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The plot begins when Moritaka Mashiro, a junior high student, forgets his notebook in class. His classmate, Akito Takagi, notes Mashiro's drawings in it and asks him to become a manga artist to his stories. Mashiro declines, citing his late manga artist uncle, who died from overworking. Takagi incites Mashiro to meet with Miho Azuki, Mashiro's crush, and tells her the two plan to become manga artists. In response, Azuki reveals her plans to be a voice actress. Mashiro proposes to her that they should both marry when Azuki becomes a voice actress for the anime adaptation of their manga. The two then start creating their manga, under the pen name Muto Ashirogi, in hopes of getting serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump.

Nominated for the 3rd Manga Taisho Award (2010).


Related Series
Otter No. 11 (Spin-Off)

Associated Names
Bakuman - Giấc mơ họa sĩ truyện tranh

Groups Scanlating
A3S Scans
Franky House

Latest Release(s)
c.14 Years Old by Jaimini's Box (546d ago)
c.13 Years Old by Jaimini's Box (554d ago)
c.176 (end) by Red Hawk NEO (1804d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
20 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

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

User Reviews
Bakuman by Mangaka714

61 topics, 493 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (2342 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.47 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 30th 2016, 2:19am PST



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English Publisher
Viz (20 Volumes - Complete)

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Weekly Pos #586 increased(+193)
Monthly Pos #1119 decreased(-94)
3 Month Pos #1258 decreased(-61)
6 Month Pos #1226 decreased(-66)

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by canucks
August 26th, 2008, 8:12pm
With only two chapters out, this manga has caught my attention and is moving at a very quick but effective tempo. Premise is similar to G-Senjuu Heaven's Door, and let's see if any seinen qualities turn up later in the development.
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Great so far   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Lippe-kun
August 24th, 2008, 12:56pm
Liked it very much! The old-style romance, the talks between Mashiro and Tamaki...

I didn't like the Death Note veryyyyy much, but this makes me look forward to read every single day!!
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Hilarious, looking forward to more   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by Gynok
August 24th, 2008, 7:42am
After just two chapters i need more lol - great plot and a great twist from this managaka's norm - has great promise, i can only hope it becomes a regular favorite just like death note and has a long run
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Death Note creators' new series shows promise. [Edit: NOT!]   
Rating: 3.0 / 10.0
by DarkSlushie
August 15th, 2008, 7:56pm
I hated Death Note but this new series actually shows some promise. And Making-Of type stories seem to be all the rage these day. Let's hope it achieves a nice, long run on its own and not just ride the wave of popularity generated by the mangaka's last project.

[Edit] I take it all back. Three chapters in, I'm already bored to tears. This is a classic example of a series that should have been a oneshot but ended up getting dragged out into 7 volumes. NOTHING HAPPENS IN THIS MANGA! Absolutely nothing!

... Last updated on September 17th, 2008, 6:28pm
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by konan45
August 14th, 2008, 3:10pm
after reading one chapter i have to say i want to read the future chapters and i am looking forward to read what will happen in the story later i really had fun reading it 8/10
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Really Good Manga =)   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Joltrix
August 12th, 2008, 4:07pm
I´ve only read one chapter, yet i love it.
I loved Death Note to, but i think this manga will be somewhat better. Perhaps because i dont like action so much. But lets pray that this one will be a big manga, and continue for a while biggrin, this is the best manga ive read for a while, and it would be rather dissapointing if this were to end soon sad
Anyway, 10/10 biggrinbiggrin
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by kazesages
August 11th, 2008, 8:06am
Good to that the author got the eyes right ^^ they have souls in they now unlike the ones in death note.
Anyway this could be a hit or miss for me, I mean adding logics and complexity into the manga's concept is not a good idea, the main character is too serious imo and the comedy feel as if it was forced into the manga , very awkward.BUT! as far as the romances go this could be interesting ^^

... Last updated on August 20th, 2008, 12:15pm
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Great Start   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by CatzCradle
August 8th, 2008, 10:32pm
Even though I've only read 1 chapter, I can already tell this is going to be more comedic and light hearted than Death Note. I also love how they make references to Death Note and other popular shounen manga. I can't wait for the next chapter~ biggrin
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Roles of Author and Artist switched?   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Meatbunz
August 8th, 2008, 9:14pm
I'm not going to rate it yet but since only one chapter has been release so far but that one chapter has me hooked so far and I'm really looking forward to future releases. I'm kinda of hoping this story will develop towards an happy ending cuz if it's another ending like Death Note,,,,,,,,I'm going to be really piss. Also keep in mind to not compare this to Death Note since this manga is entirely a different story and genre ( I might be wrong on the genre part since only one chapter has been released )
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Misleading but full of promises   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by thebuddybud
August 8th, 2008, 8:27pm
It says "by the creators of Death Note" on the first page, so I expect something like it. Anyways, it looks great, and I look forward to future releases.
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