At Daimon High School, P.E. is the most important class. It's so important, bouts between students are broadcasted, with running commentary, throughout the school. These bouts are called "K-Fights" and they are very important indeed.
The champion is a fetching young lady with fiery red hair and a hot sword to match. Her name is Ryoko and her aspiration is to be a samurai. The only obstacles are a full-of-himself fighter named Shizuma Kusanagi, a jealous upperclassmate and her duties as the Demon Lord of Yenen. It's a hard challenge to become a samurai when you keep getting swept away to fight demon beasts.
Samurai Girl Real Bout High School is a bit of a smorgasbord in the realm of fighting anime. There's plenty of hand to hand and sword to sword action but there is also heaping helpings of mystical powers, mythical beasts and uproarious comedy. Which is all to be expected from a story that gently mocks both fighting mangas and combat video games.
Luckily, Gonzo, a studio with a fine reputation for action and comedy, has deftly combined both. Unlike similar series such as Ikki Tousen or Tenjho Tenge, there is less blood and skin but you don't feel cheated. The artwork is nicely done and the pace is good. All in all, a fun series to enjoy.
Volume 1: "Enter The Samurai Girl" Plot Summary:
Meet Ryoko - she is a student at Daimon High School, famous for it's K-Fight system and an aspiring samurai. Her skill with the sword is unrivaled and she is popular with nearly everyone. Of course, being on top means that there is always someone looking to knock you off.
In the first volume of Samurai Girl Real Bout High School, that "someone" comes in many different forms. A jealous upperclassmate who wants the attention for herself, a blowhard male rival who's fists are nearly as quick as his mouth and a mysterious blue pendant that suddenly transports Ryoko to an otherworldy place populated with fire-breathing dragons and where she is known as "The Demon Lord of Yenen."
It's up to Ryoko to figure out what is going on before she ends up either as the loser or dinner.
Languages: English & Japanese with subtitles
Video: 4:3 NTSC Standard Aspect Ratio
Audio: Dolby Digital
American Release Status: Unavailable
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Creator: Reiji Saiga & Sora Inoue
Director: Shinichi Toukairin
Character Designer: Keiji Goto
Music: Takeshi Yasuda
Animation Director: Hiroyuki Kanbe
Animation Studio: Gonzo
American Producers: Tokyo Pop
Volume 1 Information
Title: Enter The Samurai Girl
Running Time: 100
Number of Episodes On This Volume: 4
1: Samurai Girl Appears
2: The Strongest Man on Earth Joins the Fight
3: Enter the Way of the Swordsman
4: The Girl with Deep Black Eyes
Sorry, a synopsis of this volume is currently unavailable.