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Film Screening: Bakuman
January 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC+11
Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre in association with Japan Foundation, Sydney will be hosting a number of film screenings to coincide with the Manga Hokusai Manga exhibition.
Please note: This film is in Japanese language with English subtitles. Admission is free; bookings essential
Drawing manga can be the death of you. Moritaka Mashiro (Takeru Satoh) is well aware of this, having witnessed his manga artist uncle work himself to death. He is determined to avoid the path his uncle walked, despite being a gifted illustrator, and spends his days drifting in mediocrity instead.
One day, class genius and aspiring manga writer Akito (Kamiki Ryunosuke) asks Moritaka if he wants team up as manga artists.
The pair tirelessly work day and night to realise their dream of creating a manga series for Shonen Jump Weekly—a considerable milestone for every manga artist. With no shortage of up-and-coming rivals, will they ever realise their dream?!
Classification Rating: PG
(Features mild themes, it is recommended that young children be accompanied by an adult)
Director: Hitoshi Ohne
Producers: Minami Ichikawa
Screenplay: Hitoshi Ohne
Original story: Tsugimi Oba, Takeshi Obata
Cast: Takeru Sato, Ryunosuke Kamiki, Nana Komatsu, Kenta Kiritani, Hirofumi Arai, Shota Sometani, Sarutoki Minagawa, Kankuro Kudo, Takayuki Yamada, Lily Franky
Image © 2015 “BAKUMAN。” Film Partners