Bakuman., Vol. 9, Paperback Book

Bakuman., Vol. 9 Paperback

Illustrated by Takeshi Obata

Part of the Bakuman series

4.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


Average student Moritaka Mashiro enjoys drawing for fun.

When his classmate and aspiring writer Akito Takagi discovers his talent, he begs Moritaka to team up with him as a manga-creating duo.

But what exactly does it take to make it in the manga-publishing world?

With Aiko Iwase teaming up with Eiji to get a series in Shonen Jump, Moritaka and Akito have another major rival to contend with.

Can the duo get their series serialized and succeed in Jump this time? And when Akito has to ask for permission to marry Kaya, he'll have to face her father, a master in Karate!


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Viz Media, Subs. of Shogakukan Inc
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Manga
  • ISBN: 9781421539584



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Eiji Nizuma becoming a bit more sophisticated with age, and engaging in some more complicated thinking, engaging in some well-meaning plotting to get the rest of the artists fired up. The rather complicated reactions of the other artists to his success are quite well-done, though at least early on, I found the editors stole the show. Obata's artwork is as good as ever, switching styles fluidly from realism to symbolic exaggeration in a way that always highlights rather than distracts from the story. It was also nice to see Takagi/Kaya's relationship progressing so solidly.

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