Ranked #168


Alternative Titles

Japanese: バクマン。


Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2010 to Apr 2, 2011
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.371 (scored by 71998 users)
Ranked: #1682
Popularity: #119
Members: 131,194
Favorites: 2,766
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Moritaka Mashiro and Akito Takagi are pretty much foils of each other. Mashiro, an average 9th grade student but talented artist, and Takagi, an overall advanced 9th grader and aspiring writer. After great convincing, Takagi convinces Mashiro to join him in becoming the greatest mangakas Japan has ever seen. Takagi, with his gift of writing, hopes to become a successful mangaka, and Mashiro, with his gift of art, hopes to marry the girl of his dreams, Azuki Miho.

(Source: ANN)

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Adaptation: Bakuman.
Sequel: Bakuman. 2
Summary: Bakuman.: Deraman.

Characters & Voice Actors

Mashiro, Moritaka
Mashiro, Moritaka
Sinterniklaas, Michael
Sinterniklaas, Michael
Abe, Atsushi
Abe, Atsushi
Takagi, Akito
Takagi, Akito
Hino, Satoshi
Hino, Satoshi
Collins, Kevin
Collins, Kevin
Aida, Souichi
Aida, Souichi
Kazama, Yuuto
Kazama, Yuuto
Ray, Scottie
Ray, Scottie


Kasai, Kenichi
Director, Storyboard
Watanabe, Jun
Sound Director
Sokuza, Makoto
Episode Director
Hashimoto, Hiroyuki
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation

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Nov 1, 2013
This is my review for the whole bakuman series. I mean all the three seasons of bakuman which sums up to a total of 75 episodes.

OK so first things first. This was an anime with high ratings here in MAL but don't expect too much about this show if you are new to anime. This wasn't your typical action packed anime, this was an anime about the anime/manga industry. So that's the reason why many loved it(including me). Of course many anime lovers want to know more about manga/anime, how it works on its motherland -- JAPAN.

So we've seen some anime/manga characters that are mangaka(manga read more
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Apr 22, 2014
The definition of Bakuman comes from the two words, Bakuchi Manga, meaning Gambling Manga. However to me, it means something a bit different. When I think of Bakuman I think of: hubris, effort and luck. These are the 3 principles by which the story’s two protagonists live by. Bakuman is a story about hard work and reaching your dreams as well as overcoming the barriers and obstacles you’re faced with in order to succeed. This is my review.

NOTE: This review covers all 75 episodes of Bakuman.

Contains Minor Spoilers

If I could describe the story of Bakuman in one sentence it would be something like read more
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Both of them are about people setting goals and trying to achieve them. They are great and make me feel warm and fuzzy inside. You will find nothing like this on american tv.
Both are about 'normal' teens who are following the dream to become the best at something.
Both have elements of comedy, romance, slice of life, drama.
Both have great characters (some of them genius at what they do), with lots of friends and rivals.
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Opening Theme

#1: "Blue Bird" by Kobukuro (eps 1-24)
#2: "Genjitsu to iu Na no Kaibutsu to Tatakau Mono Tachi (現実という名の怪物と戦う者たち)" by Yuu Takahashi (高橋優) (ep 25)

Ending Theme

#1: "BAKUROCK ~Mirai no Rinkakusen~ (BAKUROCK 〜未来の輪郭線〜)" by YA-KYIM (eps 1-13)
#2: "Genjitsu to iu Na no Kaibutsu to Tatakau Mono Tachi (現実という名の怪物と戦う者たち)" by Yuu Takahashi (高橋優) (eps 14-24)
#3: "Blue Bird" by Kobukuro (ep 25)

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