Zombie ☆ Gun
Easily my favorite page of the chapter.
With the two of them talking about having dream after fulfilling a dream sounds as if they're going to get the anime.
Things are going way too smoothly, something bad has to happen sooner or later. I was expecting some shocking twist while reading the chapter, something like reversi suddenly falling in the rankings because it just seems suspiciously easy at this point.
I hope it's Zombie Gun that will be the one to get the anime adaptation, just so this arc takes a bit longer to conclude. Ashirogi's battle with Eiji has to be more difficult !
I still think Ririka is going to play a bigger role in time to come. Her appearance in a few more panels this time confirms it, IMO. Now it's just speculation as to the capacity in which she appears.
My vote would be for Zombie Gun getting the anime, simply because it can't go down this easily - it would be way too rushed. Either way, with anime coming by seasons ie every 3 months, it's not like Jump couldn't just have the other series get an anime the next season. Animation studios are already fighting over them anyway, so that wouldn't be much of a problem, I think. In fact, if it were real-life Jump, I actually think they would launch both anime together just to get and build on all the hype.
here) for why Saikou didn't want Azuki to be in +Natural.
Also, there are real life examples of no-names suddenly getting picked for lead roles - Uchiyama Kouki was pretty much unknown and had barely any minor roles before suddenly getting major roles like Soul Eater in well, Soul Eater, and Banagher in Gundam Unicorn. So, the possibility that Ririka, an unknown seiyuu, could get a major role just like that *is* there, though I guess it's a bit of a stretch.
I kind of skipped over the pages where Shujin started comparing manga to real life. It was starting to head down that road of bs that just makes me roll my eyes. It doesn't help that Saiko is all "No, I agree with what the author just wrote completely. How insightful."
Last week I said I didn't think there would be a love triangle with Ririka, and that she probably just wanted work. Looks like she just wants work. Good for her. There are so many dirty jokes I want to make about performers and auditions but I am pretty sure there are rules on this forum. If they get an anime and start doing auditions I hope Ririka totally blows Azuki out of the water with a super dramatic reading. Our absent heroine is getting super lazy. I base this on nothing other than a desire to see Eiji dramatically enter during the middle of auditions to say whether Mashiro should hire the person who is better for the role or the person who he wants to marry.
Someone posted here that Ririka and Nanamine are similiar. It was used for comedical purpose, but that thought is actually correct.
Ririka is what Nanamine was to Ashirogi. Only that she's fighting Azuki instead. Nanamine was introduced as a new mangaka and eded up becoming Bakuman's main villain and Ashirogi's archenemy. Ririka is introduced as a new voice actress and her constant mentioning of Azuki in the aspect of Saikou's feelings makes it obvious she will fight on both fronts. Saikou's love and the lead role in Reversi.
I predict there will be an arc dedicated to the Saikou/Azuki/Ririka lovetriangle. That topic just has to show up sooner or later and the fact that Ririka is a voiceactress and has feelings for Saikou gives my theory only more arguements.
Long story short. Ririka will do the lead role of Nanamine's new manga.
But not before she fights against Azuki.
Alpha, how exactly is Nanamine going to get a series anywhere? Jump won't run him, and if he failed in Jump twice, you really think WSM would be so quick to pick him up? Castoffs are castoffs for a reason.
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Azuki isn't voicing the heroine of another Jump series though and given what we saw when Mashiro came and grabbed her away from Iwase in that hilarious scene with Eiji, Azuki wouldn't take the role of a heroine for another Jump series. Azuki's primary focus at the moment appears to be her 30 minute talk show.
I personally don't consider Soul Eater and Gundam Unicorn to be major roles, but that's beside the point. They're still series that you would expect a major seiyuu to get the role for though. A Jump flagship is significantly bigger than SE or Gundam Unicorn, however.
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That's a terrible example. The focus was Mashiro (as well as Takagi and Kaya) didn't like her starring in their rival's anime. It's kinda like a slap to the face in the context of pride. We don't know for sure if seiyus are unable to have multiple main character roles or not, but as of now, the circumstance hasn't come up for Azuki yet anyway.Quote:
That's what everybody said 20+ chapters ago. I think they'll get a kid, but it'll be at the end now.Quote:
I'm going to throw it out there and say they'll both get a role in Reversi's anime when the time comes. Just that Azuki will be the main, and Ririka will be a supporting role. Honestly, in the small screen time she's been given, it's not enough to judge her bigger role in the overall Bakuman world. She's not a female Nanamine because the way she was introduced wasn't...hyped enough to say she's going to be influential. (remember the whole build up Nanamine had, 10-chapter name similar to Ashirogi, style similar to Ashirogi, fan of Ashirogi, these all created a hype which was slowly build upon when we heard of his underlining methods)
Now that you said that, maybe Zombie Gun will get the anime first with Riruka as the lead female. So when Reversi will get its anime with Miho there will be a "seiyuu battle" along with the "AM vs. Eiji battle". :P
^ Quite a good assumption, but Ririka only had her debut recently, right? Unless she is extremely talented, I don't think she'll get a role in an anime from a famous manga.
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But you're missing the point...Originally Posted by alphabeta
" Ririka is introduced as a new voice actress and her constant mentioning of Azuki in the aspect of Saikou's feelings makes it obvious she will fight on both fronts."
I've highlighted in bold what you were insinuating. And my counter-argument was:
"She [Azuki] was only brought up, like, once in the two chapters...." (which was here)
I sort of nullified your argument, generally speaking. So I've no idea why you just carried it on. =/
Ririka has appeared a total of 5 times as of now.
Page 12; Page 13; Page 14; Page 15;
Now, let's go through all of those cases. Ririka first apperaed on page 12 of chapter 161. She introduces herself as a "voice actress in training", which is an indirect indication to Azuki. BUT! Yeah, there's no talk of romance so far. It's 0-1 with your team winning.
Moving onwards. Page 13 of the same chapter. Ririka has a small panel on this page, which shows her looking at Saikou and blushing. Well, I don't know how about you, but for me this is a straight argument that she has feelings for Saikou. But there's still no talk about Azuki. It's a 0-2 for your team.
Next. Page 14. And we're still at chapter 161. I don't think I even have to say anything. That's just a clean hit. 1-2. My team's making a comeback.
Page 15. If you'll check out, you'll notice that Ririka gets three panels and all of them are about her talking about Azuki. You understand that? Those are three panels which work for my argument. Speaking in terms of scores, that's a 4-2 with me winning.
And last, but not least, page 5 on chapter 162. She's talking about the anime (which will feature Azuki one way or another), but she doesn't mentions the romance, so that's another point for you, making the end score look like this.
4 - 3
Team Alpha won and this is it. Besides, I couldn't help but feel that the tone of your post wasn't really strictly based only on your sincere desire to point out my mistake (which you believed I did). To me, it seemed more like you were pushing some personal ambitions. I don't think that the chapter discussion thread is the appropriate place for such conversations. If you want to have a talk with me you are free to PM me any time you want.
Alright, alright, I get it.
You don't know how to read. =_="
Occurring continuously over a period of time.
Refer to something briefly and without going into detail.
Make a reference to (someone) as being noteworthy.
In simpler terms, meaning Ririka bringing up Azuki many times. Which is clearly incorrect. Ririka only brought up Azuki once. I don't know why you find it so difficult to grasp? Whether Ririka is infatuated with Mashiro or not is debatable but your basis revolves around the aforementioned allegation of yours. Which I shot down.
Um...no, she only appeared twice. Once at the party. And the other was when Takagi was talking about her in the studio. =_="Quote: