Greetings, anime fans, martial arts aficionados, fighting game devotees, and enthusiasts of all things about anime, martial arts, video games, and fighting tournaments. Antoni here with another written entry. If you know me, based on the title, there are four things I am most passionate about. One is the number seven because it is the number of high fortunes, wealth, prosperity, abundance, sanctity, hope, and faith. Two is anything divisible by seven, and my first passion should be indicative, especially for those of you who have been paying attention in your mathematics classes when you were very young. Three is anime because of the variety found in the choice, interesting storylines, and the cool factor some of the shows possessed. Four is martial arts tournaments because it is enjoyable to see fighters using various combat styles duking it out in the arena and having it soaked in blood and guts. Combine my four passions in life and you get fourteen team-ups consisting of seven anime characters and the martial arts they specialize in.
My philosophy revolving around my seven-anime character martial arts teams may affirm the importance of discipline, camaraderie, self-confidence, respect, cooperation, balance, and self-defense. Those attributes are exceptional and should be implemented as habits. However, I also argue that nothing should be held back when launching a series of brutal attacks against various opponents. Those supposedly squeaky-clean characters from the early to mid-2000s Disney Channel sitcoms and cartoons can get their insipid pansy behinds to bail out and get lost, for these fourteen septets of anime martial artists are in the house to tear some butt while looking great in doing so. Therefore, no opponent is safe.
Think of this entry as a more organized line-up of the fourteen seven-anime character martial artists featured in the previous entries. Some team-ups are the same, while others are a little more switched up for credibility’s sake. As always, the characters featured will be from anime that I watched on Animax, Adult Swim, Hero TV, and even on the internet, with the ones featured from Inuyasha, Baki the Grappler, Shura no Toki, Shootfighter Tekken, Hajime no Ippo, Fullmetal Alchemist, Solty Rei, Ultra Maniac, Wolf’s Rain, Texhnolyze, Geneshaft, Chrono Crusade, Samurai 7, Kiddy Grade, Hungry Heart, Full Metal Panic, GetBackers, and Cardcaptor Sakura. Let’s get ready to rumble. Osu! Hajime!
The Splendid Seven (Sesshoumaru, Shuran, Inuyasha, Hakkaku, Ginta, Ayame, and Shunran)
When these seven powerful Yokai martial artists take center stage, their opponents would want to either head for the hills to save their skins or try their luck in overcoming them. This is thanks to the combined forces of two dog Yokai brothers, Sesshoumaru and Inuyasha, three spiky-haired brothers, Shuran, Hakkaku, and Ginta, and two auburn-haired sisters, Ayame and Shunran, and their brutal moves. Sesshoumaru’s ground and pounds, Shuran’s piledrivers, Inuyasha’s tracheal grip chokes, Hakkaku’s elbow strikes, Ginta’s flying knees, Ayame’s uppercuts, and Shunran’s nerve strikes make them unstoppable as a mighty team.
  1. Sesshoumaru (Inuyasha) – Mixed Martial Arts
  2. Shuran (Inuyasha) – Professional Wrestling
  3. Inuyasha (Inuyasha) – Pankration
  4. Hakkaku (Inuyasha) – Muay Boran
  5. Ginta (Inuyasha) – Lethwei
  6. Ayame (Inuyasha) – Kyuk Too Ki
  7. Shunran (Inuyasha) – Shaolin Kung Fu
The Radioactive Rebels (Shido, Ban, Ginji, Kyuzo, Heihachi, Satella, and Akemi)
No natural disaster can equal the damage that Shido Fuyuki, Ban Mido, Ginji Amano, Kyuzo, Heihachi Hayashida, Satella Harvenheit, and Akemi Takaishi can accomplish. When combining Shido’s guillotine chokes, Ban’s arm triangles, Ginji’s leg wheels, Kyuzo’s check kicks, Heihachi’s spinning back kicks, Satella’s ox jaw strikes, and Akemi’s palm strikes, opponents are in for an exciting thrill ride full of spins, rolls, and drops as if they boarded an intense roller coaster ride to oblivion. Where these seven lethal combatants are going to take their opponents is far from bright and breezy, as it will be full of destructive turbulence.
  1. Shido Fuyuki (GetBackers) – Japanese Jujitsu
  2. Ban Mido (GetBackers) – Brazilian Jujitsu
  3. Ginji Amano (GetBackers) – Judo
  4. Kyuzo (Samurai 7) – Kajukenbo
  5. Heihachi Hayashida (Samurai 7) – Qwan Ki Do
  6. Satella Harvenheit (Chrono Crusade) – Nippon Kenpo
  7. Akemi Takaishi (Shootfighter Tekken) – Shorinji Kenpo
The Quicksilver Quantums (Masaru, Tatsuya, Ryuichi, Mario, Hiroto, Sakurako, and Kuniko)
There is nothing more fulfilling, let alone more purposeful, than ensuring that a true martial artist combines brute force, military precision, quick self-defense, and benevolent character and turn these attributes into a unit. Fortunately for Masaru Aoki, Tatsuya Kimura, Ryuichi Hayami, Mario Musicanova, Hiroto Amagiwa, Sakurako Yukihira, and Kuniko Touya, they are living proof that they have what it takes to live like true martial artists and more. Masaru’s haymakers, Tatsuya’s hooks, Ryuichi’s jabs, Mario’s armbars, Hiroto’s leglocks, Sakurako’s roundhouse kicks, and Kuniko’s double flying kicks can easily incapacitate their opponents.
  1. Masaru Aoki (Hajime no Ippo) – Kamogawa Mixed Martial Boxing
  2. Tatsuya Kimura (Hajime no Ippo) – Kamogawa Mixed Martial Boxing
  3. Ryuichi Hayami (Hajime no Ippo) – Otowa Mixed Martial Boxing
  4. Mario Musicanova (Geneshaft) – Luta Livre
  5. Hiroto Amagiwa (Geneshaft) – Pancrase
  6. Sakurako Yukihira (Detective School Q) – Musti-yuddha
  7. Kuniko Touya (Detective School Q) – Adithada
The War Emperors (Yoshiki, Mamoru, Kuranosuke, Tsume, Kisuke, Mitsuhide, and Shinosuke)
Virile power and heavyweight muscularity are the best lexical descriptions that encapsulate Yoshiki Takaishi, Mamoru Takamura, Kuranosuke Takeda, Tsume, Kisuke, Mitsuhide Kuroda, and Shinosuke. Each of these tall, mighty, powerfully-built gentlemen is capable of making their opponents submit regardless of brute strength and/or unparalleled skill, with the arena cheering them on. Yoshiki’s bearhugs, Mamoru’s liver punches, Kuranosuke’s rear naked chokeholds, Tsume’s fireman’s carries, Kisuke’s double leg takedowns, Mitsuhide’s underhooks, and Shinosuke’s overhooks can reduce mighty giants into mere mortals.
  1. Yoshiki Takaishi (Shootfighter Tekken) – Kapu Kuialua
  2. Mamoru Takamura (Hajime no Ippo) – Kamogawa Mixed Martial Boxing
  3. Kuranosuke Takeda (Inuyasha) – Shoot Wrestling
  4. Tsume (Wolf’s Rain) – Vale Tudo
  5. Kisuke (Inuyasha) – Shootfighting
  6. Mitsuhide Kuroda (Shootfighter Tekken) – Combat Sambo
  7. Shinosuke (Inuyasha) – Shoot Boxing
The Kings of Formidable Fists (Baki, Ryoma, Takeshi, Kiibo, Alexander, Ichiro, and Ippo)
Boxing or Mixed Martial Arts? Who gives a damn? Seven strong, handsome, powerful, and fierce dudes who specialize in Mixed Martial Boxing? You’re going to give a damn! This is true when Baki Hanma, Ryoma Sakamoto, Takeshi Sendo, Kiichi “Kiibo” Miyazawa, Alexander Volg Zangief, Ichiro Miyata, and Ippo Makunouchi are fully equipped with their repertoire of eviscerating uppercuts, jabs, hooks, haymakers, double axe handles, ground and pounds, and sprawl and brawls. Furious fists and fleet footwork may be the attributes that define these warrior kings, but they also have the brute strength and fierce brutality to be triumphant.
  1. Baki Hanma (Baki the Grappler) – Total Fighting Mixed Martial Boxing
  2. Ryoma Sakamoto (Shura no Toki) – Historical Pride FC Mixed Martial Boxing
  3. Takeshi Sendo (Hajime no Ippo) – Naniwa Mixed Martial Boxing
  4. Kiichi “Kiibo” Miyazawa (Shootfighter Tekken) – Nanshin Shadow Mixed Martial Boxing
  5. Alexander Volg Zangief (Hajime no Ippo) – Otowa Mixed Martial Boxing
  6. Ichiro Miyata (Hajime no Ippo) – Kawahara Mixed Martial Boxing
  7. Ippo Makunouchi (Hajime no Ippo) – Kamogawa Mixed Martial Boxing
The Blood Empresses (Toran, Blue, Wakana, Mika, Enju, Karan, and Takako)
Hell hath no fury like women who can unleash a bevy of pulverizing punches, kinetic kicks, bashing blows, and sharp strikes against their opponents with pure abandon. Toran, Blue, Wakana, Mika Seido, Enju, Karan, and Takako Kawashima encapsulate the utmost importance of never underestimating your opponents, especially if they are empresses of unleashing brutally impactful body shots. Toran’s regal might, Blue’s sensual femininity, Wakana’s composed manner, Mika’s choleric power, Enju’s ladylike elegance, Karan’s excitable fierceness, and Takako’s avid enthusiasm bolster their performances excellently.
  1. Toran (Inuyasha) – Krav Maga
  2. Blue (Wolf’s Rain) – Pencak Silat
  3. Wakana (Inuyasha) – Systema
  4. Mika Seido (Geneshaft) – Jeet Kune Do
  5. Enju (Inuyasha) – Bokator
  6. Karan (Inuyasha) – Hapkido
  7. Takako Kawashima (Shootfighter Tekken) – Taekwondo
The Queens of Scintillating Strikes (Rosé T, Rose A, Winry, Megumi, Maya, Solty, and Kaoru)
Grace, agility, power, accuracy, speed, fierceness, and might in the Korean martial arts are the attributes make these luscious ladies unleash bruising bashes against their opponents. Rosé Thomas’s joint locks, Rose Anderson’s ankle locks, Winry Rockbell’s submission holds, Megumi Minami’s spear hand strikes, Maya Orihara’s palm heel strikes, Solty Revant’s shin kicks, and Kaoru Ichinose’s axe kicks can damage their opponents’ heads and limbs if they are not cautious or if they vulgarly provoke them. These seven scintillating sirens may be unparalleled beauties, but they are not afraid to fight like powerfully ferocious beasts.
  1. Rosé Thomas (Fullmetal Alchemist) – Yongmudo
  2. Rose Anderson (Solty Rei) – Gongkwon Yusul
  3. Winry Rockbell (Fullmetal Alchemist) – Kuk Sool Won
  4. Megumi Minami (Detective School Q) – Hwa Rang Do
  5. Maya Orihara (Ultra Maniac) – Tang Soo Do
  6. Solty Revant (Solty Rei) – Kong Soo Do
  7. Kaoru Ichinose (Detective School Q) – Soo Bakh Do
The Relentless Strikers (Ichise, Kintaro, Kiba, Ran, Ayu, Nina, and Cheza)
This incredible team-up is the result of combining the powers of three Nak Muay Farangs in Ichise, Kintaro Toyama, and Kiba and four capoeiristas in Ran, Ayu Tateishi, Nina Sakura, and Cheza. To say that their strikes are incredibly painful is a mere understatement. Ichise’s sharp elbows, Kintaro’s rock-hard knees, and Kiba’s steel shins can destroy their opponents’ skeletal structures faster than lightning. Ran, Ayu, Nina, and Cheza may possess dance-like gracefulness reminiscent of gymnastics and ballet, but their tricking, kicking, and punching can leave their opponents numb. There is no escape from these speedy combatants.
  1. Ichise (Texhnolyze) – Muay Thai
  2. Kintaro Toyama (Detective School Q) – Muay Thai
  3. Kiba (Wolf’s Rain) – Muay Thai
  4. Ran (Texhnolyze) – Capoeira
  5. Ayu Tateishi (Ultra Maniac) – Capoeira
  6. Nina Sakura (Ultra Maniac) – Capoeira
  7. Cheza (Wolf’s Rain) – Capoeira
The Explosive Attackers (Hige, Katsushiro, Joshua, Myu, Luna, Kirara, and Azmaria)
Fighters should never be fooled by the charisma and charm that encapsulate Hige, Katsushiro Okamoto, Joshua Christopher, Myu, Luna, Kirara Mikumari, and Azmaria Hendric as martial artists because they can be just as brutal as they are charming. Hige’s vicious strikes, Katsushiro’s deadly accuracy, Joshua’s focused timing, Myu’s nimble speed, Luna’s graceful agility, Kirara’s gorgeous flexibility, and Azmaria’s quick leaps are legendary. Once opponents attempt to have a go at them, it is over. Myu, Luna, Kirara, and Azmaria start off with graceful yet accurate strikes before Hige, Katsushiro, and Joshua make a brutal finish.
  1. Hige (Wolf’s Rain) – Bando
  2. Katsushiro Okamoto (Samurai 7) – Shan Gyi
  3. Joshua Christopher (Chrono Crusade) – Pongyi Thaing
  4. Myu (Wolf’s Rain) – Kuntao
  5. Luna (Ultra Maniac) – Vovinam
  6. Kirara Mikumari (Samurai 7) – Combat Hopak
  7. Azmaria Hendric (Chrono Crusade) – Taekkyeon
The Potent Rogues (Edward, Toboe, Alphonse, Lan Fan, Tiki, Mei Chang, and Leara)
Rambunctious, rambling, and rowdy do not even begin to describe Edward Elric, Toboe, Alphonse Elric, Lan Fan, Tiki Musicanova, Mei Chang, and Leara as fighters who know how to kick butt, defend themselves, and disarm any thug who dares to attack them with dirty tactics. The two Elric brothers know how to handle quick yet powerful attacks, especially when they join forces with Toboe’s accuracy. Lan Fan, Tiki, Mei Chang, and Leara manage superbly with their agility and speed. Therefore, these seven speedily accurate fighters can be advantageous when pitting them against stronger, fiercer, and deadlier opponents.
  1. Edward Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist) – American Kenpo Karate
  2. Toboe (Wolf’s Rain) – American Tang Soo Do
  3. Alphonse Elric (Fullmetal Alchemist) – Shaolin Kenpo Karate
  4. Lan Fan (Fullmetal Alchemist) – Aikido S.A.
  5. Tiki Musicanova (Geneshaft) – Sin Moo Hapkido
  6. Mei Chang (Fullmetal Alchemist) – Sli Beatha
  7. Leara (Wolf’s Rain) – Okichitaw
The Dukes of Doom (Kurz, Atsunobu, Sousuke, Kyosuke, Rafael, Koji, and Hiroshi)
Iron fists, quicksilver feet, metal shins, and heaps of determination propel Kurz Weber, Atsunobu Hayashimizu, Sousuke Sagara, Kyosuke Kano, Rafael Rodrigo da Silva, Koji Jefferson Sakai, and Hiroshi Ichikawa to perform at their very best in the kickboxing ring. When that bell peals, spectators know that these seven gladiators will let it rip on their opponents. Kurz’s elbow slashes, Atsunobu’s upward elbows, Sousuke’s downward elbows, Kyosuke’s uppercuts, Rafael’s jabs, Koji’s hooks, and Hiroshi’s cross punches are the attacks that can easily place their opponents in their place and knock them out cold.
  1. Kurz Weber (Full Metal Panic) – Muay Lao
  2. Atsunobu Hayashimizu (Full Metal Panic) – Pradal Serey
  3. Sousuke Sagara (Full Metal Panic) – Yaw-Yan
  4. Kyosuke Kano (Hungry Heart) – Sanda
  5. Rafael Rodrigo da Silva (Hungry Heart) – Dutch Kickboxing
  6. Koji Jefferson Sakai (Hungry Heart) – American Kickboxing
  7. Hiroshi Ichikawa (Hungry Heart) – Japanese Kickboxing
The Vicious Kyokushin Princes (Shinji, Chrono, Syaoran, Eriol, Ryu, Kyu, and Kazuma)
Full-contact blows and hard hits are the names of the game that Shinji Kazama, Chrono, Li Syaoran, Eriol Hiragizawa, Ryu Amakusa, Kyu Renjo, and Kazuma Narusawa play when taking their opponents down. Mas Oyama and his descendants would be proud of these fine combatants for giving it everything they got in various tournaments. Shinji’s and Chrono’s masterful use of takedowns, Syaoran’s and Eriol’s lightning-quick speed, and Ryu’s, Kyu’s, and Kazuma’s overpowering blows are what place them at the top of their game and make them triumph well. With their skills combined, they always find a way to fight well.
  1. Shinji Kazama (Full Metal Panic) – Kudo
  2. Chrono (Chrono Crusade) – Ashihara Karate
  3. Li Syaoran (Cardcaptor Sakura) – Enshin Karate
  4. Erio Hiragizawa (Cardcaptor Sakura) – Seidokaikan Karate
  5. Ryu Amakusa (Detective School Q) – Shidokan Karate
  6. Kyu Renjo (Detective School Q) – Satojuku Karate
  7. Kazuma Narusawa (Detective School Q) – Seido Juku Karate
The Countesses of Chaos (Himiko, Beatrice, Remmy, Natsumi, Kaname, Tessa, and Mizuki)
Appearances can be deceiving, especially when all that spectators initially see are the gorgeous countenances and lovely figures of Himiko Kudou, Beatrice Ratio, Remmy Levi-Strauss, Natsumi Mizuki, Kaname Chidori, Teletha “Tessa” Testarossa, and Mizuki Inaba. It is easy to believe that they are solely gorgeous faces with heaps of charm. However, they make it clear that they mean business. Himiko’s spear hand strikes, Beatrice’s knife hand strikes, Remmy’s ox jaw strikes, Natsumi’s leopard blows, Kaname’s spinning back fists, Tessa’s nerve strikes, and Mizuki’s finger strikes are what their opponents must endure to survive them.
  1. Himiko Kudou (GetBackers) – Goju-Ryu Karate
  2. Beatrice Ratio (Geneshaft) – Changquan
  3. Remmy Levi-Strauss (Geneshaft) – Bajiquan
  4. Natsumi Mizuki (GetBackers) – Hung Gar
  5. Kaname Chidori (Full Metal Panic) – Baguazhang
  6. Teletha “Tessa” Testarossa (Full Metal Panic) – Wing Chun
  7. Mizuki Inaba (Full Metal Panic) – Savate
The Fine Shotokan Princesses (Eclair, Rosette, Sakura, Tomoyo, Meiling, Lumière, and Claus)
Martial artists cannot fight if they do not have honor. This is the code that Eclair, Rosette Christopher, Sakura Kinomoto, Tomoyo Daidouji, Meiling Li, Lumière, and Claus live by and will preserve with honor, integrity, and honesty. These fabulous fighters are not having any belittlement or degradation rain on their parade because they have the strong willpower to make even the strongest and mightiest opponents thoroughly humbled. Eclair’s and Rosette’s sharp and hard blows, Sakura’s, Tomoyo’s, and Meiling’s physical flexibility, and Lumière’s and Claus’s rapid speed are the components needed for them to triumph.
  1. Eclair (Kiddy Grade) – Kyokushin Karate
  2. Rosette Christopher (Chrono Crusade) – Yoshukai Karate
  3. Sakura Kinomoto (Cardcaptor Sakura) – Shotokan Karate
  4. Tomoyo Daidouji (Cardcaptor Sakura) – Uechi-Ryu Karate
  5. Meiling Li (Cardcaptor Sakura) – Shuri-Ryu Karate
  6. Lumière (Kiddy Grade) – Wado-Ryu Karate
  7. Claus (Fullmetal Alchemist) – Shito-Ryu Karate
There you have it, ladies and gentlemen. My more revamped version of the fourteen seven-person anime martial arts teams capable of hauling loads of butt in various martial arts tournaments. Please let me know which team is your favorite, and I will see you in the next submission. Take care, stay safe, and walk the way of the warrior, everybody.

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