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Ikki Tousen: Xtreme Xecutor Anime Announced for 2010 – Winter Anime Preview

Posted on: November 25, 2009

"Everyone keeps saying bakunyuu, bakunyuu, what does that mean?"You knew it had to happen, and it’s indeed here. The fourth installment of boobs-‘n’-brawls anime Ikki Tousen was officially announced today, with a preview site now live. Titled Ikki Tousen: Xtreme Xecutor, the anime promises to introduce many characters from the manga never before seen in the previous anime seasons. The big attraction this season is Bachou (AKA Ma Chao), who will be voiced by Endou Aya (Sheryl Nome in Macross Frontier) and, presumably, will spend a lot of her time having her clothes blown off in fan servicey fights. There will also be a special “Episode 0” preview DVD available at Comic Market.

Ikki Tousen XX follows Dragon Destiny and Great Guardians in the Ikki Tousen tradition, which involves incredibly loose interpretations of characters from the Chinese epic novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms and a whole lot of large-breasted high school girls getting into fights with each other to see who’s the strongest.

Ikki Tousen makes no pretense at being anything more than it is – the official site refers to the series as a “Bakunyuu Bishoujo Hyper Battle” (“Busty Beauty Hyper Battle,” roughly), and the title of the episode 0 DVD is “Mochiron Misechau Mushuushou da yo!” (“Of course we’ll show you, it’s uncensored!”). So really, just from the character designs and the marketing, you’ll know exactly whether or not you’ll like it.

I’ve never gotten into Ikki Tousen myself, though I’ve often used it to torment Chinese friends who grew up on the Romance of the Three Kingdoms stories and have a hard time dealing with what the Japanese have done to their beloved heroes. But I have to say – it’s always tempted me, and I just might make it my guilty pleasure for the season, especially with near-porn shows like Queen’s Blade and Seikon no Qwaser making the no-holds-barred fan service of Ikki Tousen seem tame in comparison.

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