「文学と音楽」 (Bungaku to Ongaku)
“Literature and Music”
After nearly two whole minutes of recap, I was expecting this week’s episode to be a complete let down. But to my disbelief, the tension just kept rising higher and higher as the episode got better and better. While I wasn’t really sure where things were heading, I was surprised to watch our dynamic duo to get even closer to serialization in just one episode. With a surprise outburst from Hattori, the show made another sudden turn toward awesomeness. Besides watching Mashiro fight the urge to pass out after having such a huge burden (19 pages every two weeks) lifted from his shoulders, I got excited after Hattori explained the slight change in the questionnaire cards. While our duo has had trouble being the number one favorite, I think this new “like” or “dislike” option should really work in their favor. Using Money and Intelligence as a great example, while it didn’t win first place, nearly every single person in the industry has given them praise for their work.
And just when I thought our duo had secured a really good fighting chance, Aoki Yuriko (Kawasumi Ayako) and Makaino Koji, aka Koogy (Morikubo Showtaro) decide to enter the mangaka race. First, for those of you who read my introduction post, I LOVE Kawasumi Ayako. I can’t even describe the feeling I felt when I went “Did I just hear who I think I just heard?” To my surprise, she manages to play a cold tempered character pretty well. While I’d rather have my Mahoromatic-esque Kawasumi, I’ll take what I can get. With Koogy, I felt like punching my fist through the monitor. I personally think his goal of becoming an omnipotent everything in all forms of entertainment is full of crap. While I normally wouldn’t have a problem with someone trying to be the best, his underhanded way of getting support for “Colorfusical” really ticked me off. Just because you have thousands of fans for your music doesn’t mean you can just influence their votes!
Boy, I haven’t felt this energized after an episode of Bakuman in a while. With all hell breaking loose, I was about to pass out knowing that I’d have to wait till next week to watch everyone barge into Jack. From the preview, I get the feeling that the editing department isn’t really going to do anything about the situation. While that makes me kind of angry, the feelings of hopefully watching Koogy lose to his competition because their work is better than his makes me want to laugh like an evil villain.
Fight on Mashiro!
you didnt mention HYDE at all!!!
Whoa, seriously? Hyde, the musician? If that’s true I need to watch this XD.
The song Koogy sings is an arrangement of “Euphoria,” of off VAMPS’ album “Beast,” and Hyde himself makes a short guest appearance as Koogy’s producer.
ya i’ve been waiting for this since 5 weeks ago when it was first announced. i didnt know which episode he’d be in so i’ve been checkin this site every now and then.
hyde plays as hyde. check the credits
Damnit, Koogey, you asshat!
His manga (Colofusical) was a little on gay side )not to mention egotistic/self-imprinting) if you ask me, so I’m going to have to say that Aoki has no sense when it comes to manga right now when she said she preferred it.
He isn’t even ashamed to admit that his method of garnering votes in underhanded; i want to see him knocked down a peg for once.
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crap can some one fix it place spoilers aside from spoiler in the tags
Major spoilers there dude.
what the hell man?
seriously, fuck you.
Spoiler city, dude. Come on -_-
Wow, I hope not many ppl that dont follow the manga are reading this, because you just ruined the entire story for the ones that read the comments.
I won’t yell at you. Remember to spoiler next time is all (:
(I fixed it by rapidly cutting it before my eyes could get past the second word, so I think I’m okay..)
“GO! TEAM FUDUKA!”
I lol’d so hard at this! Am I the only one who imagined them all with mechas?
I always needed a spokesman for Maximum Douche, and now I have one, thanks Koogey 😀
This just gets better and better. And by the looks of it, it seems that this isn’t ending anytime soon. Is it…?
This series isn’t ending anytime soon*
A second season has been announced, but I feel the first season will end on a good way.
Nakai looks so different with a clean shave, I was really hoping this episode finished with Team Fuduka meeting the editors, I really want to see Aoki part in the series!
Haha, yeah, I love the little details like that. Nakai was totally cleaning himself up for his “hot date.” 😛
Aw, I can’t believe they left what’s about to happen for next week. Fukuda is such a beast. He’s one of my favorite characters outside of our dynamic duo
Yeah, Kawasumi did a fantastic job on Aoki. The moment I saw who was cast to do her voice, I knew that the anime version of Aoki would be just as awesome as the manga version. I’m just sad that we probly won’t get to any of the parts where she’s most awesome this season… But such is the way of first season shounen anime.
I just recalled this clip. It’s shown in the 1st ED. I thought it was her editor lol. Thats all
Next ep should be great with all our mangakas in one room. 🙂
btw the preview comment button is removed?
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Anyways, Aoki finally being here in Bakuman. is one of the reasons why I should continue to watch the anime! Seriously, she is one heck of character… especially in the later half!
Yeah, you are right on your prediction. Its the perfect spot for it to end the season.
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Aoki Aoi is a brunette? I always thought she was blonde from the manga.
Just because you have thousands of fans for your music doesn’t mean you can just influence their votes!
It does actually. I dont really see the problem. What are they going to their mothers and cry that life is unfair?