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Air Gear  
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Description
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.

Note: A new edition under the title Air Gear Unlimited was released in 2014. Its format is bigger and contains some coloured pages.

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
エア・ギア
エア・ギア UNLIMITED
飞轮少年
Air Gear Unlimited
AirGear

Groups Scanlating
A3S Scans
AT-Translations
Binktopia
DBR
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Latest Release(s)
c.355-357 (end) by MangaStream (934d ago)
c.354 by MangaStream (962d ago)
c.353 by MangaStream (971d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
37 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 12, Chap 103

User Reviews
Air Gear by Master_M2K

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44 topics, 1863 posts
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User Rating
Average: 7.5 / 10.0 (1695 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.49 / 10.0
10
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Last Updated
July 11th 2013, 1:12pm PST


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Year
2003

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Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Del Rey (17 Volumes - Defunct)
JManga (Defunct)
Kodansha USA (10 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #683 increased(+126)
Monthly Pos #1013 increased(+101)
3 Month Pos #1200 decreased(-165)
6 Month Pos #953 decreased(-146)

List Stats
On 4300 reading lists
On 882 wish lists
On 1928 completed lists
On 490 unfinished lists
On 414 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Air Gear 514 days, 9 hours, 41 minutes ago
Ending 925 days, 5 hours, 1 minutes ago
Air gear is finally ending. 977 days, 20 hours, 38 minutes ago
ok WTF is wrong with this manga 1004 days, 14 hours, 5 minutes ago
Airgear ending *spoilers?* 1099 days, 19 hours, 48 minutes ago

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Just like Tenjou Tenge.   
Rating: N/A
by Jooles
August 7th, 2012, 10:58am
Seriously, how hard can it be to make something comprehendable. Currently at Vol. 14 (heard it gets even worse), and I have no clue what's what. The setting's interesting, and I have no problem with the super-powers that is starting to appear. Wouldn't have*, rather, but it feels so off when compared to the earlier volumes which was based more on fringe-science.

Regardless, the main thing he needs to work on is STORY-TELLING. The quality of it makes his name seem like a poor joke. Bah. Bah. Bah!

I can't really see how this got to 30+ vols in Japan unless they were all about flash without substance and the "nudity" (not even any frickin' nipples?! Weak).

(Is it easier to comprehend if you're a Jap/fluent in it?)

... Last updated on August 7th, 2012, 2:31pm
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Good start but then changed later.   
Rating: N/A
by kari+
July 6th, 2012, 12:44pm
I liked the start with the rollerblade converted sport type, customize AT part's, and was looking foward to see all the different ideas and what would happen etc. Then later maybe after vol 12 it went downhill for me, it drawn away from the entire theme of AT thing and learning new moves that i thought was so cool and level etc. It went into all this nonsense with super power stuff that should have just stay related to the AT instead of these over power guys that not even sometimes related to AT. The start was the best, near the middle and after...went downhill for me. Not anymore about just AT.

It's hard for to rate this, sadly i think i'll have to give this a 5, it start out well but then it went away from the AT stuff to nonsense.

I won't go back and read this manga again, maybe only up till vol 12. I had stop purchasing the manga.
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Meh   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by Bebe~
June 26th, 2012, 6:39pm
At first I read it to see what all the hype was about...but man is it boring. In the end, I had to drop it. Too much unnecessary dialogue. Sure, he battles many opponents but it gets too repetitive. Most of the time, I literally just flipped through pages without reading the dialogue.

... Last updated on June 26th, 2012, 6:47pm
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One more time!   
Rating: N/A
by WinningDays
June 14th, 2012, 4:16am
Well anyways, I'm really glad I read it.
Air Gear is one of the first manga series I started reading and it'll always have a place in my heart.
I'll never forget how amazed I was seeing the drawings. I thought, "Wow, so this is what a manga can be..." And since then I've read hundreds more but not one can compare.

I don't think the story is flawless, but there are so few that are. Unlike novels that are perfected before being published, the stories of manga have to be made up along the way. In ten years, I'm sure there were many changes made to the story, and it's sure to be confusing. But reading carefully, there was nothing that couldn't be comprehended as one part of the story flowed into the next. It may not have been planned out perfectly from the beginning, but everything still manages to connect in the end. And besides, it was interesting.

I don't know enough to call it a masterpiece, but I'm sure it'll always be one of my favorites.
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Finally Over   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by Samken
June 1st, 2012, 6:12am
Air Gear proves again that Oh! Great can't write for shit. He is an excellent artist, no doubt of that, but artwork alone is not enought for a manga, you need plot too, and a good one would have helped this manga tremendously.

His idea for the manga was excellent. let's make a manga about roller blades. But he lost control of the story (as usual) around chapter 150 or so. The story was all over the place, you just couldn't understand what's going on anymore. Throwing so many info at the reader, then 50 chapters later that information is not important anymore.

My overall score is a 4. Below Average. Artwork alone can't save a manga, and Air Gear (with Tenjou Tenge) is a great exemple of that.


My recomendation for Oh! Great is:

You need to hire a writer to write for you or just stop doing manga altogether and just go to the Light Novel/Visual Novel market as a freelancer artist. Many people would play a Visual Novel with Oh! Great artwork.

... Last updated on June 27th, 2012, 11:02pm
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Finally!   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by ultenth
May 29th, 2012, 10:33am
Thank god it's over, and Oh! Great proves again that he has NO CLUE HOW TO END A SERIES.

lol. What a crack smoker. I swear he gets bored at the end and just start throwing random shit in there in order to fill space. Thank god it's over and I can pretend it ended 200+ chapters ago. God this series sure got boring and stale and weird.
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Has it's ups and downs and now it finally ends!   
Rating: N/A
by BowlOfNoodles
May 27th, 2012, 3:23pm
After following this since the anime and continuing from the manga, it had a really cool concept. Both story and art work was great. As I was reading this from the continuation of the anime, there just seems to me the story was just getting dragged on and on and it made it pretty boring for me, but it picks up a bit near the end which I'm kinda glad the story ends at volume 36. To me if the story had any more volumes, I think it would just make this series really bad.

So it was a good read if you want to know what happens, but the ending didn't really tie everything up, but oh well.
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Aha   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by sighing
May 27th, 2012, 5:29am
What amazes me is, even though here you can read many diss comments, this shit still has 36 volumes and is ongoing. So, I won't say, just because it's popular it must be great but, if you like amazing drawings, awesome battles and cool powers, you've got it. If you're for stupid feelings and rofl situations, you got 'em. If you get off on mindless ecchi, funny sometimes and actually really cute, you got it too. This manga is packed with good things (and I haven't told the whole list yet). So, if you're just passing by and looking for a good manga to pass time, you got it, and then, it's up to your own judgement for the whole story-line because though it may be good(in my senses), it's true it has some quite fucked up point. But judging a whole 36 volumes for a few points is like Hitler nitpicking about skin-color, hair-color and the such.
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An under appreciated Manga   
Rating: 9.5 / 10.0
by Adipvpster
May 26th, 2012, 1:07am
If you consider yourself a science fan, genius, alone and read manga not for time pass but to learn something and consider it a form of wish(writer/world etc) then you have to read this manga. If you aren't sure about ecchi part don't let it bother you because good things come in many way. But if you read manga just for short fun, then you may want to turn away because the story will only confuse you.
Many of the comments say that this manga has no story line or characters are weak. But trust me, it's just that they don't get the manga that's all. If you understood every single detail of the manga, you will come to see that the writer is genius but under appreciated
Firstly story, It's simple(if you understandwink) yet complicated. It has a lot of philosophy which for once, aren't hollow. Taking a single instance, it lays down a beautiful message with amazing art.
The thing that I found interesting are here are the characters. They are really simple and 'real'. Of course at first they are shown as perfect, but as they go on, they unravel themselves and really feel alive to you. With his drawings, he really knows what he is doing.
The thing is, this manga feels complicated that's all. But in actuality it is quite simpe. Because I feel it isn't a hero centered manga(although it looks like other side) The thing you have to concentrate here is on the ideals of the characters of the character. It says one can change themselves, in a real convincing way. If you aren't enjoying it, then don't read. Because you will find yourself really confused like most of the people here
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Ugh   
Rating: 2.0 / 10.0
by burp
April 3rd, 2012, 9:48am
First of lets get one thing strait : YOU CAN NOT MAKE ROLLERBLADES LOOK COOL, thank you that was releaving. Ok did not get far of into the searies for the rollerblades put me of,among other things i would discuss but i dont know how to activate the spoiler thingy. I think that if not for. Scrach that, if you dont want to read emotionaly empty, bellow average story, with "dudes" fighting wearing rollerblades (gay as hell) dont read this searies.
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