Apr 3, 2013

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Bakuman 3 episode 25

… I have very little good to say about this ending. It was disappointing, that’s all. Those that have read the manga knew it was coming, just like me, but I was hopeful. I’m pretty sure the author(s) received quite a few bad responses when their manga ended, so I was kind of hoping that the anime’s ending was going to be different.

[SFW]_Bakuman_S3_-_25_END_[EE1C7524].mkv_snapshot_04.38_[2013.04.02_22.14.54]I must say that it was nice to see a bit more about Reversi. It’s too bad that it’s a show within a show, because I would’ve definitely watched that. This is what Moritaka has been working for all this time. This one show allowed him to fulfil his dream, and that would’ve been an amazing sight if the ending wasn’t so terrible. Let’s face it; we spent three seasons watching Bakuman, some of us spent quite a lot of time reading the manga, and for what? For this terrible ending? I think not. The ending was so incredibly lame that it made me regret watching this show in the first place (just a little though).

[SFW]_Bakuman_S3_-_25_END_[EE1C7524].mkv_snapshot_21.24_[2013.04.02_22.16.05]Actually, I don’t think this ended anything at all. I mean, we spent all of this time watching Moritaka fulfil his dream, which would be to marry the girl of his dreams. He did not actually end up marrying Miho. We had to make due with a mere kiss, as though that would satisfy our desire to watch those two end up together. Shame…

Those Reversi scenes and the one where Kazuya and Yuriko finally got married were the only things worth watching. The rest was just a bitter disappointment. Frankly, I mean this honestly, I hope this was the last of Bakuman. Don’t even bother airing an OVA. I’m pretty much done with it all.

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Mar 27, 2013

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Bakuman 3 episode 24

Oh my, what happened there, Sage? Managed to squeeze out another episode after one and a half week of waiting? It’s alright, I appreciate it all the same, I guess. I wouldn’t even have bothered to criticize them if it weren’t for their cocky comments on their page.

[sage]_Bakuman_S3_-_24_[720p][A89D51F6].mkv_snapshot_08.48_[2013.03.26_23.16.41]Anyway, back to something that’s actually worth talking about; Bakuman! Although I said that, I still cannot believe that they spent the majority of this episode, a very important episode at that, focussing on Moritaka and Akito’s latest work, Reversi. Everyone was so stressed about because Moritaka and Akito were ending their manga before the anime adaption was going to start. A lot of people didn’t the idea of that, but who cares? All good things deserve equally good endings, wouldn’t you agree? That’s probably why their editor, Akira, did their best to make it happen. He even put his career on the line. Now that’s an editor!

[sage]_Bakuman_S3_-_24_[720p][A89D51F6].mkv_snapshot_15.19_[2013.03.26_23.16.57]But enough of that, let us focus on the fact Moritaka is as good as married to Miho. They are still waiting for the anime to actually air, but there’s no way that’s going to stop now, it’s already been announced. Besides, they have nothing to fear. Reversi is more popular than ever before, they even beat Eiji’s Zombie Gun in the both rankings and sales. That alone says a whole lot!

Also, I fear that I’m once again worried about the ending. At first I thought that it was going to be fine, because we had two episodes left, but I didn’t think they’d focus on their serialization this much. It seems that the ending is pretty much going to be the same as the manga’s. That’s too bad, I guess. Still, I can’t wait to see it! Just three more days…

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Mar 20, 2013

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Bakuman 3 episode 23

I am absolutely shocked at Sage. It took them over two weeks to sub the twenty-third episode. Other fans subbed it before them, that’s just pathetic. I mean, I understand that Bakuman isn’t much of a priority in their eyes, mainly because they have bad taste, but this is just lazy. I’d like to think that subgroups have a certain responsibility towards their (paying/donating) fans.

[sage]_Bakuman_S3_-_23_[720p][6E7C04AB].mkv_snapshot_09.30_[2013.03.19_23.33.58]Still, my happiness after seeing this episode outweighed my disappointed in Sage. We have finally reached the point where it’s Miho’s turn to prove herself, where it’s time to show just how much she wants to marry Moritaka. Let’s face it; Moritaka’s job is over. He worked hard for years and sacrificed a lot of simple pleasures for this one moment.

Would I be able to do that? No. I’m sorry, I just don’t have the patience. That guy must be a saint (until his wedding night where he will unleash all those pent-up urges upon Miho’s body). That one promise made this show worth watching. That one promise is what made us continue watching, if anything at all.

[sage]_Bakuman_S3_-_23_[720p][6E7C04AB].mkv_snapshot_21.28_[2013.03.19_23.34.20]That is why I stood up as Miho stole the show. Her voice, skills and the fact that she memorize (the correct) lines helped her win the audition. That’s right, Miho and Moritaka are getting married now that Miho has the part. I, just like everyone, knew she was going to win the audition, yet I was still moved when she did.

The reason why I’m so happy is because of the episode itself. It pretty much ended. Miho and Moritaka won, yet we still have two episodes to go. This completely raised my hope for a different ending than the one in the manga. It’s looking really good. I hope they managed to come up with a better ending after all the criticism they had endure when the manga ended.

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Mar 13, 2013

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Bakuman 3 episode 22

Now, now… There’s no need to look so surprised. If you seriously thought that Moritaka and Akito wouldn’t get that anime adaption then you don’t know this show at all. They always try to save the best for last, always.

[sage]_Bakuman_S3_-_22_[720p][168ACCA8].mkv_snapshot_02.18_[2013.03.12_22.07.24]The only thing bad about Bakuman is the fansubbers. It’s shameful that it always takes so long, and that there’s only one dedicated group out there that subs Bakuman, one of the best shows out there nowadays. It’s also shameful that Moritaka and Akito got themselves an anime adaption, but that their troubles have only begun. To think the moment Moritaka has worked so hard for was ruined by the blog post of a single, stupid girl that didn’t think before she acted. How could she have written that about Moritaka and Azuki? She should’ve known that stuff like that ruins people’s lives, especially since she’s in showbiz as well.

[sage]_Bakuman_S3_-_22_[720p][168ACCA8].mkv_snapshot_17.16_[2013.03.12_22.08.31]Moritaka and Akito finally succeeded in getting an anime adaption, but it’s not over yet. It’s Azuki’s time to prove herself by auditioning for a part in the Reversi anime. It’s now officially known that Azuki, the voice actress, is engaged to Mahiro, the mangaka. People, mainly their fans, would think that Azuki got picked because of her relationship with Mahiro, which is why she has to audition.

I still hate to say this, but it seems the anime is really following the manga’s footsteps. Prepare yourself for a rather disappointing ending. It’ll be emotional to some degree, but it ends there. The ending doesn’t compliment the story in any way whatsoever.

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Feb 28, 2013

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Bakuman 3 episode 21

I finally found out why Bakuman has such irregular releases. The only subgroup, Sage, exists out of a few fans that sub these shows for fun. A few of those guys don’t like Bakuman, even though Sage funsubbed the previous seasons, too. It’s a very strange story, but okay…

[sage]_Bakuman_S3_-_21_[720p][D4279C8F].mkv_snapshot_03.41_[2013.02.27_22.52.47]Anyway, things are finally getting better for Moritaka and Akito. They were approached by a man that came to that event for the sole reason of meeting them, hoping they were interesting in an anime adaption of Reversi, not knowing that Moritaka and Akito created that manga for the sole purpose of getting animated.

It was strange that Moritaka stayed calm (as though an anime adaption is years away). Strange, but very understandable. I guess he’s done with getting his hopes up for no reason, only to be disappointed later. I guess he really has grown since he first started out with Akito. And yes, I really just noticed that during this episode. I always thought he stayed somewhat the same immature guy.

[sage]_Bakuman_S3_-_21_[720p][D4279C8F].mkv_snapshot_19.29_[2013.02.27_22.53.39]It’s come down to a battle between Eiji’s Zombie Gun and their Reversi, even though we all know that Reversi is going to win. There are only five episodes left and the end is rapidly nearing. They don’t have time to create another race between those three without letting Moritaka and Akito win for once. Reversi wins this time, end of story.

I also fear that the anime is going to follow in the manga’s footsteps; it’s going to suck like hell if it is. It’s like they focussed all of their attention on Moritaka and Akito’s road to have their work animated, and used up the remaining time to create some kind of ending. It was very, very disappointing. I’m pretty sure that the third season is going to drop like hell if that actually happens in the anime.

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