Ikkitousen: Great Guardians

Title:Ikkitousen: Great Guardians
Ikkitousen 3
一騎当千: Great Guardians
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Notables: Animation - ARMS
R1 License - FUNimation
Preparing for the battles to come, tournaments and to fight against new opponents from over the world, Hakufu is working to have enough money to make her dream true. But she doesn't consider that new allies and enemies will come to scene, and also being a weak leader to the eyes of her companions. A sister also appears. She doesn't even know her mom's past so better to star from the local stuff before attempting to go worldwide. (from ANN)

[TV series, 2008, 13 episodes, 24 min; Animation by ARMS.]

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OverallArtAnimationCharacter Design MusicSeries StoryEpisode StoryReviewer
Rent 9 8 9 4 7 6 manganime [series:1801#1633]
I am being generous by giving this a rent but I enjoyed this much more than Dragon Destiny and it was great to see Ryofo back in the series.

More of the episodes are self-contained but still affect the main plotline, and they work to build the relationships between the characters as Ryofo returns and another new charcter enters the scene, Chuubou, who claims to be Hakufu's sister. I am glad that this sequel isn't flooded with characters and names I have to learn.

That being said, from the first two series we know Saji Genpou as the charismatic, sauve, peverted, blonde guy from Nanyo; it gets quite damn confusing when you name another new character that he is always seen with Saji Genpou too...and did I mention she is a girl to boot!?! Maybe I missed the point of why she had the same name or maybe these Ikkitousen series just love to tick me off by their naming standards.

All in all, Ikkitousen GG ends up as another light-hearted 'throw-away' series which does not have anything particularly memorable apart from the fact that they have ramped the ecchi level up compared to the first series with more bare breasts being shown.

Last updated Sunday, June 14 2009. Created Sunday, June 14 2009.
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Last updated Friday, December 05 2008. Created Friday, December 05 2008.
Unevaluated Big Fire [series:1801#2441]
So i saw the promo...Ryofu is back...YAY!!!...the art looks like it has been drawn from the same people that did dragon destiny...it will probably be censored for TV again and then uncensored for the DVDs...You know i don't mind the fan service...the fighting, and the sort of huh? storyline, but can we have a winner for the all out battle for the schools? and no goofy dragon power either...although that probably cannot be avoided now...
(first impressions 1st episode completed)
Well Ikki is back and there is NO censorship...um, hello?!?! don't kids watch these things? Anywho, it was great to see Ryofu back...Although Kanu was thought to be my favorite, who am i kidding...Ryofu (Lu Bu) can kick butt...As for the rest...YAWN...Hakafu is there in all her splendor, but somehow, i don't care...I want more fighting and less attempt at a story line...
(second episode finished) Um, not enough action...or can i just say action was lacking...fan service lacking, story? and where the heck was ryofu?!?!
(third episode finished) Right on que...Ryofu is back in action...YIPPEEEE!!!!!...Ryomu also looked good on the flashbacks...why don't they draw her with long hair all the time...
(fourth episode finished) Kanu YIPPEEEE, Fighting YIPPEEEE, RYOFU YIPPPEEE...Ok so this bead thing was suggestive, and there was too much fanservice...but hey we got to see a fight...although i think those two belong to the same school...oh well, a fight is a fight... (fifth episode finished) As a non fan of Ryomou, i have to admit she is rocking in that bathing suit. I dunno if there is any point the Great Guardian other than Ryofu doesn't know who she is and Saji is around, but are there battles, not really...Just an avenue to get the Ikki crew to give the public more fan service i guess.

Last updated Wednesday, July 16 2008. Created Tuesday, May 06 2008.

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