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Keisuke Itagaki's Baki-Dou Manga Goes on 1-Week Hiatus

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Martial arts series creator hospitalized due to hand injury

This year's 42nd issue of Akita Shoten's Weekly Shonen Champion magazine is announcing on Thursday that Keisuke Itagaki's Baki-Dou manga will go on hiatus for one week. Itagaki plans to resume the martial arts series in the 43rd issue on September 25.

The manga creator was hospitalized and received surgery for an injury in his left hand. Itagaki himself decided to put the manga on hiatus next week.

The series launched in Weekly Shonen Champion in March. Baki-Dou is the third sequel to Itagaki's original Grappler Baki manga.

Itagaki's Baki The Grappler martial arts manga ran in Weekly Shonen 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. Baki The Grappler has received several manga sequels, two television anime adaptations, and an original animation video.

Yukinao Yamauchi (Baki Gaiden - Scarface) launched Baki Gaiden: Kizuzura, a Baki The Grappler spinoff, in the inaugural issue of Bessatsu Shonen Champion magazine in 2012. Still another spinoff, Baki Gaiden: Kenjin, debuted in Champion Red in 2013.


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