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Cover of the fifth manga volume
Genre Adventure, family[1]
Written by Mitsuhisa Tamura
Published by Shogakukan
English publisher
Demographic Shōnen
Magazine Weekly Shōnen Sunday
Original run April 3, 2006March 26, 2007
Volumes 5
Anime television series
Directed by Hiroshi Negishi
Studio RADIX
Original network TV Tokyo
Original run April 3, 2006 March 26, 2007
Episodes 51
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BakéGyamon (妖逆門) is an anime and manga series. Kazuhiro Fujita created the original concept. Mitsuhisa Tamura created the story and art of the manga. The series ran in Shōnen Sunday from 2006 vol. 13 through 2007 vol. 16 and was collected in five volumes.

VIZ Media published it in English in the United States as BakéGyamon: Backwards Game.[2] Chuang Yi published the manga in English in Singapore as Bakegyamon.[3] In France Sakka published the manga.[4] The anime aired on TV Tokyo. It also aired on Cartoon Network in Taiwan and on Hero in the Philippines.

The series stars Sanshiro Tamon (多聞 三志郎, Tamon Sanshirō), a boy in Gyakunippon. And a man named Fue (不壊) invites Sanshiro to play the Bakegyamon game.

Sanshiro's chances of having an adventure are slim to none in his tiny island hometown, until the day a mysterious stranger invites him to play a game... Without warning, Sanshiro is taken to a backwards universe to play BakéGyamon—a game pitting monsters against monsters. Along the way he meets other players who have a particular reason for being there—to obtain the wish that is granted to the winner. But how far can Sanshiro get when the monsters he's been paired with are a bunch of little mud balls?

The series concept was created by Kazuhiro Fujita, and contains a number of monsters from his popular manga series Ushio and Tora.


  1. ^ "The Official Website for BakéGyamon". Viz Media. Retrieved October 28, 2017.
  2. ^ "BakéGyamon." VIZ Media. Retrieved on November 2, 2009.
  3. ^ National Library Board, Singapore. "Bakegyamon. 2 / story & art by Tamura Mitsuhisa ; original concept, Fujita Kazuhiro". Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Sakka official page". Sakka. Retrieved 3 January 2009.

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