Oh no, not again.
There’s something a little bit worrying about the fact that the first episode of the Bakuman sequel has been my favourite episode of the season so far. Come on the rest of you new anime, you can’t allow yourself to be beaten by bloody Bakuman.
Mangaka are weird
Man, there was me, all prepared to bring out the hating game on Bakuman once again, only for the episode to be genuinely entertaining. I even laughed out loud at one point. Yikes, I think I need a lie down. This new mangaka is hilarious, psychoanalysing his creation and spouting lines at his editor only for him to fob them off. In fact, I liked how strange all the mangaka looked compared to their down to earth editors. Compare the eccentric Nizuma to the editors surrounding him. Also, if this is the Shounen Jump party, why didn’t we get a cameo from the author of One Piece or something like that?
Gurls are stoopid
This is a man’s workplace, you stupid new editor. Why did you bring a girl? You know what girls are like, flaunting their pheromones around the place. She may wear a short skirt and perhaps even flirt! Can you imagine the disruption it would cause on our group of manly mangaka working hard like men should do? *sigh* There’s a part of me that keeps hoping Bakuman will stop being sexist. When the editor seemed to be confused about why the boys had a problem with a girl, he thought it was because she might be uncomfortable staying over. I like this new editor, even if he did seem to be rather reluctant in his choice to hire a girl. Can you imagine it? A girl working on shounen manga!?! Next thing we know they’ll start wearing trousers and having a vote.
Animation still derpy
Maybe the fancy pants editor with the really small eyes looked better in manga form or something, but by god does his character design ever look shite here. Plus they still can’t seem to decide what shape Hattori’s face is. She Who Must Not Be Named still has a head that looks like a painted egg. Mashiro and Takagi’s faces still derp out when they display emotion. Anyone hoping Bakuman would get a bigger budget for the second season and improve its animation, there’s bad news for you. Animation is still as derpy as hell.
Oh god no. I am not blogging this shit for another season.