by Tsugumi Ohba
Illustrated by Takeshi Obata
Part of the Bakuman series
Drama swirls around the manga creators as they try to move forward after being canceled from Shonen Jump.
Moritaka and Akito work hard on a new comedy story pitch while Aoki and Nakai struggle with some personal issues.
But when Kaya uncovers Akito's meetings with Aoki and Iwase, things might never be the same.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 192 pages, chiefly Illustrations
- Publisher: Viz Media, Subs. of Shogakukan Inc
- Publication Date: 08/12/2011
- Category: Manga
- ISBN: 9781421538891
- Paperback from £5.45
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Review by Shimmin
Here's the relationship drama I was expecting, and it's actually done pretty well. The lads act with the pride and stubbornness I remember all too well from younger days, standing on their confidence that they've done nothing really wrong; the girls are hurt on some pretty convincing evidence, and by the knowledge that the lads are keeping secrets from them; none of the four will admit any compromise. Just like the old days at school... I reckon Oba and Obata did a good job of it. As well as that, I enjoyed seeing Ko come into her own as a friend, though I was sorry to see another character come to grief. The collaboration and frenemyship of the artists is pretty compelling stuff, and I like to see what they can accomplish together. As always, I also find the glimpses into the inner workings of a manga company intriguing, and I'm fond of the characters there.