Chapter 4 out for those who want to read it in English
A very interesting chapter that sets up the characters in their respective roles. Fushimi as the underdog, Taki as the rival and the wall Fushimi has and will have to overcome, Nishiguchi as somewhat a mentor, similar to Saitou in Beck, Rin as Fushimi´s biggest supporter and main love interest who probably has her own storyline and way more screen time than Maho in Beck, Asuna? (the high school broad in his class) as second love interest (at least from Fushimi´s point of view) who will distract him from drawing. At first glance, the setup seems a lot different than Beck but actually, it is not.
Really love the chapter and I deeply enjoyed interactions between Fushimi, Taki, and Rin. I'm curious why Rin is interested in Fushimi, it seems too early that Rin's "happiness" upon seeing Fushimi is romantically motivated. I hope next chapter something surprising happens, since I have yet to see the main conflict in this manga besides Fushimi's dream to get serialized.
I like the fact that the Taki character has some sense, and not just someone who's way overboard normal or pompous as a mangaka. Anyway, it is indeed following the premise of Beck while having its own personality/atmosphere.
I suppose Rin has also sensed the connection between her and Fushimi (and possibly the future)?
Here's chapter 5:
When I was cleaning the chapter, I totally couldn't tell that was Taki. I had to wait for the translation to realize it.
A pretty nice chapter, kind of a let down since Fushimi's spirit shown in the last chapter has lost during the new year, but still, I can say I like this chapter. Next time encounter between Fuushimi and Rin hopefully would make the relationship between them (story wise) clearer.
I really feel suspicious about Fuushimi editor. I'm not sure he is really honest with him. And if our hero has lost some spirit this chapter, he is certainly to blame.
As for next chapter teaser, it's really teasing :-) It seems things will start to go faster
I just love how every chapter has loads and loads of pages. Other monthly mangaka should learn a thing or two from Harold! xD
I wonder if Rin is going to be 'the-Lucille' here. I do like Sakuishi's premises.
Still going a bit slowly
So I could guess that both of them are going to chase the same muse.. it feels the rivalry between Fuushimi and Taki would be incredible, the plot is still building slowly, but to be honest I'm more satisfied than past chapters.
It is very interesting what'd they do with the same theme, and what would they do to acquire it. Sakuishi never fails to fascinate me (and the slow progression is just right).