A year of time has passed in the show. At least a K-On isn’t being pulled where they speed through a lot and then slow way down. Bakuman has a reasonable pacing for what they are trying to show. Some people call this show boring. I don’t really see the boring aspect of it. But that is probably because I favor character and story development a lot more.
The rivalry has begun between Nizuma and Saiko. I have a feeling that a lasting friendship will be born out of this rivalry. I just hope that Nizuma does not use his manga ending power to end Saiko and Shuujin. That would cut real deep. You can tell that the fires of passion now burn brighter in both of them.
Now Azuki and Saiko are on the same page. They both have moved closer to accomplishing their dreams. At least they both know what the end goal is. It is going to be a real challenge to get there. But the rewards at the end will be great. This has been Xly15 and check back later for more.