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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).


Related Series
Otter No. 11 (Side Story)

Associated Names
Bakuman - Giấc mơ họa sĩ truyện tranh

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c.176 (end) by Red Hawk NEO (1071d ago)
c.175 by Red Hawk NEO (1077d ago)
c.174 by Red Hawk NEO (1083d 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

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Bakuman by Mangaka714

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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (2193 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.57 / 10.0
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Last Updated
March 10th 2015, 2:44am PST



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Viz (20 Volumes - Complete)

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Weekly Pos #727 increased(+9)
Monthly Pos #855 decreased(-17)
3 Month Pos #739 decreased(-76)
6 Month Pos #734 decreased(-115)

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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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Unexpected start   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by spicypolvoron
August 8th, 2008, 8:09pm
lol At first, I thought it would be something like Death Note, because both main characters are bored of normal life (though the main character on this one is not genius). But the author decided to make a turn into something you would never expect. The first chapter was so funny and awesome. I look forward for more!

... Last updated on August 8th, 2008, 8:31pm
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