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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. It debuted 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.

Episode Guide

Season 1

# Title screen Title Original airdate
1 Episode 1 Dreams and Reality October 2, 2010
2 Episode 2 Dumb and Smart October 9, 2010
3 Episode 3 Parent and Child October 16, 2010
4 Episode 4 Time and Key October 23, 2010
5 Episode 5 Summer and Name October 30, 2010
6 Episode 6 Carrot and Stick November 6, 2010
7 Episode 7 Tears and Tears November 13, 2010
8 Episode 8 Anxiety and Anticipation November 20, 2010
9 Episode 9 Regrets and Understanding November 27, 2010
10 Episode 10 10 and 2 December 4, 2011
11 Episode 11 Chocolate and NEXT! December 18, 2010
12 Episode 12 Feast and Graduation December 18, 2010
13 Episode 13 Early Results and the Real Deal December 25, 2010
14 Episode 14 Battle and Copying January 8, 2011
15 Episode 15 Debut and Impatience January 15, 2011
16 Episode 16 Wall and Kiss January 22, 2011
17 Episode 17 Braggart and Kindness January 29, 2011
18 Episode 18 Jealousy and Love February 5, 2011
19 Episode 19 Two and One February 12, 2011
20 Episode 20 Cooperation and Condition February 19, 2011
21 Episode 21 Literature and Music February 26, 2011
22 Episode 22 Solidarity and Breakdown March 5, 2011
23 Episode 23 Tuesday and Friday March 19, 2011
24 Episode 24 Call and Eve March 19, 2011
25 Episode 25 Yes and No April 2, 2011

Season 2

# Title screen Title Original airdate
1 Episode 26 Silence and The Party October 1, 2011
2 Episode 27 Anthology and Photograph Collection October 8, 2011
3 Episode 28 Window and Snow October 15, 2011
4 Episode 29 Support and Patience October 22, 2011
5 Episode 30 Joke and News October 29, 2011
6 Episode 31 Disease and Drive November 5, 2011
7 Episode 32 Life-and-Death and Standstill November 12, 2011
8 Episode 33 Recall and Call November 19, 2011
9 Episode 34 Resumption and Low Rank November 26, 2011
10 Episode 35 Gag and Serious December 3, 2011
11 Episode 36 Manga and Youth December 10, 2011
12 Episode 37 Experience and Data December 17, 2011
13 Episode 38 Alliance and Classmates December 24, 2011
14 Episode 39 Distrust and Trust January 7, 2012
15 Episode 40 Monkeys and Marriage January 14, 2012
16 Episode 41 Prince and Saviour January 21, 2012
17 Episode 42 Special Relationship and Hometown January 28, 2012
18 Episode 43 Complaint and Roar February 4, 2012
19 Episode 44 Fate and Star February 11, 2012
20 Episode 45 Love and Rejection February 18, 2012
21 Selfishness and Advice February 25, 2012
22 Hint and Best March 3, 2012
23 March 10, 2012
24 March 17, 2012
25 March 24, 2012

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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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