Originally, Takahama seemed very unsocial and didn't talk much at all. However, after coming to respect Mashiro's work ethic as a mangaka, he reveals his ambition to work at Disney and spends several nights discussing manga with Mashiro and Takagi. He seems to be very enthusiastic about his manga, and grows frustrated with Miura after he feels that he is not letting him make the manga he wants. He respects people for their ambition and work ethic, as shown when he states that he has little in common with Ogawa and Kato because they are just happy with being assistants.
Detective Trap's Serialization
He did the figures, both sketches and inks. Miura says he is the best artist of the new assistants he's in charge of. When he first started to work for Trap, he didn't talk, but opens up to Mashiro after Kato and Ogawa leave the studio. When Mashiro and he are the only ones left, Takahama finally talks to Mashiro, saying that he wants to work for Disney and since Mashiro is serialized while he is still in high school, he feels that Mashiro is equally as ambitious, and so he feels that they have a lot in common. Takahama didn't talk while Ogawa and Kato were there because they're happy with being assistants. Ogawa, he can tolerate, because he tries to sharpen his skills, while Kato doesn't. When Mashiro and Takahama are the only only ones at the studio, they usually talk about manga. Eventually Takagi joins in on their discussions.
Business Boy Kenichi's SerializationEdit
Takahama gets his own series, Business Boy Kenichi, and his assistants were Takuro Nakai and Kato. However, the series gets cancelled later. Takahama returns to be an assistant for Run, Daihatsu Tanto! when it is being published, expressing disillusioned feelings that Ashirogi was not able to do what they wanted to do.
Seigi no Mitaka's SerializationEdit
Takahama leaves to start serializing another manga called Seigi no Mikata, which centers around solving legal cases. He eventually gets the manga serialized and makes his way to the single-digit rankings, garnering only a few votes below or above of Ashirogi Muto's several times over the course of his manga career and becoming a major character in the series. Eventually, he, too, joins Team Fukuda.
When Niizuma announced his intentions to end Crow, Takahama is among the mangaka to oppose him, setting up a court case in which a close friend of the main character is placed under false charges and the main character must prove his innocence. Takahama only manages to land second place, however, but expresses optimism at getting second place for the first time.
|Bakuman Characters |
|Shōnen Jump / Shōnen Jack|
Moritaka Mashiro + Akito Takagi = Muto Ashirogi | Aiko Iwase | Eiji Niizuma | Hino Kunimi | Ikiki Kajiwara | Kazuya Hiramaru | Kisaku Arai | Koji Makaino | Kyoichi Murasaki | Kyotaro Hibiki | Mikihiko Azuma | Nobuhiro Mashiro | Ryu Shizuka | Shigure Yanagi | Shinta Fukuda | Shoyo Takahama | Shun Hanshaki | Shun Shiratori | Takuro Nakai | Toru Nanamine | Yuriko Aoki
|Family / Friends / Classmates|