TV (25 eps)
2010 - 2011
Fall 2010
4.342 out of 5 from 17,036 votes
Rank #352

Moritaka Mashiro feels as if life is passing him by; with no dreams or motivation, he trudges through day-to-day life. One day, after leaving his notebook behind, he returns to school and finds the smartest guy in class, Takagi, waiting for him. Takagi is happy to return the book, but on the condition that Mashiro agrees to become a mangaka with him. Though Mashiro initially declines, he soon reconsiders when he discovers that the girl he likes, Azuki, dreams of becoming a voice actress. And after promising that she can have the lead role if their manga is ever adapted into an anime, he suggests that they get married once they are both successful! Shockingly, she agrees to the proposal and Mashiro and Takagi embark on their quest to become manga artists.

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Episode 1

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Episode 2

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(Sub) Summer and Storyboard

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(Sub) Carrot and Stick

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(Sub) Tears and Tears

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(Sub) Fear and Hope

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Episode 9

(Sub) Regret and Satisfaction

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Episode 11

(Sub) Chocolate and NEXT

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Episode 12

(Sub) Feast and Graduation

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cassiesheepgirl Aug 25, 2011
Score 8/10

Weekly Shounen Jump is probably the most well-known manga magazine to Westerners. It has spawned many of our favourite shounen series from Dragonball and Naruto to Slam Dunk and ... read more

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roriconfan Apr 4, 2012
Score 5.5/10

NOTICE: This review covers all seasons of the show.

Bakuman is a fairy tale about two high schoolers, as they try to become famous mangaka. And I say “fairy tale” and not “story” because it is very ideal and easy-going. The problems these guys face are detached from reality; not that different from the boys reading fighting shonen full of juvenile ideals. I mean, how does this... read more

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