VIZ MEDIA EUROPE is pleased to announce the acquisition of TV, VOD, DVD, Blu-ray and merchandising rights for the “Bakuman” licence for France, Italy, Germany, Spain, Portugal and the United Kingdom.
From the creators of Death Note, Bakuman is the latest hit TV series to be based on a top-selling manga title by Takeshi Obata and Tsugumi Ohba, with millions copies sold in Japan and published in France by Kana, Viz Media in the UK, Panini Comics in Italy, Norma Editorial in Spain and TokyoPop in Germany. Directed by Kenichi Kasai (Honey and Clover) and Noriaki Akitaya (Code Geass), Bakuman TV series is broadcast on the NHK channel in Japan.
With Bakuman, Takeshi Obata and Tsugumi Ohba radically changes the subject and theme from his work on the captivating thriller of Death Note in order to suck us into the backstage world of manga creation. The series is a realistic, funny and surprisingly immersive look into the dream industry of many teenagers today. The authors pays close attention to developing the main characters of this TV series - two passionate teenagers who will never stop dreaming about publishing their first manga.
Is becoming a successful manga artist an achievable dream or just one big gamble? Average student Moritaka Mashiro enjoys drawing for fun. When his classmate and aspiring writer Akito Takagi discovers his talent, he begs Moritaka to team up with him as a manga-creating duo. But what exactly does it take to make it in the manga-publishing world? Moritaka is hesitant to seriously consider Akito's proposal because he knows how difficult reaching the professional level can be. Still, encouragement from persistent Akito and motivation from his crush push Moritaka to test his limits!