Girl power Japanese style in Tenjho Tenje

Nothing hardcore and serious, Tenjho Tenje is pure bubble gum fun of the T&A variety. The Japanese manga has a success OVA series (released as Region 3 DVDs in Hong Kong), but the manga offers a much more elaborated plot and more beautiful art.

Admittedly, Tenjho Tenje relies on little more than sheer violence and cleavage – the two pronged attack that otaku’s love – to draw viewers into the series. But the action does come across as extremely exciting and the ridiculously voluptuous leading ladies do look cool in their REALLY skimpy school girl outfits. The plot is the usual convoluted mess . Anime News Network gives the following plot summary :

Souchirou Nagi and Bob Makihara are two delinquents who arrive at Toudou Academy with the objective of ruling over the school with their strength. But on their first day, they encounter the Jyuukenbu, a martial arts group of the school. Members of the group, Maya Natsume, her sister Aya, and Masataka Takayanagi easily overpower Souchirou and Bob. And what’s more, due to what is assumed to be their “connection” with the Jyuukenbu, the two are attacked by members of the Enforcement Group, which oversees the martial arts groups of the school. Drawn into the personal conflicts between the Jyuukenbu and the Enforcement Group, Souchirou and Bob have no choice but to join up with Maya Natsume’s group and to hone their skills to become even stronger.

Verdict : enjoyable nonsense.

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