For sure they are very a like. They are both about making it into the industry of pop culture. While Shirobako focuses on the production of anime, Bakuman focuses around the world of manga.
The point where they differ the most is the romance which can be seen in Bakuman.
Both animes are interesting and charming in their own way and should definitely be watched!
Both series teach about the creation of some of our favorite types of entertainment and the struggles that come with them. Bakuman focuses on the creation of manga, while Shirobako tells us about the development of anime. As such both are a must watch for every anime fan, but are also a good introduction for anyone unfamiliar with the genre.
Both portray about the work of manga/anime industry. The course of the show teaches the step by step of this work. But bakuman has romance, and Shirobako not.
Bakuman focuses on how it is done manga and Shirobako focuses about anime.
The first describes the process of the creation of a manga, the second one of an anime.
Both of them are in my opinion equally good, the only difference is in the romance part since there isnt a real couple in Shirobako.
Both shows tell us exactly how much work goes in to making some of our favorite anime/manga. Each show goes into detail about the process of making both. After watching both shows you will have a deeper appreciation for anime you watch and manga you read.
Day to day happenings within the Japanese entertainment industry. Both start as highschoolers and their friend(s) having the dream to "make it big" in the business. Both share the laughs and toils of the experiences by a vast cast.
Only difference is that Bakuman has a romance subplot while Shirobako is more of a "slice of life".
Both anime shows the awesome/harsh realities of making an anime/manga.
Both anime shows the workflow and the hard work required for making the dream a reality.
These shows are life experiences in anime form.
These anime are different but similar.
Shirobako is about the creation of anime.
Bakuman is about the creation of manga.
They both are great shows that deal with the creation of material that we enjoy so much, and watching them gave me an appreciation for all the hard work that goes into making the manga/anime that we enjoy so much. I think that they both are a must see for every anime/manga fan.
Both shows relate to the creation of some form of entertainment. Bakuman focuses on making manga, where Shirobako focuses on the production of anime. Both series are light-hearted and have a well paced plot which makes both of these shows worth watching!
both shows portray people creating a a form of entertainment, in the case of bakuman the protagonists are creating a manga, although the main focus of both shows is the relationships between the main characters and the hardship they went through when in the industry.
Shirobako, otherwise known as "Anime - The Anime" and Bakuman, "Manga - The Anime".
Both animes are excellent and give great insight into how both anime and manga respectively are produced. Both stories also follow a group of friends from a young age into adulthood as they chase their dreams. Bakuman also has a romance subplot however, which is worked in beautifully.
If you liked one be sure to give the other a try, you won't regret it
Bakuman is a shounen about creating Manga. Shirobako is a slice of life about Anime production. While being in different genres, these stories take it upon themselves to make the process of making the media we love into a quality narrative with characters that you want to succeed.
If you enjoyed watching the process, watch these.
Bakuman teaches you about the creation and publishing of manga - Shirobako does the same, with anime. Both anime show hardworking people which is (at least for me) kind of exciting and motivating. The maybe biggest difference between the both is that Bakuman has romance, Shirobako hasn't.
Bakuman is an entertaining Ganbatte-show with the twists of fate involving drama, romance and comedy elements. The story analyses and outlines the hard work that Moritaka and Akito are accepting in order to realize their dream of becoming successful Manga-ka. The show delivers an excitingly told and sophisticate, concrete insight into the Manga industry.
Shirobako is an perfect continuation taking you on a roller coaster ride into the ups and downs of an Anime production. The Show is funny but on the other hand as precise as Bakuman in regard to the insight the industry.
I like to recommend both shows because even if they look like mainstream, they are not. Give it a try and your benefit will be a well done developed story and cast, in beautiful art work with catchy music.
Both shows contain a multitude of references and cryptic allusions to the industry, so enjoy yourself by finding them.
An adaptation on Manga, and an anime adaptation for anime. While Bakuman developed the story of two young manga authors with the aim of becoming the number one not only of the publisher but its codename is popularized. In Shirobako, I developed the story of a group of friends who in high school made an anime and soon after some form they promised to realize another anime with all the other girls. In both adaptations, the universes are different plus a link to the other in the question of productivity. Both give a certain vision of how and get in the way and go through the difficulties, but never give up on your dreams. Stay addicted. read more
Both shows focus on thorough in-depth behind the scenes looks on the production within the anime/manga industry. In both cases, it also emphasizes the importance of communication within the respective industries
Bakuman showed us the painstaking process that goes in to making a manga. Shirobako is the next course in your anime education as it will teach you about the production side of turning manga or an original script into an anime. We all love praising or bashing a studio for their work, but we never really knew how much work goes into the anime we watch. 10/10 would recommend any anime fan to watch Shirobako.
The story of creation of manga from the basic paper quality to dealing with publisher and editors. This story will keep you on your edge and episode 1 will present rom-com in the most original way you have experienced
Setting a goal and following that journey to achieve it. Bakuman and Uchuu Kyoudai builds on the foundation of this idea and transform it into a story. In their perspective stories, the main characters have a dream to become something they always wanted to be. Throughout the course of the story, they face challenges and discover just what it takes to fulfill that dream. There is a decent amount of comedy, drama, and realism in both series. The main character relationship have strong dynamics that are often explored throughout both series. Recommended for anyone seeking a realistic show about character development and story emphasis with great writing. read more
THIS is the absolute same kind of anime. Except Bakuman has a slightly more shounen feel to it, while Uchuu is a bit more inclined to drama. BUT they both have two very close man male characters who try to achieve their childhood dreams. They both have this empowering nd motivational feel to it and have a lot of funny and hilarious moments that bring you closer to the characters. Both deal with main characters competing with other characters for being the best in what they do.
Somehow I found these two anime similar, though the themes are totally different (manga-space); however, if you like this series then you MUST watch Bakuman. (Whether if you liked Uchuu Kyoudai or not, I would still highly recommend Bakuman for you.) They have a similar style of comedy, and most importantly, they tell stories about people who work really hard in order to achieve their dreams.
First of all, the art is extremely similar; however, I know people don't watch anime purely because of art. Not only are both anime extremely original, but both are extremely entertaining, with slice-of-life moments that can be both hilarious and dramatic.
Overall, both Bakuman and Uchuu both tell the tale of normal people who decide to pursue their goals rather than wait for opportunity to come to them.
Characters working hard to work in the job they dreamed to, these series feature a lovable cast hard to not root for and have a fantastic mix of comedy with really touching moments when you see them getting closer to their objectives, super motivating series.
Both series involve a main male character who has a childhood dream that, for various reasons, gets pushed aside. Within the first episode (or 2), that dream gets pushed back into the forefront. Thereafter, both series largely follow the journey of the respective main characters as they try to accomplish their career dreams (in Bakuman, that involves Moritaka trying to become a successful manga artist, and in Space Bros., that involves Muuta trying to become an astronaut). Bakuman and Space Brothers also give viewers some (probably realistic) insight into what it takes to be a published manga artist and a NASA/JAXA astronaut, respectively. On balance and as a group, the personalities of the characters of the respective series are quite similar. Both series contain a smattering of quirky characters who are able to provide some pretty entertaining humor from time to time. read more
Both series feature a heavy emphasis on Mangaka (Manga Authors) and the aspects and processes required in the Manga industry. Both are very enjoyable for those who are curious about the process, or even wanting to create a Manga of their own (though, neither teach you how to do so, but shed light on how it works)
Nozaki-Kun is a bit more Romance and Comedy based, but Bakuman has a good share of romance and comedy as well. Both have the protagonist working towards a love interest, and that aspect of the plot comes in to add a break form the focus on creating Manga.
Bakuman is a much longer series, and does have a heavier Manga emphasis, but each series is very similar in their ballence of Romance and Comedy within each plot. read more
While both shows deal with creating manga. Bakuman is a more in depth look into how manga is made for shonen jump. The characters are more relatable, and the story is much better crafted. You will be rooting for the main characters by the first episode.
The main characters of both series are student Manga authors, but they create different kinds of Manga: Shoujo Manga for Nozaki (Gekkan Shoujo Nozaiki-kun) and Shounen Manga for Mashiro&Takagi (Bakuman).
Both series have a romantic-comedy feeling, but Nozaki-kun puts its attention on laughters, while Bakuman is more serious on the competition in Manga industry.
We can obtain some knowledge about the creation and publish of Manga from both series.
- Protagonist is the manga writer
- school life
- Nozaki is a lot more comedy
- Bakuman mainly focusing on write manga and being serious on career goal
Which one is better?
depend on ur preference
From the same creators as Death Note, Bakuman will certainly not dissapoint you. There are some small similarities in the story, as it's all about reaching your goals, and there is also a lot of rivalry between the characters. If you have an interest in maybe slightly autistic characters (as far as I know it was never really confirmed), Eiji Nizuma from Bakuman makes me think of L from Death Note.
Same authors, and the one of main characters is similar to one main character of Death Note in terms of appearance, intelligence and determination. Both have interesting stories - both have a goal they want to achieve. Death note is a thriller, Bakuman has a story closer to reality.
Both are from the same authors. Both main characters have a similar way of thinking, and determination. Both have little action but great plot. The atmosphere is different since Death Note is more dark and concentrates on mystery, and Bakuman is more light and kinda concentrates in slice of life.
Both series are created by the same author (in original manga form). Although they aren't the same genre the main characters are both very good developed. Both main characters want to achieve their goal although the goals themselves are totally different. The way they handel the situation they come in is very similar, they treat them with pure logic. If you like main characters who are total geniuses and would do anythhing in order to achieve their goals, than these series are for you!
Both are based on original works by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata.
If you've seen either one of them, and not the other, then this other is a must. They're absolutely different: from plot to soundtrack. The one thing they have in common is the fact that this two series are animations of the two and only colaborations (this far) by authors Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. They're both quite good and unique in their own way. In 'Bakuman', you're pulled into the very essence of anime: its original form, manga. On the other side, 'Death Note' has an incredible element of suspense that will draw you into the next chapter without the will to stop. read more
They are from the same writers, that is why they are written in kinda the same style. Okay Bakuman isn't as dark and psychological as death note, so if that is what you've been searching for then you're at the wrong recommendation. However a lot of elements are similar to Death Note.
First of all the story similarities aren't that special, however they both start with their view of live. And though they think they're going to become successful later they both see the life as "a pain in they ass". Later on you see that they both found something that brought excitement to their life. From that excitement a Dream/ideal grows where the protagonist would do everything for to accomplish it!
Then the characters are very alike to. The way both protagonist fights for their dreams/ideals is very alike. But the best part they have in common is there antagonist/rival. L is surely someone special. Well I don’t think that Niizuma Eiji should yield to L. They’re both special in there own way. Just like I like L with his special habits and the way he thinks do I like Niizuma Eiji with his special habits and especially the way he draws. He is so lively when he draws. The way he empathize with the characters while drawing and reading manga. It is so funny to see him read/draw manga! The way he is always correct with anything about manga is just superb. The fact that you like the rival even more than the protagonist(s) (While you still like the protagonist that much) is really a special way to experience a serie. That is a feeling that i only had with those to series.
Then one last thing. They are both freaking exciting to watch, though they don't has any (real) fights. That is why i think that these series has expanded the shounen genre.
Bakuman and Death Note overall aren't that similar but as they share the same creators there are some small similarities to note.
First in terms of story both anime showcase a teens struggle while emphasising their dedication and wiliness as they make attempt and strive to accomplish their goal.
Secondly, both anime contain the element of opposition and rivalry as the characters battle against people equal or possibly better then themselves.
Thirdly, both anime share a very similar character called L (Death Note) and Eiji Niizuma (Bakuman). Where L is the introverted counterpart and Eiji is the extroverted counterpart. Both characters are geniuses in their respected field having an abnormal process of thought, which allows them to analysis and process information in a very different way compared to the average person. Both characters also have their own abnormal mannerisms, behaviour oddities and situational preferences, which distinguishes them from the rest of society.
So if you enjoy works with a significant level of characterisation and a story revolving around character rivalry or if your a fan of the characters of L & Eiji. I suggest you try these works, both are amongst my favourite pieces within the animanga industry. read more
Both Death note and Bakuman are written by same person and it really does give a death note vibe, it's character development and writing style is very similar to death note. Bakuman is an anime about manga creators.
Both series involves the main protagonists who wishes to follow their dreams of becoming a professional manga artist and making a name for themselves. At the same time, they discover more about the world with their friends and more about themselves.
Both series are lighthearted and has good comedy, drama, and romance.
Both series also has some emotions in some of the episodes that are realistic.
Both revolve around high school characters trying to achieve their dreams and both contain romance between multiple couples. While Bakuman is more focused around achieving the dream of the characters, Sakurasou focuses more on the romantic aspects of the character relationships. Both are excellent "coming of age" shows.
- Both shows are about chasing dreams and having passions.
- Both shows have main characters who are aspiring to be a successful mangaka.
- Coincidentally, both are named Mashiro (Male in Bakuman, female in Sakurasou)
- Both shows are animated by the same studio : JC Staffs
- There are romance and comedies in both shows, although both also have the realistic and serious moments
- Both shows has hyperactive eccentric genius characters as well as the normal ones
Both are about writing and drawing manga. Both show the struggles of getting a game or manga serialized. While Sakurasou is about a successful manga artist, but it is also about a man trying to get a game programmed and shows the struggles and the amount of time and effort it takes to get that serialized. While, Bakuman is about trying to get a manga serialized. Both are worth a watch.
These series start with the protagonist not knowing what to do with his life and finding their objectives thanks to another person, from there we follow them in both their fun moments with the lovable characters that surround them, romantic elements included, and the constant and realistic struggles to achieve the dreams they work hard for.
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.
Characters trying to achieve their dreams with the help of their friends, there's also some romance on the side of each. Also even though Bakuman isn't a sports anime, it has a lot of features particular to the genre, except games are called deadlines.
Both are about young people discovering their passion and striving to achieve their dreams.
Both protagonists are extremely stubborn and absorbed in their own world (manga and karuta)
Anyone who has an strong aspiration of their own will be able to relate to this anime.
At first glance, these two series don't seem to have much in common. However, Chihayafuru and Bakuman have quite a few similarities that may be overlooked.
Both series features young people trying to do something exciting for the first time in their lives. In Chihayafuru, it involves Karuta. In Bakuman, in involves the creation of manga. As such, both of these series meets the similarities in which these young people try to fulfill their goals, improving their skill in what they do, and at the same time learn more about themselves. Along the way, they befriend new people and also have encounters with rivals.
Both series features a slice of life feeling that progresses with each episode on how these young people improve on what they enjoy to do.
Both series also features comedy, drama, and slight hints of romance throughout later episodes.
Both series are lighthearted and are appealing in their unique ways. read more
They both have a similar relaxing light feel to them. Both of the main characters are working towards their dreams, both inspired by another male character. All the characters are pretty well done in both anime and all are pretty likeable.
Now you may be thinking what similarities do a card game anime and an anime about making manga have in common?
The answer is pretty simple, in both anime the MCs are aiming to achieve a goal that someone important gave them. However they do not solely experience success, but failures are involved as well.
The general mood in Bakuman and Chihayafuru is pretty relatable while having moments of suspense.
Furthermore the main theme in both anime is the 'From Zero to Hero' process. Starting from scratch, only by working hard you can achieve your dreams.
Similarities in character development.
Healthy rivalry between friends.
Some romance but main focus on the concept (karuto/mangaka).
Idea of wanting to get to the top/ being the best in something.
Goes beyond high school life.
Similarities in ideas of team work, partnership, rivalry, succeeding etc.
Characters entering competitions and working hard to do their best.
Victories and failures.
"master/genius" type characters (< which was my fav part in both (gta love nizuma eiiji <3)).
Overall great plot story concept art and characters.
Both are must watch!
-Both anime tell about how the newbie (main character) try to become number one in that field (Chihayafuru -> Karuta & Bakuman -> Mangaka).
-Both anime tell about how much effort and sacrifice the main character spend to achieve the best result.
There was barely any manga-theme related recommendations.
Similarities: about manga
While Comic Girls is about a fledgling manga artist and all the moe that ensures, this is about a pair of guys making it through the manga industry. I felt Bakuman was in-depth in the inner workings of the manga industry, while the main lead in Comic Girls was trying to learn how to get better in her drawings.
Both series are about people who want to be mangaka and shows these people's daily life. Even if Bakuman is more serious about that, both teach us a lot about manga production and the artist's process.
Both MC's are trying to be the best at what they love to do
Both series involve friends that help the MC get better and become the best
Both MC's are intelligent and try different ways to achieve their goal
The two series have Romance, comedy, school life, elements
Bakuman is one of my favorite series, and as I started watching Baby Steps, I got very similar vibes from it as I did from Bakuman. One of the major similarities is the minor romance with the characters following their dreams. The largest similarity in my opinion is the "One step forward Two steps Back" approach to both series. Whenever the characters seem to have a run of luck, it is followed by more bad luck. This is what makes these series so amazing to watch. If you like Bakuman, I HIGHLY recommend Baby Steps.
Both series are about hard work for achieving great goals. Although these shows are about absolutely different activities, plot is about the same - our protagonist(s) fails a number of times, but work a lot through hard times and becoming better and better. Both seem pretty realistic. These shows also contain the same type of romance which is lighthearted and sweet. I really think that if you enjoyed Bakuman you should watch Baby steps - you don`t even need to know anything about tennis because screenwriters explain all rules in 3-4 sentences. Good luck! ;)
Not because of the boys love (although some people might like so see the two main characters of Bakuman as more than friends), but because both of the series take you behind the scenes of creating manga.
While Bakuman focuses on the creation of manga from the mangaka's point of view, Sekaiichi Hatsukoi focuses on the editor's point of view for a Shoujo magazine. Both have an underlying romance, although it is more of the focus in Sekaiichi Hasukoi. Note: Sekaiichi is a more mature anime and is shounen-ai.
They are about creating manga. While in Bakuman the main protagonists are teen mangakas in a shounen magazine, in Sekaiichi they're 20-year-old editors of a shoujo one.
Both show the pression of having to guide a mangaka/accepting the opinion of editors, the stress that it comes with both jobs and having to meet a short deadline.
In Bakuman romance is underlying so as to center in the the manga they create and the rivalry between the mangakas while in Sekaiichi is more focused in the romantic relationships between the characters.
Both are directed by Ken'ichi Kasai and animated by JCStaff. Each show is centered around two characters and their pursuit of an artform (in Nodame it is playing classical music, in Bakuman it is writing manga.)
There is some character similarity also. Nizuma Eiji and Nodame are "instinct" types who work on feelings, while Chiaki and the Bakuman duo are considered to be "calculated" types who plan out their works as perfectionists.
Both series present alot of detail in the creative process, with a classic relaxed slice of life pacing. Romance is also present, though it is not the focus.
A 3-season long anime about 2 people making it big in their own industry.
Bakuman. is about manga whereas Nodame Cantabile is about classical music.
Both have romance splashed in but its never the main focus of the story.
Both have great comedy and side characters that the main duo compete and perform with.
I was quite surprise to see that these two anime weren't the top recommendations of each other, as they're practically the same thing but with a different focus (boxing/manga).
Both anime follow the same story structure about youth growing larger in their desired fields and striving for their goals/dreams. Also, both anime utilise a very similar romance between the heroine and protagonist, that has this charming and heartwarming feel to it. Onward, both anime have similar comedy, that drives a viewer away from the drama to have them chuckling/laughing at the silly things the character do. Continuing, both anime have their serious moments, when the protagonists are depressed and broken down. Where in the end they overcome their obstacles to awake to the cheers and applauds of their accomplishments.
To end, both anime are heartwarming stories, about a journey through youth, that has its fun and charming times, to later become serious and inspiring. If you loved either one then you'll definitely love the other. read more
Like Genshiken, Bakuman is also a slice of life, comedy, and a little dose of romance that involves people lives around manga. Both deal with the realism of making a living from the manga business. Genshiken's focus is on a college club that researches on manga, anime, and video games. The storyline aim more towards the lifestyle and subculture of otaku, meanwhile Bakuman's story is more strictly concentrated on being success in making manga and magnaka's lives. Small differences aside, from both shows most characters show either very positive or negative deep emotion towards manga and manga business.
Both series deals with a group of friends who live their everyday lives as normally as possibly while making the most of it. The activities they do are related to otaku and are realistic.
Both series has a touch of romance involving the main female protagonist as well as the main male protagonist. The story in both series focuses mostly on the lifestyles of the characters and what they do.
Both series has a lighthearted backgrounds and shares a similar feeling.
Both anime are about two parters who start thier lives. Takagi Akito and Mashiro Moritaka at Bakuman and Komatsu Nana and Osaki Nana at Nana. Although Mashiro and Takagi are only 14, they grow up at the anime and become Nanas's age (20) at sencond season and the manga. Also, both anime talks about love. Many times at Bakuman there are talks about love and littlie sex as Mashiro wants to marry Miho or Takagi and Kaya's relationship (and much more at Nana). Also, while Takagi and Mashiro use their lives to make manga, Osaki Nana lives meant for music. Remember of course that Nana is Josei and Bakuman is Shounen. The two anime are wonderful read more
I know its sounds totally crazy but these two have some basic similarities. First is that there are characters wanting to achieve a dream.Second both animes have romance and slight humor. Third both animes have that feeling in the end of the episode where you cannot stop you curiosity to know what will happen in the next episode.
Although both series relates to different themes, Nana and Bakuman follows the idea of pursuing a dream and making it into a reality.
Both series has a great story with two prominent main characters who tells them.
Both series has drama, comedy, romance, and detailing what they do in their every day lives.
Nana falls more into the mature theme while Bakuman is more lighthearted. However, both series are realistic and conveys on what people believes in. Learning about what you like is one thing, mastering it is another.
Both are about the development of mangas.
The differences are that Mangaka San is a bit ecchi and Bakuman more romantic.
Both are of a comedy type.
Mangaka san is shorter though with only one season so far. But the manga has a 100 or so chapters.
About a boy with no real goals, developing a big dream.
For Bakuman it's manga, Beck it's music.
They may seem like completely different dreams, but both animes show the ups and downs of making it big in each respected craft, about starting small and eventually making it big time.
Both have about the same elements of romance, Beck is a lot more crude though (f + mf words - spoken in english however), and they both give you that giddy feeling when a conflict is overcome
Both anime have the same vibe and theme.
Rivalry, friendship, struggling, love, disbands.
Like Ryuuske for Koyuki, Takagi is the one, who pushed Mashiro to become mangaka.
No one knows them from beggining(Underground gigs and oneshots), but soon they both skyrocketed to the top of popularity (Greatful Sound and serialization on WSJ respectively).
In both anime they've reached their goal.
And art -- is just music, which you can see.
both anime explores the lives of writers/editors in a weekly magazine. while Bakuman is about teenage writers (guys), Hataraki Man is about a late 20's woman. Both explores the hardships of deadlines, writer's blocks and how it affect their personal lives. Comedy is of course a plus. Bakuman has the romance going for it while Hataraki is the opposite.
If you watch Bakuman, I think you will like Hataraki Man. It's the other way the main character is a woman. Bakuman is about mangaka while Hataraki Man is about editor(magazine). They have also romance content in the story.
I am treating Bakuman., Bakuman. 2, and Bakuman. 3, all 75 episodes, as one series
The similar aspects:
-Dramatic moments that may or may not make you tear up
-Extremely well-written romance
-Some incredibly touching moments
-Some hilarious moments
The different aspects
-Clannad: After Story is much more serious than Bakuman.
-Without spoiling anything, the final* ending of Bakuman. ending makes much more sense (*Bakuman. 3)
-The premise of Bakuman. is overall more Shounen, meaning the Main Characters have a goal, and they're going to make in a reality
-Bakuman. has an overall more realistic feel to it
In conclusion it is really up to the watcher, however, both shows are perfect examples of very, very well-written Slice-of-Life, Drama, Rom-Coms(sort of), that will give you a feeling of accomplishment when you finish the entire series. read more
Bakuman and Clannad: After Story are both telling coming-of-age stories that leave you with a feeling of accomplishment at the end. They have a similar mixture of comedy and seriousness while treating different subjects of becoming an adult - family and romance, or goals & dreams in life.
Bakuman is based on a mangaka's daily life. Same with Seiyuu which is based off a Seiyuu's life. Both relate to the anime industry. We see how the world said thing is like and the hardships that come with it.
Both are Slice of Life - Romances with a dose of comedy and a huge helping of feels. While they have widely different story lines and styles they both have characters looking to be the best at what they do (piano/violin and manga) with all the bumps and bruises along the way. They aren't perfectly parallel, but that's what make it enjoyable to watch both of them.
Shigatsu and Bakuman feature the story of very interesting and well made characters as they develop in some kind of art. For Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, you'll accompany Arima Kousei, a "former" prodigy in the art of playing piano and his new beautiful friend (and the girlfriend of his best friend) Miyazono Kaori that gets him to play again with her. As for Bakuman, you'll follow the life of Moritaka Mashiro and his new Best Friend, Akito Takagi, as he pushes him into the world of drawing manga. You'll see in both animes main characters that have given up on their childhood dreams (Which both characters had inherited from diseased family members) and a new, unexpected friendship got them to try it again. While they go on this beautiful journey of self-knowledge and development of their very own forms of art, they get to know their rivals and the development of friendships unrelated to their art is also shown, as well as the fact that the main characters from both animes rely on their new friends to push their art to the limit, and all of these developments are shown with such brilliance you just can't wait to see the next episode. Watching Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso made me feel the same excitement that came from Bakuman, and that certainly made me very happy as I missed this excitement ever since I finished it. read more
Bakuman, this is very first and only anime that came to my mind after completing watching Saenai~. Both have "slightly" different genres associated with, however each is about creating one particular thing(of many) that connects otaku's or casual people. Each of us in order to achieve dream(s) needs a lot of improvement. So do MCs in these series. Saenai~ & Bakuman reflect that part of industry that is unknown to - I dare to say - all of us(ok most) who watches / reads any form of animation. Whilst Saenai~ seems less realistic and shows one of the most important things creator(s) face(s) during their work in funny with less drama and serious elements, then Bakuman gives you a closer/deeper look into this. Stories that come along with main plot(this "thing" development) in both animes, don't slow down the pace.
Along with these two animes I highly recommend Shirobako you to watch. After that you will have major grasp of situation about creating "those" things from all points of view even if it might be simplified in order to show real life in animes(I believe 90% of those situations in these 3 titles are true and worth knowing). read more
I feel that it is similar in the sense that both of the people in these are trying to create something and have a motive for it.
In Bakuman they are concentrated on making manga and fulfilling the dream that Mashiros uncle had.
In Saenai Heroine no Sodatekata, they concentrate on making a game.
I feel they are both very similar.
Forget that one series is about sport and another is about drawing manga.
Neither of these shows are about those subjects at hand on the surface (at least not as main points), they are first and foremost about the hardships of life and trying to get to the top in your respective field while having support from your peers and friends/family.
These shows are mostly about the characters themselves, being branded as geniuses but still having to work hard to achieve their goals and be at the very top (whether it's being a top ping-pong player or top mangaka). Neither of the characters from either series can accomplish their goals through just skill; they also need friends to support them and put hard work into it (whilst having some luck). If you value the actual message that the shows give you will enjoy it if you enjoyed the other one. Applies to bakuman 1,2,3 not just the first one. read more
A pair of boys with dreams and relatively thorough representations of failure and miscommunication. They both also show interpersonal problems that can show up pretty much anywhere.
But at the end of the day, they're about youth and aspirations and can be relatively inspirational if seen at a low point in one's life.
Both focused on exposing the inner workings of a Japanese industry.
Both have believable characters (albeit Bakuman is targeted at a younger age)
Both a great shows about growing up and striving to achieve your dream. Whether or not the characters succeed is a different story.
Both are journeys through life, and very good ones at that.
They also both have an overarching romance along with constant comedy. Clannad although takes a darker path through life whilst when Bakuman isn't all sunshine and roses it is definitely at least a little lighter. Both start off feeling like a slice of life and then underline dark themes as the story progresses.
I would highly recommend both of these to anyone.
Bakuman and Hyouka really reminded me of each other as they have a similar atmosphere and characters.
- Two main characters (Chitanda; Hyouka and Miho; Bakuman) look very similar with their hairstyle, they are both a bit timid and I swear they are long lost sisters aha.
- Both a slice of life type of anime (with schools).
- Both series have two other main characters that have a lovey relationship and are best friends with the other two.
- Very similar atmosphere.
- Both series leave you wanting more, and for a certain pair to get together.
- Bakuman is based around the idea of manga, whereas Hyouka is more about solving mysteries; and satisfying Chitanda's curiosity.
- The art style is different, (if you liked free! check out Hyouka as well as done by same animators)
- Oreki has a lazy and laid back attitude. "If I don't have to do it, I won't. If I have to do it, make it quick." Is his motto, whereas bakuman is more about goals, determination and rivals. (Although Hyouka does show some elements of rivalry).
If you liked Bakuman I certainly recommend watching Hyouka (and if you've watched free! I'd recommend watching Hyouka too as one character reminds me of Nagisa).  read more
To put it simply, both are show which tells the journey to achieve dream / ambition of main charas and how they overcome the problems that prevent they to achieve what they want (Moritaka and Takagi a.k.a Ashirogi Muto in Bakuman. and the four Girls in YoriMoi)
Both have great drama, good comedies, Realistic Main Characters, and the storyline that become more interesting the more u watch it
If you like this type of show, i'm sure you'll love both show
- Both anime have two protagonist teaming up in a world they strive for, both having interest in it.
- The protagonist have their own talent that when pair up with their counterpart makes a powerful team, for example; In Bakuman one protagonist is good at drawing and the other is good at writing stories, in Build Fighters, one character is good at building gunpla and the other is good fighting with the gunpla
- Both anime have the protagonist fight against different rivals to be the best
- Both anime develops the characters and they get stronger as the show progresses
I find it similar to the Bakuman Series from season 1 to season 3 because of the manga titled Crow that Niizuma Eiji(one of the supporting character) drew in the story since Bakuman is all about a magaka/manga artist's life if you have already watched it. Besides that, it turned out that the voice actor for both Murasame and Niizumi Eiji are played by the same person. Other similarities that I find is the strength of the bond of their friendship which you may find it similar between Mashiro and Takagi in Bakuman. In conclusion, both story manage to control the audience emotions throughout their whole journey in each story. read more
accidentally have same event: starting point is the protagonists had fallen in love to main heroine in junior high school
Bakuman. and Tsuki ga Kirei has interesting show in romance story, even Bakuman. is more to manga serialization problems.
Both anime show how great professionals are born as we follow them through their struggles...
Though bakuman is more little light-hearted with more comedy and does not have the long dialogues of the protagonist's thought train...
I liked 3gatsu no lion better between the two :D
These two are similar because the series covers the problems of the entire cast of characters rather than just being fixated on the MCs. It adds a different dynamic when you have several favorite characters and you don't know which one to cheer for. Drrr! does it on a larger scale than Bakuman, one episode comes to mind where the MC was on screen for less than 1 minute. Also, the MC's look very similar. Mashiro and Mikado (The two MC's) are both shy and timid, but can also be very passionate. Takagi and Masaomi both are the best friends with the MCs, and are used for comedy a lot of the times, but also have a serious side.  read more
Both have MC-s that are good at arts. In Bakuman MC is good at drawing manga and in Barakamon MC is good at calligraphy. Because of their interests they meet with new people. Both MC-s very love what they are doing and overwork even. Also both MC-s have a rival - In Bakuman it's Niizuma and in Barakamon it is Kanzaki, both are young geniuses or so to say. Both are trying hard to get better and looking for more inspiration.
•The main characters strive to accomplish their goals (In Bakuman, their goal is to get their manga serialized and get that turn into an anime, while in Shoujo-Tachi their goal is to create a game).
•Shows the process of their goals (From start to end).
•Both shows the struggle they go through.
•Every character has a trait that benefits to their goal.
(Shujin from Bakuman is very good with words therefore he writes the stories of the manga, while Bunta from Shoujo-Tachi is also the script rider).
•Similar genres (School, romance, etc.)
Both are pretty good (especially Bakuman), you should give it a try.
Both series show the progression of the characters during many years and how their dreams change. In both series art is a big part (manga in Bakuman. and sculptures/painting in Honey and Clover) as well as romance.
Both share extremely high levels of bromance, beware! But no, really. They're both high quality watches. Both are typically realistic and show the beauty of failure and getting back up through the aid of others. Both are motivational and evoke MUCH emotion.
To be honest, they're just great shounen and you must watch them if you haven't.
Bakuman and Genshiken Nidaime both involves a group of friends/characters who are prefers indoor activities but more importantly into the manga/anime culture. The main characters are knowledgeable about the manga field and in Bakuman, they even pursue a career in it.
Both series has a lighthearted tone and also has a slice of life feeling to them. There's also references to other popular anime/manga series. There's some romance as well (more so in Bakuman) that creates drama among the characters. Both series also contains hilarious dialogues with a fun sense of humor.
Bakuman, first off, 'reminded' me of Initial D somewhat in the feeling of it; and second off, they both involve (a) young boy(s) who at first doesn't/don't have any set plans for the future starting to take part/interest in something like a life/career path. And they're both basically good series IMHO. So go check 'em out!
On anime focuses on music, the other in manga, but both have somethings in common, like determination, passion and talent in their respective art, though one of the girls in K-on didn't learn how to play the guitar until later on.
both are Slice of Life about people wanting to achieve some sort of ultimate goal, in Skip Beat! the main character wants to become a superstar, in Bakuman the main characters want to become the best mangaka. Both have romance as a sub-plot.
I was kind of surprised not to see a recomendation between these two Anime as of yet. Both deal with Otaku romances that occur over time rather then right away. There is also a bit of realization of dreams in both Anime.
While the stories are incredibly different I get the same kind of excitement from these anime.
* Eureka Seven is full of action-packed flying mechas and battles while Bakuman's action is set in the everyday as the characters struggle and tension to become manga artists. While Eureka Seven has fast moving battles scenes it also strangely seems more talky and goes into long winded explanations every once in a while, but Bakuman keeps conversations short and to the point, making each episode move quickly.
* Both have a very sweet and awkward love story which part of what drives the stories but is not the focus of the plot. Making these both great for the Not Mushy Romantic.
* The humor is wonderful! Bakuman brings in lots of other manga and anime references (Fu-sion Ha!) and Eureka Seven's laughs come from the awkward love and the failings of our hero.
* You will cheer on the characters following their joy, triumphs and hardships along the way.
* Because of the subject matter of Eureka Seven, it is darker and more grown up their the young main characters.
This may seem like an odd mix, but I've tested the recommedation on a hardcore Eureka Seven fan, and he has been converted to a Bakuman follower!  read more
In both anime series the main characters are really hardworking and busy, trying to make their dreams come true. Both are slice of life, comedy and drama with friendship and romance playing an important part.
Similar Story where the main character in both anime are fight for their drama, and they both promise the one they love that once their dream come true they will be together.
Both are good romance anime.......
This recommendation applies to all seasons of Bakuman. Make sure you watch Bakuman 2 and 3 if you watch the first season of Bakuman. Both Cross Game and Bakuman have romance as the second theme. Both protagonists focus on what they do—manga in Bakuman, and baseball in Cross Game. The series have sweet romance behind the main story and a cheerful tone.
Both animes, the protagonists have a goal to be achieved. Initially a part of them.
As in Bakuman where akito aims to become a mangaka. try to encourage your friend'''' Moritaka. Thing we see also in Samurai Framenco
In both anime the characters show a lot of development.
In both anime the main characters go to school.
In both anime the main characters are overcoming something.
In both anime romance is a big factor.
Super high rewatch value for both of the anime's.
Once you start watching both anime you can't stop.
Both have very similar pacing and atmosphere, as well as a mix of drama and comedy.Both are also very enjoyable explorations of different lifestyles. Bakuman is a telling and entertaining look at being a Mangaka, while Gin no Saji explores farm life.
In Welcome to the NHK two boys are making a game, and in Bakuman two boys are making a manga. I find these series very similar - they contain comedy, some information about game-maker's/mangaka's life and reflection too. If you liked one, you'll probably like the other one.
For me New Game wasn't just another anime about cute girls- It was an honest story about the game industry. Each episode left me extremely motivated to get to work just like Bakuman. Both are stories about creative people working hard on the things they love!