Weekly & Monthly is the 68th episode of the Bakuman anime. It first aired on, February 2, 2013.
Overview[edit | edit source]
The editing department go ecstatic over Ashirogi's Reversi and Nizuma's Zombie Gun so both are published as one-shots. Meanwhile, Azuki lands the lead role in popular soccer anime Instant 12 and Mashiro congratulates her, promising the breakout role from their future anime. As the votes come in, Zombie Gun sets a new record by getting the highest number of votes for a one-shot: 692. However in the second week, as Reversi is published, it places 1st and beats Nizuma's Zombie Gun by a margin of two votes. At the serialization committee, it is decided that both Zombie Gun and Reversi should be published, however they have a difficult time deciding how to deal with Ashirogi producing two manga's weekly. Heishi seeks advice from Sasaki and they decide it would be best if Ashirogi does PCP weekly and Reversi as a monthly manga. This news upsets Hattori since he confides in Yujiro that he wanted to edit Reversi. At another serialization meeting, Yujiro takes Hattori's desire into account and calls him, Takagi and Mashiro in to have them voice their opinion. They unanimously agree that PCP should go monthly because of its broader audience and publish Reversi weekly so it can compete with Nizuma's manga for dominance. Eventually, Mashiro decides to buy the studio from his grandfather, who gives him Nobuhiro's Diary. As Mashiro reads it, he becomes more determined than ever to continue his uncle's legacy.