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Bakuman 39

Page 39: A Literary Collection and a Photo Collection

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+ posted by shirokuro as translation on May 29, 2009 02:13 | Go to Bakuman

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**This translation is for Akatsuki Group use only. Thanks!
Edited by c_k

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Page 39: A Literary Collection and a Photo Collection
Insert: The manuscripts are quickly being written… Their series is about to kick off!!

Miura: Ok! The second chapter is done too!

*tap tap*

Saiko: So you wanted me to finish the first three chapters as soon as possible and have 2 versions of chapter 4 ready in case we need to change the flow of the series based on the popularity of the first chapter in the early reports, right?

--

Miura: Yeahhh, it’s a bit of a hassle but prepare a version that has a lot of battle scenes just in case!

Envelope: <Shounen JUMP>

Saiko: I’m hoping the series doesn’t go in that direction… / But I’ll do it anyway…

--

Miura: Ok! This is the JUMP that’s coming out on Monday!

Saiko: Thank you very much.

--

The first release out of the four new series: “Otter Number 11” by Hiramaru Kazuya. // Our release will begin in the next issue. Is the most anticipated series released first? That was how the release order was determined in the Golden Future Cup… Everyone says that we shouldn’t compare our manga to others but I just don’t want to lose in the ranking…

P2

Miura: I’m going to go meet Takagi-kun so we can touch base on some things.

Saiko: Okay, thanks for the help today.

--

Miura: The three of us should meet to discuss the future manuscripts after the three chapters are complete!

Saiko: Okay.

--

Miura: Good luck guys!

Katou: Thank you!

Ogawa: Thank you!

--

Katou: *painting sounds*

Takahama: *scratching sounds* // *clicking sounds*

Ogawa: *drawing sounds*

The work room is disturbingly quiet whenever Miura-san and Shujin… Or rather, when Miyoshi isn’t here.

P3

Takayama-san puts on his earphones and listens to music by himself.


*scratching sounds* // *music sounds*

It’s obvious that Ogawa doesn’t like Takahama-san’s attitude so the atmosphere isn’t very good, but neither Ogawa-san nor I have the courage to ask Takahama-san to stop isolating himself, since it might make everyone’s relationship worse than it is now.

--

Ogawa: It’s midnight. Time to go home. [phewww.]

Katou: Yup.

--

Ogawa: Us commuters will be leaving now.

Saiko: Goodnight.

--

<door closes>

--

Saiko: You can go home too! I’ll finish it up at home!

P4

Takahama: I’m not sleepy so I want to keep going.

--

It might be the first time he’s spoken… // I wonder why he hasn’t spoken until now…?

--

Saiko: Then… I’ll continue drawing some more too.

--

*drawing sounds*

--

Saiko: Huh? He took out his earphones…

*drawing sounds*

--

*drawing sounds*

--

*drawing sounds*

Takahama: I…

P5

Takahama: I really like Disney. My dream is to work for Disney.

--

Saiko: Disney?

Takahama: Yes.

--

Saiko: That’s great! // Wow… He’s pretty ambitious…

--

Takahama: I think it’s better to dream big if you’re aiming to become a mangaka.

Saiko: Yeah.

--

Saiko: Can I ask you something?

Takahama: Go ahead.

--

Saiko: You never spoke until now, so why…

Takahama: I respect you very much… Your work… And how you’re doing a series while going to school… / As for the two that just left, I don’t want to talk to them. They’re satisfied with being assistants so I don’t think we’d have much in common to talk about.

*drawing sounds*

P6

Takahama: I understand that Ogawa-san is able to view his position objectively and he’s decided to strengthen his skills as an assistant rather than struggle to be a mangaka himself. / But Katou-san says she loves being an assistant. There’s nothing we have in common.

*drawing sounds*

--

*drawing sounds*

--

Takahama: Sensei, you’re not going to read the new JUMP?

Saiko: Oh, this? / I was going to read it at home…

--

Takahama: Please don’t take it home! I’m looking forward to reading it too!

--

Saiko: Alright, but I get to read it first!

Takahama: Okay. I’ll keep working until you’re done.

--

Saiko: Oh, and can you stop calling me “sensei”? I’m younger than you so it’s weird…

Takahama: Then I’ll call you Mashiro-san.

Saiko: Can you tell the other two that too?

Takahama: Please tell them yourself.

Saiko: Okay…

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Saiko: Hah.

Takahama: “Otter Number 11” is funny?

--

Saiko: Yeah, I’ll give it to you once I finish reading “Otter Number 11.”

Takahama: Thanks!

--

Takahama: This is pretty good!

Saiko: You think “TRAP” is in trouble?

Takahama: Well, our artwork is better at least.

Saiko: “At least”? That’s not reassuring…

--

From today onward, on the days that Takahama-san stayed over, we’d spend the entire night talking about manga. Sometimes we’d invite Shujin… Those might've been some of the greatest nights I’ve ever had.

Takahama: Have you drawn manga since you were young?

Saiko: I did when I was in grade school, but I gave up at one point because of some personal reasons. / But it became a full-fledged goal in junior high when Takagi asked me to help him…

Takahama: What!? You just started and you already have a series… That’s amazing! I’ve been drawing since 5th grade and I’m still…

P8

Manager: You need to decide some time in February if you’re going to do a photo collection or not. Got it!?

--

<Akekusa Grade School 2 Heisei Year 18* Literary Collection by the Graduating Class >
*2006

--

*page turns*

<Grade 6 Class 3>

--

Azuki Miho
Nick name: Amame
Your dream: Voice actress
Shoutout: I won’t say “goodbye” because everyone in this class will be friends forever no matter how old we are.

P9

On February 21st, the JUMP containing our series hit the bookstores.

--

February 22nd

Takagi: It’s kind of daunting to think that we might have to change our names based on the popularity results in the early reports for chapter 1…

Saiko: Yeah, especially because it means our first chapter didn’t do so well… But either way, the two versions are ready to be inked in.

--

Takagi: Here it is!

--

Miura: Congrats! You’re in the top 3! We can keep the original names!

--

Miyoshi: Yes!

Takagi: He said congrats; we’re 3rd! / And we can keep our original names!

--

Takagi: Wait, can we really be happy about being third? / I once heard that the first chapter often becomes number 1…

Miura: What!? Don’t be stupid!! You ranked 3rd in JUMP! / Be happy!!

P10

Takagi: But didn’t you say the first chapter of “Otter Number 11” ranked first?

Miura: Yeah, “Otter” started off great! The second chapter was 3rd! The 3rd chapter ranked 4th in the early reports! It’s crazy!!

Takagi: The first chapter of Arai-sensei’s “Cheese Okaki” was 3rd right? What place was his second chapter ranked in for the early reports?

Miura: …9th…

--

Takagi: So that means that even if “TRAP” ranks third in the final rankings… // There’s a possibility that our second chapter can drop that low too!

<3rd -> 9th>

Miura: Listen to you!! If you’re still ranking as a single digit, it’s great! Don’t you see how many manga there are in JUMP!? Plus, chapter 2 and 3 are done really well so I don’t think they’d drop that much. Don’t be pessimistic! Just be happy about being 3rd!!

--

Miura: Be confident! So prepare the first version of the chapter 4 name, got it!?

Takagi: Yes sir!

--

Miura: I’m going to pick up your chapter 4 manuscript on Friday night. I’ll let you know the final ranking results then! You guys prefer to hear the results after your assistants have left, right!?

Takagi: Oh, yes.

--

Takagi: Work on the first version of the chapter. / We’ll hear the rest of the results and such on Friday when he comes over to discuss.

Miyoshi: Wait, that was a good result right?

Saiko: Yeah…

P11

Saiko: But we might have let our best chance at ranking number one slip away…

--

Takagi: I assumed you wouldn’t be satisfied with ranking 3rd. I guess I was right.

Saiko: Of course I’m not. We were 3rd in the Golden Future Cup too so I wanted to rank higher this time. / But then again, I knew we would never be ranked as a double digit since we were third in the Cup.

--

Saiko: I wanted to rank number one, but I'm relieved that the results aren’t that horrible. / This isn’t Akamaru or a one-shot so ranking 3rd isn’t a bad starting point. / Plus… // The real battle lies with chapter 2.

--

Takagi: Yeah. / It’s the chapter 2 competition…

--

Saiko: But we have to think about it this way: the second chapter of “Otter” ranked 3rd. / “Okaki” ranked 9th… Even though it’s from the early report, there’s a clear distinctive drop… // I think Miura-san is being too optimistic when he said that our 2nd and 3rd chapters won’t drop and that we should be happy about being 3rd. / Doesn’t he understand that we don’t want to lose to “Otter” which was ranked 1st with the first chapter, 3rd with the second chapter and 4th in the early reports for the third chapter…?

Graph: Otter Number 11 // Cheese Okaki
*The horizontal: chapter 1, chapter 2, chapter 3; the vertical: ranking 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

P12

Saiko: I think Miura-san is just as relieved as we are that our ranking wasn't horrible. He probably was just as nervous as we were. / He’s still young so he probably can’t even work up to tell us that we should aim higher…

Takagi: Yeah…! How can he be that way when he’s our editor?

Saiko: It’s a little sad. // But the series has already started and there’s nothing we can change about the first three chapters. We just have to go with the flow. Ranking 3rd isn’t all that bad.

--

Takagi: I know! Azuki sent you a message saying it was good, didn’t she? / So now you’ve got a confidence boost!

Miyoshi: I see!

Saiko: No…

--

Saiko: Azuki always sent me a message every time our one-shots were released, but this time she hasn’t sent me anything… // There’s no way she could forget the release date…

--

Saiko: Anyway, the assistants are coming in tomorrow. / I have to finish up as much as I can before the chapter 4's Friday deadline.

Takagi: Okay, good luck. // Let’s go Miyoshi. We’re wasting his time.

Miyoshi: Okay, good luck!

Saiko: Yeahhh.

P13

*door closes*

*beep beep*

--

Saiko: It’s just a simple, “Azuki-san, how are you?” but…

*beep*

--

Saiko: That was fast!

--

From: Azuki Miho
Message subject: RE: It’s Mashiro
Message body: I’m doing well. (lol)

--

Saiko: It’s so short… Maybe she really did forget about the JUMP release…? // But at least she’s doing well…

--

Saiko: Okay, it’s time to start inking…

*clink*

--

Saiko: Huh? Again?

--

From: Azuki Miho
Message subject: RE: It’s Mashiro
Message body: I’m being offered the opportunity to make a photo collection... Do you mind if I do it? There will be some sexy shots too. (lol)

P14

Saiko: “There will be some sexy shots too (lol)…? // What should I say…?

--

*beep beep beep*

Saiko: “I think that’s a decision you have to make and not for me to decide…”

--

Saiko: I can’t tell her that I don’t really want her to do it…

--

*beep*

--

From: Azuki Miho
Message subject: RE: RE: RE: It’s Mashiro
Message body: If I’m going to do this, I’d rather have you see me naked first. (lol)

--

Saiko: Naked!? What… is she saying…!?

P15

*beep beep beep*

Saiko: “Why are you fooling around? Let’s talk about this.”

*beep*

--

Saiko: But would Azuki even say something like that as a joke…?

--

From: Azuki Miho
Message subject: RE: RE: RE: RE: It’s Mashiro
Message body: If you see me naked then it would be okay if everyone saw me in a bathing suit, right? (lol)

--

Saiko: She’s not joking around…!!

P16

Saiko: What’s wrong Azuki…? // Something is wrong… // She’s been acting strange since…

From: Azuki Miho
Subject: Re: We have a series~!
Body: Congratulations! My dream to become a voice actress and your dream to become a mangaka <sentence cut off by Saiko's head> Our dreams are <cut off by Saiko's head>

From: Azuki Miho
Subject: Re: Re: Re: We have a series~!
Body: Yup! I was so happy that my message ended up sounding weird maybe? Sorry. (lol)

--

Saiko: Help, Miyoshi!

*beep beep*

--

Miyoshi: Huh, Mashiro!? He’s never called me before. // Something must be up…

--

Saiko: Do you know if something is going on with Azuki lately? Is she in trouble?

Miyoshi: Uh…

--

Saiko: There IS something! Tell me! // Hurry!

Miyoshi: She said she doesn’t know if she’ll get any voice acting jobs if she keeps going down the path she’s on. / She was kinda upset… / But she told me not to tell you…

P17

Saiko: “If she keeps going down this path”!? Really?

Miyoshi: That’s what she said…

--

Saiko: Did she say she’d take another job?

Miyoshi: Huh!? Like what?

--

Saiko: She couldn’t even tell Miyoshi… // And she just told me…

--

Saiko: Miyoshi, give me her cell phone number!

Miyoshi: Uh, okay… but you’re going to call her? Did something happen!?

--

Saiko: Just tell me!

Miyoshi: I know her number by heart. It’s 0907262…

Saiko: Thanks!

--

*beep beep*

--

*ring* // *ring* // *ring*

--

Saiko: Azuki…

P18

Saiko: Why won’t she pick up…? // She should know that it’s me…

*ring* // *ring*

--

*beep*

Saiko: Let me hang up for now…

*beep beep beep*

--

Azuki: A message…?

P19

Message: Let’s talk on the phone! About the photo collection and about our dream!

Azuki: Mashiro-kun…

--

*ring* //*ring*

Saiko: Why won’t she pick up…!?

Insert: <Azuki’s struggles… What will Saiko do!?>

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#1. by reinen (Registered User)
Posted on May 29, 2009
Thanks!

I noticed a missing sentence, it's on page 14. Either it's from panel 3 or panel 4...
#2. by VASSiLi (Scanlator)
Posted on May 29, 2009
Thank you as always Shiro :)
#3. by Ariadne chan (Intl Translator)
Posted on Jun 2, 2009
thanks for your translation!!!

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