Takeru Sato (left) and Ryunosuke Kamiki play a pair of high-school students making their names in the comics industry in Bakuman (Category IIA; Japanese). The film, directed by Hitoshi Ohne, also stars Nana Komatsu.

Film review: live-action Bakuman takes affectionate look at Japan’s manga business

Film’s keen observation of the cutthroat publishing business and the struggle of most dreamers in the field leaves a vivid impression

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Takeru Sato (left) and Ryunosuke Kamiki play a pair of high-school students making their names in the comics industry in Bakuman (Category IIA; Japanese). The film, directed by Hitoshi Ohne, also stars Nana Komatsu.
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