Bakuman., Vol. 1

by Tsugumi Ohba
Illustrator Takeshi Obata

VIZ Media LLC | August 3, 2010 | Trade Paperback

Bakuman., Vol. 1 is rated 4.6667 out of 5 by 3.
By the creators of Death Note! The mystery behind manga-making revealed!

R to L (Japanese Style). Is becoming a successful manga artist an achievable dream or just one big gamble?

Average student Moritaka Mashiro enjoys drawing for fun. When his classmate and aspiring writer Akito Takagi discovers his talent, he begs Moritaka to team up with him as a manga-creating duo. But what exactly does it take to make it in the manga-publishing world? Moritaka is hesitant to seriously consider Akito''s proposal because he knows how difficult reaching the professional level can be. Still, encouragement from persistent Akito and motivation from his crush push Moritaka to test his limits!

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 208 pages, 5 × 7.5 × 0.7 in

Published: August 3, 2010

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1421535130

ISBN - 13: 9781421535135

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyable and Informative I have heard many mixed reviews about Bakuman, however I enjoyed it. I found the story about making manga very interesting, and I learnt a lot while I read. The story is a bit weakly developed in terms of the reasons why Mashiro and Takagi make manga, however it's a minor enough detail to overlook. The aspect I found most interesting about this manga was the different 'fake mangas' that Tsugumi Obha came up with. Many of them I actually really wanted to read (Fun fact, Otters 11 became an actual spin-off series!) The only thing I didn't like about the series was that a couple of arcs dragged a bit too long, and I'm not a huge fan of Takeshi Obata's art (It fit more with Death Note type of characters rather than the more relaxed simple characters of this story). However, it did grow on me, and each new manga he created was unique so that was a job very well done on his part Overall, and enjoyable series that you can learn a lot from. It drags on a bit, but with some patience you will be easily able to conclude an enjoyable series! Happy Reading :)
Date published: 2013-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great story A manga about writing and drawing manga could get all meta-textural. Bakuman, instead, stays fun. The story is about two boys who ....really really really....want to create a successful series. And, they want to get the girl. Of course, the two are inter-twined. The first volume in this series is better than good.
Date published: 2011-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from wonderful I started by watching the anime of the same title and immediately fell in love. So I decided to buy the manga as well. The artwork is great and done by the two masterminds behind Death Note. If you want to know a little bit about what it takes to become a manga artist and what you have to do to get to the top then definitely check out Bakuman.
Date published: 2011-03-14

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Bakuman., Vol. 1

by Tsugumi Ohba
Illustrator Takeshi Obata

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 208 pages, 5 × 7.5 × 0.7 in

Published: August 3, 2010

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1421535130

ISBN - 13: 9781421535135

About the Book

"Average student Moritaka Mashiro enjoys drawing for fun. When his classmate and aspiring writer Akito Takagi discovers his talent, he begs Moritaka to team up with him as a manga-creating duo. But what exactly does it take to make it in the manga-publishing world? Moritaka is hesitant to seriously consider Akito's proposal because he knows how difficult reaching the professional level can be. Still, encouragement from persistent Akito and motivation from his crush push Moritaka to test his limits!"--P. [4] of cover.

From the Publisher

By the creators of Death Note! The mystery behind manga-making revealed!

R to L (Japanese Style). Is becoming a successful manga artist an achievable dream or just one big gamble?

Average student Moritaka Mashiro enjoys drawing for fun. When his classmate and aspiring writer Akito Takagi discovers his talent, he begs Moritaka to team up with him as a manga-creating duo. But what exactly does it take to make it in the manga-publishing world? Moritaka is hesitant to seriously consider Akito''s proposal because he knows how difficult reaching the professional level can be. Still, encouragement from persistent Akito and motivation from his crush push Moritaka to test his limits!

About the Author

Takeshi Obata Takeshi Obata was born in 1969 in Niigata, Japan, and is the artist of the wildly popular SHONEN JUMP title Hikaru no Go, which won the 2003 Tezuka Shinsei "New Hope" award and the Shogakukan Manga award. Obata is also the artist of Arabian Majin Bokentan Lamp Lamp, Ayatsuri Sakon, Cyborg Jichan G., and the smash hit manga Death Note. Tsugumi Ohba Born in Tokyo. Hobby: Collecting teacups. Day and night, develops manga plots while holding knees on a chair.

Appropriate for ages: 13 - 17