History Anime / AyanesHighKick

14th Feb '17 8:52:39 AM PF
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* FailedAuditionPlot: The first episode begins with Ayane royally screwing up an audition to become a pro wrestler, which she's dreamed about all her life. After being scouted by Kunimitsu, she decides to put all of her energy into training for another shot. Unfortunately, she's unaware that the next "shot" she's training for is actually for kickboxing.

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* FailedAuditionPlot: The first episode begins with Ayane royally screwing up an audition a tryout to become a pro wrestler, which she's dreamed about all her life. After being scouted by Kunimitsu, she decides to put all of her energy into training for another shot. Unfortunately, she's unaware that the next "shot" she's training for is actually for kickboxing.



* MouthyKid: Ayane's [[AnnoyingYoungerSibling annoying younger brother]] Kenta, who we first see butting into an argument between Ayane and her mother about Ayane skipping school to attend a pro wrestling tryout:

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* MouthyKid: Ayane's [[AnnoyingYoungerSibling annoying younger brother]] Kenta, who we is first see seen butting into an argument between Ayane and her mother about Ayane skipping school to attend a pro wrestling tryout:



* ThreeAmigos: Ayane, Kayoko and Kappei, even if the first has a low opinion of the last.

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* ThreeAmigos: Ayane, Kayoko Kayoko, and Kappei, even if the first though Ayane has a low opinion of the last.latter.
14th Feb '17 6:51:35 AM PF
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For as long as Ayane Mitsui can remember, she has dreamed of becoming a [[ProfessionalWrestling professional wrestler]]. Now she has a chance to make those dreams come true: a tryout for the Wrestling/AllJapanWomensProWrestling circuit, in front of her idol and who she hopes to be her future rival, Women's World Champion Wrestling/ManamiToyota. These hopes are quickly dashed when a failed vaulting maneuver ends up with Ayane crashing through the judging table, leaving two of the judges injured and Ayane without a contract.

However, Ayane's performance catches the eye of a former trainer who approaches her after the match, stating that she had the best legs that he had ever seen on a young female athlete. He offers to train her in his indie dojo, which turns out to be a ramshackle lot situated underneath a nearby highway. Hungry for any chance to become a pro wrestler, Ayane accepts, and begins the most grueling training regiment of her life.

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For as long as Ayane Mitsui can remember, she has dreamed of becoming a [[ProfessionalWrestling professional wrestler]]. Now she has a chance to make those dreams come true: true with a tryout for the Wrestling/AllJapanWomensProWrestling circuit, circuit in front of her idol idol, and who she hopes to be her future rival, Women's World Champion Wrestling/ManamiToyota. These hopes are quickly dashed when a failed vaulting maneuver ends up with Ayane crashing through the judging table, leaving two of the judges injured and Ayane her without a contract.

However, Ayane's performance performance, however, catches the eye of a former trainer who approaches her after the match, stating that she had the best legs that he had ever seen on a young female athlete. He offers to train her in his indie dojo, which turns out to be a ramshackle lot situated underneath a nearby highway. Hungry for any chance to become a pro wrestler, Ayane accepts, and begins the most grueling training regiment of her life.
14th Feb '17 6:46:05 AM PF
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* {{Adorkable}}: Ayane's obsession with puroresu. In her very introduction, she tries a lot of high-flying wrestling maneuvers and notably puts all her heart on it, CallingYourAttacks included. (Interestingly, she seems to mistake the Phoenix Splash for the shooting star press, which might or might not be a hint that she actually doesn't know so much about the technicalities of pro wrestling and is more into it for the action.)
* AndTheAdventureContinues: The second and final episode ends with Kunimitsu grabbing Ayane for another kickboxing match.

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* {{Adorkable}}: Ayane's obsession with puroresu. In her very introduction, she tries a lot of high-flying wrestling maneuvers and notably puts all her heart on it, CallingYourAttacks included. (Interestingly, she seems to mistake the Phoenix Splash for the shooting star press, which might or might not be a hint that she actually doesn't know so much about the technicalities of pro wrestling and is more into it for the action.)\n
* AndTheAdventureContinues: The second and final episode ends with Kunimitsu [[spoiler:Kunimitsu grabbing Ayane for another kickboxing match.]]



* BittersweetEnding: Ayane beats Sakurako, but it happens only by sheer luck and she knows it.

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* BittersweetEnding: Ayane [[spoiler:Ayane beats Sakurako, but it happens only by sheer luck and she knows it.]]



* FinishingMove: Ayane's "Golden High Kick". Due to the length of her strong legs, she can land a blow directly to her opponents temple... which Kunimitsu asserts will lead to a certain K.O.
--> "Your flexible legs will not just pound your opponent... they'll spin their cerebral cortex with their Golden High Kicks!"
* ImagineSpot: We get to see one of these from Ayane when Kunimitsu makes his pitch to get her to join his dojo, declaring that she can become a champion. She sees herself in the middle of a ring with a pro wrestling world title belt and a cheering crowd, unaware that Kunimitsu is actually referring to her becoming a champion ''kickboxer''.

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* FinishingMove: Ayane's "Golden High Kick". Due to the length of her strong legs, she can land a blow directly to her opponents temple... temple, which Kunimitsu asserts will lead to a certain K.O.
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--> "Your ''"Your flexible legs will not just pound your opponent... they'll spin their cerebral cortex with their Golden High Kicks!"
Kicks!"''
* ImagineSpot: We get to see one of these from Ayane does this when Kunimitsu makes his pitch to get her to join his dojo, declaring that she can become a champion. She sees herself in the middle of a ring with a pro wrestling world title belt and a cheering crowd, unaware that Kunimitsu is actually referring to her becoming a champion ''kickboxer''.



* LeftHanging: As the OVA was originally conceived to be of six episodes, the ending of the second and final episode is positively abrupt. We never discover, for instance, whether Ayane will manage to become a pro wrestler and face Wrestling/ManamiToyota or will decide to stay in kickboxing.
* MadeOfIron: Inexplicably, the female fighter who receives an overhead belly to belly suplex by Ayane and gets spiked head-first on the mat is completely unaffected by the move, and her sole reaction is getting up angrily, without tending her neck or merely looking dizzy. In real life, the move could probably knock out or injury an untrained receiver (heck, even trained pro wrestlers often get neck injuries from repeated suplexing), especially considering in this case it happens in a kickboxing ring, which has probably harder and thinner padding than a pro wrestling one.

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* LeftHanging: As the OVA was originally conceived to be of six episodes, the ending of the second and final episode is positively abrupt. We never discover, for For instance, it isn't revealed whether Ayane will manage to become a pro wrestler and face Wrestling/ManamiToyota Manami Toyota or will decide to stay in kickboxing.
* MadeOfIron: Inexplicably, the female fighter who receives an overhead belly to belly suplex by Ayane and gets spiked head-first on the mat is completely unaffected by the move, and her sole reaction is getting up angrily, without tending her neck or merely looking dizzy. In real life, the move could probably knock out or injury an untrained receiver (heck, even trained pro wrestlers often get neck injuries from repeated suplexing), especially considering in this case it happens in a kickboxing ring, which has probably harder and thinner padding than a pro wrestling one.



** After being told to be facing a kickboxer, Ayane (who believes to be training for pro wrestling) thinks she will fight an ''ishu kakutōgi sen'', the Different Style Matches staged by Wrestling/AntonioInoki against real martial artists.

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** After being told to be facing a kickboxer, Ayane (who Ayane, who believes to be training for pro wrestling) wrestling, thinks she will fight an ''ishu kakutōgi sen'', the Different Style Matches staged by Wrestling/AntonioInoki against real martial artists.



* TrainingMontage: When Ayane is training for (what she believes to be) her first pro wrestling/kickboxing mixed martial arts match, the montage includes her practicing punches and kicks near the road by car light, getting hit in the stomach by Kunimitsu with a medicine ball while doing sit-ups, doing pull-ups while wearing a weight suit, and of course jogging up stairs. All set to an upbeat rock tune, as one would expect.

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* TrainingMontage: When Ayane is training for (what what she believes to be) be her first pro wrestling/kickboxing mixed martial arts match, the montage includes her practicing punches and kicks near the road by car light, getting hit in the stomach by Kunimitsu with a medicine ball while doing sit-ups, doing pull-ups while wearing a weight suit, and of course course, jogging up stairs. All set to an upbeat rock tune, as one would expect.
14th Feb '17 6:34:00 AM PF
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For as long as Ayane Mitsui can remember, she has dreamed of becoming a [[{{ProfessionalWrestling}} professional wrestler]]. Now she has a chance to make those dreams come true: a tryout for the [[Wrestling/AllJapanWomensProWrestling All-Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling]] circuit, in front of her idol and who she hopes to be her future rival, Women's World Champion Wrestling/ManamiToyota. Those hopes are quickly dashed when a failed vaulting maneuver ends up with Ayane crashing through the judging table, leaving two of the judges injured and Ayane without a contract.

However, Ayane's performance catches the eye of a former trainer who approaches her after the match, stating that she had the best legs that he had ever seen on a young female athlete. He offers to train her in his indie dojo, which turns out to be a ramshackle lot situated underneath a nearby highway. Hungry for any chance to become a pro wrestler, Ayane accepts, and begins the most grueling training regiment of her life. Her trainer Kunimitsu drills her tirelessly on her punches and especially her kicks, stating that mastering her "golden high kick" will make her unbeatable in the ring.

After weeks of training, Ayane is excited to find out that Kunimitsu has arranged her debut bout... a "mixed martial arts" match against an up and coming kickboxer. Though as she makes her way to the ring, Ayane is infuriated to discover that there is nothing "mixed" about the match at all... it is part of a full-on kickboxing tournament, and, in fact, Kunimitsu has actually been training her for professional kickboxing the entire time. Before his student can leave the ring, Kunimitsu calls for the referee to ring the opening bell to start the match. Vowing that she will kill her trainer once it's all over, a rattled Ayane is forced to give her all to defend herself against her skilled and powerful opponent.

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For as long as Ayane Mitsui can remember, she has dreamed of becoming a [[{{ProfessionalWrestling}} [[ProfessionalWrestling professional wrestler]]. Now she has a chance to make those dreams come true: a tryout for the [[Wrestling/AllJapanWomensProWrestling All-Japan Women's Pro-Wrestling]] Wrestling/AllJapanWomensProWrestling circuit, in front of her idol and who she hopes to be her future rival, Women's World Champion Wrestling/ManamiToyota. Those These hopes are quickly dashed when a failed vaulting maneuver ends up with Ayane crashing through the judging table, leaving two of the judges injured and Ayane without a contract.

However, Ayane's performance catches the eye of a former trainer who approaches her after the match, stating that she had the best legs that he had ever seen on a young female athlete. He offers to train her in his indie dojo, which turns out to be a ramshackle lot situated underneath a nearby highway. Hungry for any chance to become a pro wrestler, Ayane accepts, and begins the most grueling training regiment of her life. Her trainer Kunimitsu drills her tirelessly on her punches and especially her kicks, stating that mastering her "golden high kick" will make her unbeatable in the ring.\n\nAfter weeks of training, Ayane is excited to find out that Kunimitsu has arranged her debut bout... a "mixed martial arts" match against an up and coming kickboxer. Though as she makes her way to the ring, Ayane is infuriated to discover that there is nothing "mixed" about the match at all... it is part of a full-on kickboxing tournament, and, in fact, Kunimitsu has actually been training her for professional kickboxing the entire time. Before his student can leave the ring, Kunimitsu calls for the referee to ring the opening bell to start the match. Vowing that she will kill her trainer once it's all over, a rattled Ayane is forced to give her all to defend herself against her skilled and powerful opponent.\n
13th Feb '17 9:36:10 PM Xtifr
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'''''Ayane's High Kick''''' is a [[OriginalVideoAnimation OVA]] sports {{anime}} originally released in Japan in 1997 by the Nikkatsu Corporation. It was licensed for released in North America by U.S. Manga Corps in 1998.

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'''''Ayane's ''Ayane's High Kick''''' Kick'' is a [[OriginalVideoAnimation OVA]] sports {{anime}} originally released in Japan in 1997 by the Nikkatsu Corporation. It was licensed for released in North America by U.S. Manga Corps in 1998.
13th Feb '17 7:09:41 PM Cieloazul
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* {{Adorkable}}: Ayane's obsession with puroresu. In her very introduction, she tries a lot of high-flying wrestling maneuvers and notably puts all her heart on it, CallingYourAttacks included. (Interestingly, she seems to mistake the Phoenix Splash for the shooting star press, which might or might not be a hint that she actually doesn't know so much about the technicalities of pro wrestling and is more into it for the action.)



* KickChick: Ayane, naturally. She also makes a reference to Yumiko Hotta, a joshi wrestler famous for her kicks, mistakenly believing her to be the "queen of kicks" mentioned by Kunimitsu.



* MadeOfIron: Inexplicably, the female fighter who receives an overhead belly to belly suplex by Ayane and gets spiked head-first on the mat is completely unaffected by a move that could cause nasty neck injuries in real life.

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* MadeOfIron: Inexplicably, the female fighter who receives an overhead belly to belly suplex by Ayane and gets spiked head-first on the mat is completely unaffected by a the move, and her sole reaction is getting up angrily, without tending her neck or merely looking dizzy. In real life, the move that could cause nasty probably knock out or injury an untrained receiver (heck, even trained pro wrestlers often get neck injuries from repeated suplexing), especially considering in real life.this case it happens in a kickboxing ring, which has probably harder and thinner padding than a pro wrestling one.



* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Kunimitsu looks an awful lot like professional wrestler Wrestling/YoshiakiFujiwara, who also was known for his involvement in combat sports and for being a bit eccentric.

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* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Kunimitsu looks an awful lot like professional wrestler Wrestling/YoshiakiFujiwara, who also was is known for his involvement in combat sports and for being a bit eccentric.eccentric and sleazy.



* SmallReferencePools: Kunimitsu once cites Kensaku Maeda, a very obscure real life kickboxer whose rivalry with another fighter named Atsushi Tateshima was popular in Japan. Even hardcore kickboxing fans will have a hard time recognizing the reference.

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* SmallReferencePools: SmallReferencePools:
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Kunimitsu once cites Kensaku Maeda, a very obscure real life kickboxer whose rivalry with another fighter named Atsushi Tateshima was popular in Japan. Even hardcore kickboxing fans will have a hard time recognizing the reference.reference.
** After being told to be facing a kickboxer, Ayane (who believes to be training for pro wrestling) thinks she will fight an ''ishu kakutōgi sen'', the Different Style Matches staged by Wrestling/AntonioInoki against real martial artists.


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* ThreeAmigos: Ayane, Kayoko and Kappei, even if the first has a low opinion of the last.
13th Feb '17 6:50:18 PM Cieloazul
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* AndTheAdventureContinues: The second and final episode ends with Kunimitsu grabbing Ayane for another kickboxing match.



* BittersweetEnding: Ayane beats Sakurako, but it happens only by sheer luck and she knows it.



* FieryRedhead: Ayane, of course.



* LeftHanging: As the OVA was originally conceived to be of six episodes, the ending of the second and final episode is positively abrupt. We never discover, for instance, whether Ayane will manage to become a pro wrestler and face Wrestling/ManamiToyota or will decide to stay in kickboxing.
* MadeOfIron: Inexplicably, the female fighter who receives an overhead belly to belly suplex by Ayane and gets spiked head-first on the mat is completely unaffected by a move that could cause nasty neck injuries in real life.



* ProfessionalWrestling

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* ProfessionalWrestlingNoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Kunimitsu looks an awful lot like professional wrestler Wrestling/YoshiakiFujiwara, who also was known for his involvement in combat sports and for being a bit eccentric.
* ThePowerOfFriendship: A promise between Ayane and Kayoko of graduating together gives the former the strength to win her match and avoid her expulsion.


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* SmallReferencePools: Kunimitsu once cites Kensaku Maeda, a very obscure real life kickboxer whose rivalry with another fighter named Atsushi Tateshima was popular in Japan. Even hardcore kickboxing fans will have a hard time recognizing the reference.
18th Dec '16 9:34:19 PM creader
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* OneEpisodeWonder: It actually a two episode wonder, as it was originally planned as a six episode OVA.
23rd Jun '16 4:28:06 AM PF
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* InnocentInnuendo: Kunimitsu's choice of words when introducing himself to Ayane [[ThatCameOutWrong could have been better]].

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* InnocentInnuendo: Kunimitsu's choice of words when introducing himself to Ayane [[ThatCameOutWrong could have been better]].better]]:
23rd Jun '16 4:27:23 AM PF
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'''''Ayane's High Kick''''' is a [[{{OriginalVideoAnimation}} OVA]] sports {{anime}} originally released in Japan in 1997 by the Nikkatsu Corporation. It was licensed for released in North America by U.S. Manga Corps in 1998.

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'''''Ayane's High Kick''''' is a [[{{OriginalVideoAnimation}} [[OriginalVideoAnimation OVA]] sports {{anime}} originally released in Japan in 1997 by the Nikkatsu Corporation. It was licensed for released in North America by U.S. Manga Corps in 1998.



* MouthyKid: Ayane's [[AnnoyingYoungerSibling annoying younger brother]] Kenta, who we first see butting into an argument between Ayane and her mother about Ayane skipping school to attend a pro wrestling tryout.

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* MouthyKid: Ayane's [[AnnoyingYoungerSibling annoying younger brother]] Kenta, who we first see butting into an argument between Ayane and her mother about Ayane skipping school to attend a pro wrestling tryout.tryout:


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* NewJobAsThePlotDemands: Kunimitsu is shown working a variety of different jobs throughout the OVA.
* OneEpisodeWonder: It actually a two episode wonder, as it was originally planned as a six episode OVA.
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