA
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 21, 1997 to Apr 25, 1997
Producers: Nikkatsu
Licensors: Central Park Media
Studios: Rikuentai
Source: Original
Genres: Comedy, Shounen, Sports
Duration: 27 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 5.941 (scored by 1,739 users)
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Ranked: #85072
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Popularity: #6504
Members: 3,620
Favorites: 6


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Oct 11, 2008
ParaParaJMo (All reviews)
This anime is ok. Maybe it was a pilot of a TV series that couldn’t really take off. Who knows. I felt if this was developed in the same way Hajime no Ippo is, then it could have really worked. The series leaves you wanting for more because Ayane just wins fights out of luck and not really on skill. Watching this makes you realize it does have a lot of potential if they went on with it. But I felt it had some flaws, like we don’t see Ayane taking her kickboxing license exam. I mean, shouldn’t she have realized that by then? I read more
Jul 26, 2015
literaturenerd (All reviews)
Today I am going to revisit an uber obscure anime. How obscure? I've never met another person in my life offline that has actually seen this one, yet it somehow got an English dub! This OVA lost funding due to lack of interest and only 2 episodes were ever made, even though it was clearly intended to be a running series. Consider this a pilot for a TV show that never took off. Why would an American dub studio bring over an anime that only had 2 episodes and simply ended?!

The answer is because CENTRAL PARK MEDIA! This infamous dub studio plagued American Otaku read more
Sep 23, 2019
Timz0r (All reviews)
To think Ayane-chan High Kick should have been a complete series, but the producers behind this didn't had the money to contineu this series or just didn't knew how to handle money and/or there was no intrest aswell. Kinda of a shame for being their first debut as a studio. Apparantly it was intented to have six episodes. Someone with a lot of money please build a time machine and go back to 1997 and sponser this anime project. It was pretty OK actually. Good enough to share some own thoughs with this, just to give Ayane High Kick a bit more love that it read more
Nov 21, 2018
ktulu007 (All reviews)
Ayane-chan High Kick is a sports comedy from the late 90s. It was written by Shizuya Isao and put out by Nikkatsu & Rikuentai. I've reviewed a lot of semi obscure OVAs so let's delve into this one. 

We open with our heroine, Mitsui Ayane, skipping school in order to try out for wrestling. Unfortunately for her, throwing herself into things carelessly doesn't work out and she isn't signed. But things look up when she's approached by Tange Kunimitsu who sees championship potential in her. She eagerly takes him up on his offer to train her, not realising that he actually wants her as a kick boxer read more
Jul 4, 2015
Luquillo (All reviews)
If there was ever a title that I would consider to be missed potential then it would have to be Ayane's High Kick. This very short series deserved a much longer run, because inside of this short OVA there's a story just screaming to be let out. Ayane's High Kick begins with a bit of promise, and it soon shows sparks of what it could have been, but it eventually falls victim to the low budget.

Fighting anime will normally follow a certain pattern. 1)Main character trains hard. 2)Main character fights very tough opponent and is driven to the brink of defeat. 3)Main character some how read more
Feb 6, 2010
DBloke (All reviews)
Anyway I tend to watch a lot of things and this one is a short two episode OVA and its called
Ayane's High Kick
With a title like that don't expect a romantic drama and it isn't. Its one of them fighting animes that I tend to like. Now this one was made in 1996 so don't expect it to be a looker by today's standards. I have to say it has a female lead character that must be slightly dim as she seems to be easily fooled into thinking that she doing wrestling training in kick boxing gear (ok there have been ones in the past read more
Jul 26, 2019
gaq_t (All reviews)
Sadly this only got 2 episodes, if it got more, my rating would have probably been much different. There just wasn't enough time for the story, albeit in the 2 episodes everything was established and executed quite well.

Story: 4

I gave it a 4 mainly because of the ending, That was a BS doctor stoppage, I know the studio could have given the anime 5 more minutes to really finish the fight.

Art: 8

Not much to say, I'm just a big fan of the old aesthetic present in the anime.

Sound: 6

I liked the ED, but the OP was awful. The soundtracks were just average, not read more