What is Martial Arts anime?

Various sports or skills, mainly of Japanese origin, that originated as forms of self-defense or attack, such as judo, karate, and kendo.

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Naruto: Shippuuden

(Naruto: Shippuden)

8.41

Description:

It has been two and a half years since Naruto Uzumaki left Konohagakure, the Hidden Leaf Village, for intense training following events which fueled his desire to be stronger. Now Akatsuki, the mysterious organization of elite rogue ninja, is closing in on their grand plan which may threaten the safety of the entire shinobi world. Although Naruto is older and sinister events loom on the horizon, he has changed little in personality—still rambunctious and childish—though he is now far more confident and possesses an even greater determination to protect his friends and home. Come whatever may, Naruto will carry on with the fight for what is important to him, even at the expense of his own body, in the continuation of the saga about the boy who wishes to become Hokage. (Source: MAL Rewrite)
Type

TV

Episodes

500

Ep.Length

23 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Aired

2007-02-15

One Piece

(One Piece)

8.38

Description:

Gol D. Roger was known as the "Pirate King," the strongest and most infamous being to have sailed the Grand Line. The capture and death of Roger by the World Government brought a change throughout the world. His last words before his death revealed the existence of the greatest treasure in the world, One Piece. It was this revelation that brought about the Grand Age of Pirates, men who dreamed of finding One Piece—which promises an unlimited amount of riches and fame—and quite possibly the pinnacle of glory and the title of the Pirate King. Enter Monkey D. Luffy, a 17-year-old boy who defies your standard definition of a pirate. Rather than the popular persona of a wicked, hardened, toothless pirate ransacking villages for fun, Luffy’s reason for being a pirate is one of pure wonder: the thought of an exciting adventure that leads him to intriguing people and ultimately, the promised treasure. Following in the footsteps of his childhood hero, Luffy and his crew travel across the Grand Line, experiencing crazy adventures, unveiling dark mysteries and battling strong enemies, all in order to reach the most coveted of all fortunes—One Piece. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Type

TV

Ep.Length

24 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

current

Aired

1999-10-20

ROAD OF NARUTO

(ROAD OF NARUTO)

8.27

Description:

A special animation to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the NARUTO anime.
Type

special

Episodes

1

Ep.Length

10 Min

Status

finished

Aired

2022-10-03

Avatar: The Last Airbender Book 2: Earth

(Avatar: The Last Airbender Book 2: Earth)

8.23

Description:

Aang and his friends Katara and Sokka are on a quest to find an Earthbending teacher. After finding important information concerning the war with the Fire Nation, their journey leads to Ba Sing Se, the capital of the Earth Kingdom, where they uncover great internal government corruption.
Type

TV

Episodes

20

Ep.Length

22 Min

Status

finished

Aired

2006-03-17

Avatar: The Last Airbender Book 3: Fire

(Avatar: The Last Airbender Book 3: Fire)

8.23

Description:

Third and final season focuses on Aang's quest to defeat the tyrannical Fire Lord. In the season's beginning, Aang and his friends Sokka, Katara, and Toph are traveling through the Fire Nation, conjuring a plan for invading the Fire Nation and looking for a teacher to teach Aang Firebending. Time is against our heroes as Sozin's Comet fast approaches...
Type

TV

Episodes

21

Ep.Length

25 Min

Rating

Children 7 or older

Status

finished

Aired

2007-09-21

Avatar: The Last Airbender Book 1: Water

8.22

Description:

Aang and his friends Katara and Sokka journey to the North Pole to find a Waterbending master to teach Aang and Katara. The Fire Nation is waging a seemingly endless war against the Earth Kingdom and the Water Tribes. Aang, the current Avatar, must master the four elements (Air, Water, Earth, and Fire) to end the war.
Type

TV

Episodes

20

Ep.Length

22 Min

Rating

Children 7 or older

Status

finished

Aired

2005-02-21

Dragon Ball Super: Broly

8.22

Description:

The theme for this remarkable new film will be "Saiyan", the strongest race in the universe. Since "Battle of the Gods", Goku has undergone new forms from Super Saiyan God to Super Saiyan Blue to other evolved forms that have gone up against many invincible warriors from multiple universes. This new story will focus on the origin of the Saiyans' strength and what it means to be Saiyan. (Source: Official site)
Type

movie

Episodes

1

Ep.Length

101 Min

Status

finished

Aired

2018-12-14

The World of Dragon Ball Z

()

8.21

Description:

The World of Dragon Ball Z is a twenty-minute OVA special that was made and released by FUNimation Entertainment in 2000. The special reviews the Dragon Ball series from the Emperor Pilaf Saga up to the Trunks Saga. (Source: Dragon Ball Wiki)
Type

OVA

Episodes

1

Ep.Length

20 Min

Rating

Status

finished

Aired

2000-01-01

Hunter x Hunter

(Hunter x Hunter)

8.22

Description:

Hunters are specialized in a wide variety of fields, ranging from treasure hunting to cooking. They have access to otherwise unavailable funds and information that allow them to pursue their dreams and interests. However, being a hunter is a special privilege, only attained by taking a deadly exam with an extremely low success rate. Gon Freecss, a 12-year-old boy with the hope of finding his missing father, sets out on a quest to take the Hunter Exam. Along the way, he picks up three companions who also aim to take the dangerous test: the revenge-seeking Kurapika, aspiring doctor Leorio Paladiknight, and a mischievous child the same age as Gon, Killua Zoldyck.Hunter x Hunter is a classic shounen that follows the story of four aspiring hunters as they embark on a perilous adventure, fighting for their dreams while defying the odds. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Type

TV

Episodes

62

Ep.Length

23 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Aired

1999-10-16

Dragon Ball Z

(Dragon Ball Z)

8.22

Description:

Five years after winning the World Martial Arts tournament, Gokuu is now living a peaceful life with his wife and son. This changes, however, with the arrival of a mysterious enemy named Raditz who presents himself as Gokuu's long-lost brother. He reveals that Gokuu is a warrior from the once powerful but now virtually extinct Saiyan race, whose homeworld was completely annihilated. When he was sent to Earth as a baby, Gokuu's sole purpose was to conquer and destroy the planet; but after suffering amnesia from a head injury, his violent and savage nature changed, and instead was raised as a kind and well-mannered boy, now fighting to protect others. With his failed attempt at forcibly recruiting Gokuu as an ally, Raditz warns Gokuu's friends of a new threat that's rapidly approaching Earth—one that could plunge Earth into an intergalactic conflict and cause the heavens themselves to shake. A war will be fought over the seven mystical dragon balls, and only the strongest will survive in Dragon Ball Z. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Type

TV

Episodes

291

Ep.Length

24 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Aired

1989-04-26

Avatar: The Legend So Far

()

8.21

Description:

The Legend So Far is an eleven-minute-long recap episode of Avatar: The Last Airbender narrated by James Garrett, the voice of Avatar Roku. It originally aired on November 18, 2005, on Nickelodeon. In this recap, Garrett retells some of the events that have occurred in Aang's journey up to episode nine, "The Waterbending Scroll", and provides a sneak peek of the episodes still to come. It served as an introduction to the three-part Book One finale, which began with the episode "The Waterbending Master". (Source: Avatar Wikia)
Type

special

Episodes

1

Ep.Length

11 Min

Rating

Status

finished

Aired

2005-11-18

Wu Liuqi Zhi Xuanwu Guo Pian

(Scissor Seven Season 3)

8.18

Description:

In order to protect the residents of Xiaoji Island and the peaceful life here, Wu Liuqi and his partners Dabao and Xiaofei embark on a journey to the Xuanwu Kingdom to find out the truth about his identity and a way to save the island. Waiting for them is more unknowns and adventures. (Source: bilibili, edited)
Type

ONA

Episodes

10

Ep.Length

15 Min

Status

finished

Aired

2021-01-27

Hajime no Ippo

(Fighting Spirit)

8.22

Description:

Makunouchi Ippo has been bullied his entire life. Constantly running errands and being beaten up by his classmates, Ippo has always dreamed of changing himself, but never has the passion to act upon it. One day, in the midst of yet another bullying, Ippo is saved by Takamura Mamoru, who happens to be a boxer. Ippo faints from his injuries and is brought to the Kamogawa boxing gym to recover. As he regains consciousness, he is awed and amazed at his new surroundings in the gym, though lacks confidence to attempt anything. Takamura places a photo of Ippo's classmate on a punching bag and forces him to punch it. It is only then that Ippo feels something stir inside him and eventually asks Takamura to train him in boxing. Thinking that Ippo does not have what it takes, Takamura gives him a task deemed impossible and gives him a one week time limit. With a sudden desire to get stronger, for himself and his hard working mother, Ippo trains relentlessly to accomplish the task within the time limit. Thus Ippo's journey to the top of the boxing world begins. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Type

TV

Episodes

75

Ep.Length

23 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Aired

2000-10-04

Samurai Champloo

(Samurai Champloo)

8.21

Description:

Fuu Kasumi is a young and clumsy waitress who spends her days peacefully working in a small teahouse. That is, until she accidentally spills a drink all over one of her customers! With a group of samurai now incessantly harassing her, Fuu desperately calls upon another samurai in the shop, Mugen, who quickly defeats them with his wild fighting technique, utilizing movements reminiscent to that of breakdancing. Unfortunately, Mugen decides to pick a fight with the unwilling ronin Jin, who wields a more precise and traditional style of swordfighting, and the latter proves to be a formidable opponent. The only problem is, they end up destroying the entire shop as well as accidentally killing the local magistrate's son. For their crime, the two samurai are captured and set to be executed. However, they are rescued by Fuu, who hires the duo as her bodyguards. Though she no longer has a place to return to, the former waitress wishes to find a certain samurai who smells of sunflowers and enlists the help of the now exonerated pair to do so. Despite initially disapproving of this idea, the two eventually agree to assist the girl in her quest; thus, the trio embark upon an adventure to find this mysterious warrior—that is, if Fuu can keep Mugen and Jin from killing each other. Set in an alternate Edo Period of Japan, Samurai Champloo follows the journey of these three eccentric individuals in an epic quest full of action, comedy, and dynamic sword fighting, all set to the beat of a unique hip-hop infused soundtrack. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Type

TV

Episodes

26

Ep.Length

24 Min

Rating

17+ (violence & profanity)

Status

finished

Aired

2004-05-20

Gintama'

8.21

Description:

After a one-year hiatus, Shinpachi Shimura returns to Edo, only to stumble upon a shocking surprise: Gintoki and Kagura, his fellow Yorozuya members, have become completely different characters! Fleeing from the Yorozuya headquarters in confusion, Shinpachi finds that all the denizens of Edo have undergone impossibly extreme changes, in both appearance and personality. Most unbelievably, his sister Otae has married the Shinsengumi chief and shameless stalker Isao Kondou and is pregnant with their first child. Bewildered, Shinpachi agrees to join the Shinsengumi at Otae and Kondou's request and finds even more startling transformations afoot both in and out of the ranks of the the organization. However, discovering that Vice Chief Toushirou Hijikata has remained unchanged, Shinpachi and his unlikely Shinsengumi ally set out to return the city of Edo to how they remember it. With even more dirty jokes, tongue-in-cheek parodies, and shameless references, Gintama' follows the Yorozuya team through more of their misadventures in the vibrant, alien-filled world of Edo. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Type

TV

Episodes

51

Ep.Length

24 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Aired

2011-04-04

Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan - Tsuioku-hen

(Samurai X: Trust and Betrayal)

8.2

Description:

When mankind's savagery surpasses his fear of death, there is little hope for those who wish to live honest lives. Beneath a full moon, a young boy witnesses the murder of the bandits who had enslaved him, and is then christened with a new name by the man who rescued him. This boy is Shinta, now known as Kenshin Himura, and he is destined to become a swordsman. The softness of his heart does not befit the occupation, but his desire to protect the innocent is absolute.Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan - Tsuioku-hen details the origins of the man who would bear the name of Hitokiri Battousai long before he swore his oath not to kill and before he earned his reputation as an assassin. The young man’s heart is divided between justice and corruption, while the fate of a nation rests on his actions. [Written by MAL Rewrite]
Type

OVA

Episodes

4

Ep.Length

30 Min

Rating

17+ (violence & profanity)

Status

finished

Aired

1999-02-20

Yuu☆Yuu☆Hakusho

(Yu Yu Hakusho: Ghost Files)

8.19

Description:

One fateful day, Yuusuke Urameshi, a 14-year-old delinquent with a dim future, gets a miraculous chance to turn it all around when he throws himself in front of a moving car to save a young boy. His ultimate sacrifice is so out of character that the authorities of the spirit realm are not yet prepared to let him pass on. Koenma, heir to the throne of the spirit realm, offers Yuusuke an opportunity to regain his life through completion of a series of tasks. With the guidance of the death god Botan, he is to thwart evil presences on Earth as a Spirit Detective. To help him on his venture, Yuusuke enlists ex-rival Kazuma Kuwabara, and two demons, Hiei and Kurama, who have criminal pasts. Together, they train and battle against enemies who would threaten humanity's very existence. (Source: MAL Rewrite)
Type

TV

Episodes

112

Ep.Length

24 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Aired

1992-10-10

Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan

(Rurouni Kenshin)

8.17

Description:

In the final years of the Bakumatsu era lived a legendary assassin known as Hitokiri Battousai. Feared as a merciless killer, he was unmatched throughout the country, but mysteriously disappeared at the peak of the Japanese Revolution. It has been ten peaceful years since then, but the very mention of Battousai still strikes terror into the hearts of war veterans.Unbeknownst to them, Battousai has abandoned his bloodstained lifestyle in an effort to repent for his sins, now living as Kenshin Himura, a wandering swordsman with a cheerful attitude and a strong will. Vowing never to kill again, Kenshin dedicates himself to protecting the weak. One day, he stumbles across Kaoru Kamiya at her kendo dojo, which is being threatened by an impostor claiming to be Battousai. After receiving help from Kenshin, Kaoru allows him to stay at the dojo, and so the former assassin temporarily ceases his travels.Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Kenkaku Romantan tells the story of Kenshin as he strives to save those in need of saving. However, as enemies from both past and present begin to emerge, will the reformed killer be able to uphold his new ideals?[Written by MAL Rewrite]
Type

TV

Episodes

94

Ep.Length

25 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Aired

1996-01-10

Avatar Pilot

()

8.16

Description:

An unaired pilot episode included with the first complete DVD collection. Many elements of the pilot are dissimilar to what eventually developed into the televised series. (Source: Avatar Wikia)
Type

special

Episodes

1

Ep.Length

15 Min

Rating

Status

finished

Aired

2006-09-19

Hanma Baki: Son of Ogre 2

(Baki Hanma: Son of Ogre Season 2)

8.07

Description:

The second season of Baki Hanma: Son of Ogre. In Hanma Baki’s first season, the fighter Baki — the strongest high schooler in the land — trained in a prison against fellow inmates, defeating a giant praying mantis and formidable opponents like Biscuit “Mr. Unchained” Oliva and Jun “Mr. Second” Guevaru. Now, Baki is back and gearing up to battle Pickle, a perfectly preserved prehistoric man so powerful, he once preyed on dinosaurs. If Baki can take down Pickle, his final matchup will be with his all-powerful father, Yujiro Hanma. (Source: Netflix)
Type

ONA

Episodes

27

Ep.Length

25 Min

Status

finished

Aired

2023-07-26

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