Bakuman. 2nd Season

Bakuman. Season 2

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: バクマン。2ndシーズン
English: Bakuman. Season 2
French: Bakuman 2
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Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 1, 2011 to Mar 24, 2012
Premiered: Fall 2011
Broadcast: Saturdays at 17:30 (JST)
Producers: NHK, Shueisha
Licensors: Media Blasters
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance
Theme: Otaku CultureOtaku Culture
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.341 (scored by 212338212,338 users)
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Ranked: #2252
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #662
Members: 353,276
Favorites: 1,381

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With the serialization of their new manga, "Detective Trap," the writer-artist team, Akito Takagi and Moritaka Mashiro, better known by their pseudonym Muto Ashirogi, 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 Muto Ashirogi 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 spot in Shounen Jack, and ultimately, achieve an anime adaptation of their manga. With new rivals and friends, Bakuman. 2nd Season continues Takagi and Mashiro's inspiring story of hard work and young love.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Matsukura, Yuuji
Kasai, Kenichi
Director, Storyboard
Akitaya, Noriaki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Watanabe, Jun
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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"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) (eps 25)


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 ...
Jul 21, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Sexist. The writers do not know how to write female characters. All of the female characters have serious problems with them and they are certainly not treated as equals. The female lead asks her boyfriend's permission regarding her career. Miyoshi is mistreated by Tagaki soooo many times yet she does everything she can for them, i.e., cooking, cleaning, looking after them, etc.

There is a constant sexist tone throughout the whole series that ruins the show for me. For example, the "women cannot understand a man's dreams" line from season one. All of the female characters are either unreasonable or obedient to a male character, ...
Mar 27, 2020
I had watched the first season along with a few episodes of the second season a while ago, but I had to stop for some reason I can't remember. So, I decided to go back and start the second season from the beginning. Bad idea...

Now I know why I decided not to stick to watching the second season. Even as I'm typing this, I still can't grasp the stark difference between my thoughts on the show vs the majority's opinion. I felt betrayed by the score, so I thought I'll throw in a different perspective regarding the anime.

The first season felt like an inoffensive story ...

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