Baki-Dou, the latest fourth arc of Keisuke Itagaki's long-running martial arts-themed manga series Baki, ends its four-year serialization in this year's 19th issue of Weekly Shonen Champion released today in Japan. The issue also has an announcement for the manga's next fifth arc and its enemy, Nomi no Sukune, a legendary sumo wrestler about 2,000 years ago.
Nomi no Sukune appeared in Nihon Shoki, Japan's second-oldest official history book that was completed in 720. In the legend, he is introduced as the 14th descendant of Amenohohi who was the second son of Amaterasu, the goddess of the sun and the universe. He has been respected as the originator of Sumo wrestling. More details of the next arc will be revealed in the magazine at a later date.
The series' first arc Grappler Baki was serialized in the magazine from 1991 to 1999. Then the second
arc Baki (1999-2005) and the third arc Hanma Baki (2006-2012) followed. The fourth arc Baki-Dou
focusing on battles against a clone of Musashi Miyamoto, one of the most famous and strongest samurai/
swordsman in the 16th to 17th century of Japan, started its serialization in 2014, and its latest 21st
tankobon volume is set to be released in Japan tomorrow, April 6.
"Baki-Dou" 1st and 21st tankobon covers
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