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Souchirou Nagi and Bob Makihara are two delinquents who arrive at Toudou Academy with the objective of ruling over the school with their strength. But on their first day, they encountered the Jyuukenbu, a martial arts group of the school. Members of the group, Maya Natsume, her sister Aya, and Masataka Takayanagi easily overpowered Souchirou and Bob. And what's more, due to what was assumed to be their "connections" with the Jyuukenbu, the two were attacked by members of the Enforcement Group, which oversees the martial arts groups of the school. Drawn into the personal conflicts between the Jyuukenbu and the Enforcement Group, Souchirou and Bob have no choice but to join up with Maya Natsume's group and to hone their skills to become even stronger.

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One of the best anime half-series
26 November 2007 | by See all my reviews

This anime is about martial arts and fist-fighting. Recommended for those who like awesome fight scenes with superhuman fighters and lots of violence (YuYu Hakusho and maybe Naruto comes to mind).

Aside the usual silly Japanese humor, the mood is dark and gets darker all through the series. The animation and the music are excellent, and the whole show is full of fan service. I would give it a 9 or even a 10 but there are two major problems with this anime:

It doesn't have any kind of ending. Even if you add the OVA Ultimate Fight to the original 24 episodes (thus making it 26), you get no ending whatsoever. It's not like everything is settled and just 1 tiny bit of the story remains for you to complete or imagine. It feels they wanted to make at least 50 eps but someone canceled the project right in the middle.

The second problem is the quantity of looks into the pasts of the characters. For the first 10 or so episodes the story is nice, clean and continuous. Then you get flashbacks 3-4 eps long and the main storyline is sinking away.


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