Bakuman.

Bakuman. Episode 11 - (Sub) Chocolate and NEXT

While working on their submission for NEXT! magazine, Mashiro and Takagi must make it through high school entrance exams. In the meantime, a gift from Azuki arrives for Mashiro.

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KuroiTsubasa KuroiTsubasa says

You might say that these series have nothing in common as their plotlines revolve around completely different things - Bakuman centers around young people trying to become manga authors and Chihayafuru is about youth playing karuta. But on the other hand, these shows have plenty of similarities as they both depict young people moving towards their desired goals, steadily improving, competing to become the best, making new friends and meeting new rivals. Both shows create notable tension at some point and fill you with enthusiasm at times, though you have to notice Chihayafuru has very little comedy and romance compared to Bakuman.

coffeebreath coffeebreath says

Both anime are uplifting and motivational about characters pursuing their passion and constantly aiming to be the best of themselves and in their chosen interest. Although their content and demographic is different the aforementioned similarity gives them an almost identical feel when watching as the same emotions are portrayed in each.

Faimojo Faimojo says

When I was watching Chihayafuru, I related it a lot to Bakuman. The reasons maybe because both of the animes are about a couple or a bunch of people striving for their dreams. They have a goal set in their minds. Especially the leads, both want to meet someone special after they reach their goals which becomes their motivation. 

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Chitaka Chitaka says

Bakuman and Death Note aren't so much alike based on what they have, but they would appeal to the same audience based mostly on what they don't have. They're both shounen series' without the stereotypical fights, team of 3-4 people all adventuring and fighting for a similar goal. Both of these are mostly about thinking and intellect to some extent. And instead of wowing the viewer with flashy fight scenes, they both suck you in with wonderfully developed characters.

xfleur xfleur says

While the story subjects are entirely different, it helps to add that both Bakuman and Death Note are created by the same storywriter/artist (Ohba/Obata) and therefore get the same feel and pace from each story by how the characters act and react to circumstances around them. Similar humor, albiet Bakuman's is much more exaggerated and lighthearted.

Diachy Diachy says

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Ayachan19 Ayachan19 says

Bakuman goes into how making manga and how hard it can actaully be but this going into anime, of how making anime and the things they need to do to get what they want. 

I recomend them from both ways because i think you'll enjoy both from the two ways because they're really amazing(even if Shirobako on first episode) and both make you understand more about the author who makes the manga or the anime. 

And Shirbako is of mostly animation/making, girls and bakuman is of mostly mangaka boys but still good though. :D

chad28 chad28 says

Bakuman. and Shirobako deal with the Japanese entertainment industries we came to love: manga and anime, showing us how these are made.

They also show the backstage, lives, hopes, dreams, struggles, and joys of the industry professionals, especially those who are starting.

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I think if you like one you will probably like the other.

LadyPsychic LadyPsychic says

Both anime are about people trying to achive their dream at creating something they love.  In Shirobako, the subject matter is anime; while in Bakuman, the subject matter is manga.  Both series show the amount of work and effort put into creating and anime or manga, and how the protagonists struggle against the various obstacles and complications in their way.  While Bakuman has a romantic sideplot (while Shirobako doesn't), I do think fans of one series will still enjoy the other.