Master of Martial Hearts DVD Anime Classics
About Master of Martial Hearts DVD Anime Classics
This Master of Martial Hearts complete set contains episodes 1-5.
Aya Iseshima's carefree existence takes a bone-crushingly violent turn when she wanders into the midst of a sadistic, girl-on-girl martial arts tournament. Her freshly pressed school uniform doesn't stand a chance of surviving this pugilistic peep show, but Aya's out to prove that she can take a pounding just as well as the other knock-outs in this clandestine competition.
If she manages to survive a series of fabric-shredding fights with titillating teachers, sultry stewardesses, and mesmerizing maidens of the moe variety, Aya's every wish will be granted by a mysterious jewel known as the Platonic Heart. But if she goes down for the count, she'll join the growing ranks of brutally bruised yet resiliently buxom beauties that are never heard from again!
Special Features: Video Commentary with Japanese Voice Cast, Textless Songs.
Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles.
- Publisher: FUNIMATION
- Media: DVD
- Spoken Language: English, Japanese
- Subtitle Language: English
- Genre: Action
- Themes: Battles, Fan Service
- Age Rating: 17+
- Run Time: 150
- Release Date: 12/6/2011
- Dimensional Weight: 1
- Region Code: 1
Ratings & Reviews
Nothing but ridiculous ecchi, with a good story IDEA
The idea of this anime was WONDERFUL. I actually liked the concept. But the amount of ecchi was ridiculous! I could only ask one thing: 'Since when do blouses and/or shirt WITHOUT buttons open completely and split a girl's bra with one kick?' It really ticked me off, because the series seemed pretty good for a series with only five episodes!
And the ending.... I won't spoil it, but it was just awful. I was expecting more of a good cliffhanger, but THAT?! It just downright made me wanna scream (which I did).
I watched this on Netflix, so I can't really say anything about the packaging, but based on my Ouran Anime Classics Edition, I'd say it's normal: sturdy with everything NECESSARY and nothing too extra.
If you can get past the ridiculous ecchi, it's actually pretty good.
So vile, probably the worst thing to have passed through my DVD player. The concept and story line was pretty vile. It could have promise, if they started from the base concept. Save your money.
A big let down
by Nyan Cat
The show ended abruptly and I got no closure what so ever.
Do not be fooled by the cover, this is not worth watching at all.
Master of Martial Hearts is a wolf in sheeps clothing. By the cover and the description of the plot, you would expect a harmless fanserivce anime about ladies fighting. While to an extent that is true, this anime has a very very dark side to it. For the first 4 episodes, the anime is exactly what is advertised. When the last 2 episodes start however, the anime turns dark. While tone shifts can work in anime, this one is a complete failure, and ruins the entire program.
The tone takes the lighthearted fanservice anime and turns it into a nasty, disturbing piece of garbage. The best way to describe the anime is a fanservice show that does a crazy left turn into Elfen Lied territory complete with a School Days style ending.
Only those who enjoy really dark anime will get any semblance of enjoyment out of this, all others (especially fanservice fans who maybe suckered in by this) should avoid this at all costs.
Decent before the last episode (Slight Spoilers)
by Daniel -
Watching through this with low expectations, I was trying to figure out why others didn’t like it. Was it because of the fan service or how it doesn’t explain much about the plot? I thought it was a fine show for what it was. I didn’t take it too seriously, thought it was a bit ridiculous at times, but mainly just saw it as like a Ikki Tousen type show. I would even say I was enjoying it a bit... Then the last episode kinda confirmed to me why others don’t quite like this show. There are many twists and turns and it seems to throw away an okay plot for a drama/Shyamalan twist type show. It kinda sullied my experience with this show. Even though I wasn’t quite feeling it, I stuck with it... And then the “Sopranos” type ending came and literally made me say “What the F was that?” The whole last episode wasn’t necessarily a train wreck, but it did come out of nowhere and didn’t quite work. In the end, this show had a decent start, but the ending just killed it.