In the small spaces between some of the stupidest, most mind-bogglingly absurd service, the second disk of Ikkitousen Xtreme Xecutor is awesome.
Mind you, if you cut out the service, you’d have about 15 minutes left, but it would be an amazing 15 minutes.
The fighters realize that Shibai is again striving for hegemony, but in reality this time it’s Kentei’s 1800 year old grudge of a spirit using her body. Whatevs, they defeat Kentei. And tucked away before the climax Kanu and Ryomou have a fantastic fight, if you can see past the tits and crotches. (Can we have a talk, guys? Is this really a turn-on for you? Really? I worry about you sometimes, I do.) But the fight is pretty fantastic, although my preference would be for them to go at it without an 1800-year old spirit calling the shots.
Hakufu saves the day, because she’s the hero, and defeats Kentei, who insists that nope, he’s not dead yet! He comes back once more in the body of Teni’i, but she’s no match for anyone.
And then I sit through the most excruciating extras ever, because although I am not a sex-starved boy I know that what teeny-weeny, itty-bitty bit of Yuri that exists in this series comes in the extra about Ryuubi’s birthday. Kanu still has it bad and still will do nothing about it.
Gosh this series is a piece of crap. And yet, in my head, stripped (haha) of the service and pandering, it’s amazing. Yay my head, I love you. ^_^
Art – 7
Story – Plot and fights are great. 9.
Characters – I like them. 8
Service – A lot. Way more than is actually sensible. I feel bad for folks who like the service, because it’s so…much.
Yuri – 3
Overall – Nothing about this series is any good, except the plot, the fighting, the animation and the characters. 8