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Literature and Music is the 21st episode of the Bakuman anime. It first aired, February 26, 2011.


Mashiro and Takagi continue submitting a story every two weeks, with Mashiro sacrificing sleep to do so, but they have several weeks to go. They see Nakai with Ko Aoki, the runner-up of the Story King competition. Nakai reveals that he's entering- with her, and that Fukuda's entry is expected to place first. Hattori reveals that Muto Ashirogi's work has gotten into the Golden Future Cup, and while the rank influences how it will fare, so will the number of people who voted that they liked it. One of their rivals is Koji "Koogy" Makaino, a popular musician who wishes to become a manga artist, and Fukuda believes that his fans will give him an unfair advantage in the questionnaires. Fukuda, Nakai, Mashiro and Takagi then go to the editorial offices to protest this.


Differences from the Manga[]

  • Scenes of Koogy's Concert live while showing montages of his competition in Jack was added.
  • Instead of Fukada calling Mashiro in school in the Manga, in the Anime he called Mashiro in the morning while he was still asleep. This is a big change because it was originally supposed to be Takagi next to Mashiro when they find out about Koogy but they did include a school scene of which Mashiro talks about it with Takagi to make it up. 

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