Posted on 20 March 2011 with categories: Bakuman



So, one advantage of that slow pacing is that the episodes that DO have a lot of stuff happening really end up standing out. This episode really caught me by surprise and it was one of the best episodes yet. The change of pace was really welcome, and it showed a ton of new stuff.

Basically the entire premise of this episode was that it showed the start of a whole bunch of new manga from nearly all of the important characters. Also, finally we actually got a good glimpse of what the stories were that they wrote were like. They were only short blurbs, but it’s great to see actually something more than some random pictures here and there of which we don’t know how they tell their story.

The reactions of everyone were what sold this episode to me, though. This episode was full of emotions. Mostly cheerful ones, making this a very uplifting episode. Ideally I would have wished that the entire series was this dynamic, but at least we’re seeing the build-up really pay off at this point now. At this pace though< i can really see the second season becoming awesome. If it makes good use of the build-up of this first season and remains as dynamic as its best episodes then it can become an excellent coming of age series. In any case, if it wasn’t for that second season, then I this really wouldn’t have been a good place to end this series…
Rating: ** (Excellent)

4 Responses

  1. kurini says:

    ahhh! why koogy was smiling at the end? grr
    I have to keep myself for not reading the manga!!

    It’s a nice episode! can’t wait to know the result! :D

  2. nosajj says:

    They even introduced one of my favourite characters to come (even though if it was a very subtle introduction). The guy that overhears Takagi and Mashiro on the train and picks up a manga.

  3. Kalandra says:

    Despite how fast this episode seemed to be, they actually didn’t even cover one entire chapter (though short of a few pages only).

    Overall, I won’t say its a bad episode, but only because it was animating a fast moving chapter. Bakuman is fast moving manga, and the anime is only relying on the manga strength. Basically the first half wasn’t in the manga, and was just filler. I don’t mind this kinda stuff if most of the episodes was fast, but this is just too much filler scenes.

    I was exactly right on the fact they are going at 1 chapter per episode till the season finale.

  4. Kalandra says:

    The intro to the another character was sneaky though. I almost thought nothing of out of it, but it just seemed so out of place, until I remembered that character.

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    @Emma: I really enjoyed the Decoder of Dreams. That was so cool Emma, thanks for sharing.
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    (Tuesday, Sep 2. 2014 10:37 AM)
    @Bam: He was dressed in loose, baggy white clothes and had fire like hair and fully white eyes, his body was a muscular build.
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    now the trickster character got my attention. Are there more satanic correlation or does it end at the red skin?
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    Excellent work Bam that gave me some material to work with: http://emma-hime.deviantart.com/art/Decoder-of-dreams-479784655
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