Votes and Charts is the name of the 50th episode of the Bakuman anime. It first aired on March 24, 2012.

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Mashiro changes the character design while Takagi struggles with naming the 3 characters and a possible new title. Orihara comes back as assistant + 2 new ones: Moriya and Shiratori. Those 2 argue if sales or treating it like an art is better for a manga. Mashiro tells them he and Takagi draw with sales in their minds, because they're not yet good enough to draw something that has true cultural value, saying that everyone should draw the way they want to. Takagi decides on the title; "Perfect Crime Party", aka "PCP". Meanwhile Fukuda is working on Road Racer Buchigiri. Everyone is curious how the votes will be with PCP as a story based manga against the intense and flashy Road Racer. In the end "Perfect Crime Party" gets 1st place and gets a total of 422 votes, amazing the editors because CROW "only" got 401 and +Natural 310 votes on their first chapter. The archievement is especially good since CROW didn't have an one shot like Road Racer to compete with at the time. Fukuda's Road Racer gets serialized too. Hearing +Natural dropped to the 8th place, Iwase gets fired up, as does Niizuma. At the end Mashiro, Takagi and Nattori visit Mashiro uncle's grave. Mashiro tells him he finally got 1st place and we see his uncle 'answering' that it should be a given and that when he truly becomes number one, he should come back again, but he smiles proudly.

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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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