Time and Key is the fourth episode of the Bakuman anime. It aired October 23, 2011.

Overview[edit | edit source]

After practicing using a G-Pen all night Mashiro falls asleep while taking a test. After class, Mashiro and Takagi go to the studio and Mashiro gives Takagi a duplicate key. At the studio, Mashiro explains the difficulty of using a G-Pen over a Kabura Pen as well as how much work needs to be done to finish a single page. Not wanting to waste a minute, Mashiro begins practicing and Takagi begins reading.

When the two go to a convenience store, Takagi picks up an issue of Jump and sees that a fifteen-year old named Eiji Nizuma was the Semi-Finalist in the Tezuka Awards.

Summary[edit | edit source]

Differences from the Manga[edit | edit source]

  • A scene at the beginning where Mashiro is using a G=Pen is added along with a flashback to his uncle talking about G-Pens.
  • Suzuki and Kawasaki asked if Mashiro and Takagi wanted to see a porno before Mashiro left to go practice drawing again.
  • The characters that Mashiro drew are different from the ones in the manga.
  • Mashiro said the three characteristics that his uncle said before talking about high schools or the Qualifications of a Man.
  • A scene where Moritaka is eating with his mother and grandfather was added.
  • Ishizawa was introduced as Mashiro and Takagi were passing by instead of in a flashback.

Characters in Order of Appearance[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The manga that was on the table while Takagi was reading Father's Soul were: Death Note, One Piece, Bleach, Hikaru no Go, and Dragon Ball.
  • On the "Jack" Cover, you can see a drawing of Naruto from the Shippuden era.

Site Navigation[edit | edit source]

List of Episodes
Season 1
Dreams and Reality | Dumb and Smart | Parent and Child | Time and Key | Summer and Name | Carrot and Stick
Tears and Tears | Anxiety and Anticipation | Regrets and Understanding | 10 and 2 | Chocolate and NEXT!
Feast and Graduation | Early Results and the Real Deal | Battle and Copying | Debut and Impatience | Wall and Kiss
Braggart and Kindness | Jealousy and Love | Two and One | Cooperation and Condition | Literature and Music
Solidarity and Breakdown | Tuesday and Friday | Call and Eve | Yes and No
Season 2
Silence and Party | Anthology and Photograph Collection | Window and Snow | Support and Patience
Joke and News | Disease and Drive | Life-and-Death and Standstill | Recall and Call | Resumption and Low Rank
Gag and Serious | Manga and Youth | Experience and Data | Alliance and Classmates | Distrust and Trust | Monkeys and Marriage | Prince and Savior | Special Relationship and Hometown | Complaint and Roar | Fate and Star | Love and Rejection | Selfishness and Advice | Hint and Best | Winning and Losing | Imagination and Presentation | Votes and Charts
Season 3
Tenacity and Determination | Every Night and Unite | Last and Cipher | Margin and Pitfall | Step and Watch | Punch and Independence | Commemorative Photo and Classroom | Aims and Assessment | Confidence and Resolve | Consideration and Provocation | Impatience and Return | Zeal and Annihilation | Imitation and Unconsciousness | Continuity and Obstruction | Cover and Center | Final Chapter & Comment | Zombies & Demons | Weekly & Monthly | Slow & All at Once | Breather & Party | Hot Springs & Confirmation of Intention | Correction And Declaration | Mic & Script | The Way It Is & The Way It Will End | Dreams & Reality
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