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Type: TV
Length: 12 episodes
Genre: Action
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Ikki Tousen: Dragon Destiny

Summary

The spirits of fighters from 1800 years ago have been revived today. They're competing for control of Kanto as if controlled by their destinies. The three leaders who harbor the power of dragons gain great power when they're awakened, but only in exchange for the risk of shortening their own lives. The dragon gem is said to be the only thing that can control those dragons.

Review

The story is pretty basic, but the way everything unfolds kept me interested all the way through, similar to the first season. Though the refreshed character designs and introduction of some new characters makes this season feel a bit different. Hakufu is no longer the main character. She does play a big role, but the show switches its focus on Seito Academy. Ryuubi is apparently the new lead character; she can't fight, and is rather stupidly annoying. Thankfully there is a lot more going on with other characters that she doesn't take up too much screen time. There are tons of fighters, and it can be difficult to keep track of which school they are fighting for. I quite enjoy some of the characters in this show, particularly Ryomou, because they are pretty kick-ass, but I don't really care about them.

This time around the fights really deliver. In fact, almost all the fights in this season are quite good. This is an action series done right. The fights do not disappoint. The fights aren't like some shonen action shows where they drag on the whole episode. They might be a minute or two, which gives you a good, intense fight. This season is even more violent than the first one.

The animation is a step up from the first season. The artwork can look a bit cheap at times especially in some frames during action sequences, though you probably won't notice unless you pause the video. Still, the fights are animated well and there is some good fluidity to the scenes that need it most. The show looks darn good. The opening and endings are appropriate but not particularly memorable.

The show is once again full of fan service. All the characters have big boobs. I did find it odd that the show seems to show nipples at times and nipple-less breast at others, though. It features some good eye-catches.

Once again, this season tells a pretty self-contained story that wraps up by the end. If you want a good fighting show and don't mind fan service, then I recommended Dragon Destiny, though the less impressive first season is required viewing.
Score: score
Written by Marc Frost on

Content content grade

Language
Some profanity.

Violence
Very violent fighting with blood and deaths. Images of characters and animals disemboweled.

Sex
Tons of panty shots, some detailed nudity, peeing, and a few scenes of on-screen sex.