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A young school student decides to follow his dreams and try to become a famous mangaka (manga artist).


Bakuman. (バクマン。) is a shōnen manga written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata, the same creative team responsible for Death Note. The series follows talented artist Moritaka Mashiro and aspiring writer Akito Takagi, two ninth grade boys who wish to become manga artists.

The first chapter of Bakuman. was released in Japan on August 11, 2008, serialized in the magazine Weekly Shōnen Jump. The first volume was released on January 5, 2009, and seventeen volumes have been released as of March 2, 2012 (2012 -03-02). During the first two weeks of its release, the first volume placed fourth and ninth in manga sales in Japan. It is also the first manga released online by Shueisha in multiple languages before becoming available in print outside of Japan. At San Diego Comic-Con International 2009, Viz Media announced they had licensed the series for their Shonen Jump imprint.


Moritaka Mashiro, a junior high school student dreams of becoming an aspiring mangaka. But is reluctant to pursue this goal as his Uncle a once famous artist, died from overwork trying to regain his lost status. With a fellow classmates help, Akito Takagi brings an aspiring voice actress, Azuki Miho and school crush of Mashiro into a vow that she will accept to marry him when he fulfills his dream. With a goal set before him, Mashiro begins a long and struggling path to become a famous mangaka.




01 - Manga to Gensaku

02 - Loop to Konki

03 - Gasai to Coffee

04 - Yaruki to Wakasa

05 - Kako to Kuyashisa

06 - Otorogi to Sakibashiri

07 - Seikai to Fuseikai

08 - Kagi to Futari

09 - Yume to Zenryoku

10 - Toshigoro to Girl's Talk

11 - Kuukyo to Soushitsu

12 - Dousedai to Shougeki

13 - Manuke to Mousou

14 - Koi to Shuuhasuu

15 - Chintsuu to Jijitsu

16 - Shigotoba to Chousen

17 - Kinchou to Douyou

18 - Jadou to Oudou

19 - Shouchin to Mayoi

20 - Hero to Ojisan

21 - Shoubu to Kanousei

22 - Tensai to Bakuchiuchi

23 - Hoshizora to Ketsui

24 - Chou Hero Densetsu

Voice actors and cast

Season/Ep# Name Airdate
1 - 5
Summer and Name
1 - 4
Time and Keys
1 - 3
Parents and Children
1 - 2
Dumb and Smart
1 - 1
Dreams and Reality

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Series Credits
Person Name Episode Count
Takeshi Obata
Yuniko Ayana
Tsugumi Ohba
Kenichi Kasai
Noriaki Akitaya
Tomoyuki Shitaya
Reiko Yoshida
Audio Highs

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Original US Poster Art

General Information Edit
Name Bakuman.
Name: バクマン。
Romaji: Bakuman
Publisher J.C. Staff
Start Year 2010
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