Firstly, let me warn you - Tenjho Tenge disappointed me a lot.
The story revolves around two students Souchirou Nagi and Bob Makihara. These two go to new schools looking for good fights, but Toudou Academy is much more than an average school. It is full of a bunch of unique fighters with skills the boys have never seen before. They eventually get caught up in a fight between two groups in the school, the Enforcers and the Juuken group. Nagi and Makihara join up with the talented fighters in the Juuken group led by Maya Natsume. Their skills grow and new opponents await them, as they learn the horrible past of the school and Maya's deceased brother.
Audio and Visuals
The visuals in this anime were amazing. The characters looked great and the fighting scenes were just as good. I'm sure you'll like the bits of fanservice that were also thrown in too.
The audio was good. The opening was somewhat different to the norm. It kind of reminded me of a pop-rap mixture, which isn't really my thing when it comes to anime. However, I didn't really mind it as everything else was fine. The audio is the only thing keeping me from giving an "excellent" when it comes to rank.
Story and Characters
It sure took plenty of time to develop the characters. Their was a lot of focus on past events of the major characters and this did help with the overall story.
You will be disappointed with a few things though. One, they took so many episodes to go over what happened in the past. Sure 2~3 would be fine for a flashback, but it was overdone with like 6~7 episodes - just ridiculous. Spending so much time in the past took away from developing the main story, which I may add they didn't even finish.
The final scene shows the students supposedly training for the competitions. It was left totally unanswered and indeed a very disappointing ending.
I looked forward to this one, but I was heavily disappointed. The lack of story development and the fact it didn't have a conclusion overpowered the fact that it was a good looking series.
I'm going to review the OVA, which adds two more episodes to finish the series. You'll have to wait to see how that turned out till later tonight. But, I will tell you not to get hyped over it.
Official website at www.tenjhotenge.com.
Would you recommend the product? Yes
Price you paid? None indicated