Shin Ikki Tousen promises to deliver fighting action and fan service in equal doses. Pic credit: GENCO/Arms

Shin Ikki Tousen is set to hit TV screens soon and likely provide martial arts fans with the fighting action they’ve been looking for. According to a recent tweet from the official Twitter account, the TV anime broadcast will begin on May 17, 2022 at 8:30 PM.

However, an advanced showing of the first episode will be released on March 27, 2022. The entire series will consist of just three episodes and will end on May 31, 2022. Also, a striking key visual has made the rounds showing off the main characters. and enthusiastic fans.

And the fanfare comes as no surprise, as it’s part of the popular Ikki Tousen franchise, known for its big-breasted schoolgirl fighters as the main draw.

The original manga series, written by Yuji Shiozaki, was launched in Japan on April 26, 2000 and ended on August 26, 2015. Serialization began in Comic GUM and Wani Books published 24 volumes of the manga. Tokyopop has licensed and published the series in North America and the United Kingdom, but under a different title: Battle Vixens.

But the manga series didn’t end there – as sequel – Shin Ikki Tousen (New Battle Vixens), began serialization in Young King OURs magazine on November 30, 2015.

What is Shin Ikki Tousen’s story?

According to a translated extract from the official websitethe story revolves around the following:

“A masterpiece of high school girl hyperfight ‘Ikki Tousen’ that revives the soul of the Three Kingdoms hero who colored history. If the new chapter is decided to animate “Shin Ikki Tousen” in the series Young King Ours! The “death struggle” that Arms has to face, far surpassing the fierce battles of the beautiful fighters to date, begins here!”

Sonken Chuubou, Shimei Ryomou, Hakufu Sonsaku, Asaemon Yamada, Shiryuu Chou'un, Iwao Sasaki, and Kusunoki Tamonmaru appear in the Shin Ikki Tousen key visual.
The feisty ladies of Shin Ikki Tousen show their fighting spirit in this striking key visual. Pic credit: GENCO/Arms

Who are the cast and staff behind this anime TV series?

To date, we have confirmation from the following Japanese voice cast members:

  • Ayaka Ohashi as Chuubou Sonken
  • Atsumi Tanezaki as Asaemon Yamada
  • Yuuko Kaida as Simei Ryomou
  • Masumi Asano as Hakufu Sonsaku
  • Hitomi Nabatame as Unchou Kan’u
  • Yuu Asakawa as Shiryuu Chou’un
  • Mai Kadowaki as Koumei Shokatsuu
  • Chiaki Takahashi as Himiko’

Rion Kujou, responsible for storyboarding for the Naruto TV anime series (Fall 2002), directs Shin Ikki Tousen. Studio Arms provides the animation, but the studio is said to have declared bankruptcy in 2020. And this could be why they only produced three episodes of the upcoming martial arts series.

A scene from the TV anime series Shin Ikki Tousen in which Asaemon Yamada leaps forward with her sword in hand.
Asaemon Yamada doesn’t mess around as she is a Special A-Rank fighter with impressive sword skills. Pic credit: GENCO/Arms

Furthermore, the production company GENCO, responsible for Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? We’ll soon know if this fighting action series will live up to expectations. Stay tuned!


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