Kickdrive ~ Martial Arts Collections Prince of Fighters (Kickdrive ~ 武道大集合Prince of Fighters Kickdrive ~ Budō Daishūgō Purinsu Obu Faitāzu?) is a LittleLulu's Japanese martial arts romance anime fanseries produced by LittleLulu Studio and Gallop, based on fighting otome game in same name, created by LittleLulu and published by LittleLulu Falcon Emblem Inc.. It is directed by Toshiaki Komura and written by LittleLulu with character design by Yoshihiko Umakoshi of My Hero Academia, Heartcatch PreCure! and Saint Seiya Omega. A series centered around Natsumi Honjo, a normal high-school student who is shy of meeting handsome young men. But she overcome it after realize that they're amazing in fighting and decided to help them training to see who is the new Prince of Fighter Tag-Team Champion to win a heart of Hunter Longstreet, an American street fighter or Shinya Yagami, a playboy fighter with Kusanagi-style martial arts.
This series is inspired by The King of Fighters series by SNK/Playmore. I do not own anime or games.
After the cold battle between Gaia and Tartarus, Zeus banish Chaos to eternal sleep for good. Years later, Natsumi Honjo, a shy and timid 17-years-old high school student moved to Osaka for the Kansai dialect exams. However, when she tries to sneak into the Fierce Tiger Dojo, she accidentally kissed an American man, Hunter Longstreet and quickly back off in embarrassing. Although she is too shy to meet a very handsome men, but thanks to her brothers' advice, she finally become interesting with every martial arts that boys have. Now, Natsumi is dealing with sixteen handsome young men that they will participating in Prince of Fighters Martial Arts World Tournament. The winner will fight Heinrich Von Hardenberg, the holder of PoF. However, Chaos has breaking free and being to wrecking havoc. Natsumi must help Hunter and Shinya Yagami to become the Prince of Fighters with all cost before it's too late.
- See also: Prince of Fighters Tournament qualifiers
Natsumi Honjo (本庄 なつみ Honjō Natsumi?) - Natsumi is a main protagonist of the series. A 17-year-old high school student who was shy on handsome men at first. But thanks to her brother's advice, she become interesting with any type of martial arts the boys have. She must dealing with 16 handsome young men in order to following her father's sin to become the next Kyokugen-style karate. Her romantic relationship with both Hunter and Shinya is still hiding away from her oneself.
Participants in Martial Arts World Tournament
Hunter Longstreet (ハンター・ロングストリート Hantā Rongusutorīto?) - An American street fighter comes from Los Angeles for participating in PoF World Tournament alongside his childhood friend Shinya Yagami. His father is a former Tai Chi Chuan student and he wish to learn more about. He accidentally kissed on Natsumi at first time they meeting. But devolved his romantic feeling for her after become interesting in martial arts and seems to have rivalry with Shinya. Fighting Style: Tai Chi Chuan.
Shinya Yagami (矢上 真也 Yagami Shin'ya?) - A holder of Kusanagi sword and is a university student who become the successor to his great-grandfather, Iori Yagami. He's Hunter's childhood friend and seems to be together before he meet Natsumi. He likes to tease on Natsumi, but he and Hunter are fighting over her. His brother Seiga is a former champion and Chaos was responsible for killing him. Fighting Style: Kusanagi-style ancient weapon technique.
Constant De la Cour (コンスタン・トデ・ラ・クール Konsutanto de ra Kūru?) - Hailing from France, Constant is a painter who enjoy painting for a whole time. He become a participant of PoF World Tournament after he dealing Hunter about his feeling for Natsumi. Fighting Style: Kickboxing.
Reinaldo Barbosa (レイナルド・バルボサ Reinarudo Barubosa?) - Hailing from Brazil, Reinaldo is a capoeira dancer who his parent are killed by Chaos. He decide to help Natsumi to get avenged his parent in order to become the champion. Fighting Style: Capoeira.
Oleksiy Ivashko (オレクシ・イワシコ Orekushi Iwashiko?) - Hailing from Ukraine, Oleksiy is an 18-year-old figure skater who desire to being a famous. After learning a truth about Heinrich, he want to become participant in PoF World Tournament to help Hunter into fighting against Chaos. Fighting Style: Aikido.
Ching Pei-Ling (チン・ペイリン Chin Peirin?, Pīnyīn: 秦 裴玲 Qín Péi Líng) - Hailing from China, Ching is a 17-year-old Wushu dancer who comes to know what Prince of Fighters is. His family runs a fast food stands for everyday or Summer Festival. He will become participant in PoF World Tournament to win a big prize. Fighting Style: Wing Chun.
Arthur Merrick (アーサー・メリック Āsā Merikku?) - Hailing from England, Arthur is an handsome and gentle 19-year-old man from the rich aristocrat family. He comes in noble formal outfit and riding on horse. He's talent in horse riding and very popular with girls. He chosen as a participant in PoF World Tournament and being admired on Natsumi. Fighting Style: Fencing.
Jeevan Singhal (ジヨンバン・シングハル Jiyonban Shinguharu?) - Hailing from India, Jeevan is an Indian Bollywood star who lost his money and is kicked out. Now become the one of participant in PoF World Tournament, he befriended with both Hunter and Shinya and showing his strong feeling for Natsumi in Bollywood romantic drama-like moments. Fighting Style: Kalaripayattu.
Marcello Gelmini (マルチェロ・ジェルミニ Maruchero Jerumini?) - Hailing from Italy, Marcello is a makeup artist who dressed as a girl because his father is a cross-dresser. When he saw Natsumi alongside Hunter, he decided to attend as a participant in PoF World Tournament to show her about apologize for being a girl. Fighting Style: Nova Scrimia.
Victorino Dominguez (ビクトリー・ドミンゲス Bikutorī Domingesu?) - Hailing from Mexico, Victorino is a Spanish-burn Mexican bullfighter who want to show off his infamous dance since everybody don't likes him. He tried to wooing Natsumi into dancing with him, but Shinya protect her and he made Victorino out from being a participant in PoF World Tournament. Fighting Style: Juego del palo.
Bang Dae-Sung (バン・デソン Ban Deson?, Hangul: 방 대성 Bang Dae-seong, Hanja: 邦 大成 Bāng Dàchéng) - Hailing from South Korea, Bang is a 12-year-old boy who is a biggest fan of Kim Jae-Hoon, Kim Kaphwan's younger son and being to training by his master to become the youngest fighter and next successor of him. He want to be the champion of PoF World Tournament and has strong sense of justice in order to save the world from evil's scheme. Fighting Style: Taekwondo.
Georgios Cora (ゲオルギオス・コーラ Georugiosu Kōra?) - Hailing from Greece, Georgios is a shy 16-year-old football player who retried due to his family's domestic violence. His traumatic memories ruins his life, but right now, when he meet Natsumi and Hunter, his life made a chance to joins them as participant in PoF World Tournament in order to rebuild his family's life. Fighting Style: Glima.
Wayne Van Biljon (ウェイン・ヴァン・ビリジョン Uuein Vuan Birijon?), Hailing from South Africa, Wayne is a rapper and is very popular with white women. But his past is revealed when his girlfriend Gemma breaks him up because she married a white man, made him jealous for that. Now, with Hunter's advice, he shows his feeling for Natsumi before begin with participating in PoF World Tournament in order to marrying Nana Kajima, Natsumi's best friend. Fighting Style: Silat.
Emil Tarnovsky (エミル・タルノフスキー Emiru Tarunofusukī?) - Hailing from Bulgaria, Emil is a 22-year-old professional wrestler who comes from the village to participating in PoF World Tournament. He always taunt on his opponent and even use his illegal attack to knock out cold. However, he almost attempt to kill Hunter after discovering that Natsumi is with him, made him banned from the Tournament. Fighting Style: Pro Wrestling.
Jirayu Dangda (チラユ・ダンダ Chirayu Danda?) - Hailing from Thailand, Jirayu is a cocky Muay Thai fighter who his parents are killed by Chaos during invasion. He want to get avenged by befriended Natsumi and showing his romantic feeling for her. He seems arguing with Hunter, but finally accept to join the PoF World Tournament to try and become the champion. Unfortunately he lost to Shinya Yagami. Fighting Style: Muay Thai.
Farooq Reza (ファルーク・レザ Farūku Reza?) - Hailing from Turkey, Farooq is a son of bar owner who comes to participant in PoF World Tournament because he want to become the winner. However, after he lost to Emil, he can't show his feeling for Natsumi and revealing that he is married now after all. Fighting Style: Kenpo.
Nikita Malkovich (ニキータ・マルコビッチ Nikīta Marukobitchi?) - Hailing from Russia, Nikita is Heinrich's right-handed man who aids him to keep watching over the fighters. He's the mid-boss who is arrive in the mid-way episode when he interfered and want to make Hunter banned so Heinrich have Natsumi as a part of plan to take over the world. Fighting Style: Vale Tudo.
Heinrich Von Hardenberg (ハインリッヒ・フォン・ハーデンバーグ Hainrihhi Fon Hādenbāgu?) - Heinrich is a German host and current holder of the PoF World Tournament. He is the primary antagonist of the series when he infected by Chaos's virus that leads the 16 fighters to fight each other. When he saw Hunter win the final match, he ordering Nikita to kidnapping Natsumi to use her as a part of his plan to take over the world. However, he was defeated by Hunter and before release Natsumi. Chaos awakened and killed him as a punishment for his failure. Fighting Style: Ringen.
Chaos (カオス Kaosu?) - Chaos is a true antagonist of series and his true enemy is Natsumi all alone. In the past, Zeus banished him by putting into the eternal slumber forever. Chaos's virus has infecting on Heinrich's body, makes him evil to host the PoF Tournament. However, when Heinrich is defeated, Chaos banish him by implanted and takes Natsumi hostage, say he want her to show him a real fighter in history. Although he managed to overwhelming all sixteen fighters, Chaos is killed by Natsumi's Haou Shoukou Ken.
Wataru Kimimura (君村 亘 Kimimura Wataru?) - Wataru is Hunter and Shinya's mentor of Fierce Tiger Dojo and also Natsumi's homeroom teacher at Ginkawa High School. He always watching over his students training for the Prince of Fighters World Tournament. After befriended with Natsumi, Hunter and Shinya starts to like her and Wataru allowing her to stay at male class.
Seiga Yagami (矢上 聖牙 Yagami Seiga?) - Seiga is Shinya's older brother and Iori Yagami's great grandson. Formerly was a holder of Kusanagi-style ancient weapon technique and won the PoF champion before he killed by Chaos. Shinya is told that he and Seiga are playing together in the past and his death still haunting him. Shinya swears to avenge his brother by defeating Chaos.
Dave Longstreet (デイブ・ロングストリート Deibu Rongusutorīto?) - Dave is Hunter's father and master of Tai Chi Chuan martial arts that he trained under his great master, Cheng Sinzan. He always interesting with Natsumi's father, who's the next generation of Kyokugen Karate, and asking Wataru to teach her how to fight. In series' progression, Dave being to teach his son Hunter how to gathering a Chi like Cheng did.
Romeo De Silva (ロメオ・デ・シルバ Romeo de Shiruba?) - Romeo is the cheirman of the Prince of Fighters who Heinrich will hosting the event. He know about the past when Zeus banished Chaos with eternal slumber. he keeping under his watch of Natsumi after discovering her next generation of Kyokugen Karate, following her father.
Nana Kajima (鹿島 ナナ Kajima Nana?) - Nana is Natsumi's best friend and has a boyish appearance. She love soccer and playing video games, and seems to be a huge fan of Hunter and Shinya. in series' progression, Nana is now engaged to a South African rapper Wayne Van Biljon.
Daichi Honjo (本庄 大地 Honjō Daichi?) - Daichi is Natsumi's older brother. A university student who help her to hold her love on Hunter or Shinya.
Takashi Honjo (本庄 孝志 Honjō Takashi?) - Takashi is Natsumi's younger brother. A first-year middle school student who's a fan of Shinya. He always tases his sister about Hunter's love, but end up beating by his older brother Daichi.
Koutarou Honjo (本庄 光太郎 Honjō Kōtarō?) - Koutarou is Natsumi, Daichi and Takashi's father who's only appearance in Ep5 when he was under arrest for the murder of his boss for spoiling to Dave Longstreet, Hunter's father. He is now sentence life in jail without chance of parole.
Fierce Tiger Dojo (猛虎道場 Mōko Dōjō?) - This is a dojo where Hunter and Shinya are trained by their senpai Wataru Kimimura. Later, Natsumi joins in as a new student in the end.
Ginkawa High School (銀川高等学校 Ginkawa Kōtō Gakkō?) - This is a high school where Natsumi, Hunter and Shinya enrolled to takes the Kansai dialect exams.
Seven Wonders Stadium (七不思議球場 Nanafushigi Kyūjō?) - This is a main stadium where the Prince of Fighters Tournament has holding, hosted by Heinrich Von Hardenberg, the current champion. The winner will received the champion belt and grand prizes.
Factious Voice Actors
|Character||Japanese Seiyuu||English Voice Actor||Arabic Voice Actor|
|Natsumi Honjo||Yukiyo Fujii||Christine Marie Cabanos||أميرة حذيفي|
|Hunter Longstreet||Tatsuhisa Suzuki
|Johnny Yong Bosch
|إياس أبو غزالة
براء الجباعي (child)
|Shinya Yagami||Toshiyuki Toyonaga
همسة الحايك (child)
|Constant De la Cour||Tomokazu Sugita||Patrick Seitz||مأمون الفرخ|
|Reinaldo Barbosa||Natsuki Hanae||Dallas Reid||وائل ماجي|
|Oleksiy Ivashko||Kouki Uchiyama||Max Mittelman||رائد مشرف|
|Ching Pei-Ling||Ryousuke Kanemoto||Robbie Daymond||أيمن رضا|
|Arthur Merrick||Tetsuya Kakihara||Erik Kimerer||عنان الخياط|
|Jeevan Singhal||Kaito Ishikawa||Josh Grelle||سعد لوستان|
|Marcello Gelmini||Kouki Miyata||Greg Ayres||رأفت بازو|
|Victorino Dominguez||Showtarou Morikubo||Eric Vale||أيمن السالك|
|Bang Dae-Sung||Tsubasa Yonaga||Amanda C. Miller||جهينة نعيم|
|Georgios Cora||Yuuki Kaji||Bryce Papenbrook||تيسير العاتقي|
|Wayne Van Biljon||Masakazu Morita||Christopher Sabat||منصور عبدالرحمن|
|Emil Tarnovsky||Kishou Taniyama||Chris Patton||محمد خير عليوي|
|Jirayu Dangda||Junya Ikeda||Micah Solusod||كمال البني|
|Farooq Reza||Hiroshi Kamiya||Z. Charles Bolton||فاروق الجمعات|
|Nikita Malkovich||Nobuyuki Hiyama||Jamieson Price||فادي صبيح|
|Heinrich Von Hardenberg||Shintarou Asanuma||Kaiji Tang||رافي وهبي|
|Chaos||Daisuke Namikawa||John Burgmeier||مروان فرحات|
|Wataru Kimimura||Daisuke Ono||J. Michael Tatum||محمد خير أبو حسون|
|Seiga Yagami||Noriaki Sugiyama||Jerry Jewell||مأمون الفرخ|
|Dave Longstreet||Ryo Horikawa||Christopher Bevins||يحيى الكفري|
|Romeo De Silva||Tomoyuki Shimura||Robert McCollum||محمد خاوندي|
|Commentator||Masahito Yabe||Ian Sinclair||تيسير العاتقي|
|PoF Tournament Announcer||Keiichi Sonobe||Jeremy Schwartz||أيمن السالك|
|Nana Kajima||Umeka Shouji||Ashly Burch||ألاء الخضر|
|Daichi Honjo||Kenji Akabane||Austin Tindle||باسل الرفاعي|
|Takashi Honjo||Yukiko Morishita||Shannon Emerick||حنان شقير|
|Koutarou Honjo||[Takashi Matsuyama]||[Keith Szarabajka]||محمد خير أبو حسون|
Anime Official Trailer
(The trailer is beginning with arena as the fans is waiting silently. Suddenly a sound of footsteps and breathing of all male fighting running across the pass)
As we know what we means....
Hunter: You are here to be my manager. I just waiting for a long time to be your, Natsumi-chan.
(Natsumi is showing blushing from her first kiss from Hunter, but she managed to stand up and watch the other male fighters training)
A new-found dream of love has finally come true
(Natsumi is showing on the stadium, praying for the boys.)
(Hunter and Shinya are showed sparing each other while Natsumi is watching them with smile)
Hunter: Our goal is to become the Prince of Fighters Tournament Champion no matter what we are.
(Natsumi and Hunter faced each other and meeting with a passionate kiss on the moonlight while a mysterious man is watching them with evil grin)
Hunter: The mission for us to carry out. So, stay courage and pray us for love and destiny!
The power of love has finally open for your heart....
(The sixteen male fighters arrives on the arena, and the female audiences squeals with joy and delight as Heinrich Von Hardenberg declares)
Heinrich: Ladies and gentlemen! And Now, the Prince of Fighters Tournament has finally open!! Let the battle begin!!
(The title screen is shows up, than one by one, the eight main fighters introduces with name and voice actors in Japanese/English)
Hunter: I don't spend anytime with you, Natsumi. (Hunter Longstreet, CV: Tatsuhisa Suzuki)
Shinya: I hate to tell you but, now my revenge has comes with flame inside me! (Shinya Yagami, CV: Toshiyuki Toyonaga)
Constant: Ah bon? How can I explain about a true nature with love? (Constant De la Cour, CV: Tomokazu Sugita)
Reinaldo: I swear I will avenge my parent's death if you help me, please? (Reinaldo Barbosa, CV: Natsuki Hanae)
Oleksiy: I wish I don't want to hurt you anymore...understand? (Oleksiy Ivashko, CV: Kouki Uchiyama)
Ching: That was fun! I'm going to kick my opponent out if I wiiiin!! (Ching Pei-Ling, CV: Ryousuke Kanemoto)
Arthur: Oh my! The ladies chasing me! But you are too cute for me! (Arthur Merrick, CV: Tetsuya Kakihara)
Jeevan: Seriously? The love blooms with your heart, but it's just my dream. (Jeevan Singhal, CV: Kaito Ishikawa)
(The other eight fighters showing to attack them one by one)
Jirayu (attacking Shinya): You can't run anymore! I'm going to defeat you! Nyaaaahahahahaha!!
Shinya: Stop mocking me, you rascal!!
Emil (attempt to hit Hunter with chair): I am the KING! And you...the failure!!
Hunter: Damn it! Never!!
(Natsumi is showing yelling at Hunter for spoil something)
Natsumi: And how did you know that I never meet any guy like this?! You cheated me!!
Hunter: I don't betraying you! Your father was behind everything!!
(Natsumi is crying upon learned that her father kills his boss for spoiling Hunter's father)
Natsumi: Dad! How could you do this to me?! You destroyed me...and my brothers...to protecting my secret?!!
(Heinrich's eyes become red as he's possessed by the mysterious god of destruction, Chaos)
Chaos's voice: Now, to win, the seal will be broken and I will take over the world by force! Hahahahaha!!!
(Hunter is shown tied his headband up and Shinya pulls his glove up. The eight boys smiles with determation)
Hunter, Shinya, Constant, Reinaldo, Oleksiy, Ching, Arthur and Jeevan: With the fist of love, this is our chance to fight for you! Kickdrive ~ Martial Arts Collection Prince of Fighters!
(Natsumi is showing on the screen, praying for Hunter's safety)
Natsumi: Your fighting-style was improved...Please don't give up on me.
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