Bakuman Manga End Announced; 10 More Books to Go

There are 10 books in the Bakuman series out in the U.S. so far, and I’ve been enjoying them. Now, via ANN, comes news that the creators Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata have announced that their last chapter will be published in Japan next week on April 23.

The final book will be Volume 20, on sale in their home country in July. So, as Americans, we’re only halfway there, with plenty more books to come before we see the end. I’m glad to know an end is in sight, but it’s still far off.


  1. Glad to know you’re still enjoying this *amazing* series (You may not remember, but I decisively recommended you should try it, well over a year ago)!

    I was quite sad/shocked/spellbound to see Bakuman end, but it turned out such a neat, near-immaculate cut!

    After re-reading the entire 176 chapters in the last few days, I believe this series could be one of the highest accomplishments of the comic book medium. Not to understate though — time should tell!

    Also, I believe you’ll be happy to see the female characters in the series were not as paper-shallow or underplayed as you have (rightfully) criticized, from the early volumes!

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