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.
Shirahama "weak legs" Kenichi is a typical high school student with typical problems: he's frequently bullied and tends to run away in the face of his enemies. Things change when Kenichi meets Furinji Miu, whose grandfather runs a dojo; and not knowing what he's getting himself into, he signs up to become a disciple. As Kenichi's life-threatening training continues and he becomes more and more powerful, he inadvertently becomes the target of the deadly gang called Ragnarok. With mental and physical challenges ahead, can Kenichi survive his encounters with Ragnarok, or will the masters of his dojo get to him first?
If you liked Yang Guo from Condor Hero I'm pretty sure you'll like Kenichi also. The series are almost the same in every way, but have a different romantic story; and Kenichi is still airing.
These series are very differet in that one is a classic tale and one is a relatively new story. The thing that makes me write this recommendation however is the topic in the two series. If you like to see an underdog making it and going on to bigger better things and overcoming what he/she was afraid of you should really have seen both of these series.
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?
Mao Lan is a typical seventeen-year-old girl with a not-so-typical life. She’s been trained since childhood by her perverted grandfather to be a master in their family’s secret martial arts style, and is tasked with training the old men that visit their dojo – not to mention trying her best to be seen with all of her clothes on! In addition to dealing with the dojo’s newest recruit and a nosy sports reporter, Mao Lan must also train to enter the martial arts competition Prime Mat at her grandfather’s insistence. His old friend, it seems, has made a startling request that she’s unable to refuse: he wants Mao Lan to defeat his very own granddaughter in the ring!
Condor Hero and Wulong are fairly unique in that they focus on characters learning Chinese styles of martial arts. Both have pretty bad animation and a similar tone and feel, so if you liked one try out the other.
While reading "The Universe of the Four Gods", best friends Miaka and Yui are mysteriously transported into a strange world full of magic and unfamiliar faces. As if their arrival was determined by fate, Miaka is revered as the Priestess of Suzaku, the savior of their warring country, who was destined to arrived in a flash of light, from a land far away. Betrayal, love, and heartache accompany this fantasy-filled tale of friendships torn apart, and hope that never fades.
In AD 2008, mankind developed deadly weapons and eradicated most of the Earth and its people. 20 years later, a young boy named Conan and his 'grandpa', one of the last survivors of the devastation, live a peaceful life on Remnant Island. One day Conan rescues a girl on the beach named Lana and learns the true nature of the rest of the world. After Lana is kidnapped, Conan's good nature propels him into the biggest adventure of his life: to find Lana, High Harbor, Dr. Lao, and a way to crush the evil and oppressive city of Industria.