Burning Blood

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Type: OVA
Episodes: 3
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 25, 1990 to Apr 25, 1991
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Magic Bus
Source: Manga
Genre: SportsSports
Theme: Combat SportsCombat Sports
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 42 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


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Ranked: #86032
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Popularity: #11535
Members: 1,732
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Ryo Takagi is a trumpet player on the verge of hitting it big with his band, but he's also a natural fighter whose blood starts burning when he fights seriously; this gave him the nickname B.B ("Burning Blood"). After suffering absolute defeat at the hands of a young man named Jin Moriyama, though, Ryo decides to trade in his trumpet for a pair of boxing gloves in order to have a rematch the way Moriyama wants it: In the boxing ring.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Matsuzaki, Yoshiyuki
Dezaki, Osamu
Director, Storyboard
Shinohara, Toshiya
Episode Director
Hanyuu, Naoyasu
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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"Burning Blood" by Risa Yuuki

Ending Theme

"Believe In" by Risa Yuuki


Feb 3, 2024
Gave it a try since its an old anime, and i do like them, and you should give it a try too.
Gotta love the these old soundtracks and animations
In the first episode i thought that it was a little forced that they were almost perfect in every thing they did, don`t matter if it is in basket, motorcycle, musician hahahah... a little too much, the better in everything they did
In the last 2 episodes i got attached to the protagonist, his background and his motivations.
Would have love to see a sequel, but unfortunately, it`s very unlikely ahahahaha

Sep 17, 2022
Mixed Feelings
“Burning Blood” is an aesthetically pleasing, well-produced 3-episode OVA about a high school delinquent training to be a boxer to defeat his rival. After a rocky first episode, the story becomes solid and intriguing, although overdramatic and unrealistic at times. Unfortunately, it ends on an inconclusive note, and seems to have been made to advertise the manga (which had just ended around the time this came out).

The OVA’s story centers on a high school delinquent named Ryo, whose nickname is “B.B.” or “Burning Blood,” a nickname given to him by American servicemembers who got in a fight with him a few years prior to the ...

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