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|anime debut =[[Episode 1]]
 
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|japanese voice = [[wikipedia:Satoshi Hino|Satoshi Hino]]
 
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|english voice = [[wikipedia:Kevin T. Collins|Kevin T. Collins]]}}
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'''Akito Takagi''' (''Takagi Akito'') is the deuteragonist in the series. Takagi was also the one who first found out about [[Mashiro Moritaka]]'s manga drawing talent, and he was the one who proposed the idea of Mashiro teaming up with him to draw manga. Like Mashiro, Takagi strives to be the best he can be. He also suggests they should all go to the same schools as Mashiro just so they can write manga together. He is also the husband of [[Kaya Miyoshi]]. [[Ashirogi Muto]] is a Rival of Eiji Niizuma.
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'''Akito Takagi''' (''Takagi Akito'') is the deuteragonist in the series. Takagi was also the one who first found out about [[Mashiro Moritaka]]'s manga drawing talent, he was the one who proposed the idea of Mashiro teaming up with him to draw manga. Like Mashiro, Takagi strives to be the best he can be. He also suggests they should all go to the same schools as Mashiro just so they can write manga together. He is also the husband of [[Kaya Miyoshi]]. [[Ashirogi Muto]] is a Rival of Eiji Niizuma.
   
   
 
==Background==
 
==Background==
Takagi's father lost his job as a banker when Takagi was in second or third grade. His mother wanted him to avenge his father, and pushed him to study very hard, even before he was in elementary school. When he was in fifth grade, Akito snapped and told his mother he would decide his own future. Since then, his mother has said nothing to him of his choices. Takagi has an older brother who is in a university.
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Takagi's father lost his job as a banker when Takagi was in second or third grade. His mother wanted him to avenge his father, and pushed him to study very hard, even before he was in elementary school. When he was in fifth grade Akito snapped and told his mother he would decide his own future. Since then his mother has said nothing to him of his choices. Takagi has an older brother who is in a university.
   
 
==Appearance==
 
==Appearance==
Akito is quite tall and skinny, with medium length blond hair, gold/yellow eyes and wears glasses. He is quite often seen wearing a large pair of headphones around his neck (which are Sony MDR-XD100). He often wears a red track sweater. At the start of the manga, Akito's hairstyle was more curly and wild, but it has now flattened. His appearance and hairstyle are simlar to Light Yagami from the series ''Death Note''. He is possibly based on Light, due to ''Death Note'' coming out in 2006.
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Akito is quite tall and skinny, he has medium length blond hair, gold/yellow eyes and wears glasses. He is quite often seen wearing a large pair of headphones around his neck( Which are Sony MDR-XD100 ) . He often wears a red track sweater. At the start of the manga, Akito's hairstyle was more curly and wild, but it has now flattened. His appearance and hairstyle is simlar to Light Yagami from the series 'Death Note'. He is possibly based on Light, due to Death Note coming out in 2006.
   
==Personality==
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===Personality===
Intelligent and calculating, Takagi is very observant of his surroundings. At the beginning of the story, he stated that he has neither ability to sing nor outstanding looks, which could help in show-business, thus deciding to stick with manga, calling it a popular modern medium and a quick way to earn money. He dreamed of creating manga since his childhood, but lacked the skill to draw, something he made up for by teaming up with Mashiro. A good manga writer, Takagi only has trouble with gags, something that lead to the end of ''Tanto''. He is also very awkward when it comes to romance in his younger days, often accidentally insulting Miyoshi. He is not very good at hiding his frustration, such as when ''Tanto'' was failing. He also seems to have care greatly about society's opinion on his work, not being able to bear complaints on PCP from enraged parents, them saying it has a bad influence on their children. Becoming more and more bothered by those complaints, he finally snaps, venting his anger on Miyoshi in the process. He hates to lose in the reader polls more than anything because of his rivalry with Iwase. He is also considerate of his friends, often coming up with advice or actions that help out. While usually calm, Takagi can be enraged quickly when others insult his friends, seen as he punched Ishizawa - not caring about being suspended from school - when the latter was making fun of Mashiro's art. 
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Intelligent and calculating, Takagi is very observant of his surroundings. At the beginning of the story, he stated that he has neither ability to sing nor outstanding looks, which could help in show-business, thus deciding to stick with manga, calling it a popular modern medium and a quick way to earn money. He dreamed of creating manga since his childhood, but lacked the skill to draw, something he made up for by teaming up with Mashiro. A good manga writer, Takagi only has trouble with gags, something that lead to the end of ''Tanto''. He is also very awkward when it comes to romance in his younger days, often accidently insulting Miyoshi. He is not very good at hiding his frustration, such as when ''Tanto'' was failing. He also seems to have care greatly about society's opinion on his work, not being able to bear complaints on PCP from enraged parents, them saying it has bad influence on their children. Becoming more and more bothered by those complaints, he finally snaps, venting his anger on Miyoshi in the process. He hates to lose in the reader polls more than anything because of his rivalry with Iwase. He is also considerate of his friends, often coming up with advice or actions that help out. While usually calm, Takagi can be enraged quickly when others insult his friends, seen as he punched Ishizawa - not caring about being suspended from school - when the latter was making fun of Mashiro's art. 
   
 
Some in the ''Jump'' editorial office say that Takagi might make a great editor, if he chooses that path in the future; Takagi had greatly helped Shun with making ''Rubuta & Peace'' in a ''Jump''-worthy manga.
 
Some in the ''Jump'' editorial office say that Takagi might make a great editor, if he chooses that path in the future; Takagi had greatly helped Shun with making ''Rubuta & Peace'' in a ''Jump''-worthy manga.
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==Relationships==
 
==Relationships==
   
===[[Moritaka Mashiro]]===
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===Moritaka Mashiro===
Akito and Moritaka team up together as Muto Ashirogi. Takagi asked Mashiro to be partners during their third year of middle school. At first, Mashiro didn't agree; however, Takagi persuaded Mashiro by revealing Azuki's dream of being a voice actor to Mashiro and urging Mashiro to confess to her. Since then they started making manga together. Throughout the series, they form a genuine friendship along with their manga partnership, looking out for each other. However, unlike Moritaka, Akito does what he's told when asked to help out in desperate situations.
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Akito and Moritaka team up together as Muto Ashirogi. Takagi asked Mashiro to be partners during their third year of middle school. At first, Mashiro didn't agree; however, Takagi persuaded Mashiro by revealing Azuki's dream of being a voice actor to Mashiro and urging Mashiro to confess to her. Since then they started making manga together. After that they formed a genuine freindship along with their manga partnership, looking out for each other. However, unlike Moritaka, Akito does what he's told when asked to help out in desperate situations.
 
===[[Kaya Miyoshi]]===
 
[[Kaya Miyoshi]] is Akito's girlfriend, and later on, wife. She is also the best friend of [[Miho Azuki]], [[Moritaka Mashiro]]'s girlfriend. In the beginning, he only showed interest in her to get information about Miho. Due to a misunderstanding Kaya thinks that Takagi likes her, which as they hang out with each other eventually becomes true and she becomes his girlfriend. After they begin dating, they are rarely seen without each other, and even planned to get married. Kaya is extremely energetic and lightens up the studio. She is willing to help out in when help is needed and is often seen cleaning the studio. After another series of misunderstandings that threatened to break them, as well as Mashiro and Azuki, up, Takagi proposes to Kaya. She accepts, but they hold off on getting married until their new manga ''Run, Daihatsu Tanto!'' is published. They finally get married and start living together. He frequently makes jokes that nearly earn him a pummeling from his wife, but in the end, he usually manages to save himself from it. He supports Kaya's ideas when it comes to family, even willing to start having kids when she mentions it.
 
   
[[File:TakagiMinoru Takunaga.jpg|thumb|Takagi as Minoru Tokunaga]]
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===Kaya Miyoshi===
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[[Kaya Takagi|Kaya]] is Akito's girlfriend, and later on, wife. She is also the best friend of Moritaka's girlfriend Miho Azuki. In the beginning, he only showed interest in her to get information about Miho. Due to a misunderstanding Kaya thinks that Takagi likes her, which as they hang out with each other eventually becomes true and she becomes his girlfriend. After they begin dating, they are rarely seen without each other, and even planned to get married. Kaya is extremely energetic and lightens up the studio. She is willing to help out in when help is needed and is often seen cleaning the studio. After another series of misunderstandings that threatened to break them, as well as Mashiro and Azuki, up, Takagi proposes to Kaya. She accepts, but they hold off on getting married until their new manga ''Run, Daihatsu Tanto!''is published. They finally get married and start living together. He frequently makes jokes that nearly earn him a pummeling from his wife, but in the end, he usually manages to save himself from it. He supports Kaya's ideas when it comes to family, even willing to start having kids when she mentions it.
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[[File:TakagiMinoru Takunaga.jpg|thumb|Takagi as Minoru Takunaga]]
   
===[[Akira Hattori]]===
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===Akira Hattori===
Akira Hattori is Akito and Moritaka's first editor, and worked with them until the serialization of ''Detective Trap''. His knowledge of manga has been a key part of Akito and Moritaka's success. He became their editor again during the serialization of PCP. Akito sees the strategic value of having Mr. Hattori as an editor, even tailing him during the time he was editor for +Natural to see if he had a weakness to be used as leverage.
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[[Akira Hattori|Hattori]] is Akito and Moritaka's first editor, and worked with them until the serialization of ''Detective Trap''. His knowledge of manga has been a key part of Akito and Moritaka's success. He became their editor again during the serialization of PCP. Akito sees the strategic value of having Mr Hattori as an editor, even tailing him during the time he was editor for +Natural to see if he had a weakness to be used as leverage.
   
===[[Eiji Nizuma]]===
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===Eiji Nizuma===
Eiji Niizuma is considered a high school genius and has a prodigious ability for creating manga. Though Eiji is a major rival to Akito and Moritaka, they compete respectfully and have a friendly relationship. Eiji respects both their abilites and is an avid fan of theirs.
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[[Eiji Niizuma|Eiji]] is considered a high school genius and has prodigious ability for creating manga.Though Eiji is a major rival to Akito and Moritaka, they compete respectfully and have a friendly relationship. Eiji respects both their abilites and is an avid fan of theirs.
   
===[[Yuriko Aoki]]===
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===Yuriko Aoki===
When Aoki is first introduced she is rather cold towards Takagi. She appears very self-centered and believes that she is better. After both of them have serialized manga though she begins to warm up. After the cancellation of her manga ''Hideout Door'', she starts a new manga called ''A Season of Green Leaves, ''a romance. However, since it is for Jump, Aoki's editor asks her to write the story from a male point of view, that gives her great difficulty. Aoki asks Takagi for help, eventually taking most of the relationships in Bakuman, such as Mashiro and Azuki's ideal love, and writing them into ''A Season of Green Leaves''. As they talk more and more, Aoki eventually develops a crush on him but does not act upon it, since Takagi was engaged with Kaya.
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When Aoki is first introduced she is rather cold towards Takagi. She appears very self-centered and believes that she is better. After both of them have serialized manga though she begins to warm up. After the cancellation of her manga ''Hideout Door'', she starts a new manga called ''A Season of Green Leaves, ''a romance. However, since it is for Jump, Aoki's editor asks her to write the story from a male point of view, that gives her great difficulty. Aoki asks Takagi for help, eventually taking most of the relationships in Bakuman, such as Mashiro and Azuki's ideal love, and writing them into ''A Season of Green Leaves''. As they talk more and more Aoki eventually develops a crush on him but does not act upon it since Takagi was engaged with Kaya.
   
===[[Aiko Iwase]]===
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===Aiko Iwase===
At the beginning of the manga, Iwase had a deep crush on him since he beat her in the term scores. She shakes his hand and believes that he likes her back. Later he brings both Kaya and her to his room and reveals that he will become a mangaka with Mashiro. She tells him that he should quit and will regret his actions in future, but to no avail. Then she leaves and isn't seen for quite a long time. Much later she joins Jump and writes a story called ''+Natural, ''which is drawn by Eiji. Takagi sees her as his rival as an author like Mashiro does with Eiji as an artist. There is much tension between the two as Iwase wants to crush Takagi "at his own game." After she finds out that if ''PCP'' isn't successful after 25 weeks, they can't write for Jump anymore, she changes her mind of completely crushing him. She tells him that he should do his best and if not then he was never a better author than she is. Later he mutually declares her his rival and shakes her hand much like she did back when they were in middle school. Iwase still has a crush on Takagi and it is revealed that all she ever really cared about is to be acknowledged by Takagi.
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In the beginning of the manga, Iwase had a deep crush on him since he beat her in the term scores. She shakes his hand and believes that he likes her back. Later he brings both Kaya and her to his room and reveals that he will become a mangaka with Mashiro. She tells him that he should quit and will regret his actions in future, but to no avail. Then she leaves and isn't seen for quite a long time. Much later she joins Jump and writes a story called ''+Natural, ''which is drawn by Eiji. Takagi sees her as his rival as an author like Mashiro does with Eiji as an artist. There is much tension between the two as Iwase wants to crush Takagi "at his own game." After she finds out that if ''PCP'' isn't successful after 25 weeks, they can't write for Jump anymore, she changes her mind of completely crushing him. She tells him that he should do his best and if not then he was never a better author than she is. Later he mutually declares her his rival and shakes her hand much like she did back when they were in middle school. Iwase still has a crush on Takagi and it is revealed that all she ever really cared about is to be acknowledged by Takagi.
   
 
==Summary==
 
==Summary==
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*Takagi bears a slight resemblance to Light Yagami from ''Death Note'', another manga created by Takeshi Obata and Tsugumi Ohba
 
*Takagi bears a slight resemblance to Light Yagami from ''Death Note'', another manga created by Takeshi Obata and Tsugumi Ohba
 
*Takagi can be compared to Tsugumi Ohba, the writer of ''Bakuman ''partnered with illustrator Takeshi Obata.
 
*Takagi can be compared to Tsugumi Ohba, the writer of ''Bakuman ''partnered with illustrator Takeshi Obata.
*Ironically, despite Dragon Ball being his favorite manga, Takagi is nearly the opposite from Akira Toriyama (the author of Dragon Ball). Takagi dislike creating gag stories, while Toriyama appears to enjoy it. Takagi prefers to plan out his stories in advance, while Toriyama would often make up plot points on the spot. Takagi’s work is non-mainstream in nature, while Toriyama is one of the pioneers of mainstream storytelling in Shonen Jump.
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*Dragon Ball, by Akira Toriyama, is his favorite manga.
 
*He among Moritaka Mashiro made a cameo in To Aru Majutsu no Index episode 10 walking near Accelerator.
 
*He among Moritaka Mashiro made a cameo in To Aru Majutsu no Index episode 10 walking near Accelerator.
 
*Occasionally in the more recent chapters, when receiving calls from Jump, he has a smartphone resembling the Galaxy S line of phones by Samsung.
 
*Occasionally in the more recent chapters, when receiving calls from Jump, he has a smartphone resembling the Galaxy S line of phones by Samsung.
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