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It's always cute when Ohba makes reference to Death Note (btw, Azuki's birthday is also a DN reference of sorts) in Bakuman I don't remember them ever outright mentioning themselves, though? Have they? I know they have mentioned Oda-sensei, Toriyama-sensei and others, but I don't recall them actually saying "Ohba Tsugumi-sensei" or "Obata Takeshi-sensei"...
I wish we could have been shown more of the various other manga in the series, like we have seen snippets of CoT and PCP etc, but I guess it doesn't really fit into the story and would distract from the actual plot. It would be really nice if we got more one-shots like Otter #11, or little bangaihen-styled things in the tankoubon
The Classroom of truth did seem really interesting, although a bit too dark for Jump. I had a feeling the author would be someone influenced by Ashirogi's work. Looking forward to see how this arc dealing with Toru fleshes out.
And once again, it still feels weird having Ashirogi as judges. This just goes to show you how far they've come since the story started and yet they still have an uphill struggle with not only current rivals but and coming ones. Not to mention that tiny tidbit about creating a series that could one day become an anime.
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Hmm, first off, its interesting that he got the same comments as Ashirogi did when they first met with Hattori ages ago at the very start of their mangaka journey. Secondly, this Ashirogi #2 seems to be really scheming. I guess it fits with the kind of manga they are drawing. Yet, I'm not so sure how all this happening will really affect Ashirogi or the overall plot of Bakuman :/
Last edited by saladesu; January 21, 2011 at 12:41 PM. Reason: spoiler is confirmed
I think this chapter implies Ohba and Obata's thoughts on scanlations. Think about it, this Tooru guy scanned his manga on the net and I'm willing to bet there are also comments from overseas. This just shows how powerful the influence of the web on a manga. I think Ohba and Obata agrees with scanlations because it allows the authors to get input from the readers. Hell, quite a lot of these are very constructive.
And really, if you think about it, this could be easily interpreted as ANTI-scanlation. Yes, he is giving away his work for free, but likely in an attempt to gain publicity and get into the establishment where he can make money. (Unless he was just submitting because Ashirogi was judging, and intended to release it anyway. We'd have to wait till we see him as a character to say)
Bakuman 117 raw:
Hmmm... I think I can posit a rough translation in about 5 to 6 hours.
Yeah, i don't think it has anything to do with scanlation either, but more like the scary possibities of the new media the internet. This is actually kinda similar to wikileaks XP a wikileaks for manga, now that is something.
But he looks different than i imagined him to be(i thought he would look more like the hikkimori guy) but this is gonna be an interresting arc
on a sidenote, i agree that this manga should have at least gotten a honorable mention, after all he DID send 7 seven chapters or so of really high quality. Just because its seinen and not shonen is kinda a dick move to not even mention it.
I think the character turned out really different than what I was expecting. I kind of thought it would be more of a depressing character than one like that.
On a side note, I can clean, proofread, typeset, and QC if no one is willing to scanlate since sleepyfans has closed but I need translations
Last edited by firethrought; January 21, 2011 at 09:21 PM. Reason: Forgot to add something
Now that SleepyFan has stopped their scanlation, I will begin translating this manga. I have been meaning to do this for quite some time, and this is just all the more the impetus. I'll have a full translation (no offense or anything, shen jue, thank you for your efforts) done ASAP.
Meanwhile, just to say that the raw confirms the spoilers I posted above.
And I agree with Evil Mind, he doesn't deserve to win just because he submitted something good. It has to be something good as well as attuned to the nature of the competition
Last edited by Evil Mind; January 22, 2011 at 01:20 AM.