Keisuke Itagaki

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Keisuke Itagaki
Born (1957-04-04) April 4, 1957 (age 59)
Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan
Nationality Japanese
Occupation Manga artist
Known for Grappler Baki
Website Official website

Keisuke Itagaki (板垣恵介 Itagaki Keisuke?, born April 4, 1957) is a Japanese manga artist. He is best known for his martial arts series Grappler Baki (1991-1999), and its three sequels. In 1996, he began working on Garouden, an original work by Baku Yumemakura. He has also collaborated on the series Garouden Boy.

Prior to becoming a manga artist, he served 5 years in the 1st Airborne Brigade of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.[1] During his service he practiced amateur boxing, and has competed in the National Sports Festival. He also holds a degree in Shorinji Kempo, which he has practiced since he was a teenager.



  1. ^ "Baki's Itagaki to Draw New 1st Airborne Brigade Manga". Anime News Network. 2012-08-15. Archived from the original on 2013-06-15. Retrieved 2013-06-15.