Ikki Tousen

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  • TV-MA
  • 2003
  • 4 Seasons
  • 6.0  (1,311)

Ikki Tousen is an action-packed anime series that centers around seven high schools in Tokyo, each represented by a powerful fighter who possess extraordinary abilities stemming from their enigmatic jewels. These jewels have been passed down from generation to generation, believed to have originated from the very souls of ancient warriors. Aided by their jewels, the fighters battle against each other in brutal encounters, aiming to claim victory and establish their dominance over the other schools.

The story mainly revolves around a teenage girl named Hakufu Sonsaku, a free-spirited and carefree girl who attends Nanyo Academy representing the school in fights. With the power of her jewel, she is an unbeatable fighter, leaving a trail of defeated opponents in her wake. However, she possesses no knowledge about the true identity of her jewel or heritage, nor does she have control over her sheer strength. Her path crosses with those of several other powerful fighters, each with their own reasons for fighting and intentions.

One of Hakufu's rivals is an enigmatic and ruthless fighter named Ryomou Shimei, representing Seito High School. She appears to want nothing but destruction and chaos, attacking both her allies and enemies alike. However, as the series progresses, it becomes evident that she also has her own motivations for fighting that go beyond just simply proving her strength.

The series also features a cast of colorful and diverse characters, including the flamboyant leader of Nanyo Academy, the cunning and ambitious student council president of Seito High School, and numerous other fighters from different schools, each with their unique personalities and fighting styles. As the story unfolds, it becomes clear that there is a deeper and more sinister plot at play, putting all the fighters and the schools they represent in grave danger.

One of the notable aspects of Ikki Tousen is the use of fanservice and sexualization of the female characters. The female fighters are often shown in provocative poses or scantily clad outfits, with exaggerated character designs that emphasize their physical attributes. While this has been a source of criticism for some, it has also been praised for its unashamed embrace of fanservice in anime.

The animation quality is top-notch, with fluid and dynamic fight scenes that are a treat to watch. The voice acting is also impeccable, with the characters portrayed by experienced and talented voice actors.

Overall, Ikki Tousen is a thrilling and engaging anime series that offers a unique twist on the typical high school fighting genre. With its compelling story, memorable characters, and stunning animation, it is a must-watch for fans of action anime.

Ikki Tousen is a series that is currently running and has 4 seasons (49 episodes). The series first aired on July 30, 2003.

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Future: Unlimited
12. Future: Unlimited
June 11, 2010
Life appears to have returned to normal for the heroic warriors, but a mysterious evil continues to linger in the shadows.
Fiery Castle
11. Fiery Castle
June 4, 2010
Kentei's true identity is revealed, Hakafu's broken body is revived, and an epic battle between ancient warriors spirals toward its violent conclusion!
Shredded Darkness
10. Shredded Darkness
May 28, 2010
Ryomou and Kan continue their epic and bloody battle. Meanwhile, Hakufu is crushed under a pile of rubble while attempting to protect Koukin.
Angry Love
9. Angry Love
May 21, 2010
Hakafu and Mouki attempt to locate their friends in the labyrinthine fortress of Nanban High, but they may be too late to save Kan.
Reunion of the Fists
8. Reunion of the Fists
May 14, 2010
Hakafu and her allies arrive at the scene of the tournament, and Mouki must face her ultimate fear in a life or death battle.
Silent Tears
7. Silent Tears
May 7, 2010
Kentei mounts a demonic attack in an attempt to unleash the dragon lurking within Gentoku. Will Hakufu arrive in time to save her friend?
Swarming Fangs
6. Swarming Fangs
April 30, 2010
Hakufu is drawn into battle by a powerful vision, Kyocho and Mouki learn to work together, and Kan is forced to fight an armor-clad beast!
Bonds of the Soul
5. Bonds of the Soul
April 23, 2010
The evil plot of the mysterious masked man is slowly revealed, and a blinded Kan must make a humbling sacrifice to save a dear friend.
The Devil Beckons
4. The Devil Beckons
March 11, 2014
A very revealing brand of combat ensues after a bathhouse ambush, and a boat carrying fighters bound for a tournament is attacked after entering a thick fog.
A Trained Lion
3. A Trained Lion
April 9, 2010
Hakufu agrees to train a very eager disciple, and the rival schools are invited to participate in a big time fighting tournament.
Gathering Allies
2. Gathering Allies
April 2, 2010
Mouki recalls some important fighting advice passed on to her by someone very dear, and Gentoku flashes back to her first meeting with Kan.
The Wet Fighter
1. The Wet Fighter
March 26, 2010
A beautiful young warrior invades a rival high school on a quest for vengeance, but she encounters a fighter far more powerful than she expected.
Where to Watch Ikki Tousen
Ikki Tousen is available for streaming on the AT-X website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Ikki Tousen on demand at Amazon Prime and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    July 30, 2003
  • IMDB Rating
    6.0  (1,311)