Bakuman.

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Alternative Titles

English: Bakuman.
Synonyms: Bakuman Season 1
Japanese: バクマン。

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 25
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2010 to Apr 2, 2011
Premiered: Fall 2010
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: NHK, Shueisha
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.251 (scored by 220473220,473 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #2512
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #227
Members: 458,018
Favorites: 8,460
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Synopsis

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]

Background

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


Staff

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


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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)
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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)



Jun 20, 2011
8thSin (All reviews)
'Bakuman.'
The true meaning of the title was never revealed, but most speculators believe it's short for 'BAKUchi MANga.' (Gambling Manga). It is a simple tale of two middle school guys setting out to become professional manga artists. The story progresses like any other sports or music anime, where ordinary guys aim for the top, facing many challenges and rivals on the way. However, I consider this to be the greatest shounen/seishun (coming of age) genre anime I have ever encountered, because it analyzes what makes a manga good in a coherent way, and more importantly, it practices what it preaches.

This is a review by EIGHTHSin, read more
Apr 22, 2014
HappyHarryHardOn (All reviews)
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

Story
If I could describe the story of Bakuman in one sentence it would be something like read more
Jun 18, 2015
Quantization (All reviews)
[Reviewed based off all three seasons]

I was recommended to check out this show, and it really was worth every second -- it even made it into my top 5 list. I enjoyed it so much, and I don't know where to begin.

So we follow Mashiro and Takagi as they chase the dream to become the greatest Mangakas of Japan, and boy is it a treat. Never thought I would enjoy it this much nor did I think that I could watch 75 episodes without getting bored. Now for a guy who doesn't read Manga at all you can probably understand that I was read more
Sep 5, 2017
Tempsy (All reviews)
I was looking through MAL and noticed a surprising amount of positive reviews for this anime. It was being praised left, right and centre without tackling the problems that this anime has. This reviews purpose is not to say that those reviews are wrong, but to just give people a second opinion on this anime and to show that no anime is that perfect.

I'll start by giving credit where credit is due. This anime is an AMAZING look into the manga industry and the lives of mangaka. By the end of the show, I felt like I knew how to create a manga of my read more

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