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Souichiro’s final form breaks down at a crucial moment in this ‘Tenjo Tenge’ anime clip

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He should take one of those final-form pills

With a few places having streamed the Tenjho Tenge anime series, the folks at RetroCrush are doing some new promotion for the property. They’ve got a new clip out for it from the twenty-sxith and final episode of the series where things get really big and intense and Souichiro has to truly step up at the critical moment – but struggles.

Originally released in singles form by Geneon Entertainment in the early 2000s, it saw a new DVD release through Discotek back in 2014 that included the English language dub as well as the original Japanese language track with subtitles. The Blu-ray edition saw a March 27th, 2018 release where it was a bilingual as well.

The opening sequence is “Bomb A Head!” by m.c.A.T. and is probably the exact song that needs to be your wake-up alarm song every day to get you moving. The ending sequence is the song “Asihitene Motto” by Aiko Kayo and while it’s not as foot-moving as the opening, it’s definitely a solid piece.

Plot Concept: The plot begins with Souichiro Nagi and his friend Bob Makihara going to their first day of high school at Toudou Academy. They had intended to rule the school by beating up anybody that got in their way, as they had done at their previous schools. They soon learn that Todo is no ordinary high school, but rather a school that was founded to teach and integrate different fighting styles. Its students are skilled in the various arts of combat with some students possessing supernatural abilities, such as pyrokinesis, precognition, and superhuman strength based on the abilities to use their “spirit” or “ki” in Japanese. After an altercation with the Executive Council, Souichiro and Bob join the only surviving club that opposes them, the Juken club. As the storyline develops, both groups find they are becoming increasingly involved in a long enduring conflict that was left unresolved from the Japanese Feudal era by some of the characters’ ancestors.

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