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  • Japan, Edo period
  • Joined Mar 22, 2017
  • 37 / 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 Fall 2020 Lineup (Start Date)
Our Last Crusade or the Rise of a New World
Sleepy Princess in the Demon Castle
TONIKAWA: Over the Moon for You (10/02/20)
Wandering Witch: The Journey of Elaina (10/02/2020)


こんにちは (Konnichi'wa) everyone! I am HKBattōsai (HKBatousai). 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 we were married that I truly introduced her to anime. For the longest time it really was not her thing, 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 huge!

Forth, all anime given a star rating has had at least three episodes watched with very few exceptions to that rule, such as movies, short OVA's, etc. I think most series should have a fair number of episodes viewed in order to make an accurate assessment. If it is in my Dropped list without a ⭐ rating, then it does not meet that criteria. Anything in my Won't Watch list means just that unless it's part of a club activity, i.e. DAMN, That Anime Is Bad Club. (DTAB).

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 the added Achievement Score, while a silcrow (§) denotes a new review system altogether. 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 (1,059) as we collectively watched 1,729 episodes, beating our previous record by 167.

🆕 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, all future reviews will consist of a weighted average system, thanks to my recent review of No-Rin. They will be denoted with a silcrow (§) next to them. The review categories will account for the following percentage points:

📺 List of Anime Not Watching Solo 📺


 List of Anime Re-watching 📺

Eps. Watched: 5/12   Eps. Watched: 23/26

~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
    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
    - 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. 1,059 episodes - 2019
  2. 701 episodes - 2018
  3. 601 episodes - 2017
  4. 388 episodes - >2020< (#27 - currently does not include OVA)
  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. 670 episodes - 2019
  3. 636 episodes - 2018
  4. 489 episodes - >2020< (#65)
  5. 133 episodes - 2016
  6. 117 episodes - 2015 (first year tracked)

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

Most new anime series/seasons watched in one calendar year with KarinXOXO:  16 (2019)

Most times watching an anime series/season in a single year:

  1. Two times
    Harukana Receive (2020)
    - Castle Town Dandelion (2020)
    - Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches (2019)
    - Food Wars! Shokugeki no Souma (2019)
    - Maid-sama! (2018)
    - Black Lagoon (2017)
    - Ouran High School Host Club (2017)
    - Black Lagoon: Second Barrage (2017)
    - Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu (2017)
    - Kamisama Kiss (2017)
    - Yamada's First Time: B Gata H Kei (2016)

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

  1. 1.042 days
    - Black Lagoon, 12 episodes (Mar/2017)
  2. 1.083 days
    - Snow White with the Red Hair 2nd Season, 12 episodes (Jul/2020)
  3. 1.156 days
    - AKB0048: Next Stage, 13 episodes (Jan/2019)
  4. 1.625 days
    - Harukana Receive, 12 episodes (Apr/2020)
  5. 1.646 days
    - Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet, 13 episodes, (Aug/2019)
  6. 1.750 days
    - K-On!, 12 episodes (Apr/2018)

Five 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)
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
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)
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 - Games Board#1 | Current Game Baord

~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 (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 two years (August 2017-). What does that mean? For me specifically it means that I am 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:  October 3, 2020


MAL:  HimuraKenshinFan
Anime Amino:  Currently Unavailable

Life on anime

  • 35 Minutes
  • 22 Hours
  • 3 Days
  • 1 Weeks
  • 2 Months
  • 0 Years

Anime ratings

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Life on manga

  • 45 Minutes
  • 20 Hours
  • 1 Days
  • 0 Weeks
  • 0 Months
  • 0 Years

Manga ratings

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Tsumugichan Aug 7, 2020

Hi HKBattosai !

I've read your review about Emma monogatari and it's great !

This anime is so adorable , your review express my feelings to it ^_^ 

but did you read the manga ? .. is there a continuation of the story and is there any difference from the anime adaptation ? 

Also do you know where I can watch the 2 seasons with high quality ? as I only find few sites providing it with 360p and that dissapointed me :'l 

TheLastAlpha Aug 4, 2020

Sure, I'll check your custom list out. 😁😁😁

FeyBlue Aug 3, 2020


Nice to meet you too and thank you for your kind comment ^-^

You have amazing and elaborate bio, it must have taken a lot of time and effort! 

Have a nice day :)!

Na7Na Jul 28, 2020

Hiiii!!! Nice to meet you. I'll be more than happy to share opinions of animes and manas with you !!

ExquisiteMika Jul 28, 2020

      Hello again HKBattosai! Thabk you for replying to my comment. 

       Thank you for recommending something again. I'll be sure to check those out. Right now I'm still reading some light novels. But still Thanks again.

       Have a nice day and stay safe!