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Old 23-04-2009, 06:14 PM   #1   [permalink]
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Question Tenjho Tengo

Souichiro and Bob are a couple of street thugs who are determined to take control of their new high school -- which is dedicated to the martial arts. The only ones standing in their way are the Natsume sisters, Maya and Aya, and a deceptively wimpy looking guy named Masataka. Masataka has a crush on Aya, while Aya is madly in love with Souichiro. That sets the stage. Now what would force these two sides to become allies?

I watched disc 1 (of 8), episodes 1-4, and I am not sure yet from where this series is coming. Episode 1 was sort of like a comedy, but things start getting dark in episode 2.

More to follow. Meanwhile, if anyone else cares to comment --
PLEASE NO SPOILERS!

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Old 28-04-2009, 04:28 PM   #2   [permalink]
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The bouncing boobs gets really annoying and stupid, not in any perticular order, I felt sorry for myself for watching this.
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Old 04-05-2009, 11:05 PM   #3   [permalink]
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What happened to my previous post on disc 2?

Anyway, in a post which was for some reason deleted, I merely replied that there is an interesting underlining story. There are themes of loyalty and purpose of life which are touched on. But basically, this anime is not really what you would call mind candy. It is fairly simple. Disc 2, episodes 5-7, is a continuation of the fight that started in episode 4. Nothing happens to push the plot.

But I just finished disc 3, episodes 8-10. The big fight finally ends. And we begin to learn of Maya's past, which is a bit dark and sick. The backstory starts in episode 10, and things start getting interesting again.
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Old 07-05-2009, 10:57 PM   #4   [permalink]
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Cool

I just finished disc 4, episodes 11-14. These episodes all deal with the backstory, which is supposed to be about the relationship between Maya and the series villian, Mitsuomi. But things are not as we expect. Actually, it turns out we are dealing with a few sick puppies here. It kind of reminds me of Gungrave, in that the backstory/flashback is more interesting than the main story.
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Old 11-05-2009, 11:02 PM   #5   [permalink]
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I am done with disc 5, episodes 15-18. The flashback episodes end, but you still get the feeling we are not being told everything. As our heros must continue to fight for their lives, Aya does something that is not only quite stupid, but. . . . Let's just say we hope she does not end up like her brother.

Is the most intersting part of the series over? I guess I will have to watch disc 6 at least to find out.
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Old 12-05-2009, 11:15 AM   #6   [permalink]
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A series completely dedicated to boobies
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Old 17-05-2009, 11:29 PM   #7   [permalink]
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A series completely dedicated to boobies
Yes, as this is the only anime series ever made that had female characters with large breasts. It is also the only anime ever made that contains "panty shots."


Meanwhile, I have finished disc 6. While you were watching the boobies, the love triangles are about to explode. Aya is moving down a dangerous path that could lead her to the same fate as her late brother. And Souichiro and Bob are leaning the real secret that Maya has kept from them. Are friends and allies pulling apart?
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Was there a real story between the boobies and the panty shots?
Then again I thought the story presented was trivial, stupid and was only there for the sake of schredded clothes and boobies.
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While you were only watching the boobies and the panties, I was paying attention to the story.

I just finished disc 7. There is one more to go. Maya's brother Shin is going off the deep end tearing Maya's heart apart as the backstory continues. This really is a dark anime, although it is a bit simplistic. There is nothing complex about the story at all, but it still is dark. There is only one disc left to wrap this whole thing up.
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all these post are really random..................
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Old 21-05-2009, 11:47 AM   #11   [permalink]
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Originally Posted by MeMyself View Post
While you were only watching the boobies and the panties, I was paying attention to the story.
And i know your gay because..............

Everyone is entitle to their opinions and this is just below the belt. Consider this a warning.

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Old 21-05-2009, 06:52 PM   #12   [permalink]
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And i know your gay because..............
The sad thing is it took you hours to come up with that response, and you still don't know the difference between "your" and "you're."

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oops. I got in twouble......
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Old 24-05-2009, 11:13 PM   #15   [permalink]
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I finished the eighth and final disc of Tenjo Tenge, so here is my final review.

It takes the entire series for it to finally get around to the point -- believe in yourself. A nice lesson, but it really does not seem to have much to do with the rest of the series.

Overall it is an uneven mixture of darkness and comedy. There are conflicts between friends and siblings, lessons in loyalty and dark secrets of the past. It doesn't always come together. The boobs and torn clothing can be a distraction. However, I like dark anime, and the darkness of the backstory keeps the series interesting and watchable.

I rate this anime as average. It was watchable, but I don't think I will sit through it again.
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