Bakuman follows the story of high school student Mashiro Moritaka, a talented artist who does not know what he wants to do with his future. One day he draws a picture of Azuki Miho, a girl he is secretly fond of, during class and forgets the notebook at school. He comes back to find that his classmate Takagi Akito is waiting for him with his notebook. Takagi tries to convince Mashiro to become a mangaka, a manga artist, with him, only leading to Mashiro's disagreement. Mashiro goes home and thinks about his mangaka uncle, who had only one successful series before he died in obscurity. Mashiro is interrupted by a phone call from Takagi, who says that he is going to tell Azuki that Mashiro likes her. Mashiro runs down to Azuki's house to find Takagi waiting for him. Once Azuki comes out to meet them, Takagi tells her that he and Mashiro are aiming to be mangaka. Mashiro then learns that she wants to be a seiyuu, a voice actor, and has shown promise in the field. Mashiro, once again thinking about his uncle, accidentally proposes to Azuki who accepts. However, she will only marry him after they achieve their dreams.
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Alternative Names: Baku-man
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, School Life, Slice of Life
Adapted from the manga, Bakuman - Manga. Also adapted into anime, Bakuman. (2011) and Bakuman. (2012).
Hayami Saori as Azuki Miho, Abe Atsushi as Mashiro Moritaka, Yahagi Sayuri as Miyoshi Kaya, Hino Satoshi as Makagi Akito, Suwabe Jun'ichi as Fukuda Shinta, Tone Kentarou as Hattori Akira, Fujimura Ayumi as Iwase Aiko, Okamoto Nobuhiko as Niizuma Eiji, Kawasumi Ayako as Aoki Kou, Nojima Hirofumi as Hattori Yuujirou, Kawada Shinji as Heishi Fuku-Henshuuchou, Hamada Kenji as Kawaguchi Tarou, Shimura Tomoyuki as Nakai Takurou, Horiuchi Ken'yuu as Sasaki Hisashi
I enjoyed this one. It's funny, gusty & sweet without all the over-the-top hyper-destruction of other shows we're watching. I'd like to see more.
I enjoyed this anime It reminds me of a few of my friends and their struggles because they are at a crossroads with whether or not they wanna pursue a career in manga. It had lots of laughs and ackwardness. I also enjoyed the quick reference to DeathNote from Takagi who reminded me of Yagami Light.
Not bad. I liked the characters and the story is okay but what's the point of having a cute girl in a story like this if she's not going to be present in person? I'd watch more if it were but I wouldn't go out of my way to look for it.
I thought it was an interesting anime and very random.
Dream and Reality was this first episode title and very well named. Two of our trio were dreamers while the third was firm into reality of the manga/anime industry. Chances of making it is pretty rare but it's a gamble but with no plan 'B' this dream of Mashiro Moritaka's Uncle is the only game he has to play. I must watch for those who want to write or draw manga-comics should watch and read.
The premise of the story brings me back to the angst of high school life. I want to see how this series turns out.
its ok. doesn't really stand out tho'
Review Date: November 14 2010
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