Tenjo Tenge: Full Contact Edition Volume 6
By Leroy Douresseaux
April 17, 2012 - 11:55
Rated “M” for “Mature”
|Tenjo Tenge Full Contact Edition Volume 6 cover image
is a martial arts and seinen manga (comics for adult men) from Oh!great, the penname of Ito Ōgure
(Air Gear). The series is set at Todo Academy
, a high school dedicated to training students in the art of combat. The series focuses on the members of the Juken Club
and their opposition, the Executive Council
, which is also the student group that rules Todo Academy.
VIZ Media is currently publishing Tenjo Tenge
as Tenjo Tenge: Full Contact Edition 2-in-1
, which gives readers two volumes in one single graphic novel. Unlike the earlier English-language publication of the series, the Full Contact Edition retains the violence and nudity depicted in the original Japanese publication. Tenjo Tenge: Full Contact Edition 2-in-1, Vol. 6
collects Vols. 11-12 of the Japanese editions.
As Vol. 11 begins, the supernatural smack-down between Sochiro Nagi
and the monstrous Mataza Isumuji
, on the holy ground of the Enmi family estate, concludes. Immediately afterwards, Sohaku
steps in to determine Sochiro’s fate. The mysterious group “F
” (Feathers) makes its next move when leaders Katsumi Kabuto
and Tetsuhito Kagiroi
send a powerful young woman, Madoka Mawari
, to fight Bob Makihara
As Vol. 12 begins, Bob Makihara is hospitalized, so his pal, Masataka Takayanagi
, takes up the battle against the shockingly powerful Mawari. The stress of this duel may turn Takayanagi to the dark side, but both contestants will soon find themselves fighting side-by-side to save their lives. Enter death personified, Fu Chi’en
. Can Bunshichi Tawara
– the Exorcist Tawara – save them?
As I’ve written in earlier reviews, I like Tenjo Tenge
. I love martial arts, be it movies, animation, or comics – especially if the combatants have supernatural or paranormal powers. Of course, this story is told through art and graphics, and creator Oh!great offers some eye-popping illustrations. In this sixth collection, however, there are so many awe-inspiring double-page spreads and splash pages that I thought this volume was my gift for fight-comics Christmas. As a martial arts story, Tenjo Tenge
does not skimp on explosive battles full of supernatural whatnot, nor is there a shortage of T&A, innuendo, or even comedy.
Battle manga readers looking for sexy, ultra-violent, R-rated, martial arts will like Tenjo Tenge: Full Contact Edition 2-in-1
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