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Bakuman, the manga about making manga is getting a live-action movie adaptation. Check out the trailer (with English subtitles).

As seems to be the ever increasing trend of live-action adaptations of popular manga/anime, the next upcoming movie is Bakuman, based on the manga of the same name by the authors of Death Note, Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata.

Check out the trailer below with English subtitles by Toshi Nakamura.

The story follows two high school classmates who set out to become manga artists and create a hit series for one of Japan’s biggest manga publications, Shonen Jump. Their final goal is to have a hit series that will get an anime adaptation – a rather meta plot considering the original manga got its own anime adaptation.

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The original manga spanned 20 volumes and the subsequent anime series had 3 seasons with 75 episodes total, so there’s a substantial amount of content to fit into what looks to be a single movie – a fact that immediately sets off warning klaxons in my head. Who knows, hopefully it’ll be good.

The live-action Bakuman movie is slated to hit Japanese theaters on October 3rd. No word on an international release.

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