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Zettai shôgeki: Puratonikku hâto - Hashiridasu shukumei -- Trailer for Master Of Martial Hearts: The Complete Series

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Director:
Writer:
Hideki Shirane (script)
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Release Date:
29 October 2008 (Japan) See more »
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Tagline:
The gloves aren't the only things coming off.
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Lousy Ecchi See more (3 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Kaori Nazuka ... Aya Iseshima (voice)
Satomi Akesaka ... Natsume Honma (voice)
Ai Nonaka ... Miko Kazuki (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Luci Christian ... Azusa Suma (voice: English version)

Cherami Leigh ... Natsume Honma (voice: English version)
Ian Sinclair ... Haruki Honma (voice: English version)
Alexis Tipton ... Miko Kazuki (voice: English version)

Directed by
Yoshitaka Fujimoto 
 
Writing credits
Hideki Shirane (script)

Sound Department
Kyle Phillips .... adr engineer
 
Visual Effects by
Niki Cooper .... post production assistant
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Master of Martial Hearts" - International (English title) (series title)
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Runtime:
Japan:30 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:16+ (Quebec) (VHS/DVD rating) | New Zealand:M | UK:15

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Followed by A Reason to Fight (2008) (V)See more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Lousy Ecchi, 4 October 2012
Author: TheExpatriate700 from United States

For most of its five episodes, Master of Martial Hearts is just your typical ecchi / panty fighter anime, with lots of pretty girls beating each other up while simultaneously destroying their clothes. However, it has become semi-infamous for a grotesque ending twist. Although I like my anime to be mind screws, this one just doesn't work.

Long story short, the plot follows a high school girl who needs to win a martial arts championship to save her new friend. Most of the series is played straight, but the last two episodes start to subvert things, asking whether it's really good for you, the viewer, to be enjoying this.

The problem with the subversion is that this takes place too late in the series to be developed at any length. Indeed, most of the last episode is spent just explaining the twist, which still doesn't make any sense. For a subversion to really work, it needs to start early on. Given that we've spent 3 / 4 of the series enjoying the sight of half naked girls pummeling each other, the message just falls flat.

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