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  • Japan, Edo period
  • Joined Mar 22, 2017
  • 38 / M

HKBattōsai's real name is Mike and if he was a real anime character on Anime-Planet, he would look similar to Yukio OKUMURA from Blue Exorcist. Just add a beard and slightly receding hairline.

He is a here on Anime-Planet. He is an advocate and upholder of the Anime-Planet Code of Coduct. The remainder of his actual bio can be found starting at the ~Introduction~ section below.





My 🌸Spring🌸 2021 Lineup (Start Date)
 86: Eighty-Six (Apr-10)
Combatants Will Be Dispatched! (Apr-04)
Don't Toy with Me, Miss Nagatoro (Apr-10)
Hige wo Soru. Soshite Joshikosei wo Hirou. (Apr-05)
I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level (Apr-10)

❄️Winter❄️ 2021 [Continued]
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So I'm a Spider, So What?

🌻Summer🌻 2021!
My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! Season 2
 Seirei Gensouki: Spirit Chronicles
Tantei wa mou, Shindeiru.


こんにちは (Konnichi'wa) everyone! I am HKBattōsai (HKBattousai). Welcome to my Anime-Planet (A-P) bio page! After many years of utilizing this site for anime reviews, ratings, recommendations, and more, I finally decided to officially join the community.


~A Little Anime Background~

I first started watching anime in the late 1990's when I was still in high school. I have always been into Japanese history and culture, but even more so since anime.

When I got to college I met a girl and the rest is history. However, it was not until a few years later that I truly introduced her to anime. For the longest time it really was not her thing, but not anymore! Ironically, I feel like she watches more anime than I do sometimes! Plus, somewhere around 2010 I discovered Rightstuf and that forever changed the amount of our anime consumption exponentially!

My favorite anime of all time is Rurouni Kenshin. It is not the best anime I have seen but it is certainly awesome. Shinta, err, Kenshin's character is an excellent combination of humor, wisdom, courage, seriousness, and deadliness. His Hiten Mitsurugi-ryuu is amazing and is the best fictional sword technique in my opinion.

Amakakeru Ryuu no Hirameki

My A-P anime and manga history include series and movies from 2010 to now, which is the time I really got my wife into anime. I am leaving a few series and movies off my lists because they were watched many years prior, where only watched partially and I cannot remember where I stopped with them, or I missed a few episodes in between. Some examples of pre-2010 anime include Dragon Ball, Dragon Ball Z, Yu Yu Hakusho, Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki, Rurouni Kenshin (first watch), Outlaw Star, Monster Rancher, Sailor Moon and Vampire Hunter D. They were the most common and popular anime shows that were available on TV at the time in the United States. The same applies to manga as well.

~My Ratings~

When looking at my ratings there are a few things you need to know. First, the ratings are primarily based on how much I am entertained by the anime/manga. Plot and characters can have the biggest impact on the entertainment value, although, a weaker story can be more forgivable if there are excellent, relatable, and well-defined characters in it. Art, animation, sound (music and effects), and voice acting can affect my ratings to a lesser degree.

Second, some of the ratings are given from when I saw the anime a LONG time ago, which means that a few of them may (or may not) fluctuate in score if I re-watch them again.

Third, many of my ratings will average out “3” or higher because I try hard to find anime that is of greater interest to me and higher overall quality. Online sources like the Nihon Review (no longer maintained), Anime News NetworkTHEM Anime, Anime-Evo, and most of all, the A-P community help me to accomplish this; the opinions, ideas, and expressions of our community of anime and manga fans is fantastic! However, I can make a poor choice from time to time, including anime I put on in the background, or get stuck watching something I would not have necessarily chosen on my own.

Forth, all anime given a star rating has had at least two episodes watched (and typically more than that) with very few exceptions to that rule, such as movies, single episode OVA's, etc. If an anime has not drawn any interest after two episodes, then it will go on my Dropped list unless I have heard from other viewers/reviewers that it gets significantly better later on. If it is in my Dropped list without a ⭐ rating, then it does not meet that criteria. There are very few anime that I Won't Watch or at least consider attempting.

Lastly, here is a relatively simple guide to what my ratings mean:

≤1 - Awful (no entertainment value, enough said; absolutely no replay value)
2 - Poor (entertained, a little; minuscule replay value)
3 - Fair (entertaining enough to usually finish it; lower replay value)
4 - Good (worth watching, even owning; better replay value)
5 - Excellent (watch it, buy it, you won't regret it; higher replay value)

Side Note:  Do your best to never overhype any anime or manga. Otherwise, you decrease the chance of truly enjoying it to at its fullest since you may be hyper-critical about everything. That is just my opinion and a suggestion.

📋 "Featured (F)" Custom Lists and Personal Favorites 📋

👉 Anime Characters You Could Feel Sympathetic Towards 👈 (F)
⚾Anime Series about Baseball or with Baseball in It⚾ (F)
💗 Anime with Heart-wrenching Moments 💔 (F)
💪 Badass Anime Characters You Don't Want to Mess With, Period! 💪 (F)
😍 Beauty & More...Attractive Female Characters with Personality 🎇 (F)
😲 Biggest [Negative ➖] Surprise Anime Series 😲 (F)
😲 Biggest [Positive ➕] Surprise Anime Series 😲 (F)
♀️Best Complete Waifu's in Anime♀️ (F)
😎 Coolest Character Nicknames 🕶️ (F)
🐺 Excellent Animal & Non-human Anime Characters 🤖 (F)
💘 For the Genuinely Romantic at Heart 💌 (F)
⚔️Great Swordfighters in Anime⚔️ (F)
📚 If There was a "Genius" Character Tag 📚 (coming soon)
😂 Laugh-Out-Loud Comedy Moments 😂 (F)
👍 Like/Dislike Anime Characters 👎
🎶 Memorable Anime Music from Official Trailers, OP's, and ED's 🎧 (F)
Personal Top ⭐Favorite⭐ Anime Series of All-time❗
Personal Top Favorite✨ Female Anime Characters of All-time (coming soon)
Personal Top Favorite✨ Male Anime Characters of All-time (coming soon)
👙 Some of the Best Bigger Busted Babes In Anime 👙 (F)
😠 Some of the Most Annoying Anime Characters 😠 (F)
🎭 Top Notch English Dub Voice Actors 🎭 (F)
💥 Ultimate Anime Fighting Techniques! 💪 (F)

📝 My Anime Reviews 📝

I do write reviews for certain anime and manga, more so since April 2019. Here they are below, if interested. Constructive criticism is always welcomed and appreciated. Lastly, a superscript (¹) denotes an old review that does not have the added Achievement Score. Please see "♛♕ Special Profile Updates ♕♛" just below the "📝 My Manga Reviews 📝" for additional details.

📝 My Manga Reviews 📝

♛♕Special Profile Updates♕♛

🆕 January 2018:  2017 was collectively the "Year of Anime" for KarinXOXO and I, amassing a total of 1,562 anime episodes combined (961 for her, 601 for me). That is the most for the both of us. If this keeps up, her personal episode count will exceed mine! January 2020 Update:  2019 became our new "Year of Anime" for KarinXOXO (670) and I (1,060) as we collectively watched 1,730 episodes, beating our previous record by 168.

🆕 October 2018:  All reviews have been updated to include the Entertainment Score as part of the Overall score calculation. For manga, it is counted twice (2x) instead of once.

🆕 July 2019:  Retroacting to the start of 2019, I am personally classifying an anime series as consisting of five or more episodes and being 120 or more minutes in total length. This will affect select anime placement on certain custom lists I have. The only exceptions to this rule are when an anime is still listed as a "TV" series, such as I Can't Understand What My Husband is Saying, or an anime like Castlevania since the first season is the only one falling short of the criteria.

🆕 July 2019:  Another couple of changes are being made to the Anime reviews. First, I will be including a suggested Age Rating based upon my own opinion. Second, I am now including an Achievement Score, which has the potential to impact the Overall score. The first review to feature this is Myriad Colors Phantom World. Here is the breakdown:

Achievement Level:  Expectation (Overall Impact):

Age Ratings:  Minimum age and older:

For anime reviews a TV- will prefix the rating (i.e. TV-6+) and for manga reviews R- will prefix the rating (i.e. R-A).

🆕 August 2020:  I continuously attempt to refine my review scoring system to create as accurate a review as I can possibly write. Beginning on August 1, 2020, two significant changes are being made to my reviews. First, all future ones will consist of a weighted average system, thanks to my recent review of No-Rin. Second, all past reviews will be updated to the weighted average system. A superscript (¹) next to them means they do not contain an Achievement Score. A superscript (²) next to them means that they originally have an Achievement Score that has been recalculated to the new system.

The review categories will account for the following weighted percentage points:

📺 List of Anime Not Watching Solo 📺


 List of Anime Re-watching 📺

Eps. Watched: 03/14    Eps. Watched: ??/??

~Personal Records (2010-present)~

Most episodes watched in one sitting (most recent listed first):

  1. 12 episodes
    - Kamisama Kiss [9] and Fate/stay night [3] (Dec/2017)
  2. 11 episodes
    - BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense. (Nov/13/20)
    The Seven Deadly Sins (Aug/01/20)
  3. 10 episodes
    - Karneval [3], The Kawai Complex Guide to Manors and Hostel Behavior [3] + First Time [DVD Special], and D-frag! [3] (Jun/23/2019)
    - Sabagebu! - Survival Game Club! [7] and Black Lagoon: Second Barrage [3] (Nov/2018)
    - Strawberry Marshmallow OVA [3], Angel Beats! [3], Food Wars! Shokugeki no Souma [4] (Apr/2018)
    - Gunslinger Girl [3], Black Lagoon: Second Barrage [2], and Ouran High School Host Club [5] (Aug/2017)
    - Ouran High School Host Club (Aug/2017)
  4. Nine episodes
    - Katana Maidens: Toji no Miko (Jan/12/2021)
    - The Seven Deadly Sins (Jul/25/2020)
    - A Certain Magical Index (Feb/23/2019)
    - AKB0048: Next Stage (Jan/27/2019)
    - Koi to Senkyo to Chocolate [5] and K-On! [4] (Apr/2018)
    - Vampire Knight (Aug/2017)
    - Princess Nine [6] and Highschool of the Dead [3] (Jun/2017)
    - Special A [3] and Full Metal Panic! [6] (Apr/2017)
    - Emma: A Victorian Romance - Second Act (2015)

Most episodes watched from complete anime including TV, Web, Specials, Other, and OVA in one year (Dropped or Stalled anime is not included):

  1. 1,060 episodes - 2019
  2. 776 episodes - 2020
  3. 701 episodes - 2018
  4. 601 episodes - 2017
  5. 127 episodes - 2016 (first year tracked)

Most episodes watched from any completed anime (TV, Web, OVA, Movie, etc.) in one year by KarinXOXO (Dropped or Stalled anime is not included):

  1. 961 episodes - 2017
  2. 751 episodes - 2020
  3. 670 episodes - 2019
  4. 636 episodes - 2018
  5. 133 episodes - 2016
  6. 117 episodes - 2015 (first year tracked)
  7. 89 episodes - >2021< (thru #15)

Highest average episodes per anime series/season watched by year (includes re-watches):

  1.  15.86 = 571 [episodes] ÷ 36 [series/seasons] - 2017
  2.  15.45 = 989 ÷ 64 - 2019
  3.  15.10 = 634 ÷ 42 - 2018
  4.  13.65 = 751 ÷ 55 - 2020

Most new anime series/seasons watched in one calendar year:  55 (2019)

Most new anime series/seasons watched in one calendar year with KarinXOXO:  17 (2020)

Most episodes watched in a single calendar day:

Fastest times to finish a 10-15 episode season/series [from start date and time to finish date and time]:

  1. 0.260 days
    - BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense., 12 episodes (Nov/2020)
  2. 1.042 days
    - Black Lagoon, 12 episodes (Mar/2017)
  3. 1.083 days
    - Snow White with the Red Hair 2nd Season, 12 episodes (Jul/2020)
  4. 1.156 days
    - AKB0048: Next Stage, 13 episodes (Jan/2019)
  5. 1.625 days
    - Harukana Receive, 12 episodes (Apr/2020)

Fastest times to finish a 20-27 episode season/series:

  1. 2.281 days
    - Chrome Shelled Regios, 24 episodes (Nov/2019)
  2. 3.115 days
    - A Certain Magical Index, 24 episodes (Feb/2019)
  3. 4.042 days
    - Food Wars! Shokugeki no Souma, 24 episodes (Apr/2018)
    - Black Lagoon & Black Lagoon: Second Barrage, 24 episodes (Mar/2017)
  4. 5.063 days
    - AKB0048 & AKB0048: Next Stage, 26 episodes (Jan/2019)
  5. 5.125 days
    - Ouran High School Host Club, 26 episodes (Aug/2017)

Fastest times to finish a 39-52 episode season/series:

  1. 43.604 days
    - Sailor Moon, 46 episodes (May-Jun/2019)

~Milestones (2010-present)~

1st Anime Series/Season (New, non-OVA, and 100% Watched):  Rurouni Kenshin
25th New Anime Series/Season:  B Gata H Kei (2016)
50th New Anime Series/Season:  The Kawai Complex Guide to Hostel Behavior (Jul/2017)
75th New Anime Series/Season:  Angel Beats! (Apr/2018)
100th New Anime Series/Season:  Goblin Slayer (Dec/2018)
125th New Anime Series/Season:  Trinity Seven (Jun/2019)
150th New Anime Series/Season:  ORESUKI: Are you the only one who loves me? (Dec/2019)
175th New Anime Series/Season:  The Seven Deadly Sins (Aug/2020)
200th New Anime Series/Season:  Miss Caretaker of Sunohara-sou (Jan/2021)
1st (New) Anime Series/Season WWK (Watched with KarinXOXO):  Karin
25th Anime Series/Season WWK:  Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun
50th Anime Series/Season WWK:  Black Lagoon: Robertas Blood Trail (OVA)
75th Anime Series/Season WWK:  Snow White with the Red Hair
3,000th Episode FTM (for the Mrs.):  It isn't the Real One, Tada Never Falls in Love
3,500th Episode FTM:  Offline, Devils' Line (Nov/2020)
1,500th Episode*:  Moonlit Hunting Ground, Black Lagoon (Aug/06/17)
2,000th Episode*:  So That Means We're in a Love Triangle!, D-frag! (May/19/18)
2,500th Episode*:  Who is She?, Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma Illya (Jan/06/2019)
3,000th Episode*:  We Need Tenchi!, Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki (May/12/2019)
3,500th Episode*:  Fake End, No Game No Life (Oct/06/2019)
4,000th Episode*:  The Mother Hath ReturnedMyriad Colors Phantom World (Jun/04/2020)
4,500th Episode*:  Sensei's on a Diet, Too?, How Heavy Are the Dumbbells You Lift? (Jan/07/2021)
1st Profile Comment & 1st Follower:  Konalzumi
*for the sake of ease it includes web, movie, special, other, and OVA episodes

~Club & Society Memberships~

Anime-Planet Welcoming Committee (WECO) & New WECO
- (formerly) as the original was disbanded in September 2017 -

- Joined November 2017 and resigned May 2019 -

Personal Greeting Bests:
400 - Feb-26-2019
275 - May-28-2019
200 - Mar-13-2019

The Anime-Planet Contributors Organization (T.A.C.O.)

Anime-Planet Claiming Society

Anime Lottery Game

Seasons Played:
- Summer 2018Seven Senses of the Re'Union
- Fall 2018 - Ulysses: Jeanne d'Arc to Renkin no Kishi
- Winter 2019 - Domestic Girlfriend and W'z

Anime Bingo Challenge (ABC)

Seasons Played:
- Spring 2019 - Game Board (blank) | Game Board (completed)
- Summer 2019 - Game Board #1 (blank) | Game Board #1 (completed)
Game Board #2 (blank) | Game Board #2 (completed)
- Fall 2019 - Game Board (blank) | Game Board (completed)
- Winter 2020 - Game Board (blank)
- Spring 2020 - Game Board (blank)
- Summer 2020 - Game Board#1 | Game Board#2
- Fall 2020 - Current Game Board

~Forum Signature~

~Anime/Manga Deals~

Collector's Anime LLC
Sentai Filmworks

~Anime Planet Peeps~

Check them all out. They're what makes A-P awesome!

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~A Little Non-Anime~

I want to share a little more about myself by making this a part of my bio page, while not taking away from all that is anime and manga. I have many other interests/hobbies and always open to trying new things. I am a former musician who once played the piano, guitar, and drums, with the latter being the longest at more than 12 years. My favorite drummer is Danny Carey. Music is probably one of the very few things that is more important to me than anime. My favorite artist is Tool and my favorite genre is progressive rock/metal.

I am a former athlete and thoroughly enjoy sports in general. My favorite sport is Baseball. The New York Yankees are my favorite team and my all-time favorite player is Tino Martinez.


Another thing I want to share about myself is my video gaming life. I've noticed LOTS of A-P users are also big time gamers. In fact, many of my A-P friends are definitely into gaming. Here is my list of all-time favorites games (gaming system), with the top five being in order:

  1. Borderlands 2 (PS3, then PS4)
  2. Legend of Zelda, The (NES)
  3. Diablo 2 (PC)
  4. Kingdom Hearts (PS2, then PS3, then PS4)
  5. Ninja Gaiden/Ninja Gaiden Sigma (XBox, then PS3)


That's it! I used to have more listed, but decided that I was getting carried away with all things me that are not anime and manga. 

~Supporting anime-planet~

Support anime-planet! There are a number of different ways to do so. Click >here< to find out how. If interested in supporting A-P by greeting new members to the site, please go >here< for the new WECO information page. It's a no brainer!

My own personal way of supporting A-P is being a for over three years (August 2017-). What does that mean? For me specifically it means that I am co-responsible for making sure People and Characters are added and updated accurately and appropriately. New seasonal anime I was/am directly responsible for while they were/are currently airing:

Plus, I pitch-in on acquiring anime screenshots and cover images, providing anime tags, and writing synopses when possible. Some projects that I proudly dedicated significant contributions to were, to name a few:

More or less, whatever >this< person or >this< person asked me to take care of, I gladly do so. One of them gave me the opportunity to be a moderator. The other is my moderating senpai. I am grateful to both for the opportunity.

~Final Thoughts~

>Anime-Planet Code of Coduct<

Newer A-P Members:  Please feel free to ask me for anything, or just go >here< if you need assistance of any kind. Other than asking any seasoned A-P member it's probably the best place to go.

Thanks for checking out my bio page on A-P! I am open to comments and suggestions any time. If any one does message me on my profile I will respond back. Someone takes the time to do so, then it's only polite for me to reciprocate. You can find me on the forum >here< as well.

Lastly, for anyone who wants to chat and get to know me and other people on A-P more, I have a small community of anime, manga, and gaming fans on my own Discord server. Just message me on the A-P forum >here< and I can send you a link to it. さようなら (Sayōnara)!


Bio Last Updated:  June 18, 2021


MAL:  HimuraKenshinFan
Anime Amino:  Currently Unavailable

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wucchu Jun 23, 2021

Hello! Thank you for your kind comment. I ended up following you after coming across your interesting profile. I also would like to introduce myself deeper to Japan and its culture.

I didn't even realize our joining dates were so close to each other! I had rather a long break from watching anime because of school but now I'm back at it and actively marking all that I watch here. Most of the time I just end up making my want to watch list longer and longer during visiting other's profiles. Hopefully I'll get to tackle down a bunch of animes this summer! 

IINSanityAbyss Jun 22, 2021

Hi, I cant remember why I followed you but it was definitely for a reason, maybe similar interests?

I look forward to talking with you in the future though.

Claptrap May 29, 2021

Thanks for the heads-up! I'm happy to take the claim, because I love 'sci-fi kid adventures', it's a niche of mine.

Hitting you with a follow back too.

Slaynoir May 24, 2021

I'm enjoying the site thus far and hope to hve wonderful discussions, be they intelligent or just durp. I've got a pretty good vibe so far and I enjoy the community. I may be new, but I'm feeling pretty good already!

sakuramemories May 20, 2021

Hi. HK its been a while. hope ur doing fine. stay safe :3