Bakuman (バクマン。) is an anime produced by Japanese animation studio J.C. Staff based on the Bakuman manga by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. The first season debuted on October 2, 2010 on the Japanese television network NHK. It is being directed by Kenichi Kasai (Ah! My Godess: Being Small is Convenient) and Noriaki Akitaya. The script is being written by Reiko Yoshida (Blood +, D. Gray-man, K-On!, Romeo x Juliet).
The first season of the show had 25 episodes and in December 2010, Weekly Shōnen Jump announced that a second season will air in October 2011. A second season of 25 episodes then began airing on October 1, 2011. On June 28, 2011, North American anime distributor Media Blasters announced that they acquired the rights to the series. A day later, Media Blasters also confirmed license to the second season. They have started releasing DVDs from November 2011 with an English Dub. In December 2011 Weekly Shonen Jump announced that a third season will air in the Fall of 2012. A third season of 25 episodes began airing on October 6, 2012.