Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 1, 2011 to Mar 24, 2012
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 8.571 (scored by 53566 users)
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SynopsisMashiro and Takagi start working with a new editor, Gorou Miura, as Hattori is assigned to another author. They must adapt quickly to his approach as well as drawing together with assistants since they must perform well on the Shonen Jack polls in order to not be discarded by the publication. Now that their work is being serialized, they must work even harder as they must satisfy an extremely demanding audience while competing with other talented authors.
Related AnimeAdaptation: Bakuman.
Sequel: Bakuman. 3
Summary: Bakuman.: Deraman.
Other: Bakuman. 2 Special
Characters & Voice Actors
I can distinguish this series from its prequel and sequel due to some powerful scenes (which I will not spoil). To me, that makes it special, but other people might think the real value is elsewhere.
What makes the story one of the few 10's out there is that it combines romance, comedy, a tale of growing up, and mixes it with what may be the greatest motivational shounen I have come to know. If i had to find one flaw, it would be that I could never amount to Ashirogi's (the main mangaka duo) drive to succeed.
The art's nothing special, except for the manga shown in the anime. It looked like it was drawn professionally and makes you want to read the fake series, even if you can't. One thing that always bothered me about Bakuman though, was random moments where the characters' faces would get a new design just to express an quick emotion with a comedic effect.
I can replay the openings and endings just to remember this anime masterpiece, which is a plus. The ost though never really stood out, only puts in noise where it could have been awkwardly silent otherwise. This is only in Japanese, but they get so into the roles that you forget there are people speaking into a mic. It adds a lot.
Why another 10? Bakuman 2 does the most out of the 3 series to bring out the purpose of each character. After one series, you can really start to bond.
Enjoyment (10/10) & Overall (9/10):
I loved it so much, that I started collecting the manga just to relive the story. It is one of those series that everyone must see if they are at all into motivational stories that go above and beyond what they think shounen is. read more
They say you can measure how good a anime is by how fast time seems to fly by when watching it, if that's the case, Bakuman 2 is one amazing series.
The first season of Bakuman was great, the story, the characters, the atmosphere fitted perfectly, though It did suffer from pacing problems and could of been adapted better. This time however, J.C Staff has stepped up their game, managing to fix those problems and make Bakuman 2 one hell of a enjoyable anime and probably the best slice-of-life series I've seen yet.
= Story  =
Bakuman starts exactly where it left off from the first season and gets right into the story. I won't say much to avoid spoiling it for people who happen to see this review before watching the first season but this season has a lot more drama and romance, which make for some very intense scenes and memorable moments.
Something, that is unique to the story of Bakuman is how realistic it is. The two main characters aren't always successful and positive like you find in most shonen series and there isn't any shock twists which would be impossible to find in a real life situation, well maybe one.
= Art  =
I never get tired of the art in this series, It's amazing how J.C Staff can make the manga illustrations look so realistic and the amount of detail and effort they put into the backgrounds.
The character designs are nothing special but they don't really need to be, If anything, the only character design I can fault is Shuujin's/Takagi's, It's just that he looked a lot different and a lot better in the manga, though I don't really mind the change.
= Sound  =
I have to admit, I didn't like any of the first seasons OP and ED's that much, though Bakuman 2 has some great ones which really suit the story-lines in this season. The OST remains nearly entirely the same in this season, which is a good thing since it doesn't feel overused yet and suits the anime perfectly.
All of the VA's do a great job reprising their roles and the newcomers fit their parts perfectly in my opinion.
= Character  =
There's a lot more Character development this time around, which is welcomed especially for the minor characters such as Aoki and Nakai, who really annoyed me at first, but then actually became likeable.
The romance side of Bakuman shines through a lot more this time around, which also helped character development a lot, though some of the relationships became a bit boring and repetitive during the the second half of the story.
Bakuman 2 is one addicting ride, the story and the characters really draw you in and makes you want to finish the whole series in one go, which not just any anime can emulate.
If you're a fan of first season, you'll love this sequel, all the spirit and fun of the manga and prequel are maintained in Bakuman's second anime outing, which leaves us eagerly awaiting the third season.
Overall, Bakuman 2 outdoes it's predecessor in every aspect, with faster pacing, a more 'tighter' and entertaining story, great character development with art and sound to top it off. If it wasn't for a slow down during the the latter episodes with the story and characters, I would've considered Bakuman 2 a masterpiece. read more
Of course you will have to watch the first season before Bakuman. 2 or Clannad: After Story but these anime were so amazing!!!! (Even the first seasons)
You watch as the characters mature.
There were many emotional and heartwarming scenes.
Whenever a character feels a certain way, you can't help but feel the same.
Again, these were masterpieces and if you haven't seen these series, SHAME!!
Both series are created by the same author (in original manga form). Although they aren't the same genre, the main characters are both very well developed. Both main characters want to achieve their goal although the goals themselves are totally different. The way they handle the situations they come in is very similar, they treat them with pure logic. If you like main characters who are total geniuses and would do anything in order to achieve their goals, then these series are for you!
Opening Theme"Dream of Life" by Shohei Itou (伊藤祥平)
Ending Theme#1: "monochrome rainbow" by Tommy heavenly6 (eps 1-16)
#2: "Parallel= (パラレル＝)" by Fumiya Sashida (指田郁也) (eps 17-24)
#3: "Dream of Life" by Shohei Itou (伊藤祥平) (ep 25)
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