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Manga 'Air Gear' To End in Chapter 357

by dtshyk
Apr 6, 2012 5:47 AM | 79 Comments
According to Weekly Shonen Magazine vol.19, manga "Air Gear" will end in Chapter 357.

Note: The announcement says the series will end in five chapters. The final chapter can be 356 if they included chapter 352 in the five chapters.

Source: Scan of WSM

News credit: ShiroRyu

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What a sudden ending, it seemed like there was loads more to come but ahh well. It was awesome, surely going to miss it ]':

Jun 15, 2012 2:12 PM by xxanxus

Time to start reading it! that's what I do with mangas that are famous and has over 150 chapters...

May 31, 2012 5:10 AM by KittyKatWombat

chad001 said:
Air Gear was a manga that derailed when it stopped emphasizing the main story and character, and started dealing with back stories, and characters arcs left and right. Back when we focused on Ikki, we had funny hijinks, badass ideas, and just general awesomeness. Now we have unimpactful-world views, friendship is magic, and a million subplots. The ending, I feel solved many plot hole for the (now-central) side characters (I mean, how else was I going to find out that Onigiri is now married to Sarome, who is somehow not dead form having her neck twisted 180 degrees, and Kazu finally goes out with Emily) but it really lacks what we were looking for, like Ikki getting to ride with Simca, or where everyone goes from there, or even WHERE DID IKKI COME FROM. They never really cover the plot holes with his natural talent (jumping off Tokyo Tower), his relation to Dr. Minami, or why he needed to be adopted in the first place. If it wasn't for the newfound conspiracy theory about how mangakas are ending their mangas to send a message to the greedy publishers, I would say that Oh!Great could have done a lot better. Considering his time span though... well, at least it wasn't Negima's ending :)


I was thinking that too!

I've been reading this manga for 4 years now! It has always been on my favorites list and even the anime which is what got me into the manga in the first place has always been a favorite. I absolutely loved the concept of Air Gear and using ATs to fly towards the sky. Even to this day I listen to the Air Gear OST, especially Love Sensation and Chain :DDD

When I think back to how awesome this manga once was I am glad it has come to an end. I have so many questions that may be unanswered but even more so I have so many questions that I forgot since the chaos has been going for 100s of chapters. I do believe I will re-read it one day to better appreciate the manga but great work Oh Great! for 10 years and looking forward to the next series. Hopefully the artists learns from his mistake and keeps the triple layered metaphors, norse mythology and pointless characters to a minimum. Air Gear will be a pleasant memory and hopefully a season 2 for anime can fill in some gaps!

P.S Negima is next on my long term manga to finish list

May 30, 2012 9:03 PM by sspatel_55

Air Gear was a manga that derailed when it stopped emphasizing the main story and character, and started dealing with back stories, and characters arcs left and right. Back when we focused on Ikki, we had funny hijinks, badass ideas, and just general awesomeness. Now we have unimpactful-world views, friendship is magic, and a million subplots. The ending, I feel solved many plot hole for the (now-central) side characters (I mean, how else was I going to find out that Onigiri is now married to Sarome, who is somehow not dead form having her neck twisted 180 degrees, and Kazu finally goes out with Emily) but it really lacks what we were looking for, like Ikki getting to ride with Simca, or where everyone goes from there, or even WHERE DID IKKI COME FROM. They never really cover the plot holes with his natural talent (jumping off Tokyo Tower), his relation to Dr. Minami, or why he needed to be adopted in the first place. If it wasn't for the newfound conspiracy theory about how mangakas are ending their mangas to send a message to the greedy publishers, I would say that Oh!Great could have done a lot better. Considering his time span though... well, at least it wasn't Negima's ending :)

May 27, 2012 8:34 PM by chad001

The good sense of the manga was gone like 100 chapters ago.I mean, Air Gear was a good manga in the beginning but at some point the author screwed up(around chapter 200?I cant remember in which part)and a lot of things were very unclear.At this point Air Gear which was a good/interesting/funny manga became a manga which I was only reading to see the end.
But considering how bad Air Gear became in his second half,the ending was pretty good.

May 27, 2012 3:45 PM by cadu_

Did it end with a conclusion? Was there a good sense of closure?

May 23, 2012 1:43 PM by Gray_Aria

A little disappointed in the timing of the last chapter as well as how forced the last 30 or so chapter felt. Hopefully the story can be summed up smartly with some inspirational/moving scenes towards the end. Otherwise it'll be a killer for those who followed the manga for a bumpy 356 chapters.

May 16, 2012 7:31 AM by just-away

As of the latest... the battle has nothing to do with the Gram Scale Tournament...

Apr 24, 2012 3:52 PM by skwok-raven

Hopefully they'll decide to animate the rest of the manga since its ending.

Apr 24, 2012 1:15 PM by NiN10d0h

closetnerd said:
air gear was one of the first manga I ever read and it was one of my favorites but its gone down hill pretty fast recently. Although ive read every chapter i had no idea what was going on most of the time.

So true, every chapter make the one before wrong, it's kind of frustrating.
"Oh I understand now !
*next chapter*
What the fuck is going on... "

Anyway, three long-running mangas end ine this semester. Bakuman, Negima and Air Gear.
Who will be the next to end ?

Apr 24, 2012 6:53 AM by Nicinic

Wolf48 said:
NO NO NO NO Air gear cant end now, there is a lot of stuff to happen! Please be a joke!!!!
I dont want it to end its my fav manga! And what is Oh!Great-sensei doing next? Or no more?
I DO NOT ACCPET IT XD


Deny this all you want... But I heard the story has been less than great, the art though is supposed amazing(I saw it in the beginning and was pretty shocked at how detailed it was, I can only imagine he imrpoved over the years)

Apr 22, 2012 12:31 AM by GodlyKyon

Now gimme a new anime, Hunter x Hunter style.

Apr 21, 2012 2:36 AM by SageShinigami

NO NO NO NO Air gear cant end now, there is a lot of stuff to happen! Please be a joke!!!!
I dont want it to end its my fav manga! And what is Oh!Great-sensei doing next? Or no more?
I DO NOT ACCPET IT XD

Apr 20, 2012 9:10 AM by Wolf48

It had a good run. I enjoy the series. Hope for more seasons of the anime, though very unlikely.

Apr 11, 2012 12:03 PM by MyNameSucks

I don't quite know whay it lasted so long, I can only assume it improved over the years, so I may pick it back up again now.

Apr 11, 2012 7:00 AM by Queen_Stars

About time…

Apr 10, 2012 8:09 PM by Samurai_

Holy shit, a lot of long-term manga are ending...

Apr 10, 2012 3:16 PM by MisaTange

was one of my favorites about 200 chapters ago but i dont even know whats going on anymore better end it before it gets any worse

Apr 10, 2012 11:24 AM by B100d

Hopefully means season 2 of the anime :D

Apr 7, 2012 11:47 PM by Aozure

well might start reading it now

Apr 7, 2012 11:37 AM by Mr_Gutts

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