Thwip!’s Manga Mondays – Tenjho Tenge

It’s Monday folks! Which means we talk about a favorite manga of ours and why you all should read it – this week’s Manga Monday is all about Oh! Great’s Tenjho Tenge.

I reviewed Oh! Great’s other great manga work Air Gear earlier – a manga which I enjoyed despite the rushed ending.

Now let me introduce you to the superior brother.

There are so many things that this manga pushes for me, that I definitely am biased for my love for it.

First of all, super-powered kids doing super-powered martial arts in a school that makes no sense…the gorgeous art is just a bonus to drag me into its sexy quagmire.

I call it a sexy quagmire ’cause yeah, this manga is full of fanservice (Oh! Great’s staple) and some uncomfortable sexual violence (so you have been warned).

The characters of the manga are all uniquely designed and so are all of their martial arts (and subsequent power-ups), making it a visual treat. The story, while confusing as hell, is actually pretty good, starting small but escalating quickly and ludicrously.

The flashback sequences are the one worth reading about, which is saying something since the main story is pretty compelling as Oh! Great drops in twists and turns from any direction he feels like.

Despite being its sexual objectification of women, this is a manga that has a lot going for it, especially once it starts ramping up the insanity factor of the plot, so grit your teeth and dive in, it’s a crazy ride!



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