With the serialization of their new manga, “Detective Trap,” the writer-artist team, Akito Takagi and Moritaka Mashiro, better known by their pseudonym Ashirogi Muto, are one step closer to becoming world-renowned mangaka. For Mashiro, however, serialization is just the first step. Having promised to marry his childhood sweetheart and aspiring voice actress, Azuki Miho, once his manga gets an anime adaptation, Mashiro must continue his to popularize Ashirogi’s work. A tremendously competitive cast of ambitious mangaka—including the wild genius, Eiji Niizuma; the elegant student, Yuriko Aoki, and her older admirer and partner, Takurou Nakai; the lazy prodigy, Kazuya Hiramaru; and the abrasive artist, Shinta Fukuda—both support and compete against Ashirogi Muto in creating the next big hit. As they adjust to their young and seemingly untested new editor, the dynamic duo struggle to maintain their current serialization, secure the top stop in Shounen Jack, and ultimately, achieve an anime adaptation of their manga. With new rivals and friends, Bakuman. 2nd Season continues Takagi and Mashiro’s inspiring story of hard work and young love. – My Anime List
Based on 5 review scores:
Anime News Network
“More of the same” has never rung so true and yet been so fulfilling.
My Anime List
I enjoy this anime a lot and I believe you will too, as long as your not a violence loving maniac. I would give it a try, and if your not hooked by the first episode I’ll be quite surprised.
The Nihon Review
For those frustrated by the Tanto arc, the final arc will be something of a relief, ending on an optimistic note even though the story is yet to be continued in an upcoming third season. Nevertheless, the growth of the characters and the increased focus on the interesting manga production process mitigates the frustration somewhat, and gives new hope that J.C. Staff‘s upcoming third season of the Bakuman franchise will continue to do justice to Ohba Tsugumi‘s and Obata Takeshi‘s second Shounen Jump hit.