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Baki Gaiden - Scarface Manga Resumes After 5 Years

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Also: Naoki Saitō's Baki Domoe parody manga ends

This year's October issue of Akita Shoten's Bessatsu Shōnen Champion magazine revealed on Friday that Keisuke Itagaki and Yukinao Yamauchi are resuming their Baki Gaiden - Scarface manga after five years. The two will resume the manga in the magazine's November issue, which ships on October 11.

The manga revolves around the character Kaoru Hanayama. Itagaki and Yamauchi launched this spinoff of the Baki manga in Akita Shoten's Champion RED magazine in 2004, and then in 2008 and 2009 the two authors published the manga intermittently in both Champion RED and Weekly Shōnen Champion. The two authors ended the manga abruptly in 2009. Akita Shoten published the fifth compiled volume in May 2009.

The same issue of Bessatsu Shōnen Champion revealed that the Baki Domoe spinoff manga will end in the November issue on October 11. Naoki Saitō launched the parody manga on the "Weekly Shōnen Champion THE WEB" website in 2010. When the website shut down Saitō published the manga irregularly in Weekly Shōnen Champion before moving it to Bessatsu Shōnen Champion. Akita Shoten published the second compiled volume in May.

Itagaki's original Baki The Grappler martial arts manga ran in Akita Shoten's Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine from 1991 to 1999, followed by Baki from 1999 to 2005. Hanma Baki then ran in the same magazine from 2005 to 2012. Itagaki then launched Baki-Dou in the same magazine in March. Baki The Grappler has received several manga spinoffs, two television anime adaptations, and an original animation video.

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