Bakuman 20

November 27, 2015

Tsugumi Ohba / Takeshi Obata – Viz – 2013 – 20 volumes

Ugh, this was painful.  I like this series for the manga-making parts.  The ending was pretty much exclusively about the terrible relationship between Mashiro and Miho.  One whole volume of focus on that situation.

The most exciting thing that happened was that Miho had to do a public audition for the role in Muto Ashirogi’s anime, after what happened last time.  That was entertaining, because it was such a circus and I was amused by the pettiness of everyone involved.  But the outcome wasn’t really in question, so it wasn’t that cool.

Also, I was a little disappointed that the ending of Reversi was only confined to a chapter or two.  That they were ending it “early” was sort of awesome, and I wish the whole last volume would have been about that drama (what happens when the most popular series in Jump ends early, the fallout when the anime hasn’t even started yet, who all’s involved in those calls, merchandising fallout, etc).  It was not, though.  It was all about Miho and Mashiro.

If you’re into them, you’ll love this volume.

I hate leaving this series on such a sour note, though.  I liked it as a whole well enough, and I thought it was fascinating.  But… it had so many things not to like about it.  Just in case you were forgetting some of them, Kaya’s holding a broom and sweeping on the front cover.  Because that’s what she does.

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