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Bakuman, Volume 2

Bakuman, Volume 2

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by Tsugumi Ohba, Takeshi Obata

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

Reads R to L (Japanese Style), for T audiences.


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

Reads R to L (Japanese Style), for T audiences.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
The team behind the wildly popular Death Note weighs in with a quite different yet appealing series about a pair of teen manga artists shooting for publication in Japan's mega-manga mag, Shonen Jump (where Bakuman is currently running). Plotting chops really count in this kind of character-driven story, and Ohba's got 'em. Moritaka is the sweet so-so student artist and Akito the supersmart writer. As the plot develops, other characters introduce twists and complications: Nobuhiro, Moritaka's late artist uncle; Miho and Kaya, the girlfriends with their own agendas; Akira, the Shueisha editor who sees the boys' potential but keeps challenging them; and Eiji, their competition. As an extra, scattered throughout are reproductions of Ohba storyboards followed by Obata's redrawn thumbnails. VERDICT Fans hoping for paranormal histrionics will be disappointed, but others will be engrossed in the suspense these creators build for the boys and their dreams as well as insider glimpses into the Japanese manga industry and the difficulties facing manga superstars. As with Hikaro No Go and Death Note, Obata's art is excellent. Up to ten volumes in Japan, the series is recommended for teens and up.—M.C.

Product Details

Publication date:
Bakuman Series, #2
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Product dimensions:
7.98(w) x 11.78(h) x 0.65(d)
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

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 2000 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. His current series Bakuman is serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump.

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