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Ikkitousen


Alternative Titles

English: Ikki Tousen
Synonyms: Ikki-Tosen: Legendary Fighter, Battle Vixens
Japanese: 一騎当千

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 30, 2003 to Oct 22, 2003
Premiered: Summer 2003
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 11:30 (JST)
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

Statistics

Score: 6.631 (scored by 43,636 users)
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Ranked: #47722
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Popularity: #628
Members: 86,866
Favorites: 345
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Episodes: /13

Synopsis

In Ikkitousen, the Kanto region of Japan is locked in the middle of a turf war between seven different high schools. Among the students of these schools are a select few who are in possession of sacred beads. These magatama harbor the souls of warriors who fought during the Three Kingdoms Era of Chinese history. Not only are these students blessed with abilities that draw from the souls they are tied to, but they are also blessed, or maybe cursed, with the fates of these warriors from the past.

One of these students is Hakufu Sonsaku; a young, caring, dim-witted girl who has recently transferred into Nanyo Academy and will be living with her cousin, Koukin Shuyu. Hakufu’s arrival creates an almost immediate sense of tension due to her power as a fighter and the possibility that she may be the one who carries the spirit of the Chinese warlord, Sun Ce. The most powerful fighters at Nanyo, known as “The Big Four” are shaken by her presence and determined to stop Hakufu from achieving the goal given to her by her mother: to conquer those who challenge her and unite the seven schools.

Background

Ikkitousen draws heavily from the famous Chinese novel, Romance of the Three Kingdoms. The souls that inhabit the sacred beads are drawn from actual historical figures, though some elements have been changed for dramatic license. The series was originally licensed by Geneon Entertainment in the United States but was picked up by FUNimation when Geneon ceased their US anime operations in late 2007.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Ryomou, Shimei
Ryomou, Shimei
Main
Kaida, Yuuko
Japanese
Kaida, Yuuko
Sonsaku, Hakufu
Sonsaku, Hakufu
Main
Asano, Masumi
Japanese
Asano, Masumi
Shuuyu, Koukin
Shuuyu, Koukin
Main
Hino, Satoshi
Japanese
Hino, Satoshi
Genpou, Saji
Genpou, Saji
Main
Morikubo, Showtaro
Japanese
Morikubo, Showtaro

Staff

Watanabe, Takashi
Watanabe, Takashi
Director, Storyboard
Yoshioka, Takao
Yoshioka, Takao
Script
Hashimoto, Masakazu
Hashimoto, Masakazu
Storyboard
m.o.v.e
m.o.v.e
Theme Song Performance


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"Let me be with You" by Shela



More reviewsReviews

KaminaKai
Jun 21, 2008
Ikkitousen is loosely based on the infamous Chinese novel, Romance of the Three Kingdoms which is set around 200 AD. As a person who knows quite a bit of the history during that period, I find easy to understand the relationships between characters and what the anime is trying to bring out. But I must admit it will be quite difficult for an average person with no background to try to understand what is going on in the story.

So before any further rating of the show, I would like to give a bit of advice to those who plan to watch this. IF YOU read more
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Woodchips
May 24, 2008
Ikkitousen is by no means a good anime. Though, that's not to say that it wasn't rather enjoyable, and I must admit that I was surprised that I was able to finish it, and still feel a sliver of satisfaction after watching it. There were many things that could have been done much better-- that would have made this a better series-- but if you leave your expectations and occasionally your sense of decency behind, this is not a terrible watch.

Story: A good concept gone to waste most of the time, and slightly silly to boot. A plot lightly touching on pre-destination and the read more
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infinity
Feb 4, 2007
When I read the official review of Ikkitousen, I told myself: "Yea! Another Tenjou Tenge. Some arse kicking fights!" But I was so horribly wrong!!

There is NOTHING great about the series. The characters fight for no reason. They fight like bersekers without using their minds, breaking each other for no reason, then will ally afterwards, then fight each other again, and use insanely powerful blows on each other, but still manage to come out alive. Dreadful!

Regarding character development, there is nothing great again here. The main girl lead is just a battle-addict-crazy. She is accompanied by another girly man who appears to fight like a read more
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Guess
May 27, 2008
Ikkitousen: A poor attempt at action, or a drivel of goo at your shoes?

Ikkitousen is not your regular anime, as it masterfully and elegantly sets itself apart from others by being as unoriginal as it can be. Not a common sight in the world of anime today you might conclude and nod, and most everyone can only but concur. Indeed, it is so awful for its genre that even animes that reek of incompetence and utter failure, laugh and triumphantly raise their arms in victory, when compared to this piece of cancer in your lung.

It might not kill you, true, but then again, it read more
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