Set in a fictional metropolis called San Fransokyo (a portmanteau of San Francisco and Tokyo), a young robotics prodigy named Hiro Hamada and his robot Baymax uncover a criminal plot and pull together a team of inexperienced crime-fighters, including Wasabi, Honey Lemon, GoGo Tomago, and Fred to solve the mystery surrounding the crime.
Everyone knows the classic tales of Disney, tales that seem to live in our dreams.
However, there is one that is portrayed with so much affection that stands out from the competition.
Baymax is the result of Disney and Marvel together. In the series, Baymax is a kind, pudgy balloon-man programmed to stop at nothing to patch you up, physically or psychologically.
For people who like adaptations and who are not moralists, this is Disney's perfect adaptation. Now, please do not compare adapted works of Disney (in manga, with different creator[es]) with works adapted from Studio Ghibli. Many people think that an adaptation
of Disney in anime is the definitive (=final) version of that work and obviously that is a wrong ideology.
Well, "Baymax" or more correctly "Big Hero 6" is originally a movie that debuted in theaters in 2014.
The action is passed in a fictional city called San Fransokyo (San Francisco + Tokyo) and shows us the daily life of Hiro Hamada (in the movie is shown how he makes money, in the manga is shown to us him in school) and how the story is developed to the very mark of the movie but before that, Tadashi (who is Hiro's brother) shows us the perfect world of dreams!
As in American comics, all heroes need a great inspiration to exist, in this story this inspiration will be Tadashi who acts as a guide so that Hiro not only finds a way in life but also forms a group of superheroes.
Big Hero 6 is a story that needs some time to present each of the main characters and all their motivations. The manga follows the standard quality of Disney, just as this history shows us family values and stands in favor of science in the eternal struggle against capitalism, no matter how much the villain is presented in a biased way. There are charismatic characters (an obvious thing in Disney's movies) especially a character named Fred, which is the cliché definition of the 'lunatic character'.
Baymax is deep down, the soul of the history, not only by the captivating purity of the character or by the quality of the drawing, but also by the relationship he gradually develops with Hiro in order to understand the human emotional complexity. This is a trajectory that resembles other works did by Disney, such as "The Iron Giant" (in the year of 1999).
Seeing as one more Disney work, Big Hero 6 delivers to the viewer a good dose of action sequence and Haruki Ueno delivers a fantastic art that builds on the setting of history. This aesthetic mixed with the american and japanese cultures and the growing friendship of Hiro with Baymax that in the end, makes this story worth completely your time.
Technically speaking, there are some significant differences between the manga and the film such as Hiro's teacher, the places where the action is developed, the development of Hiro's group (aka superheroes), Hiro's brother and finally the beginning of the story.
For me, the manga gave me a more superficial feel of the story perhaps because the story was shortened and for some reason only has 9 chapters (plus Chapter 0: The Birth of Baymax) which is quite short for a Disney adaptation with 1 hour and 42 minutes of movie. Personally I thought Haruki Ueno's art and the way he used to portray the film using the japanese cliché, very well done and very well executed, is only a pity that the artist is not better known, although just with only three works done, this mangáka managed to gain a position quite responsible for the creation of Baymax (which means this manga adaptation).
In conclusion, Baymax is worth the manga adaptation and I advise a lot to those who want it,to buy thism manga manly because it manages to bring fun and worthwhile content and it was a great final chapter to complete the series to the very end.
Baymax, the manga inspired by the Disney movie Big Hero 6!
If you thought you knew the story of Big hero 6, think again! This manga is a lot alike the original movie, but also very different!
The characters are all the same, except Hiro has a very different personality.
He is immature and impulsive, unlike in the Disney movie.
I have not read the second manga, but I really want to! The first one is amazing and so is the art! I recommend this to anyone who liked the Disney movie, and/or anyone who likes action manga.