Bakumania Month

Topic started by obscurefan on June 2, 2011. Last post by takashichea 3 years, 2 months ago.
Post by obscurefan (216 posts) See mini bio Level 20
So last week I put up a blog asking people to vote on what I should dedicate the month of June to here on Anime Vice, what series should I try to fill in as much as I could during this month. And I got some good suggestions, but most of the votes went for Bakuman, which works out well considering that the series's first season just wrapped up last week. For those of you who are unfamiliar with this series, it's the latest hit coming from the brains behind Death Note, Takeshi Obata and Tsugumi Ohba. It follows two young aspiring mangaka, Akito Takagi and Moritaka Mashiro, who dream of creating a popular manga series that will get turned into an anime. It's a series about following your dreams, facing your rivals, and pursuing true love. For a great breakdown of the series read my buddy Wales's review of the series here.  
 
For those of you wanting a quick intro here's a breakdown of who you need to know.  

Moritaka Mashiro

 Moritaka Mashiro
 Moritaka Mashiro
A young artist who wants to become a mangaka so that he can create an anime that his girlfriend Miho can do a voice in. Once he's achieved this dream they'll get married, which is the real dream of both of them. However it's hard for him to take this leap and dedicate himself to this life, because his uncle was also a former mangaka who worked himself literally to death trying to create a successful series. 
 
 

Akito Takagi

Akito Takagi
Akito Takagi
  A child prodigy who is a brilliant student, but wants nothing to do with the academic world, but chooses rather to dedicate his life to writing manga. He  teams up with Moritaka Mashiro and they become the manga team of Ashirogi Muto. He focuses on writing more dark series with anti-hero protagonist, which contradicts his light hearted and goofy attitude. 
 
 
 

Miho Azuki

 The girl who Mashiro has been in love with ever since he was a kid, she also shared these feelings for him but neither of them could bring themselves to say this. It wasn't until Akito spilled the beans to Mashiro that Miho's life long dream was to be a voice over actress that they finally got together. Now they have promised that they will one day marry as soon as Mashiro creates a manga that becomes an anime and Miho does the voice for it. However in order to encourage each other to do their best to achieve this, they have also promised not to actually see each other or talk to one another except through email and text message until this day comes.
 

Kaya Miyoshi

 Miho's best friend and Akito's girlfriend, she is the one to thank for Miho and Moritaka getting together more than anyone. She serves as the cheerleader for everyone in this series, doing everything she can to get Moritaka and Miho together, or to get Akito and Moritaka published, she is a ray of sunshine whenever things at the office get stressful.
 

Akira Hattori

 Akito and Moritaka's editor at Shonen Jump, he is the one to thank for most of the success those two have had. He serves as a father figure to the two as he teaches them about how best to use their talents and the way to create a winning manga. 
 

Eiji Nizuma

 Every protagonist needs a rival and Eiji serves that roll in this series. He is a gifted mangaka who doesn't even have to think about how to create a series, going as far as to draw a manga chapter on the spot without even thinking it out. He's very eccentric and childish, however even though he serves as a rival to the protagonist he also serves as a friend to them, constantly wanting them to do their best.
 

There are dozens of other great characters who I will be filling out, so for the rest of this month every day I'm going to focus on updating something about the series, whether it be adding more pictures, creating new pages, or just filling out what we already have. So I hope the rest of you enjoy this and give this great new series a try.
Post by takashichea (11,816 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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I would like to watch Bakuman since I need a break from doing Shaman King and Rave Master Project. A mangaka for a protagonist sounds interesting. Although I been side track to watching certain romance episodes of Ai Yori Aoshi Enishi and Genshikien 2 to complete's Dream's request to put on the implied sex scene, different genres just get me distracted but it refresh me from the constant episode wikis. 
 
I be reading your wiki pages like always to keep the writing block away.
Post by MohsinMan99 (1,777 posts) See mini bio Level 21
A really nice series of which I just watched the anime of...It just ended recently with 25 episodes!
Post by ninjahamster (2 posts) See mini bio Level 5

Once I found out that this was the same people behind Death Note I just had to check it out, and I'm so glad I did. Some how they developed a great story about writing and drawing manga, very unique.

Post by obscurefan (216 posts) See mini bio Level 20
@MohsinMan99 said:
A really nice series of which I just watched the anime of...It just ended recently with 25 episodes!
Actually I believe there will be more to come later, from what I've heard they're doing this series like they do American television, put up twenty five or twenty six episodes for one season, then in six months we'll get season two with twenty six more episodes. So don't worry, more is on the way ^^
 
@ninjahamster said:

Once I found out that this was the same people behind Death Note I just had to check it out, and I'm so glad I did. Some how they developed a great story about writing and drawing manga, very unique.


You summed it up perfectly man ^^
Post by Superevil225 (6,742 posts) See mini bio Level 17
Akito kinda looks like Light from Death Note, with lighter hair. This is really interesting, I think I'll check out the anime/manga.
Post by obscurefan (216 posts) See mini bio Level 20
@Superevil225 said:
Akito kinda looks like Light from Death Note, with lighter hair. This is really interesting, I think I'll check out the anime/manga.
You think that's something, their editor, Akira Hattori, looks like Ryuk (spikey hair, wide eyes, thick lips) in fact in the anime they even put in a joke of having him look sinisterly at an apple. But yeah, hope you enjoy it.
Post by MohsinMan99 (1,777 posts) See mini bio Level 21
@obscurefan said:
@MohsinMan99 said:
A really nice series of which I just watched the anime of...It just ended recently with 25 episodes!
Actually I believe there will be more to come later, from what I've heard they're doing this series like they do American television, put up twenty five or twenty six episodes for one season, then in six months we'll get season two with twenty six more episodes. So don't worry, more is on the way ^^
 
Yeah, they did mention S2 is on the way at the end!
Post by AURON570 (565 posts) See mini bio Level 15
wow I didn't know it was from the same guy that wrote Death Note. I've heard great things about this anime, but I wasn't able to pick it up while it was airing. Great introduction to the characters, I hope to check this one out in the near future.
Post by SilverZeo (58 posts) See mini bio Level 10
Should buy this when I have the money
Post by obscurefan (216 posts) See mini bio Level 20
@AURON570: Hope you enjoy it if you do pick it up ^^
Post by takashichea (11,816 posts) See mini bio Level 25
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I check out Bakuman vol. one yesterday when I was out looking for Shaman King and Rave Master Volumes. (couldn't find any Rave Master) I got hooked on the first volume. I should of checked some more. Akito Takagi is the funniest the character in this series yet. Moritaka Mashiro's dream to become a manga artist got to me because I had a dream to become video game developer to make a game during my childhood. Unfortunately, it got squashed by my parents. Yeah....

Real men don't make a living on video games or cartoons. They make a living on opening a business or repairing cars.

My dad's quote - he's a mechanic

Edit: Thanks, man.

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