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Ikki Tousen Cosplay: Housen Ryofu (Kibashi) Cosplay 10 JUN 2014

Ikki Tousen made more of name for itself thanks to its penchant for short skirts, ripped clothing and ecchi situations that kept cropping up, instead of the great occasional fighting sequences and attached humour that went along with everything happening on screen.

Anyway, Japanese cosplayer Kibashi dips her toe into the Ikki Tousen (aka Battle Vixens) universe and comes back up bringing to life the alluringly dangerous fighter, Housen Ryofu!

Ikki Tousen Cosplay Housen Ryofu by japanese cosplayer kibashi 1

A strong bisexual fighter with a very promiscuous personality and a habit for dressing in skimpy outfits. She was very skilled at making chi blasts, and was in love with both Saji and her best friend Chinkyuu. She had a love-hate relationship with Saji, who she claims once raped her (Saji only half-denies this, claiming that she was not raped because she enjoyed it). Despite trying her best to escape her destiny, she ended up causing it anyway.

Afflicted with a deadly illness that would kill her before adulthood, she ended up being manipulated by Saji into causing Toutaku’s death. When she found out that Chinkyuu was raped, she went in search of revenge as her last living act. She was found by Kakouen, and the two fought each other. Kakouen’s skill added with Ryofu’s failing health was enough for Ryofu to be defeated. She was saved from Kakouen’s killing blow by Chinkyuu.

Realizing that she was moments away from dying, Ryofu and Chinkyuu then committed a double suicide, dying happily together as their predecessors did 1800 years before.

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Ikki Tousen Cosplay: Housen Ryofu (Kitty Honey) Cosplay 18 NOV 2013

Ikki Tousen made more of name for itself thanks to its penchant for short skirts, ripped clothing and ecchi situations that kept cropping up, instead of the great occasional fighting sequences and attached humour that went along with everything happening on screen.

Anyway, Argentinian cosplayer Kitty Honey dips her toe into the Ikki Tousen (aka Battle Vixens) universe and comes back up bringing to life the alluringly dangerous fighter, Housen Ryofu!

Ikki Tousen Cosplay Housen Ryofu  by argentinian cosplayer Kitty Honey 2

A strong bisexual fighter with a very promiscuous personality and a habit for dressing in skimpy outfits. She was very skilled at making chi blasts, and was in love with both Saji and her best friend Chinkyuu. She had a love-hate relationship with Saji, who she claims once raped her (Saji only half-denies this, claiming that she was not raped because she enjoyed it). Despite trying her best to escape her destiny, she ended up causing it anyway.

Afflicted with a deadly illness that would kill her before adulthood, she ended up being manipulated by Saji into causing Toutaku’s death. When she found out that Chinkyuu was raped, she went in search of revenge as her last living act. She was found by Kakouen, and the two fought each other. Kakouen’s skill added with Ryofu’s failing health was enough for Ryofu to be defeated. She was saved from Kakouen’s killing blow by Chinkyuu.

Realizing that she was moments away from dying, Ryofu and Chinkyuu then committed a double suicide, dying happily together as their predecessors did 1800 years before.

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Ikki Tousen Cosplay: Hakufu Sonsaku (Umi Kani) Cosplay 17 MAR 2013

Chilean cosplayer Katherine Ramos, aka Umi Kani, puts on her fighting gloves and dumbs down a little, to bring to life the protagonist of Yuji Shiozaki’s Ikki Tousen (known as Battle Vixens in the West) – Hakufu Sonsaku!

Hakufu Sonsaku is the protagonist of Battle Vixens, also known by its original Japanese title of Ikki Tousen. A second-year transfer student at Nanyo, she is not terribly bright, but is immeasurably powerful despite being only a D-ranked fighter. Because of her busty physique and high skill, she is known by others as the Busty Fighter, and is also known by her predecessor’s title, the Sho Haou, due to her fate of conquering all of the rival schools. Hakufu cares little for the politics involved between the fighters, only caring about fighting for the sake of fighting, but is staunchly against unnecessary violence and killing. Lately, however, with trouble brewing all around her, she is beginning to take up the mantle of a leader to protect her friends and family.

Hakufu’s anime incarnation portrays her as a low ranked and low skilled fighter, and has demonstrated none of her unique fighting gifts or chi powers and is arguably more stupid. In addition to her stupidity, she is more prone to doing dumber things, and either doesn’t mind or is unaware of people harassing or hitting on her. She relies heavily on her dragon or her personal skill alone, and even when possessed by her dragon, she is easily stopped by the other main characters she fights before any damage can be dealt, as opposed to her manga counterpart which is extremely difficult to stop and required the aid of artifacts. She also does not inherit Master Chosho’s chi magic (who does not exist in the anime); instead, she undergoes training with Ukitsu’s master Chokou. She is possessed by Totaku at the end of the first season but is saved by her dragon who devours him.

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Ikkitousen Cosplay: Shimei Ryomou (Rei Kohinata) Cosplay 15 JUL 2012

Japanese cosplayer Rei Kohinata dons her sexy blue french maid outfit and grabs a pair of handcuffs, as she transforms herself into the enigmatic submission grappler Shimei Ryomou, from the popular Ikkitousen franchise, better known as Battle Vixens over here in the West!

Shimei Ryomou is an almost emotionless girl with a checkered background and almost unreadable personality at the moment. A master of all types of submission holds and grappling, Shimei is a dangerous fighter with a penchant for wearing French maid outfits and carrying around handcuffs wherever she goes.

She has a distinctive mole on her cheek, short blue hair, and wears an eye patch over her left eye. As it turns out, Ryomou actually possesses one of the Dragon Spirits, which resides in her left eye and which happens to just slowly be killing her – which obviously doesn’t help her unfriendly disposition much either!

Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_Vixens

Ikki Tousen Cosplay: Kanu Unchou (Akira Itsuki) Cosplay 30 OCT 2011

Ikki Tousen made more of name for itself thanks to its penchant for short skirts, ripped clothing and ecchi situations that kept cropping up, instead of the great occasional fighting sequences and attached humour that went along with everything happening on screen. Nevertheless, I actually quite enjoyed the first series and so this week’s cosplay entry features a character who made more of an impact in the second series than the first: the invincible Kanu Unchou, cosplayed here by Japanese cosplayer, Akira Itsuki.

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Ikki Tousen Cosplay: Kanu Unchou (ayakan) Cosplay 29 AUG 2010

Ikki Tousen made more of name for itself thanks to its penchant for short skirts, ripped clothing and ecchi situations that kept cropping up instead of the great occasional fighting sequences and attached humour that went along with everything happening on screen. Nevertheless, I actually quite enjoyed the first series and so this week’s Cosplay Sundae features a character who made more of an impact in the second series than the first: the invincible Kanu Unchou!

Yes, this is a big stick with a blade on the end. And yes, I am planning on hitting you with it!

Kanu is one of the most feared and powerful Toushi around, the reincarnation of Guan Yu, the legendary Chinese leader of the Shu Five Tiger Generals. Empowered with her invincible weapon, the Blue Dragon Crescent Blade as well as the legendary sword Kusanagi, Kanu believes that it is her destiny and sworn duty to protect Ryuubi Gentoku, leader of the Seito Gakuen. A powerful and aloof warrior, Kanu is not a fighter you wish to tangle with – nor enrage by making a move on her naive charge, Ryuubi.

Today’s cosplayer bringing this long-haired, fearless bladed whirlwind to life is a Japanese-based girl calling herself ayakan according to her cosplay.com profile. As you can see for yourself, she manages to pull off a great costume of the anime version of Kanu, though I’m not so sure about some of those poses – definitely not something Kanu would approve of! :)

Not the greatest of implements to chop carrots with you know.

Okay, I'm not going to comment on this pose. Maybe she lost a contact lens...?

Related Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Battle_Vixens_characters