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Air Gear

Air Gear

Alternative Titles

English: Air Gear
Synonyms: AirGear, Air Gear Unlimited
Japanese: エア・ギア

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 37
Chapters: 358
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 6, 2002 to May 23, 2012
Authors: Oh! Great (Story & Art)

Statistics

Score: 7.941 (scored by 27429 users)
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Ranked: #10402
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Popularity: #57
Members: 49,407
Favorites: 4,237
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Volumes: /37
Chapters: /358

Synopsis

Itsuki Minami needs no introduction—everybody's heard of the "Babyface" of the Eastside. He's the toughest kid at Higashi Junior High School, easy on the eyes but dangerously tough when he needs to be. Plus, Itsuki lives with the mysterious and sexy Noyamano sisters. Life is never dull, but it becomes dangerous when Itsuki leads his school to victory over some vindictive Westside punks with gangster connections. Now he stands to lose his school, his friends, and everything he cares about. But in his darkest hour, the Noyamano girls come to Itsuki's aid. They can teach him a powerful skill that will save their school from the gangsters' siege–and introduce Itsuki to a thrilling and terrifying new world.

(Source: Del Rey)

Background

Air Gear was first published in English by Del Rey Manga who released the first 17 volumes in the period from July 25, 2006 to August 31, 2010, with the latter three volumes released as a 3-in-1 omnibus. Kodansha Comic USA has been publishing the series from volume 18 since June 14, 2011 and has been republishing the manga in 3-in-1 omnibuses since May 28, 2013. It was also published in Spanish by Norma Editorial from November 2007 to September 2013 and in Italian by Panini Comics under the Planet Manga imprint from March 23, 2007 to March 16, 2013.

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More reviewsReviews

Master10K
Jun 29, 2008
Oh great ... yet another cool manga, developing from its humble beginnings, into the convoluted mess I see before me. Anyone who has read most of it, or its previous incarnation Tenjou Tenge, will understand what I mean. Air Gear is an exciting Shounen, Sports, Ecchi, Comedy that takes extreme sports to a whole new level. Nevertheless this is an Oh! Great manga; so expect mind-numbing violence, x-rated fanservice and an absurdly over-the-top storyline.

As it follows Itsuki Minami (Ikki), a boy who comes across as your typical teenage delinquent, with no real purpose or goal in life; but that soon changes when he discovers the read more
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artist-retired
Sep 24, 2011
Reading long running series can be quite the daunting task to start on, but you can reap the awards of what long series bring, memorial characters and terrific long stories.
I'm referring to good stories like One Piece, FMA, and anyone who can actually write, Air Gear's award is the boobie prize of absolute disappointment, a benefit of the doubt that was brought about by a good start.

STORY: Oh Great! Isn't that quite the name to give yourself? Especially since you're definitely not so great at a lot of aspects, except artwork. It must really scream confidence to those who pick up Air Gear (Or read more
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Nekou
Oct 25, 2008
I can't deny Oh! Great's skills when it comes to drawing, but he just can't write a reasonable story. His physics give me the creeps, and the way he draws women got boring and disgusting with all the overly sexistic scenes. Oh well, it's still looking good.

Even though I hate the main character Ikki, I must admit that his other characters are bit more intresting. The first impression of this manga was very captivating, but as the series got longer my intrest dissapeared. I do still enjoy reading Air Gear occasionally, but it's definately not among my favorite series.
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mastertek
Apr 5, 2010
Since this favorite manga of mine is so underrated, I would give it a 10.
All I can say is that this masterpiece of Oh Great! is just GREAT.

What you can expect most in this manga is its creativity in a kinda similar sense to that of Yakitate!! Japan. Well, everyone is creative, even my 2 dogs, but I really mean it in this case. You will be kept being entertained by its creativity at any point throughout the story, particularly at the very beginning of every single chapter (especially since chap 50) in one of many possible forms: design, parody, pose, machine, feat, etc. Oh read more
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