Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Battle Vixens, aka Ikki Tousen

Battle Vixens, the manga, or Ikki Tousen, the anime, is a retelling of The Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Here, the factions are various high schools, where students carry magatama, gems which denote rank, but also contain the soul of the character from the original which they represent.

In many ways it is a silly and rather dirty manga. It is not for kids, and ranges from borderline hentai (Wikipedia, but NSFW), to cheesecake. For the first several collections, it is a lot of fun, with some interesting characters, a funny and exciting story, and some interesting plot items. After, maybe collection eight, things get less appealing. There are a ton of characters to keep track of, and many of the names and nicknames are so similar it can be impossible to keep track. Early on I found myself keeping notes on who was who.

The main character is Hakufu Sonsaku. She is a seemingly talentless and low level warrior, and is without doubt vapid and stupid. She is, however, the chosen one, and destined to lead her school and end the war.

Here is the anime opening:


Nathan said...

Just so long as it doesn't have anything to do with the Ikki Twins!

Darius Whiteplume said...

Hah! I had to look them up, as I try not to watch VH1. No, I don't think they are in there. ;-)

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