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?
A few years have passed since Hamna Baki has last seen his father, and the time has come for him to reclaim his honor. Before he has the chance to fight Hamna Yujiro, the Shinshinkai Organization decides to hold a tournament to find the strongest man in the world. Luckily, the prize is not just a large gold belt, but the chance to fight Yujiro! Will Baki survive both the psychotic monsters and martial arts masters at this tournament of legends? And most importantly, will Baki ever defeat The Beast, his father?
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Ippo Makunouchi is a loser. He has no friends, he spends his free time helping his mom with work, and he's constantly being beaten up by bullies. But that all changes when one day he's saved from another beating by Takamura, an up-and-coming boxer. Soon, Ippo turns his life around with a passion for the newly discovered sport, but his new lifestyle is far from easy! Before he can even dream of becoming champion, he'll have to overcome a slew of fierce rivals and learn what 'dedication' really means.
Air Master and HnI are must-see anime. The main characters are on a nonstop chase to be the best, and they love to fight. From start to finish both anime go back and forth from training and fighting to becoming closer to being number one in their sport. One takes place in the street and the other takes place in the ring, but both involve a main character who is working hard to be the best.
Drawn to the mystique of the unknown, Hunters travel the world in search of terrifying creatures, incredible riches, and unexplored lands. Gon Freecss is a naive-yet-determined young boy who aspires to join the ranks of these individuals, in order to find his missing father Ging - a master of the profession himself. To reach his goal, he partakes in the formidable Hunter Exam, a series of tests that push the participants to their physical and mental limits, with a Hunter License as the prize. During the exam Gon befriends vengeful Kurapika, doctor-to-be Leorio, and skilled assassin Killua, who have entered for their own reasons. But with the sinister Hisoka standing in their way, will Gon and his friends be able to succeed in obtaining their reward, or even escaping with their lives?
The first 30 episodes of Hunter × Hunter are about the main characters doing their best in competing with one another and otherwise overcoming the obstacles in order to get the Hunter License. In that sense you will find a lot of similarities with Air Master.
However, Gon, the main character there, is a very determined little boy, as opposed to grown up girl Maki, who is clueless and undecisive.
Following the events of the first television series, Jiyu Nanohana was happy; her days as Jubei Yagyu the 2nd were over, and she finally felt she could live a normal life again. However, when a clan of samurai calling themselves the Siberian Yagyu want revenge on Yagyu Jubei for their banishment to Siberia 300 years ago, once again young Jiyu is forced to take up the sword as the re-incarnation of the legendary swordsman.
Youka, a thick-headed boy, has been forced into Zenshinkyou Temple to learn martial arts. During his short stay at the temple, he quickly decides that their style is not for him, and takes up an ancient martial arts style, Gyokujo Shinkei, under the beautiful female master Shouryuujo. Because of his oath to her, he has made an enemy of Ribakushuu, the evil sister of Shouryuujo, as well as the Zenshinkyou. After many years of training, a disaster of events occurs, and now a grown-up Youka must find Shouryuujo and a way to defeat Ribakushuu.