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Former Soccer Star Karina Maruyama Gets Baki-Style Make Over

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

Following the previous transformation by comedy duo Downtown, Baki artist manga artist Keisuke Itagaki drew soccer star and television personality Karina Maruyama in his signature style.

The art is part of Itagaki's ongoing "Entertainer Baki Project". The project includes Itagaki's renditions of the comedy duo Downtown, "Reaction Monster" Tetsurō Degawa, and now Karina Maruyama. The celebrities are expected to appear on the variety television show Downtown DXDX 25th Anniversary 2-Hour Special on Yomiuri TV to celebrate Downtown's 25th anniversary.

The Downtown DXDX 25th Anniversary 2-Hour Special will be broadcast on November 15. A collaboration movie will be shown during Downtown DX on November 8 before premiering online. Fellow manga artist Jigoku no Misawa is also working on a visual for the program. These visuals will be posted in the Osaka area on November 9 and in the Tokyo area on November 12 as posters, billboards and newspaper advertisements.

Source: Comic Natalie


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