BakéGyamon – Wikipedia

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Japanese media franchise

BakéGyamon (妖逆門, Bakegyamon) is a Japanese manga and anime series, with its concept created by Kazuhiro Fujita. The manga series, written and illustrated by Mitsuhisa Tamura, was published in Shogakukan’s Weekly Shōnen Sunday from March 2006 to April 2007, with its chapters collected in five tankōbon volumes. In North America, Viz Media published it in English in 2009.

The 51-episode anime television series directed by Hiroshi Negishi and produced by Radix Ace Entertainment was broadcast in Japan on TV Tokyo from April 2006 to March 2007. It was the last series to be produced by the company right before it was defunct.

Sanshiro Tamon’s chances of having an adventure are slim to none in his tiny island hometown, until the day a mysterious stranger named Fue invites him to play a game. 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.

Manga[edit]

BakéGyamon‘s concept was created by Kazuhiro Fujita and the manga was written and illustrated by Mitsuhisa Tamura. It was serialized in Shogakukan’s Weekly Shōnen Sunday from March 15, 2006 to April 4, 2007.[3][4] Shogakukan collected its chapters in five tankōbon volumes, released from June 16, 2006 to May 18, 2007.[5][6]

In North America, the manga was licensed by Viz Media in 2008, and published it as BakéGyamon: Backwards Game.[7] The five volumes were released from March 3 to December 1, 2009.[8][9]

Chuang Yi published the manga in English in Singapore.[10] In France Sakka published the manga.[11]

Volume list[edit]

No. Original release date Original ISBN English release date English ISBN
1 June 16, 2006[5] 978-4-09-120440-0 March 3, 2009[8] 978-1-4215-1793-3
2 September 15, 2006[12] 978-4-09-120627-5 May 5, 2009[13] 978-1-4215-1794-0
3 December 16, 2006[14] 978-4-09-120705-0 August 4, 2009[15] 978-1-4215-1795-7
4 February 16, 2007[16] 978-4-09-121018-0 October 6, 2009[17] 978-1-4215-1882-4
5 May 18, 2007[6] 978-4-09-121069-2 December 1, 2009[9] 978-1-4215-2171-8

Anime[edit]

A 51-episode anime television series directed by Hiroshi Negishi and produced by Radix Ace Entertainment was broadcast in Japan on TV Tokyo from April 3, 2006 to March 26, 2007.[18][19]

Video game[edit]

A Nintendo DS 3D fighting game was published by Takara Tomy on March 1, 2007 in Japan.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ “The Official Website for BakéGyamon”. Viz Media. Retrieved October 28, 2017.
  2. ^ 妖逆門(話). Sunday Web Every (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Archived from the original on January 1, 2019. Retrieved January 1, 2019.
  3. ^ 週刊少年サンデー 2006年 表示号数13. Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs. Archived from the original on November 10, 2020. Retrieved November 10, 2020.
  4. ^ 週刊少年サンデー 2007年 表示号数16. Media Arts Database (in Japanese). Agency for Cultural Affairs. Archived from the original on November 10, 2020. Retrieved November 10, 2020.
  5. ^ a b 妖逆門 / 1 (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Archived from the original on June 26, 2015. Retrieved November 11, 2020.
  6. ^ a b 妖逆門 / 5 (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Archived from the original on June 26, 2015. Retrieved November 11, 2020.
  7. ^ Loo, Egan (July 25, 2008). “Viz Media Picks Up Miwa’s Dogs, Mase’s Ikigami Manga”. Anime News Network. Retrieved November 10, 2020.
  8. ^ a b “BakéGyamon, Vol. 1”. Viz Media. Retrieved November 11, 2020.
  9. ^ a b “BakéGyamon, Vol. 5”. Viz Media. Retrieved November 11, 2020.
  10. ^ National Library Board, Singapore. “Bakegyamon. 2 / story & art by Tamura Mitsuhisa ; original concept, Fujita Kazuhiro”. nlb.gov.sg. Retrieved April 12, 2015.
  11. ^ “Sakka official page”. Sakka. Archived from the original on July 21, 2011. Retrieved January 3, 2009.
  12. ^ 妖逆門 / 2 (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Archived from the original on June 26, 2015. Retrieved November 11, 2020.
  13. ^ “BakéGyamon, Vol. 2”. Viz Media. Retrieved November 11, 2020.
  14. ^ 妖逆門 / 3 (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Archived from the original on June 26, 2015. Retrieved November 11, 2020.
  15. ^ “BakéGyamon, Vol. 3”. Viz Media. Retrieved November 11, 2020.
  16. ^ 妖逆門 / 4 (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Archived from the original on June 26, 2015. Retrieved November 11, 2020.
  17. ^ “BakéGyamon, Vol. 4”. Viz Media. Retrieved November 11, 2020.
  18. ^ 妖逆門 – 第1話~第13話 (in Japanese). TV Tokyo. Archived from the original on May 20, 2009. Retrieved November 10, 2020.
  19. ^ 第40話~最終話 (in Japanese). TV Tokyo. Archived from the original on May 20, 2009. Retrieved November 10, 2020.
  20. ^ 妖逆門 アヤカシ・ファイティング (in Japanese). Nintendo. Retrieved January 5, 2019.

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