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Bakuman.

Bakuman.

Alternative Titles

English: Bakuman。
Japanese: BAKUMAN。 バクマン。

Information

Type: Manga
Volumes: 20
Chapters: 176
Status: Finished
Published: Aug 11, 2008 to Apr 23, 2012
Authors: Obata, Takeshi (Art), Ohba, Tsugumi (Story)
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)

Statistics

Score: 8.521 (scored by 41116 users)
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Ranked: #1252
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #14
Members: 71,146
Favorites: 7,701
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Volumes: /20
Chapters: /176

Synopsis

Bakuman follows the story of high school student Moritaka Mashiro, a talented artist who does not know what he wants to do with his future. One day, Mashiro draws a picture of Miho Azuki, a girl he is secretly fond of, during class but forgets the notebook at school. He comes back to find that his classmate Akito Takagi is waiting for him with his notebook. Takagi tries to convince Mashiro to become a manga artist for his stories, leading to Mashiro's disagreement, citing his late manga artist uncle, who died from overworking.

Takagi incites Mashiro to meet with Miho Azuki, Mashiro's crush, and tells her the two plan to become manga artists. In response, Azuki reveals her plans to be a voice actress. Mashiro proposes to her that they should both marry when Azuki becomes a voice actress for the anime adaptation of their manga. The two then start creating their manga, under the pen name Muto Ashirogi, in hopes of getting serialized in Weekly Shounen Jump.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Background

Bakuman. was published in English by VIZ Media under the Shonen Jump imprint from August 3, 2010 to August 6, 2013 and again in a 20-volume box set on October 1, 2013. The series was also published in Brazil by Jbc from August 2011 to April 2013 and has been published in Poland by Waneko since May 20, 2016.

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Characters

Mashiro, Moritaka
Mashiro, Moritaka
Main
Takagi, Akito
Takagi, Akito
Main
Niizuma, Eiji
Niizuma, Eiji
Supporting
Hiramaru, Kazuya
Hiramaru, Kazuya
Supporting
Fukuda, Shinta
Fukuda, Shinta
Supporting
Azuki, Miho
Azuki, Miho
Supporting
Hattori, Akira
Hattori, Akira
Supporting

More reviewsReviews

-Naami-
Jul 9, 2010
Shounen Jump. When we think of the famous boy’s manga company, titles such as “Bleach”, “Naruto” and “Gintama” usually comes to mind. Most of which are of the ‘battle’ genre. Bakuman is no different; but instead of picking up their swords to rush off to battle, Akito Takagi and Moritaka Mashiro are picking up their pens to rush for their deadlines. A story of making your dreams come true, fighting for the one you love and overcoming the many obstacles that stand in your way – all of which that can adhere to your typical shounen title. Only that it is not your typical shounen read more
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Splitter
Apr 19, 2012
Anyone who has ever written a novel, drawn a picture, made a movie will tell you the creative process is fraught with blood, sweat and tears. It requires courage to put your name out there, trusted friends who will give you honest critique and advice, and a relentless dream to see your vision through. Courage, friendship and dreams... so why did it take so long for someone to realize the creative process could easily be turned into a manga for Shounen Jump? No worries, because now we have Bakuman, a manga about writing manga that fits the ticket in spades

Following the story of Moritaka "Saikou" read more
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Grimmm
Nov 14, 2008
Bakuman is a pretty unique story. I've never read or heard of any other story like it.

Story: The story starts out in a weird way. It gives you the feeling that it's going to end up like another typical Shounen series (lame main character who mysteriously gets an interesting life with all kinds of fantasy and supernatural aspects), but that will change quickly. After a quick reference to the author's previous work (Death Note, ever heard of it? :P), we begin to learn the basis. Mashiro is just your average 9th grader, but when he accidentally leaves his notebook in school, he ends up read more
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supermario23
Jun 4, 2009
It looks like Obata and Ohba struck gold again. After the phenomenal success of Death Note, the duo came up with Bakuman, a manga about making manga. While this series is a whole lot different than Death Note, it still maintains Ohba's style of intelligent writing coupled with Obata's masterful artwork(Come on, the guy's gotta move to seinen already). Bakuman's plot isn't really groundbreaking, but the storytelling is one of the best in current shonen manga nowadays. The manga shows us how writing manga for Jump works, how hard it is to even get published, how it is even harder to stay serialized in Japan's read more
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