This is a spoiler-free review.
- Animation: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Soundtrack: ⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Story: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
- Overall: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
This series follows Saiko and Takagi, two school classmates who start the journey of becoming manga authors. Be it the reason for love or the dream career path this anime shows how the process of creating a manga is.
It’s very meta if you will. Especially if you read the manga, from which the anime is based. A manga about the story on how to draw manga 🤭
I’ve learned a lot about the process and how difficult it is to get serialized. It makes you appreciate more the work and sweat manga artists put into their craft. It’s not trivial.
This first season does a good job and it leaves you craving for more. From my side, I will read more of the manga before attacking the second season. I hope they’ve animated the whole series, as the manga has already been finished (just around 16 volumes).
This season covers around 4 manga volumes, which is not much, but that’s because there’s a lot to cover.
The manga is text-heavy so this is also what we get here in the anime. There are no amazing action sequences and such, it’s just the manga but animated.
There is one side character, at the end of the season they expanded a bit from what we’ve got in the manga. Found it strange but it’s nothing major. Unsure why they decided they needed to give him more context or lines.
Have you watched Bakuman?
The comedy is on point
Just like in the manga they have kept the quick and nice comedy bits, changing the animation style to match what the manga does in those panels. It works very well and they don’t overuse it.
I found myself laughing out loud sometimes, which doesn’t happen very often.