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Bakuman, Volume 3: Debut and Impatience (Bakuman #3)

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

Reads R to L (Japanese Style) T audience.

Average student Moritaka Mashiro enjoys drawing for fun. When his classmate and aspiring writer Akito Takagi discovers his talent, he begs Moritaka to team up with him as a manga-creating duo. But what exactly does it take to make it in the manga-publishing worl
Paperback, 187 pages
Published February 1st 2011 by VIZ Media LLC (first published January 1st 2009)
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Sarah ~Sehrenity~
Mar 03, 2011 Sarah ~Sehrenity~ rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2011
The only thing keeping this manga from being 5 stars for me is that the female characters are soooo stereotypically busty and girly. But then again, it is shonen...
David Schaafsma
Nov 21, 2014 David Schaafsma rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga, gn-pedagogy
We learn about the politics and controversies of the life of a mangaka, including dealing with rivalries, publishing contests, how to fit in relationships. The twists in this one involve the two friends separating for a time, and one working as an assistant for their crazy genius competitor for some time-out you know, this is entertaining and enlightening about the trade. Most of the people doing this work are very young--our central heroes are just in high school now--so the appeal to teenagers ...more
Charlie Chouinard
This manga really inspires individuality. Finding what it is that resonates with one's self. This is key when creating.
May 21, 2015 Romeo rated it really liked it
i think the start of this volume is a bit slow, but it picks up the pace eventually, and there are many scenes which i found really interesting- some twists here there which i hadnt predicted. that is something i really like about Bakuman. while predictability is rife there are also alot of "WOW" and "Didnt see that coming!" moments. i also really enjoy the character interactions- especially the ones with Niizuma in them.
another aspiring manga artist Fukuda is introduced in this volume. i think
Apr 13, 2015 Emma rated it liked it
In this volume of Bakuman the partners split up for the summer break. Takagi and Miyoshi are getting closer while Mashiro and Azuki seem more distant than ever.

Is it just me or do Miyoshi's boobs get bigger in each volume? Dumb. Every volume of Bakuman feels like more of the same but there's always just one little plot twist that keeps me moving on to the next volume.
Feb 23, 2016 To rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Das Buch war auf jeden Fall wieder eines der Besseren. Es ist interessant zu sehen wie sich Mihos Laufbahn weiterentwickelt und ich konnte mich richtig schön aufregen über die Idol-Kultur in Asien. Wurde toll eingefangen.
Außerdem gibt es das Zusammentreffen von Eiji und Fukuda und Mashiro, was ich einfach nur so verschlungen habe. Es war gar nicht so super aufregend, aber die Dynamik der Figuren hat einen voll in seinen Bann gezogen und ebenso mitgerissen.

Einziges Manko war die Geschichte um die
Oscar  Leal
3 estrellas y media . El tomo es bastante agradable para una lectura relajante , creo que tiene mucho texto pero en sí es bastante a doc

Este es quizás el tomo donde mayores problemas comienzan a tener nuestros protagonistas en la historia no solo en cuestión de capacidad creativa para crear el mejor manga posible , si no , problemas amorosos , de celos , de bloqueos que culminan en una separación temporal para continuar solo por wl verano para mejorar por separado .

Vendrán los desentendimiento
Scott Lee
Jul 27, 2015 Scott Lee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While the level of meta-ness that comes from reading a Shonen Jump manga about teenagers trying to make it successfully into Weekly Shonen Jump as manga creators gets a bit heavy at times in this volume, and the "how-to"ishness of some of the narrative boxes is a bit overplayed, the characters carry the story forward nicely. It's nice to see the Takagi and Mashiro hit a bump or two as a team, and see Mashiro and Takagi on their own a bit. The thick plottens in this volume and it plottens nicely.
Oct 12, 2014 Chivitouille rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, manga, 2014

Por alguna extraña razón me costó empezar con este tomo, siempre que lo empezaba sucedía algo que me hacia posponerlo y las ganas de leerlo se esfumaban, pero curiosamente a la tercera va la vencida y cuando lo retomé, me sentí tan tonta por no haberlo continuado la primera vez.
Nos encontramos con que Mashiro y Takagi están empeñados en hacer un manga de acción, puesto que consideran que es la vía más rápida para tener éxito lo mas pronto posible y por lo tanto cada uno busca inspiración donde p
This review has been sloppily thrown together at the last second in hopes to make you laugh with poorly written jokes and excessive fan-sarcasm. If you came here expecting a quality review, you have been misdirected. This is probably what you're looking for.

After that rather ominous opening, we enter my review of Volume 3 of Bakuman. (Not literally, of course. How would that even work?)* This volume has a lot of the same positive points of the last two - very realistic characters, a surprisingly
May 09, 2012 Lee rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Review for the whole series, SPOILERS be damned.

Until the end, Bakuman completely pulled us into the world of manga-making, particularly Shonen and JUMP manga.
..and this is also exactly the knowledge that made me believe that Bakuman is a failed series.

Story about a pair of mangaka with (very) detailed depicting is doomed to be boring, of course. Especially when arcs about questionnaire and manga ranking are getting a big part on the series. I have to admit although I read the stories till the
Sarah Lu
Feb 12, 2013 Sarah Lu rated it really liked it
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Jul 28, 2014 Hollowspine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novel
I really love this series. I was a fan of the collaboration of these two artists on Death Note, but to me this series tops that one by far.

This time, the story doesn't seem to include any supernatural elements. Or genius detectives. There is a bit of a cat and mouse aspect to it, but in a much more romantic way. The romance in the book doesn't come on too strong either. It's actually rather refreshing.

The main story is about two middle/high school students (they were in middle school during the
May 17, 2015 Laura rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Sería un 2,5 porque este tomo me pareció un poquitito mejor que el anterior. De todas formas, no mejoró lo suficiente como para querer seguir leyendo Bakuman.
Lo positivo es que la historia ridícula de amor de Mashiro casi no se menciona en este tomo, lo malo es que Niizuma Eiji toma protagonismo. No sé si se supone que sea épico que sea tan excéntrico pero a mi me pareció malísimo. Realmente no entiendo por qué existe xDD
Me da mucha pena porque había escuchado cosas muy buenas de este manga, per
Federiken Masters
Hace unos años me quejaba de que no hubiera edición argentina de este genial manga y hoy, pese al largo parate que tuvo la serie a nivel local, me quejo de que tengo varios tomos acumulados por delante y que no sé si releerme todo o arrancar directamente desde el punto en el que me quedé la última vez.
Mientras tranto, cada reseña mía será una basura, pero en proporción inversa, el manga no afloja en (casi) ningún momento.
Dec 31, 2014 Rifda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
Nggak terasa, ini bacanya kilat buat memenuhi target ._.

Intinya ya gitu.. ya masih suka Shujin(?)

Eiji niizuma ambisius banget, capek liatnya =___=

P.S. Tahun depan harus balas kesedikitan buku fiksi yang dibaca tahun ini!
Big Shell
This could've been something different. I loved the details about the inside trades, the ranking battles, and the market manipulations. I loved that for once, instead of living-for-art run of the meal motivation, we get something that is honest about pride, vanity, popularity and societal approval.

It's just unfortunate that it slid down hill pretty quickly, with shoehorned romance that took up at least a quarter of the story yet without any actual content. I get that the leads are slightly poor
Logan Simpson
Nov 23, 2014 Logan Simpson rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga
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Jenna Leigh
Oct 15, 2015 Jenna Leigh rated it it was amazing
I read these too fast for my own good. Like, honestly though, I blew through this in one school day! And a normal school day at that - there weren't even any tests.
Nelly Thom
Nov 20, 2015 Nelly Thom rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Things are heating up and I'm liking it quite a bit. Miyoshi seems to have evened out as a character and is the lone female that has more than thirty panels a volume.
Desi Ariyanis
Oct 28, 2015 Desi Ariyanis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Crows! Crows! I love Eiji, he reminds me of L, both are weird and genius ^^
May 19, 2014 Shannon rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, manga
Still a solid story. I definitely like the inclusion of new characters.
M. Rajab Al-mukarrom
suka suka suka semangat mereka!
mimpi dan impian memang harus diwujudkan. :)
Abby Ang
Mar 17, 2016 Abby Ang rated it liked it
I really like the premise, but can we tone down the sexist language?
Alexander Case
Mar 23, 2015 Alexander Case rated it liked it
Shelves: anime-manga
This volume gives considerable more development for Eiji Nizuma, changing him from a villainous looney toon to a character who is more likeable, though his "request" makes for an odd plot thread. Additionally, this volume provides more background on the life and role of an Assistant then I knew about in the past.

In short, assistants in Anime & Manga are comparable to inkers, letterers, and (to a certain degree) colorists in western comics. Their importance to the end result is significant en
Jan 03, 2015 Eliseu rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebooks, manga
Eiji is such a psycho, but I'm starting to like him.
Selviana Rahayu
Dec 01, 2015 Selviana Rahayu rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: punya, terjemahan, komik
nampol banget dialog-dialognya!
Dony Grayman
Reedición argentina de Octubre 2015 del tomo 3 de Bakuman. Repite ISBN de la primera.
Amy Yeap
May 24, 2015 Amy Yeap rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015-reads
My favourite in the series so far...
Dec 11, 2014 Anna rated it really liked it
Yay! There's actual conflict now!
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