I was prepared to not like Eiji at all, but he is slowly becoming one of my favs.
I'm a little bummed because Hattori wasn't in this episode.
Fukuda-san is a bit mean-spirited when it comes to Nakai. He's talks to Nakai and about Nakai as if he chose to be 33 years old, unserialized, and an assistant.
Fukuda-san is a very nice piece of eye candy, but he seems like an ass!
And Nakai~~~ It's awesome to see this part of the manga animated... I barely remember it but I can finally retake those memories and realise why I thought the start was really good... While Shujin is having his time getting over his severe case of writer's block alongside with Kaya while writing her novel, Mashiro learns some stuff here and there.... All thanks to Fukuda Eiji and a bit of Nakai
Fukuda was certainly interesting since he's been a Tezuka contender twice and has been relegated to the runner up positions due to the genius of our dear Niizuma... He will be a decent and worthy rival in the future for Niizuma and for Ashirogi... He really knows how stuff works and that's good to see.
In Comparison the poor Nakai hasn't been serialised even once in his life and he has only won a prize 10 years ago... Imo Fukuda tried really hard to fire him up... It's such a shame that such guy still tries but can't... There's a time and place to give up but it's rather a bit too sad that he hasn't given up yet.... If he just wrote an interesting story I'm pretty sure he can end up in the regular roster of Jack Magazine... It's true that his drawings are really good... But... Oh wells... poor guy... being laugh at and looked down at is not kewl at all... Ganbare Nakai!
It's good to see that Niizuma had flaws... but now that Fukuda and Mashiro have helped him out he will be pretty much unstoppable!! It's true that editors might break your rhythm and line of work but if they help you out too then you should at least her their opinion.... Just as he did with Mashiro and Fukuda...
I also wanna see Aoki Ko animated!! Maybe she will appear in episode 19.... Or maybe in next one... Who knows but things will get more interesting from now on
saxophone15 said: I noticed there appears to be a female manga artist in the ending, I desperately want to see her (too many males drawing manga in this show).
I agree! Not that I dislike our male cast, but it'd be nice to have a female who isn't there to be a girlfriend. :)
Loved this episode to pieces. Fukuda-san is just purely amazing. Why did I have this show rated a 7? I bumped it up to an 8, which I should have done a long time ago. Bakuman is probably going to at least be a 9 by the time it's finished, though.
Anyways, did I mention Fukuda-san is awesome? I love his personality! And I loved those three brainstorming for Eiji. That was just great. I can't wait to see how all of this turns it. And I'm sure Takagi will have an incredible name waiting for Mashiro when they get back to writing/drawing. ^_^
Great episode. ^^ At first I didn't like Fukuda but he's actually quite nice person. :) Although, he shouldn't be that rude with poor Nakai. :(
And Nizuma is awesome as always. ^^ I loved serious Nizuma. :D
Fukuda was really interesting though he's rude to Nakai.
I felt really sorry for him. He's crying over his dream which he longed for 10 years. :(
Nizuma shows some weakness which make him more interesting.
I expected something more from Takagi and Kaya this ep but I failed.
Rivals helping each other. That's just awesome. Rival and friends have always been one of my favorite topics.
I kinda feels sorry for Nakai but maybe he might also learn something working with these guys.
Ugh that was hard to watch. Niizuma is an extremely annoying character. I wish Takagi and Mashiro would just come up with another manga to draw. I don't want to watch anymore of this weird rival-friendship stuff.
I really, really liked this episode. I mean it's been awhile since I enjoyed one this much. Fukuda is everything I thought he'd be, I was waiting for him to show up! lol but I love how he, Mashiro and Eiji interacted and talked about manga. I didn't like Eiji at first but now he is one of my favorites, I mean he's so damned eccentric how can you not like? Anyway hopefully things continue being interesting and fun.
FINALLY! Awesome episode, probably one of my favourites for sure!
LOVE the new characters, they're both really cool :D Plus Eiji? Yep, no doubt about it :D
Anyways, it was cool how they helped him even though they're rivals. I dunno, this whole episode was just really interesting and zipped by! :P
Hope the next episode is as good as this one ^_^
This is definitely my favorite episode so far<3 Moritaka shines XD I knew it, he'll just be so awesome when he's with Eiji and when he's talking about Manga. He was just amazing when he was talking to Eiji and Fukuda. And he looked like he cared for Nakai (God, Moritaka I love you <3) And his conviction with Ashirogi Muto is lovely.
AND FUKUDA SHINTA I WAS WAITING FOR YOU<3 He's so awesome. He's too awesome I don't have words for it. But him being here just makes the anime all the more exciting. I'm so glad he straightened up Eiji. He should get serialized soon :3
I was so happy for Yuujirou, that poor editor. He's adorable so he should be given more slack XD At least now Eiji will be easier to handle.
I loved the scene with Eiji bowing down. His lines were perfect too. I'm glad he realized all that because of Mashiro and Fukuda!
And lastly, Nakai. Poor guy. I seriously cried when he was crying. Poor him, especially since Fukuda picks on him a lot. I want him to succeed too<3 I don't wat him to cry again :|
Ahem. That aside, I thought that this was a really great episode! Having not read the manga, I really like the interactions between Mashiro and Eiji and Fukuda. The whole 'helping your rival succeed' thing was...too cute for words XD
Rule of Anime #18 - Law of Hemoglobin Capacity
The human body contains over 12 gallons of blood, sometimes more, under high pressure.
I really felt bad for Nakia, he looked so sad!
& I love how Eiji even for a great manga artist, has flaws and Mashiro pointed them out :)
I really loved the outline of making a manga and the discussions.