Sorry for posting this late, been hammered with Projects and tests lately. But forget about that, here is the review the newest chapter of Bakuman. I didn't upload pictures because I can't for now, I might do so later on but I am not sure; again sorry for the half-assed work
But before I begin, Happy Easter for everybody, or Happy holiday for those who don't celebrate Easter.
Credits go to SleepyFans for the chapter
Bakuman 33: Yes and No
We have a really good chapter this week, as the editors discuss the possibilities of each name to be nominated into becoming an official Jump Comic, re-worked, or refused.
The first name to be reviewed in the meeting is “TankTop” by Ohihara, and it is somewhat quickly decided that Ohihara should re-work his name, and make it better since there is better names on the table infront of the editors.
There are two main Categories for the editors to put names in:
1)The Yes Pile:
This is the pile where accepted names awaited either confirmation for full serialisation in Jump(If there is three Yess from Editors) or the name is asked to be reworked for a better tone, inking, and narration.
2)The No Pile:
This is the pile where names are either run as a one-shoot to see viewers reaction or the author is is asked to make a new name, different that the one discussed.
The second to be discussed is “Hideout Door”: Aoki had published three one-shots within relatively a short time, and thus the editors are certain that she could keep up with a weekly publish. As well, she is a 3rd year college student, meaning that she can spare some time for the manga, while a high school student wouldn't have such freedom.
There is also the talk about Nakai and his 12 year experience on inking, tones and background. And both Nakai and Aoki are put into a respectable recommendation by their editor in that they are experienced enough to manage a weekly manga, and not have any major problems. And true enough, “Hideout Door” is placed in the Yes pile.
Next up is another unknown manga named “Cheese Okaki” By Arai, but we aren't given any thing about this manga, so it is still unknown at this point.
The next candidate is a manga named “Otter #11” by Kazuya, and his Editor seems very confidant about this manga, because of the author's great enthusiasm, in which he resigned from his job after reading a manga for the first time. When Kazuya had submitted “Otter 11” he had gotten a honourable mention, which sounds very good.
And he had drawn “Otter 11” within a very short period of time without knowing much about tones or anything similar to that, and this sound like a genius at hand.
But IMO, this is a very brave move by Kazuya, in that he has given up a probably good job for a chance of competing with a large number of people.
Then comes Ashirogi Muto's manga “Detective Trap”, and the editors seem to think somewhat highly of this manga, in that both authors are in high school and yet have the skill and determination to produce 19-page chapters each 2-weeks for a total of 7 chapters; and then the issue of making them comparable to Eiji comes up. But there is a doubt amongst the many editors that both Mashiro and Takagi couldn't be able to pull off a chapter per week or so.
On the other side of this matter is the authors, and this chapter makes a good effort in showing their psychology and mind state at the time:
Both Mashiro and Takagi are exhausted by the pressure of waiting for the decision and getting pessimistic with every minute that passes while Miyoshi tries her best to “revive” them with coffee or the promise of going out.
While Nakai and Fukuda are also feeling the effects of the waiting, they are doing their work of drawing manga to make time go faster, while the awesome Eiji doesn't seem to have any care at all.
Also, the junior editors(namely both Hattoris and another unknown one) are playing cards outside the meeting and are waiting for the results. Well, they are also discussing potential outcomes and predictions about what is happening in the meeting itself.
Then the meeting is over and the senior editors get the junior editors in their respective teams, The good news is that there is 4 mangas to be published, 2 beginners and 2 veterans but the “sad”(for the lack of a better word) thing is that we get a good cliff hanger where Takagi is called by his editor late at night.
I am thinking that “Hideout Door” got in, “Detective Trap” got in too, and “Kiyoshi Knight” also got in.
Rating: 5/5, the chapter builds up great anticipation and suspense, especially with the last page.