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Kick-Heart (2013)

Not Rated | | Animation, Short, Action | May 2013 (Japan)
A love story between two people that each have a secret to hide. One a pro-wrestler, the other a Nun. Losing never felt so good.


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Credited cast:
Tatsuhisa Suzuki Tatsuhisa Suzuki ... Maskman M (voice)
Takako Honda Takako Honda ... Lady S (voice)
Wataru Takagi ... Father (voice) (as Wataru Takgi)
Yûko Kaida Yûko Kaida ... New Ace (voice) (as Yuko Kaida)
Makiko Nitta Makiko Nitta ... Sister (voice)
Shinobu Matsumoto Shinobu Matsumoto ... Devil Chicken (voice)
Mitsuaki Kanuka Mitsuaki Kanuka ... Boss (voice)
Yoshihisa Kawahara Yoshihisa Kawahara ... Announcer (voice)
Miyuki Satô Miyuki Satô ... Vacuum Fat (voice) (as Miyuki Satou)
Kokoro Kikuchi Kokoro Kikuchi ... Mage-chan (voice)
Kyoko Chikiri Kyoko Chikiri ... Posse (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard Epcar ... (voice)
Natalie Hoover Natalie Hoover ... Lady S. (voice)
Frank Howley Frank Howley ... (voice)
David S. Hsu David S. Hsu ... (voice)


A love story between two people that each have a secret to hide. One a pro-wrestler, the other a Nun. Losing never felt so good. Written by Anonymous

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Visually striking
14 February 2017 | by cheroldSee all my reviews

After watching the odd, visually striking Mind Game, I was curious what other things had been created by co-director Masaaki Yuasa. And I found this little short.

The story is a rather nonsensical thing about a masked wrestler (part- time) who falls in love with another masked wrestler. It's not a compelling story, and seems to be there mainly as an excuse for some weird animation effects. Perhaps there is some greater significance, but if so it escapes me.

The animation has a loose, crazed style and the game has a goofy sense of humor. But it struck me as generally pointless. But I've found that's true of a lot of Japanese anime shorts, so I guess some people are okay with that.

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