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Bakuman episode 14

With the new season taking up my time, I’d almost forgot Bakuman was still around. It even promised me that a certain character would be off in a different school and wouldn’t be taking up screentime anymore.

Editor vs Author

This was the first time we’ve seen Hattori get genuinely angry. By and large, he’s been a calm bloke, more afraid of scaring Saiko and Shujin away from manga altogether than using the stick to keep them on the right path. If there’s ever been the right time for him to lose his cool, it’s obviously now when they go totally against what he told them to do. I loved how blunt he was with their crappy demon sword manga concept. He simply threw it aside and said “what are you doing, this is crap”. My problem in the last episode with the kids turn to generic battle manga was it was showed in a great light. Now we’ve got Hattori to express our frustration, it works a lot better. I wonder if they will make a decent manga in time? Bakuman’s tendency is to almost give them what they strived for but far away enough to make them feel disappointed. My guess is they’ll fuse their original concepts into a battle manga, but it’s hard to see how that’s going to happen at their current pace, what with their desire to draw Dragonball clones.

Nizuma Eiji

Instead of giving us assorted scenes of Nizuma shouting ‘ka-pow’ and drawing more erratically than someone having an epileptic fit, this was the first time we got to see a bit more of Nizuma’s personality. I do love how he calls himself a fan of Saiko and Shujins manga while the two of them are gazing at him in hate. A one-sided rivalry, there’s nothing more lame from their point of view. It does highlight again that the lead two have a clear advantage over Nizuma with the intelligence of their writing. It’s something Nizuma himself fully admits to and accepts he’ll never beat them in that category. Yet they insist on trying to beat him at his own game. That’s why I’m fascinated to see how Bakuman will tackle their attempt to write battle manga. It’s making the clear point that they won’t beat Nizuma at his own game, whether Nizuma himself realises they’re trying to or not.

Nothing more really to say…

I don’t really have anything else to say about the episode. Actually this was the best episode I think Bakuman has produced. It’s just I’ve said all I’ve wanted to say already. I don’t particularly feel like talking about what happened at the start of the episode. Remember the romance doesn’t exist lalala. This series really is a hell of a lot better when she’s not in the picture.

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11 Comments

  1. Posted January 15, 2011 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

    And now it gets better.
    The manga at this point, at least. We will see a lot more about Eiji~
    Still, 13 episodes of stupid romance.

  2. luffyluffy
    Posted January 15, 2011 at 7:40 pm | Permalink

    I’ll have to watch this later~

    • luffyluffy
      Posted January 16, 2011 at 9:04 pm | Permalink

      DAT NEW OPENING

      • Scamp
        Posted January 17, 2011 at 10:06 am | Permalink

        Is almost exactly the same as the old one

        YOUR WUV~~~~

      • luffyluffy
        Posted January 17, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Permalink

        Sept it’s obviously the second half of the song.

        Like what TTGL did with Sorairo Days

  3. Posted January 16, 2011 at 3:46 am | Permalink

    You reminded me why I dropped this at episode 10. This thing doesn’t seem to have gone anywhere.

  4. OHEMGEE
    Posted January 16, 2011 at 6:19 am | Permalink

    I never got past episode 2 of this series.
    The terrible romance was just too much ):

  5. seansky
    Posted January 16, 2011 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

    The story indeed will get much interesting in regards to the parts we care more about. U kinda hit the nail there in your prediction, but i wont spoil it for you here on how they do it. :)

    The only reason i can stand all the bad romance is coz i read the manga and really like how they go around writting their manga…….

  6. Fai D Fluorite
    Posted January 17, 2011 at 3:53 am | Permalink

    The thing with which ticks me off is that people who have already dropped the series keep bitching about how terrible the romance and the pacing is etc. etc.
    If they don’t like the series then why don’t they just shut up?The fact that everyone complains in every darn post shows the fact that they just crave for attention…..lame.

    • Posted January 17, 2011 at 3:55 am | Permalink

      I agree, the romance is terrible in Bakuman and so is the pacing.

  7. Posted January 18, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Permalink

    I heard about a new opening and was really disappointed that it’s just a new opening animation. THAT FUCKING SONG

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