Kengan Ashura

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Japanese: ケンガンアシュラ


Type: ONA
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 31, 2019
Licensors: Ponycan USA
Source: Web manga
Genre: ActionAction
Themes: GoreGore, Martial ArtsMartial Arts
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.451 (scored by 7718777,187 users)
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Ranked: #19402
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Popularity: #1465
Members: 149,859
Favorites: 900

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Business deals are usually made through meetings and contracts; but in the world of Kengan Ashura, businesses resort to other means to make their decisions: by hiring gladiators. Yabako Sandrovich's Kengan Ashura depicts a world brimming with action, violence, and martial arts—one where powerful gladiators have fought in grand arenas since the Edo Period to settle the disputes of wealthy businesses and merchants.

Ouma Tokita, who is nicknamed "The Ashura," is a fighter trying to prove himself as the strongest. Hideki Nogi, a member of the Nogi Group, hires Ouma to fight for him and makes Kazuo Yamashita, an average middle-aged man, his manager. The duo is thrown into fights facilitated by the Kengan Association. Their journey will be full of ruthless battles with other fighters aiming for the same goal. Do they have what it takes to be the best?

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Sep 14, 2023
*This review is for Parts 1 & 2

Kengan Ashura is a very interesting show. Often overshadowed by its fellow Netflix ONA, Baki, it is not given nearly the amount of recognition it deserves. I've also always felt like a lot of people are on the fence about watching this show, so to those of you wondering whether or not to watch it, I come with a review to sate your curiosity!!

One big turn off for a lot of people is the CGI used in this show, but if I'm being honest... It was actually kind of good??? Now, don't get me wrong, I will always ...
Nov 2, 2020
Mixed Feelings
Story: 5

Leaving aside what was the synopsis and the introduction of the same, the outline of the program is quite basic and does not basically concern itself with anything more than providing good fights.
The first and second chapters are quite consistent regarding what the general plot would do and it shows some letters from the anime, which is gratifying. However, from here the problems began with the later chapters until at least 8, which except for some scene that was truly preponderant for the story, otherwise was lackluster in the narration of the same. The high pace that the story provides and recreates moments not ...
Aug 15, 2023
Have you read the manga? read it before reading this review. Have you read Berserk? do you know about Berserk (2016)? Search about it before reading this review.
I have created an account here on MyAnimeList just because of this abomination that is sorely called an "anime", imagine reading the most epic history in the world with artistic choices worthy of an award, getting hooked on it and then discovering there is an anime for you to watch, all those scenes come back to you as you imagine the thrill of seeing everything unfold with top-notch animation making justice to the beautifully drawn pages of the ...

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