Has the manga gone Down hill since anime arc?
I've been thinking about reading the manga from where the anime (including the OVA) left off, but i've heard its not what it was before... my friend told me something about how it became more of a school drama thing... I donno if its true or not but I am willing to pick up either way... but I do wanna know if this is true or not. :P
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i think what's killing Tenjou Tenge(manga) is lack of releases. not only is the chapters short but the fact that its a monthly manga is also killing it. So By the time a next chapter comes out ur like: "Oh this is still ongoing, i thought it was over".
Tenjou Tenge is not a manga that is interesting enough like Berserk or Vagabond that are well written, where u'd actually wait for the release(no matter how short the chapter is).
Tenjou Tenge is the opposite, it has superb arc and a ok writing(cheesy). What makes it readable is its action and mature content. So when a chapter has neither of it, has also small # of pages and even worse It's a monthly release, Its downfall is inevitable.
Yeah, I actually feel it becomes less of a high school drama after the anime ends, and the action (and art) get better.
But, yeah, the short and infrequent releases are a problem.
I'd say the thing that killed it was the ancient arc, but things are picking up from it and it's actually getting pretty good again. If you watched the anime might as well read the manga too.
After where the anime left off? Preperation for the final battles begin(including another deeper history relations)
and now, the battles have started
Where the anime leaves off is where the manga actually develops into something beeyond a highschool drama in all honesty.
It gets good, the past arcs are sometimes drawn out, and people tend to say bad things about the story telling mostly in part because they just don't get it, to be honest if you are gonna read into what people say negativly about the manga when they themselves couldn't even tell you what is happening even after reading every release, you should just wait for the series to complete and read the whole thing then.
I say this because it is apparent that the story as a whole will be pieced together when the series is finalized as it was never meant to be something as ongoing as say Berserk. Oh!Great has had a completely thought out story line for TenTen from the beginning or very near and that is why at times people find it confusing because he only gives us pieces since he is developing a whole story, anything that doesn't quite add up orhave justification right now, will make sense as all the pieces of a cohesive story are layed out to be viewed and scrutinized, well that's just my opinion. Another reason why plot holes are almost non existent, unlike most other popular ongoing manga.
Just my .02 cents.
my biggest gripe about this series is the release rate of OG. Once a month...with only like 30 pages at most. =\ Too much gap time imo....thus i like air gear more than Tenjou Tenge.
After the "anime ARC" you actually learn more about Souichiro, whose the main character (right?), and learn WHY he fights, and what his connection with the past is. That and his Dragon Fist is not as overly powerful, as it is in the OVA, and what awakens it is not him thinking of Aya, rather just activating the Resonance Effect within his body (by being near a decent amount Red Feathers, he's able to activate his own Red Feather power. The more Red Feathers, the more it has a chance of activating). He later is able to activate it after consuming enough power to bring it out by drawing upon those power(my theroy on why he can do it at will).
Also, the relationsip between Aya and Soichiro is being more focused on, rather than Maya butting in.