Chocolate and NEXT! is the 11th episode of the Bakuman anime. It first aired on December 11, 2010.
Mashiro and Takagi work on Money and Intelligence while applying to the relatively easy North High School. Miyoshi questions why Mashiro and Azuki are not seeing each other, and Takagi concludes that Azuki wants to remain focused on her dream. Mashiro and Takagi get accepted into North High School along with Miyoshi and learn that their work will run in the seasonal magazine NEXT. Hattori tells them that the editors are planning to use them to make Nizuma look good by comparison, but he tells them this is their chance to impress them and win against Nizuma.
Differences from the MangaEdit
- Takagi and Miyoshi's Date was extended with extra scenes.
- Additional scenes were added to show what have happened between the timelines of Christmas and February, like creating Money and Intelligence and High School exams.
- Interaction with Mashiro and Azuki in the classroom stating their future high school was added.
- Confrontation with Hattori and the judges of NEXT! was added.
Characters in Order of AppearanceEdit
- Eiji Niizuma
- Yujiro Hattori
- Moritaka Mashiro
- Akito Takagi
- Miho Azuki
- Aiko Iwase
- Kaya Miyoshi
- Akira Hattori
- Soichi Aida
- Yoshihisa Heishi