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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.

Characters Introduced

  • Mikihiko Azuma
  • Kisaku Arai (reintroduced)
  • Nangoku
  • Yanagi

Stories Introduced

  • Panty-Flash Fight
  • Tornament and School

Chapters

  • 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

Reception

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.

Volumes
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
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