Baki Manga Franchise Passes 100 Million Copies in Circulation

    A new video has been released, celebrating the milestone.

    Akita Shoten has announced that the Baki manga franchise has officially passed 100 million copies in circulation. To commemorate the announcement, the publisher released a video celebrating the series.

    Baki the Grappler is a manga serialized from 1991 to 1999. Several anime adaptations of the manga have been released. The first arc, second arc (Baki), and third arc (Baki Hanma) have all been converted into animation. Additionally, during AnimeJapan 2024, Netflix announced that they will release Baki Hanma VS Kengan Ashura. The series will be a crossover between the two titular franchises. There will also be an anime adaptation of the manga’s fourth arc, titled Baki-Dou.

    Baki Manga Franchise Reaches Major Milestone

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    Akita Shoten has officially announced that the Baki manga franchise has passed 100 million copies in circulation. The milestone comes after more than thirty years in publication. To commemorate the major milestone, the publisher released a video celebrating the manga’s history. Check out the video below:


    Crunchyroll describes the Baki-Dou arc as follows:

    Taking place immediately after the “Strongest Parent / Child Quarrel” arc, Baki-Dou features Baki Hanma and his fellow fighters overcome with a sense of malaise until the legendary swordsman, Miyamoto Musashi, is revived in the modern day through cloning and necromancy at a secret base located 364 meters beneath Tokyo Sky Tree.

    Additionally, Baki Hanma, the most recent Baki the Grappler adaptation, is available now on Netflix. They have a description of the series available on their website:

    The Baki manga series, published in Akita Shoten’s Weekly Shonen Champion, is a mega-hit martial arts manga that has sold over 85 million copies. Baki tells the stories of various fighters, centered on the epic life-and-death clash between protagonist Baki Hanma, the youngest underground fighting champion, and his father Yujiro Hanma, the “strongest creature in the world.”

    Lastly, the Baki manga is available at most local and online retailers. The Baki-Dou anime will release at some point in the coming months or years, while Baki Hanma VS Kengan Ashura will premiere on June 6.

    Saras Rajpal
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