Baki Celebrates 30th Anniversary by Crowdfunding Underground Fighting Arena

Fans of the long-running Baki series now have the opportunity to help make the anime and manga franchise a reality by contributing to the construction of a real-world, underground combat arena.

A life-long battleground will be part of a show to celebrate Keisuke Itagaki’s 30-year-old legend, Baki the Grappler. In the Baki manga series, unrestricted fighting tournaments are held in the secret basement of the real Tokyo Dome baseball stadium, so for good reason, the memorial series will be held at the same venue.

The exhibition is currently scheduled to run from March 5 to April 22, 2022, and the organizers of the event will be seeking donations to help fully support the entertainment of the arena of the series inside the Tokyo Dome. The mass sponsorship campaign will be held at the Campfire fundraiser and will run from October 8 to November 27. The campaign is asking for two million yen (about $ 20,000 USD) to build a stadium image.

In addition to the potential stage, the show will also feature a portrait equal to the life of the hero of the series, Baki Hanma, and the entertainment of the character’s home. Art will be on display from the first mother of 1991 and its next series.

The latest season of Baki anime adaptation recently appeared on Netflix under the title Baki Hanma. The new season is named after the Baki Hanma manga, which was the third series in Itagaki’s Baki the Grappler saga. The long-running manga is praised for Itagaki’s ingenuity and high performance and has garnered over 85 million copies distributed worldwide.

The new anime season was directed by Toshiki Hirano, who once directed the classic fantasy anime Magic Knight Rayearth and worked as an animator in a series of anime series and movies from 30 years ago, including Macross: Do You Remember Love? and Sonic X.

Itagaki is also known as the father of fellow lie writer Paru Itagaki, who has his most famous manga series, BEASTS. Like his father, the Paru Itagaki manga series was transformed into the Netflix original anime series, which has just released its second season and already has its third season in production.

After the BEASTARS ‘false completion, young Itagaki has released a new series, Sanda, which tells the story of a society in which the birth rate has dropped dramatically and the majority of humanity is now made up of adults.

 

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