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Bakuman, Volume 1
     

Bakuman, Volume 1

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by Tsugumi Ohba, Takeshi Obata (Illustrator)
 

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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

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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!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781421535135
Publisher:
VIZ Media LLC
Publication date:
08/03/2010
Series:
Bakuman Series , #1
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
221,058
Product dimensions:
7.74(w) x 11.04(h) x 0.67(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Meet 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.

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Bakuman, Volume 1 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been reading Bakuman since the beginning and it is my favorite manga of all time I recommend it to anyone.
Lunascrest More than 1 year ago
I read the first little bit of this in Shonen Jump May 2010 and it already has me addicted and the volume isn't even out yet! From the creators of Death Note, I am positive this piece of work will be amazing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very nice manga series, enjoyable and silly. I wish that I could by a digital version of it. But, I cant. I have nook simple touch, and soon a nook simple touch with glowlight. The Entire manga, except for the cover is in black and white. So because of this, Im not allowed to buy it for my nook, I have to have a nook tablet or nook color. Guess that leaves me with one option. Avast yee mateys. Rrrrrr.
Blaze-tiger More than 1 year ago
Don't be fooled by the name. Bakuman is an really good book and has a lot to few twists in it. The author who made death note made this, so this is another great collection to your library. The book really shocked me, and had a good plot to it. It's about two ninth grade boys who want to become manga artists, or mangagas. I reccomend this to people who like realistic stuff, a little of romance, and everything in between. It's a very good book, so don't waste time and go pick it up.
tummer More than 1 year ago
It's wierd to see a manga like this one. Realistic-fictional manga is really hard to pull off. Thankfully, the Death Note team was able to pull it off nicely. In the way that Death Note was tense and dramatic, this story shows potential for comedy and a little bit of romance. Don't mistake this for a shojo though (even though shojo mangas are fine too), for it is gripping and I can smell a great story in the workds.
AliceinChainsFanatic More than 1 year ago
Pretty much like the headline says. I don't know if the manga is completely accurate, but if it is, I'll never look at a manga in the same way again. Great characters and an interesting plot. A great buy.
EuphieDM More than 1 year ago
There's nothing much to say about this manga but pure greatness! As expected from the creators of Death Note. Everything in this manga are all well developed and the plot line is something completely different from the usual. I mean come on now its a manga about creating a top notch manga, the humor of it all :]
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Seems different than all the other stuff out there.
ItachiUchiha More than 1 year ago
I'm pumped to get the first Bakuman volume, I can't wait till it hits the stores. I've already read much of the story online, but I want to read it while having the manga right in my hands!! ^^ Overall a really great book that tells the hardships of life and that dreams can really come true if you work your way to them!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Tsugumi Ohba did a very good job with informing the public of the realities of manga making.
Motta38 More than 1 year ago
To think Tsugumi Ohba, writer of Death Note, would be able to create something like this. God i love this so much. Shows you what goes on in a mangaka's life (minus the love conditions?). Anyway, I love this series to death, shame it's ended, though, but there's still the Anime!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love it! I feel in love with Death Note real quick, and this was a way different topic the Death Note. Its about a manga artist and writer! The characters are great you"ll fall in love with them right away Ohba and Obata did a really good job with the story and art. Nicely drawn! Cant wait to read the 2cd book!!!
daraCA More than 1 year ago
Bakuman is a great series. The first good manga I have read that is not all battle or supernatural and whatnot. At first I had my doubts, but in time it really was worth purchasing.
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botolo86 More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this manga series. It is extremely fascinating to know some details of the whole publishing industry in Japan and it is very inspiring to follow the story of these two young kids and their desire to become manga artists.
PainFrame More than 1 year ago
There’re no limits with Manga, you know.  I wasn’t sure what to expect from this series. A manga about kids wanting to make their own manga. I can’t tell, am I already bored? But since this is produced by the same talent that came up with Death Note, I had to give it a chance. I’m glad I did, the enthusiasm of the two main characters is infectious, the artwork is stellar, and the story has way more going on than I would have expected, not to mention lots of interesting asides, familiar to fans of Death Note. I don’t know how long Obata and Ohba have been working together, but their chemistry is perfect and I hope they have a long future together. Wait a sec., there are twenty of these? That’s going to get expensive, where are my Omnibus black editions?
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