Monday, 19 June 2017

Manga Review: Heaven and Earth by Oh! Great

Title: Heaven and Earth
Original Title: Tenjho Tenge
Author: Oh! Great
Artist: Oh! Great

Year of Release: 1997
Genres: Action, Comedy, Drama, Martial Arts. Mature, Romance, School Life, Seinen, Supernatural

Status: Completed
Chapters (Translated in English): 136

Volumes & Chapters:

22 Volumes in Total


In one unusual Tokyo high school, education takes a backseat to brawling as warring clubs wreak havoc in the hallways and chaos in the classrooms, all vying to be the worst team around! Although they often contribute their fair share, only a handful of students serve to stem the tide of violence in this untamed outpost. These are the few, the proud, the powerful: the members of the Juken Club!

NOTE: Contains mild sexual content, implied rape, mild gore and mild horror scenes.

My Thoughts

Review covers 136 chapters 

Have you had this moment when you start reading something for one genre but end up falling into the story because of another? Let's just say that this story ended up on my reading list very randomly. I was looking for a smut manga that I haven't read, and if you ask my friends there's no such thing. but indeed there do exist some, either because they're not fully uploaded or because I haven't heard about them.

But let me get back to the story; Do you know Air Gear? If yes, then it's by the same author. And have you read Breaker and Breaker: New Waves? (I should do the review on at least one...) Anyway, if you are a fan of shounen with Martial Arts, some explicit gore scenes and a mystery that can kill your brain, be my guest you'll love this story. You might have some difficulty adjusting to the drawing if you're new to the manga world as it started publishing in 1997. But once you get into it, you won't care about it and throughout it, the drawing significantly improved, especially in the moments where there's cutting of flesh or something altogether epic happening! Also get ready for getting so lost you'll have no idea what's going on.

The story starts quite okay, there are two delinquent who transfer to a school that is said to be heaven for fighters. But being delinquent all they want is to become the bosses of the school. However, they're beaten by a small girl and end up in an adventure they never thought was possible. The story, the characters and pretty much everything about it, is as complex as hell. It's dark, twisted to the core, but so interesting and compelling you just don't want to stop reading! remember at one point when we start getting flashbacks, everything started gradually not making any sense. And only until final 5 chapters I was so lost with everything that was happening! And it wasn't helping when I was reading the comments on each page. Though it was fabulous that the drawing was getting more and more epic!

 Are you wondering about romance? well, the romance is present, but unfortunately, we don't see it blooming as much as we wish to. Initially, all couples are so mixed up with love interests that you don't even know whom to ship with whom. I had two couples that I wanted to see, did I? That's another question. If you shipped one exact couple the last chapter, well, actually the extra will make you happy and sad.

Lastly, if you are still doubting whether or not to read this awesome story, well I can't give you any more reasons than I have mentioned. Fans of shounen, if you haven't read this story, now's your chance! enjoy it to your heart's content and don't forget to share your thoughts below! Stay tuned for more reviews as well as promos! Don't miss your next favourite book or manga! Happy reading!




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