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

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    Re: Bakuman 152 Discussion / 153 Predictions

    He was an mangaka that came out with a Dark Series that battled against one of AM series and actually gave them competition in the Dark Manga Category.

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    Re: Bakuman 152 Discussion / 153 Predictions

    Nizuma is still better there is no way they are going to get more votes than him.
    Devour this Manga

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    Re: Bakuman 152 Discussion / 153 Predictions

    Shizuka is one of my favorite side characters in Bakuman, and I do believe he was important, though perhaps not to the plot. Like Nakai, I feel Shizuka was a character readers could relate to, specifically in Japan. I rooted a lot for Nakai, because he was an older, overweight guy who lacked confidence who wanted a manga career and a girlfriend. I hoped he'd overcome the odds and become successful, but well....

    I rooted for Shizuka for the same reasons. I think a lot of hikikomori types in Japan who read Jump could have been inspired by him, to try and become something beyond a recluse. He also fell into the trap of craving hostess attention and overcame it, but then we never saw him again. There was something in Charaman I believe that hinted Shizuka would eventually join Team Fukuda, but so far it hasn't happened.

    Perhaps it was too much to hope that Shizuka would come out of his shell and become friends with the other mangaka, and for Nakai to overcome his vices and for Shiratori to stay on as a top mangaka when he didn't have much story experience. I think Bakuman is realistic in this sense but I always prefer happy endings.

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    Re: Bakuman 152 Discussion / 153 Predictions

    If Bakuman would be a Seinen, than RL-based characters like Nakai, Shizuka and Shiratori would have a chance. However not in the Shounen category. C'mon, the only reason Nanamine lost twice, wasn't because his method was bad, but because this is a Shounen and in Shounen manga, good always beats bad.

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    Re: Bakuman 152 Discussion / 153 Predictions

    That isn't nessicarilly true. Sometimes the bad guys beat the good guys.

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    Re: Bakuman 152 Discussion / 153 Predictions

    Bakuman is far from realistic. It is an over the top caricature of Weekly Shounen Jump (and people related to it) with a lot of romantic and idealistic elements in it.

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    Sweaty Re: Bakuman 152 Discussion / 153 Predictions

    Quote Originally Posted by alphabeta View Post
    If Bakuman would be a Seinen, than RL-based characters like Nakai, Shizuka and Shiratori would have a chance. However not in the Shounen category. C'mon, the only reason Nanamine lost twice, wasn't because his method was bad, but because this is a Shounen and in Shounen manga, good always beats bad.
    I'm glad that this series is a shounen. Since it is a shounen, it is more capable of indulging more youngsters who would like to be authors/artists - to understand what they'd be getting themselves into if they would consider being a committed mangaka. Bakuman being a seinen would be less available/permissible to young readers. Sure, a youngster may still get his hands on a seinen, but the youngster percentage reading this would be low.

    Allot of elements would also distract it. It wouldn't be as comedic as it is now if it were a seinen. Heck, maybe it would be even funnier - but I feel that nudity and a vulgar way of speaking would be much more controversial and affiliated with a seinen genre. The romance aspect would be inclusively detailed - which would deviate from what this story was supposed to be about. Topics on Lolicon, Hentai, Yoai, and Yuri - would be totally detailed and the main characters may secretly indulge themselves in those kinds of things just because the nature of a seinen permits them to.

    Also, a seinen version of Bakuman may be very disrespectful towards real mangaka or editors - talking about the life problems or stating puns that may seem secretly offensive and vague enough to be allowed. They may also talk about how some 'foreign' (manhwa, manhua, US comics, etc.) are lame compared to manga.

    I don't know if Bakuman being a seinen would be legendary or not, but I do know it would have less young readers. And there wouldn't have been an adaptational anime as quickly as we see it now.
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    Re: Bakuman 152 Discussion / 153 Predictions

    Last edited by Tauros; October 30, 2011 at 09:22 AM.

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    Re: Bakuman 153 Spoiler Thread

    Well...

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    Re: Bakuman 153 Spoiler Thread

    Ohba needs to stop trying to draw things out. The last arc was a disgrace, so he should be trying to make this arc exciting, not another slow, anti-climatic mess. I imagine that the next few chapters will be a direct repeat of what we've just been through. Sort of like the second Nanamine arc.

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    Re: Bakuman 153 Spoiler Thread

    Finally we see the ashirogi overcome niizuma

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    Re: Bakuman 153 Spoiler Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by FrostyMouse View Post
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    Re: Bakuman 153 Spoiler Thread

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    Re: Bakuman 153 Spoiler Thread

    Spoiler show


    Anyways...

    quick spoiler summary
    - Results are: Reversi 1st. PCP 4th. Reversi got 694 votes, beating out Eiji and claiming the new record for votes on a one-shot.

    - Eiji gets depressed upon hearing the news, doesn't give Yujiro any serialization name.

    - Ashirogi Muto wants to put Reversi up for serialization, Hattori doesn't know if they'll be allowed but he'll try his best.

    - Heishi doesn't know what to do and asks Sasaki for "advice". (Aida and that other guy's all like, no, yes, no, yes)

    - Reversi gets a monthly serializatoin in Hisshou Jump, whilst PCP remains its weekly serialization in WSJ.

    - Eiji gets fired up after hearing the news, stomps on globe, saying "I was wrong, my goal isn't the world, IT'S ASHIROGI MUTO"


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    Re: Bakuman 153 Spoiler Thread

    Interesting turn of events. If they're going to be published in a new magazine, that means they'll be working with another editor. They might have gotten a new one for Reversi anyways, given that Hattori already works on a number of projects. It does make sense to put this series in a new magazine. We've seen a few great series move from Jump to SQ in the last couple years. D-Gray Man, Prince of Tennis (as Shin), etc. Putting them in a place where they can do bigger chunks of story at once, without worrying about rankings every week, is the best thing for the duo. I wonder if this will be how they bring Koogy back into the picture. He went over to a monthly magazine and was never heard from again. I miss his vulgar manga Colorfusical.

    I hated seeing Eiji acting so down this chapter. But whatever he pulls out next is going to be incredible, you can tell.

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