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BAKUMAN

Directed by ONE Hitoshi

Release
Original Title:
バクマン。
© 2015 TOHO / Amuse / DENTSU / SHUEISHA / Victor / Crescendo / JR Kikaku / KDDI / GYAO / NIPPAN © Tsugumi oba, Takeshi Obata / SHUEISHA © 2015 TOHO / Amuse / DENTSU / SHUEISHA / Victor / Crescendo / JR Kikaku / KDDI / GYAO / NIPPAN
© Tsugumi oba, Takeshi Obata / SHUEISHA

Introduction

The original manga "Bakuman" from the duo of Ohba and Obata was a massive hit which ran to 20 volumes and sold a record-breaking 15 million copies. Finally it makes its way to the big screen under the guidance of the genius director Ohne, who redefined the landscape of Japanese cinema with his hit, "Love Strikes". The quirky and iconoclastic band Sakanaction are in charge of the soundtrack which rounds out the line-up of passionate creative forces behind this movie. Accompany our youthful heroes through growth and struggle towards friendship and love in this spirited story set in the unique world of manga publishing.

Story

Moritaka MASHIRO (Saiko) has a genius for drawing while his schoolfriend, Akito TAKAGI (Shujin) has a gift for ingenious story-telling. One day, an encounter with their muse, beautiful classmate Miho AZUKI, has them agree to team up in an unlikely attempt to join the elite manga creators writing for Shonen Jump. A sub-editor, Mr. Hattori, gives them their initial break. They begin to churn out manga stories. But the editorial department sets the bar very high, not to mention the stiff competition put up by their many up-and-coming rivals. Then they run up against the latest wunderkind, Eiji NIIZUMA who seems to be in a league all of his own Will they ever reach their goal of dominating the Jump scene?

Cast

SATOH Takeru

MASHIRO Moritaka

KAMIKI Ryunosuke

TAKAGI Akito

Data

Director
ONE Hitoshi
Original Comic
OHBA Tsugumi
OBATA Takeshi
Producer
KAWAMURA Genki
Planning
KAWAMURA Genki
Screenplay
ONE Hitoshi
Cinematography
MIYAMOTO Wataru
Japan Release Date
2015.10.3
Running time
120 min