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This upload contains scans of the official Raijin Comics’ release of Baki from the early 2000’s.

For those unaware, in the early 2000’s, before Viz released their shonen jump magazine in North America, there was another manga magazine publishing manga in North America called Raijin Comics. Raijin was a magazine published by Gutsoon! Entertainment and published series such as City Hunter, Fist of the Blue Sky, Baki, and Slam Dunk, among others. This publisher was originally spun off from the Japanese publisher coamix which itself was formed by the old school shonen jump legends tetsuo hara (fist of the north star) and tsukasa hojo (city hunter).

Raijin Comics ran for 47 issues before becoming defunct. We are trying to scan and preserve as much of Raijin/Gutsoon’s manga releases in North America as we can. 

Originally Scanned by While Fang Project, Magazine Covers Scanned by Raijin Comics Preservation Squad

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“To be the strongest in the world!” That is Baki Hanma’s dream. The mysterious, young, martial artist aspires to follow in his sinister father’s footsteps as the world’s strongest creature. But to what lengths will Baki go? We follow the young grappler as he matures in a world full of some of the strongest fighters and how he overcomes all obstacles in order to face his father one day in the fighting ring. From the jungles to and underground martial arts tournament, Baki is put to the test from fighters all over the world. This brutal, yet a masterpiece of gritty martial arts features detailed and action-packed artwork by Keisuke Itagaki and continues to build a fan base seeking incredible martial arts manga.