Manga Review: Bakuman V 11 by Tsugumi Ohba & Takeshi Obata @vizmedia

May Contain Spoilers

Forget everything I said about Yamahisa! He has taken poor Ryu and made him a hostess club deviant.  Some of the female manga artists don’t help matters much, pointing out how weird he is. Right in front of him. With his new woman rage burning bright, he vows to make True Human even better, while showcasing the two-faced women in his life. Since he doesn’t get out much, he really doesn’t have much interaction with women to fall back on, so it is so unfortunate that Hiramaru’s tea party didn’t go as planned. For either artist. Yoshida and Yamahisa will do anything to keep their artists working, and they are having mixed results.

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Manga Review: Bakuman V 10 by Tsugumi Ohba & Takeshi Obata @shonenjump


May Contain Spoilers

Bakuman has become one of my favorite series. Like One-Punch Man, it didn’t wow me from the beginning, but gradually earned my love. By volume 4 I was hooked, after wondering if I should continue on with a somewhat boring series about two middle school kids who vow become famous manga artists. While there was a lot of info-dumping at first, the series has settled into solid storytelling, with solid character growth for most of the characters. The women still don’t have much depth, but I guess I can’t have everything.

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Manga Review: Honey So Sweet V 7 by Amu Meguro @shojobeat


May Contain Spoilers

When Nao realizes that Miyabi has a crush on Onise, at first she dismisses the other girl as harmless. She trusts Onise, and she knows that she doesn’t have anything to worry about. But when Miyabe invites herself to the festival with Nao and her friends, she starts to feel the sting of jealousy. Is her relationship with Onise really safe from interference from Miyabi?

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Manga Review: Bakuman V 9 by Tsugumi Ohba & Takeshi Obata @shonenjump @vizmedia


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What a great volume. All of the manga creators are in high competition mode, especially Moritaka and Akito. Spurred on by the challenge presented by Iwase and Nizuma, they are determined to make Tanto a hit. And standing out in the wings, just waiting for his chance to shine, is Ryu Shizuka, a shut-in with mad manga skillz, who is repped by editor Masakuza Yamahisa. Things are getting real, and I wonder who will emerge at the top of Jump.

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Manga Review: Bakuman V 8 by Tsugumi Ohba & Takeshi Obata


May Contain Spoilers

Akito’s chickens finally come home to roost. Kaya discovers a letter from Iwase, and immediately jumps to the wrong conclusion. When she and Akito stop talking, Moritaka wonders what’s going on. When Miho gives him a piece of her mind, and then breaks up with him, he’s distraught. What did he do??

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Manga Review: Bakuman V 7 by Tsugumi Ohba & Takeshi Obata @shonenjump


May Contain Spoilers

Argh! When Moritaka and Akito’s Detective Trap is canceled, they are devastated. They decide that the best way to get over their disappointment is to get to work on a new project, while studying for their college entrance exams. When they have a disagreement with their editor regarding the direction of their next work, things look bleak.

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Manga Review: Bakuman V6 by Tsugumi Ohba & Takeshi Obata @shonenjump


May Contain Spoilers

Now that they have a weekly series running in Jump, Moritaka and Akito face the struggle of deadlines and passing grades in their classes. When Moritaka has a health scare that interferes with his productivity, things are looking grim for our boys. Will they be able to change the mind of the editor in chief, or will their series be on hiatus until they graduate from high school?

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Manga Review: Bakuman V5 by Tsugumi Ohba & Takeshi Obata @shonenjump



May Contain Spoilers


Oh noes! If they weren’t under enough pressure, now the guys have to deal with a new editor on the eve of the debut of their new Jump series. Ugh! This guy seems a little flaky, and not as knowledgeable as Hattori (who I really, really liked!). Can they cope with this huge disruption and still achieve their goal of having the number one manga series in Japan? Read more