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Ikki Tousen - Legendary Fighter (Vol. 1) (2003)

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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)


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  • Format: Animated, Color, Dolby, Full Screen, Subtitled, NTSC
  • Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Geneon [Pioneer]
  • DVD Release Date: August 10, 2004
  • Run Time: 97 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000244EWE
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #90,447 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Adapted from Yuji Shiozaki's manga Battle Vixens, Ikki-Tousen focuses on a war among Fighters, high school students who wear comma-shaped amulets that contain the souls of ancient Chinese warriors. It's a complicated and somewhat muddled set-up for a simple-minded fan service series. Hakufu comes to one of the warring schools to join her well-intended, long-suffering cousin, Koukin. Although her chest measurement is larger than her IQ, Hakufu is the reincarnation of the fiercest warrior; she jiggles her way through battles with students from her own school and others with a dim-witted good cheer. There's a mean-spiritedness to Ikki-Tosen that Real Bout High and Steel Angel Kurumi avoid. But storytelling and good taste clearly aren't the hallmarks of a series where even the title cards after commercial breaks include panty shots. (Rated 16 and older: violence, violence against women, brief nudity, risqué humor, alcohol use) --Charles Solomon

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another one bites the dust, or does it? December 30, 2004
Format:DVD
Ikki Tousen is based on Yuji Shiozaki's over the top fighting manga of the same name.(In America its title is "Battle Vixens" published by Tokyo Pop.).To be completely honest with you the original manga is way better than it's anime counterpart, but that's not to say it isn't worth a look or two!
Loosely based on the "Romance of the three kingdoms" Ikki Tousen is primarily a fighting story.During the three kingdoms era several heroes tired to unite China and failed.Their spirits came to rest inside of jewels called magatama.Whoever inheirits these "sacred beads" has their own natural fighting ability increased many fold.The down side however is that they must fight to become "Ikki Tousen", one warrior with the stength of one thousand.Along with becoming ikki tousen the must live out the destiny of the warrior inside the magatama until they die.Unfortunately for Hakufu she loves to fight, so will she be able to overcome her destiny as the "Shou Hao of Koutou"?
Only time and the next few volumes will tell.All-in-all Ikki Tousen has a pretty decent storyline thats not too philishophically heavy with questions of morality or anything like that, it's straight forward and to the point.The animation quality is good, the character designs are awesome, and the music is pretty cool too.Defenitely not for the kiddies, it has a ton of panty shots, graphic fights scenes, and later on some more controversial and questionable content. The final verdict is if your into fanservicey fights between girls in school uniforms then Ikki Tousen is right up your alley, if not then your missing out, and before I forget don't forget to check out the origial story in "Battle Vixens" from Tokyo Pop.Also avalible now at Amazon.com.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Panties! Glorious panties! November 28, 2004
By Ibuki
Format:DVD
Make no mistake: this series is all about fanservice. Highly detailed panties, cleavage, etc. This series can best be described as "style over substance." There's a story here somewhere, but it's best not think about it too hard. They don't give a lot of background on the Romance of the Three Kingdoms (on which this series is loosely based) so it's easy to lose the details in all the panties. I mean, how is a guy supposed to keep track of people who died 1800 years ago and of what's going on in the present while not being distracted by the fanservice?

My theory on the excessive fanservice is that it must be there for comedic effect, though it often misses the mark. But make no mistake, this show would be a very heavy series without the fanservice to remind you "hey, don't take this show so seriously." The panties go a long way toward distracting you from not only the incomprehensible backstory, but also from everybody getting the crap kicked out of them.

For those who are looking for a point of reference, I can't help you much. This series is very hard to classify. It's not quite like a fighting show, a comedy, or a drama. It does take elements from various series and meshes them as well as can be expected. The main character, Hakufu, is somewhat like a female Goku from Dragonball: loves a fight, but not very intelligent. In a suprise move, there's even a lecher. Ok, it's not really a suprise as there's a sterotypical lecher in nearly every anime. Dragonball had master Roshi, Burn Up had Yuji, Inuyasha had Miroku. The suprise is who the lecher is: Hakufu's mom! Very funny.

If you're looking for a good story, keep looking. If you're looking for social commentary, keep looking.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's about fan service December 5, 2012
By KevinB
Format:DVD
7 schools are at war with each other. These schools have male and female fighters that battle for supremacy. Hakufu Sonsaku is new in town. Her cousin and herself are fighting to protect their friends and keep their school on top. More importantly they fight to make their own destiny.

This anime is a lot of fun. It has great action, comedy, and some really great characters. It's more focused on chicks fighting and getting it on than the actual story. The plot is a bit thin and kinda out there, but interesting. You can easily get into the characters, and want them to be okay in the end. I guess that is what makes an anime good. Ikki Tousen is a very entertaining anime to watch, but as I said it's main purpose is fan service.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars love it! October 14, 2006
Format:UMD for PSP|Verified Purchase
this umd for psp only has 2 episodes but i bought it just because of that. See, I didn't want to be dissapointed with the series so i bought this umd first and after seeing it, it prompted me to get the entire boxed set!!! make no mistake, $30 a dvd is expensive, but the compleat collection is on sale for $71 and if you add up each dvd thats $120 instead of $71 so if you like this series, buy the boxed set compleat for $71 and save $40-$50 on the single packed dvds. overall- this series is a 5 for those of you who like this type of anime (read all the other reviews) peace out!
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5.0 out of 5 stars tv show December 17, 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
i love this tv show very very very very much cool awesome amazing pretty totally awesome wonderful super cool nice
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3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good... Could be better June 1, 2011
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Ok so this anime is alright, being pretty straight-forward and easy to follow. Normally with these types of anime, it walks a thin line between anime and hentai and at points the line blures to a point that it should just go full on hentai but doesn't. That said the first few seasons are great when all you want is a good fight between chicks like Hakafu and Kan-u. Recently I lost the bulk of my anime collection and have begun rebuilding it. Ikki Tousen, Dragon Destiny and Great Guardians are on the list and i do recommend these series but don't expect the greatest anime ever. it's just ok. beyond that i wouldn't bother because is pulls a little too far away from fighting for my taste
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars SHE WANTS TO DEFEAT EVERYBODY
Hakufu Sonsaku has arrived in Kanto to find she's in her element. Academies and schools are battling to control the most territory with fighters knocking the snot out of each other... Read more
Published on August 1, 2006 by Sesho
5.0 out of 5 stars Over-the-top on several levels
I second the other positive reviews and offer a few comments and viewing hints.

If all you care about is pulchritude and only want to buy one of the four discs, you will... Read more
Published on May 10, 2005 by A Reviewer
5.0 out of 5 stars Ikkitousen vol. 1 review
This anime is hard to review, but I gave it a good review mainly because it focuses on butchering the genre. Read more
Published on January 27, 2005 by Justice
4.0 out of 5 stars Lots of action and pantyshots...
but you already know that from the other reviews. And yes, they use the Three Kingdoms as a kind of foundation for the plot. Read more
Published on January 14, 2005 by Michael Valdivielso
4.0 out of 5 stars All in all pretty good anime
It's slapstick, the art is well done and the story is light hearted. It's got a good fluid story line but don't go into this expecting Berserk, or Evangelion. Read more
Published on October 7, 2004 by ComicCostumes
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good Anime...
I only saw the first 5 epis, and it is a very good anime, good story, great fluid caracters. Great animation, and very very sexy hihi ;D. Must Buy...
Published on August 26, 2004 by M. A. D. FREIRE
5.0 out of 5 stars Didnt see it...did you?
I'm considering purchasing this DVD but I wanted to know what you guys thought of it first. Well, is it worth buying?
Published on July 8, 2004
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