What does it take to be a manga star?


© 2015 BAKUMAN。Film Partners



© 2015 BAKUMAN。Film Partners

Based on the hit Japanese manga series, BAKUMAN。will be shown at Massey University’s Auckland campus next month.

The 2014 live-action film is based on the hit series written by Tsugami Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata – the same creative team responsible for Death Note.

Secondary school student Moritaka is a gifted illustrator who lacks ambition. Enter Akito, the class genius and a talented writer, who convinced Moritaka to joince forces and create Manga with him. Can the pair beat their rival, get the girl and achieve their ultimate goal to become number one in the cut-throat world of Manga?

BAKUMAN。will screen at Massey University’s Auckland campus at Albany on Wednesday July 3. The monthly Japanese films play on the first Wednesday of the month, at 6.30pm. Preceding the main feature is a short documentary on life and culture in Japan, which starts at 6.15pm. Unless specified, the films are screened in the Sir Neil Waters lecture theatre in room SNW100. There is free parking available on campus.

BAKUMAN。is rated PG – Parental Guidance recommended

Director: Hitoshi Ohne

Running time: 120 minutes

For more information on the Japanese films visit the Consulate-General of Japan in Auckland website here.

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