Air Gear… sigh…

I’ve been meaning to watch this anime for quite a while. Honestly, the game Jet Set Radio had some influence on my decision to watch it initially and again when I finally got around to it.  I didn’t like it at first, but then it started getting more interesting. The characters were pretty standard compared to super hero-like anime characters.

Buccha is easily one of my favorites. An overweight high school student that was constantly eating. He felt trapped by his surrounding and everything that composed his life until he found Air Trek. This new device gave him the ability to fly and made him very happy. He somehow managed to forget the free feeling and started using them for relatively evil tasks. The main character, Ikki, helps him see the error of his way by beating him in an AT battle. He then joins up with Ikki and helps him throughout the series.

Oh and did I mention that he has 10% body fat and can shift it at will? Kinda reminds me of someone else…


Then there’s Agito (or Akito). He is an androgynous male (voiced by a female) that is said to be an AT king. He later on ends up having a little crush on Ikki. He has a split personality and they each go by a different name: Akito and Agito. He doesn’t wear that eye patch to cover up a wound. Depending on which eye he can see with, he becomes the other person; Essentially switching personalities at will. The personalities can be secretive to each other or even converse with each other. Agito is an AT king whereas Akito isn’t very good at AT.

That’s all I want to talk about characters, because those are the ones who stand out most in terms of strangest.

All in all this was a really enjoyable anime, but there was one thing that bothered me. On episode 23 of 25, I was wondering what they were doing and worried that the ending was going to be too rushed. Then episode 24 comes and decides to add more conflict to add to everything else that wasn’t resolved. Finally I got to the last episode and I was like ‘wat’. What about this? What does he do about her? Does he assume this great responsibility that was bestowed upon him? What the hell man? I wasn’t very happy about that. So much unresolved conflicts… Questions unanswered… and Ikki’s sister wanted to bang him for some reason…



~ by yoyokirby on July 13, 2010.

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