There's something very meta to be said about a manga about making manga. It becomes even more meta when you're reporting that that manga about making manga is drawing to a close. After a 4 year run in Shonen Jump, the Bakuman manga (which has spawned 2 anime series and has a 3rd one in the works) is ending at chapter 176. The last chapter will run in next week's double issue in Japan.
Bakuman, the anime series which follows the road to becoming serialized manga authors and is based on a manga by the same name, has been green lit for a third season in the Fall of 2012. Next year's combined 3rd and 4th issues of Weekly Shonen Jump magazine, which the protagonists of the series all work for, will be making the announcement on Monday.
The second season of the anime is currently airing. It has been licensed by Media Blasters along with the first season in North America.
Source: Manga News
Anime distributor Media Blasters has announced the cast list for the English dub of Bakuman. The series is scheduled to ship out under their AnimeWorks label on DVD at the end of November in North America. They also have the rights to the second season of Bakuman which is scheduled to air this fall in Japan.
The cast is as follows.
- Moritaka Mashiro- Michael Sinterniklaas
- Takagi Akito – Kevin T Collins
- Miyuki, Iwase – Veronica Taylor
- Miho Azuki – Stephanie Sheh
- Kawasaki, Hayato – Jason Griffith
- Fumio, various teachers – Mike Pollock
- Kayoko – Julie Francis
- Suzuki, Eiji – Roby Sharpe
- Hattori – Wayne Grayson
- Aida, incidentals – Scottie Ray
- Sasaki- Dan Green
- Nobuhiro, Kim – Marc Diraison
- Miyoshi, incidentals – Amanda Schuckman
- Yujiro – Chris Niosi
- Various – Matt Bernhard, Rachael Lilis
Source: [The Fandom Post]
Are you a fan of Bakuman? If you are you'll love to hear that Shueisha's Shonen Jump is announcing on Monday that the popular manga about making manga has been been green lit for a second anime adaptation in the fall of next year. The currently airing adaptation of Bakuman is scheduled to run 25 episodes.
Will we see Azuki and Mashiro get together next fall? Will Saiko and Shujin make it big? Will there be an anime adaptation in an anime adapataion!? I'm dying to know!!! Tell us what you think in the comments below and I'll just go relax and not think about Bakuman...