Sunday, February 27, 2011


Sorry for not writing sooner, but I was busy this weekend at my state JCL convention.
Today I went to Barnes & Noble to check out some manga.  I was planning on simply finding a few manga to refer to the members of the Otaku Club at my school (I'm an officer after all), but I stumbled upon pure genius.
Bakuman is written by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, the creators of Death Note.  Normally, the creator of a manga or game doesn't usually draw me in, but I knew the talent that these two had, so I read the back.
It turns out that the story was basically two middle school kids who aspire to become manga artists.
In reality, this manga was a creatively fictionalized autobiography.
So I picked it up and my expectations were annihilated.
This manga is one of the best I've ever read, and I look forward to reading the rest of it (I happened to actually PURCHASE the first volume, something I don't normally do).
It's pretty inspiring, and being someone who wants to make games, something just about as taboo as being a manga artist, I can definitely relate to this story.
There's humor, romance, and manly manly guts in this story, and the art itself speaks volumes.
Even for non-manga fans, I definitely recommend this piece, it's pretty educational as well.
That's it for now, I'm going to read some more Bakuman.


  1. Been watching the anime, pretty good, enjoyable.

  2. My friend at work recommended Bakuman to me too!

  3. I'm gonna have to check this out for sure.

  4. thanks for the recommendation :)
    followed ^^

  5. I love your blog, I'm totally following!

  6. Thanks, Im always looking for a new manga to read.