Osu!! Karate-bu

Go!! Karate Club

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Japanese: 押忍!!空手部
English: Go!! Karate Club
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 4
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 21, 1990 to Jul 25, 1992
Producers: Nihon Eizo
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Themes: Martial ArtsMartial Arts, SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 50 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.701 (scored by 565565 users)
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Ranked: #53102
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Popularity: #10196
Members: 1,891
Favorites: 5

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Tadashi Matsushita has recently entered the Kansai Fifth Technical High School and joined its notorious karate club. There he meets his captain, Yoshiyuki Takagi, an incredibly strong individual. Feared and respected throughout Osaka, Takagi is deep down an honorable and compassionate guy despite his violent endeavors.

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Sekita, Osamu
Takahashi, Kouji
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Furumiya, Youko
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Aug 9, 2014
I usually avoid watching OVAs and anime movies since I mostly get bored fast and lose interest halfway.
But with Karate Bu, it was a different story.
I gave it a shot at first since I'm a huge fan of old school anime, and boy I'm thrilled I did that.
This show is full of manliness, and even if you didn't like martial arts you have to give it a shot.
The theme is about a high school karate club ruled by the great head of Osaka, Takagi.
He is different from your normal main characters, I think he's more like Takamura from Hajime no ippo.
The story is mostly narrated ...
May 28, 2020
This was a very fun OVA to watch overall, as long as you view it through the lens of an absurdist comedy, that occasionally gets a bit serious. The first 3 episodes cover various shorter stories from the manga, with each episode essentially being ~3 smaller self-contained stories in one. (Episode 4 is a single 50-minute story, which I will address separately.)

A major issue I had with this was how the show does a terrible job transitioning between these smaller stories. Like at one point you have a story about Takagi dealing with some kinda serial killer who shoves shogi pieces in the mouths of ...


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