Ability and Pride (才能とプライド Sainō to Puraido) is the ninth volume of the Bakuman series, it was released by Shueisha on August 9, 2010 in Japan and will be released by Viz Media on February 7, 2012 in English.
- Chapter 71: Ability and Pride (才能とプライド Sainō to Puraido)
- Chapter 72: Complaints and a Roar (文句と一喝 Monku to Ikkatsu)
- Chapter 73: Fate and Stars (縁と星 En to Hoshi)
- Chapter 74: Classmates and Conflict (同級生と闘争心 Dōkyūsei to Tōsōshin)
- Chapter 75: A New Home and a New Series (新居と新連載 Shinkyo to Shinrensai)
- Chapter 76: A Gag and a Message (決めギャグとメッセージ Kime Gyagu to Messēji)
- Chapter 77: Love and Rejection (大好きと否定 Daisuki to Hitei)
- Chapter 78: To Quit and Not to Quit (やめるとやめない Yameru to Yamenai)
- Chapter 79: Selfishness and Advice (わがままとアドバイス Wagamama to Adobaisu)
| 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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