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Air Gear, Vol. 1 (Air Gear #1)

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WANNA FLY?

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 vi
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Paperback, 224 pages
Published July 25th 2006 by Del Rey (first published May 16th 2003)
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Nick
May 13, 2008 Nick rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
Overall Rating: B
Synopsis: Air Gear is a shonen manga by Oh! great. The story follows Ikki, who is the toughest kid in his school and the leader of a gang. One night, Ikki bites off more than he can chew when he runs into the Skull Sabers Storm Riders. We're also introduced at this point to the concept of Air Treks, special skates that let the wearer "fly" (it's really more the sensation of flight). Ikki gets his ass kicked, and learns that his "sisters" (three women that Ikki lives with) are th
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Federiken Masters
Oct 04, 2010 Federiken Masters rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans del autor.
Recommended to Federiken by: Amadeo principalmente
Este primer tomo no me pareció espectacular ni nada demasiado especial. Pero en su momento tampoco me gustó tanto el #1 de TenTen, y el correr de los tomos me terminaría haciendo cambiar de opinión. Algo me dice que hay altas probabilidades de que me termine pasando lo mismo con esta serie. Ogure tiene mi voto de confianza, y las recomendaciones de aquellos que leyeron más allá de este tomo no hacen más que afianzarlo. A ver si para el #2 tengo algo más interesante que decir.
Arbe
Sep 24, 2014 Arbe rated it did not like it
Posiblemente el manga más tonto que haya leído jamás, un cúmulo de despropósitos que empieza siendo ligeramente interesante gracias a un dibujo espectacular, pero que pronto se revela como la historia más inane del mundo, llena de los topicazos clásicos del manga aderezados con los delirios "imaginativos" del autor, que van surgiendo al azar, sin que tengan sentido o cumplan una función narrativa coherente, a saber: peinados que desafían la ley de la gravedad, tías buenas desnudas en posturas im ...more
Kerry
Jul 19, 2011 Kerry rated it it was ok
Shelves: manga
I love Oh! Great's art, but I find his stories a little lacking. Violence for the sake of violence to try and move a story forward just doesn't really work for me.
Tricia
Apr 11, 2013 Tricia rated it it was ok
Boooooring. Copious panty shots and needless violence doesn't make your manga readable.
Loïc Plaire
Jan 02, 2015 Loïc Plaire rated it it was ok
Shelves: enjoyed-it-but
Ok, so, I hate what I am about to write.
I was a big fan for a long time. Really. The story was cool, the drawing amazing, and the anime adaptation was great. But suddenly the story, that was some futuristic roller gang fighting over territory, became some totally fuck up story, with modified humans, crapy story and pretended philosophy. The end of the anime, that isn't really an end, is still far more better. At the end I was just rushing to the end, hoping the story will become ok. It didn't an
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VQ the Mangamaniacs Taufik
Dec 15, 2007 VQ the Mangamaniacs Taufik rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
Author : Oh Great!
Genre : Action, sport
Rating : Dewasa

Minami “Ikki” Itsuki adalah preman dan ketua geng “EastSide Gunz” yang dijuluki “Babyface”. Saat ini ia tinggal di kediaman keluarga Noyamano yang terdiri dari 3 bersaudara, perempuan semua. Pada suatu hari, ia ditantang sekelompok geng bernama “Skull Saders” yang menggunakan A.T (Air Trek). A.T adalah sepatu roda linear seperti Rollerblade bermesin yang mampu meluncur dengan kecepatan tinggi. Dengan mudah ia dipermalukan oleh Skull Saders da
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Natalie
I didn't much care for this one. It isn't bad or anything. The setup they use to tell the story is odd and the only thing I can find that's memorable is the Air Treck techniques they use.

The story is kinda interesting but I haven't got far enough in the manga to say for certain. But the fight between rival gangs aren't really that interesting. They fight over territory and do a bunch of other crap that I can really care less about.

The other stuff that's on the okay side are the characters. Excep
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Rickie
Nov 23, 2015 Rickie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finished-reading
A stylish, cool series that has several elements that make it great in my opinion. Its art style is fantastic, the characters are both memorable and interlocking with the plot, and the references within are lovely for a knowledge nut like myself. I'm not put off by the sexual gestures in the series, nor by how many volumes make it up, but those are factors that can discourage others. I highly recommend giving it a shot for a few volumes.
Rachel
Apr 02, 2015 Rachel rated it did not like it
Shelves: youth, manga
The art is pretty, but other than that...

Well, let's just say this manga is clearly not intended for me.

Who IS it intended for? Immature junior-high, sports-loving, skatepunk boys. The kind of people who find masturbating into roller blades funny, and don't care if the story makes any kind of sense as long as it's "Cool!"
Jeridel Banks
May 30, 2014 Jeridel Banks rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
A funny shounen title with a harem of strong and small females! Finally! Great artwork and action. The story is so-so compared to older works, but the premise puts it into a niche of its own.
Vishal Goswami
May 06, 2014 Vishal Goswami rated it it was amazing
well its gud and has a solid start ... one of the gud sports manga !!
Eduard
Having seen the anime and having seen it on the shelf of a local bookstore, I decided to buy this one.

Nothing really special here though. Okay, maybe the "sport" that they are practicing. That is out of the ordinary. The rest is your generic shounen(violence, and overall an over-the-top plot) action with some ecchi from time to time(aka Fanservice).
Michael
Nov 05, 2008 Michael rated it it was amazing
air gear is a great book. its about a teen name ikki who run's a gang called eastside guns. but when he challenges the skull's to fight they have air trecks. ikki loses the battle but learns that if he wants to win more battles and take over more territoty he would have to get a pair. but when he does he becomes a the baddest kid on the block
Tria
Feb 01, 2013 Tria rated it it was ok
Shelves: manga
Air Gear started off pretty fine. The artwork's great too, yet I don't recommend for those who doesn't like ecchi genre. But then storyline became so ridiculous once it progressed and i stopped reading it because of that. It became too difficult and too complex to comprehend.
Taleisha
Apr 05, 2015 Taleisha rated it liked it
Shelves: manga
It was good though it got a bit confusing at times with everyone saying names with unclear directions as to who they were talking to. There was also some other stuff that i didn't see why it was important to put in there.

Hopefully it will get better as i go.
Kareem Felder
Apr 09, 2009 Kareem Felder rated it liked it
so bacisally this about a boy who love riding states.But no normal states.this states give him albittes.He is also in a gang and other gangs want to battle.but this battle was to death.

Fitrah Tanzil
Dec 05, 2012 Fitrah Tanzil rated it liked it
Drawing Art nya sangat keren , gw jatuh cinta pada pandangan pertama sama manga ini !
tapi , plot nya , ceritanya , hmm... enggak banget !

cuma begitu doank , tournament, bloody sport, and echi !
Jan Paul
May 31, 2013 Jan Paul rated it it was amazing
You can't grasp anything, until you do something.

Ikki didn't stop running, running, running, until he got flying...

That's why I salute his team, Kogarasumaru!!! YEAH!

Robin
Apr 08, 2014 Robin rated it it was amazing
Loved the anime and I enjoy the manga!
Sofia
Mar 11, 2016 Sofia rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

Years have passed since I first read Air Gear and the riveting world-building Oh! Great has created still gets me hyped.
Denzell Bullock
May 10, 2013 Denzell Bullock rated it it was amazing
Air Gear was a little more interesting than I expected to be honest! I'm looking forward to reading all of Air Gear manga! :D
Paul Edwards
Mar 13, 2014 Paul Edwards rated it really liked it
On a second read through, it really wasn't as bad as I once thought it was and there are certainly many worse series.
Jeremy
Dec 17, 2013 Jeremy marked it as to-read
I have no idea if I'll actually enjoy these, but I saw the anime and the completionist in me needs to know how it ends.
Peter Lee
Sep 24, 2012 Peter Lee rated it it was amazing
Awesome, amazing choice of topic and with all that physics i'm learning with pleasure
Diane ϟ [ Lestrange ]
great story plus the drawings are all detailed. though lots of nonsense scenes.
Kudzai
Mar 17, 2012 Kudzai rated it it was amazing
It was hilarious It made me laugh through out the book. :D :D
Kagome
Sep 10, 2010 Kagome added it
Shelves: manga
This manga is HILLARIOUS!!!!!
Ringo is the best!@!!!
Tyler.honnellio
This was a really good book it is very inspirational to me.
Bloo/alexis
a really good book
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Oh! great, whose real name is Ito Ōgure (大暮 維人 Ōgure Ito) is a Japanese manga artist most recognized for the manga series Tenjho Tenge and Air Gear. In 2006, he received the Kodansha Manga Award for shōnen for Air Gear. Apart from working with manga, he designed some of the alternate character outfits in the PlayStation 2 version of Namco's 3D fighting game Tekken 5, and a guest character in Soul ...more
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