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Synonyms: Bakuman Season 1
Japanese: バクマン。
English: Bakuman.
German: Bakuman
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Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2010 to Apr 2, 2011
Premiered: Fall 2010
Broadcast: Unknown
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: 8.181 (scored by 296987296,987 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #3902
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #346
Members: 620,600
Favorites: 9,465

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As a child, Moritaka Mashiro dreamt of becoming a mangaka, just like his childhood hero and uncle, Tarou Kawaguchi, creator of a popular gag manga. But when tragedy strikes, he gives up on his dream and spends his middle school days studying, aiming to become a salaryman instead.

One day, his classmate Akito Takagi, the school's top student and aspiring writer, notices the detailed drawings in Moritaka's notebook. Seeing the vast potential of his artistic talent, Akito approaches Moritaka, proposing that they become mangaka together. After much convincing, Moritaka realizes that if he is able to create a popular manga series, he may be able to get the girl he has a crush on, Miho Azuki, to take part in the anime adaptation as a voice actor. Thus the pair begins creating manga under the pen name Muto Ashirogi, hoping to become the greatest mangaka in Japan, the likes of which no one has ever seen.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Bakuman. was licensed by Media Blasters in North America, but only released one 2-disc DVD containing the first 7 episodes, the rest of the releases were cancelled.

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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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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) (eps 25)


Mar 25, 2024
So This anime was about started something big this was the season 1,
the presentation was very good, the romance very good, and the comedy was good,
this anime was about hardworking and dreams, this anime give you a lessons that making your dreams true was not an easy things
Not like others anime that have their dreams reached in just 1 - 3 years,
not with Bakuman, The MC and his friend was worked really really hard
Even in the end of season 1,The MC was get failure
There is Two things that really good in this Anime
1.the Character Improvement every character in this anime ...
Dec 25, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Overall pretty mediocre for such a high rated anime. The beginning seems promising but it soon fumbles and drags on till the end. Mashiro is one of the most unlikeable MCs. His character is way too arrogant and narcissistic for you to empathize with his journey. Takagi is another generic sidekick with no personality of his own other than being an MC asslicker. Takagi is supposed to be the main writer here and yet you see Mashiro often going off on his own, lashing out against his only "friend" for the most foolish reasons. Except for a corny childhood fantasy of a future marriage, there's ...
Dec 30, 2023
I thought i would enjoy it while watching it because of the MAL score but i got disappointed.

That was the most sexist anime i have ever seen in my whole life. I thought it would get better about the sexism it has on the next episodes but no it just went worse. The first episodes was good and amusing if you avoid some parts in it. But the last 6-7 episodes were too boring i couldnt stand them.

The anime is about making a manga but Mashiro doesn't even want to be a mangaka. He just do it for marrying with a girl in his ...

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