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Original title: バクマン。
Demographics: Shounen
Chapters at MH: 208
Releases at MH: 0
Publishing Status: Finished
Writer(s): OHBA Tsugumi
Artist(s): OBATA Takeshi
Serialized in: Weekly Shounen Jump
Published by: Shueisha
Year: 2008
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Popularity: 1242 favorites
Translators: 46 (Click here to view)
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Score 4.7 of 5.0 - 581 votes

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It's not easy to become and live as a mangaka, as Mashiro knows from his late uncle. At his 9th grade, while trying to keep up with reality, school and then normal job, he left his notebook with a sketch of Azuki, a girl he likes. Tamaki, a first rate student found it and trying to convince Mashiro to draw a manga with his story. Mashiro doesn't like the idea and tries to decline. Tamaki, however, tries to stick to dream and found out that Azuki also wants to be a voice actress and already got a good reply from a production company. Tamaki, then, brought Mashiro to her house and telling her his dream.... Mashiro then tells her that he will write a manga with Tamaki and will ask Azuki to voice their anime. Out of confusion, Mashiro asks her if the dreams become reality, will she marry him? She says yes, only if their dreams become true, and not otherwise!! Now, lives of wannabe mangakas begin!!!


Comedy, Drama, Romance, School Life, Shounen, Slice of Life

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Review by Raffian
OMG! This manga is great! But, it makes it seem that it's really easy to publish a manga in Japan. Permalink " "
Review by HikaruYami
~.~ Don't be fooled by the light tone of the manga. These are real mangaka writing the series, after all, and they know exactly what you have to do to get published XD It's obviously most appropriate because they're a duo writing about a duo.

But if you pay attention to the work the main characters have been doing, it's quite amazing. People in Japan that get the highest marks put TONS of effort into it, even the geniuses. Cram school is necessary (Light Yagami even went to one. Insane natural geniuses like L and Hiruma are the only ones that wouldn't). So when you see them show that something takes more time and effort than USUAL.... That's quite a bit "^_^

If you have the talent to write and draw, and put in the effort to make a decent manga, then actually being published isn't incredibly hard. Your work just has to be good. I don't know about all the companies, but with Shueisha, an editor is ALWAYS willing to read a manuscript if you claim to have one done. That was being honest. Permalink " "
Review by freaky2
Well, the manga is a bit too fast-paced I think, and that's what makes it look easy, but it doesn't take much to figure out the details I think. And also the fast pace is good because we read it weekly, and that way we get enough information in each chapter. Permalink " "
Review by phae2y
somehow i get the feeling that this manga is a medium to clarify the stuff going on inside JUMP, specially made for those who complained when their fav series got axed (like mx0, double arts etc). this is the reality of manga publishing in japan, maybe you'd think it's cruel but they're just doing their job...

that aside, this manga is really great. recommended, 5 out of 5. Permalink " "
Review by rene_01
This manga is just awsome, with only 24 chapters is in my top 5 is a really good manga Permalink " "
Review by Maxy Barnard
this truly is the OHBAxOBATA magnum opus, with brilliant, expressive art, a sense of drama and comedy far above anything in their previous work, and perhaps some of the most vital info to a fan of weekly shonen jump.

sure each author has done something that might be considered better (Ohba's Tottemo luckyman! and obata's Cyborg Grandpa G come to mind) but this combined work is truly something that deserves to be one of the new staples of jump, as the pillar of drama, alongside the pillar of power(Toriko) and the pillar of gag(inumaru Dashi) between the three of them jump's future is looking to stand strong in the face of the mainstays reaching their end... we just need a pillar of sport now(which we may have in Kuroko no Basket) Permalink " "
Review by Skip412
Just amazing, what a manga lover has been waiting for!

Distant to be a ¨X¨ manga of the lot, BAKUMAN is a real manga full of spirit and emotions. And is writen by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata the same from Death Note.

This manga capture the life of 2 young aspirants to mangakas in a way that you feel all the surprises, thriller and drama in a very funny way. Just awesome.^^
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Review by mega walker
darn this manga is awsome
each week i can never wait for someone to scan it
i'll read it even if it is in japanese (wich i am learning at moment) because its that good i just wish we could read the one shots all the characters make lol
anyway i dont know about you guys but this manga has certainly insired me to becom a mangaka
i gues you could say this is like a guide book for me lol Permalink " "
Review by unok-kun

Even if you know Japanese, you won't fully understand Bakuman. I'm also learning Japanese, but I know translators who don't understand everything on Bakuman. Ask kewl0210, for example.

I like Bakuman very much, although it's been a while since I last read it... Gotta catch up. Permalink " "
Review by Doragon
This is very great manga indeed. I expect nothing less from the mangakas of Death Note. A beautifully crafted story with a unique art style. The only thing that's holding the manga down is the frequent time skips, well, for me that is. But overall it deserves a 9/10 in a 1-10 scale. It seems as if the writer and illustrator are writing about a story based on themselves. Permalink " "
Review by imawind
An increasingly interesting and worth reading manga. At first, I got bored with it because of its heavy reliance on texts. But as I "tried" to catch up with the story, Bakuman became one of my first choice on onemanga. Gotta try it if you haven't. Permalink " "
Review by Teesh
A bit sexist, but not very much. Overally I enjoyed this manga a lot.

I didn't read the latest chapters though. Permalink " "
Review by Mushashi
ohba and obata were never ones for filler there mangas always get right to the point in a brilliant way. Permalink " "
Review by Cococrash11
I thought the manga would be lame but it turns out its really good. Permalink " "
Review by lsixzndf
it's another manga by oba tsugumi & obata takeshi after death note Permalink " "
Review by nayaitachijapan
well,i'm looking forward 2 watch Bakuman, Ohba Tsugumi is the best,:D Permalink " "
Review by FaustXIII
One Word:
Inspiring! Permalink " "
Review by remcarl21
This is good!!
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