Bakuman Live Action Movie Announced

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The latest manga to find itself inexplicably the subject of a live action adaptation is none other than Shonen Jump’s aspiring mangaka title Bakuman.

Takeru Sato and Ryunosuke Kamiki will be playing the protagonists, and the film will be directed by Hitoshi Ohne, whose tiny movie experience (“Moteki” and “Koi no Uzu”) is dwarfed by the vast output of TV drama he has put his name to.

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Bakuman mangaka Takeshi Obata’s unexciting response to the news:

“I’m very happy about the movie adaptation. I was able to pen the manga which is to appear in it, so as someone a involved a little in the production as well as the creator of the original I’m looking forward to seeing what it is like.”

The Bakuman movie is due in 2015.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    12:22 07/05/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Isn't the guy in blue plays Kenshin battousai live action?

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:45 07/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yup. He's freaking Den-O

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:50 07/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    The other one is Soujiro Seta, so, yeah, Miho confirmed as Shishio.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:35 07/05/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Why the hell can't they at least have the right hair colors for these movies? They never bother following through on it..

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:23 08/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because sometimes anime hair color clashes a lot when you translate to real people/actors. That super blond he originally usually looks a bit bad in an Asian, brown implies he bleaches his hair without looking too exaggerated and making it an eye sore.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:01 08/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hardly. The issue probably resembles the tattoo one instead.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:35 08/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, every Anime has gone through a process called character design and color design. This is why in some Anime titles, the characters look vastly different from their Manga counterparts. Of course the colors chosen more or less resemble those you saw on color pages of the original Manga but still with some changes.

    Say, if a certain Anime title has a second season but is produced by different studio, there are bound to be some diverse in the picking and usage of colors. So we can't really say they aren't following the original work.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:52 07/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Have you ever seen a naturally blond Japanese person?

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:06 07/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ever heard of hairdye? In case you didnt notice - they dyed his hair, but brown instead of blond.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:20 08/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Brown shades look a lot better in Asians than that light ash blond color he has in the manga.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:48 08/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I guess they never have, hurr durr....

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:36 07/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I like soft boiled eggs.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:49 07/05/2014 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    They look like dude in there mid 30's

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    Comment by Naoe
    15:33 07/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Takeru Satoh, who's playing Mashiro is 25 though. But that just means they can't find teens who is expected to act well.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:06 07/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Let's call it making the cast futureproof. Most of the series is about the characters at late teens- early 20's neways.
    It's also less of a hassle making someone look younger with make-up than the inverse.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:30 07/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Beck all over again...

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:22 08/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    wonder if they can properly portray niizuma's character... probably not and it will be painful to watch...

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:46 08/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    They could study musicians if they run out of mangakas who work in similar ways. And it's probably the serious characters like Fukuda that will be harder to blend with the overall specifications of the show. But the manga does have moments where it clearly goes into subroutines, so maybe that's the way for the movie too.

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    Comment by fxc2
    05:14 08/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I thought Takagi was supposed to be the better looking one.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:26 07/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh neat, more castrated metrosexuals.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:21 11/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'd rather see PCP(the crime manga inside bakuman) live action than Bakuman.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:24 18/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    None of the fictional manga in Bakuman will ever see the light of day. Especially not the ones that were successful like PCP or the manga that puts them on top. The expectations are too high. If they come out and aren't that good, they'll be made worse by the fact there's expectations attached to them.

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    18:46 07/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Takeru Satou again? Nice.

    I wonder if Momotaros will come out~

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:46 07/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Only if the actor plying Kaya Miyoshi has a large rack, for.....consistency.....yes...

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:08 07/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sadly she didnt got enough attentions in doujinshis. I know only 1 series(that sucks at design) with her...

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:14 08/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    In the manga her appearance has to carry more of the mood-setting responsibilities, with the esthetics suffering accordingly. Not that it does have to be this way, it just so happens.

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    Comment by Canadane
    11:28 07/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    This is something I can see working.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:47 07/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    same I think it is possible since the story is closest to the reality

    unlike other adaptation, I have high hope for this one

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:03 09/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    Japan isn't very good with close to real life movie. I image nothing but eeeeeeeeeeeeeedhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! every 5 five mins

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:33 07/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I absolutely loved Bakuman, and am still waiting for an omake since we never get to see the wedding in the end.

    At least it didn't end as abruptly as Mx0.

    I'll give the movie a watch if someone subs it.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:26 18/05/2014 # ! Neutral (0)

    I want the omake epilogue chapter that shows what happens to Aoki and Hiramaru. Hiramaru is my favorite character, and it would be nice to see him and Aoki having kids or something.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Akito, good enough. Mashiro, what the fuck are you doing.

    'Least that fat faced fuck from death note's not playing one of these two. Christ.

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