Upcoming New Baki Manga Series Premieres August 24

(Last Updated On: July 27, 2023)

In the 35th issue of Akita Shoten’s Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine this year, it was announced that Keisuke Itagaki will be launching a new series for his Baki manga in the magazine’s 39th issue on August 24. Itagaki’s previous Baki-Dou manga, which began in October 2018, concluded on June 15.

Before this, Itagaki’s original Baki The Grappler martial arts manga ran for 42 volumes in Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine from 1991 to 1999 and has amassed over 63 million copies in circulation.

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Following that, the Baki sequel manga had a run of 31 volumes from 1999 to 2005, with Media Do handling its English releases. Subsequently, Itagaki published the 37-volume Hanma Baki manga in Weekly Shōnen Champion from 2005 to 2012.

Baki Manga Series

The first Baki-Dou manga, the fourth installment in the overall franchise, was serialized in Weekly Shōnen Champion from March 2014 to April 2018, spanning 22 volumes. The Baki anime adaptations have also been well-received. “New Grappler Baki: In Search of Our Strongest Hero,” the new anime based on Itagaki’s manga, aired its first season on Netflix in Japan in June 2018, consisting of 26 episodes concluding in December 2018. The first 13 episodes were made available outside of Japan in December 2018, with the second half released in March 2019.

Furthermore, the Baki: Dai Raitaisai-hen anime premiered worldwide on Netflix with all episodes at once in June 2020. This was followed by “Baki Hanma,” the third Baki series on Netflix, which serves as a sequel to the Baki: Dai Raitaisai-hen series. The “Baki Hanma” anime debuted globally on Netflix in September 2021, containing 12 episodes.

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More recently, the second season of “Baki Hanma” was launched on Netflix, starting with the “Tale of Pickle & The Pickle War Saga” story. Subsequently, “The Father VS Son Saga” story is set to debut on August 24.


Source | Weekly Shōnen Champion issue 35

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