Newcomers and Veterans (新人とベテラン, Shinjin to Beteran) is the sixteenth volume of the Bakuman series, it was released by Shueisha on January 4, 2012 in Japan and will be released by Viz Media on November 6, 2012.
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- Chapter 134: Running Solo and Slow Footedness (独走と鈍足 Dokusō to Donsoku) June 13, 2011
- Chapter 135: Succession and Interference (連続と阻止 Renzoku to Soshi) June 20, 2011
- Chapter 136: Extensions and Countermeasures (伸びしろと対抗策 Nobishiro to Taikōsaku) June 27, 2011
- Chapter 137: Lead Color and Center Color (巻頭カラーとセンターカラー Kantō Karā to Sentā Karā) July 4, 2011
- Chapter 138: Power and Idea (迫力とアイディア Hakuryoku to Aidia) June 11, 2011
- Chapter 139: Final Chapter and Comments] (最終話とコメント Saishūwa to Komento) June 18, 2011
- Chapter 140: Limits and Phoenix (限界と火の鳥 Genkai to Hi no Tori) June 25, 2011
- Chapter 141: Age and Achievements (年齢と実績 Nenrei to Jisseki) August 1, 2011
- Chapter 142: Newcomers and Veterans (新人とベテラン Shinjin to Beteran) August 8, 2011
It sold over 340,000 copies in its first week debuting at number 1 on the charts. In its second week it sold over 90,000 copies and was able to retain first spot on the charts.
| 1. Dreams and Reality - 2. Chocolat and Akamaru - 3. Debut and Impatience - 4. Call and Eve - 5. Anthology and Photobooks - 6. Reckless and Guts - 7. Gag and Serious - 8. Panchira and Saviour - 9. Ability and Pride |
10. Presentation and Imagination - 11. Title and Character Design - 12. Artist and Manga Artist - 13. Avid Readers and Love at First Sight - 14. Psychological Warfare and Catchphrases - 15. Encouragement and Feelings - 16. Newcomers and Veterans - 17. One-Shot Deal and Complete Story - 18. Margins and Hell - 19. Decision and Delight - 20. Dreams and Reality