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Thread: Bakuman Vol. 18 (chapter 152 - chapter 160) Discussion

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    Re: Bakuman 159 Spoiler Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by YukirinFan View Post
    I've been lurking the Bakuman chapter discussions and spoiler threads for a good few months now, and I've been following the series since the very start. I wanted to make a comment about what you said, reflecting how Bakuman is becoming somewhat of a flagship manga for Jump IRL. I'm not familiar with what the rankings actually are, I'll take your word for it.

    What I wanted to say is that I think you probably have a really good point. From the very beginning, it's been pretty clear that the entire setting of the story could only be done by a pair of mangaka, and not one person alone. The whole idea of a two person team (Mashiro and Takagi) is clearly a reflection on real life, as the creators of Bakuman are a two person team as well. But that's obvious to pretty much anyone. But I've seen a few other things throughout the series that make me think of real life "parallels" so to speak. The first thing that comes to mind is back when kids were bringing PCP to life by recreating the perfect crimes. To me, that immediately reminded me of all those reports of real kids writing in Death Notes and things like that... You know, on the news. (I'm 99.9% sure that everyone here knows Death Note and Bakuman have the same creators. LOL) There were a few other things I can think of but I'd rather not list them...

    But what I'm saying is that it seems to make a lot of sense that this could be yet another reflection of the real world. Clearly, the manga is not a direct parallel, due to many obvious reasons, but this just got me thinking about things even more, how there really do seem to be a lot of relations between Bakuman and the real world. It makes me kind of wonder how far Bakuman can go. Clearly, it has become pretty popular. Outselling Bleach is amazing, even if Bleach has had a rough year. Well, this all just got me thinking a lot, sorry if I rambled on a bit much but I wanted to share my thoughts.
    A lot of things in Bakuman are direct parallels to the real world. Reversi is a direct parallel to DN in that
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    . Takagi, like what I'm assuming Ohba thought, doesn't want to drag Reversi out past the conclusion of the two demons (Light vs L), and Hattori (the representation of Ohba's editor) wants Takagi to drag out the fight of the two demons, or possibly consider making a new antagonist for the future.

    The one thing that's lacking in real life for Ohba/Obata is that they didn't work together for DN. AFAIK, Ohba sent Obata the names/manuscripts and Obata did the artistry. Plus, there's no girl in the life of Obata in the same way. Um, plus, Ohba's like 43, not in his 20s, so... :P

    I do wonder who Ohba/Obata based Hiramaru off of though.
    Last edited by Knifeshade; December 12, 2011 at 05:32 PM. Reason: Insert spoiler tags

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    Re: Bakuman 159 Spoiler Thread

    Ah yes, Death Note was not the same without L... It seems like Ashirogi is, in a sense, being made to "correct" the mistakes made with Death Note... In a sense, anyway.

    It's true (to my knowledge, lol) that there's no Azuki parallel and they clearly are both much older than Ashirogi, but of course, it can't be a direct parallel to real life. It's a manga, and it has to be interesting, therefore more interesting pieces of the plot were put in. But this just makes me think that thanks to this manga, we the readers get so much insight into how things really work in the manga industry... With all the parallels that we're all realizing, there could be even more that we know about how things really are, and not even realize it yet.

    I have a feeling Hiramaru is one of those characters who has no direct real life parallel. Well, I should HOPE so, anyway. He seems a bit, uhh, pathetic...? Is that the word? LOL

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    Re: Bakuman 159 Spoiler Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by YukirinFan View Post
    Ah yes, Death Note was not the same without L... It seems like Ashirogi is, in a sense, being made to "correct" the mistakes made with Death Note... In a sense, anyway.

    It's true (to my knowledge, lol) that there's no Azuki parallel and they clearly are both much older than Ashirogi, but of course, it can't be a direct parallel to real life. It's a manga, and it has to be interesting, therefore more interesting pieces of the plot were put in. But this just makes me think that thanks to this manga, we the readers get so much insight into how things really work in the manga industry... With all the parallels that we're all realizing, there could be even more that we know about how things really are, and not even realize it yet.

    I have a feeling Hiramaru is one of those characters who has no direct real life parallel. Well, I should HOPE so, anyway. He seems a bit, uhh, pathetic...? Is that the word? LOL
    Hiramaru probably has a parallel somewhere.

    Eiji is Toriko's mangaka.

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    Re: Bakuman 159 Spoiler Thread

    I bring you Chapter 159 :3

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    Re: Bakuman 159 Spoiler Thread

    GO HIRAMARU! YOU CAN DO IT!




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    Re: Bakuman 159 Discussion / 160 Predictions

    I wonder if scans were later than usual because of the sound effects. I noticed MRI have started editing even the japanese sound effects in their recent releases. Personally, I preferred if they left it as the original, but that's just me.


    Anyway, I've added a poll to the thread, guys. I'll be honest, logically speaking, he should be rejected. But because this a manga, Aoki just might say the magical yes word. Of course, unless there's no 'interruption'. Haha.
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    Re: Bakuman 159 Discussion / 160 Predictions

    LOL it's true, this week's release is pretty late.

    I too prefer the original Japanese sound effects... Especially if editing them slows down releases. >.<

    About Hiramaru... I'm kinda indifferent as to what happens. For me, he is a character I don't like, but also don't hate. He's just kind of there...

    I do think if he does propose and Aoki does say yes, the story could get interesting... So for the sake of the story, then maybe...? I mean, if not, it seems like things would just continue as they have been, without much progress being made.

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    Re: Bakuman 159 Discussion / 160 Predictions

    Good question. What happens if she says yes and what happens if she says no? This is a long stretch but if Hiramaru and Aoki get married, it could provide a nice exit for Aoki as a mangaka. She's had 3 series cancelled now. Arai got 3 series cancelled and he got the boot. But it's a long stretch of a prediction because Yoshida mentions "her next serialization" so she probably doesn't get the same treatment as Arai.

    But at the same time, I can't help but wonder, HOW THE HECK IS HE GOING TO PROPOSE WITHOUT A RING. Of course, Mashiro didn't have any ring when he proposed to Azuki, which in restrospect is pretty lame actually.

    If Hiramaru manages to whip out a ring in the next chapter, I demand Mashiro does another proposal to Azuki when their dreams finally come true. D<
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    Re: Bakuman 159 Spoiler Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by FrostyMouse View Post
    Hiramaru probably has a parallel somewhere.

    Eiji is Toriko's mangaka.
    Hiramaru probably Togashi, that guy lazy as ever

    edit: Togashi wife also a mangaka
    Last edited by DragonSoul; December 13, 2011 at 06:14 AM.

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    Re: Bakuman 159 Discussion / 160 Predictions

    Loved this latest chapter
    I'm kinda hoping things work out for Hiramaru

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    Re: Bakuman 159 Discussion / 160 Predictions

    If Aoki says okay and they up getting married, That'll make Mashiro even lamer than before!! For me anyway.

    Mashiro didn't get an anime for any of his works, but his rivals did. Niizuma, Iwase, Fukuda, Hiramaru, even Takahama got at least a J-drama. What did Mashiro get? An audio drama.

    And his love life is getting even worse for me. Tagaki got married, and Hiramaru is getting close to it, and Niizuma and Iwase are an unofficial couple! What did he get other than holding hands with Azuki?!

    C'mon Mashiro! You're being left behind!

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    Re: Bakuman 159 Discussion / 160 Predictions

    chapter already out ??? Oo

    and a love/shame chapter on top of that...

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    Re: Bakuman 159 Discussion / 160 Predictions

    Hiramaru will do it! He and Aoki are getting older, they need to marry soon! I wonder how Nakai will react to it...

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    Re: Bakuman 159 Discussion / 160 Predictions

    Aside from the awesome Hiramaru epicness, I do wonder why Hattori reacted so strangely.I used to respect him as an editor, so seeing him almost wetting his pants was kinda surprising. Even though it is a shonen in JUMP,making Reversi unnecessarily long is outright idiotic.
    Quote Originally Posted by YukirinFan View Post
    I too prefer the original Japanese sound effects... Especially if editing them slows down releases. >.<
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    Hiramaru will do it! He and Aoki are getting older, they need to marry soon! I wonder how Nakai will react to it...
    I hope he dies of a heart-attack. D:<

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