Looks like the chatter about Moritaka Mashiro and Akito Takagi putting away their pens was correct. Bakuman, Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata's manga about manga making, announced that it will be ending with Japan's Weekly Shonen Jump issue 21/22 on April 23. More after the jump.
With two issues left of Weekly Shonen Jump in print and the launch today of its digital successor, Weekly Shonen Jump Alpha, there has to be a lot going through the minds in manga publishing at Viz Media. Hear from SVP and General Manager Alvin Lu about how they're thinking of this transition and what the manga business is like lately—plus, get details on features you'll find in WSJA these first couple months!
Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata's manga about aspiring manga artists, Bakuman, will have a third season. Bump the jump for more info!
Media Blasters has posted a pair of trailers for the first two volumes of Bakuman, the first of which is scheduled to be released November 22nd. Check them out, along with a Queen's Blade clip, after the jump.
Weekly Shonen Jump has revealed that, on the heels of the recent cross-over with Gintama, the anime version of high school action comedy SKET Dance will be linking up with the anime of manga authoring dramedy Bakuman. More after the jump.
Media Blasters is giving the anime version of Bakuman—based on Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata's manga about creating manga, which Viz Media publishes in North America—the English dub treatment, and recently announced the cast on its facebook page. Get the rundown after the jump.
Bakuman: The Way of a Manga Artist for the Nintendo DS adapts Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obatas Shonen Jump manga about creating manga. With Namco Bandai planning to release the title this winter, see how making manga translates into a game after the jump.
North American anime distributor Media Blasters announced that they have licensed the rights to the anime adaptation of Death Notes creators Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata's Shonen Jump hit manga about manga Bakuman. More after the jump.