10 and 2 (10と2 Jū to Ni) is the name of the twelfth chapter of the Bakuman Manga. It was published in Weekly Shōnen Jump on November 1, 2008.


The Editor-in-Chief tells them it has to be interesting and that the manga they made wasn't and that they are long way away from serialization. Mashiro asks him whether it is the art or the story to which he replies both explaining that story matters the most and that they should work with Hattori to come up with an interesting manga saying that Kawaguchi Taro's last words to him were that manga just had to be interesting. He then explains to them that jump pays all its serialized writers a yearly contract fee but that if a serialization ends and they can't come up with anything good they're out of jump and their contract isn't renewed. He then tells them it is true that Niizuma gets serialized and that the difference between them is love for manga. But that his weakness is his youth since he is all energy and no depth which is the exact opposite of them and Hattori realizes they do have depth maybe even a bit too much. He then tells them to only bring him names and work on getting a good hero. Hattori asks why he brought up Taro and the editor-in-chief explains that Mashiro is his nephew.

As Mashiro enters the studio on saturday he is surprised to find Miyoshi there for which Takagi apologizes. She then tells him she heard all about his and Miho's arrangement and proceeds to call her and asks her to come over she tells her no. Takagi tells her it is none of her business and she gets mad several times at Takagi's answers. Mashiro then tells her not to tell Miho about this place, he then states that Miyoshi can come to the studio in the weekend but not during the week. Miyoshi agrees and tells them that Miho is moving.

They return to Hattori with six names and six characters which he states are all boring since they are to ordinary. He then explains to them that they rank stuff by the questionnaires and that you only need 2 out of 10 people to choose your manga for it to be considered popular. He then ask if they disregarded some names thinking it wouldn't be good for jump. Takagi tells him some of the stories he disregarded and Hattori tells them to go with the second story and that they must gamble on getting a cult status.

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Volume 1
Dreams and Reality | Dumb and Smart | Pen and Storyboard | Parent and Child | Time and Key | Best and Worst | Smile and Blushes
Volume 2
The Carrot and The Stick | Conditions and Moving to Tokyo | Anxiety and Anticipation | Regret and Understanding
10 and 2 | Chocolate and Akamaru | Feast and Graduation | Send and Reply | Early Results and The Real Deal
Volume 3
Battles and Copying | Friends and Rivals | Debut and Impatience | The Future and The Stairway
Wall and Kiss | Nuisance and Youth | Conceit and Kindness | Notebook and Characters | Jealousy and Love
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Two and One | The Schemer and Deceit | Cooperations and Conditions | Literature and Music
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| Artist and Manga Artist | Futility and a Challenge | Step and Watch | Defects and Outlines | Match and Fest
Volume 13
Suitable Things and Favorite Things | Avid Readers and Love at First Sight | Romeo and One-Year Anniversary | Together and Separate
| Interference and Trust | A Punch and A Single Stance | Weak Points and Dedication | Love's Path and Footbridge | Commemorative Photoshoot and Classroom
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| Youth and Destiny | Fever and Ashes | Copycat and Subconscious | Headstands and Reorganizing | Encouragement and Feelings
Volume 16
Running Solo and Slow Footedness | Succession and Interference | Extensions and Countermeasures | Lead Color and Center Color
| Power and Idea | Final Chapter and Comments | Limits and Phoenix | Age and Achievements | Newcomers and Veterans
Volume 17
Money and Recycling | Companies and the Desperate Plan for Victory | Offers and Suspension | Production and Gut Feelings
| Disposable and Fighting Spirit | One-Shot Deal and Complete Story | Characteristics and Subjects | Selfishness and Partiality | Zombie and Devil
Volume 18
Synergistic Effect and New Record | World and Opponent | Weekly and Monthly | Workplace and Notebook
| Margins and Hell | Antagonists and Switching | Drawn Out and In One Go | Tempo and Ferris Wheel | Perseverance and 900,000
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Breather and Party | Hot Spring and Two Nights | Confirmation and Consent
| Decision and Delight | During Practice and During Charging | Rumors and Articles | Foolish Words and A Word | Corrections and Proclamations
Volume 20
Voices and Responses | Publicity and Popularity | Microphone and Script
| Miho and Naho | Moment and Final Volume | How It Should Be and How It Ends | Release Date and The Night Before | Last Page: Dreams and Reality
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