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Bakuman. 2

Bakuman. 2

Alternative Titles

Japanese: バクマン。


Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 1, 2011 to Mar 24, 2012
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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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
Aida, Souichi
Aida, Souichi
Kazama, Yuuto
Kazama, Yuuto
Aoki, Yuriko
Aoki, Yuriko
Kawasumi, Ayako
Kawasumi, Ayako


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

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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] =
Bakuman starts exactly where it left off from the first season 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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Oct 22, 2013
Just finishing the first season I fell in love with this series and quickly moved onto the 2nd and did not drop the ball in anyway

bakuman the first season earned a 10 from me and the 2nd season does the same it did nothing wrong (in my opinion) and makes the series a must watch for any anime watcher the 2nd series adds a few new characters and some new hurdles for are 2 young manga artist to go through but just to go over a few select things that just made this series addicting to me was the addition of the new editor read more
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Oct 15, 2012
Bakuman is both entertaining and educational. It shows that it's not so simple to write or draw something that people will appreciate. If you want to make something truly good, you might have to revise and redo it several times as they do in this series. I like that Bakuman shows how difficult it is; it makes it more realistic. It's still entertaining at an anime level, though, since the characters passionately aim for the top.

* * * S T O R Y * * *
It's rather original and is likely to draw in anyone with an interest in anime/manga. It has some read more
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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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