Viz Announces ‘Tenjo Tenge’ Manga From Artist Oh!Great
Soichiro Nagi and Bob Makihara have always been the meanest street brawlers around. When they enter Todo High they plan on carving out a reputation as the strongest fighters in their new school – easier said than done in a place that’s dedicated to training its students in the art of combat! After realizing they’re the new fish swimming in a tank full of sharks, Soichiro and Bob enter the Juken fight club as rookie members. However, the Executive Council – the archrival of the Juken Club – soon launches a surprise attack. Soichiro and Bob have a chance to show their stuff, as long as they don’t get curb-kicked in the process!
If the name Oh!Great sounds familiar to you, it should. Some of his previous works include Air Gear, and Himikoden. He’s also done art work for the Tekken and Soul Calibur games. Believe it or not TT is one of Oh!Great’s earliest works and was where he transitioned from doujinshi to his own work. Tenjo Tenge dates all the way back to 1998 and spans 18 full volumes and we finally have the pleasure of a localized version in the US! Anybody who’s had the pleasure of reading any of Oh!Great’s manga knows that it’ll be action packed, raunchy, and all around badass.
Viz has announced that they will be releasing Tenjo Tenge bi-monthly as 2-in-1 editions and promises that it will remain faithful to the original work. The debut volume will include 16 full-color pages and alternate cover images which are also in color. Tenjo Tenge will be available on June 21st, 2011 and will sell for an MSRP of $17.99 U.S. / $21.00 CAN. [Via Viz]