Rambo 5: Baki Creator Keisuke Itagaki Draws Illustration to Promo Film Release Japan.

Baki The Grappler manga creator Keisuke Itagaki drew an illustration for Rambo: Last Blood. The illustration is a promo for the release of the film in Japanese theatre. Itagaki’s illustration will be displayed at theaters in Japan from June 12.Rambo: Last Blood will open in Japan on June 26.

Itagaki also commented: “Fury and revenge: as long as it has these two things, then Rambo can continue indefinitely. I mean, he doesn’t die this time either!”

Keisuke Itagaki drew an illustration for Rambo: Last Blood.
Keisuke Itagaki drew an illustration for Rambo: Last Blood.

John Rambo was created by David Morrell’s in 1972 for his novel titled First Blood. The book was adapted into the big screen in 1982’s Rambo: First Blood. Comic Natalie also released the Japanesse trailer for the movie

Rambo: Last Blood stars Sylvester Stallone, Paz Vega, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Adrianna Barraza, Yvette Monreal, Genie Kim aka Yenah Han, Joaquin Cosio, and Oscar Jaenada. The film — In theaters September 20, 2019.

Almost four decades after he drew first blood, Rambo must confront his past and unearth his ruthless combat skills to exact revenge in a final mission. A deadly journey of vengeance.

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Keisuke Itagaki‘s Baki the Grappler was originally serialized in Weekly Shōnen Champion from 1991 to 1999. The manga series received three sequels; Baki (New Grappler Baki: In Search of Our Strongest Hero) ran from 1999 to 2005, Baki Hanma ( Baki: Son of Ogre) from 2005 to 2012 , and Baki-Dou from 2014 to 2018. A new Baki Dou is currently being serialized in Weekly Shōnen Champion. The series was launched on October 4, 2018.

Baki inspired a 45-minute OVA released in 1994. The manga first television anime series aired between January 8 and June 25, 2001. The second series from July 22 to December 24, 2001. Netflix’s Baki Original net animation (ONA) first season of was released between June to December 2018. The series’s second cour aired in March 2019. Netflix announced on March 19, 2019, that their ONA was renewed for a second season. The streaming service announced on March 5, 2020, that the main staff TMS Entertainment would be returning to produce the second season with the addition of a new character designer and art director. The second season titled Baki: The Great Raitai Tournament Saga was released exclusively on Netflix on June 4, 2020. Its opening theme song is performed by Granrodeo and its ending theme is performed by Ena Fujita.

The protagonist, Baki Hanma, trains with an intense focus to become strong enough to surpass his father, Yujiro Hanma, the strongest fighter in the world. Five of the world’s most violent and brutal death row inmates are gathering to face Baki. Their objective is to taste defeat — their unmatched strength and skill have led them to grow bored of life itself, and they now seek out Baki in the hopes that he can overwhelm and utterly crush them. In this crisis, other underground martial art warriors gather to fight by Baki’s side: Kaoru Hanayama, Gouki Shibukawa, Retsu Kaioh, and Doppo Orochi. An epic showdown between violent death row inmates and Baki and his friends begins!

Baki voice includes cast: Nobunaga Shimazaki, Takayuki Sugo, Bin Shimada, Rikiya Koyama, Takuya Eguchi, Banjo Ginga, Takehito Koyasu, Kenjiro Tsuda, Chafurin, Issei Futamata, Mugihito, Yoshihisa Kawahara, Sora Amamiya, and Toru Furuya. Chafurin, Takehito Koyasu, Banjou Ginga, Kenjiro Tsuda, and Issei Futamata will return in Baki season 2 as the death row convicts Speck, Hector Doyle, Dorian, Sikorsky, and Ryūkō Yanagi, respectively. The 2nd season new character includes Kenichi Ogata as Kaku Kaiō, Yoshiyuki Kouno as Son Kaiō, Yasuhiko Kawazu as Yō Kaiō, Daichi Endō as Mon Kaiō, Ryuuzo Hasuike as Jo Kaiō, Hiroaki Ishikawa as Mō Kaiō,Takanori Hoshino as Samwan Kaiō, Tomoaki Ikeda as Ri Kaiō, Satoshi Taki as Han Kaiō, Yutaka Aoyama as Juku Kaiō, Hideaki Tezuka as Shobun Ron, and Hiroki Yasumoto as Shunsei Kaku,