If you’re looking for an anime which mixes martial arts, schoolgirls, fanservice, violence, and Chinese history, you should watch Ikki Tousen online.

Ikki Tousen (a.k.a. Battle Vixens) isn’t particularly hard to find. However, certain seasons can be elusive.

We can help you figure out where to stream Ikki Tousen. This article will also demonstrate how a good VPN, such as NordVPN, can help you watch more anime.

About Ikki Tousen

Ryomou Shimei, Ikki Tousen, at Crunchyroll - Hakafu Sonsaku, Ikki Tousen, at Crunchyroll - Yuji Shiozaki, Wani Books/ Ikki Tousen Partners

Ikki Tousen is very loosely based on the classic, historical Chinese novel, Romance of the Three Kingdoms.

The main characters are all descendants or “reincarnations” of great and powerful warriors from the end of the Han Dynasty. Ikki Tousen references many historic events, and the show’s rival schools are also based on the factions from the Three Kingdoms era.

However, to be honest, a lot of people probably watch the series for the mixture of sexy girls and fighting.

Be warned: The series features a lot of fanservice, especially in the later seasons. It earns a TV-MA rating, and Crunchyroll labels it as Mature.

Series History

The series began with a seinen manga which ran from 2000 to 2015. The first anime adaptation came out in 2003. This was followed by sequels:

  • Ikki Tousen: Dragon Destiny (second season, 2007).
  • Ikki Tousen: Great Guardians (third season 2008).
  • Ikki Tousen: Xtreme Xecutor (fourth season 2010).

After the fourth season, several OVAs came out:

  • Ikki Tousen: Shugaku Toshi Keppu-roku (2011)
  • Ikki Tousen: Extravaganza Epoch (2014)
  • Ikki Tousen: Western Wolves (2019)

Finally, a three-episode fifth season, Shin Ikki Tousen, came out in 2022.

List of Places to Watch Ikki Tousen Online

  1. Crunchyroll
  2. Funimation
  3. Apple TV
  4. Google Play
  5. Amazon

Note: All of the places mentioned are legal, licensed options. Our list does not include pirate sites.

Where to Watch Ikki Tousen Online

1. Crunchyroll

Ikki Tousen at Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll has two Ikki Tousen OVAs — Ikki Tousen: Extravaganza Epoch, and Ikki Tousen: Western Wolves. The OVAs are available in Japanese with subtitles, or dubbed in English.

The streaming service also lists Shin Ikki Tousen on a separate webpage from the Ikki Tousen OVAs.

How to Watch Ikki Tousen on Crunchyroll via VPN

This method works on both desktop PCs and mobile phones or tablets.

  1. Purchase (or start a free trial) of a VPN. I can confirm that NordVPN works for this purpose.
  2. In the settings, choose United States as your location.
  3. Fire up the VPN and wait for it to do its magic
  4. Once you’re connected, navigate to Crunchyroll (browser or app)
  5. Search “Ikki Tousen” in the search bar and you should see the anime pop up.

I’ve had no trouble using this method and I still use NordVPN to watch anime daily.

Enjoy! Please note that if Crunchyroll doesn’t update to reflect the country you selected in your VPN, you may have to clear the cache first and try again.

To do this on mobile, go to settings -> apps -> Crunchyroll -> clear cache. To do this on PC, you have to clear the cache in your web browser.

NordVPN banner (Nord VPN)


  • A huge selection of recent and classic anime
  • Multiple language options
  • International availability


Language options: Japanese with subtitles, or English dubbed (OVAs). Japanese with subtitles; English, German, and Russian dubbed (Shin Ikki Tousen)

Price: Free, limited-viewing account option available. 14-day free-trial of premium account. Fan level, $7.99/ month. Mega Fan, $9.99. Ultimate Fan, $14.99.

Watch Ikki Tousen on Crunchyroll.

2. Funimation

Ikka Tousen at Funimation

Even after the merger, Funimation still offers some anime programs that Crunchyroll doesn’t have. This may change in the future, if the two services continue to combine their libraries.

However, as of December 2022, Funimation has seasons 1, 3, and 4 (Ikki Tousen, Great Guardians and Xtreme Xecutor) of Ikki Tousen.

You can watch Funimation in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Brazil, Australia, and New Zealand. Outside of those regions, you will need a VPN.


  • A lot of anime available
  • Good language options
  • A few episodes of some shows can be watched for free


  • May be geo-locked in some regions (a VPN can help)

Language options: Japanese with English subtitles, English dubbed

Price: Some episodes available without a subscription. Free trial available; Premium: $7.99/ month; Premium Plus: $9.99/ month.

Watch Ikki Tousen on Funimation.

3. Apple TV

Ikki Tousen at Apple TV (on the app)

Apple has seasons 3 and 4 of Ikki Tousen (Great Guardians and Xtreme Xecutor). However, you have to buy episodes, rather than pay for a streaming subscription.


  • A decent selection of anime shows and other programs
  • The app is handy for Apple users


  • Buying is often more expensive than streaming in the long run

Language options: English dubbed

Price:  Season 3: $1.99 per episode, $16.99 for season. Season 4: $2.99 per episode, $24.99 for season.

Watch Ikki Tousen on Apple TV.

4. Google Play

Ikki Tousen at Google Play

Google Play has season 3 of the series (Ikki Tousen: Great Guardians). You have to buy the full season.

Google Play doesn’t say if the episodes are subtitled or dubbed. But subtitled shows usually say “Original Japanese Version” on them.


  • A decent selection of anime and other shows


  • Season package only
  • Buying can be expensive
  • I like knowing if I’m getting subbed or dubbed before I buy

Price: $16.99 for a season

Watch Ikki Tousen on Google Play.

5. Amazon

Ikki Tousen at Amazon Prime Video (Japan)

Amazon offers several ways to watch Ikki Tousen, but a lot depends upon your location.

If you are in Japan, Amazon Prime Video has all five seasons of Ikki Tousen, plus three OVAs.

A few of these episodes are available for free. Most of the episodes are available to stream by bundling with Docomo’s d Anime Store. Some can also be rented directly through Amazon.

However, all of these options require some form of Japanese payment information (yes, even the free ones).

In the U.S., Amazon has a streaming page for Ikki Tousen, but none of the episodes are currently available. However, you can buy a Blu-ray or a DVD.


  • Good streaming options (in Japan)
  • Good selection of DVDs and Blu-ray discs
  • Buying a disc may be the only way to get Dragon Destiny translated in English


  • Amazon Japan episodes are Japanese only
  • Buying discs can be expensive

Language options: Japanese (in Japan); Japanese with English subtitled (DVDs and Blu-ray); English dubbing available with some discs

Price: Amazon Prime Japan, 550 yen; dAnime Store for Amazon, 440 yen. Rental, 216 yen each. DVD and Blu-ray discs: $14.10 and up.

Buy Ikki Tousen DVDs and Blu-ray discs at Amazon.

(You may have noticed that Netflix is missing from this list. Although Netflix has a listing for Ikki Tousen, none of the countries that we attempted had any episodes.)

I hope you found this list of places to watch Ikki Tousen useful.

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