Special Relationship and Hometown is the name of the 42nd episode of the Bakuman anime. It first aired on January 28, 2012.

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Takagi and Mashiro's new manga Tanto doesn't get serialized but Miura tells them they just have to make it better for the next meeting. "Business Boy Kenichi" gets canceled, leaving Nakai jobless. After being rejected twice he reflects on his behavior and decides to go back home. Mashiro tries to stop him but Nakai won't budge, not even when Fukuda and Aoki show up. Later, Takamara asks for a different editor because Miura won't let him draw what he wants but the chief editor refuses, saying that if his work is good enough, the editor will be forced to accept it, making Takagi and Mashiro realize the same thing. Niizuma becomes the artist for Aiko Iwase's manuscript while promising he'll continue CROW and not let the quality drop, though he states he'll only do it on the condition it'll be serialized, which Hattori (who will be the editor of the new manga) is confident about. Worried how the higher ups will react about Niizuma running two series, Hattori asks him to change the art style a bit and use a pen name until it passes the committee.

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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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