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Baki-Dou Manga Takes Short Break, Returns on July 16

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
New manga launched in October 2018

This year's 31st issue of Akita Shoten's Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine revealed on July 2 that Keisuke Itagaki's Baki-Dou manga will take a two-issue hiatus, and will return in the magazine's 33rd issue on July 16.

The new Baki-Dou manga uses different characters for "Baki" in the title from the previous Baki-Dou manga, although it retains the name "Baki-Dou." In the new manga, Baki faces off against Japan's oldest and strongest "sumo god," and features the Japanese legendary sumo wrestler Nomi no Sukune. The wrestler supposedly had the first ever sumo match against Taima no Kehaya in 23 B.C.

The new manga launched in Weekly Shōnen Champion in October 2018. Akita Shoten will publish the manga's sixth compiled book volume on Wednesday.

Itagaki's original Baki The Grappler martial arts manga ran for 42 volumes in Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine from 1991 to 1999. The manga has more than 63 million copies in circulation. The Baki sequel manga ran for 31 volumes from 1999 to 2005. Media Do releases the manga in English. After Baki, Itagaki published the 37-volume Hanma Baki manga in Weekly Shōnen Champion from 2005 to 2012. The first Baki-Dou manga, the overall fourth manga in the franchise, launched in Weekly Shōnen Champion in March 2014 and ended in April 2018 with 22 volumes.

Source: Weekly Shōnen Champion issue 31

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