Battle Athletes

Rating: 3 Rampages I look so cute in a leotard!

Synopsis:
Welcome to the United Systems Sports Academy [USSA], where the elite from around the solar system come to hone their athletic prowess with the technologically enhanced training facilities and the renowned coaching staff. For many, the grueling, full contact competition against humanities strongest and most ambitious athletes is the beginning of a dream to become the next Tomoe Midou, the first Battle Athletes Competition winner, and most famous of all sports champions. However, for Akari Kanzaki, Tomoe Midou's daughter, the trails of the academy and it's scheming students provide a path of self discovery and a chance to step out from her mothers shadow.

Review:
Another amusing OVA series from Pioneer Anime. As usual, the animation is quite good, and the music is good for the setting. The story is rather odd, but not really new. The characters are probably the weakest point of this one, WAY too simplistic and predictable. Classic examples of form characters. That aside, itís a good weekend rental, plenty of neat action scenes (even more in the second tape) and some neat plot devices keep this entertaining, but not particularly noteworthy.

Availability:
Available subtitled or dubbed through Pioneer Animation.