Media Do International announced at the Manga Publishing Industry Roundtable panel at San Diego Comic-Con that it has licensed Keisuke Itagaki’s Baki manga. The company will release the manga digitally first, with a possible print release in the future.
Itagaki’s original Baki The Grappler manga ran for 42 volumes in Weekly Shōnen Champion magazine from 1991 to 1999. The manga has more than 63 million copies in circulation. Media Do International’s license is for the Baki sequel manga, which ran for 31 volumes from 1999 to 2005. The company clarified that it is also interested in releasing the original manga, but it is waiting to see how its Baki release does.