What I’ve been reading: Bakuman (END)
I finished Bakuman. I took an entire year off at one point from reading it, then came back around the beginning of the year. And it still could get me excited over every little arc.
My only disappointment is that over the years, I’ve lost faith in that kind of true love ever happening to me. I’ve grown older, made a bunch of mistakes, and the next couple years of my life are going to be about fixing them, unfortunately.
Despite that, when I read the chapter with Azuki’s radio show, I was trembling in support.
The series did a number of arcs, without a single one feeling overblown or dragged out. Just when you were getting tired of it, they’d find a climax that would send you reeling. The wave would build up, then crash.
For the final chapter, it was just after another crash. So I can’t say it ended with a bang. But you can never say it ended with a whimper. Work hard, gather the support you need, and in the end you’ll be able to call it “life”.