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Bakuman

Bakuman: First Impression

 

Death by pen? Again? Really?

 

BOTTOM LINE

Future mangakas of the world, unite! This one’s for you!

Air Date: 10/2/10

Studio: J.C. Staff

Plot: Moritaka Mashiro, a junior high school student, content to live out a relatively normal life as any other does, is persuaded by his classmate, Akito Takagi, to become an aspiring mangaka when the latter realizes his natural talent as an artist. However, Moritaka is reluctant to pursue his dream as his uncle, once a mangaka with his own serializations, died from overwork trying to regain his lost status. With Akito’s help, Takagi gets another classmate and his school crush, Azuki Miho, who is an aspiring voice actress, to voice in the anime adaptation of their future manga once it is completed. However, Mashiro also proposes to Azuki, who surprisingly accepts only on the condition she will marry him when both of them have achieved their dreams. With a goal set before him, Mashiro begins a long and struggling path to become a famous mangaka. (From ANN)

To be frank, I’ve been waiting for something like this for a LONG time. As an amateur mangaka myself, I could tell this was gonna be interesting from the summary—I heard somewhere that the manga goes into what it’s like to be a Jump mangaka, and if that’s true, this is gonna be the sickest, most ground-breaking thing since some random cavemen figured out that round objects can be used to move things faster.

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