History Characters / Bakuman

21st May '17 3:13:12 PM Goatllama
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An assistant who has considerable experience drawing, but has been unable to get serialized for years. He also has the goal of getting a girlfriend, and is attracted to Aoki. [[spoiler:He ultimately alienates Aoki by offering to draw for her if she will be his girlfriend, turns Kato, another girl whom he's interested in, away from him after that comes to light, and loses his position as assistant after Takahama's series gets canceled. He ultimately decides to return home to Akita. However, he later comes back as Nanamine's new "super-assistant," until he was fired for accidentally driving away what remained of Nanamine's online correspondents. He is now Hiramaru's asisstant]].

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An assistant who has considerable experience drawing, but has been unable to get serialized for years. He also has the goal of getting a girlfriend, and is attracted to Aoki. [[spoiler:He ultimately alienates Aoki by offering to draw for her if she will be his girlfriend, turns Kato, another girl whom he's interested in, away from him after that comes to light, and loses his position as assistant after Takahama's series gets canceled. He ultimately decides to return home to Akita. However, he later comes back as Nanamine's new "super-assistant," until he was fired for accidentally driving away what remained of Nanamine's online correspondents. He is now Hiramaru's asisstant]].
assistant]].
19th Feb '17 11:12:53 AM AndyLA
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* OfficialCouple: [[spoiler: With Hiramaru.]]

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* OfficialCouple: [[spoiler: With [[spoiler:With Hiramaru.]]



* NiceHat: A white beanie.

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* NiceHat: A white beanie. The only time he isn't seen wearing it is in [[spoiler:Takagi and Miyoshi's wedding.]]



* BlindingBangs: When he starts living on his own, he lets his hair grow to a point that it sometimes obscures his face, highlighting the LonersAreFreaks aspect of his personality even more.



* InSeriesNickname: "Usomine" ("Liarmine") after [[spoiler:he lies to his online helpers about what rank it is in]].

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* InSeriesNickname: "Usomine" ("Liarmine") after [[spoiler:he lies to his online helpers about what rank it his manga is in]].



* WalkingSpoiler: His facade lasts only a few chapters, but it comes as quite a shock when he reveals his true colors. It's also almost completely impossible to talk about him without mentioning that side of him.

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* WalkingSpoiler: His facade façade lasts only a few chapters, but it comes as quite a shock when he reveals his true colors. It's also almost completely impossible to talk about him without mentioning that side of him.



One of the assistants for Perfect Crime Party and [[spoiler: artist for Rabuta and Peace, which is written by Takagi.]]

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One of the assistants for Perfect ''Perfect Crime Party Party'' and [[spoiler: artist [[spoiler:artist for Rabuta ''Rabuta and Peace, Peace'', which is initially written by Takagi.]]



Another of Mashiro and Takagi's assistants, who came on when Perfect Crime Party was launched.

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Another of Mashiro and Takagi's assistants, who came on board when Perfect ''Perfect Crime Party Party'' was launched.
launched, and also worked in ''Reversi''.



* DoingItForTheArt: His view of manga in a nutshell. While he ''is'' passionate about it and talented, his storytelling is too complicated and [[{{Anvilicious}} anvil-laden]] for the average public.



* SmugSnake: He looks down on Shiratori and doesn't believe his corrections will have any benefit for his work. He's quite shocked when he's told that Shiratori's work will be a potential hit with enough editing while he is better off starting from scratch.

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* SmugSnake: He looks down on Shiratori and doesn't believe his corrections will have any benefit for his work. He's quite shocked when he's told that Shiratori's work will be a potential hit with enough editing while he is better off starting from scratch. While he's still somewhat arrogant, he does get better later, going so far as to stand up for Shiratori when he defies his mother's wishes for him to quit making manga.



One of Mashiro and Takagi's first assistants during ''Detective Trap'' and ''Tanto''. Initially very quiet, he eventually starts speaking up and talking about his own desire to create manga. He eventually goes off on his own to create ''Business Boy Kenichi'' and later ''Mikata's Justice''.

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One of Mashiro and Takagi's first assistants during ''Detective Trap'' and ''Tanto''. Initially very quiet, he eventually starts speaking up and talking about his own desire to create manga. He eventually goes off on his own to create ''Business Boy Kenichi'' and later ''Mikata's Justice''.
Justice'', which becomes successful enough to gain a CourtroomDrama adaptation on TV.



* ExecutiveMeddling: InUniverse. Takahama quickly loses trust in Miura when he keeps demanding more and more gags be added to BB Kenichi, to (what he believes is) the series' detriment. When the manga eventually gets cancelled, he goes behind Miura's back to the Editor-In-Chief to request a new editor because Miura won't let him draw what he wants to, prompting him to deliver the line under his character section.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: InUniverse. Takahama quickly loses trust in Miura when he keeps demanding more and more gags be added to BB Kenichi, ''BB Kenich''i, to (what he believes is) the series' detriment.detriment (which also serves as {{Foreshadowing}} to the eventual fate of ''Tanto'', which was also edited by Miura). When the manga eventually gets cancelled, he goes behind Miura's back to the Editor-In-Chief to request a new editor because Miura won't let him draw what he wants to, prompting him to deliver the line under his character section.



* TheQuietOne: At first. He quickly gets over it once he's alone with Mashiro.
* ShownTheirWork: During Mikata's Justice's run, he's frequently depicted attending courtroom trials for research purposes.

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* TheQuietOne: At first. He quickly gets over it once he's alone with Mashiro.
Mashiro, then opens up to others.
* ShownTheirWork: During Mikata's Justice's ''Mikata's Justice''[='=]s run, he's frequently depicted attending courtroom trials for research purposes.
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* DoesNotLikeMen: Has issues trusting men until she meets Takagi, and even then, only hires female assistants after getting serialized.

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* DoesNotLikeMen: Has issues trusting men until she meets Takagi, and even then, only hires female assistants after getting serialized.''The Time of Green Leaves'' serialized (although this is more in reaction to [[spoiler:Nakai's later actions toward her]]).



-->''"Back when I was working as Niizuma-shisho’s assistant, I said to Ashirogi-kun and Nakai-san, ‘[[ThePromise Together, we will change Jump]].’ Niizuma-shisho, Ashirogi Muto, Ko Aoki, Kazuya Hiramaru, and Takuro Nakai. [[RivalsTeamUp Together we can do anything]]."''

Initially one of Niizuma's assistants, he writes Kiyoshi Knight and later, Road Racer Giri. He sets out to change Jump, and forms "Team Fukuda".

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-->''"Back when I was working as Niizuma-shisho’s assistant, I said to Ashirogi-kun and Nakai-san, ‘[[ThePromise '[[ThePromise Together, we will change Jump]].' Niizuma-shisho, Ashirogi Muto, Ko Aoki, Kazuya Hiramaru, and Takuro Nakai. [[RivalsTeamUp Together we can do anything]]."''

Initially one of Niizuma's assistants, he writes Kiyoshi Knight ''Kiyoshi Knight'' and later, Road ''Road Racer Giri.Giri''. He sets out to change Jump, and forms "Team Fukuda".



Another of Mashiro and Takagi's assistants, who later goes on to be an assistant for Takahama, then Aoki, before returning to Mashiro.

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Another of Mashiro and Takagi's assistants, who later goes on to be an assistant for Takahama, then Aoki, before returning to Mashiro.
Ashirogi.



* GirlishPigtails: One part of her appearance that makes her look younger than she is.

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* GirlishPigtails: One part of her appearance that makes her look younger than she is. She initially wears them braided, but she changes to loose pigtails when she comes back to work on ''PCP'' and ''Reversi''.



* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: By proxy, as she introduces her friend, Ririka Kitami, to Mashiro, and Ririka [[spoiler:finds out about Mashiro and Azuki's relationship and posts it on her blog, resulting in virtually everyone finding out about it]].

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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: By proxy, as she introduces her friend, Ririka Kitami, to Mashiro, and Ririka [[spoiler:finds out about Mashiro and Azuki's relationship and posts about it on her blog, resulting in virtually everyone finding out about it]].
** [[spoiler:Although to be fair, Kitami didn't know who was the seiyu Mashiro was dating, and even though she took her post down 48 hours after the fact, it was still enough time for Ishizawa to put two and two together and figure out that said seiyu was Azuki, and from there spread it all over the Internet purely out of spite.]]



* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Miho complains when she has a habit of knocking ''after'' entering a room, and on occasional teasing about her relationship with Mashiro,

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* AnnoyingYoungerSibling: Miho complains when she has a habit of knocking ''after'' entering a room, and on occasional teasing about her relationship with Mashiro,Mashiro.



!Fumi Mashiro

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!Fumi !Fumio Mashiro
15th Feb '17 6:47:08 PM AndyLA
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!Kosugi

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!Kosugi!Tatsuro Kosugi
15th Feb '17 11:47:06 AM AndyLA
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!Kaya Miyoshi/Takagi

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!Kaya Miyoshi/TakagiTakagi (née Miyoshi)



* AudienceSurrogate: Her outsider's perspective of the manga industry makes her this.



* ThePollyanna: In comparison to Mashiro and Takagi, at least. She's always the one with the best-case scenario in mind, and gets upset whenever Mashiro enters [[TheEeyore Eeyore]] mode. This is nicely illustrated when Money and Intelligence gets third place- it would seem to normal people to be a fairly good result, but Mashiro and Takagi both know it's not good enough to get serialized.

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* ThePollyanna: In comparison to Mashiro and Takagi, at least. She's always the one with the best-case scenario in mind, and gets upset whenever Mashiro enters [[TheEeyore Eeyore]] mode. This is nicely illustrated when Money ''Money and Intelligence Intelligence'' gets third place- place: it would seem to normal people to be a fairly good result, but Mashiro and Takagi both know it's not good enough to get serialized.serialized. Also the case when Azuki gets her first voice role: while she sees it as a stepping stone to get closer to her dream with Mashiro, he's jealous that she started out in another anime and covers it up with the fact that it's a bit part.



* SatelliteCharacter: Miyoshi appears to care more about Ashirogi Muto than her own marriage. Although her worries for Takagi's success and welfare (such as when he goes sleepless trying to figure out how to keep ''Tanto'' going when he clearly cannot) are good precedents.

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* SatelliteCharacter: Miyoshi appears to care more about Ashirogi Muto than her own marriage. Although her worries for Takagi's success and welfare (such as when he goes sleepless trying to figure out how to keep ''Tanto'' going when he clearly cannot) cannot, or when he spends long enough helping Shiratori get ''Rabuta & Peace'' serialized that he essentially leaves Mashiro, and even her, to their own devices) are good precedents.precedents. The latter case even nearly drives a wedge between them, and she only calms down thanks to Azuki's reassurance.



* SheCleansUpNicely: She's not an ugly girl by any stretch, but she can look downright ''gorgeous'' when necessary, from her first date with Takagi to their wedding.

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* SheCleansUpNicely: She's not an ugly girl by any stretch, stretch (the sort-of rounded head Obata draws on her even makes her kinda cute sometimes), but she can look downright ''gorgeous'' when necessary, from her first date with Takagi (something he even notes to himself) to their wedding.
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* TemptingFate: Takagi "breaks up" with her early on because she said that living on manga would get him nowhere, while Miyoshi was supportive of him from the get-go. She even told him he would "regret forever" having decided to keep doing manga as she left. Now look at how her path crosses Takagi's again.

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* TemptingFate: Takagi "breaks up" with her early on because she said that living on manga would get him nowhere, while Miyoshi was supportive of him from the get-go. She even told him he would "regret forever" having decided to keep doing manga as she left. Now look at how her path crosses Takagi's again.again (well, she's a talented up-and-coming novelist when they meet, but she decides to venture into manga anyway just to show him up).
12th Feb '17 4:28:29 PM AndyLA
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* SheCleansUpNicely: She's not an ugly girl by any stretch, but she can look downright ''gorgeous'' when necessary, from her first date with Takagi to their wedding.
12th Feb '17 4:25:13 PM AndyLA
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* InelegantBlubbering: Very prone to this.

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* InelegantBlubbering: Very prone to this.this, complete with runny nose.



* ThePromise: Takagi and Miyoshi will only get married once Mashiro's and Takagi's manga becomes serialized.
* SatelliteCharacter: Miyoshi appears to care more about Ashirogi Muto than her own marriage.

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* ThePromise: Takagi and Miyoshi will only get married once Mashiro's and Takagi's manga becomes serialized.
serialized. They tie the knot when it happens to ''Tanto''.
* SatelliteCharacter: Miyoshi appears to care more about Ashirogi Muto than her own marriage. Although her worries for Takagi's success and welfare (such as when he goes sleepless trying to figure out how to keep ''Tanto'' going when he clearly cannot) are good precedents.



* {{Squee}}: When "The Perfect Crime Club" gets serialized. Also when [[spoiler: Reversi gets an anime.]]

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* {{Squee}}: When "The Perfect ''Perfect Crime Club" Party'' gets serialized. Also when [[spoiler: Reversi [[spoiler:''Reversi'' gets an anime.]]
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* RapidFireComedy: He likes gag manga that use it, and it shows whenever he meets to discuss Takagi's storyboards: he usually asks that Takagi fit as many jokes as he can into the chapters (he states that good gag manga should have an average of three jokes ''per page'') and doesn't feel the need for much depth behind them.

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* RapidFireComedy: He likes gag manga that use it, and it shows whenever he meets to discuss Takagi's storyboards: he usually asks that Takagi fit as many jokes as he can into the chapters (he states that good gag manga should have an average of three jokes ''per page'') and doesn't feel the need for much depth behind them. [[spoiler:This eventually ends up running Takagi ragged enough to influence his and Mashiro's decision to give ''Tanto'' the axe.]]
10th Feb '17 6:27:49 PM AndyLA
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* NoIndoorVoice: Sometimes.
--> ''(on the phone with Mashiro)'' '''CONGRATULATIONS, ASHIROGI!!! I LOST AGAIN!!! GODDAMMIT!!!'''

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* NoIndoorVoice: Sometimes.
--> ''(on
When he gets fired up, it's hard to shut him up. Even on the phone with Mashiro)'' '''CONGRATULATIONS, ASHIROGI!!! I LOST AGAIN!!! GODDAMMIT!!!'''phone. Be it congratulating Ashirogi on their success or lecturing Aoki on panty shots.
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