This year’s 24th issue of Akita Shoten’s Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine revealed on Thursday that Keisuke Itagaki’s Baki-Dou manga will take a two-issue hiatus and will return in the magazine’s 27th issue on June 3.
The new Baki-Dou manga uses a different character for “Baki” in its title from the previous Baki-Dou manga, although it retains the name “Baki-Dou.” In the new manga, Baki confronts Japan’s oldest and most powerful “sumo god”. The series features legendary Japanese sumo wrestler Nomi no Sukune. The wrestler is said to have had his first sumo match against Taima no Kehaya in 23 BC
The new manga launched in Weekly Shōnen Champion in October 2018. Akita Shoten published the manga’s ninth compiled book volume on May 7.
Itagaki’s original Baki The Grappler martial arts manga series ran 42 volumes in Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine from 1991 to 1999. The series has sold over 63 million copies. A sequel to the Baki manga, which published 31 volumes between 1999 and 2005. Media Do published 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 fourth manga series overall, debuted in the magazine. Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine in March 2014 and ended in April 2018 with 22 volumes.