Dreams and Reality (夢と現実 Yume to Genjitsu) is the first volume of the Bakuman series, it was released by Shueisha on January 5, 2009 in Japan and by Viz Media on August 3, 2010 in English. There are 208 pages in total covered throughout 7 chapters.

Volume Cover CharactersEdit

Characters IntroducedEdit

Stories IntroducedEdit



The first volume did quite well in sales, selling roughly 200,000 in the first two weeks. First ranking 4th, then 9th in the next two weeks after it was released.

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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