3.6 out of 5 from 212 votes
Move over, roller skates! The self-propelled, high-tech trick skates known as Air Treck have taken the world by storm. Itsuki ‘Ikki' Minami is a boy who'd love to get his hands on a pair of Air Trecks so he can fly through the sky like the beautiful girl he's seen over the rooftops, but he's left instead with being beat up by brutal, Treck-wearing ‘storm rider' gangs like the Storm Saders. However, Ikki's life changes forever when he discovers that his caretakers, the lovely Noyamono sisters, are actually members of a storm rider gang called the Sleeping Forest. They give Ikki his first pair of Air Trecks, and the rest is history. With new wings that allow him to soar like a bird, Ikki finds himself drawn into the underground world of the storm riders where battles, hot girls and fame await him. What Road will Ikki choose?
Despite the shortness of Ping in comparison to Air Gear, both series are quite alike in the way they centre around a headstrong (and spiky-haired) male protagonist being led into an unknown world of fighting and organisations by a mysterious older women. Also, both women have a connection to the main antagonist (one being romantic and one not).
Shi-Woon is desperate. He's constantly bullied and getting beat up at school by a gang of thugs, and is on the verge of suicide. Sick of being weak and helpless, the boy turns to the only person he knows who can help: Chun-Woo, a powerful martial artist and also his new teacher. But Chun-Woo won't take Shi-Woon under his wing so easily, and little does the teenager know about how his would-be mentor acquired his fighting talents...
The breaker and Ping have similar story plots where a young weak boy ends up being thrown into the murim world and ends up becoming so much stronger. Like Ping, the main characterin breaker, Shioon finds a master and is pulled into a murim war.