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'Death Note' and 'Bakuman.' Creators to Start New Manga Series

by trebmeg
Sep 25, 2015 1:08 PM | 93 Comments
A scan of the upcoming 44th issue of Weekly Shounen Jump magazine, to be released on Monday, revealed that manga authors Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata, known for their work on Death Note and Bakuman., will start a new manga series titled Platinum End. The series will debut in the December issue of shounen magazine Jump SQ, officially releasing on November 4. A special feature will premiere the beginning of the story in the 45th issue of Weekly Shounen Jump magazine on October 5.

Obata has been publishing manga under Shueisha's Shounen Jump label since 1998, debuting with his first major title Hikaru no Go. The pairs' most notable works are Death Note, which ran from December 2003 to May 2005, and Bakuman., which ran from August 2008 to April 2012. Both series received TV anime adaptations in 2006 and 2010, respectively.

Source: Scan via ANN

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I loved Death Note and Bakuman.
I wll practically read anything by them now.

Dec 9, 2015 12:52 AM by isla12

another masterpiece of work incoming.

Dec 9, 2015 12:21 AM by gun_kingz

Urgggh,,, exoited!!!

Dec 7, 2015 2:44 PM by Chubasa37


Oct 22, 2015 10:31 AM by Soren

Obata's artstyle is godly.

Oct 22, 2015 10:06 AM by GodlyKyon

this has my attention

Oct 22, 2015 9:51 AM by JediMindTricks

Why monthly?! I don't think I can bear the suspense.. better to accumulate some chapters before reading T.T

Oct 22, 2015 4:27 AM by superkuma

can't wait for this

Oct 21, 2015 2:19 AM by Soumei

Who would accept or deny an official second season of death note?

Oct 8, 2015 12:04 AM by attackonlagann

I love Death Note. I still need to check out Bakuman. Manga or anime, guys?

Oct 5, 2015 8:35 AM by FlameAlchemist25

dont know why but the art for its cover image looks pretty fucking bad and dated lol, if I was told it was a one shot drawn by Obata back in 2002 I would have believe it

Oct 5, 2015 4:52 AM by Shoutboy

SinXtian said:
"This is a story of a human and an angel.


Isn't that a bit to rash? I mean:

Death Note: "A story about a human and an shinigami"

Bakuman: "A story about 2 mangaka"

Oct 5, 2015 4:41 AM by Shinigami1992

Let the hype commence

Oct 5, 2015 4:11 AM by HaagenBeatz

PolarKoala said:
Excuse me, but is creator of Bakuman a good credential? I've never seen the show and just assumed it was typical children stuff, like Pokemon. Is it actually good?
Well, it's nothing at all like Pokémon.
Many people think it's good/interesting (myself included), but that probably also comes down to what your taste is, you know. It's about a pair of guys who are becoming mangakas. It's quite different from Death Note.

The creators of Bakuman might be more famous for their other work, Death Note though, which I stalker-ishly saw that you've seen, and from my understanding liked?

They've also made a one-shot called "Skip! Yamada-kun", which I personally also thought was quite good.

I'd say that I'm expecting something good from them.

Oct 3, 2015 2:28 PM by Itrun

Excuse me, but is creator of Bakuman a good credential? I've never seen the show and just assumed it was typical children stuff, like Pokemon. Is it actually good?

Oct 3, 2015 2:06 PM by Marnie

Oh wow! That's awesome, can't wait to see what it's about! ⁼̴̶̤̀ω⁼̴̶̤́

Oct 3, 2015 6:38 AM by retii

The hype is real.

Anybody who's heard more specific info on it, besides it being from those geniuses, and about a human and an angel?

Oct 2, 2015 2:53 AM by Itrun

i wonder if it will even compare to bakuman and death note

Sep 30, 2015 12:27 PM by sekai-no-seigi

Name sounds really cool , and authors. I Hope this will be something good and new.

Sep 30, 2015 11:38 AM by Orionite_

FireEmblemIke24 said:
why can't we get a full Otter 11 serialisation?
Because the one shot didn't do that well sadly. :/

Sep 30, 2015 8:31 AM by Renelt

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