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Tenjo Tenge: Where the boys are bad, and the girls are badder.

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RECOMEND me some manga

Post by ninja » Fri Dec 10, 2004 9:38 am

Id like to read something like Tenjo Tenge .
BY that I mean fighting mixed with bad ass girls.
Thanks :D

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Post by hitori » Fri Dec 10, 2004 9:53 am

How about 'Air Gear' by the same author?
Less serious storyline and more gratuitous (semi) nudity scenes than TJTG.
Character designs are quite refined and the artwork is awesome.

My only problem with the title is that the story's kinda cheezy.
It's a typical "beat bad guy -> a new stronger previously unknown bad guy appears -> main character work ass off and beat the new bad guy -> yet another stronger previously unknown bad guy appears -> ad infinitum" style perfected by DragonBall.

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Post by Banorac » Fri Dec 10, 2004 12:46 pm

Those covers sure look sweet *drool* :)
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Post by puppetmaster » Fri Dec 10, 2004 3:52 pm

Any idea where to get the scanlations? If there exist any, that is.

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Post by pv82 » Fri Dec 10, 2004 5:36 pm

Snoopycool is doing them

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Post by kujoe » Fri Dec 10, 2004 5:53 pm

Yeah, Air Gear definitely has a more refined art style. It even looks smoother than Tenjo Tenge's sometimes, and that's something considering that Air Gear tends to have a more "street punkish" look to it.

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Post by Banorac » Sat Dec 11, 2004 2:52 pm

pv82 wrote:Snoopycool is doing them
Do they use bittorrent and would you be so nice to provide me with a link ? ^^
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Post by FuguTabetai » Sat Dec 11, 2004 4:36 pm

Banorac wrote:
pv82 wrote:Snoopycool is doing them
Do they use bittorrent and would you be so nice to provide me with a link ? ^^
Come on Banorac, the first hit on google: http://www.snoopycool.com/ It is guessable even.

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Post by Banorac » Sat Dec 11, 2004 7:31 pm

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Banorac wrote:
pv82 wrote:Snoopycool is doing them
Do they use bittorrent and would you be so nice to provide me with a link ? ^^
Come on Banorac, the first hit on google: http://www.snoopycool.com/ It is guessable even.
I can't help it I'm silly :cry:
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Post by shinoda32001 » Sun Dec 12, 2004 9:37 am

would the mangatranslation group consider air gear for their new project because you hardly see snoopycool releasing air gear anymore.

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Post by FuguTabetai » Sun Dec 12, 2004 9:54 am

shinoda32001 wrote:would the mangatranslation group consider air gear for their new project because you hardly see snoopycool releasing air gear anymore.
First of all, this isn't a group, it's just me.

Second, that is a horrible reason to start translating something: there is already a group working on it! I definitely wouldn't be any faster than Snoopycool.

I do wish I had some interesting stuff to translate (oh Vulgar Ghost Daydream volume 7, where are you?) but I've already stated my non-interest in Air Gear when it first came out.

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Post by Banorac » Sun Dec 12, 2004 4:21 pm

The snoopycool site seems to be down :?
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Post by Starakin » Mon Dec 13, 2004 2:08 am

yea that's temporarily, shouldn't last more than week.
(and AG project is still ongoing, shinoda32001)

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Post by Mataza-kun » Mon Dec 13, 2004 3:48 pm

Banorac wrote:The snoopycool site seems to be down :?
Yeah, but anyways they don't have direct downloads on the site for Air Gear, and neither BTs if I recall correctly. The fastest and possibly only way to get it is through their irc channel

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Post by puppetmaster » Mon Dec 13, 2004 3:58 pm

You can get the first two volumes if you know how to use emule. There u can also get volume 3-8 Scans in japanese

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Post by moyism » Mon Dec 13, 2004 11:25 pm

Mataza-kun wrote:
Banorac wrote:The snoopycool site seems to be down :?
Yeah, but anyways they don't have direct downloads on the site for Air Gear, and neither BTs if I recall correctly. The fastest and possibly only way to get it is through their irc channel

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Post by Mataza-kun » Tue Dec 14, 2004 7:58 am

I was always talking about Air gear, I get the other releases through Bt too. I think I saw a news once where they were saying AG would be released only through Irc, but sure, obviously I could be wrong :P

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Post by Banorac » Tue Dec 14, 2004 8:56 am

I've never used IRC, my brother had it on 'his' PC, but it just didn't work O.o
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Post by Rooster » Tue Dec 14, 2004 12:11 pm

Air Gear is a Kodansha product so there are no links to it on their site.

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Post by Banorac » Tue Dec 14, 2004 2:13 pm

a Kodonsha product ? :?
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Post by FuguTabetai » Tue Dec 14, 2004 5:05 pm

Banorac wrote:a Kodonsha product ? :?
Snoopycool got a letter from Kodanshya requesting that he take down all Kodanshya related stuff from his website. It was a big deal over on the manganews.net forums a while back. You know, big evil lawyers coming out after hobbyists.

I actually got a nice email from TokyoPop a few months before they started translating Great Teacher Onidzuka, one of the guys said that he was a fan, and was going to send me a GTO volume 1 when they were done with it. (Oh, and of course, please remove all your scans.) The GTO volume never did show up, but that's cool.

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Post by Rev » Tue Dec 14, 2004 5:25 pm

that stupid. I can understand if they told them to take it off because it's licensed but if it's not I would tell them to fuck off.

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Post by MrProphet » Tue Dec 14, 2004 9:05 pm

Umm... Kodansha is the legal owner of manga distribution rights. As in... worldwide. So it is licenced, and always was.

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Post by pv82 » Tue Dec 14, 2004 9:20 pm

FuguTabetai wrote:I actually got a nice email from TokyoPop a few months before they started translating Great Teacher Onidzuka, one of the guys said that he was a fan, and was going to send me a GTO volume 1 when they were done with it. (Oh, and of course, please remove all your scans.) The GTO volume never did show up, but that's cool.
WHo knows, maybe DC will send you a copy of TT free. I do think you deserve it, seeing as this site and Anime are the main reasons why I see it being this popular. :wink:
Umm... Kodansha is the legal owner of manga distribution rights. As in... worldwide. So it is licenced, and always was.
Media Factory has sent the same kinda request for thier anime. FanSubbing might be over in the near future.

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Post by FuguTabetai » Wed Dec 15, 2004 9:40 am

pv82 wrote: WHo knows, maybe DC will send you a copy of TT free. I do think you deserve it, seeing as this site and Anime are the main reasons why I see it being this popular. :wink:
I haven't heard anything from DC, and if I do, I can assure you, it will not be nice.

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Post by Banorac » Wed Dec 15, 2004 11:25 am

FuguTabetai wrote:
pv82 wrote: WHo knows, maybe DC will send you a copy of TT free. I do think you deserve it, seeing as this site and Anime are the main reasons why I see it being this popular. :wink:
I haven't heard anything from DC, and if I do, I can assure you, it will not be nice.
Why'd you think that ?

And so there's no way of getting Air Gear anymore now ? :?
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Post by puppetmaster » Wed Dec 15, 2004 3:32 pm

Banorac wrote:
FuguTabetai wrote:
pv82 wrote: WHo knows, maybe DC will send you a copy of TT free. I do think you deserve it, seeing as this site and Anime are the main reasons why I see it being this popular. :wink:
I haven't heard anything from DC, and if I do, I can assure you, it will not be nice.
Why'd you think that ?

And so there's no way of getting Air Gear anymore now ? :?
As I told you, you can download the first two volumes of the snoopycool release with "emule" they have only translated till somewhere in volume 3 so if its complete some time it will be on emule for sure ...

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Post by moyism » Wed Dec 15, 2004 5:27 pm

Banorac wrote:
FuguTabetai wrote:
pv82 wrote: WHo knows, maybe DC will send you a copy of TT free. I do think you deserve it, seeing as this site and Anime are the main reasons why I see it being this popular. :wink:
I haven't heard anything from DC, and if I do, I can assure you, it will not be nice.
Why'd you think that ?

And so there's no way of getting Air Gear anymore now ? :?
yo banorac, check your PMs. I think you'll be very happy ;)

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Post by MrProphet » Wed Dec 15, 2004 10:02 pm

I have all of the AirGear tankoubons, and i don't really know why I care. It's such a waste of money.

It's like Oh!Great took all of TJTG ecchiness, multiplied it by 10 and then added a halfassed excuse for a story, maily cenetered on his obsession with rollerblading.

It's lame... TJTG is not great because it has boobs. It's great because it has such a wonderful story AND boobs. AirGear, in comparison, is a total waste of time and money.

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Post by moyism » Thu Dec 16, 2004 12:01 am

hey MrProphet, you never know... Air Gear could just have an insanely slow start until something "WOW" happens. I'm still enjoying it, if anything it's a lot more relaxed and an easy fun read.

Plus Ikki is a lot more lovable to me than Nagi ever was. :twisted:

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Post by Agent_Wax » Thu Dec 16, 2004 5:19 am

While I don't think that AG is a complete waste of money, if does seem to be getting really draggy. The fight with Behemoth is taking forever, and is not even cool to start of with. Overreliance on macho-posturing and cool poses instead of developing good fights with creative techniques tend to get me down. But the last story-arc I really enjoyed though (the one with the guy in the wheelchair). It had some good character development.

The 'mythology' part has only just been introduced. Character development is still happening, though slowly, while the babe quotient is way down. :cry:

I'm still hanging on to this, though I may quit if things don't pick up in the next couple of volumes.

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Post by hitori » Thu Dec 16, 2004 8:33 am

I read it just for Sukumizu Kamen and Shimuka... :lol:

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Post by kujoe » Thu Dec 16, 2004 9:41 am

I was wondering how many volumes of AG are out there right now. It seems to me that AG tankoubons are being churned out in a faster pace than TJTG.

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Post by MrProphet » Thu Dec 16, 2004 10:08 am

I have 7.

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Post by Banorac » Thu Dec 16, 2004 1:26 pm

moyism wrote:
Banorac wrote:
FuguTabetai wrote: I haven't heard anything from DC, and if I do, I can assure you, it will not be nice.
Why'd you think that ?

And so there's no way of getting Air Gear anymore now ? :?
yo banorac, check your PMs. I think you'll be very happy ;)
I love you :3

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Post by Agent_Wax » Thu Dec 16, 2004 10:02 pm

Hitori wrote:
I read it just for Sukumizu Kamen and Shimuka...
So do I, my friend, so do I. But they're not getting nekkid any... :cry:
And if you caught the chapter a couple of weeks ago, that acupuncturist is one hot mama... :shock: but I get the feeling she won't show up again soon. :x

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