Akita Shoten’s Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine announced on their 47th issue that the famous Baki manga creator Keisuke Itagaki is writing an epilogue story for the character Kanji Igari as a memorial for real-life wrestler Antonio Inoki, which Kanji’s character was based on.
Antonio Inoki passed away on October 1st due to an illness.
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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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