Anime Review: Air Gear

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I tried, I really did, to read the manga.

But my god, it was horrible, I had to give up after around 5 chapters.

Air Gear and Tenjo Tenge are horrible. Story wise they make no sense. Air Gear was about dumbasses on rollerblades and it turns into some weird gang war crap. Tenjo Tenge was about high school kids fighting and it turns into crap about 1000 year wars or something.

And in both cases I have no idea what's going on in the manga. I mean, don't mangas have editors. They literally make no sense. I challenge anybody to follow Tenjo Tenge. And the art, while good, is confusing and doesn't help. Every panel I'm going, 'What the hell is going on.' It makes me angry because it's a failure of the artist on both art and storytelling. Doesn't anybody tell him 'Yo, this makes no sense.'?

And both seem to have an unabashed hatred toward women. I've never seen female characters beaten, ripped, and eviscerated so bad in any manga. My god.

I thought That the air gear manga was great. The story was fun and i liked the characters. the only problem i had with the Manga was, "Wow this is cool and all but its kinda hard to see what there doing in these elaborate fight scenes." then when I heard about the anime i quickly started to watch it and i thought, "What the hell, what happened to the awesome fight scene, why is this happening?" It really got me mad that they took the one thing I couldn't get from the Manga, and changed it into something completely retarded.

it really did seem like a first attempt for an anime, but I couldn't stop think how they should make a game instead of an anime when I first watched it.

It was fast pased unlike a lot of other animes DBZ Yugio Bleach Naruto.

While I can understand the reviewer's feelings it was alright not horrible, but not something I would spend money to watch ( mainly because it is discontinued )

JGR was sweet but there is only two games out and there really needs to be another one.

why is he reviewing this anime now????? isn't it old?

A shame, a Jet Set Radio Show would be the most awesome thing ever to grace the small screen.

SageOfCalm:
Air Gear and Tenjo Tenge are horrible. Story wise they make no sense. Air Gear was about dumbasses on rollerblades and it turns into some weird gang war crap. Tenjo Tenge was about high school kids fighting and it turns into crap about 1000 year wars or something.

They make perfect sense.

Just don't concentrate on what's being said and concentrate on the cartoon tits instead. Those are the point of the show(s). If you assume I'm being flippant, the guy drawing the thing is more known for his... other questionable works than things with reasonable stories.

RollForInitiative:

RavingPenguin:
I quite liked Air Gear, and it remains one of my favorite animes. I even have the soundtrack. Im quite sorry you did not enjoy it, though it certainly was a rather harsh review.

If you don't mind expounding upon that statement, might I ask what it was about the series that appealed to you, personally?

Well the original japanese version is very unique to anime with artstyle, soundtrack, and overall direction. Its really a unique experience among anime, and well, its not everyones cup of tea. Its like a bold new game that utilizes new and refreshing elements, not everyone is going to like it but you do get a niche audience that truly enjoyed the experience. If you did not enjoy the english dub (with its snobby americanization of everything) than might I suggest finding a fan-sub online and watching it online. Reading the manga helps too, it is a truly wonderful experience with fantastic art work and direction.

Sound track was honestly best thing about it, the manga is better but like much of the artists work requires you to throw out a chunk of knowledge, but meh its still pretty good (the manga not the anime)

Boy do I feel like an ass. I bought this series like a week ago. So far I have watched an enjoyed the first 7 episodes. Then I see this review and I just feel, ugh... I think the reason I like it is because its so cliche and retarded, its almost parodying itself, though the action sequences are still good.

RavingPenguin:

RollForInitiative:

RavingPenguin:
I quite liked Air Gear, and it remains one of my favorite animes. I even have the soundtrack. Im quite sorry you did not enjoy it, though it certainly was a rather harsh review.

If you don't mind expounding upon that statement, might I ask what it was about the series that appealed to you, personally?

Well the original japanese version is very unique to anime with artstyle, soundtrack, and overall direction. Its really a unique experience among anime, and well, its not everyones cup of tea. Its like a bold new game that utilizes new and refreshing elements, not everyone is going to like it but you do get a niche audience that truly enjoyed the experience. If you did not enjoy the english dub (with its snobby americanization of everything) than might I suggest finding a fan-dub online and watching it online. Reading the manga helps too, it is a truly wonderful experience with fantastic art work and direction.

Wait original? Like how Guyver had original series in the 80s and a remake a couple of years ago?

Mookie3:

RavingPenguin:

RollForInitiative:

RavingPenguin:
I quite liked Air Gear, and it remains one of my favorite animes. I even have the soundtrack. Im quite sorry you did not enjoy it, though it certainly was a rather harsh review.

If you don't mind expounding upon that statement, might I ask what it was about the series that appealed to you, personally?

Well the original japanese version is very unique to anime with artstyle, soundtrack, and overall direction. Its really a unique experience among anime, and well, its not everyones cup of tea. Its like a bold new game that utilizes new and refreshing elements, not everyone is going to like it but you do get a niche audience that truly enjoyed the experience. If you did not enjoy the english dub (with its snobby americanization of everything) than might I suggest finding a fan-dub online and watching it online. Reading the manga helps too, it is a truly wonderful experience with fantastic art work and direction.

Wait original? Like how Guyver had original series in the 80s and a remake a couple of years ago?

No, no, sorry. I meant the non-dubbed version of the anime. I guess I should have clarified.

The review was quite entertaining, interesting to read and it covered everything that needed to be known about the series.
I'll definitely be interested in reading your other reviews of Animes...if you make them.

I'm probably a bit biased because I thought this was one of the worst Animes I had ever watched.
It had completely unlikable characters, a painfully formulaic and uninteresting plot
and it wasn't even interesting as a spectacle.

I'm going to stop there. I didn't mean to offend you if I did.
I'm not criticizing you or your tastes, I just really didn't like this Anime series at all.

See I quite liked the Manga and the Anime, but very quickly I placed it in my "This shit will NEVER attempt to be realistic" after the first time Oh Great! tried to explain science. But still I DARE you to find me another ANYTHING which has Barak Obama on Rollerblades.

It's a lot of Toilet humour and sex jokes but it WAS enjoyable for a 'Brain goes OFF' series. but that was just me, hell I much prefer to read Pokemon Special (not based on the anime at ALL) to Air Gear.

RavingPenguin:
Well the original japanese version is very unique to anime with artstyle, soundtrack, and overall direction. Its really a unique experience among anime, and well, its not everyones cup of tea. Its like a bold new game that utilizes new and refreshing elements, not everyone is going to like it but you do get a niche audience that truly enjoyed the experience. If you did not enjoy the english dub (with its snobby americanization of everything) than might I suggest finding a fan-dub online and watching it online. Reading the manga helps too, it is a truly wonderful experience with fantastic art work and direction.

I'm a bit late on the response here, but...

When you put it like that, it makes it difficult to imagine that it's the same series being written about. If anything, my curiosity has been sparked a little by the radically different stances people have taken here. However, I get the feeling it's slotted under the typical shonen formula, which doesn't often sell well for me. Still, maybe I'll catch it on sale sometime just to see for myself which side of the fence I end up on.

RollForInitiative:

RavingPenguin:
Well the original japanese version is very unique to anime with artstyle, soundtrack, and overall direction. Its really a unique experience among anime, and well, its not everyones cup of tea. Its like a bold new game that utilizes new and refreshing elements, not everyone is going to like it but you do get a niche audience that truly enjoyed the experience. If you did not enjoy the english dub (with its snobby americanization of everything) than might I suggest finding a fan-dub online and watching it online. Reading the manga helps too, it is a truly wonderful experience with fantastic art work and direction.

I'm a bit late on the response here, but...

When you put it like that, it makes it difficult to imagine that it's the same series being written about. If anything, my curiosity has been sparked a little by the radically different stances people have taken here. However, I get the feeling it's slotted under the typical shonen formula, which doesn't often sell well for me. Still, maybe I'll catch it on sale sometime just to see for myself which side of the fence I end up on.

I never watched it in its english form. I went to rawramime.com and watched fan-sub versions of the japanese. Honestly dubbs just ruin everything.

I actually liked the Air Gear anime. It had a lot of epic moments, although the over the top fanservice in any Oh!Great series bothers me.
The manga however, I won't touch.
Gender swap Obama was the last fucking straw.

Ya know, having watched this show, I've determined that it's just all tongue-in-cheek humor making fun of other shonen shows. All mixed w/ some fan-service.

den1al:
What a hater. Not your cup of tea so you spit in it. Pathetic...

Truer words were never spoken, people usually only read things if they're funny, this wasn't.

The manga is better than the anime and also in an anime first (well not first but it rarely ever happens at all) the series was cancelled. the manga is still going though

The anime was ok...then after they formed their team was when the shit hit the fan. It seemed to go everywhere, with no characters really becoming to important. Also, the final fights seemed to drag on forever!

And the ending...the worst ending of all time.

I enjoyed Air Gear...back before I developed taste

I liked the anime and all of it's epic moments

thought the anime ending was fucking garbage...i mean really WTF WHERE THEY SMOKING WHEN THEY MADE THAT...i know it's not the real ending but still.

but to me there was more boobs than skating...not saying that's bad or anything :P

Halfbreed13:
I stopped reading the manga because it stopped making any bloody sense.

there is nothing more i can say beside that my friend...i tried...i really...did but WOW some people know how to fuck things up don't they...

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