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Ishidou Natsuo is a gifted girl who can achieve anything she wants in sports. Because of this she is permanently bored, as there aren't any real challenges to her abilites to make her feel alive. One day she receives an invitation of a merry girl to join her martial arts club. Irritated by her happy expression, Natsuo decides to accept the invitation just as a pretext to beat her up, but she receives a shocking surprise.
鉄風 鐵風 鐵風 Teppu 铁风 Iron Wind Teppu Tetsufuu Thiết Phong
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Absolutely Love This
One of my all times favourites. I love everything about this manga. The art is good, and is very accurate at depicting MMA very well. I also love the realism in the character design, all body types and appearance. Not beautiful petite girls all around. The main character is amazing. Narcissistic and cruel but somehow someone you can sympathize with and cheer for. She is a complex person with a complex past.
Love the MC Female's personality, Love her Sadism and Love that she is Actually Strong and not your typical "Determination bleh" protagonist that is plagued in Shonen Cliche mangas
I love the action and this manga has lots of them....
This has potential to go even further i believe coz the big events hasn't even started yet
Very interesting, one of a kind
I love how the lead character is so atypical. She definitely has some kind of reason, maybe some trauma that made her this way, but she needs her satisfaction from crumbling the others' efforts, all the while getting stronger herself. She also doesn't play because she love it, not really, what she really loves is the feelings that sprout out of destroying the strong. There's no "who loves the sport and puts in the most effort wins" cheap moral, it's all about talent and whatever drives you the most, whichever reason it be. Most side characters aren't half as deep and complex as her, but there's plenty to make a good story. The fights are pretty exciting, and for the newbies the martial arts terminology gets explained every now and then. All the ingredients for a pretty darn decent fighting manga. Give it a try. (I'd rate it around 9, but since I find it underrated I'm giving a 10)
... Last updated on August 8th, 2012, 3:00am
A unique, refreshing, technique-driven fighting manga
I started reading Teppuu with some amount of trepidation, but it was quickly swept away. This series is a fascinating reversal of the typical shounen/seinen fighter manga. Not only was the main character a girl, but that girl had the personality, history, and goals of what would usually be a cold-blooded antagonist. Natsuo is a true anti-hero, with the sado-masochistic personality to match. I, for one, love her completely. Her perspective is a refreshing change from the norm, and the author illustrates her struggles to fight her omnipresent apathy effectively. She may be a genius, but she also puts insane amounts of effort into her training, something I think is often glossed over in the genius-type antagonist characters of other sports manga. The fact that the "antagonists" of this series are cheerful, friendly, ridiculously gifted in their field, and just have tons of fun doing what they love makes the series even more interesting, as even Natsuo freely admits that her hatred of them stems from jealousy. I simply adore this series and cannot wait for the next update. Teppuu is 100% recommended. Definitely give it a try!
... Last updated on April 12th, 2013, 8:46pm
Quite dull at the begining,
but who would have thought, it's saving a big punch for later. And that big punch made me come here and put a comment; "Awesome manga!"
-- This manga started by establishing the demons as characters. From the one who is ridiculously talented, the one who is ridiculously strong, the one who has willpower as humongous as Seattle, etc etc. But in the middle, you started to be presented by another sheer demons, made you think that the demons at the beginning are not really demons, but just little imps playing strong. But who knows, toward the end of currently scanlated chapter, that new understanding once again rebuked. They are really demons! The author really know how to put the context. And I can only say, "Omg, this is so cool!"
Like some have said, it isn't overtly realistic in some instances, but overall is an enjoyable and original story. The main appeal is the protagonist who is well, completely different from other standard female characters: she's aloof and kinda an asshole, but is also rather observant and cool headed. Some parts hint to an accident happened in the past, which may or not may have caused her behavior. Quite frankly if she does a 180 and changes halfway through the manga it would suck, but the author is slowly offering more angles to her personality that make her more well rounded and believable. The cast isn't very diversified but it's beautiful to see so many goal driven and indipendent women who still manage to be relatable And thank God, the female fighters look like actual sportswomen instead of pin-ups!
Fun lighthearted manga, want more.
One of my all time favorites, If only there were more chapters released. seroganes comments regarding the female lead are spot on, A very refreshing character that girl, so rare that I really can't get enough. Tall, calculating, condescending and she knows it, but doesn't care. As far as japanese manga go I have yet to encounter a lead with the same traits presented so well.
As for the Story, it follows some tried-and-true formulas, but that is really not a bad thing. It is really the characters and their development which offer a fair share of amusement every so often. I presume I'll get a bit dishertened over time reading this, be it due to the author loosing his vision or stalling or any other reason you can think of, but until then, I'll wholeheartedly recommend this manga to anyone, especially if you are looking for a Protagonist enjoying being a ever so slight sadist. Very rare in a world filled of heroes too unrealistically good natured to be true.
But I'm not going to learn japanese to continue reading it, well not yet at least...
good and different
in reply to Hell_Clues you rushed to say these things I think a sadist girl with loose screws is a change and there are people who like these persons as opposed to normal goody heroes and shes not superspecial if you bothered to read to chap12 you'd know that she only managed to beat her school classmates because of difference of hight and weigh and not the pro thick eyebrow nor the brazillian girl (she picks fights she can wine) and she can't even beat her gym partner so i guess it's pretty realistic (she has no superpowers like you make it sounds)
... Last updated on December 16th, 2011, 9:55am
good mma manga
i love mma and i love manga so this couldn't get any better for me. It's probably the only manga that's solely about girls who compete in mma so it makes this manga very unique. The manga is not released often but luckily every chapter is around 50 pages so it's still awesome.
It's just the beginning from the manga therefore the artwork will change a wee bit but it's already almost perfect (From my point of view). The story is superb with a unlikely heroine (I haven't read a manga with such a girl as the heroine). I could recommand it to everybody with a leaning to seinen.