The official website for the Bakuman. 2 television anime series re-opened on Saturday with a preview for the first episode, "Chinmoku to En." The series will premiere on NHK's E-Tele channel in Japan next Saturday, October 1 at 5:30 p.m. (4:30 a.m. EDT).
The new season was first announced in Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine last December. The North American anime distributor Media Blasters licensed the first anime season and confirmed with ANN that its license includes the second season.