On the way back from school Aya and best friend Natsume come across to fiercely dueling women – a stewardess versus a shrine maiden – who claim to be fighting as part of Martial Heart (or Platonic Heart if you’re watching the original Japanese).
Martial Heart is a mysterious women-only fighting tournament in which the ultimate prize is the granting of a wish, whilst the price of failure is a descent into the Dark Realm. It so happens that Aya’s mother was once a champion fighter and having being taught by her, Aya steps in and in the process strikes up a friendship with the shrine maiden Miko.
However, Miko soon disappears and it would appear that in order to find and rescue her, Aya will have to take part in Martial Heart. But as the battles continue and Aya advances deeper and deeper into the truth behind Martial Heart, she begins to learn some rather unpleasant truths about herself.
But these are nothing compared to the dark secrets at the heart of it all…
Master of Martial Hearts or Zettai Shougeki: Platonic Heart is a five part OVA that was originally released in 2008, directed by Yoshitaka Fujimoto and with animation produced by ARMS. If you’ve ever watched fan service laden fighting shows like Ikki Tousen and Air Master before, then you kind of know what to expect from Martial Hearts. Loads of exploding clothes, plenty of panties and bras, and maybe even the odd nipple or two.
Still, there looks to be some interesting fights to be had with a rather varied cast, so the show may just prove to be a little interesting, though I’ll only be able to tell for myself once I make it past episode 1 (hey, it’s a busy month, you know with me buying a house and all).
Anyway, thanks to FileCrop, I have unearthed the following MegaUpload download links for you, just in case you want to see what the series is all about before you go and spend some money on it!
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Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Master_of_Martial_Hearts