April 30, 2008

Ikkitousen: Great Guardians!

This might be one of the greatest moments EVER here at The Pond...


The third of the Ikkitousen series is scheduled to hit the airwaves this summer, but a preview clip on DVD was recently released in Japan.  Thenceforth, it made its way to way to the 'net, and from there, to my computer.

And now, to you!

MY Mou-chan?  Clumsy?  Oh, h*ll no!

From the looks of it, it'll be picking up pretty much from where Ikkitousen: Dragon Destiny ended, though Mou-chan and Hakufu were working in a cosplay cafe at that time.

There's not much else you can tell from the preview, but it's entertaining to watch all the same!

Mou-chan commands you to click below!
NSFW past the click...

                       Just how does Kan-u expect to get any leverage with that cross-armed stance?
If anything, the animation quality has gone up from I-DD, which was pretty good to begin with.  No, we're not talking KyoAni here, but it's still darn good lookin'. 

This being Ikkitousen, of COURSE there's copious amounts of fanservice:

...and the attendant high-kicks:

                                              How could anybody NOT like this show?
...and onsen episodes:

                                                 You should see what the pan-up showed.
...and yuri, both implied:

                                              Wasn't the green-haired one killed once?
...and realized:

                                                         Not that this is a surprise, but...


Understand something here: I've left out the REALLY ecchi shots.  And I mean ecchi-nearing-hentai-ecchi.  As it is, I can't imagine how they intend to broadcast this show.  I can only assume that the preview has most of the "objectionable" stuff on it... I'll tell you, the preview makes the I-DD omakes look tame.

                                                  This one's for you, Steven.

Okay, I'll admit it: I'm as giddy as a schoolduck right now.  The rest of you can have your highbrow shows... I'll take I:GG every time.  At the very least, it'll be "fun-bad", and it might just be pretty decent.  I won't even call it my "secret shame" anymore.  I'm going to revel in this one.

Never fear, The Pond will bring every episode to you in detail!

Posted by: Wonderduck at 09:31 PM | Comments (6) | Add Comment
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1 Jezeus Kristo, why bother with skirts?

Posted by: Will at April 30, 2008 11:02 PM (ZhN+Z)

2 As to the ecchi, almost certainly they'll censor them for broadcast and remove the censorship for DVD release.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at April 30, 2008 11:07 PM (+rSRq)

3 Please mail me DVDs :-P~

Posted by: Ed at May 01, 2008 06:04 AM (t12k+)

4 Forgot to sign that note.  It's me, Ed Hering, from Atomic Fungus.

Posted by: Ed at May 01, 2008 06:11 AM (t12k+)

5 Of course, the most important question of all: how will the new series top the ITDD omakes?

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at May 01, 2008 12:21 PM (+rSRq)

6 Will, it's very simple: if they didn't have skirts, they wouldn't be wearing schoolgirl outfits.

Posted by: Wonderduck at May 01, 2008 05:40 PM (AW3EJ)

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