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
Theme: Martial ArtsMartial Arts
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.451 (scored by 8490284,902 users)
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Ranked: #20472
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Popularity: #1442
Members: 164,551
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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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Jul 31, 2019
This is my first review so I apologize in advance for poor formatting or it's not done well but I just thought I'd have a go at it.

First of all to all of those reading this please please please please try and look past the fact that it's 3D CGI as it's not as bad as you might think. It's not nearly as bad as Berserk was and in fact feels like it excels over traditional 2d when it comes to fighting scenes. The movement feels fluid as well as the choreography is very well done with no repeating actions and speaks well ...
Aug 13, 2019
Mixed Feelings
I noticed some reviews of this show have been biased from manga readers. I have also read the manga too, but I wanted to try and give a review from the point of view of someone that hasn't read the source material.

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- Brief synopsis
A middle aged salary man named Yamashita Kazuo on his way home runs into Fighter Tokita Ohma and see's him beat up a another huge fighter. The next day Kazuo is invited to talk to the owner of his company where he is dragged into the world of the Underground fighting circuit called "The Kengan fights".There he is re-acquianted ...
Jul 31, 2019
The Kengan Ashura anime is the most disappointing thing I've seen all year. I love the manga, it's one of the best martial arts stories and I wrote an entire review on how cool it is. I've been wary of the anime adaptation ever since I saw the first trailer and realized it was going to be in CGI. Being a Kengan Ashura, I felt obligated to watch it but I set my expectations extremely low. apparently, those expectations weren't low enough because I am still baffled at how awful this show is.

The most glaring problem with the anime is the CGI animation. While not ...

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