Sep 23, 2019
Timz0r (All reviews)
To think Ayane-chan High Kick should have been a complete series, but the producers behind this didn't had the money to contineu this series or just didn't knew how to handle money and/or there was no intrest aswell. Kinda of a shame for being their first debut as a studio. Apparantly it was intented to have six episodes. Someone with a lot of money please build a time machine and go back to 1997 and sponser this anime project. It was pretty OK actually. Good enough to share some own thoughs with this, just to give Ayane High Kick a bit more love that it deserves.

Story: 6/10 (Fine)
Meet Ayane Mitsui, a redhead high school girl that wants to be a pro wrestler, but got tricked into the world of kickboxing. That's the story. I know the two sports don't really match each other, but I think I can understand the message they were trying to tell here with this story. It's all about the journey how you want to achieve your goals. To bad we'll never know if Ayane would have succeeded her goal.

Art: 6/10 (Fine)
Ayane High Kick's animation looks if you compair it with modern anime a bit dated, but hey, it's from 1997. It's about the same age when Pokémon (1997) came out in Japan as an anime, so I wouldn't make a fuss that much for it's animation. It's pretty OK. I've seen much worse animation, so no real complaints on the animation part aswell. Sure, I've spotted here and there some animation errors, but hey, I won't bitch and moan about that.

Sound: 6/10 (Fine)
Ayane is voiced by Yuko Miyamura, the person that also voiced the quite famous 14 year old Asuka Langley Souryuu from the Evangelion series. That combined with pretty alright background music that really kind of gives the vibes of the 90's together with decent voice acting from the other and sound effect typical for the '90's, I really can't complain sound-wise. Maybe I could make make a comment that the assigned intro song for this anime should have been "Fight For Yourself" by The Street Beats, which is a Jpop song that I actually don't really like, but hey, music taste does vary aswell.

Charather: 5/10 (Average)
It's kind of a sad thing thing I really can't judge with only two episodes that ever made for this series if I want to talk about it's charathers. You really need more episodes to see the charathers more fleshed out to be honest, even for an anime that was intented to be aired on television. That's why I go the average route if I want to rate the charathers.

Enjoyement: 7/10 (Good)
I actually felt bummed out the two episodes were over already. I honesty wanted more. I sort of want to know if Ayane would have succeeded her dream to become a pro wrestler even after she went the kickboxing route. Let's assume she did. Still I low key want to see all the shenanigans she has gone trough to acchieve her goal. As I already said before; someone please build a time machine and go back to 1997 to sponser this project.

Overal: 6/10 (Fine)
I honesty would recommend this short anime. It's only two episodes long that could get completed within the hour. I think this short cancelled anime is a good example that the lack of funding and/or intrest totally can destroy a potentional good series forever.