Viz License Bakuman Manga

By Ishaan . April 17, 2010 . 11:31am Bakuman is a story of two young men aspiring to become professional manga-ka. Moritaka Mashiro, the protagonist, is a talented artist who is approached by his classmate, Akito Takagi, an aspiring writer, with an offer to team up and create manga together.


While Moritaka is initially hesitant, encouragement from his fiancĂ©e, Miho Azuki — an up and coming voice-actress — and Takagi’s persistence push him to give it a try.


Like Death Note before it, Bakuman is written by Tsugumi Ohba and drawn by Takeshi Obata. While the first volume only officially releases in August, Viz’s May 2010 issue of Shonen Jump contains a preview.

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  • MisterNiwa

    Lol we got that manga since last zear here in Germany.

    And i gotta tell you people, this is a TOP Manga, i gladly put it into my top 5.

  • After a lot of chapters so much text becomes a hassle, like with Death Note, they talk a LOT for a manga xD Good nonetheless, and will get an Anime this Fall.

  • YES

  • Aoshi00

    argh, this is one of my manga backlog too, I’ve been buying them (7 volumes now), but I haven’t even finished reading volume one. One reason is I can’t stand Obata Takeshi’s drawing anymore, it was so good in Ayatsuri Sakon, Hikaru no Go and Death Note, but it’s been getting uglier and uglier since Blue Dragon Ral Grad, I don’t like the drawing in Bakuman either… Usually artists improve over the years, but there are just some who got worse, like Fujisaki Ryu (his short stories and early Houshin Engi was good, now the horror story Shiki’s drawing looks like crap…)

    • MisterNiwa

      I can’t agree with that. :I

      • Aoshi00

        I just don’t like his art anymore.. the environment is still drawn in painstaking photo-realistic details, but chars’ faces all look weird and rough around the edges ever since Blue Dragon… but I’ll try not to be distracted by the drawing and read it. I remember when Death Note was coming out, I would pick up a new volume ASAP and read it on the same day because I loved his art..

        I’m a very visual person, if the manga’s art style doesn’t agree w/ me I won’t read it. It depends, Takahashi Rumiko’s art has never been very refined but is very pleasant and easy on the eyes (my favorite is Maison Ikkoku), so I’m reading Kyoukai no Rinne right now. I didn’t think this manga parodying the manga industry would last that long.. 7 volumes backlog.. eek..

  • mm i think i will wait for th anime xD

  • anbu

    This manga is also informative. I learned alot of stuff reading this, about how the manga industry works, specifically SJ.

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