Baki is coming back


Keisuke Itagaki’s 1991 Baki oedipal fight manga “ended” in 1999 when it changed its name from Grappler Baki to New Grappler Baki, then in 2006 when it became Baki Hanma: Son of the Ogre. When it “ended” again in the summer of 2012, Itagaki didn’t really seem to be pretending it was gone for good. And, it fact, the return of the popular martial arts manga is now scheduled.

With various spin-offs and gaiden, the series never entirely went away, but the double 4/5 issue Shonen Champion’s 2014, on sale now, has formerly announced the return of the mainline Baki manga. More details will be announced along with an interview with Itagaki in issue No. 6, on sale January 9, 2014

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