Originally a manga series by Megumu Okada. Two separate adaptions of the manga were made, one a 26 episode series and the other being three separate OVAs. They both have different plots of the original story. It is a shonen series with mixture of combat styles. The series aired on TV Tokyo in 1998. As of 2014, Okada has announced he is finished with the Shadow Skill story line.
The story is set in Kurda, a warrior kingdom. Elle Regu has become the 59th Sevaar, the most elite warrior title. She drinks alot and leaves a destructive path with her combat style. She is in debt and works various jobs to pay it off. Her younger adopted brother, Gau Ban, travels with her at times. She is teaching him to take her title someday.
the fighting style of Kurda is known as Kurda-style Kosappo. It focuses on two different divisions. First being Hyogi (throws and punches) and the second being Eigi (footwork and kicks).
Why I Chose This Anime? The movie series was a great movie to watch. If you like fighting anime this is the one to watch then. The tv series should not be that bad either.