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Name this genre? (Series like Saint Seiya, Toriko, and Hokuto No Ken but not Hajime no Ippo)




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kakuto82



Joined: 02 Aug 2016
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 6:45 pm Reply with quote
Is there a name to the genre of manga and anime which entail the three following traits:

(1) The main protagonists have a philosophical code that entails ideas such as fighting spirit in a Wuxia (think the Touki in Hokuto no Ken) (2) superhuman abilities based on ki, cosmos, etc (non Shonen Jump character Ryoga Hibiki's Shishi Hakodan) (3) the techniques are named, sometimes written on the screen by a narrator or yelled out by the characters themselves.

I would dub it martial arts but I think Yawara ! has no super powers. I would call it fighting but I would then have to include Rokundenashi Blues, which is not what I am describing. So magical martial arts or super martial arts?
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Ashymo



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:20 pm Reply with quote
Just Martial arts + Supernatural tags would suffice, no?
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