Bakuman.

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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

Statistics

Score: 8.181 (scored by 297863297,863 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #4022
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #348
Members: 622,415
Favorites: 9,474

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Episodes: /25

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

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


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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)




Reviews

Jun 20, 2011
'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, ...
Dec 25, 2014
Mixed Feelings
-----------------------------[THIS IS A 1ST SEASON ONLY REVIEW]---------------------------

Bakuman is the story of two boys who just met and one of them (Akito) that had a particular interest for manga saw the other one (Moritaka) drawing and understood that he had a good talent for drawing and then after convincing Moritaka both of them chose the mangaka life .. At first I found this sypnosis a bit ugh .. And well I was somewhat wrong.. There were alot of stuff they´ve done right and other that werent badly done but left alot to think .. Of course all the questions of the 1st season were answered in ...
Sep 5, 2017
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 ...

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