Quickie you say? What do you mean? Thank you for asking! As many of you know, I’ve covered season 1 and 2 of Bakuman. So if you have seen season 1 and 2, then it would be safe to assume that the quality within those two seasons carries over into the third season. Which, in my opinion, it did; this also means the review for the 3rd season will be one of the shorter Anime reviews I do. Enjoy a quick one!
Onto their third serialization, manga duo Moritaka Mashiro and Akito Takagi—also known by their pen name, Muto Ashirogi—are ever closer to their dream of an anime adaption. However, the real challenge is only just beginning: if they are unable to compete with the artist Eiji Niizuma in the rankings within the span of six months, they will be cancelled. To top it off, numerous rivals are close behind and declaring war. They don’t even have enough time to spare thinking about an anime!
In Bakuman. 3rd Season, Muto Ashirogi must find a way to stay atop the colossal mountain known as the Shounen Jack rankings. With new problems and new assistants, the pair continue to strive for their dream.
The story is still great with the usual pacing style of the previous seasons. There’s just something very addicting in the pacing of the story, it feels like no second is wasted at every episode. Each one brings something new to the story, good news and more hurdles at the end of the episode. The cliffhangers really get you excited to watch the next episode too. The plot twists are still the same as ever, they seem pretty petty and weak for an anime but they’re realistic and you can really relate to them because they fit the slice-of-life genre very well.
Art is still the same, it’s different but it’s neither bad nor good. It doesn’t stand out and that’s actually what makes it fit for its genre. Bakuman isn’t about flashy art, dramatic music and all that glitter. It’s good as it is. Though the quality drops at times, it doesn’t really affect the viewing enjoyment.
The sound is like the art, not bad and not good. The OP is decent and the singer’s voice is kinda weird but it doesn’t really bother me. The EP is good, nothing to say about that. No objections about the sound really. The ambience of each episode as per usual fits the mood portrayed that episode. If you’re a normal viewer and don’t pay attention to all the small details of the Anime, then this fact alone is dismissable and will not be picked up by the average viewer.
The characters are the same and still good. Same goes for character development, in fact, there’s actually a little bit of character development as soon as the first episode. If you’ve watched every season of this Anime, then you can expect the same types of character struggles, a similar pace in regards to character progression and development. With each character doing their part to make the story work and interesting, each one doing their part for the betterment of the Anime and the other characters they support.
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