Ranked #2935

Tenjou Tenge (Manga)

Tenjou Tenge

Alternative Titles

English: Tenjho Tenge
Synonyms: Tenjo Tenge, TenTen, Heaven and Earth
Japanese: 天上天下


Type: Manga
Volumes: 22
Chapters: 136
Status: Finished
Published: Oct 18, 1997 to Aug 19, 2010
Authors: Oh! Great (Story & Art)
Serialization: Ultra Jump


Score: 7.561 (scored by 7874 users)
Ranked: #29352
Popularity: #245
Members: 15,768
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In one unusual Tokyo high school, education takes a backseat to brawling as warring clubs wreak havoc in the hallways and chaos in the classrooms, all vying to be the baddest team around! Although they often contribute their fair share, only a handful of students serve to stem the tide of violence in this untamed outpost. These are the few, the proud, the powerful: the members of the Juken Club!

(Source: CMX)


Tenjou Tenge was first published in English as Tenjho Tenge by DC Comics under the CMX imprint. The CMX release came under heavy criticism by fans for editing and censoring the sexual content. 18 volumes were released from March 1, 2005 to September 8, 2009 before CMX shut down. VIZ Media republished the series uncut as Tenjo Tenge: Full Contact Edition in 2-in-1 omnibuses under the VIZ Signature imprint from June 21, 2011 to February 5, 2013.

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Aug 18, 2007
Alright. Let me be straightforward and honest here. I have never been much of a shonen/shuojo/seinen/whatever fan. And it is obvious that this here is a shonen. Here's my handy-dandy shonen checklist:

Action plot - check
Cool (and oftentimes cheesy) attack names - check
_Ridiculously_ hot female characters - check (note the emphasis)
Outrageous costume designs - check
Strong harem implications - check
Guys with whacky hair - check
Guys with _Ridiculously_ large muscles - check (note the emphasis)
Geeky lead males who are somewhat oblivious to the advances of the beautiful women around them - check
Accidental groping - check

No matter how you approach it, this is a shonen...meaning it is a form read more
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Jan 26, 2010
This manga is a crazies one but there is a must to enjoy the manga you should keep up with it.It sounds odd I know but you will cross with some odd chapters that for understand the point you will read a few times.Except that it's a really nice manga we have here.
The story about a war which is about 12 families with extraordinary ability.(It's not about a school tournament fight trust me :D)It is sometimes take you a diffrent time(which is bound to main story and they're like explanations for main story).For saying something about story I think it's amazing(don't judge manga with anime read more
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Dec 6, 2010
Nagi, Soichiro and best bud Makihara, Bob (who has a conspicuously very japanese-y surname compared to his first name, am I right?) go to a new school and start kicking random ass whenever they see fit however they get on the wrong side of the punishment enforcement team who want to kill them, burn them and flush the ashes down the drain. So they go to the martial arts club (who are the enforcement team's arch-nemesis {way ta go guys}) to get 'stronger' (the words 'strong' or 'stronger' were used almost every 3 pages and sometimes both were on the same page repeated as many read more
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Nov 30, 2011
You often read it in the newspaper a teenage girl with psychically abusive boyfriend, the boy first seemed to be a nice and caring guy as time flows he begin to reveal to show his true natures and start hitting his own girlfriend.

As common sense dictates, the girl tries to keep her distance and tries to escape from his clutch. Unfortunately for her the boyfriend is the most popular jock in school , an American football quarterback. So with the read more
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Although Tenjou Tenge has a more serious story line, both are primarily martial arts manga with lots of ecchi. 
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Let's just say if you're looking breasts and butts and girls kicking ass with more blood and mature themes but not Hentai, try Tenjou Tenge the manga version. The TV version takes out all the nudity.  
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both are by oh great! similar type of comedy and art bolth main characters are delinquents but tenjho tenge is way more explict 
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Very similar opening story line. Both tenjou tenge and hanza sky have delinquents that join a martial arts club in their school. They start a fight with a member and then join after being trounced by a beautiful female member who saves her kouhai. That's where the similarities end however; and tenjou tenge diverges into a world of supernatural martial arts fighting. While hanza sky follows more of the path of other martial arts manga and has inter-high matches and focuses on personal growth kind of like full contact and karate shoukoushi kohinata minoru. 
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