Ranked #77

Bakuman. 2

Alternative Titles

Japanese: バクマン。


Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 1, 2011 to Mar 24, 2012
Premiered: Fall 2011
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: NHK
Licensors: Media Blasters
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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Ranked: #772
Popularity: #316
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Mashiro 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.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors

Mashiro, Moritaka
Mashiro, Moritaka
Abe, Atsushi
Abe, Atsushi
Takagi, Akito
Takagi, Akito
Hino, Satoshi
Hino, Satoshi
Niizuma, Eiji
Niizuma, Eiji
Okamoto, Nobuhiko
Okamoto, Nobuhiko
Hiramaru, Kazuya
Hiramaru, Kazuya
Morita, Masakazu
Morita, Masakazu


Kasai, Kenichi
Kasai, Kenichi
Director, Storyboard
Akitaya, Noriaki
Akitaya, Noriaki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Watanabe, Jun
Watanabe, Jun
Sound Director
Hashimoto, Hiroyuki
Hashimoto, Hiroyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard

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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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Nov 11, 2011
Overall I give Bakuman season 2 a 10! Maybe I'm just biased, but to me it deserves it.

If you enjoyed Bakuman Season 1 then you MUST See Bakuman Season 2, anyone who enjoyed Bakuman Season 1 as much as I should agree with my rating of 10 for season 2.

Some anime's are good, and their second seasons are just a drag, but with Bakuman, season 1 was great and season 2 is even better! The story continues from season 1, even after season 1 I wanted to see what happened next and I still feel the same now in season 2 at episode 6.

Story: 10
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Jun 1, 2012
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 [9] =
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Oct 9, 2011
Please note that this is only a quick review about the start of the second season of Bakuman. After watching the second episode I had so much I wanted to tell everyone it had to be done through a review.

I'll skip right to the interesting part, this series has totally sucked me in. The first season was all fantastic and really something else the whole way. Luckily, this isn't something that's about to change. It's actually on the contrary, these two episodes have made their way and are actually starting to already top their predecessor.

Although I can't judge the whole book by it's cover (it's read more
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Jan 27, 2015
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.

Story (10/10):
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.

Art (7/10):
The art's nothing special, except for the read more
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Anime: Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
Both series follows a mangaka and the art of making manga. However, this one is more of a comedy, rather than a realistic depiction. The characters are unique and enjoyable. There is some romance, for those of you that liked the romance in Bakuman.  
reportRecommended by HannahNakamura
Anime: Clannad: After Story
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!! 
reportRecommended by Haru1011
Anime: Death Note
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! 
reportRecommended by Darkbow

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