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

4.26 of 5 stars 4.26  ·  rating details  ·  1,438 ratings  ·  47 reviews
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~
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...
Charlie Chouinard
This manga really inspires individuality. Finding what it is that resonates with one's self. This is key when creating.
David Schaafsma
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

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
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
This volume continues the story of out Mangakas but with their relationship shaky, Mashiro becomes an assistant for Nizuma, meeting Fukuda. Mashiro and Fukuda discuss all the problems with Shonen Jump and how they think it can be improved, which is obviously a proxy for Ohba and Obata. Whilst predictable (and I still find the drawing of their editor too weird) Bakuman goes at quite a pace and is fairly entertaining.
Sakura Yue Michaelis
Eiji Niizuma is so crazily eccentric and looks so similar to Mao, vocalist of SID, that is it impossible NOT to like him.
Amy Peavy
Wow, this is picking up speed!
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
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
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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
Nov 23, 2014 Logan rated it 5 of 5 stars
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Kaltham Saeed
For some reason I liked this less than the first two. Anyhow ill give the next one a chance
Still a solid story. I definitely like the inclusion of new characters.
Rajab Al-mukarrom
suka suka suka semangat mereka!
mimpi dan impian memang harus diwujudkan. :)
Eiji is such a psycho, but I'm starting to like him.
Yay! There's actual conflict now!
Пока единственная претензия - к совсем нереалистичному персонажу Ниидзумы Эйдзи, главному сопернику Сайко и Сюдзина. Он делает лишь две вещи - рисует мангу и спит. И из под его пера выходит один из самых популярных сериалов «Джампа». Но как при столь асоциальном поведении и отсутствии мало-мальского интереса к жизни и миру вокруг ему это удаётся? Даже при свей своей одарённости, вряд ли одного только чтения манги достаточно.

В остальном же «Бакуман» движется в верном направлении.
Ruba AlTurki
Chapters : 17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25.
Saiko is asked by Hattori to become Niizuma's assistant for the Summer and he agree , when he was working with Niizuma he remembers drawing manga when he was little and he decided to stop at this point he found what he was looking for! Saiko chose to draw his manga by himself if Shujin won't bring his name within two days!! what's going on ? are they going to lose each other? or is there any surprises coming up ..
Oh my God, Eiji is such a weirdo hahahaha! God he reminds me of .. me, but I'm more reeled in , if you know what I mean.. He must have ADD or something.. I always like to jump and say 'Asperger's' if a character is 1) not very social 2) a little loopy 3) weird quirks (hand flapping, obsession with his things .. like not being touched or handled without permission ) .. but seriously, this guy is something else .. Love this series!
C.D. Reimer
Kaya gets a lot of fan service in this particular volume. Although drawn as a curvy girl, she didn't seem to have big boobs. Whether beating up her boyfriend or playing volleyball, her boobs get extra attention as they bounce out to defy gravity. Meanwhile, young manga artist Moritaka mixes it up with the competition when he takes an assistant job with his chief rival during the summer break.
it is just getting better. the story gets complicated. characters and their interactions are more shaped. i am just drowned into the process of creating manga. and the spirit and enthusiasm - the need to get better at what one does, a typical japanese spirit - is intoxicating!
i like this!
This book ranks a little lower mostly because it read as just being a bunch of advice about manga-making crammed into some semblance of a plot. Still love love love the characters, but will enjoy this series more if it were a little less informative and a little more story.
Though this series is beloved, I think it gains that love solely because it occupies a unique niche. When you take away the manga aspects (an insider's look into the industry, the wish fulfillment, etc) you're left with an extremely mediocre soap opera.
Rachel Searcey
It's really just packed with advice for aspiring artists and mangaka, which I love.
Otherwise the characters are kinda mediocre and have some annoying hang ups. But it's more entertaining than reading a text book about the manga industry.
Most epic cover ever - I love Eiji, I love Takeshi's style, I love the story, I don't care what people say that the old school manga is the best, this is as close as you get to contemp manga classic as you can get.
Can I just say that I LOVE Eiji Nizuma? What a great guy! Nakai and Fukuda were great too (I have been forewarned that Fukuda is my older brother's favourite character; I'm assuming he only gets better!)
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Tsugumi Ohba (大場 つぐみ Ōba Tsugumi?, born in Tokyo, Japan) is a writer best known for the manga Death Note. His real identity is a closely guarded secret. As stated by the profile placed at the beginning of each Death Note manga, Ohba collects teacups and develops manga plots while holding his knees on a chair, similar to a habit of L, one of the main characters of the series.

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