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Bakuman episode 21

What on earth did they do to Nakai’s face here? He normally just looks like a regular slightly tubby bloke. Here he looks like the star of a rape-themed hentai. Not that very many character’s faces remained on model in this episode anyway.

New female character

If you can draw you eyes away from Nakai now resembling a frog, we have ourselves a new female character, who I already prefer infinitely to Miho. My opinion of her was already better than most female characters in that her head didn’t look like an egg nor did her hair resemble a parasite sucking out her brains. Which may explain why she’s the only female character so far to have something resembling a brain. Although it would be nice if someone came up with criticism for manga that didn’t revolve around it being in the wrong publication. You’d swear from the way these bunch talk about manga that anyone could write the stuff. You just need to find the right publication for your work. And hey, if none of them work, you could always write a cell phone novel. They publish any old crap. And if even that fails, simply write yourself into a story where a vampire falls in love with you and watch the publishers line up.

Whining always works

Bakuman failing to keep the faces on model round 3. Either that, or someone has replaced Nakai’s eyes with dices. No wonder he looks so pissed off. It’s got nothing to do with the fact a famous musician wants to write manga. Which in itself is pretty laughable. The idea of a singer famous enough to be in the paper announcing midway through a concert that he’s in the running for a manga beginners competition is ridiculous. Maybe if it was mentioned in passing or something, but he made such a big deal out of it, showing the crowd the pages and everything. Not that complaining about it will do anything. Fukuda has always been a whiny git, as has Saiko, but they really should know better than to complain about it. New girl is probably scoffing at the lot of them now.  Their whining won’t change the mind of the Jump Jack staff one bit. Get back to work you lazy mangaka bums.

More off model faces

Hattori’s facial features move about his face every time he talks. I swear in one scene his mouth was taking up half of his face alone. His eyebrows grow and shrink in size too. JC Staff stopped trying long ago.

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  1. Posted March 2, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Permalink

    I like her.
    But in a show with Miho and Kaho, this is no wonder, right?

  2. Posted March 2, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Permalink

    JC Staff stopped try­ing long ago.


    Kasai’s directing is so good in every other anime of his I’ve seen. What happened here?

    • Scamp
      Posted March 2, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Permalink

      Clearly you haven’t seen any of Miracle Train…

      • Posted March 2, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Permalink

        Yeah, but working with a premise like Miracle Train is no fun at all…
        Yet with Bakuman, you could do so many things… I need more camera zooms and over-the-top-ness! (Less romance, more manga…)

      • Posted March 2, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Permalink

        By the way, this is the first time I have said: “less romance” to an anime. Bakuman, I am very dissapoint.

      • Scamp
        Posted March 3, 2011 at 9:24 am | Permalink

        The very fact he agreed to do Miracle Train shows he’s stopped caring

  3. Posted March 2, 2011 at 4:12 pm | Permalink

    Poor Nakai looked so creepy in this episode …

  4. Posted March 2, 2011 at 5:26 pm | Permalink

    I wonder if JC Staff can pull some better talent on to this show for the rumored 2nd season.

  5. mcm38
    Posted March 2, 2011 at 7:11 pm | Permalink

    Maybe the face designs are an attempt to create new anime/manga (if it’s also the same in the manga) expressions. Failed indeed! Altough Nakai-san looks pretty funny in some of them.
    But I do think the reaction of the ‘Fukuda team’ is only natural. Let me explain: wouldn’t some certain blogger called Scamp be upset when, let’s say Kevin Rudolf announces in one of his live concerts he’s going to start blogging about anime. Everyone in the bloggworld would be shaken. The bloggers would be upset and start protesting mr. Rudolf by bombing his house with eggs and start sending threathening mails/letters/calls. Not to mention all the hate posts in mr. Rudolfs blogg. Result: a group of people getting arrested, the leader is nicknamed Scamp. (Welcome to mcm’s fantasy world!)
    Anyways, you get the idea.

    Btw, looks like Bakuman. is being dropped by more ppl every week. Even I didn’t watch the last 3 episodes till today.

    • Scamp
      Posted March 3, 2011 at 9:25 am | Permalink

      I would like that because it would get the aniblogosphere more exposure. Leave comments on his site and BAM, new readers everywhere!

      Not that we’re comparing like with like here but whatev’

  6. luffyluffy
    Posted March 3, 2011 at 12:21 am | Permalink

    I was never good at detecting off model faces.

    Then Durarara!! 25 happened.

    • Scamp
      Posted March 3, 2011 at 9:26 am | Permalink

      Oh god yes. What happened to the animation there anyway? Still an awesome episode though

      • mcm38
        Posted March 3, 2011 at 9:42 am | Permalink

        It was like a summary of the whole season. And we got more Shizuo vs Izaya action. XD Simon trying to advertise on tv.

  7. Posted March 3, 2011 at 12:33 am | Permalink

    Yay, for what’s her name, but seriously speaking, I like her.
    She is a very feminine character, but feminine as in the old fashioned modest type of feminine, not the “I’m a teenage girl, look at me” feminine.

    Anyways this is unrelated, but Ireland beat England, does that make you happy, Scamp?

    • Scamp
      Posted March 3, 2011 at 9:27 am | Permalink

      Barely anyone in Ireland even knows we have a cricket team, let alone care if they win anything

      • OHEMGEE
        Posted March 3, 2011 at 6:11 pm | Permalink

        very tragic that is

    • Posted March 7, 2011 at 3:04 am | Permalink

      Thought they would beat India too and earn themselves the title of Giant Killers, but nope.

      But seriously, Ireland deserves a lot of recogonition in cricket. I paused Tatami Galaxy and watched the match (IREvsENG) through to the end because of K. O’ Brian’s innings. Super player!

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