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/u/Adam_Drivers_Ass

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Great to see someone watching this series for the first time! You really hit Azuki/Moritaka's relationship on the head, though I don't want to say anything else to avoid spoilers. I always felt that it was the weakest part of the series, and you seem to already have a good understanding of why that is. However, I will say that they do have some great moments, and there's a lot to look forward to!
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/u/TheSuperthingymabob

Total Karma:16 Attendancy:6

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First-timer

I'll be honest, it was like 24 hours ago I watched this episode because I used watching the previous one late as an excuse to watch 1 more. Basically, I'm just saying it's not fresh on my mind.

Hattori is the best and you can't convince me otherwise.

I think it's interesting that they're going to aim for more of a cult hit. It occurs to me that maybe that might be easier for them in terms of getting serialised, but I wonder if it might take them longer to get that anime adaptation they're so desperate for.

Looking at the questions, I feel like there are probably manga that I've read which would be considered more cult but I feel like that's a relative term? Then again, I wouldn't really consider Dr. Stone to be "cult", it's been pretty popular, just not got an anime yet. Recently I've been reading some Hoshin Engi and Eyeshield 21 which I feel are lesser known series. (ofc E21 got a name drop in this episode but shut up)

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/u/Atario

Total Karma:15 Attendancy:7

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/u/htisme91

Total Karma:10 Attendancy:5

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First-timer:

  1. I think they had just gotten their hopes up a lot, and it was pretty deflating. The two still don't know how to be grounded when it comes to their work, but that's also expected given their age/experience.

  2. He wasn't right, and I'm sure that aftermath will be the subject of the next episode, but Ishizawa definitely deserved to be decked.

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/u/Mojert

Total Karma:5 Attendancy:2

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Hi everyone !

I didn't have time to prepare screenshots today unfortunately. But that won't stop me from answering the questions !

1) Is Saiko and Shujin’s workplace compartmentalization a good idea? Why or why not? How might they change it?

They're working next to each other so there isn't much of a compartmentalisation of the workplace if you'd ask me. What strikes me more is how Saiko wants their work (not the workplace) to be separated. Having informed second opinions is always great ! That could help Shujin writes better stories and names. And Shujin helping Saiko at the end with the manuscript was surely helpful for Saiko. But I don't remember how this separation of the work evolve later on in the series so I'm interested in seeing how it will play out.

2) Are Kaya and Shujin going to start dating, or is Shujin going to reject her to pursue manga?

It's not really something I can talk about, can I ?

3) What do you think of the idea behind their first final draft?

Since the jump is more about manga that could go on nearly forever, their draft is focused towards the wrong publisher. That kind of clash is what brought us the second part of Death Note... Maybe season 2?

Man I'm thrilled to see the next episode, it introduces one of my favourite characters !

See you tomorrow !

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/u/MrAKSama420

Total Karma:5 Attendancy:2

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Bit late, but I’ll add my comment here anyways. First of all, I think this was a great episode which nailed the premise and initial motivations of the characters.

When I first read it, what sold me was the unique setting of the manga business/world and the dynamic art. Looking at the first episode now, I can see that it’s kept most of the same feel, although the art seems a teensy bit bland.

Another thing that sold me was that proposal at the end. Although I know that it’s extremely unrealistic, I’m just a sucker for that sort of thing. It feels like a very romanticized view of love, where they work towards their dreams and marry each other when they fulfill it. It also helps that I know what’s going to happen.

And Saiko’s monologue towards the start of the episode is too relatable. Really sells that feeling of a normal high schooler. Excited to see how he changes throughout the series.

Really hyped for this rewatch, since it’s the first rewatch I’ve done with other people, and this is my most favorite shonen series, going above Death Note, which was created by the same people. I might not be able to comment for every episode, but excited to do this with you guys!

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/u/IISuperSlothII

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>While I did think the episode was good in general, the relationship between Moritaka and Azuki is kinda weird. I get that this is a first episode setting up the premise and I understand his motivation but proposing after barely talking seems like a bit of a stretch. Get to know each ffs. Yeah the show gets a lot better when it sticks that in the background long enough you sort of forget its a key part of the initial premise. It's even more frustrating because they interact in ways that would be brilliant to set up their relationship but instead they choose to go the 'well this makes no fucking sense' route. Honestly Bakuman is a 9/10 for me, but that whole aspect of the show is the shows biggest negative, and the fact it opens on it really doesn't do it any favours.
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/u/KazCo

Total Karma:3 Attendancy:1

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This was an ok first episode but then I got hooked at the end. That promise to marry each other if they both meet their goals is crazy and it makes me want to keep watching. I guess I’ll only answer one question as I don’t have much time. I think that their relationship is interesting to say the least. Healthy? Eh, I wouldn’t say it’s unhealthy but there are signs that make me question it. Although they are an interesting pair and I can’t wait to see how they handle each other from here.

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/u/acallis1

Total Karma:3 Attendancy:1

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This is actually the first time I've watched this, but when I saw our wad the same folks as death note I was intrigued.

Let me start by saying I think this show is hilarious. The scene at the doorbell was so funny I almost woke up my wife. I rewatched this scene about 5 times.

Speaking of that scene I like to think it's possible to keep a promise like that, but I don't think the relationship will work. Relationships steer gated when you ate actually seeing each other and when you take that aspect out of it it only gets harder. That's not to say that you can't have meaning filled relationships and successful marriages without kissing sexual contact, look at the bates kids. Side note - if he doesn't actually team up with takagi then he would have lied to her on the same day as asking her to marry him... that isn't good.

I think that his world view is a bit skewed, he's 14 (?) and looks at everything in black and white. It's either be a successful manga artist or nor be a manga artist. He even mentions the statistics of being successful early in the episode, which tells me he's looked into this before. I think this will change.

I'm not sure they will ever be friends. Takagi seems very difficult to be friends with. He snooped Moritaka's stuff and used it to coerce him into partnering with him. None of that builds healthy friendships.

Idk... I'm excited to be a part of this and looking forward to watching this series!

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/u/flybypost

Total Karma:2 Attendancy:2

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> Uhhh how do you measure that though My guess: They did mention some surveys and feedback postcards and stuff like that. Probably other types of surveys. I don't know how merch sales are dealt with (I think the creators keep the copyright of their original characters/stories unlike when you work with Marvel on Spider Man, for example) but there might be some popularity indicators in that too.
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/u/Cryzzalis

Total Karma:2 Attendancy:1

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Oh crap, this is a thing that's going on? I guess I'll miss out for now but when I get home from work I'll start participating.

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/u/ConanKid

Total Karma:2 Attendancy:1

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First time watcher however I own the entire manga and have read it around 10 times.

I think it is a pretty good first episode and it was exciting to hear all of the characters voices. The animation is pretty good(Although it is not as good as obata's amazing art). I agree with u/TheSuperthingymabob opinion on the relationship. IMO it is the worst and most unrealistic part of the series. One small problem i had with it was the hulu translation had Shonen Jump as Shonen Jack?!?!? Very strange. I look forwards to continuing the rewatch

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/u/Johnoliverguy

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Manga Reader:

I forgot to comment the past few days, as i joined in on episode 7. Now, i dont think ill be commenting much, as i dont like discussing things in written form, but i'll try to answer questions whenever im able to.

I'll also be following along with the manga to compare the pacing, so far its been pretty slow (we're only halfway through volume 2 as of the end of this episode)

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