Wednesday, March 15, 2006,10:07 AM
Opening the path to the SKY : AirGear
"Everyone is born with wings"

Air Gear is a shounen manga by the mangaka, Ito Ogure who goes by the name Oh!Great. It is serialized on Weekly Shounen Magazine in 2002. Currently, 11 tankoubans are released in Japan by Shounen Magazine Comics.

It is about a typical 13 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.

sNooZe-Kun Credits mangawiki for the info

MJ's Notes:

From the king of fanservice himself, Oh!Great.. the guy that made Tenjou Tenge and Himiko Den..
(And also Silky Whip <-- hentai manga)

Air Gear, is not a typical manga that deals with straight out fighting with out of this world fireballs... Yes, there are some fighting in this one.. but at least, it's fair and square (even though its an underground sport)

The story revolves around "Storm Riders", people that uses "Air Treck"... Air Treck is like a futuristic Rollerblade, but it's so futuristic, It contains, a memory stick that records a lot of stuff (e.g. Tricks done, miles ran, skill level, max speed, max air etc..), it also has a motor to get that OMG! speed and AIR..

Matches are different, it varies by level.. such a, sprint, hurdles, wall, or disc... (don't know what I'm talking about? Nah.. since I'm a good guy.. I won't spoil ya...).

Since IT IS A WORK BY OH!GREAT.. what to expect... well... OF COURSE!! FANSERVICE!! and ACTION!

Rated online as 7.5 (pretty decent I say...) I'll just Add .5 as FANSERVICE POINTS...

snooze-kun gives credit to for my scanlations


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