The Best Episodes of Ikki Tousen

Last Updated: Dec 7, 2018

In the Kanto region of Japan, seven high schools take place in a turf war for territorial supremacy: Nanyo Academy, Kyosho Academy, Seito Academy, Yoshu Academy, Rakuyo High School, Gogun High School, and Yoshu Private School. The fighters of each school bear the sacred jewels called magatama, which contains the essence of warriors from the Three Kingdoms era of Ancient China 1800 years ago, as well as their fates.

Awakening of the Devil King

#1 - Awakening of the Devil King

Season 2 - Episode 2

Kakuka's scheming causes Sousou's dragon to awaken; Ryomou visits Seito High School.

star 7.80
6 votes
Directors: Koichi Ohata
Writers: Takao Yoshioka
Summer Comes to the Watermelon Patch

#2 - Summer Comes to the Watermelon Patch

Season 1 - Episode 12

Toutaku forces Hakufu to battle Ryofu, otherwise Ryoumou will be killed. The girls fight each other, but also attempt to go after Toutaku. It looks like no one will be able to win, until Ryofu defies her fate, and uses her ultimate technique. Hakufu and Ryoumou learn Saji's true identity and they go to rescue Koukin and confront Saji.

star 7.80
6 votes
Writers: Takao Yoshioka
Farewell to Hakufu and the Days of Fighting

#3 - Farewell to Hakufu and the Days of Fighting

Season 1 - Episode 13

Hakufu and Ryoumei go after Ouin Shishi, who manages to enrage Hakufu. But instead of her dragon spirit manifesting, Hakufu channels the remaining influence of Toutaku and gets out of control. Can Koukin save her from her fate? Ukitsu also comes back for a final challenge.

star 7.80
6 votes
Writers: Takao Yoshioka
An Encounter with the Crouching Dragon

#4 - An Encounter with the Crouching Dragon

Season 2 - Episode 6

Kan'u leaves Seito to judge famed strategist Koumei Shokatsuryou's worthiness, yet she is unknowingly followed by two familiar faces.

star 7.80
5 votes
Directors: Koichi Ohata
Writers: Takao Yoshioka
Why! The Betrayal of Gōei!

#5 - Why! The Betrayal of Gōei!

Season 1 - Episode 8

Nanyou Academy gets to fight Kyoshou Academy in this round. Hakufu Sonsaku is up against Kakouton "Basic" Genjou, but Aunt Goei arrives; whom will she support? Ryomou's opponent, Kakuka Houkou isn't a pushover either. Meanwhile, Kaku Bunwa and Ryofu Housen get into a heated conflict; Ryofu Housen and Chinkyuu Koudai decide to walk away from Toutaku's gang.

star 7.80
6 votes
Writers: Takao Yoshioka
A Confrontation With Destiny

#6 - A Confrontation With Destiny

Season 1 - Episode 7

Hakufu and Koukin manage to fend off the crazed snake-like Kannei Kouha. Ryofu continues to pursue her own relationships with the possibility of betraying Tontaku. Shimei Ryomou fights the beautiful but deadly schoolgirl-uniformed Kanu Unchou of Seito Private School on the rooftops. Hakufu gets in another battle as well.

star 7.80
6 votes
Writers: Takao Yoshioka
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An Angry Hakufu and a School Wide Counterattack

#7 - An Angry Hakufu and a School Wide Counterattack

Season 1 - Episode 5

The Great Fighter's Tournament is approaching quickly. Totaku, the previous victor, is hoping that the other schools will eliminate each other, leaving him to do battle with the sole, under-strengthed school left in the tournament (other than his own), and in order for ends to meet, he has rigged the draw for the tournament. Hakufu goes on a rampage to avenge Taishiji, but is defeated, until the spirit awakens within her once again...

star 7.70
6 votes
Writers: Takao Yoshioka
Love Your Soldiers Like Your Children

#8 - Love Your Soldiers Like Your Children

Season 3 - Episode 4

Mysterious necklaces that unleash their wearers’ deepest desires create havoc at a martial arts shrine. Pretty ones, beware what lurks within!

star 7.60
5 votes
Directors: Koichi Ohata
Writers: Masanao Akaboshi
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A Duel! Taishiji vs. Sonsaku

#9 - A Duel! Taishiji vs. Sonsaku

Season 1 - Episode 4

The schools throughout Kanto begin to form short-term alliances as a means of disposing of their enemies. Taishiji is given an order to execute Hakufu Sonsaku. After his school's Fighters render Koukin incapable to fight, Hakufu does battle with Taishiji himself. How will it all end?

star 7.50
6 votes
Writers: Takao Yoshioka
Viva Hot Springs!

#10 - Viva Hot Springs!

Season 1 - Episode 9

Aunt Goei takes Hakufu and Koukin to a mountain hot springs that seems to attract some of the other female fighters including Ryoumou and Ryofu who are also hoping to recover. Hakufu catches up to Ryoumou and they spar with Hakufu's old teacher Choukou.

star 7.50
6 votes
Writers: Takao Yoshioka
A Confrontation at Nanyou

#11 - A Confrontation at Nanyou

Season 1 - Episode 2

Fighters from Rakuyo High School have been found hanging around near Nanyou Academy. Rakuyo is headed by the fierce Fighter Totaku, who has conquered a couple of the schools in Kanto. Other schools have been banding together against him. Meanwhile, while running late for school, Koukin reveals to Hakufu that he would be willing to sacrifice himself if it meant protecting her. Gakushu questions Saji over Nanyou Academy's leader, Enjyutsu, whom he has not seen in months. Gakushu feels that there is something going on that he has been kept in the dark about. Enjyutsu sees Hakufu as a threat and issues the order to Big Four member Kannei to execute her to prevent her destiny from being fulfilled. This order is given to the whole of Nanyou Academy, and results in Hakufu doing battle with Kannei and Ryomou, while Koukin fights all of the students and Saji. Will they all survive? And what is Saji planning?

star 7.40
5 votes
Writers: Takao Yoshioka
Chibi Ablaze!

#12 - Chibi Ablaze!

Season 2 - Episode 12

The final battle commences, as three dragons fight for survival and domination as they did thousands of years ago.

star 7.40
5 votes
Directors: Koichi Ohata
Writers: Takao Yoshioka
Use the Highest Intelligence of the Army for Purposes of Spying

#13 - Use the Highest Intelligence of the Army for Purposes of Spying

Season 3 - Episode 6

A quest to recover lost memories lures Hakufu’s crew into an ambush at an abandoned school. Amidst a flurry of flying fists, they revisit the past.

star 7.40
5 votes
Directors: Koichi Ohata
Writers: Masanao Akaboshi
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A Minor Leader's Glorious Defeat

#14 - A Minor Leader's Glorious Defeat

Season 2 - Episode 8

Sonsaku journeys to Kyoshou alone to seek justice for Kakouen's rampage, but a surprising opponent is waiting there.

star 7.40
5 votes
Directors: Koichi Ohata
Writers: Takao Yoshioka
The Movements of a Newborn Dragon's Spirit

#15 - The Movements of a Newborn Dragon's Spirit

Season 2 - Episode 1

Ryomou stealthily pursues the Dragon Jade while the dragon hidden within Sousou begins to stir.

star 7.40
5 votes
Directors: Koichi Ohata
Writers: Takao Yoshioka
Kanu's Surrender

#16 - Kanu's Surrender

Season 2 - Episode 7

Influenced by the desires of his ancient incarnation, Sousou goes to great lengths to have Kan'u at his side once again.

star 7.40
5 votes
Directors: Koichi Ohata
Writers: Takao Yoshioka
Dripping Blood, Shedding Tears

#17 - Dripping Blood, Shedding Tears

Season 2 - Episode 3

The awakening of Ryuubi's dragon forces Ryomou to flee; Sonsaku and the Nanyou gang at last make their first appearance.

star 7.30
6 votes
Directors: Koichi Ohata
Writers: Takao Yoshioka
The Great Tournament Begins

#18 - The Great Tournament Begins

Season 1 - Episode 6

The new Fighters Tournament has now commenced. Which school will come out on top? Will anyone defeat Toutaku? How will Nanjou Academy go with Hakufu Sonsaku fighting for them? And will the spirit living inside her be awakened once again?

star 7.30
6 votes
Writers: Takao Yoshioka
The Champions

#19 - The Champions

Season 1 - Episode 1

Seven schools are competing for complete control over the region of Kanto. The students are known as "Fighters", and each carry a sacred bead, or Magatama, and enclosed in it is a spirit of an ancient fighter from 1800 years ago in Chinese history. The Fighters are destined to the fates of their Magatama. Enter Hakufu Sonsaku, a big-breasted, air-headed bimbo, who joins the ranks of Nanjou Academy, alongside her cousin, Koukin. Encassed in her Magatama is the spirit of a fierce warrior who conquered the lands 1800 years previous, but was killed at an early age. The Big Four of Nanyou Academy see her as a threat and wish to prevent history from repeating itself.

star 7.30
7 votes
Writers: Takao Yoshioka
Cruel Toushi

#20 - Cruel Toushi

Season 2 - Episode 5

Ryomou's battle comes to an unforeseen end; Sousou loses more of himself to his ancient namesake.

star 7.20
5 votes
Directors: Koichi Ohata
Writers: Takao Yoshioka
Chance Meeting Between Two Dragons

#21 - Chance Meeting Between Two Dragons

Season 2 - Episode 4

The looming threat of Kyoshou lures Nanyou into the plot. During a visit to Seito to search for answers, an assassin is sent to face Ryomou.

star 7.20
6 votes
Directors: Koichi Ohata
Writers: Takao Yoshioka
The War of Toushi

#22 - The War of Toushi

Season 2 - Episode 11

Koumei Shokatsuryou's master plan comes to fruition, with Nanyou and Seito once again forming an alliance against Kyoshou and replaying the events of the Battle of Red Cliffs 1800 years later.

star 7.20
5 votes
Directors: Koichi Ohata
Writers: Takao Yoshioka
Ryofu - Love and Death

#23 - Ryofu - Love and Death

Season 1 - Episode 11

Ukitsu was about to fight Hakufu, but Hakufu was weakened by Toutaku's touch, so she gives up. Goei, Ryoumou and Koukin ponder Hakufu's destiny where her dragon fighting spirit may awaken and she might lose her life. Ryoumou and Koukin look for Gakushuu. Koukin meets Saji who invites him to see the senior leader Enjutsu, but then gets ambushed and attacked. Hakufu stays home for the day, but then learns of her fate, and decides to go after Toutaku.

star 7.20
6 votes
Writers: Takao Yoshioka
An Encounter Between the Ruler and the Devil

#24 - An Encounter Between the Ruler and the Devil

Season 1 - Episode 10

Aunt Goei gives Hakufu and Koukin some tickets to the pool. Ryoumou ponders her fate to guard Hakufu. At the pool, Toutaku catches Hakufu in an alone moment, and befriends her with some watermelon. The mysterious and foreshadowing Ukitsu appears before Goei, looking for Hakufu. Chinkyuu gets caught stealing the Gyokuji. Ukitsu arrives at the pool and challenges Hakufu to a fight. Ryofu decides to get her revenge.

star 7.20
6 votes
Writers: Takao Yoshioka
Koukin's Vissitude

#25 - Koukin's Vissitude

Season 2 - Episode 10

Koukin is still devastated by a loss and wanders without purpose, until a chance encounter with Seito's Kan'u reestablishes his resolve.

star 7.00
5 votes
Directors: Koichi Ohata
Writers: Takao Yoshioka