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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.

User Rating: 4.01 ( 4 votes)


English: Bakuman.
Japanese: バクマン。
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, NYAV Post
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Shounen
Duration: 24 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 1080p
Type: BD, Eng Sub


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

OP1: “Blue Bird” by Kobukuro (eps 1-24)
OP2: “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)
ED1: “BAKUROCK ~Mirai no Rinkakusen~ (BAKUROCK 〜未来の輪郭線〜)” by YA-KYIM (eps 1-13)
ED2: “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)
ED3: “Blue Bird” by Kobukuro (ep 25)

Episode List

01: Dreams and Reality
02: Dumb and Smart
03: Parent and Child
04: Time and Key
05: Summer and Storyboard
06: Carrot and Stick
07: Tears and Tears
08: Anxiety and Expectation
09: Regret and Satisfaction
10: 10 and 2
11: Chocolate and NEXT
12: Feast and Graduation
13: Early Results and Final Report
14: Battle and Copy
15: Debut and Impatience
16: Wall and Kiss
17: Conceit and Kindness
18: Jealousy and Love
19: Two and One
20: Cooperation and Conditions
21: Literature and Music
22: Coalition and Disagreement
23: Tuesday and Friday
24: Phone Call and Night Before
25: Yay and Nay


Fun insight into the manga industry from the guys who brought us Death Note! It’s got drama and comedy and romance and fun characters!


An anime that shows two people making a manga that was based on a manga made by two people


I don’t think there’s a character in this show that I don’t like.


Very good concept. An anime about manga writers trying to get an anime! With action, romance, drama, and comedy! A character for everyone.


WATCH IT. Its really great. Most all the main characters are likable and the story is very exciting. CROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!!!!!!


It got incredibly good really fast. Each episode actually has a ton of content and makes the anime feel like it’s actually progressing


Two boys decide it is a good idea to follow their dreams about making Manga. Heartfelt drama about the manga industry from the Deathnote duo



    Revenge? Nah. I'm too lazy so I will just sit here and let karma fuck your life up