A timeline of all the Mangaka's submissions, Using the information that Shinta Fukuda was born in 1990, and the fact that he was 19 when he was introduced and 28 when the series was finished (9 years). And the fact that Moritaka Mashiro was 14 in the beginning of the series and 24 at the end of the series (10 years); it can be deduced that the series took place from 2008-2018.

Ashirogi Mutoh's manga timeline

2008

  • Ashirogi's first attempt at manga, "Two Earths" is shown to Akira Hattori. (August 29)
  • "Two Earths" is submitted for the Treasure Award, but it fails to become a final candidate (September 5th)
  • Ashirogi decide to create the manga, "One Hundred Millionth" (September 9th)
  • Storyboard for "One Hundred Millionth" is completed (September 11th)
  • Manuscript for "One Hundred Millionth" is completed (September 29th)
  • "One Hundred Millionth" is shown to Akira Hattori, who decided to submitted it for the Tezuka Award. (September 30th)[1]
  • Ashirogi received news that "One Hundred Millionth" reached the Final 8 in the Tezuka Award
  • The final judging for the Tezuka Award is completed. "One Hundred Millionth" doesn't become a finalist. (November 10th) [2]
  • Results of the Tezuka Award is published in Jump (December 8th)
  • Ashirogi meets with Hattori to discuss about the Tezuka Award results. Ashirogi's first meeting with Editor-in-Chief, Hisashi Sasaki. Hattori asks Ashirogi to submit several storyboards with a Jump-like protagonist. (Unknown time between December 9th and December 15th)
  • Ashirogi submits 6 different storyboard to Hattori, who finds them all uninteresting. Hattori declares that Ashirogi should create a non-mainstream story. Initial concept of "Money and Intelligence" was conceived (Unknown time between December 16th and December 22nd)

2009

  • Storyboard for "Money and Intelligence" is completed (End of January)
  • "Money and Intelligence" is shown to Hattori, who offered suggestions for improvement (February 4th)
  • The revised "Money and Intelligence" is shown to Hattori, who submitted it for Akamaru Jump (February 12th)
  • "Money and Intelligence" accepted into Akamaru. Ashirogi discovered that they'll be competing with Eiji (February 25th)
  • "Money and Intelligence" is revised once again with for Akamaru Jump. Hattori once again gives suggestions for improvement (unknown time between February 25th and March 26th)
  • The revised "Money and Intelligence" is submitted for Akamaru Jump (March 26th)
  • The pen name, Ashirogi Muto, is created (April 8th)
  • Ashirogi started working on a serialized version of "Money and Intelligence (unknown time between April 8th and May 14)
  • Ashirogi received news that "Money and Intelligence" is ranked first in the early results (May 9th)
  • Ashirogi completed the serialized version of "Money and Intelligence". They called Hatori to book a meeting time (May 14)
  • Final results of Akamaru Jump are announced. "Money and Intelligence" is ranked 3rd. Ashirogi decides to abandon "Money and Intelligence" in favor of a more mainstream story (May 16)
  • Ashirogi creates a storyboard for a potential mainstream battle manga (unknown time between May 17 and June 1st or June 2nd)
  • Ashirogi submits storyboard of a mainstream battle story to Hattori, who rejects it. An argument occurs as Ashirogi wants to attempt a mainstream story but Hattori feels they are more suited to non-mainstream stories. Hattori finally relents and gives Ashirogi 6 months to create a mainstream storyboard. (either June 1st or June 2nd)
  • Ashirogi attempts to create the storyboard for a mainstream battle story. Received a call from Hattori asking whether they are interested in participating in the Golden Future Cup. Ashirogi responds yes. Ashirogi creates the storyboard for "My Angel" (unknown time between June 3rd and June 22th)
  • Storyboard for "My Angel" is shown to Hattori, who tries to submit it to Golden Future Cup (June 22th)
  • "My Angel" fails to become a candidate for Golden Future Cup and it is also rejected by Akamaru Jump.(unknown time after June 22th)
  • Ashirogi meets up with Hattori to discuss the results of the Golden Future Cup. Ashirogi received comments from the editorial staff; they received criticism but were praised for having talent.
  • Ashirogi continues to think of a potential storyline. Akito Takagi receives news that Kaya Miyoshi is planning to write a cell phone novel. Takagi agrees to help her out. (Mid-July)
  • Ashirogi continues to be unable to think of a potential storyline. Takagi experience's writer's block and decides to take a break from writing manga. Takagi begins dating Miyoshi and kisses her. Mashiro Moritaka continues to practice drawing battle manga. Mashiro is offered a position as one of Eiji's manga assistant. Mashiro accepts the offer. (Unknown time between end of July to early August)

2010

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2011

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2012

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2013

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2014

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2015

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2016

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2017

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2018

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Niizuma Eiji's Manga timeline

2008

  • Niizuma wins 2nd in the Tezuka Award with his work "Large Brander". Ashirogi Muto vows to surpass him after seeing this accomplishment. (Unknown time before August 8th)
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2009

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2011

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2012

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2013

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2014

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2015

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2016

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2017

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2018

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Shinta Fukuda's Manga Timeline

Yuriko Aoki's Manga Timeline

Kazuya Hiramaru's Manga Timeline

Shoyo Takahama's Manga Timeline

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