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Warriors of Tao (manga)

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Alternative title:
To-mA: A Fool Over the Lonely Planet
トーマ (Japanese)
異空鬥士 (Chinese (Taiwan))
Plot Summary: Warriors of Tao. Toma is the top member of the Kendo club at his school, a split school between sports and academics. and he does quite well... till one day when he spots a naked academic girl hiding under a desk asking for help. So he does so, which a strange foriegner named Karma proceeds to attack him and rip out his eye using even stranger powers. Toma then proceeds to WILL himself to a yet even stranger place called Tao. A tournament is soon to take place, where worlds compete in teams of 5 to see who will survive and who will be devoured. using powers called Codon, Toma needs to focus on mastering his codon and surviving Karma's deadly attacks on his person to find a more "suitable" gladiator. but he only seems to concern himself with saving and rescuing his naked female friend. The story proceeds with alot of fights between the Earth gladiator team to kill Toma, and plenty of violence and some ecchi qualities.
User Ratings: 22 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 4 votes (dub:4)
 Excellent: 2 votes (dub:2)
 Very good: -
 Good: 3 votes (dub:2, Eng:1)
 Decent: 4 votes (sub:2, Eng:1, dub:1)
 So-so: 1 vote (Eng:1)
 Not really good: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Weak: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Bad: 4 votes (Eng:4)
 Awful: 1 vote (Eng:1)
 Worst ever: 1 vote (sub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 50 users, rank: #1473 (of 6598)
Median rating: So-so
Arithmetic mean: 5.636 (Decent−), std. dev.: 3.1701, rank: #5426 (of 7261)
Weighted mean: 4.734 (So-so−), rank: #6119 (of 7261) (seen all: 6.29 / seen some: 4.10 / won't finish: 0.54)
Bayesian estimate: 5.191 (So-so+), rank: #3421 (of 3437)
Number of tankoubon: 4
Number of pages: 216
Vintage: 2001-09-07
Release dates: We have 12
Trivia: We have 1
News: Show:
Tokyopop Licenses (Feb 9, 2004)
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Graphic novel
    Warriors of Tao (GN 1) 2004-08-10 (from $3.22)
    Warriors of Tao (GN 2) 2004-11-09 (from $9.99)
    Warriors of Tao (GN 3) 2005-02-08 (from $8.23)
    Warriors of Tao (GN 4) 2005-05-10 (from $3.23)

Japanese staff
Japanese companies
Story & Art: Shinya Kuwahara
Imprint: Uppers KC
Publisher: Kodansha
Japanese cast
English staff
English cast
Art Director: Matt Alford
Translation: Dan Papia

Copy Editing:
Alexis Kirsch (vol 1)
Brandon Montclare (vol 3)
Carrisa Knight (vol 1)
Suzanne Waldmen (vol 2)
Cover Design: Anna Kernbaum
Digital Imaging Manager: Chris Buford
Paul Morrissey (vol 1,2)
Rob Valois (vol 3,4)
Managing Editor: Jill Freshney
Pre-Press Manager: Antonio DePietro
President: John Parker
Production Artist:
Bowen Park (vol 3)
Eric Pineda (vol 3)
James Dashiell (vol 1,4)
James Lee (vol 2)
Jason Milligan (vol 4)
Louis Csontos (vol 2)
Vincente Rivera Jr. (vol 1)
Production manager:
Jennifer Miller
Mutsumi Miyazaki
Publisher: Stuart Levy
Retouch & Lettering: Abelardo Bigting (vol 1)
VP of Production: Ron Klamert
English companies
Licensed by: Tokyopop
Retouch & Lettering:
Bench Comics (vol 4)
SSI Production Support Team (vol 2,3)
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
Chinese (Taiwan) cast

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