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    Wednesday September 21, 2016
  • Teaser for "Baki-Dou" OAD Shows Baki's Imaginary Fights

    Directed/character designed by Teiichi Takiguchi (Uninhabited Planet Survive!)

    The official website for the 25th anniversary project of Keisuke Itagaki's martial arts-themed manga series Baki today posted a 70-second teaser for the newly-produced OAD episode based on the ongoing fourth installment Baki-Dou, introducing the protagonist Baki Hanma's training and imaginary fights against the series' main characters. Check the clip after the jump!

  • Wednesday July 6, 2016
  • "Baki-Dou" OAD to be Bundled with Manga 14th Volume in December

    The ongoing fourth installment focuses on battles against Musashi Miyamoto

    Akita Shoten has opened the 25th anniversary project site of Keisuke Itagaki's martial arts-themed manga series Baki, and announced a newly-produced OAD will be bundled with the 4,190-yen limited edition of the 14th volume of the ongoing fourth installment Baki-Dou to be released on December 6. Hit the jump for more details.

  • Thursday December 26, 2013
  • Return of Fight Manga "Grappler Baki" Announced

    More details, along with author interview to be published in January

    Keisuke Itagaki's 1991 Baki oedipal fight manga "ended" in 1999 when it changed its name from Grappler Baki to New Grappler Baki, then in 2006 when it became Baki Hanma: Son of the Ogre. When it "ended" again in the summer of 2012, Itagaki didn't really seem to be pretending it was gone for good. And, it fact, the return of the popular martial arts manga is now scheduled.

  • Sunday September 23, 2012
  • "Grappler Baki" Author Keisuke Itagaki Illustrates Cover of "Crime and Punishment"

    Enomoto and Oreimo's Kanzaki Hiro were guest artists on previous volumes

    Crime and Punishment has inspired a number of manga, including work from Osamu Tezuka and two currently running series.  Naoyuki Ochiai's is retold through the eyes of a struggling Japanese writer, while Gatarou F Man has an obscene, punk version. Part of the gimmick of the latter is to invite guest cover artists, including fight manga legend Keisuke Itagaki for the new, third volume. Get a look after the jump.

  • Tuesday June 12, 2012
  • Fight Manga "Grappler Baki" Ending (Again)

    Baki gets a rest after his climactic fight with Yujiro

    If you've been following the Baki oedipal fight manga over the decades, you're apt to greet the news that it's ending with some incredulity. The 1991 series "ended" in 1999 when it changed its name from Grappler Baki to New Grappler Baki, then in 2006 when it became Baki Hanma: Son of the Ogre. But feel free to take Keisuke Itagaki at his word when he says it's over. More after the jump.

  • Monday May 14, 2012
  • Manga Luminaries Auction Tezuka-Inspired Sketches for Quake Charity

    Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, Keisuke Itagaki, Risa Itou, Nobuyuki Fukumoto, and more

    After hosting Gundam's artist Yoshikazu Yasuhiko and other luminaries, "Rieko Saibara's Manga Artist Showdown" has spawned a series of sketch charity auctions, the latest of which is inspired by the legendary works of Osamu Tezuka. Check them out after the jump.

  • Thursday April 26, 2012
  • Light-Hearted Gundam Sketches Auctioned For Charity

    Yoshikazu Yasuhiko, Keisuke Itagaki, Risa Itou, Nobuyuki Fukumoto, and more

    Rieko Saibara (Kaasan - Mom's Life) is the organizer of a series of conference discussion/sketching challenges with manga greats that she appropriately calls "Rieko Saibara's Manga Artist Showdown." Some of the results of her mega-showdown with Gundam designer/manga artist Yoshikazu Yasuhiko and other luminaries are being auctioned on Yahoo with the proceeds going to quake relief charity. Details after the jump.