Mashiro Moritaka (Saiko), with his superb drawing skill, is invited by his writing genius classmate Takagi Akito (Shujin) to tread the difficult path of the mangaka. His sights are set on his naive yet earnest joint dream with Azuki Miho, who is aiming to become a voice actress. Saiko and Shujin team up as writer and artist, aiming to be serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump, make a hit, and then release an anime. They bring their manuscripts into editors and set off on the road to becoming pro manga artists.
Cast & Credits
The acting is great - Sato and Kamiki have amazing chemistry between them! It helps that I've seen them in loads of interviews together lately xD Of course Sometani and Kiritani and Yamada were perfect too! -, the comedy was so good, the cinematography was spot on - seriously this director has it going on! -, the CGI was amazing, the music - pretty sure the theme song is ONE OK ROCK or someone similar - and sound was great (the sound of the pens drawing made me shiver all the time!), I thoroughly enjoyed this!
The only reason it's lost one point is: I wanted more so MAYBE this would've been better as a dorama but damn, I wanna rewatch it right now and I've only just finished watching it!! xD
I think this is my second favourite movie of the year!
The actors, both lead were great, their expression is spot on, tho kamiki is a bit exaggerated at times but takeru sato is growing into me as he nailed those dramatic scenes perfectly. I wish they had shown more of sometani, a freaking scene stealer, nailing that character to the bone, also one of the reasons why I wished this is a drama so that he can have more screen time, it is such a waste. Komatsu nana, I still don't know is she fits miho cause I have this strange vibe as I watched her, she has this face that can make you fall inlove with her and dump you after, what a scary woman. Takayuki Yamada my bias actor, but the most f*cked up character here, at first he is reserved then suddenly he became friendly, again not enough time to show how his character develops. Nakai, Hiramaru and expecially Fukuda are casted well, I know kiritani kenta can nail this character the momentI I saw him in the cast, and I was not disappointed, he made that character fun to watch.
Don't get me wrong it is still enjoyable, the editing is cool, but the pace is so fast like shinkasen train XD.