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Hanma Baki Manga to End in 10 Chapters or Less

posted on 2012-06-12 13:09 EDT
Baki The Grappler spinoff Kizuzura launches; Keisuke Itagaki is open to Baki's return

Manga creator Keisuke Itagaki revealed on Tuesday that he plans to end Hanma Baki, his ongoing Baki The Grappler manga series, in 10 more chapters or less. Itagaki made the announcement during Akita Shoten's Bessatsu Shōnen Champion launch event.

On the other hand, Yukinao Yamauchi (Baki Gaiden - Scarface) is launching Baki Gaiden: Kizuzura, a Baki The Grappler spinoff, in the inaugural issue of Bessatsu Shōnen Champion magazine on Tuesday. Itagaki also said that there is a possibility that he will return to the main Baki The Grappler manga, after taking a break.

Itagaki's original Baki The Grappler martial arts manga ran in Akita Shoten's Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine from 1991 to 1999. Hanma Baki has been running in the same magazine since 2005, and the 35th compiled book volume will ship next month. Baki The Grappler has received several manga sequels, two television anime adaptations, and an OAV (original animation video).

Sources: Nikkan Sports, Comic Natalie


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