Keisuke Itagaki

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Keisuke Itagaki
Born (1957-04-04) April 4, 1957 (age 60)
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, which have sold over 60 million volumes.[1] 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.[2] 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


  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ "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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