Van de o-zo-geweldige topic starter van o.a. Bleach, Yakitate!! Japan en Mär komt er nu weer een nieuwe topic over een geweldige nieuwe anime! Maak kennis met de anime versie van de inmiddels erg populaire manga Air Gear!
Air Gear was recently licensed for release in the USA by Del Rey and the first volume will be available on July 25 2006. There is also an anime of this manga in production that is scheduled for release in Japan in April 2006.
It is about a typical 15 year old, Minami Itsuki aka Ikki, the leader of East Side Gunz, Higachu Junior High's school gang. After being utterly humiliated by a street gang of Storm Riders using Air Treck (abbreviated as AT), the Noyamano siblings gave him a pair of Air Treck and helped him to deal with them. When the incident is over, he finds that he really likes the feeling of 'flying' and he is sucked into the world of Air Treck.
In the earliest part of the story, it mainly focus with Ikki finding his footing as a Storm Rider among with little episodes of his friends' lives. Later, the story is further developed to look into the issues of the AT world when Akito and Agito appear.
The basic premise is the life of a guy called Minami Ikki who lives with 4 beautiful sisters: Rika, a stereotypical onee-chan, tomboyish Mikan, loli Shiraume and a girl-next-door Ringo. They abuse him all the time and it gets pretty funny to watch, considering how immature Ikki is compared even to the loli. Anyway, Ikki is your typical shounen hero and one day he decides to take up Air Trek (AT), a kind of extreme rollerblading/fighting combination.
There is not much to it. Just your basic shounen-type of story. However, here are the draws:
1) the artwork is gorgeous (as is always the case with Oh! great)
2) it's very funny
3) fanservice is rampant, but not dumb
So, all in all, a fun little guilty pleasure.
So, TOEI is doing it, and this isn't really encouraging, but we shall see. One good thing about the show is that one of the characters (Simca) is voiced by the ever-evil Tanaka Rie (Lacus, Suigintou, etc.), who really fits the role of the Seductress Extraordinaire! I am looking forward to seeing her in action.
Het is van dezelfde mangaka als Tenjou Tenge en persoonlijk vind ik het ene erg goede manga. Het is zeg maar (als je het mij vraagt) een soort mix van Eyeshield 21 met de humor van Yakitate Japan en Great-ness van Oh Great!
De eerste aflevering is uitgebracht door Kyuuketsuki en is te vinden op AnimeSuki. Ik ben het zelf nog aan het downloaden dus ik kan er nog niets over kwijt, maar zodra ik het kan zal ik wel wat toevoegen/editten .