April 18, 2012
I am sad to say I have yet more bad news for Anime and Manga fans – the Bakuman Manga is going to end on Monday 23rd of April.
Unlike Bleach, Gintama and Beelzebub which all had their Anime cancelled, Bakuman ending appears to be the choice of the two authors themselves. Even so, it’s always a shame when a series like this comes to an end, particularly one as enjoyable as Bakuman.
Here’s what was recently said to confirm the news:
“Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata are ending their Bakuman manga series in this year’s combined 21st/22nd issue of Shueisha‘s Weekly Shonen Jump magazine on Monday, April 23. The magazine asks their fans to look forward to their next work. The 18th compiled book volume will go on sale on May 2, and the 19th and 20th volumes will follow in June and July, respectively.
The manga has been running in Shonen Jump since 2008. Viz Media is publishing the 11th volume of the manga in North America in June. The manga inspired three television seasons, and the third one will premiere this fall.”
*Credit to Anime News Network for the info*
March 27, 2012
As the title says, Viz Media have aquired the European rights to the Anime series of Bakuman. This was revealed in a statement released by the company itself:
“VIZ MEDIA EUROPE is pleased to announce the acquisition of TV, VOD, DVD, Blu-ray and merchandising rights for the “Bakuman” licence for France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal and the United Kingdom.
From the creators of Death Note, Bakuman is the latest hit TV series to be based on a top-selling manga title by Takeshi Obata and Tsugumi Ohba, with millions copies sold in Japan and published in France by Kana, Viz Media in the UK, Panini Comics in Italy, Norma Editorial in Spain and TokyoPop in Germany. Directed by Kenichi Kasai (Honey and Clover) and Noriaki Akitaya (Code Geass), Bakuman TV series is broadcast on the NHK channel in Japan.
With Bakuman, Takeshi Obata and Tsugumi Ohba radically changes the subject and theme from his work on the captivating thriller of Death Note in order to suck us into the backstage world of manga creation. The series is a realistic, funny and surprisingly immersive look into the dream industry of many teenagers today. The authors pays close attention to developing the main characters of this TV series – two passionate teenagers who will never stop dreaming about publishing their first manga.”