Anime Openings #5: The World of Martial Arts

Well, we’ve reached the fifth post about anime ops and its time to adress another anime genre, the Martial arts genre. I must say that as many fans of anime I’ve always enjoyed Dragon Ball and Martial arts anime. I consider them to be not only amazing in their action but to have good and sometimes funny stories. Now for this post I’ve not included Dragon Ball because I intend to add it in another post but I’ve added the openings of some anime I like a lot and you should definitely check out if you have the time. Enjoy.

Fist of the North Star

Title: You wa shock!/ Ai Wo Torimodose!!

Artist: Crystal King

Video uploaded to YouTube by Kenshiro2486

Plot Summary: “In the year 199X, human civilization has been all but destroyed by a nuclear holocaust. In an age where the strong rule over the weak, the survivors of the fallout struggle over the remaining supply food and water left. Kenshiro, successor to an ancient, deadly martial art known as Hokuto Shinken (Fist of the North Star), wanders the wasteland with seven scars in the shape of the Big Dipper on his chest. Accompanied by his companions this man brings Justice to the lawless world…”

Ranma 1/2

Title: “Jajauma ni Sasenaide”

Artist: Etsuko Nishio

Video uploaded to YouTube by alcool9968

Plot Summary: “Ranma accidentally falls into a cursed pool and is cursed to turn into a girl whenever he gets wet. To add to his problems his father informs him that he has a fiancée called Tendou Akane and him and his father begin living at the Tendou’s, however his problems don’t end there. His father seemingly has betrothed him to more than one girl, his female form is the object of unwanted male attentions and he also has gained the enmity of guys who are in love with Akane”

Kenichi, Earth’s Mightiest Disciple

Title: Be Strong

Artist: Yazumi Kana

Video uploaded to YouTube by Leo Raynald

Plot Summary: “‘Weak Legs’ Kenichi Shirahama would rather spend his time reading self-improvement books than fighting. However, when he finally works up the courage to become strong and join his school’s karate club, he is coerced into fighting a bullying upperclassman who is intent on getting him kicked out of the club. He is about to give it all up until he falls for his mysterious new classmate, Miu Furinji. In order to face this challenge, he undergoes rigorous training at the dojo she lives at, Ryouzanpaku. Some initial training by the masters there allow him to defeat his upperclassman, however his fighting prowess brings him to the attention of the powerful gang of delinquents, Ragnarok. Wishing to protect the things he loves and determined to have the strength to face the increasing adversity, he must learn various martial arts from the dojo’s resident masters, taking Karate, Muay Thai, Ju Jitsu and Chinese Martial Arts and combining them to create his own fighting style!”