Bakuman Quotes

 

Bakuman Quotes

 

 

Plot : Moritaka Mashiro, a junior high school student, content to live out a relatively normal life as any other does, is persuaded by his classmate, Akito Takagi, to become an aspiring mangaka when the latter realizes his natural talent as an artist. However, Moritaka is reluctant to pursue his dream as his uncle, once a mangaka with his own serializations, died from overwork trying to regain his lost status.

 

Manga that’s born from people taking responsibility for their own work, banging their head in frustration, feeling cornered, and like they want to escape, and then using that extreme situation, mental ability, stamina, and panic to create… would never lose to some soul-less manga that’s just made up of other people’s ideas without any kind of resolve!
Moritaka Mashiro (Bakuman)


After nine years of compulsory education, the adults ask incessantly, “What high school do you want to go to?” and, “What dreams do you have for the future?”. But I just answer with, “I have no clue.” or “I haven’t decided yet.”. It’s ‘normal’ to aim for a better high school, university, or company. That’s how you live a ‘normal’ life. That’s why I always go to school, even though I’d rather game or stare at the computer all day. Because I don’t want to trouble my parents, because I don’t want to be called a ‘shut-in’, and because I don’t want to flip burgers when I grow up. That’s why I’m just going to get a desk job and call it a day. If I wanted to try climbing the corporate ladder, I’m already behind all of the people with good grades. The ranking system is only going to be a continuation of school. It’s a bleak future. Just living is a pain in the butt. This is my outlook on life after being a good kid for 14 years.
Moritaka Mashiro (Bakuman)

Recently, there was this book I read that said that the greatest event in life, our most important raison d’etre was to love. Cut the crap. Something like that could only have been written by a woman. For someone like me, who can’t even speak to the girl I like, love is nothing but agonizing. This one-sided crush is going nowhere… It’s gonna drag me straight to hell.
Moritaka Mashiro (Bakuman)

I am not smoldering and incompletely combusted like those guys over there. Even if it’s just for a moment, I’m gonna Burn so Bright and so Red, I’ll Dazzle Everyone.
(Bakuman)

Why do people have to work? I just want to eat and sleep. I should have been born as a panda at the zoo.
Kazuya Hiramaru (Bakuman)

A dream isn’t something that someone tells you to go for. It’s something you fulfill of your own will.
Mashiro Moritaka (Bakuman)

I prefer to be a humble dreamer, with visions to be realized, rather than the ruler of people with no dreams or desires.
Mashiro Moritaka (Bakuman)