Cast - 61%
Story - 86%
Music Score - 85%
Effects/Quality - 76%
Originality - 84%
A new craze has swept the worlds youth and gangs are being formed to race Air Treks, a futuristic form of aggressive skating where small motors are installed into roller blades to compete in various events.
Meet Itsuki “Ikki” Minami – Aka “Crow”, a 15 year old boy, whose dream is to fly.
Ikki has lived all his life with four beautiful sisters, who have sheltered him from the life of A-T Gangs, but unbeknown to him, his sisters are part of the most infamous A-T gangs of all time, Sleeping Forest.
One evening, after being humiliated in a gang fight with a rival gang, He finds his home empty, with his sisters nowhere to be seen. He discovers a secret hidden from him by his family, a cupboard full of A-T supplies, he decides to take a pair of A-Ts and settle his score with the rival gang leader.
Ikki becomes immediately addicted and it doesn’t take long for him to defy his sisters and join the epic world of A-T, he is of course, the leader of the East Side Guns, a petty delinquent gang that has been present in his school for generations and he won’t take no for an answer when it comes to racing A-Ts.
This is what Ikki has been waiting for all his life, a chance to fly and feel the closest to freedom that he has ever felt before, he forms an A-T gang and the rest of his life as a normal teenage boy is history.
Air Gear is by far one of my favorite anime I have ever watched. Although the writers take no effort in hiding the blatantly obvious Shounen elements which gets rather tedious, it is still incredibly unique with amazing characters, great music and an incredible story line with just enough teenage romance to make me fan girl.
This anime consists of 1 season of 25 episodes and unfortunately a second season was never released, However, the Manga carries on for 37 Volumes, ending off at about 357 chapters. I binge watched this anime in about a day (and watch it over and over and over again to this day) but I really urge you to read the manga too as it fills in more interesting details and carries on for a lot longer than the anime.
Available on: DVD
Anime Genre: Action, Comedy, Sports
Age Rating: 16+
Pilot Episode Date: 4 April 2006
- Completely different to most popular anime yet still brilliant and addictive
- The perfect combo of romance, story line, great soundtrack and awesome fight scenes
- Only one season
- Doesn’t follow the Manga story line very closely