Ukitsu plays a more important role in the anime adaptation. She first appears saving Hakufu from two perverted men in a karaoke bar (Hakufu was oblivious to their intentions), and is continually seen watching over Hakufu, as her master Chokou intends to help Hakufu harness her dragon. Ukitsu willingly follows Chokou's orders and challenges Hakufu to a fight several times, but each time Hakufu passes out for some other reason. They finally fight at the end where, unlike the manga, Hakufu manages to tame her Dragon before she can injure Ukitsu. The two become friends and agree to fight again, this time as friends and not as fighters, and seal their bond by removing their magatama.
Ukitsu also appears in Dragon Destiny, this time trying to fully revive Hakufu, where it is revealed that she is also friends with Hakugen. According to Chokou, Ukitsu is the only person who is able to revive Hakufu because it is her destiny to kill her. Since Ukitsu is the one who's fate is to kill Hakufu, then theoretically she can also save her. Chokou also mentioned that her defeat at the hands of Hakufu in the past affected her greatly, an event that was interpreted differently than as shown in the first season. So it is possible that the first season's ending is not considered to be canon. This would explain why Ukitsu and her school never helped Hakufu and Nanyo in the war despite the fact that the two schools formed an alliance at the end of the first season. Ukitsu was successful in reawakening Hakufu but died shortly afterwards, sacrificing her life to save Hakufu's. She was buried near a waterfall where she trained.