Baki-Dou Manga Ends
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Akita Shoten’s Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine revealed on their 27th issue that Keisuke Itagaki’s Baki-Dou manga will end in its next chapter in the magazine’s 29th issue on June 15.

Although it still goes by the name “Baki-Dou,” the new Baki-Dou manga utilizes different characters for “Baki” in the title than the old Baki-Dou manga. In the latest comic, Baki competes against Japan’s most seasoned and powerful “sumo god.”

Photo: Akita Shoten

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Grappler Baki, known as Baki the Grappler in North America, is a manga arrangement composed and outlined by Keisuke Itagaki. It was initially serialized in Weekly Shōnen Champion from 1991 to 1999 and gathered into 42 tankōbon volumes by Akita Shoten. The story follows youngster Baki Hanma as he prepares and tests his battling aptitudes against a wide range of rivals in destructive, no guidelines hand-to-hand battle.

The arrangement was trailed by three spin-offs in a similar magazine; Baki, which was serialized from 1999 to 2005 and gathered into 31 volumes, Baki Hanm, which was serialized from 2005 to 2012 and gathered into 37 volumes, and Baki-Dou, which was serialized from 2014 to 2018 and gathered into 22 volumes. A fifth arrangement, likewise named Baki Dou however with Baki’s name written in katakana rather than kanji, started on October 4, 2018.

A 45-minute OVA was delivered in 1994. A 24-episode anime broadcasted on TV Tokyo between January 8 and June 25, 2001, and was immediately trailed by a second 24-episodes arrangement from July 22 to December 24, 2001. An ONA was delivered on Netflix between June 25 and September 24, 2018, trailed by a second season that was delivered on June 4, 2020.

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