Buy Used
Used: Like New | Details
Condition: Used: Like New
Comment: Original See-Through packaging with Collectible Interior artwork. Includes Collectible Insert. Inspected and 100% Guaranteed. Ships with Delivery Confirmation and Tracking.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Ikki Tousen - Legendary Fighter (Vol. 1)

4.5 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews

Additional DVD options Edition Discs
New from Used from
(Aug 10, 2004)
"Please retry"
(Aug 10, 2004)
"Please retry"
$15.88 $0.55

Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime
Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime Start your 30-day free trial to stream thousands of movies & TV shows included with Prime. Start your free trial

Editorial Reviews

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

Special Features


Product Details

  • 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: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000244EWE
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #253,355 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: DVD Verified Purchase
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
Comment 7 of 7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
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.
Read more ›
Comment 9 of 11 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
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!
Comment 2 of 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
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.
Comment 1 of 1 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD
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 want Vol. 3.

But if you are interested in the story, you will need all four discs. This is one continuous story split into 13 episodes.

The story is so complex that you really do need a scorecard to keep track of the players - many of whom have similar sounding names. I suggest making one listing the following characters, who they are, their associations and their agendas. Fighters from Nanyo: Hakufu, Koukin, Ryomou, Gakushu, Saji, Kannei. Fighters from Rakuyo: Totaku, Ryofu, Chinkyu, Kaku. Fighters from other schools: Ukitsu, Kanu, Kakoton, Taishiji. Adults: Goei, Choko.

Volumes 1 and 2 each have at least one Easter Egg; and Volumes 3 and 4 each have at least two. The trick for accessing them has been mentioned in other reviews.

The sacred beads worn by the fighters automatically change color to reflect the skill rank of the wearer. It is significant that Hakufu remains at the green E-rank (the lowest) even as she progresses to the point she can clobber entire schools single-handedly. But at one major turning point during the 13 episodes, the color finally does change. Alert viewers will notice this several minutes before any of the characters do. Watch for it.

Also, pay attention to Ryofu. Though not the main character, she is probably involved in the most plot threads. And though introduced as a particularly cruel character, she becomes much more complex.

Although 99 percent of the violence is Three Stooges slapstick, the 1 percent that is not stands out in bold relief.

I won't reveal the ending or the moral to the story, but will point out that this turns out to be a Taoist parable concerning fate and stupidity.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews


There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?