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Air Master

Season 1 2003

  • 2003-03-31T09:00:00-06:00 on NTV
  • 25 mins
  • 11 hours, 12 mins
  • Japan
  • Japanese
  • Comedy, Action, Adventure, Anime

Aikawa Maki, 16 years old, is a first year senior high school student known as the Air Master. An invicible street fighter. Most of the time, she is just like a normal girl but shes a different person when shes out in the streets.Once a gymnast of Japan, Maki is now establishing and reviving the legend of "airborne street fighting" as an Air Master. A fighting style based on one`s jumping strength and movement while airborne. So she can once again feel the excitement of being a gymnast, she seeks the strongest opponents to battle.

27 episodes

1x01 (1) Fly! Air Master

  • Series Premiere

    2003-03-31T09:00:00-06:00 — 25 mins

Maki Aikawa is tall, with a nice model-like figure, but is also quiet and looks like an ordinary high school girl. However, her unique life style includes being a street fighter within the dark alleyways and back streets of Tokyo. To date, she remains undefeated against both men and women. And with a unique arsenal of aerial techniques allowing her to knock out opponents at will, people began to call her the Air Master.One day, she encountered a scene where several girls (also known as a ko-gal group) who attended Tomato High School were being picked on by a boy. Seeing this, Maki came to their assistance and ended up fighting him and knocking him out. The gallery of people, who held witness to this, started yelling that she was the Air Master. Another street fighter of high spirit who refers to himself as Lucha Master, was also at the scene and immediately challenged her. And with that, a high-level street fight began spontaneously!

1x02 (2) Get Over! Sakiyama Kaori

  • 2003-04-07T10:00:00-05:00 — 25 mins

From the scene that took place the other day, several girls (also known as a ko-gal group) immediately began to voice their acceptance in having Maki join their circle of friends. The group include Yuu, Michiru, Mina, and Renge. Maki was nicknamed Maki-chan.The ko-gal group planned an outing to a pool where they could showoff some new and very revealing bathing suits. A few days later, each of them were modeling their new bathing suit. During the pool outing, a girl named Kaori Sakiyama also noticed the girl and became jealous, challenging the entire group to a swimming match.

1x03 (3) Challenge! Tokita Shinnokse

  • 2003-04-14T10:00:00-05:00 — 25 mins

Yuu, Michiru, Mina, Renge, and Maki went to Shibuya. When on the street, a young man named Shinnosuke Tokita whose goal was to beat the Air Master, presented his challenge. This man who challenged Maki carried a Sansetsukon, a deadly weapon that he had trained with since the age of five.Before the fight with Shinnosuke could commence, Kaori Sakiyama shows up unexpectedly to challenge Maki to the first fight.

1x04 (4) Stand Out! Tsukio and Reiichi

  • 2003-04-21T10:00:00-05:00 — 26 mins

After battling together, Shinnosuke was so impressed with Maki's abilities, he decided that he too wants to become a street fighter. Mina senses Shinnosuke's feeling toward Maki and becomes jealous.During that night, the fighters of Shibuya were surprised at the number of ladies as well as a child (Renge)who turned out. Shinnosuke faced a number of challengers who were easily beaten. After giving a look as though he hadn't really faced any worthy competition, a young boy on a BMX named Reiichi suddenly appeared to present a challenge.Soon, another fighter who was also Reiichi's best friend appeared. This fighter whose name was Tsukio was well built with thick arms and had defeated many fighters night after night and yearned for a chance to battle with the Air Master. But first came the battle with Shinnosuke!

1x05 (5) Cry! Sakamoto Juliet

  • 2003-04-28T10:00:00-05:00 — 26 mins

Maki is confronted by a man named Julietta Sakamoto who Tsukio knows and calls a strong man. Approaching Maki, he begins to whisper words of love into her ear and gently kisses her hand. Maki is quite surprised while her friends Yuu and Michiru drop their jaws at the sight of this. Renge uncontrollably eats a snack that was given to her by Julietta. And as for Mina, she blurts out "I am Maki's lover!" Maki and her companions are completely caught off guard by the actions of Julietta. And as for Maki who wants to fight Julietta, she knows to get involved further might be a dangerous risk of a different sort.

1x06 (6) Ride it Maki!

  • 2003-05-05T10:00:00-05:00 — 25 mins

Maki's involuntary encounter with Julietta Sakamoto left her confused. She spaces out and decided not to go to school because something still doesn't feel right. She wants the challenge of battle but knows it is not possible. Mina begins to worry about Maki who did not come to school and decides to visit her, even thought she does not know her address. Michiru, Yuu, Shinnosuke and the very strangely dressed Renge follow Mina. Renge casts a strange spell and impressively locates Maki. As they begin to approach Maki, she's walking through the rain without an umbrella while appearing to be gathered in deep thought they were unable to call to her. After leaving a letter for Julietta in his mailbox, Maki went to the gym of fighter named Shiro Saeki. It seems like there is a long history between Maki and Shiro. At the same time, Julietta, who had received the letter from Maki, was very excited about its contents.

1x07 (7) Don't Make Me Say it Twice!

  • 2003-05-12T10:00:00-05:00 — 25 mins

Maki challenges Julietta to a fight. The appointed time is three o'clock and that's when she wakes up. "I overslept!" said Maki. However, the man who arrived at the appointed place on time was Maki's father, "Shiro Saeki". Without Maki's presence, Shiro challenges Julietta to a fight, but to Julietta, Shiro was not the one he was eagerly waiting for. Julietta begins to plant a sequence of kicks that were filled with fury. As Maki proceeds as quickly as possible to the appointed place, she is stopped on route and challenged to another fight by a girl named Miori Saeki. The girl is in fact Maki's half-sister who has a similar passion for battle. Maki, who is seriously in a hurry, arrives at the appointed place by quickly throwing off Miori. Miori then follow Maki to the appointed place to witness the unexpected defeat of their father. Finally, the full-out battle of Maki and Julietta begins!

1x08 (8) Roar! Nakanotani Mina

  • 2003-05-19T10:00:00-05:00 — 25 mins

The beach! Maki, Mina, Yuu, Michiru, and Renge had come to hang out and sun bathe together. Of course, Mina and her unbelievable breasts stood out conspicuously to attract the attention of anyone who passed by.While at the beach, Renge decided to enter Mina in the beach queen contest without ever telling her. Mina, who is very large breasted and a natural for such a competition is also very shy and at first, refuses to participate. However, Maki encourages Mina to partake and she agrees and then becomes determined to win the contest.At the same time, another competition, "The Beach Wrestling Queen Tournament," was being held at the same place. The tournament's previous winner with consecutive victories is a fighter that uses aerial killing techniques who does not appear to be an amateur. While watching the event, Maki is approached by a woman named Shizuna who hands her a flashy mask to encourage her to become a participant. Furthermore, a woman who calls herself "Supermodel of the future," who has already established a reputation for herself by fighting on shows, also appears to compete!

A group of high school students in their school uniforms came to Tokyo on a field trip. They call themselves the "Black Alliance of Justice and Sincerity". While the Black Alliance enjoy fighting, they also have aspiration of becoming Japan's number one fighting group. Immediately, they begin to challenge the students of the Tokyo area. To their surprise, the Tokyo students present little challenge and are defeated quite easily. Quickly gaining confidence, the Black Alliance begin to say that the people of Tokyo are weak. However, while still in Tokyo, the members of the Black Alliance noticed Mina Nakanotani, who is famous throughout Japan for having such a well-endowed figure. The members of Black Alliance are overjoyed and immediately start to dance wildly when seeing Mina in real life. Rudely, they push Mina's companion , Maki, out of the way for an opportunity to have a picture taken with her. At the end of the photo shoot, the Black Alliances suddenly abduct Mina and run away from the scene. Renge, another companion of Mina begins to panic at what had just happened and turns to their other friend Maki, to apprise her of the situation. Maki is nowhere to be found!

1x10 (10) Blaze! Kitaeda Kinjiro

  • 2003-06-02T10:00:00-05:00 — 25 mins

Although the kidnapped Mina was rescued from the hands of the Black Alliance, Tsukio, Reiichi, and Shinnosuke are soon overwhelmed by the growing number of the Black Alliance. Tsukio realizes that they would soon be annihilated and orders Shinnosuke and Reiichi to flee from the scene carrying Mina. However, they are soon cornered by the growing number of Black Alliance members. At the same time, there is a man with a dignified look sitting in a cafe' calling out the leaders of the Black Alliance. He is the president of Black Alliance of Justice and Sincerity "Kinjiro Kitaeda," also known as "Kin-chan." In realizing what has done, Kinjiro becomes agitated and hit one of his members with all his might! And finally, Maki arrives to find Mina! At last, the fight of Black Alliance of Righteousness and Sincerity vs. Maki starts!

Maki's anger erupted into a violent rage when she saw Mina! After defeating several of the Black Alliance members, Maki is challenged to a fight by their leader, Kinjiro, who is also known as "Kin-chan." As Maki and Kinjiro prepare to battle drawing closer to each other, Nagato, another member from the Black Alliance, steps in gesturing that he want to be the next to fight the Air Master. Maki quickly accepts Nagato's challenge. Julietta, who was sitting nearby noticed Maki and proceeded to approach her, to his surprise, Nagato quickly lands a kick to Julietta's body. Before the final fight between Maki and Kinjiro can even start, a fierce battle between Nagato and Julietta takes place!

1x12 (12) Reveal Yourselves! Famiwrestlers

  • 2003-06-16T10:00:00-05:00 — 25 mins

Kaori Sakiyama continues to knock down her opponents one after another when street fighting. Impressed by Sakiyama's sense of fighting, Tomiko, a professional woman wrestler asks her to join a wresting tag team called Fami-Wrestlers. During there conversation, Sakiyama tells Tomiko about Maki. Tomiko finds it hard to believe that a young high school student could be stronger than Sakiyama and challenges the Air Master to a fight where she is easily defeated and received injuries that will take a month to heal. By force of circumstance, the Fami-Wrestlers became a combination of Sakiyama and Maki. The opponent they meet at the ring on the day of the match, "Matoba," seems to be acquainted with Sakiyama from her own high school days. As Matoba, a former acquaintance whispers something into Sakiyama's ear, Sakiyama's disposition immediately changes. A fierce battle is about to begin.

1x13 (13) Shine! Sky Star

  • 2003-06-23T10:00:00-05:00 — 23 mins

An out-of-this-world tag team is born! And they're called the Fami-Wrestlers! Ignoring the matches listed on the card, this duo starts attacking one team after another! Kaori Sakiyama grabs a mic in the stunned crowd and gives an all-out performance! Feeling she should stop their fighting, a blood-thirsty pro wrestler named Mio Hayase appears. Sakiyama yells to her over the mic, "you look like you poisoned the princess in the dragon castle and switched places with her!" No one can stop Sakiyama from egging on the fight! Or so they thought. Mio hits Sakiyama in the head and she collapses. Sakiyama's body may be completely worn out, but she rushes in through spirit alone! Due to Sakiyama's energy and yelling, Maki gets fired up and enters her battle mode! Everyone expects the super-strong pro wrestling duo of Mio Hayase and Sanpagita Kai to win and the bell rings! Mio is shocked at Maki's strength and quickly tags Kai. Kai says, "let me see who you really are!" when she stops to protect Mio and the letters SS are written on her back!

1x14 (14) Pierce Through!! Kai and Maki

  • 2003-06-30T10:00:00-05:00 — 23 mins

Air Master vs. Sky Star, the mid-air battle extravaganza has finally begun! But Kai is a cut above Maki when it comes to the ring. Maki is about to collapse! But then, Sakiyama yells from ringside, "What the hell are you doing in there?!" But then Maki is smacked! Mio, Kai and the spectators are all stunned. Sakiyama is screaming to kick Kai and Mio's butts! Sakiyama goes to unleash her Hua Jing on Kai but it misfires. Then Kai and Mio explode in a magnificent combination attack! Sakiyama and Maki are knocked into their corner. Kai hits with her Missile Kick and Mio unleashes her special attack, the Izakaya Bomber, on the back of Maki's head. Mio and Kai sandwich her with an Izakaya Bomber. Mio taunts Maki, saying this is what pro wrestling is really like, but Sakiyama smirks back saying this is perfect for her. Hearing that, Kai decides to unleash an attack that employs her true spirit as a pro wrestler. The match is approaching its climax!

1x15 (15) Conquest! Roach Queen!

  • 2003-07-07T10:00:00-05:00 — 25 mins

After the pro wrestling event, everyone slowly starts to change. Shinnosuke makes a resolution in his heart and leaves on a solitary voyage. Maki, on the other hand, is rendered completely dumb after the match. She isn't giving off the same aura she had while in the ring! Dumbfounded by this, Kaori Sakiyama begins to preach to Maki and confesses that she was fired from her job. Kaori then drags Maki to work the same part-time job she took up. Her job is to play the villain in the High Rangers hero show at the amusement park. Maki is up there, dumb as ever, with a bunch of wannabe fighters on stage. Then, the enemy leader that Sakiyama is playing, Empress Cockroach, enters the stage! Sakiyama is a natural to play this role and the children are likewise truly frightened. She kicks Maki to the side as the show heats up. Maki seems to be wondering what the heck she is doing on stage and then she comes attacking out of nowhere! Now the real hero show will begin!

1x16 (16) Fight! Fukamichi Ranking

  • 2003-07-14T10:00:00-05:00 — 25 mins

A mysterious man calling himself Fukamichi suddenly appears in front of Tsukio and Reiichi asking them to join the Fukamichi Ranking. Tsukio is annoyed at his attitude but invites Lucha Master to take his place. Right when they think the fight is about to start, Fukamichi calls out the 36th ranked fighter in the Fukamichi Ranking and he defeats Lucha Master in one second. The three of them are disappointed and shocked by this. While this is going on, a man who says he is in the Fukamichi Ranking appears before Kai and Mio. This man is named Yashiki. He appears to want to fight the Air Master. He is ranked number nine and appears quite confident in his fighting abilities. Kai doesn't really understand what the Fukamichi Ranking is all about but she says to Yashiki that if he wants to fight the Air Master, he has to beat her first. Then Yashiki busts out an osmosis attack like Kaori Sakiyama's, and a strong one at that! Kai is knocked down in one blow! Miori is stunned by what is happening before her and she called out for her sister, Maki! The mysterious street fighting story of the Fukamichi Ranking is underway!

1x17 (17) Gather! Street Fighters

  • 2003-07-21T10:00:00-05:00 — 25 mins

Maki's strength is fully tested by the Fukamichi Ranking. Maki easily defeats the 17th ranked fighter but waiting at the side is a dangerous looking fighter, her opponent. He says "Welcome to the Sniper Karate course." There is also a man who has come to Tokyo after hearing of Maki's spectacular fights. The leader of the Ranking, Fukamichi himself, invited him and it's none other than Kinjiro Kitaeda. Instead of fighting a rematch with the Air Master he opts to join the Fukamichi Ranking. Nagato overhears Fukamichi say "Kinjiro Kitaeda, I want you," while recruiting him. Nagato says "What did you just say to Kin-chan?" Nagato is in a blind rage of jealousy due to those words. Fukamichi, who just came to recruit him, is unfazed and taunts Nagato. This doesn't look like it'll end smoothly!

1x18 (18) Costume Play! Komada Shigeo

  • 2003-07-28T10:00:00-05:00 — 25 mins

A cosplaying man named Shigeo Komata, his clothes are ragged and he has a crew cut like someone out of a video game. Though he based his attacks on a video game character, his power is not to be taken lightly! For this reason, he is number six in the Fukamichi Ranking. Maki definitely sees that he's not someone who will be beaten if she doesn't give 100%. At the same time, Kinjiro Kitaeda is fighting the 10th ranked fighter upon Fukamichi's instructions. He's being swiftly punched by his nimble opponent, but he responds with "There's no soul in your punches" and knocks him out in one blow. Fukamichi watches this all happen and even sees Yashiki, the 8th ranked fighter who can use the osmosis attack, be quickly overcome. We have a new rival here, folks! Meanwhile, Maki is reluctantly going to have her rematch with Shigeo. She is thinking up a special attack to finally beat him while watching a movie with Mina. A move to beat an opponent in one split second... Maki has an idea!

1x19 (19) Endure! Ogata Kouji

  • 2003-08-04T10:00:00-05:00 — 25 mins

Maki and Kai will have real Fukamichi Ranking battles. Fukamichi gives them both locators to find the other person, to be worn on their wrists. Though it's an incredible device to help you locate your opponent, Maki can't figure out how to work it at all! Fukamichi is amazed how dull she is besides for her fighting skills. Though she can't figure it out, she ends up in a dilapidated building. The locator shows her opponent is close by and then he shows up! His name is Koji Ogata. He's dressed oddly and his unusual movements confuse Maki. His attack style is Ninjutsu! Maki can't figure out his attacks and his being hit over and over. Fukamichi sees this and says, "For Maki Aikawa, it's only a matter of time." Like he's signaling the final blow, Ogata sends out this shrill whistle sound. Maki continues to be hit. Then, Ogata begins to look like multiple people! Is that possible?! Maki's in trouble!

1x20 (20) Collide! Kai and Kinjirou

  • 2003-08-11T10:00:00-05:00 — 25 mins

Kai is walking along a large road following the locator that Fukamichi gave to her. Slowly but surely, she approaches her opponent. Miori is alongside and her and is completely emotionally attacked to Kai. Her opponent happens to be Kinjiro Kitaeda, or Kin-chan! As soon as they realize who their opponent is, they start into a full-out battle! Izakaya Bomber vs. Chi Punch. Or more so, Sky Star Pro Wrestler vs. the Spirited Right Puncher!" They're in the middle of a busy street with cars and people around, plus it's broad daylight. A large gallery of people form to watch them find each other un affected by their surroundings. Though Kin-chan is looking for the Air Master, he cannot hide is surprise at her toughness. The tension between the two grows! Kinjiro tries to end it with his ultra-fast right while Kai is trying to show him her "way of life." The fight between these two is one for the ages! They're in a dead heat! Which one will win?

1x21 (21) Make talk! It is deep the road

  • 2003-08-18T10:00:00-05:00 — 25 mins

The man who appeared in front of Julietta was the younger brother of the ringleader of the Ranking's younger brother, Fukamichi. Nobuhiko challenges Julietta to a fight. He thought Julietta Sakamoto would be unable to fight and he mistakenly feels happy. Fukamichi watches the fight on the monitor excitedly, with bated breath. He then sees his brother get knocked out and his head stuck into the ceiling. The fight ended while he was still introducing himself. Then, Kinjiro, whose left arm was destroyed in the fight against Kai, stumbles into a clinic. He says crazy things to the doctor like, "please reset the bone now," and "just make it so I can throw five more punches." His requests ignored and being told to be admitted in the hospital, Kinjiro leaves in search of another doctor. Just then, he meets a girl nurse named Shizuna. She tells him to come with her because she can fix his arm and then leads him into a strange basement. Kin-chan feels like something strange is about to happen to him!

1x22 (22) Shoot it up! The Flame Ranker

  • 2003-08-25T10:00:00-05:00 — 25 mins

Deciding to follow the invitation of Shizuna, who said she could fix his arm, Kinjiro follows her to a mysterious basement and passes out. The pain and fatigue had pushed him to his limits. Shortly afterward, when he awakes, he feels that his pain threshold had been raised and his body feels strange. He then realizes that he's been turned into a Shizuna-man! By the way, what's a Shizuna-man? Thinking his outfit looks stupid, Kin-chan takes off the pieces of the Shizuna-man armor one by one as Shizuna scowls at him like some sort of monster. Then, he realizes that he can use his left arm. Though he dislikes the outfit, he'd rather have that than not be able to use his arm. Reluctantly he strips down to the bare minimum amount of armor and goes to defeat the Air Master once again. Around the same time, the younger Fukamichi brother appears once again, this time challenging Maki to a fight. But this time he doesn't show himself and begins a fight in a showy blast of fireworks on top of a roof. At the same time, Kin-chan is out to challenge the Air Master. But this time Fukamichi declares that his opponent is the 4th ranked Minaguchi. Kinjiro suddenly gets angry proclaiming, "I won't just do as you want me to!"

1x23 (23) Rip it up! Minaguchi Yuki

  • 2003-09-01T10:00:00-05:00 — 25 mins

Kin-chan loses to Yuki Minaguchi. His right arm is back to full function but he's overwhelmed by Yuki's strength. Her next opponent is the Air Master. All the Fukamichi Ranking fans across the country have been awaiting this battle as the fight begins in earnest. Both Maki and Yuki try to end the fight with their special attack right at the start. But, they both notice the other's attack and dodge. Yuki smiles happily at Maki and for the first time Maki feels terror throughout her body. The difference in emotion is apparent in the fight and Maki is handily being beaten. About to accept her own defeat, Maki suddenly hears Kaori Sakiyama's loud yells! "Are you running away?! What will you do then?!" Maki, beaten ragged, stands up against Yuki saying, "I won't... lose. Fighting is all I know."

1x24 (24) Burn! Meat

  • 2003-09-08T10:00:00-05:00 — 25 mins

It's been ten days since the showdown between Maki and Yuki Minaguchi. Maki has been out of it, not sure if she feels good or bad. At Maki's father, Saeki Shiro's dojo, a man calling himself Konishi shows up. He says he won't use his bat and challenges Saeki. The truth is that Konishi is a judo master calling himself the Submission Hunter. The way he speaks is very odd. Honestly speaking, he's a strange guy. The fight begins quickly but what is surprising is the rate at which he knocks out Saeki's knees. When asked about his real background, Konishi admits to being in the Fukamichi Ranking. Wanting to know more, Saeki invites him out to a Korean barbeque restaurant. Konishi thought they'd talk while eating but Saeki isn't letting him eat the meat at all. This irritates Konishi. Their conversation doesn't work well either. Finally, Saeki admits that he can't enjoy eating his meal to the max when dining with a guy. As their conversation creeps further into absurdity, Renge shows up, bedazzled by the smell of the Korean barbeque.

1x25 (25) Break! Konishi Vs. Julietta

  • 2003-09-15T10:00:00-05:00 — 25 mins

"I will defeat you. I will become a perfect dazzling star in the night sky tonight!" declares Konishi. While standing up to Julietta's random power, Konishi keeps telling himself to remain cool. Konishi breaks Julietta's right leg with his left arm! You can hear the ligament snap in the quiet of the evening park! Konishi prepares for him to submit. However, for some reason, Julietta's right leg comes flying in! And faster than before! How can this be? His ligament was torn! In any case, this is true. Konishi, telling himself to stay cool even more than before, stops trying to guard Julietta's kicks and tries to tackle him instead. If he uses all five of his senses at once he'll tackle him and defeat him! While this is going on, Maki is practicing attacks blindfolded with Miori at their home. Maki learns to be able to sense her surroundings. And then, Maki learns to feel the air...

1x26 (26) Feel it! The Struggling Wind

  • 2003-09-22T10:00:00-05:00 — 25 mins

A few days after being completely defeated by the woman, Yuki Minaguchi, Kinjiro Kitaeda puts on a new Shizuna-man outfit dubbed Shizuna-man Version 2. But once Nagato saw him in that armor, the atmosphere suddenly changes. He doesn't seem like the normal, passionate Kin-chan... Wanting to test out Shizuna-man Version 2, Shizuna takes Kin-chan directly to a park that night. Kin-chan starts to realize his power, but somewhere in his heart he feels uneasy. But, he cannot conceal the greatness of the power he's received. But something is different... His opponent is Lucha Master, who is giving him all he's got in return. What happened to the fight he expected?

1x27 (27) Fly! Aikawa Maki

  • 2003-09-29T10:00:00-05:00 — 24 mins

"Win, Maki." Maki Aikawa tosses her body away during the fight and realizes the true essence of fighting. She thinks. She searches. That is why she's so strong when at full power. Her opponents all know this well. The people she encounters all experiences this and changed forever. She allows them to change. Kaori Sakiyama represents one such people. From meeting with Maki, a fire was lit inside her heart and her passion level rose. She was also the first friend that Maki, someone who has lived her life fighting every day, has ever known. She's no longer a lonely fighter. She has a friend who worries about her. Maki then thinks of all her friends, Yuu, Michiru, Renge, Mina... How they all cheer her on. Maki can fight full-on because she has friends in her corner. She'll continue to meet people, friends and enemies. People are able to grow and feel despair from the people they meet. But no matter what, she'll continue on. It's because she's continued on that she's made it to the place she's currently in. The person she encounters here is called an Eternal. She doesn't know if he's aiming for the top or not. Nevertheless, Maki flies through the air with all her power. She's the Air Master!

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