17 February 2015 @ 06:02 pm
[Anime / Manga]: Bakuman and Death Note  

I finally got to watch "Bakuman".
I know a lot of you have recommended it and I think I remember [ profile] hinoai mentioning it AGES ago when the manga first came out. I was really interested as I loved Death Note (same mangaka / author team, but more about that later).
I just never got a chance to / lost interest / had no time, but no FINALLY!

And I'm SO glad I did!
What a great series! Of course, I did expect quite a bit coming from the same team that created Death Note, but it far exceeded my expectations.
I never thought that a series about creating manga would be SO interesting if you're not really interested in that kind of stuff, but they did an awesome job!

SPOILER WARNING: Obviously, if you haven't read both series yet, you shouldn't go on.


I love this series to bits and pieces. There are so many lovable characters and it's just a cute, hilarious, entertaining series that manages to drag you into it completely.

I love all the hints they give to their previous series, especially Death Note as they worked together on it.
When I saw so much Hikaru no Go stuff in the background, I noticed the similarity in drawing style and researched and was shocked to find out that Takeshi Obata worked on that one as well. ^^;
I watched that series in 2001-ish! And it took me THAT long to figure it out? I suck! XD ....

But I especially love the fact that they praise and mention so many other series.
Of course, the big ones are all in there such as One Piece, Naruto, Bleach, Dragonball ... but also really old ones like "Ashita no Joe" etc.

The best thing, though, is that it's here and there based on real people, real events etc.!
I think it's awesome that they were allowed to name several famous mangaka and even base some characters on real Shueisha editors and stuff.
It makes the whole series even more interesting! ;)

I'm quite sure I missed a lot of the hints towards other manga series they gave, but the ones I caught were amusing.

Read more... )

Over to you!!~
[mood]: okay