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It has good moments but NO REAL ENDING
T. Smith | San Francisco, CA United States | 10/28/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"This series has some good moments, but the storytelling is lumpy (a seven episode flashback?) and the internal logic is really sloppy.
However, the deal breaker is that it doesn't end--it simply stops. This is not an exaggeration. When I got the the end of disk 8, I went to the box to get the next one...and there wasn't one. It just...stops. Right before the Big Climax.
Seriously, this is like going to a movie and having the last reel missing. You can't win either way--either you like the series, in which case you'll feel robbed by the "ending," or it's not something you'll like, in which case why buy it?
So I recommend you save your money until the alleged next series comes out to complete the story. However, it's been a couple of years and so far no word on another series, so, as Dirty Harry would say: "Do ya feel lucky?""
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Natalya Nikonova | Moscow, Russia | 12/06/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Have you ever read Oh! Great mangas? They all possess a very unique air about them and you cannot describe it as 'fighting', or 'fanservice', or 'comedy', or 'school life' or label it with any other genre. It is all about it but from the stylish, sexual point point of view (no hentai though!).
Personaly, I prefer plot-tight, questioning anime which leaves your head full of thoughts. But once in a while anyone wants to see something juicy, eye-catching, impossible-to-turn-away because its so damn good looking. Tenjho Tenge is 100% from this league. It has so much blood-girls-boys-fights-fists to be almost overwhelming and unbearble, but it never crosses the final line and gets back to its gag-comedy side to settle things down for a bit.
And in the same time I cannot say it has no plot. Yes, it is close to its basics but here it is: there are groups of high schoolers who fight each other at Todo Academy's grounds which has been entirely dedicated to martial arts for more than 100 years. Familiar? But among all fight-them-all series I do not recall one where:
- so complicated characters relationships including love dreadful triangles, quadros, etc. exist;
- characters almost never cry, scream or crawl with pittiful faces (lets forget a girl with a broken heart, ok?);
- characters never say 20-minutes monologues with pathetic voices but fight, unrealisticly tough, but with clear reasoning, clear at least to themselves;
- even flashbacks about past (which are actually one of the two main storylines in the series) are so full of action and passion that to me the characters from 2 years back became more dear than the newly came cast.
And all of these is packed in such a wonderful character design, such juicy girls and macho boys than this modest hetero girl honestly felt bisexual influence from the visuals :-P
And by the end of the day, recalling the entire series I can tell that it had more emotional and mindful impact on me with all those really-hard-trying people than many so called clever shows whose heroes are boring scums."
Good but, do you know what fan service is?
N. Boehret | Sacramento, CA USA | 11/30/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This anime is quite good in the respects that it is action packed has a good premise and the characters all have a pretty good back story. Sadly this is forgotten sometimes and replaced with fan service (panty shots, things of this sort). All they ever really needed to do was focus on the action and character drama and this would have been a great anime."
Paul M. Grant | Lenox, MI | 04/10/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great Animated, Box set. This is not for the young but older kids 13 and up will love it. Great fighting action and plot. Very pleased to add this to my collection."