Aikawa Maki, a high school student (with a reputation of being an exceptional street fighter), is known on the streets as Air Master. Standing at seven feet tall, she has the ability to seemingly fly through the air. Trying to attain the highest level of excitement and tension, she searches for stronger opponents. Will she find them or will they find her first, as they fight it out in the aerial arena?
Yoichi Karasuma is a strong young samurai who was born and raised in the mountains. One day his father decides to send him to the city to stay with the four Ikuraga sisters so that he can gain valuable life experience, but his first trip into civilization doesn’t go quite as planned. Not only is he late to meet his new hostesses, but he is labelled a pervert and manages to get himself arrested – twice! Now, as he lives at the Ikuraga Dojo with Ibuki, Ayame, Kagome and Chihaya, Yoichi must adapt to his new life at school while accepting the rather violent ‘training’ he receives from Ibuki. After making an enemy of the school delinquent and with a mysterious man after his life, it seems that Yoichi’s quest to gain life experience won’t be so smooth after all!
Like for your characters to display fantastic and somtimes ridiculous finishing moves only after they have anounced its name to all around? What about long discussions about breast size? Ecchi maybe tickle your fantsy. Then both of these anime have just what you are looking for.
Fifteen-year-old Ichigo Kurosaki is a typical teen with fighting skills, two caring sisters and a special trait: he can see ghosts. However, when Ichigo and his family find themselves under attack by a huge beast, Ichigo discovers that there’s more to the supernatural world than the everyday specter. Vengeful spirits known as Hollows roam the world in search of devouring souls, and Shinigami – soul reapers – work tirelessly to defeat them and guide normal ghosts into a place called Soul Society. Ichigo valiantly fights the Hollow that threatens his sisters, but on the verge of defeat a Shinigami named Rukia gives him her powers, turning him into a Shinigami himself. Ichigo must now adjust to his new life of both vanquishing and saving souls for the sake of Soul Society.
Generally speaking, Bleach is an anime about sword-wielding death gods, but it starts taking place in the high school, and the plot returns there quite often (if it does not for a while, the creators of anime aptly insert a filler episode or two).
The adventures that Maki and her friends are getting into are quite similar to those Ichigo's friends are experiencing. If you don't mind what kind of combat scenes will accompany them - street fighting or swinging the swords in the other world - go for it.
A mysterious monkey-tailed boy named Goku teams up with a teenage computer-wiz girl named Bulma to search for the mystic Dragon Balls. According to legend, whoever collects all 7 Dragon Balls will have any one wish granted. Join Goku in this hilarious anime masterpiece, as he races and battles to save the world from the forces of darkness. Who will find the balls first?
All competitions taking place in the anime with the heroes competing for prize, honour or glory, including the Fukamichi Ratings, have their roots in Tenkaichi Budokai - the tournament in the classic anime Dragon Ball, where all the best fighters in the world would gather to determine who is the best this year. If you especially liked this aspect of Air Master and if you for some reason haven't seen Dragon Ball, it is my pleasure to recommend it. You will see insanely varied opponents, unique abilities, original uses for them, a lot of significant likeable and hateable characters and quite a complicated plot behind it.
The tournament-related action as such starts in DB around episode 20, don't get impatient, enjoy the slow start where some of the key characters are introduced.
Five years have passed since Goku and his friends defeated Piccolo Jr. and restored peace to the planet. Gohan - Goku's son - and a variety of good, bad, and morally ambiguous characters are back, and perpetually not ready for action! Aliens, androids, and magicians all hatch evil plots to destroy the world and it's up to Goku to save the Earth once more - that is, once he and his comrades train plentifully in preparation. Enemies will become friends and power levels will rise to unimaginable levels, but even with the help of the legendary Dragon Balls and Shen Long will it be enough to save Earth from ultimate destruction?
Dragon Ball Z is one of the few anime where the authors didn't hesitate to give their characters the actual ability to fly (bokujutsu). This leads for that series to have a lot of airborne fights, more than any other out there. If you enjoyed watching Aikawa Maki jumping and spinning around, why don't make another step and see some totally unrestricted fights in the sky?
Watch out for the epic scale: smashing your opponent into the solid rock and through it, or blowing up a mountain are acceptable combat moves in DBZ. If you're already scared, don't even try it.
In a time of great heroes, the evil Sephiroth and the power of Meteor were vanquished by a warrior named Cloud Strife and his companions. Now, though the life stream of the world has been restored, certain people have become sick with Geo Stigma -- an illness which is as mysterious as it is incurable. Meanwhile, in the shadows, a new enemy has appeared: Kadaj, who holds the key to the destruction of all life. Against insurmountable odds, Cloud, Tifa, Barrett, Cid and the rest of the gang must band together one last time to defeat Kadaj and save the world from annihilation.
This Final Fantasy movie has tremendous amount of airborne combat scenes. If that was your reason for watching and/or liking Air Master, you might find this anime worth of watching as well, despite its fundamentally different drawing style, character designs, plot issues, character motivations, etc.
By the way, it is still possible to enjoy the movie even if you don't know a damn thing about FF game series (I don't, and I did).