April 4, 1957 |
Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan
|Known for||Grappler Baki|
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, which have sold over 60 million volumes. 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. 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.
- Grappler Baki (グラップラー刃牙 Gurappurā Baki, 1991–1999)
- Baki (バキ, 1999–2005)
- Baki Hanma (範馬刃牙 Hanma Baki, 2005–2012)
- Baki-Dou (刃牙道 Baki Dō, 2014–present)
- Garouden (餓狼伝), illustrations
- Tekken 5 (鉄拳5), Bruce Irvin's extra costume design
- グラップラー刃牙 ： 最新作「刃牙道」のコミックスが毎巻もらえる 「永年読書権」をプレゼント. Mainichi Shimbun Digital (in Japanese). 2014-05-13. Retrieved 2016-09-24.
- "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.
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