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Bakuman. 2nd Season


Alternative Titles

English: Bakuman.
Synonyms: Bakuman Season 2
Japanese: バクマン。

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 8.541 (scored by 80,882 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #792
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #318
Members: 132,601
Favorites: 756
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Episodes: /25

Synopsis

With the serialization of their new manga, "Detective Trap," the writer-artist team, Akito Takagi and Moritaka Mashiro, better known by their pseudonym Ashirogi Muto, are one step closer to becoming world-renowned mangaka. For Mashiro, however, serialization is just the first step. Having promised to marry his childhood sweetheart and aspiring voice actress, Azuki Miho, once his manga gets an anime adaptation, Mashiro must continue his to popularize Ashirogi's work. A tremendously competitive cast of ambitious mangaka—including the wild genius, Eiji Niizuma; the elegant student, Yuriko Aoki, and her older admirer and partner, Takurou Nakai; the lazy prodigy, Kazuya Hiramaru; and the abrasive artist, Shinta Fukuda—both support and compete against Ashirogi Muto in creating the next big hit.

As they adjust to their young and seemingly untested new editor, the dynamic duo struggle to maintain their current serialization, secure the top stop in Shounen Jack, and ultimately, achieve an anime adaptation of their manga. With new rivals and friends, Bakuman. 2 continues Takagi and Mashiro's inspiring story of hard work and young love.

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Characters & Voice Actors

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

Staff

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


Edit Opening Theme

"Dream of Life" by Shohei Itou (伊藤祥平)

Edit 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)



More reviewsReviews

u8sand
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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Miharu-Kun
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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Tiduas
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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ForeverFizz8
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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