History Manga / Bakuman

19th Feb '17 10:43:29 AM AndyLA
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* AllThereInTheManual: Data such as characters' birthdates, birthplaces, height and weight, as well as some background characters' names (such as Fukuda's second assistant, Nonaka, whose name is never mentioned throughout the series), are only available in supplemental material.
18th Feb '17 4:59:04 AM AndyLA
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** Also, the two extra chapters of the manga subvert this by taking place ''after'' the end of the manga: they show what the main characters were doing one year before Mashiro and Takagi joined forces.

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** Also, the two There is also a couple of extra chapters of depicting Takagi's kidroduction until the manga subvert this by taking place ''after'' moment Mashiro finds his notebook with him; however, these are published after the end of the manga: they show what the main characters were doing one year before Mashiro and Takagi joined forces.story.
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** Nakai, an overweight middle-aged man, tends to fall into this, becoming uglier over time. [[spoiler:Since working for Nanamine, [[http://www.mangapanda.com/bakuman/123 he's gone WAY downhill.]] ]]

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** Nakai, an overweight middle-aged man, tends to fall into this, becoming uglier over time. [[spoiler:Since working for Nanamine, [[http://www.mangapanda.com/bakuman/123 he's gone WAY downhill.]] He starts to lose some weight under Yoshida's "tutelage", though.]]
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** In his final appearance, [[spoiler:he's just as disturbingly cheerful, even after True Human is canceled]].
* LostWeddingRing: [[spoiler: Hiramaru can't find his wedding ring when he finally reaches the point where he can propose to Aoki, and misses his chance. Then takes charge and rushes off to find it, taking Aoki with him.]]

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** In his final appearance, [[spoiler:he's just as disturbingly cheerful, even after True Human ''True Human'' is canceled]].
* LostWeddingRing: [[spoiler: Hiramaru [[spoiler:Hiramaru can't find his wedding ring when he finally reaches the point where he can propose to Aoki, and misses his chance. Then He then takes charge and rushes off to find it, taking Aoki (and Yoshida, who had followed them to make sure nothing would go wrong) with him.him. Thankfully, it is found by the park's staff.]]



** Also, the two extra chapters of the manga subvert this by taking place ''after'' the end of the manga: they show what the main characters were doing one year before Mashiro and Takagi joined forces.



* ModestyShorts: In the ShowWithinAShow ''PCP'', Annojo Mai has these. Mashiro and Takagi were very deliberate about this.

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* ModestyShorts: In the ShowWithinAShow ''PCP'', Mai Annojo Mai has these. Mashiro and Takagi were very deliberate about this.



** That said, PCP: Perfect Crime Party can come off as an utterly ridiculous sounding name to English speakers.

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** That said, PCP: ''PCP: Perfect Crime Party Party'' can come off as an utterly ridiculous sounding name to English speakers.speakers. Although that's kind of the point, because Takagi did consider the double meaning of "party".



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* PetTheDog : PetTheDog:



** [[spoiler: Iwase gets one in Chapter 93, actually encouraging Takagi so they don't get canceled. It was mostly motivated by being TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou, but still.]]

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** [[spoiler: Iwase [[spoiler:Iwase gets one in Chapter 93, actually encouraging Takagi so they don't get canceled. It was mostly motivated by being TheOnlyOneAllowedToDefeatYou, but still.]]



** TheBusCameBack: Chapter 122 implies his return [[spoiler:[[OhCrap As Nanamine's "super-assistant"]]]]. Chapter 123 confirms it.

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** TheBusCameBack: Chapter 122 implies his [[spoiler:Nakai's]] return [[spoiler:[[OhCrap As as Nanamine's "super-assistant"]]]]. Chapter 123 confirms it.



* TheRival: Nearly every major mangaka in the series becomes a rival to either Muto, Nezuma, or both.
* RivalsTeamUp: A recurring theme in this manga (Mashiro and Eiji, Fukuda and Aoki, Eiji and Aiko). Also the "Fukuda group" (see entry for the TrueCompanions trope below!).

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* TheRival: Nearly every major mangaka in the series becomes a rival to either Ashirogi Muto, Nezuma, Niizuma, or both.
* RivalsTeamUp: A recurring theme in this manga (Mashiro and Eiji, Fukuda and Aoki, Eiji Takagi and Aiko).Iwase). Also the "Fukuda group" (see entry for the TrueCompanions trope below!).



** Yamahisa is as smug as he is sleazy. He and Moriya do level out over time [[spoiler:(the latter even supporting Shun's desire to become a mangaka when his mother tries to talk him out of it in the presence of the whole Ashirogi studio crew, and later accepting Ogawa as a team leader), unlike Nanamine.]]
** There's also Ishizawa. An arrogant little bastard from junior high who can [[SmallNameBigEgo draw nothing but moe and ecchi and fancies himself as a great artist.]] He belittles Mashiro's artwork when their first submission to Jump doesn't make it to publishing, and goes so far as to suggest that Aoki do erotic poses for him under the assumption of coaching her on panty shots. He gets his comeuppance in both cases. [[spoiler:And finally, he's the one who spreads word around the Internet about Miho and Mashiro's relationship, sending the basement-dwelling fanboys into an outrage.]]

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** Yamahisa is as smug as he is sleazy. He and Moriya do level out over time time, though [[spoiler:(the latter even supporting Shun's desire to become a mangaka when his mother tries to talk him out of it in the presence of the whole Ashirogi studio crew, and later accepting Ogawa as a team leader), unlike Nanamine.]]
** There's also Ishizawa. An arrogant little bastard from junior high who can [[SmallNameBigEgo draw nothing but moe and ecchi and fancies himself as a great artist.]] He belittles Mashiro's artwork when their first submission to Jump doesn't make it to publishing, and goes so far as to suggest that Aoki do erotic poses for him under the assumption of coaching her on panty shots. He gets his comeuppance in both cases. [[spoiler:And finally, he's the one who spreads word around the Internet about Miho and Mashiro's relationship, sending the basement-dwelling lifeless fanboys into an outrage.]]



* SpoilerCover: The cover of the third volume shows Moritaka Mashiro, one of the main characters, working as an assistant for Eiji Nizuma. When the offer is first proposed, Mashiro's editor, Akira Hattori, initially doesn't think he'll take it.
* SpoilerTitle: Averted. Most of the times when a chapter resolves a cliffhanger, the title is not obvious enough to tell what happens, but is usually relevant to what is going on. In Chapter 53, "18 and 40," [[spoiler:Detective Trap gets canceled, thwarting Mashiro's hope of getting an anime by 18, and getting married. At the end of the chapter, he tells Azuki the news and she tells him to take his time and try again, and jokingly says she would prefer to get married by 40]]. Similarly, in Chapter 99, "Tears of Disappointment and TearsOfJoy," [[spoiler:Iwase cries the former after PCP defeats her Natural+, and Mashiro and Takagi cry the latter after passing the editor in chief's test to stay in the magazine]].

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* SpoilerCover: The cover of the third volume shows Moritaka Mashiro, one of the main characters, Mashiro working as an assistant for Eiji Nizuma. When the offer is first proposed, Mashiro's editor, Akira Hattori, Hattori initially doesn't think he'll take it.
* SpoilerTitle: Averted. Most of the times when a chapter resolves a cliffhanger, the title is not obvious enough to tell what happens, but is usually relevant to what is going on. In Chapter 53, "18 and 40," [[spoiler:Detective Trap gets canceled, thwarting Mashiro's hope of getting an anime by 18, and getting married. At the end of the chapter, he tells Azuki the news and she tells him to take his time and try again, and jokingly says she would prefer to get married by 40]]. Similarly, in Chapter 99, "Tears of Disappointment and TearsOfJoy," [[spoiler:Iwase cries the former after PCP defeats her Natural+, +Natural, and Mashiro and Takagi cry the latter after passing the editor in chief's test to stay in the magazine]].



* TalkAboutThatThing: Mr. Miyoshi's real reason for challenging Mashiro and Takagi for a duel to enable Takagi to earn the right to marry Kaya; Mashiro's uncle came up in the conversation, and Mr. Miyoshi wanted to talk about the woman he and Nobuhiro both loved without his wife or daughter present..
* TechnicianVersusPerformer: Mashiro and Takagi are "technicians" who analyze trends to make a success and Nizuma is a "performer," who draws what he wants. In Hattori's terms, they are the "calculating" and "genius types," respectively, with the former being less likely to make a hit, but more likely to have continuing success. This gets even more complicated when [[spoiler:Nanamine]] is hailed as a "calculating genius," for managing (temporarily) to prevent his story from falling in Chapter 2, while Ashirogi Muto are "calculating hard workers".
* TeenIdol: Makaino Koji AKA Koogy.

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* TalkAboutThatThing: Mr. Miyoshi's real reason for challenging Mashiro and Takagi for a duel to enable Takagi to earn the right to marry Kaya; Mashiro's uncle came up in the conversation, and Mr. Miyoshi wanted to talk about the woman he and Nobuhiro both loved without his wife or daughter present..
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* TechnicianVersusPerformer: Mashiro and Takagi are "technicians" who analyze trends to make a success and Nizuma Niizuma is a "performer," who draws what he wants. In Hattori's terms, they are the "calculating" and "genius types," respectively, with the former being less likely to make a hit, but more likely to have continuing success. This gets even more complicated when [[spoiler:Nanamine]] is hailed as a "calculating genius," for managing (temporarily) to prevent his story from falling in Chapter 2, while Ashirogi Muto are "calculating hard workers".
** In a smaller scale, Shiratori and Moriya can be seen as this too. While Shiratori is happy to make stories to his heart's content, he knows that manga is a market, so one needs to have the right mindset to take it like that, while Moriya considers manga a legitimate art form in and of itself.
* TeenIdol: Koji Makaino Koji AKA Koogy.



* TrueCompanions: The so-called "Fukuda group": Mashiro, Takagi, Eiji, Fukuda. Aoki joins them later. Hiramaru claims to be one of them, but he's merely an opportunist (even though the others do support him in his so-called endeavors). Although there is a rivalry between them, they are willing to help one another in fulfilling their creative potentials.

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* TrueCompanions: The so-called "Fukuda group": Mashiro, Takagi, Eiji, Fukuda. Aoki joins them later. Takahama, by extension, also counts as a member since venturing out with his own works. Hiramaru claims to be one of them, but he's merely an opportunist (even though the others do support him in his so-called endeavors). Although there is a rivalry between them, they are willing to help one another in fulfilling their creative potentials.



* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: [[spoiler:Kitani, by posting about Mashiro and Azuki's relationship on their blog, ends up causing the two quite a bit of trouble without any ill intentions]].
** The new detective manga added during Mashiro's hospitalization [[spoiler:play a role in Detective Trap getting canceled]].

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* UnwittingInstigatorOfDoom: [[spoiler:Kitani, The new detective manga added during Mashiro's hospitalization [[spoiler:plays a role in Detective Trap getting canceled. It leaves a terrible taste in the reader's mouth when, much later on, said manga's author is reintroduced as part of Nanamine's manga- making enterprise]].
** [[spoiler:Kato's friend, rookie seiyu Ririka Kitani,
by posting about Mashiro and Azuki's relationship on their blog, ends up causing the two quite a bit of trouble without any ill intentions]].
** The new detective manga added during Mashiro's hospitalization [[spoiler:play a role in Detective Trap getting canceled]].
intentions]].
17th Feb '17 6:49:42 PM AndyLA
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** Koogy never appears again after he fails to get Aoki to write his manga.
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** There's also Ishizawa. An arrogant little bastard from junior high who can [[SmallNameBigEgo draw nothing but moe and ecchi and fancies himself as a great artist.]] He belittles Mashiro's artwork when their first submission to Jump doesn't make it to publishing, and goes so far as to suggest that Aoki do erotic poses for him under the assumption of coaching her on panty shots. He gets his comeuppance in both cases.

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** There's also Ishizawa. An arrogant little bastard from junior high who can [[SmallNameBigEgo draw nothing but moe and ecchi and fancies himself as a great artist.]] He belittles Mashiro's artwork when their first submission to Jump doesn't make it to publishing, and goes so far as to suggest that Aoki do erotic poses for him under the assumption of coaching her on panty shots. He gets his comeuppance in both cases. [[spoiler:And finally, he's the one who spreads word around the Internet about Miho and Mashiro's relationship, sending the basement-dwelling fanboys into an outrage.]]
17th Feb '17 1:59:07 PM AndyLA
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** Yamahisa is as smug as he is sleazy. He and Moriya do level out over time [[spoiler:(the latter even supporting Shun's desire to become a mangaka when his mother tries to talk him out of it in the presence of the whole Ashirogi studio crew), unlike Nanamine.]]

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** Yamahisa is as smug as he is sleazy. He and Moriya do level out over time [[spoiler:(the latter even supporting Shun's desire to become a mangaka when his mother tries to talk him out of it in the presence of the whole Ashirogi studio crew), crew, and later accepting Ogawa as a team leader), unlike Nanamine.]]


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* SortingAlgorithmOfEvil: Discussed. When ''Reversi'' starts its run by beating ''Zombie*Gun'' for three weeks straight, Eiji decides to change his manga's villain for a stronger one, and it works. This also makes Ashirogi Muto realize that, since the crux of ''Reversi''[='=]s plot is the conflict between two protagonists who are [[ArchEnemy archenemies]] from the onset, recovery will be an uphill battle.
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* EgocentricTeamNaming: Team Fukuda is only called that because Fukuda came up with the idea of bringing them together. It was supposed to be Team Niizuma, considering that he, Mashiro and Nakai met each other while working as assistants early in ''Crow''[='=]s run, but Fukuda backtracked and tacked his own name onto the team while first mentioning it to Mashiro over the phone.



* TrueCompanions: The so-called "Fukuda group": Mashiro, Takagi, Eiji, Fukuda. Aoki joins them later. Hiramaru claims to be one of them, but he's merely an opportunist. Although there is a rivalry between them, they are willing to help one another in fulfilling their creative potentials.

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* TrueCompanions: The so-called "Fukuda group": Mashiro, Takagi, Eiji, Fukuda. Aoki joins them later. Hiramaru claims to be one of them, but he's merely an opportunist.opportunist (even though the others do support him in his so-called endeavors). Although there is a rivalry between them, they are willing to help one another in fulfilling their creative potentials.
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** [[spoiler:Hiramaru, of all people,]] in chapter 128 leading to the next.
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** There's also Ishizawa. An arrogant little bastard from junior high who can [[SmallNameBigEgo draw nothing but moe and ecchi and fancies himself as a great artist.]] He belittles Mashiro's artwork when their first submission to Jump doesn't make it to publishing, and goes so far as to suggest that Aoki do erotic poses for him under the assumption of coaching her on panty shots. He gets his comeuppance in both cases.
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