Tag: Tsugumi Ohba

Book Watch: Bakuman

by on Sep.06, 2011, under Art, Book Watch, Books, Entertainment

Bakuman, Vol. 1Bakuman, Vol. 1-6 by Tsugumi Ohba

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Date Started: Sept 1st, 2011
Date Ended: Sept 6th, 2011

I caught the first few chapters of this manga in Shonen Jump, and was rather hooked from the beginning. It balances a slow-paced drama and romance with insider technical knowledge of how manga is produced in Japan and remains interesting despite a premise that does not lend itself easily to being described. Since it is a manga about manga, they don’t go into a lot of detail regarding the fictional manga being created but instead focus on interactions between the fictional manga’s creators, friends, and colleagues.

Mostly what I find inspiring about the series is the idea of two people pursing their dream job, regardless of the consequences. The series is still being published in America.

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