Jan 23, 2013

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Bakuman 3 episode 16

Now this is what I call a happy ending. Don’t worry! Bakuman itself hasn’t ended yet. It’s still going as strong as ever. I’m really starting to get nervous though, because it seems like they are going the use the manga’s ending, which was a horrible ending.

[sage]_Bakuman_S3_-_16_[720p][8594A6A9].mkv_snapshot_03.38_[2013.01.22_23.28.51]Eiji wanted to end his manga in his own way, we all know that. He worked very hard and stayed number one for twenty weeks, thereby allowing him to end his manga whenever and however he wanted. This made him the most popular mangaka in Shonen Jack, imagine my surprise (not). There’s no point in verifying the obvious in my opinion.

I liked it when Eiji paid a visit to all the manga that thanked him for all of his work when he finally ended Crow. That’s mighty classy of him. There are sore losers and winners, but that’s one hell of a winner. He doesn’t brag, moan or pout. He just goes straight to business and says/does what needs to be said/done.

[sage]_Bakuman_S3_-_16_[720p][8594A6A9].mkv_snapshot_20.09_[2013.01.22_23.29.56]The trip to Moritaka and Akito, however, led to a heated discussion between the three mangaka, which in turn led to Eiji’s bad ass announcement; Eiji’s coming back, and he’s doing it better than ever. He told Moritaka and Akito that he’s not just going to create his best manga yet, but that he’s going to create the greatest manga of all time. That’s quite the bold announcement, but it’s not entirely impossible when it comes from him. He’s done and said a lot of things that aren’t usually possible. That’s probably why he’s my second favourite character.

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Jan 16, 2013

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Bakuman 3 episode 15

I think I just waited two weeks for just one Bakuman episode. That is really messed up. You can’t keep us waiting this long for just one episode. We need our regular fix, otherwise we’ll start showing withdrawal symptoms.

[SFW-sage]_Bakuman_S3_-_15_[720p][E7127925].mkv_snapshot_07.22_[2013.01.15_22.55.58]I’m happy to see that everyone’s working so hard. It should be a lot easier when three or four different manga’s start to compete for first place all of a sudden. It won’t make it any easier to defeat Eiji, but it should raise one’s spirit, at least. Motivation is half the work. (note: this is not really true. It’s just corporate nonsense to ensure that all employee dogs run at 100% efficiency, merely to ensure that the company’s pockets get filled to the very brim, and that the employee dogs may one day get rewarded, even though the reward won’t be worth it. That’s right, I’ve got a little bit of a hippy mentality inside me.)

[SFW-sage]_Bakuman_S3_-_15_[720p][E7127925].mkv_snapshot_20.02_[2013.01.15_22.56.30]Moving on; I think I’m starting to dislike Takuro even more. He has the audacity to command Kazuya around, even though Kazuya spared him from being a mere street artist. It’s nice and all that he can draw, but that’s worthless when you’re too stupid to come up with a decent story, a story that might get you serialized. The story always comes before the artwork.

Everyone is doing their best to defeat Eiji, and to stop him from ending his manga, Crow. That’s just cute. It doesn’t change the fact that I’m still rooting for Eiji. I believe that he, the author, should have the power to end his work when and how he wants to. Why should his manga get the best possible ending? It’s like the Bakuman manga (talk about irony…), which had a terrible ending. I just hope the anime will be different.

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Jan 8, 2013

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Bakuman 3 episode 14

I’m glad to see that people are finally focussing on Bakuman. It’s always so frustrating when the most popular shows get released later than others. We need our weekly fix on a regular basis, people! Stop trying to work on your social lives, you don’t need them. Throw it all away and become a real, hard-core fansubber. And yes, I’m a huge egoist with a strange sense of humour.

[BFS]_Bakuman_S3_-_14_[720p][76239F90].mkv_snapshot_05.05_[2013.01.07_23.16.30]Anyway, the story continued with Eiji’s little secret. People weren’t worried about it at first, as they thought that he had long forgotten about his request to have the right to end a manga he didn’t like. His editor, Yujiro, actually thought he had matured beyond the point where he would ask the editor-in-chief for something like that. Wrong, but I’ll get to that later.

I’ll briefly focus on the fact that Takuro, quite possibly (one of) the fattest character(s) in anime, is once again being helped by another mangaka. Doesn’t he have any shame? He practically assaulted his previous manga partner, Yuriko-chan, messed with the order in which manga is created, and now he has the audacity to crawl back to the manga world with the help of another manga and his editor? I dreamt of a scene where that guy gets hit by a monster truck. Pure bliss!

[BFS]_Bakuman_S3_-_14_[720p][76239F90].mkv_snapshot_19.39_[2013.01.07_23.18.45]But enough talk about that pitiful character. Let’s focus on the fact that Eiji announced, after his home got invaded by a group of worried mangaka, that he wants to cancel his own manga, Crow. He stated that he wants the right to end his own manga in his own way, and I am inclined to agree with him. Why shouldn’t an author have the right to create an ending of his/her choosing? Just because the manga is selling well? Hell no! Good things deserve good endings.

Still, I thought it was rather shameless of everyone to rush to his house after they heard about his right to cancel a manga of his choosing. Everyone thought that their manga was done for, so they decided, quite pitifully I might add, to ask him about it in person. So much for trust… But hey, at least it ended well. Makes me really want to watch the next episode, too!

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Dec 31, 2012

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Bakuman 3 episode 13

Okay, what to say, what to say… Seriously, what do I say? Must I focus on Tooru’s loss? Or perhaps the idiot that has been messing around with Perfect Crime Party’s (PCP for short) reputation? I was actually surprised that Moritaka took control this time. It’s usually Akito, isn’t it?

[BFS]_Bakuman_S3_-_13_[720p][4191982D].mkv_snapshot_06.46_[2012.12.31_00.08.27]Those who read my posts frequently know that I only write about what really caught my attention. A lot caught my attention during this episode, which makes writing about it a pain in my delicate, unspoiled behind. I suppose it comes with the territory when you create a manga about doable mischief. I’m calling it mischief because Moritaka and Akito claim that it’s not a manga about crime, even though the manga goes by the name of Perfect Crime Party. It’s too late to deny it at this point, wouldn’t you, the viewers, agree?

[BFS]_Bakuman_S3_-_13_[720p][4191982D].mkv_snapshot_16.05_[2012.12.31_00.09.31]Anyway, the fact that Shinta actually went to see Takuro kind of astonished me. Shinta has a good heart, despite his “unique” personality. I bet he, too, couldn’t believe how fat he had gotten. Hell, I bet he was more astonished about that than the fact that he was reduced to a mere street artist. Mind you; street artists sometimes do awesome things. Too bad that Kazuya took him in…

But enough about him and his petty problems. Let’s focus more on how Moritaka and Akito managed to turn that whole situation around. I was impressed when they used the PCP-wannabe to point out that their manga wasn’t about inspiring people to do bad things, but rather how clever the characters in PCP are. God, I can’t wait to see what happens next week. It should be very interesting now that Eiji has made a move.

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Dec 25, 2012

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Bakuman 3 episode 12

Ha! I cannot believe how much I laughed during this episode. Excitement? Drama? To hell with that! I thought it was hilarious. It’s always nice to see how certain types of characters fail miserably. It’s like watching things from a nerd’s prospective as he sees the guy whom bullied him work a dead-end job for a lousy few bucks an hour. In your face, b*tch!

[BFS]_Bakuman_S3_-_12_[720p][F6ACB307].mkv_snapshot_09.13_[2012.12.24_13.26.20]The episode started out just right! Moritaka and Akito were making plans for the upcoming battle between them and Tooru. I don’t know why they took it so seriously, seeing as Tooru’s “friends” were leaving him one by one. And, quite hilariously, that fat bast*rd of an assistant of his made it even worse when trying to save his own fat behind. Seriously, when did Takuro become so ugly? He wanted to save his job at all costs, so he decided to tell those people on the net the truth about the manga’s ratings, after which they all ended up leaving Tooru and his pathetic project. Fatty probably wanted more free food.

[BFS]_Bakuman_S3_-_12_[720p][F6ACB307].mkv_snapshot_17.42_[2012.12.24_13.26.43]I’m going to skip right past the scene where Moritaka goes to his high school reunion. It’s boring. The guy works very hard, so he has every right to be recognized as their class’ number one. It’s been a year or two since Bakuman started, right? I don’t think I’ve ever seen an episode where Moritaka took a break to go to an amusement park or something.

Anyway, Tooru finally acknowledged his defeat (in the ugliest way possible) and decided to quit. I was happy! Yeah, until that annoying editor of his decided to interfere. He refused to let Tooru go, saying that he had a lot of talent, and that he has the potential to create a masterpiece without fifty people to guide him. I personally don’t care. I hate that character’s personality. Besides, he won’t change, ever.

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Dec 18, 2012

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Bakuman 3 episodes 10 & 11

I don’t want to sound like I’m complaining or anything, but why is it that we get two new Bakuman episodes in two days? I thought they were five to seven days behind schedule? Not that it matters. It gives me the opportunity to catch up by reviewing these two episodes at once. Warning: I will only discuss the scenes that appealed to me!’

[SFW-sage]_Bakuman_S3_-_10_[720p][4F9AC572].mkv_snapshot_10.19_[2012.12.17_23.08.07]Let’s start this off with the fact that Shiratori, everyone’s favourite closet homosexual, lost his serialization after his manga became dull and uninteresting. This news hit Moritaka and Akito via yet another old Assistant of theirs. These things happen. He will now have to deal with it, find some new inspiration and try again with a different manga.

Now, I don’t want to start the Tooru-bashing early, but I would like to say that his methods, as good as it may seem at first, are his biggest weakness. You can’t create a manga made out of ideas from fifty different people. It’ll get inconsistent and hard to understand, but I’ll get to that later.

[SFW-sage]_Bakuman_S3_-_11_[720p][3BF240F6].mkv_snapshot_05.42_[2012.12.17_23.08.57]Let’s focus on Takuro, a fatty that’s larger than life itself. I wouldn’t be surprised if his assistants will soon be orbiting around him if he continues to eat that much pizza. It’s really sad that he left the country side once more to become someone’s assistant, something that never wanted to do ever again, merely because Tooru offered him a good pay and free meals. He has definitely changed into something worse. He’s still a huge sexist, egomaniac and he’s even gotten fatter since we last saw him. How is that even possible? A person’s heart will not last with that must fat, especially for an elderly man (not that I care about whether that character lives or dies).

[SFW-sage]_Bakuman_S3_-_11_[720p][3BF240F6].mkv_snapshot_20.33_[2012.12.17_23.09.56]Anyway, I’m satisfied. Episode eleven teaches us, the viewers, a valuable lesson; don’t use daddy’s money to do something when you have absolutely no idea how to do it. It soon became clear that he’s in over his head. His manga started out great. After all, it was a new and interesting idea. That soon changed after just a few chapters. He couldn’t get passed the fifteenth position.

Bakuman teaches us that it’s very bad for a manga to remain in the double digits for too long. Serializations get cancelled that way. And, just as expected, Tooru’s manga is no exception. He knew that and challenged Moritaka and Akito to a final showdown to see who’s better. I can pretend I’m curious about who’ll win, but everyone (and I really mean everyone) knows it’s going to be those two.

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Dec 11, 2012

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Bakuman 3 episode 09

Warning! My Bakuman episode review may seem a little aggressive during the next couple of weeks. This is because of Tooru, a new character that has showed up to make Moritaka and Akito’s lives a little bit worse. I just can’t deal with those types of characters. They make me want to destroy stuff, which is a bad thing when I’m surrounded by expensive hardware and whatnot.

So yeah, Tooru went to visit his idols, Moritaka and Akito, to tell them about his little scheme. He is definitely not a mangaka. He thinks it’s all a game, and that he can become number one with the help of others without actually doing any of the work. In fact, I don’t think he can even draw or come up with a decent story himself. He’s just another sad kid that lives off of daddy’s money.

The one thing that pisses me off most is that he walks around as though he owns the world. He actually thinks that his father’s money, money that will run out eventually, will pay for his little hobby. It’s only a matter of time before it runs out. After all, no company can run without making a profit, and he can’t make a profit when making a manga costs a lot more than Shonen Jack’s paying him.

I’m not worried. It’s only a matter of time before people realize what’s going on. Most editors are still impressed by his skill and speed. He keeps knocking out chapter after chapter, revision after revision. But, as can only be expected, some editors are starting to get suspicious. It’s impossible for a newbie to do all that work alone in such a short amount of time, and still have time to pay the department and other authors a little visit. I’ll be looking forward to the day where he gets caught and fired. I’ll just have to endure till then, that’s all there is to it.

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Dec 4, 2012

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Bakuman 3 episode 08

You can definitely tell its December, a month of ‘miracles’, seeing as Bakuman actually aired and got subbed on time. There’s only one thing that I can clearly say about this episode; change the beginning. GameDemon was not amused.

The story started out with the story of Tooru’s new manga, “Classroom of Truth”. Tooru, being a new mangaka and an Ashirogi Muto fan, made a manga in their style and it really hit the right spot at Jack’s editorial department. He’s a clever little monster, that’s for sure. He deliberately leaked his initial manga, “Classroom of Truth”, so that he could present a new and better one.

The editorial department loves this guy. He puts on a mask and plays this nice, young, cheery and innocent-looking guy with a refreshing new style. Akira is probably the only one that noticed that pretty mask of his. He’s probably wondering right now what’s underneath, even though Moritaka and Akito foundout sooner than I had expected.

As I stated above; Tooru is a big fan of theirs. He planned everything in a way that would benefit him most. The leaked manga, the new manga and, of course, the meeting with his idols. He met them and, when his editor left, showed his true colours. He just submits these manga’s in order to defeat and humiliate them.

I don’t see how Moritaka and Akito will fight this. It’s useless when they don’t have any evidence, providing he’s actually breaking rules. Their only option right now is to continue with their manga and hope that they remain on top of him, as disappointing and dull as that may sound. No guts no glory, brother!

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