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Description
Moritaka Mashiro (Saiko), with his superb drawing skill, is invited by his writing genius classmate Akito Takagi (Shujin) to tread the difficult path of the mangaka!! His sights are set on his naive yet earnest joint dream with Miho Azuki, who is aiming to become a voice actress!! Saiko and Shujin team up as writer and artist, aiming to be serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump, make a hit, and then release an anime. They bring their manuscripts into editors and set off on the road to becoming pro manga artists!! This is a new-age story of manga success!!

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It's not easy to become and live as a mangaka, as Mashiro Moritaka knows from his late uncle. At 9th grade, while trying to keep up with reality, school and then a normal job, he left his notebook with a sketch of Azuki Miho, a girl he likes. Takagi Akito, a first-rate student found it and tries to convince Mashiro to draw a manga with his story. Mashiro doesn't like the idea and declines. Takagi, however, sticks to his dream and found out that Azuki wants to be a voice actress and has already gotten a good reply from a production company. Takagi then brought Mashiro to her house and told her his dream... Mashiro then tells her that he will write a manga with Takagi and will ask Azuki to voice their anime. Out of confusion, Mashiro asks her if their dreams become reality, will she marry him? She says yes, only if their dreams become true, and not otherwise!! Now, the lives of wannabe mangakas begin!!! Nominated for the 3rd Manga Taisho Award (2010).

Type
Manga

Related Series
Otter No. 11 (Side Story)

Associated Names
Бакуман.
バクマン。
爆漫王。
วัยซนคนการ์ตูน
食夢者
食梦者
바쿠만
Baku-man
Bakuman
Bakuman - Giấc mơ họa sĩ truyện tranh
Bakuman。

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Latest Release(s)
c.176 (end) by Red Hawk NEO (829d ago)
c.175 by Red Hawk NEO (835d ago)
c.174 by Red Hawk NEO (842d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
20 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1

User Reviews
Bakuman by Mangaka714

Forum
60 topics, 492 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (2123 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.57 / 10.0
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Last Updated
July 17th 2014, 2:28am PST


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Year
2008

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Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
JManga (Defunct)
Viz (20 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #383 increased(+52)
Monthly Pos #466 increased(+17)
3 Month Pos #422 decreased(-11)
6 Month Pos #415 decreased(-11)

List Stats
On 4364 reading lists
On 1201 wish lists
On 3183 completed lists
On 259 unfinished lists
On 524 custom lists

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End of Bakuman 825 days, 15 hours, 37 minutes ago
Should I pick this up again? 826 days, 5 hours, 54 minutes ago
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Bakuman Season 3 Slated for Fall 2012 950 days, 17 hours, 30 minutes ago

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For aspiring Mangakas, READ THIS!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Lanz16
April 1st, 2009, 1:57pm
I was stumble upon to this series that I never expected that behind of this wonderful Manga is the creator of Death Note!

Lolz! XD


Anyways, this story really relates one of my dream: being a Mangaka (except for the Romantic situation! bigrazz).


The story is really good, the characters are well designed, and I like how it portray an aspiring Mangaka. smile
Every chapter of the story makes you ask for MORE and its very exciting to read!


A highly recommended to read! wink
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I love this   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by sakirol
February 28th, 2009, 2:51am
Ohba and Obata are freaking amazing. They've managed to make another unique series. But a fair bit of warning - this is completely different from Death Note. Don't expect anything remotely similar to Death Note from Bakuman. They're just different.
The slice-of-life tag is no joke.
You WILL find Bakuman boring if you're just looking for action or fantasy, but you'll love Bakuman if you're looking for a chill everyday life series. Just enjoy it. You won't find another series out there about manga. smile

... Last updated on September 11th, 2012, 5:33pm
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Simply love it and Rooting for Azuki and Mashiro   
Rating: N/A
by dark mage
December 18th, 2008, 12:43am
I really love this manga as it gives an insigt to a mangaka's life and how the manga industry works. The storyline is really unique and unlike some people I really love the romance background. I really like it when shounen has a little bit of romance in it and its really interseting to see if it would work out between Mashiro and Azuki or if his love will fail just like his uncle. All in all I hope the group scanllating this manga is doing a fabulous job and I thank them for picking up this wonderful manga.
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Its exciting   
Rating: N/A
by Romashk
December 17th, 2008, 8:56pm
Hehe... finally, a manga that tells more or less truthfull story about manga making process. Usually it's poor helpless sole of an author who wants to become famous in one go and a deadline-fobic editor.
Two highschool kids aming to become someone of their dreams- thats more of an interesting plot already.
Bit rough on the romance, but it's not done yet.

Oh!!AND I finally know the answer on my "WTF", when I heard about "Mx0" and "Double arts" being cancelled. smile
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I like it :D   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by making_mooz
December 13th, 2008, 2:20am
I personally like this manga because unlike the majority of JUMP manga, it's not a battle/sports manga. It's really interesting for a storyline, and I'm actually surprised at the amount of information the author gives you about manga-making. I am a little tired of the whole "genius" thing, but I think the "man's dream" and "bored teenager" is definitely going to be incorporated into a modern, realistic drama, since that's one of the major themes in Japanese life as of this moment. Hell, the bored teenager thing applies to all of the students who are stuck on the stupid road to 1. get good grades, 2. go to college, 3. get a job. It's nice to read about someone who's trying to achieve a dream, especially when you don't think it's possible for you. It's like they're living a dream for you :3
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Not super amazing.   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Kratos330
December 12th, 2008, 8:33pm
I've read through the latest chapters and well to be honest this series disappoints me. I admit the manga making part is something interesting and all but in the end it didn't have that hook that i was looking for. The art is superb I'll give it that but i feel that it is just a tad boring. I don't have the excitement nor am I having the urge to just re-read the series from the beginning, which I usually do for school life type storylines.

The concept is interesting but the romance in it is stereotypical and just overused (too mutual). I think a twist like Tamaki dying would be very interesting and let Mashiro grow on his own would be great, a bit cruel but great. I don't find it that funny as well. I find the art style does not give the jokes their full potential. It looks too serious.

All in all I think I'll keep reading until something big in it happens and decide whether to drop it there or not.

(edit: Dropped.)

... Last updated on July 3rd, 2009, 1:38pm
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Bakuman   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lala_30
November 24th, 2008, 6:38pm
I read this bakuman and it was a nice very good interesting story, i also love Death note. anyway i really want to see the next chapter of bakuman. cuz it's so interesting. keep the good work and god luck. I'll wait the next chapter of bakuman biggrin
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Very good manga   
Rating: N/A
by jcm
November 22nd, 2008, 5:53pm
It seems quite biographical, with references to MORITA Masanori, who started working at 15 for Shounen Manga, and the authors themselves.
If you want to understand how to become a great mangaka, read this manga !
Very good story !!!
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Amazing   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Scatman27
November 14th, 2008, 5:39am
Bakuman, well.. Where to begin? It's really an intressting manga in it's own way. And yes the author is the same as Death note, but as far as I know Death note and Bakuman are completly different. Even though i've just read the first chapter of DN I think its more like a shounen than Bakuman. So what i think of this manga is that it has a really original story, a manga about 2 highschool lads thats writing manga, on top of that, a little school life in it! ITS BRILLIANT! Im really looking forward to the next chapter, and how its gonna turn out for Mashiro and Azuki smile I strongly recommend this for readers that likes a little rommance in the background.
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AWESOME   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by monkeyvoodoo
November 9th, 2008, 11:38am
Great characters, great artwork and a great story that progresses well with each chapter but also manages to leave you hanging at the end of each chapter (and thus really eager for the next one).

Smart characters and a sense of urgency in both the plot and the characters' attitudes make for quite the exciting read. The simplicity of the story really speaks to the author's talent -- it's no simple task taking a story about two kids writing manga and making it so exciting the reader can't put it down (or can't believe the chapter ended and has to wait for the next issue). I still find myself surprised with every chapter at how good this is. Highly recommended!

... Last updated on November 30th, 2008, 3:09am
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