Bakuman, Volume 9

Bakuman, Volume 9

By Tsugumi Ohba; Takeshi Obata (Illustrator)

Viz Media, Paperback, 9781421539584, 188pp.

Publication Date: February 7, 2012

By the creators of "Death Note" The mystery behind manga-making revealed
Reads R to L (Japanese Style), for audiences T.
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?
With Aiko Iwase teaming up with Eiji to get a series in Shonen Jump, Moritaka and Akito have another major rival to contend with. Can the duo get their series serialized and succeed in Jump this time? And when Akito has to ask for permission to marry Kaya, he'll have to face her father, a master in Karate.

About the Author
Artist, Takeshi Obata made his debut in 1989 with "Cyborg Ji-Chan
G". The runner-up recipient of the 30th Annual Tezuka Award, Obata's major
works include "Chikarabito Densetsu" and "Mashin Boukentan Lamp-Lamp".

Takeshi Obata was born in 1969 in Niigata, Japan, and is the artist of the wildly popular SHONEN JUMP title Hikaru no Go, which won the 2003 Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize: Shinsei "New Hope" award and the 2000 Shogakukan Manga award. Obata is also the artist of Arabian Majin Bokentan Lamp Lamp, Ayatsuri Sakon, Cyborg Jichan G., and the smash hit manga Death Note. All You Need Is Kill is his latest work following the hugely successful series Bakuman.