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The creators of Death Note return with this inspiring tale about the power of dreams. Students Mashiro and Takagi aspire to become professional manga artists. As they team up to pursue their goal, the pair learns what it takes to make it in the manga industry, sharing laughs, tears, romance, the devastation of failure and the glory of success along the way.

Bakuman is a Anime series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (75 episodes). The series first aired on October 2, 2010. It has mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 8.0.

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3 Seasons, 75 Episodes
October 2, 2010
Anime
8.0/10
Cast: Kevin T. Collins, Dan Green, Jun'ichi Suwabe, Marc Diraison
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  • Mashiro decides to propose to Azuki and make all the dreams of his uncle, Taro Kawaguchi, come true, along with his and Azuki's. When the day of the Reversi anime broadcast arrives, Mashiro is ready for the climactic moment of his life!

  • Reversi's story begins to heat up and Muto Ashirogi is in fine form, but Hattori is getting pressure from his bosses to convince Ashirogi to continue their series.

  • Azuki has addressed her relationship with Mashiro on her radio show, but now the director for the Reversi anime is suggesting that, to keep things fair and open, the auditions for the role of Naho be made a public competition.

  • Reversi is getting an anime! Mashiro and Takagi are overjoyed that their dream is coming true, but a blog post about them by a rookie voice actress threatens to derail everything.

  • At the Tezuka Award party, Mashiro and Takagi learn they've been receiving offers to turn Reversi into an anime. Later, they take a trip with Kaya to blow off steam and celebrate the New Year.

  • Mashiro and Takagi tell Hattori what's important to them about Reversi. Meanwhile, when Hiramaru's series gets an anime and Aoki's is canceled, he takes it on himself to cheer her up.

  • Reversi gets approved for serialization, but with PCP still running, Mashiro and the assistants are pushed to their limits to make their deadlines. Later, when Niizuma changes up Zombie Gun, Mashiro realizes what Reversi's weakness is.

  • Ashirogi's new one-shot battle manga Reversi and Niizuma's new Zombie Gun are both so good the editors can't decide which is better. When both get published, Mashiro, Takagi and Niizuma get even more fired up!

  • Iwase is depressed about +Natural's rankings and wants to quit as a manga writer. Meanwhile, the Shonen Jack editorial office is abuzz with rumors about a personnel transfer.

  • With only three more weeks to beat CROW before it ends, PCP uses its center color pages in a final, novel gambit to take the top spot from its greatest rival.

  • The editorial office is in an uproar over the possibility of CROW ending, while Ashirogi and the rest of Team Fukuda are fired up to defeat Niizuma before he reaches his goal.

  • When CROW takes first place three weeks in a row, Yujiro becomes concerned about the promise to allow Niizuma to end a manga he doesn't like. Niizuma then turns up at the editorial office for a chat with Sasaki!

  • Muto Ashirogi is shocked when a crime copying an event from PCP occurs. Niizuma is suddenly concerned about rankings when he never used to be.

  • Muto Ashirogi accepts Nanamine's challenge to run the same story in the same issue, with Takagi confident Ashirogi will win. Later, Nakai realizes that Nanamine has been lying about What You Need's ranking.

  • Nanamine improves even more by adding an old acquaintance of Team Fukuda's to his staff. However, when his rankings start to suffer, he begins lashing out at those around him, including Muto Ashirogi.

  • When Nanamine gets a new series, Hattori becomes concerned about Kosugi and Muto Ashirogi. When Hattori questions the boys about what is going on they reveal Nanamine's method for coming up with ideas.

  • Mashiro and Takagi are the judges of a monthly manga contest and encounter Classroom of Truth. The artist is a talented young man named Toru Nanamine, who immediately begins to cause trouble at Shonen Jack.

  • PCP reaches its fiftieth chapter and Muto Ashirogi attend an award ceremony. Hiramaru aims for a date with Aoki, but doesn't know how far he can trust his editor Yoshida.

  • Muto Ashirogi decides to participate in the Super Readers Fest, but Mashiro declares that he wants to draw on his own. With both Mashiro and Takagi busy and unable to work as Muto Ashirogi, they get into an argument and Takagi stomps out of the studio.

  • Takagi is asked to be the writer for Shiratori's Loveta & Peace, but Mashiro is conflicted. Shiratori dreams of his own series, but his mother is strongly opposed, forcing him to run away from home.

  • Mashiro and Takagi find out if PCP will be canceled and receive some surprising news from Hattori. Meanwhile, Shiratori is encouraged by everyone to draw his own manga, with Takagi eager to give him advice!

  • The boys are despondent after getting bad news about PCP's ratings. Hattori realizes something about the surveys and comes up with a way to turn things around.

  • Mashiro and Takagi become more determined than ever but get a shock when they hear that they might be canceled. They attempt to step their game up, but Niizuma fires back with a special chapter of CROW while Iwase hatches a secret plan.

  • Mashiro and Takagi get good news about their new series, PCP. Meanwhile, +Natural is getting animated and Azuki is on the short list to play the heroine when Iwase figures out the secret behind Muto Ashirogi's pen name.

  • Muto Ashirogi begins working with a new methodology and revamps their series, even giving it a new name and hero. The manga then goes to print, though it is up against a one-shot from Fukuda besides CROW and +Natural.

  • The serialization committee reconsiders their vote on Perfect Crime Club, but Sasaki believes that it will never beat CROW or +Natural. Meanwhile, Miura becomes the editor for +Natural, and Muto Ashirogi gets a new editor.

  • After reading the storyboard for Perfect Crime Club, Miura is thrilled and has the boys create more for the serialization meeting. It's the best work the boys have done yet, but in order for it to be published, it has to be able to beat CROW and +Natural.

  • Mashiro and Takagi, with Miura's help, come up with ideas for new storyboards to submit for the upcoming serialization meetings. Later, they learn that a certain someone was trying to help them all along.

  • Though Takagi is wracking his brain for jokes, Mashiro learns that Niizuma no longer reads Tanto. At Takagi's wedding, Mashiro approaches Hattori for advice but only makes up his mind about what to do when his "rival" appears on TV.

  • Akito visits Miyoshi's parents to ask them about the marriage and discovers a link to Mashiro's uncle, Taro Kawaguchi. +Natural and Tanto start a week apart, so the boys are anxious to see how the two compare.

  • The rivalry between Takagi and Iwase is rekindled both personally and professionally as Tanto and +Natural are evaluated at the serialization meeting. When the truth comes out about the artist the editorial office is thrown into chaos.

  • A lot of changes happen at the serialization meeting for Muto Ashirogi, Aoki, Nakai and Takahama. Meanwhile, Iwase produces a spectacular story, and Hattori comes up with a secret plan for it.

  • Hoping Ishizawa can help her understand what boys want, Aoki is introduced to him, despite Mashiro and Takagi's reluctance. Hattori takes a meeting with none other than Iwase. Later, the boys' manga and Aoki's both get reviewed by the editors.

  • The fight between Takagi and Miyoshi spreads to Mashiro and Azuki. Meanwhile, Aoki meets with Nakai to see about teaming up again. Later, Takagi tries to meet up with Miyoshi to explain himself, only to have his plan dramatically backfire.

  • Aoki is told to figure out how boys think for her next manga, while Takagi is thinking about animals for his next series. Running into each other at the zoo, they make an agreement to share opinions, but the next time they meet someone unexpected appears.

  • When Future Watch places a bit better than TEN, Miura dives into the data to support his direction. As he tries to convince the boys, he says something that he quickly regrets!

  • Future Watch gets high marks at the committee meeting, but Miura keeps the results secret so they can focus on their other storyboard. When the two stories are run back-to-back as one-shots, it all comes down to the rankings.

  • Miura suggests that Muto do a gag manga for their next series, but the boys don't feel it's the right direction. The boys come up with an idea that's sure to cause an uproar in the editorial office.

  • Mashiro is back in school and back at work, but some things have changed since he was hospitalized. The boys also receive letters from fans hoping for their return but are later informed that TRAP is in danger of being canceled.

  • Mashiro and Takagi find out about Team Fukuda's strike and call a meeting. Later, the two bring the final drafts they completed in the hospital to Sasaki, who has an important decision to make.

  • When the editorial office puts their series on hiatus, the boys resist with everything they've got. Sasaki visits Mashiro in the hospital to talk but is confronted by Kayoko. Meanwhile, Fukuda comes up with a secret plan to help out.

  • After Mashiro collapses in his studio, Miura and the other editors rush to the hospital. Though he needs surgery and rest, Mashiro is set on continuing to work from his hospital bed and convinces Takagi to help him.

  • Miura wants Mashiro and Takagi to try to improve TRAP's ranking, and Kiyoshi Knight and Hideout Door begin. TRAP finally starts to become more popular, even going neck and neck with CROW in the surveys, when something worrisome happens to Mashiro.

  • When TRAP gets a middling ranking in the surveys, Mashiro and Takagi start to think their new series might be in danger of being canceled. At the serialization meeting, Fukuda, Aoki and Nakai are up for getting new series of their own.

  • Mashiro and Takagi become worried when they hear the early results for Detective TRAP. Meanwhile, when Aoki decides to team up with KOOGY, Nakai resolves to prove to her how hard he'll work in order to be a team again.

  • Azuki's talent agency pressures her to appear in a racy photo shoot, saying it will be vital for her career. Realizing something is wrong, Moritaka abandons his work in the face of an urgent deadline to go see her.

  • Mashiro and Takagi have gotten their series, but they're in for a shock when Hattori is replaced by a new editor, Mr. Miura. The boys also attend the Shonen Jack New Year's party and meet Kazuya Hiramaru, a different kind of genius from Eiji.

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