BAKUMAN TP COMP BOX SET: Volumes 1-20 with Premium (Bakuman?Complete Box Set (Volumes 1-20 with premium))
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The manga was published in the same publication the fictional characters in the story work for (namely Weekly Shonen Jump), and features real editors who work for the magazine, which makes for a fun self-referential treatment of the manga industry, combining realism and deep insight with fanciful "what-if" arcs. The nature of the story also allows Obata to show off his ability to illustrate in a myriad different manga styles, with aplomb. His uncle, Nobuhiro Moritaka. Nobuhiro was a mangaka for "Shonen jump" himself, he knew that Manga wasn't a stable job, if your series loses fans and drops in the weekly rating poll done by fans, the editorial board can cancel your series and demand you deliver them 3 more chapters to wrap up the story and put it to a stop. Nobuhiro had a popular series in Shonen which was even turned into an anime, but eventually the weekly schedule and the pressure from getting canceled everytime his rating was lower then last week were to great for Nobuhiro which eventually committed suicide. This event left a mental scare in mashiro's mind and has kept him away from becoming a mangaka.
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I know that working in the manga world can be harsh; I’m even aware of how it’s literally killed people. That’s why I never read through Bakuman (published in English by Viz) until just now. And wow… where has this been all my life?! Like I said some time, a long time ago, I'm only adding mangas when there's a reference for the full series or very few volumes, because otherwise my stats get messy. Also, I don't like reviewing them volume per volume as my opinion on them is on the whole thing rather than individual volumes.Despite my dislike of slice-of-life manga, I have to admit Bakuman does pretty much everything right. The story is fun and engaging, plus the characters are very expressive and have great personalities (more on that later, though). Despite the fact that Mashiro’s uncle died from overwork, which is a real life problem in Japan’s society, the manga is pretty lighthearted for the most part. This series is so heavily focused on the plot that some characters go chapters without so much as a mention. That's a shame because this series has some really, really strong characters. My favorite of the bunch, Hiramaru, has a ton of parts, so I can't complain too much. Then you have characters like Miho. I get it, they didn't want to spoil the feeling of innocent romance by shoving her in every chapter, but a bit more introspective dialogue or thoughts would have made me warm up to her character a bit more. First of all, the reason the review is on the boxset is because this is a Manga (The Japanese equivalent of a comic book) it has fewer words and is significantly shorter per book in compression with a novel, so to compensate for that I read the entire series and my review is a general review of the series as a whole.
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Ohba's storytelling is fantastic. He made me care for the characters, and gave them each a distinct voice. His twists surprised me every time, even though this wasn't my first read of the series. Bakuman stars Moritaka Mashiro, whose uncle died from overworking during his manga career. However, when he leaves his notebook at school one day, a starving writer named Akito Takagi sees it, and says that they should make a manga together. He refuses until the girl he likes, Miho Azuki, who’s trying to become an anime voice actor, promises to star in the anime of their manga. And just like that, boom! End goal established!
He can't write (as in being an author)/ create a story. As important as it is to have good drawing and art style in your Manga, it all doesn't matter if its completely boring... Mashiro isn't an author and therefore can't become a good mangaka.