Viz License Bakuman Manga

0 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.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.